Thursday, 23 April 2015
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
It's been another busy week, which has been hindered slightly by some particularly poor behaviour from my daughter. We are trying to work out what an earth to do with her. Everything which worked for my son doesn't work at all with her and we are becoming rather stumped! That aside, we've had a good week. This weekend saw us finally burying Grandma's ashes in the local church. I felt sad taking the box down to the church because she had been perched on a shelf in the kitchen since September and it felt right having the box there. However, she is in a gorgeous spot, and it gives us somewhere to go and think about her. Our friends came up on Saturday afternoon and we went on a gorgeous sunny walk with the children. It was nowhere near as long as the seven miles we did the other week, probably more like three, but it kept us entertained for a few hours! We also found out that my daughter will be going to the same school as my son. We weren't shocked by this. It's a small village school and the most that will be in her year is ten. It feels so nice to know she will be there too though. Now it's about making the most of the time we have together before she starts school in September!
The other day I thought I had cracked it. My son picked up a spider outside. I was so proud of him. So proud of me. So proud that I had hidden my spider fear so very well for the past six years. Okay, so there may have been a few blips, one of which I wrote about previously, but largely I had done it. I had succeeded it not passing on my fear. My pride lasted until the spider ran up his arm and under his sleeve.
"Mummy, can you get the spider out please" he asked, sounding a little apprehensive.
"Um, no, I'm sorry, I can't." I gingerly replied.
"Mummy please. I don't know where the spider went and I don't like it". He was starting to panic.
"Well, um, you just take off your jumper and shake it" I said, backing away from the scared looking child.
"Help me mummy"
Monday, 20 April 2015
The other week my children and I attended an event organised by Appliances Online and Hotpoint. My children and I set off to Halifax on a spectacularly sunny day all prepared to have fun and learn about how allergies can be impacted on by things around the home. I have one child with ezcema and one with asthma, so I was interested to know how to minimise the impact on them. We were also excited because after the event, Appliances Online had treated us to tickets to Eureka, which is a fantastic interactive museum for children (and big kids too).
Thursday, 16 April 2015
The day the children broke up for their Easter holidays, I had spent the day preparing for the many guests who were coming to stay over the next few days. I am sure that most of you know already that I run a Bed & Breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales. It had been a tough day. The children came home and pretended to be guests. They asked for a cup of tea and then proceeded to get me to wait on them hand and foot throughout the early evening. The only reason they stopped pretending to be guests, was when I said "shall we make a rainbow cake?".
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
I think I may have spoken too soon about my children getting on during the Easter holidays! Luckily they didn't fall out until the final weekend of the holidays, and by then I had backup in the form of my husband! We have had a good week though, followed by a nice(ish) weekend away (for more see my Ocean Edge Park Resort review video on YouTube). It's been another full week though, albeit with fewer guests at the B&B, so we could chill out a bit.
Here is what has made me happy this week...
We have been trying out Fruit Heroes, a new lunchbox snack. They have no preservative or added sugar, are high in fibre and one bar counts as one of your five a day. My son no longer has a lunchbox at school, due to free school dinners, but my daughter takes a packed lunch to nursery on the days she is there.