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EustaciaVye Thu 09-Jul-09 09:39:17

Kellys Mission


EustaciaVye Thu 09-Jul-09 09:40:32

Hellooooo everyone. I'm back grin

How come no-one has started a thread today? All busy with RL?

I'm at home all morning. Have cleared out my car shock and plan to delve into the garage in a bit.

swanriver Thu 09-Jul-09 10:26:21

Hello, Eustacia, I see you have decided not to be a tragic heroine anymore smile

Bad night again with vomiting child.
However, kind friend babysat this morning so that I could go to Ds1 Choir and Recorder Music Assembly for 30 mins. It was so beautiful I cried, and luckily did not involve violins.
Simply, sure you know the emotion.

Wolf, hmm, I think though fond of Gwen, Captain Jack is the other way inclined.

lunchbox last night
signed report forms last night
all piece of clothing in house seems to have been washed and is decorating doors radiators, bannisters
wHAT'S For DINNER? - lentil shepherd's pie (will they eat it hmm)and salad

Look after ds2
Need to rationalize laundry
hang out another load
sweep kitchen floor
wipe table
(rest relatively tidy)
make lentil bit of pie
cancel carpet cleaner sad
sort out cookbooks, tablecloths and napkins again

continue with paperwork sorting and chucking possibly all day
Get ladder and go round picture rails in dd and ds1's rooms with wet cloth

Good luck with car, EV, I sigh with relief that I cleaned inside it a week ago, really a weight off my mind.

TheMadHouse Thu 09-Jul-09 10:50:42

Morning all

Shopping with mum this morning angry always takes 10 times longer than it should.

Only just got back and packed most of it away

I have also had a sicky child too (DS2) threw up all over our bed - so more bedding in the wash

To Do

Iroining and Put it away
Whats for lunch - leftovers
Whats for dinner
wipe all tops in the kitchen
make 2 beds
mop floor

Welcome back EV any sine of Swine flu yet?

swan Glad you managed a babysitter and enjoyed the assembly

DS1 is having a teddybears picnic at Preschool this morning and we also gave his teachers their pressies - his Head of Preschool nearly cried smile I just wanted them to know how much we appreicate them both for making this year such a joy for him. He runs in and never wants to leave and that is mostly down to their hardwork and dedication.

swanriver Thu 09-Jul-09 11:46:10

Ah, TMH, here is your recipe for Apricot Raisin and Yoghurt Loaf (I substituted apple for apricots and sultanas for raisins ifysim)
From magimix cookbook but I used just electric hand whisk.

5 floz 150ml plain yogh
I tablespn golden syrup
I tsp bicarb
3 oz 75 g of dried apricots (I used one apple)
4 oz 100g of wholewheat flour
" selfraising flour
I tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spice
4 oz 100 g soft butter (I used Stork cake marg)
3 eggs
3 oz 75 g raisins

chop apricots (or apple)- you can do this in magimix but then put to one side

mix all remaining ingredients (EXCEPT fruit) in bowl with electric whisk (or recipe said in magimix for 10 SECS max)

stir in apricots and raisins (be careful if you are using magimix, need to pulse only v. briefly)

pour mixture into lined 1 and half pound loaf tin for 45 mins at Gas 4 or 175 C (fan assisted 160?)
prep took me 10 mins I think...clearing up slightly longer smile

V. moist and not too sweet!

TheMadHouse Thu 09-Jul-09 12:05:32

Swan I need a copy of your magimix book - any chance you can copy it nad post it to me - I will pay all costs of cource

swanriver Thu 09-Jul-09 12:34:54

No problem, (probably not till Friday though)smile
although you may find it on s/h Amazon. It is called The Magimix Cookbook by Tessa Hayward (1985) and hs lovely photos. Mine came from Oxfam shop.
I will email you so that you can email me with your address. Not sure how mumsnet messaging works. very untechnical here.

scattyspice Thu 09-Jul-09 12:44:28

Hi all.

Sorry for the poorly los

To do:
order PE kits
haircut at 5.30
buy ff for tomorrow
txt friend
tel mum and sis
wrap pass the parcel for ds party on sun

swanriver Thu 09-Jul-09 12:45:49

TMH, oh dear that didn't work. May have to try this again tomorrow.

Surrounded by cookbooks, dictionaries atlases and tblecloths at moment.

TheMadHouse Thu 09-Jul-09 12:46:11

Swan You are right - I have found a s/h one on amazon - cheers

swanriver Thu 09-Jul-09 12:52:53

Hi Scatty

galen Thu 09-Jul-09 13:21:05

afternoon all

EV thanks for thread
swan sorry about DS - hope hes soon recovered. Assembly sounds lovely though.
mad shopping sounds a triall. poor DS2 too. Hope hes better soon
scatty Hi!

DD3 finally back at school today yay, and DD4 now at nursery , Ds2 napping, so I'm having a much needed cuppa and quick break LOL
Done a bit of gardening this morning with DD4 and DS2 (they love to "help" in the garden...LOL this is why I never get much done!!)
Also done a quick tidy and lots of washing...hung out, then brought back in when it started draped strategically round house....

House looks a disaster, but wont take long to tidy really...mostly just stuff dd4 and ds2 have scattered throughout this morning...

Had Ds1 parents eve at his new secondary school last night. It went well, all staff seem very nice....but Made me quite emotional to think of my first little baby going off to big school all on his feels he'll be so much more removed than when at primary school....
Right, enough sentimental waffle...
A list I think:
To Do:
Tidy downstairs
Sort dinner
washing away
....cant even remember what else LOL

BBL grin

TheMadHouse Thu 09-Jul-09 14:18:55

Afternoon all

Not a very productive day, I need to get the ironing done, so I am going to make a cuppa and take it up and get on with it.

I have just seen my Care co-ordinator and the boys are at cresh till 2.45 which gives me 20 mins to see what I can get done

galen You are allowed to be sentimental

Waves to Scatty

swanriver Thu 09-Jul-09 14:40:03

kitchen bookshelves and homework cupboard tidied and more papers chucked
sis tel re weekend and bug
arranged for someone to bring back dd
ds2 still vomiting but now watching Thunderbirds after a long sleep

scattyspice Thu 09-Jul-09 15:55:36

mad waves back.
swan I'm in paper chucking mode too (?end of term thing).
galen Big school is a whole new ball game I'd imagine hmm.

hauled dd to school (walked back happily with the aid of an ice lolly)

To do
everything else.


TheMadHouse Thu 09-Jul-09 16:26:23

Didnt get the ironiong done

Instead we have been painting money boxes and melting ice treasure smile

I will iron soon and bath them and then sort their dinner

Think I may do curry for me and DH.

TeaMonster Thu 09-Jul-09 18:08:29

Tis just mad trying on a new name for a while

SimplyIsATalentedBuzzard Thu 09-Jul-09 18:27:49

Hello to all. Just a quickie as I need to bookmark the thread. Bbl.

Oh, I'm going to try out a Welsh phrase. Welwch chi nes ymlaen. I think that's right. I've just checked with dd (who is bi-lingual) and she said "Yeah, something like that"! It means "See you later on". smile

TeaMonster Thu 09-Jul-09 18:37:36


I have tidied up a little

Bathed the boys
fed them
read them stories and now it is DH's turn
Washer is on - drink spilt on DS1's throw
Plants are watered
Recyling is out for tomorrow morning
Cat has been fed
New litter box obtained for the cat in the hope he will use it hmm

I am going to order that book on Amazon Swan Cheers

Oh and Captain Jack - I think anything or anyone goes wink

swanriver Thu 09-Jul-09 18:54:43

we are having a very chilled out afternoon smile
lentil pie made and some banana muffins for lunchboxes
about to eat it
and watch Dr Who
mess is slowly slowly receding wth the tide

also beginnng to assemble little packing piles of already ironed clothes (not that many of them so need to keep them safe smile for hols.

now just putting dcsin pjs
ds2 is still happy to lie in bed and do nothng - hope he perks up tomorrow. I've given him little sips of lemonade.

I think if the kids are calm, it is a productive day TMH. Paintng and icetreasure sounds lovely.

Just starting to make lists of possible holiday activities (indoor ones I mean)
so far I have:
drama with friends and dressing up
wrting postcards to friends
felt sewng
handwriting practise with poems and decorate
learn a new word from the dictionary
research history & science from books and computer - topics to be decided
storytime - exciting chapter book in afternoons Harry Potter type tbc
art theme - tbc

mustn't get too optimistic, but it would be nice to do a few extras whilst we have time.

TeaMonster Thu 09-Jul-09 19:48:17

I have just read Peter Rabit and Squirel Nutkins to the boys - it was lovley. I love the classic tales and have been waiting to start on them for ages. We have done the wind in the willows. We bought the sets out of DS1's christening money and it is great smile

Washer is on

Need to think of food for me and DH

Torchwood then bed

TheProfiteroleThief Thu 09-Jul-09 19:51:59

Hi all
insane day, thought it was Friday so busted ass to do stuff and now have done lots of things badly, that really need to be redone becuase I have an extra 24 hours.

Tragic really. I need a minder I think

swanriver Thu 09-Jul-09 20:01:18

I was named after the rat in Tom Kitten wink
Squirrel Nutkin's behaviour is quite dreadful and he comes to a nasty end. I read it to a Reception Class once and felt worried that parents might complain grin Ds2 used to go around chanting Hickamore Hickamore.

scattyspice Thu 09-Jul-09 20:09:14

LOL prof.

Swan - am v impressed with your holiday activity list.

laundry reboot
wash up
sister phoned
friend txt
party bags stuffed.
ff bought

To do:
wrap pass the parcel
put away laundry

Busy few days ahead: Teacher training day tomorrow so 2 friends coming to play. Friends house party on sat. DS party on sun. Sports day at school and leavers party at nursery on Mon.!!!!

swanriver Thu 09-Jul-09 20:10:31

Friday? Now if you had just joined the thread earlier you would have seen that it was THURSDAY..

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