Thursday, 29 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Are you going to Cybermummy?
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
I think I have probably said this before, but I class myself as extremely lucky when it comes to my work situation. I have a (relatively) responsible, generously paid job, that I am able to arrange more or less comfortably around my children. It helps that I managed a fantastic, experienced team who need minimal supervision from myself.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Before I disappoint you, no, I'm not going to give you parenting lessons (heaven forbid). No, this post is about exactly that - would you consider taking lessons in parenting?
Friday, 16 April 2010
I read an article in the paper recently that said most young people (i.e. aged 16-24 – sigh – anyone remember what that feels like?) in a recent survey consider that youth ends, and middle age begins, at 35. I suppose it is no secret to those that have read my previous blog posts that I am 36, so on that basis I am now officially middle aged.
Recognition has therefore now hit me – finally, I understand why:
1) I have started listening to Radio 2 in the car in the mornings
2) We’re members of the National Trust
3) My ideal evening is a glass of red wine (can’t take more than 2!) and an early night
4) I recently asked my husband to turn the music down, as it was “too loud”
5) My favourite Christmas present was my new slippers
6) Not only do I look and sound like my mother, I am starting to agree with her!
7) I can’t remember how many signs I was originally going to come up with…
However, all is not lost, there may yet still be some hope for me, as (drumroll please!):
I recently got asked for ID when trying to buy a bottle of wine in M&S
The fact that the elderly cashier had a very thick pair of glasses on is neither here not there...
Photo courtesy of Jimmiehomeschoolmom
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
I have had to do one of those presentations at work this week that I really dread, namely basically a marketing exercise telling everyone how fantastic my team and I are, in the hope that we all get to curry favour with the bosses. By "everyone" I mean the various new regional Directors that have taken over in the latest reorganisation. It has been scheduled for some time now, and rescheduled on several occasions, so it has been on my mind for a while. The thing is, I didn't mention it to my husband - until the point when I was leaving the house, when I said something like "wish me luck in my presentation, small matter of a career to justify".... and that was that, I escaped.
Monday, 12 April 2010
Friday, 9 April 2010
Thursday, 8 April 2010
It appears it has been a good few days for memes. I was tagged by Utterly Scrummy, Christine at Thinly Spread and Super Single Mum for this one.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Monday, 5 April 2010
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Arrival at Bristol aiport; car park we have booked is full, so we are upgraded to a closer one. Result.
Ski Demons: 0 - Sardine Tin: 1
Arrival at Chambéry airport and transfer to resort - I feel travel sick for the first time in about 20 years on the snaking mountain roads. Bleurgh.
Ski Demons: 1 - Sardine Tin: 1
Chalet is lovely, girls are fab and look after us well with delicious food and drink. Burp.
Ski Demons: 1 - Sardine Tin: 2
Severe pain in my feet/toes whilst skiing turns out to be caused by the fact my ski boots no longer fit me properly. Ouch.
Ski Demons: 2 - Sardine Tin: 2
Kids enjoy childcare/ski school. Yay.
Ski Demons: 2 - Sardine Tin: 3
Ski instructor suggests we take DD1 to see GP on return to UK as movement does not appear to be aligned in her left leg. Argh.
Ski Demons: 3 - Sardine Tin: 3
Snow gets increasingly slushy due to rain at beginning of the week and lack of fresh powder - makes skiing v. difficult (use this as excuse for my poor performance for most of the week). Ouf.
Ski Demons: 4 - Sardine Tin: 3
I pop my black run cherry. POP.
Ski Demons: 4 - Sardine Tin: 4
And finally... I agree to do it all again next year. Fool.
Final Score: Ski Demons: 4 - Sardine Tin - 5