November 2012 - The nights are drawing in again

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StuntNun Mon 08-Sep-14 20:58:25

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Donnadoon Mon 08-Sep-14 21:10:57

Waves at everyone

Donnadoon Mon 08-Sep-14 21:16:02

We were in the supermarket today and dd points to a gentleman on a mobility scooter and giggles, said gent didn't appear to notice thankfully
Que, mucho distraction techniques and keeping an eye out for him again in the other isles
I don't feel that she would understand " No DD that is rude" yet confused IYSWIM
Any one else had an embarrassing moment yet ?

PetiteRaleuse Mon 08-Sep-14 21:16:23

Hey donna how are you?

Yes, the nights are drawing in. Winter casseroles, soups, and pies... Step this way smile

Donnadoon Mon 08-Sep-14 21:17:36

Hi PR I'm great thanks
I made leek and potato soup today , gosh it was so nice, my mouth still watering thinking about it.

Wandathewindfairy Mon 08-Sep-14 22:17:57

Cosy nights with a fire and DH. grin

Pikz Tue 09-Sep-14 07:28:20

Oooohhhhhh love a winters night

Lily311 Wed 10-Sep-14 14:10:43

Hot water bottle and good book. Love winter.

Zamboni Wed 10-Sep-14 14:13:58

Ooh yes, good book and mulled wine and a mince pie

Excellent thread killing Lily - I was about to offer S's tantrum as a mechanism for torture to death but you beat me! Said tantrum over Lol-lols (ice lollies) not being immediately available - someone going to miss AI I think!

Hi Donna!!

Zamboni Wed 10-Sep-14 14:16:29

I read a v good book on hol. Judged by the fact it has stayed with me a lot since, made me laugh and made me cry. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson in case anyone is interested. I picked it as I'd liked her Behind The Scenes At The Museum.

Elizadoesdolittle Wed 10-Sep-14 14:30:53

I got distracted from thread killing by the Christmas bargain thread!

I read that book zamboni. Another book I read recently was called the first last kiss. By Alison someone or other. At the moment I am reading a book about a mother of 2 in her early thirties who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Love a cheerful read me!

ChasingDaisy Wed 10-Sep-14 14:33:36

Will try and keep up with this thread!

Love winter. Hot water bottle, book, blanket, big jumpers. Lovely.

ChasingDaisy Wed 10-Sep-14 14:33:54

Ooh Christmas bargain thread! Off I pop...

PetiteRaleuse Wed 10-Sep-14 15:14:13

envy of Christmas bargains.

QuicheMama Wed 10-Sep-14 18:15:25

Fucking Cunting place marking wink

Wandathewindfairy Wed 10-Sep-14 18:31:14

Where the fuck is it? Can't find it anywhere.

YellowWellies Wed 10-Sep-14 18:48:37

Life after life is one of my favourite reads. I'm loving Donna Tartt's Goldfinch ATM. But be warned if you've lost a Mummy my god its a tear jerker!

I want autumn to be here - I haz lovely new winter boots to wear. ignores fact I can barely bend over to put them on

Wandathewindfairy Wed 10-Sep-14 18:50:30

spent all day looking for a joules mustard dress like yw want to be her

Wandathewindfairy Wed 10-Sep-14 18:51:02

ok not actually all day

YellowWellies Wed 10-Sep-14 19:35:27

I got it whilst preggers with J so look on eBay for 2012 joules dresses. smile Feeling very proud that a stylish Wanda wants a dress like mine.

Wandathewindfairy Wed 10-Sep-14 19:37:17

shock I am flattered! You all always look fabuloso.

PetiteRaleuse Wed 10-Sep-14 19:38:43

Ooh I bought The Goldfinch but it is sitting in my wobbling towering pile of books to read.

It looks like a great book. Am forcing myself to finish books before starting new ones. So am reading how eskimos keep their children warm (meh, such a good idea for a book, but not as good as it could be) on paper and some
Journo's autobiography on kindle.

Plus various coaching and nlp books of course.

Zamboni Wed 10-Sep-14 19:42:48

So. Bedtimes. Ours has been getting progressively worse. Holiday was a brief respite as we all went to bed together at 11pm and DC were too exhausted to object. I know it's first day back home so some out of kilter-ness is to be expected, but DD has gone to bed quickly and without fuss whereas S has been screaming, SCREAMING, for 45 mins, can't be soothed and ultimately worked himself into such a rage that he's needed to be rocked into calming down and is screaming again the second this stops. This is becoming a v regular bedtime requirement. He's far too bloody heavy to be rocked like a newborn. I don't remember DD being such a pain at this age but then I didn't do her bedtime for a long while because S was tiny and cluster feeding like no tomorrow. I'm getting to the stage of wanting to make his room safe and just Stairgate him into it but not sure I could manage a whole evening of screaming rage.

Oh, and since we have been at home all I can smell is stinky drains. Deep joy considering what that could be / cost to remedy.

Grump, grump, grump.

PetiteRaleuse Wed 10-Sep-14 19:58:08

Could his ears be hurting from the flight zamboni

Zamboni Wed 10-Sep-14 20:00:06

It's possible PR but this isn't untypical at bedtime. He's been utterly charming and fun all afternoon and then tantrum Central when it's time for bed.

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