Saturday, 16 February 2013

Over This Past Week


We are starting with last Sunday, apparently it was Umbrella day as well as Chinese New Year. The rubbish weather put paid to our plans of going into town to watch the Chinese celebrations but as it was pouring down S was able, quite fittingly, to make good use of my dotty brolly.
At home we put up our Chinese lanterns but we had to delay our planned Chinese meal that evening as G came home early because he had been ill at work.



So it was Monday night before we tucked into prawn crackers, rice and a small selection of Chinese chicken dishes, but it was enjoyed and worth the wait.
With G ok again it was T's turn to be poorly. He has been off school all week after being sent home mid morning on Tuesday. Whatever cold bug he has it has really knocked the stuffing out of him. We knew he must have been really suffering when he turned down pancakes on Tuesday as the three of us made busy with the sugar, syrup and lemon juice. Thankfully he is much better now, he really needed a lot of rest.



My achievement for the week is completing this scenes of London jigsaw which my sister gave me as part of my Christmas present.



On Thursday S's year could go into school dressed as a character from Charlotte's Web. S chose Wilbur the pig because it meant she could dress all in pink! We already had the mask and trousers and so all I needed to do was buy a plain pink top and then I attached a small length of pink felt to the back of her trousers with a couple of stitches so she had a tail!



Of course Thursday was also



and I wore the other gorgeous heart patterned piece of clothing my sister had given to me for Christmas.




Down came the Chinese lanterns and instead I hung up a heart garland and some heart shaped balloons. I tied one of the balloons onto the dragonfly knocker on our front door but when I went and collected S from school it had disappeared. I'm not sure if bobbing around in the wind had somehow loosened it so it flew away or if someone had seen it and decided it would be suitable for their Valentine. Either way I hope it made someone happy!



When G and I had our day out in Basingstoke a couple of weeks back I bought these ginger biscuits for us all to have as a little Valentine's treat. Beautifully thin and crisp they fit the bill perfectly.



16 comments:

June said...

Love the balloon! Hope that everyone is now OK! I have a cold bug thing going on - not nice. Enjoy the rest of half term!
June

lazylol said...

It's sounds like you had a very eventful week. Love your cardigan x

Diane said...

I'm feeling the love in the Jumble & Jelly household. Another lovely week - apart from the germs! xxxxxx

BadPenny said...

I love how you celebrate calendar events in such a simple but fun way -
shame G not well for the Chinese meal.

elsy said...

sadly valentines day and pancake day passed us by....we must be getting old! s looks adorable under that brolly doesnt she? x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

There's so much loveliness here, Lisa. I love S in her piggie outfit and you in that lush cardie. Those biccies look yummy too. I think I'd be tempted to keep those Chinese lanterns up. Xx

Angel Jem said...

Hope the germs have left now..... We had a lovely Valentine's Day with roast pork but I think those ginger biscuits just take the, er, biscuit...? (sorry!)

My Norfolk Life said...

I love S's costume! Your Valentines decorations are lovely.
Claire

mrsmsmeanderings said...

So sorry to hear T has been poorly, glad he's on the mend. Hurry up spring, that's what I say, the sooner all these winter germs are sent on their way, the better!

Jay said...

I love your red cardi & S's outfit - you can never wear too much pink!

Jo said...

Hope your place is a germ free zone now and that everyone is fighting fit. Poor T missing out on pancakes, I hope he's made up for it this weekend. Love S's Wilbur outfit, especially the curly tail.

topchelseagirl said...

Your sister gave you some great presents. Love the cute little tail!

Gillian said...

I love that you had a perfect heart-detailed cardigan to wear on Valentine's day!

Gillian x

ps. Yes, we did find time to pop into CK in Gunwharf. :-)

ALoadofOldTat said...

Gorgeous cardigan, what a clever sister you have.

bellaboo said...

Sorry to hear you've had the lurgy in the J and J house.
Love that spotty umbrella!

Simone said...

I love the piggy tail! Hope you are all in fine form now! x