So here we are for another catch up post. It will be a weekend one this time which is more of my thing. I prefer to write those as there is more activity going on. I struggle on what to write for week days as it's all sooo samey! Although I guess that is the routine of life. And why we need to plan exciting things into it to spark it up a bit! This is quite long actually. So make sure you have your coffee and cake in hand and a comfy seat! Here goes ...
Saturday 9th October:
Today is clean out the chickens day. The chickens are getting very brave now and often seen up by the pond. No one has fallen in it yet ... Ha! Although it's so full of weeds! Whilst I was cleaning them out hubby had a friend come over with her 2 little boys to meet the chickens. Then they went over to the park with my girls for a play. I stayed behind as I hadn't eaten yet and had a sausage roll quick from our local bakery whilst watching them. I took a video of them scratching around. Peachy is loving that bush: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2cpQDWeQMsUPFxQJ8
Autumn is only just really starting to get it's act together here. There are lots of yellow leaves on this bush in our garden some red and some still green.
Today I bit the bullet and cleared Jessica's desk. It is full of old bits of paper, pencils, a trillion rubbers and other things she wants to keep. So I filled a bag with rubbish, put aside some pictures to keep in her memory box and some to go up on the walls. (When hubby gets round to it - Yes I know your reading this :-p!) The desk is now actually too young for her and she has finally come round to wanting a big girl desk. Which tbh is good timing as as of next year she will need to start taking homework more seriously in preparation of secondary school! Think i'll aim to get this for her birthday next year? Then either Sophie can have it or we can sell it. I would rather give to Sophie for a bit plus she will want it. Get our moneys worth out of it! But that means reorganising Sophie's bedroom! As it is we still have the old baby changing table in there. Now this isn't though sentimentality or laziness but does have 4 large wicker baskets underneath that brilliant for storage! I totally love them and all her toys are in them so this would mean having to move the trofast unit up from downstairs into her room for the toys and well that's just replacing something with something so we still don't get the space lol! She will also be outgrown the toddler bed next year too. The one she is in goes up to age 7 so she will need a single. And again this will take up even more room. I think the thing that will need to go is the rocking chair and stool we still have in there. Now this will be a big loss for me as this is where I put all the stuff behind it that needs to go up into the loft. I have done this since they were newborns. Then sorted it every 6 months all one go. So I might need to either move the dumping ground to Jessica's wardrobe somewhere as hubby will not only divorce me but also kill me if I was to just keep a permanant box on the landing to keep adding too when something becomes too small. I need somewhere to put that too small thing before it all goes up in a batch. See this sorting kids stuff out isn't easy I tell ya!! You need a system. Clothes are sorted her twice a year. When they have their birthdays and the next size clothes come down from the loft and too small stuff/to sell goes up and then again at the Autumn term when the winter clothes and summer clothes are combined to go up too. Any way I have totally digressed here. It looks like the nursing chair will need to go BUT I have always wanted a rocking chair so I would love to be able to keep it long term. We'll see ... I might not really "win" that one. Trying to work out just how much I actually care and would use it. Meh can probably sell actually. Sad times as i've never really used it with Sophie. She was in our bedroom until she was well into her 2's then she moved into cot in her room. Might have sat in it for a few stories and bed time breastfeed. She stopped feeding around 2 though so it wasn't long. Any way i've totally gone off at a tangent here!
Whilst clearing Jessica's desk I got a little helper who wanted to help me to organise it.
Sunday 10th October:
Sooo much for a down day! The weather is totally glorious! It's sunny, It's warm and I am scratching to get out in the garden! Well not much to do out there so I think it's time to go to the garden centre for some bulbs for Spring and get planting! I saw some garden dude on TV say this plan which I quickly wrote down in notepad as he said it - so excuse the spellings ha! Whilst sorting my shopping list into my phone someone brought a visitor upstairs! Yes it would appear she can walk up and down stairs just like a human! Here's a video of her making her exit: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kQHmERmuKGDiMu6t8
We arrive at Hilliers garden centre and low and behold I not only find a recognisable garden gnome but I also manage to find everything I want - Horray!
I find small pots of cyclamen at 4 for £10. Bingo! So we match out some colours so they are all different. I find a fern indoors on a clearance aisle for a few £ - A quick google instore tells me it's ok outside and hardy so "I'll 'ave that"! (Said in best burgler bill voice). I find tons and tons of bulbs of all different shades, varieties and sizes. I'm in bulb heaven (if there is such a thing!) I manage to get everything I want so I am one happy bulb bunny. Here it all is in the boot of the car.