This week has been about getting back into the swing of things after the half term holiday. I don’t know about you but it took a good few days to feel like we were back to our old routine of getting up on time, school runs, making sure the correct bags were packed for class and M’s after school clubs. We have also had to take his PE kit in everyday this week as they have started to do sports – so that’s another bag to remember! I think routine would have to be my word of the week.
Here’s the round-up of the rest of the week:
R and I have been busy each evening this week with work (for him) and blog (me) things so we haven’t really watched anything. We did manage to watch The Holiday on Sunday night though, which was nice, and I’m now starting to feel the Christmas spirit slowly but surely creeping in. Speaking of Christmas – John Lewis and their Christmas advert. Have you seen it yet? Once again they have managed to thaw this icy heart of mine, and I think I sat for a good minute blubbing this morning after watching it. I used to say that the Christmas countdown was not allowed to begin until I heard Fairytale of New York on the radio, but now I think it starts when John Lewis release their Christmas advert.
I haven’t really listened to music this week – just the radio mainly. I may now offend some people but can I just mention my absolute hatred for one particular song that is being played constantly at the moment. It’s called ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ by Jamie Lawson. I cannot stand it – it is the most nauseating thing I have heard for a while, and I’m guaranteed to switch the radio off the minute it comes on. Sorry if you like it – I think it is one of those Marmite songs, you either love it or hate it.
R’s parents came to visit last weekend, and we had a great time taking a walk around the grounds of Felbrigg Hall, and then to a local pub for a spot of lunch.
I also decided to try to up my blogging game this week – I’ve been feeling a bit down in the dumps about it recently for various reasons – so I have signed up to take part in Blog Everyday in November (#BEDN). And…. I’ve already failed! Doh! A few technical issues (non co-operative laptop) meant that I didn’t publish a post yesterday. I think it’s fixed (until the next time it decides to have a hissy fit) so I am aiming to complete the challenge.
I made Coq au Vin, using a recipe from Larousse Gastronomique on Sunday (except I omitted the requirement for cockerel blood!) – and it was very nice indeed. As for our meal plan – we have kept to it brilliantly, but have swapped the days around based on what M was being given for his lunch at school.
Blog posts I have enjoyed this week include this one from the lovely Jess at Mummy of Boy Girl Twins about creating a seasonal theme on Instagram. I think Instagram is my favourite social media platform, but recently I haven’t posted to it as much as I used to.
I may have bought a few Christmas edition magazines (Ideal Home, Country Homes & Interiors, and Home & Garden – Sainsbury’s were selling all three for £6.50!). I had great plans to hide away for an hour at some point and enjoying flicking through the pages, but that hasn’t happened (mainly due to a 2 year old), so I’m hoping I can sit down with a hot chocolate (or maybe a mulled wine!) and enjoy a few minutes of calm, Christmas planning loveliness.
That’s it from me! Hope you all have lovely weekends – what are you plans? We are off to the flu clinic tomorrow for the kiddies flu nasal spray – I am already dreading it!