tea room 36 - Teh Alpine Chalet

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UniS Tue 07-Jan-14 23:15:53

Welcome to the Tea rooms newest incarnation. A cozy log cabin with a roaring log fire, comfy chintz sofas and a dedicated man about the house, our Butler, Mellors. Out of the windows you can see sparkling white snow gently drifted up under the green Christmas trees and bright blue skies. Children can all be packed off to play healthy outdoor stuff while we stay snug n warm in here with our mulled wine, tea,artisan hot chocolate and other beverages served in mugs, glasses or buckets.

The usual rules apply - no fisticuffs. And no messing with the aspidistra.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Tue 07-Jan-14 23:44:17

This is lovely, UniS.

::chucks another log on the fire::

beanandspud Wed 08-Jan-14 01:50:10

Very lovely!

<<snuggles under a blanket and watches the world go by>>

Scout19075 Wed 08-Jan-14 03:50:17

Is there someone to take SB before I lose my marbles? He's had me awake for over two hours for no good reason and I'm grumpy.

mistlethrush Wed 08-Jan-14 06:07:59

Nice tearoom Unis!

I feel your pain Scout - DH woke me up on Sunday night at about 3 ish... he got up at about 3.30 and then went back to bed in the spare room. At 5am I got up because I could hear the radio from DS's room and DH's audio thing from the spare room - both very quietly, but just enough to stop me getting back to sleep. This morning I woke up early thinking about what I need to do before leaving for a Hearing for work today... not the ideal start!

Scout19075 Wed 08-Jan-14 08:16:10

He was awake for over four hours in the end and it took me another 30/45 minutes to get back to sleep for about, if I'm lucky, two more hours of sleep. I have a massive headache now....

UniS Wed 08-Jan-14 20:17:07

Send small boy ovr scout. I'll take him for a long bike ride to wear him out.

WooooHOOOO, I passed my Cycle coaching qualification. I am now a Level two cycle coach- hurrah. SO I can stop using the phrase " trainee coach " when I write letters for parents of kids doing bike club .

mistlethrush Wed 08-Jan-14 20:48:46

Congratulations Unis!

Scout - I hope he has a better night tonight.

MC still had his light on at 8.05 - having gone to bed early as he was tired. [facepalm]

Donki Thu 09-Jan-14 22:42:59

<<Door opens and a long grey nose pokes in, followed by some long ears>>
<<Retreats briefly - and returns dragging a large hay bale>>
<<Fluffs up hay in the corner and lies down>>

Excellent work UniS. The Tea Room now has a resident cycling coach.

I hope that SB is sleeping soundly tonight Scout!

I should be in bed (I am exhausted after 4 days of unnacustomed brain exercise!) but I want to be awake if there is any chance of seeing the Aurora! Although the initial impact of the CME was much weaker than expected.

Donki Thu 09-Jan-14 22:43:25

<<Gets up and polishes the Aspidistra>>

mistlethrush Fri 10-Jan-14 08:47:19

Donki - how was the course apart from trying to fit a quart into a pint pot? I hope the start to term has gone as smoothly as is possible.

Donki Fri 10-Jan-14 17:31:55

Just on the way home, now. Course was very good, especially the lecture on Cognitive Control and language development. I had a really interesting chat with the researcher afterwards, too.

Donki Sun 12-Jan-14 17:13:46

<<Stamps hooves outside the door to get rid of snow>>
<<Comes in and looks round>>

Blimey - it's quiet in here!

<<Puts delicious warming soup out and a buffet tea>>

<<Looks suspiciously at the Aspidistra to make sure that JM hasn't nobbled it>>

<<Curls up on the sofa in front of the fire, accompanied by loud twangs as the it really isn't up to the weight of an equid!>>

beanandspud Sun 12-Jan-14 19:53:49

Shufty up Donki!

<<pours wine and snuggles up on the sofa next to Donki>>

I'm trying to finish assignments but I need a break. Mr Bean has been fab today entertaining Small Bean but I'm ready to relax for an hour.

Donki Sun 12-Jan-14 19:57:49

Hi Bean!

Someone else with assignments grin

I hope they are behaving!

Donki Sun 12-Jan-14 19:59:49

Just been watching The Hogfather with the YD.
He wants to watch Wee Free Men next. Such a pity it doesn't exist...

mistlethrush Mon 13-Jan-14 14:26:37

MC likes the hogfather. Have you come across the radio series with them? We've been listening to them for a couple of years (on and off of course) and MC enjoys them - Guards, Guards!, Mort, Wyrd Sisters. There's also an animated version of Wyrd Sisters.

Donki Mon 13-Jan-14 15:17:15

Interesting MT
I will keep my eye out for the radio series. The YD likes listening to stories on CD.

UniS Mon 13-Jan-14 17:36:46

boy and I have listened to wee free men on CD. boy loves it. now having hat full of sky as bed time story.
unis finds a corner of the sofa and wriggles in. my feet ache.
had a ski lesson this morn, worked v hard on technique for 3 hours! then took the boy out on the slopes for another few hours after lunch. he has got quicker than last year.but we had a route finding cock up on way back to chalet. ended up walking quite a way in ski boots.
fingers x ed for snow in the alps tonight.

How lovely that you are all still here! Have been out looking after Aged Parent and had no time for anything. Particular low point tonight, so no motivation to do all the things I should be doing and loitering in the chalet ....
... Wriggle is sitting next to me pretending she has no belly button. Not sure why.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Mon 13-Jan-14 19:54:09

Hello everyone!

::pours wine for anyone in need::

Donki Mon 13-Jan-14 20:00:14

《Waves from haypile》
I am playing on my phone supervising the YD's wash-and-teethbrushing before bed.

The YD had his first riding lesson today (well,apart from pony trekking preparation in the summer). He seemed to enjoy it - although it is a bit of a challenge logistically.

Expensive too - but quite frankly anything active that he will have a go at (and isn't Minecraft) is worth a go!

mistlethrush Mon 13-Jan-14 20:11:11

I've decided its too expensive for me - unless I can find someone that would like their pony out every now and then in exchange for some holiday looking after and shoeing money... Pity as MC had a natural seat when he has ridden on short pony rides - even down to the heels down.

MIstlehound is back to normal exercise wise again. She had a wonderful run yesterday.

LBD lovely to see you - sorry to hear you've been busy with aged parent troubles.

Remind me what kind of hound is Mistlehound ....
Ironically, living here so rurally, we have two friends with ponies who keep offering riding, but no time with various responsibilities ....

mistlethrush Mon 13-Jan-14 21:12:11

She's a lurcher - we've had her for just over a year now. CMot's also adopted a lurcher too!

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