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liveinazoo Fri 03-Jan-14 09:22:37


shakes last of sweeties in the tin and hopes for company!

<<any newbies out there wanting to join us chit chat,declutter and encourages <slightly > less slothernlyness,come in too!grin

AdoraBell Thu 03-Apr-14 23:44:06

Zoo how are you doing, is your back any better?

Not much going at Casa Adora, just ticking over really. DDs are currently taking over the kitchen which means I can't get dinner ready. They literally have things everywhere making bread, fruit puree, muffins etc for a school project. I can't cope with it this evening so have retreated to the 'puter.

AdoraBell Tue 01-Apr-14 14:44:13

Glad you had a nice day with DD1 Zoo, hope Mother's day was equally as good.

DDs were making mágica spells last night for school, classmate's over To work together and they were picked up after 9, then we ate as I was busy earlier with "Mummy can you do this for me" type things. Which all means that the kitchen looks like it has exploded this morning. I will Go and tackle it, after a second coffee. Had breakfast after school run and am now having trouble getting motivated.

liveinazoo Sat 29-Mar-14 18:29:44

Thanks lovely.have a good weekend!

Dd1 came today to visit as mothers day tomorrow and she will beat mme a cute whicker pot with some lavender seeds in it

My house has gone to pot also.D's has point blank refuse to help but dd2 and in particular little zoo have try to help pick up behind themselves and D's

While dd1 was here she help dd2 build a cardboard pyramid yo use as a volcano for a project and first time ever they left not a scrap of mess!!!!!!

AdoraBell Fri 28-Mar-14 16:37:07

Oh Zoo, is there anything you can do or take for it? Do you know what causes it, is there something going on with a joint, or trapped nerve?

I've always suffered with back problems but with me is all stress related. Stress makes me tense in general and then the muscles Go into spasm. Doing pilates has taught me How To stretc properly and it's like a miracle cure. I wouldn't recommend it over the tinterweb unless you know How To do it, iyswim. might be worth talking To your GP though.

My knee is getting better, Thank you. House has gone To pot because I've been stuck To the sofá resting it, but it's workinggrin. Had ibuprofen for 3 days, that gave me stomach trouble but even that is easing off now that I've Stopped. It's hardly swollen and was positivley skinny when I woke up Today. Now I just have the pain in the joint from the impact but it's fully mobile so I'm not worried.

DD1 put a wash on before school, I really should put it on the line nowblush

After pick up today I will be home úntil Sunday afternoon at the earliest, DDs have friends staying tonight, a friend is coming back tomoz to do home work and if my knee is up To it we'll Go into town on Sunday To change some shoes of DD2's

Hope you feel better very soon.

liveinazoo Fri 28-Mar-14 14:14:13

Hope your knees better adora....I've hurt my back!

Do got the car back yesterday,complete with 150 poundexcess bill,that ewe should get back eventually....

I had spasms in back Tues and worsened with stiffnesswed.yesterday had a nice shuffle hunch look tome,today iI'm seized up totally and have little ones at home.dd2 age 9 wanted to brave go it alone.she isn't great with roads but I shuffle to top street and watch cross one of the 3 busy ones,next one had a zebra crossing and the final one is on the schools road so re!Ind her to cross wrn another adult does.fretting how she did,tho school would ring if didn't get there ask where was.I'm shuffling to top road at pik up to watch her back across last main road,good job the wkend tomorrow!

AdoraBell Mon 24-Mar-14 17:29:37

Yes, sorry, standard flapjack procedure smile

Glad you've had a relaxing day. Hope the car is fixed soon and the other driver pays the Bill.

Haven't done very much Today as I've done my knee in falling down the stairs Pre school runhmm It's not a major injuria, just needs resting and ibuprofen.

I'll do dinner and lunch for Tomorrow after I collect DDs then Go back To the sofá. No TV thosad, it's upstairs.

liveinazoo Mon 24-Mar-14 17:07:57

That don't sound fun adora......

Is the recipe the usual melt butter,sugar n syrup?
Twas a mad weekend at chez zoo.front room I'd nearly toy free at night!who hoo!!!!!

Do is off for 4 we have played scrabble and donecrosswords,all vvery relaxed!ha ha

He has a contact lenses test tomorrow and we have to walk into town for that as his car wile parked in a cup de sac by removal van and I'd inshop be fixed at mno.......

AdoraBell Mon 24-Mar-14 01:10:33

Hope you've had a good weekend and all is Well.

I'll be making Apple flapjacks Tomorrow, Monday, as DD2 has run out, ha ha.

Right now I'm keeping my eye lids open with match sticks waiting for ham To defrost To make a sandwich for school Tomorrow before I can collapse into Bed. I'm on school run for a while so need everything prepped the night before. Trafico is horrendos in the mornings now.

<leaves out fresh coffee and pastries>

AdoraBell Fri 21-Mar-14 12:54:10


I did these without the coconut just because I didn't have any.

25g butter or marg
2 tbsp golden syrup, I used honey
50g brown sugar
2 ripe bananas
150g porridge oats
1 tsp cinnamon
50g desiccated coconut
3 tsp mixed seed, Penny suggests sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, linseed
50g sulatanas
75 chopped nuts of choice

bake 25 to 30 mins at 170C

should store for a week in an air tight container, I froze them and they came out really well.

AdoraBell Fri 21-Mar-14 02:22:15

Will try Tomorrow.

Had a lazy day in anticipación of 3 weeks of Senorita Stropy while DH is away. Even had a bubble bathgrin

Glad you are making progress towards some grown up space.

liveinazoo Thu 20-Mar-14 14:26:03

I spent yesterday tackling the avalanche when you open the door,aka cupboard under the stairs!
It has now been restored to a useful and organised space for mainly toys

Today I've been organising what from the toy mass that occupys front room can now be stored under stairs so I am chinking away at things and there are the beginnings of sign of a grown up space not a cluttered nursery/kids club!

Adora.I can't access the banana breakfast bars,that page isn't recognised,tho I can access some of the other recipes.yum yum.could you loss pop it on here if you get a month.x

liveinazoo Tue 18-Mar-14 17:02:58

Little zoo was up at. 5 so we made a cake for a friend who came to see me today.we played scrabble during my tranquility time!glad yours are back out from undafoot!

We have teacher strike next wednesday

AdoraBell Tue 18-Mar-14 13:01:00

That's some mamoth sorting out Zoo.

My DDs are back in school Today and so far I'm enjoying the tranquilitygrin. I'm sure I'll Get some things done Today.

DW is about To finísh, wasn't full last night so I put the brekkies things in
DDs have been Sent off with adequate food, they now have lunch at 2pm
Yesterday's laundry is piled up in the kitchen for sorting/putting away
Dustbin is out for emptying

liveinazoo Mon 17-Mar-14 19:04:55

The raisins were super wrinkly!haha
Today I've been attempting to sort the plsymobil....I spent 5hr and have sorted the horse farm,and mini stable.the dolls house and the advent calendar sets and the playground.I still have the pirate island and 2extra sets that go withit.a wildlife safari station and hospial,which is little zoos giraffe fetish sets!!and horse cleaning station and jumping arena..........

Will have a peek at the recipe.thanks for that!

AdoraBell Sun 16-Mar-14 20:55:59

Just a quickie, coffee's getting cold.

Flapjacks are from a blog, Penny's Recipes.

For the Apple versión we grated Two apples.

I'll let you Get back To your raisins, Oops, I meant DDsgrin

liveinazoo Sun 16-Mar-14 16:49:00

Leaping not necessary adora,slow and steady my dear.we are babysteppers after all!
So Friday dd2wa underfoot with a flu style thing,headache and limbs too fever.she is not a gd patient.far too winey!
Thankfully better today,though now D's its complaining his cold and cough are making his chest hurt.honest
Y,I fed them well and they getlenty of kip yet they keep dropping!
On flying front I've almost regained control of the laundry.who hoo!
its been glorious sunshine her so we have been out for a walk this p.m,D's has been bathed and hair washed,girls in tub as I type!
flapjacks sound scrummy adora.wanna share recipe with us?

I really must go and remove girls beforethey rremain wrinkly prunes indefinitely!!!!!!!!

AdoraBell Thu 13-Mar-14 19:44:19

Oh Zoo I really hope that cream works, sounds terriblesad

All is Well at Casa Adora, DDs are off school all week Due To a problem at school. It's closed úntil the Health Dept work out what's made 170 odd students and Teachers sick. Luckily my Two are okay.

I'm about To Go and russel up some flapjacks, banana for DH and Apple too because DD2 doesn't like the banana ones. Any minute now. I shall leap into action. Honest.

liveinazoo Thu 13-Mar-14 17:22:03

Hi guys!stupid laptop is as slow ASA wonky donkey and won't let me defragmented it but still having a wobble,so I'vejust worked out how to find you on dd2 hudl

Casa zoo is the usual chaos..iis missed you guys and the motivation to stick to s routine so we have a slight bearpit situation!

Little zoo ha been very poorly recently-turns out she has a type of eczema on I her nether regions and has been avoiding going to the loo coz it very sore and skin weeps and tears poor lamb has had antibiotics and a couple dif creams as we try to firefight it.wasn't able to sit or stand let alonego school-hoping tis ccream got yyesterday gonna b the answer-anti fungal and bacterial as well as sterile.finger x!

Bin trying to get back in the swing,hoping Simone still about with pointy sticks!

Sorry for any typos-techno dino on a tablet is hard work Kent even find how to bold type names or do icons!

Bessie,I've been stalking g your blog-some great recipes lovely!

Adora-i love flip flops but am a clumsy bugger in. Them!hope your back is on the mend!

AdoraBell Sun 09-Mar-14 04:18:41

shock what was that noise? Oh, it's you Bessie, Hello.

bessie26 Fri 07-Mar-14 13:23:30


Thought i'd just pop my head round the door to say "hello" and see how you are all doing & now adora has reminded me I need to mop the kitchen floor (while wearing appropriate footwear wink)

AdoraBell Wed 05-Mar-14 15:15:19

So How is March treating everyone then?

DDs back at school Today.

Fresh invasión of ants, on going sagahmm, so after school run and coffee with DH I moped and sprayed the kitchen floor. WM is finíshed and DW needs emptying from last night but I've hurt my back, seriously what kind of a nit wit wears flip flops To mop a tiled floor? Doesn't everyone know it'll be sliperry? Apparently notblush.

So both labour saving devices will wait úntil I've loosened up and stretched.

Hope everyone else is okay.

AdoraBell Wed 26-Feb-14 15:29:47

I saw you Zoo, you can't get past me that easilygrin

How's everything at casa Zoo then?

I should be doing a freezer itinerary, but it would appear that I'm drinking coffee and MNing instead. Towels are on the line, everyone is fed and watered but I don't have a handle on lunch yet.

DD1 is full of cold, DD2 and I are at the tail end of it.

liveinazoo Wed 26-Feb-14 14:58:50


AdoraBell Sat 22-Feb-14 02:00:18

Well donegrin

Scout19075 Fri 21-Feb-14 16:14:43

I should have, Adora. We spent most of the day out in it!

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