Monday, 16 February 2015

Days Past

A little look back over the past week.
Tuesday was Umbrella Day.

I made Nutella milkshakes topped off with little cocktail umbrellas. The milkshakes were disliked unanimously. Oh well, we gave it a go!

S was very excited about Wednesday as it was dress up day at school. I had offered to sew more beads onto the top but she said she was happy with it just the way it was and as it was her costume that was fair enough. I had sewn the skirt of the kaftan to the bottom of the top and to hide the haphazard join we added a belt from a skirt which was in the pile for recycling.
When I went to collect S from school later on that day I noticed a lot of the children hadn't actually dressed up so although it was a challenge to come up with something I'm glad we made the effort and S was pleased with the cobbled together result.

We had no firm plans for the weekend but seeing as it was Valentines Day on Saturday there were a couple of things I had planned but they didn't actually happen in the end.
I felt dreadful all day at work on Friday from a bout of IBS and couldn't wait to get home and sit quietly with a hot water bottle. Unfortunately this feeling lingered on into Saturday and Sunday too.
S and G enjoyed a breakfast of heart shaped crumpets 

and when I did feel like getting dressed I wore a recent purchase from New Look.  95% of my wardrobe consists of buys from charity shops, car boots and jumbles but when I was in town recently I spied this t-shirt and as I had £3.00 of high street vouchers in my purse I put them towards it and it became mine.


Before I go I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post about T and his website. T was bowled over by the response, thank you all for your support.


  1. Good week! I'm sorry the ibs stopped you doing everything you wanted to. And doesn't S look lovely in her dress up? Well worth the effort!

  2. Sorry to hear you've been feeling unwell, Valentine's weekend of all weekends. Yum, crumpets, my favourites, mine would have been slathered in butter though. S's costume looks fab, and well done to you both for making an effort, what a shame not everyone joined in. Love your new t-shirt.

  3. S looks very happy in her costume. Sorry to hear you've been feeling rough, I hope you're feeling better soon. x

  4. I think today should be umbrella day as it hasn't stopped raining! I like the heart shaped crumpets. I bought heart shaped cookie cutters and didn't do a thing with them! x

    I love it!!! Your t-shirt is great too!
    I am so sorry you were feeling unwell. I used to live with someone with IBS so I know about the agony!
    S's costume is really lovely, she looks very pretty- what was the theme?x

  6. OH my gosh...look at how much they have grown up....I'm just catching up with you blog is updated.....hope you have time to pop

  7. ooh S has changed since the last photo ... she looks lovely for dress up day.
    Sorry you felt poorly - I struggle with tummy problems too. Lovely T shirt to cheer you up. xx