Had a lovely afternoon/evening yesterday. A friend is going to TEFL in Europe at the end of the month for a year and taking her DS. The DCs played while we caught up, chatted and in the end they stayed for dinner. A really good atmosphere was created. Very enjoyable. I'll miss her
Every carpet and mattress is spotlessly clean after industrial shampoo, pity about the rest of the house which is now upside down..children are tiptoing around damply. Luckily they did not do hall or stair carpet, (as it shrank last time - any more and it would be a runner).
Sleepover went very well, as sleepovers go, in the sense that guest did not want to go home till 11.15...but perhaps should not have combined it with carpet appt Little girls went to sleep at 9.15pm /woke at 6.00am to continue tidying dolls' house. Too early for us lot. Lots of group playing hide and seek, running on spot races, figures etc.
Nowhave plonked dcs in front of video so that I can tidy up and get going straight after lunch.
I think what I really enjoy about holidays, is seeing lots of people and then retreating to the family unit again - it is so cosy to have all the children in the house and have to please noone but ourselves.
Ordered the bookshelves from 3 days ago after further dithering (as our bedroom is disappearing under tide of paperbacks) less dusting then and more reading hopefully it is absolutely pouring so can't leave till it stops but ready to go kids have had lunch dd is repacking her knapsack just need to get their socks ON.
Well done on the sleep over and face painting swan and prof .
We've been in London since Mon visiting BIL(you live in a beautiful city swan but huge!). We had a great time, very busy. We went to the science museum (Wallace and gromit exhib a big hit!), Hyde park, Peter Pan play (fantastic, DC were transfixed!), London Zoo and Nat Hist museum.
Back home today then off to Wooler for a week (hills and beaches - a complete contrast) so mad unpacking, washing, drying and repacking today.
I read the thread earlier this afternoon and have now forgotten most of it! Sorry!
Today has been a whirl of laundry and sorting stuff out ready to go away on hols. I'm not going to be around for a fortnight so bye for now and see you the w/e after next. I hope the weather improves in the UK so that you all have two weeks of sun!