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Bacon sausage burger burgers

At Dragondrop, if you bring home a certificate, you get to choose the evening meal. If are awarded two certificates in a row you get to choose the desert as well. This is a highly regarded prize and tonight Felix got to choose the meal for his accomplishments in English.  Being what I call a ‘carnivore deluxe’, as his favourite… Read more →

World book day

Today is world book day. The children at Sophie’s school were encouraged to come dressed up as a character from a book. I love seeing all the children dressed up in the playground. Some have very elaborate costumes and some just wear their party clothes. It’s great fun guessing who they have come as. Sophie dressed as Sophie from the… Read more →

Lent

As Lent approached, a common topic of conversation between the children has been,’what will you be giving up?’. In the past we have given up, sweets, chocolate ( a different category to sweets) junk food, spending money on non essentials, coffee and cake. It doesn’t matter what is decided upon or how many loop holes are created the resolution is… Read more →

Shove Tuesday

Shove Tuesday

Tonight we have enjoyed eating pancakes many different ways. I don’t mean upside down or whilst singing ‘The birdie song’. I mean taking a step away from the Dragondrop traditional lemon and sugar topping and trying something new. Top of the list of flavours were ham, ham and cheese and blueberry and cottage cheese. ‘Nothing too exotic’,as Felix would say…. Read more →

Online shopping

I have started shopping online using the stores free ‘click and collect’ service. I shop on Sunday afternoon when Annie is asleep and then collect my groceries Monday morning before Pi goes to school. I detest going to the supermarket so online shopping is a good solution for me. However it isn’t trouble free and there does need to be… Read more →

What happens when Jay borrows your phone.

What happens when Jay borrows your phone.

Jay borrowed my phone today. Later, finding it abandoned in the front room,  I discovered all my wallpapers had been changed. Secret notes have been created in various apps to surprise me with smiles and love. Jay also carefully edited these pictures of Annie and posted the finished result as my lock screen. He certainly knows how to keep my… Read more →

The kitchen cont …

The kitchen cont …

Col is visiting us today with his daughter (Sophie’s friend) to come and help Matt finish the kitchen. Armed with a tape measure, laptop and paper, half a kitchen’s worth of units are being decided on and ordered. I can’t wait for it all to be finished. It will be lovely having a place to put everything and I look… Read more →

The last slice of birthday cake.

The last slice of birthday cake.

Last Saturday a lovely friend made me the ultimate birthday cake. Four layers of different favoured sponge comprising of chocolate, chocolate caramel, vanilla and caramel. Generous amounts of caramel and chocolate cemented them together. As if that wasn’t enough the whole cake was then covered in chocolate. It looked amazing and tasted even better. I haven’t eaten it all myself,… Read more →

Hama beads

Hama beads

Annie has enjoyed having her little friend Audry to play this morning and Sophie also has a friend coming to play this afternoon. Pi has their activities all planned out. Hama beads first. For those of you without little girls, Hama beads are plastic beads you position on a pinned plastic board in a design of your choosing. Once finished,… Read more →

My new glasses

My new glasses

Here is a picture of my splendid new glasses. They are much better then their predecessors which I returned to the shop because they didn’t suit me. When Matt asked me what they were called, he reminded me that frames are named. My new glasses are called Margery. I think it suits them.

Bye bye dehydrator

The dehydrator is going home tomorrow. It’s owner asked if she could collect it today but I managed to persuade her to let me keep it for one more day. So tonight I am having a dehydratathon. With every shelf is full, the dehydrator is running at maximum capacity. There is pineapple, mango, banana and pineapple fruit leather, buck wheat… Read more →

Brickfest

Brickfest

This looks like a good day out, might even bring the children.

Today I have been mostly…

Dropping off and collecting Pi and my Godson from the Lego workshop they have both been attending. Making a fantastic bean chilli. Watching really cute clips of baby sloths potty training, micro pigs snuffling about and a mama pug giving her baby pugs (pugglings?)a bath, on t’interweb, with Jay. Drinking mochas with Felix. Having my stiff, aching shoulders eased by… Read more →