Uncle S entertaining the children!!!!!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday dawned cold, wet and grey but the kids wanted to visit the beach again. Off we went with picnic and lots of optimism!! It was freezing cold yet the lure of the sea was irresistible! A unique fashion sense was called for.
The flight was non-eventful from IOM to Jersey until the last 10 minutes descent into the islands when Z's ears decided to really hurt. All I can say is that it was a good job the plane was half-empty and no-one was in the seat in front or behind me. The screaming was horrific but stopped the minute we landed!! I'm sitting elsewhere on the way back!!!
Immediately upon arriving in Jersey (well actually we did stay in long enough to say hello to Granny!!), we popped out to the local parish summer fete. The usual round of suspect activities were available including merry-go-round, candy floss, ice-cream, coconut shy, burger and hot dog stand and local fire engine which the kids could have a go of the hose (unfortunately, it had to leave suddenly on a 999 call to deal with a chip pan fire!!!). As to be expected the children enjoyed every minute of it!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Whilst writing and uploading these latest entries, Z has been busily decorating various items in the kitchen with glue and sticky metallic shapes. The coaster box now has had a makeover and I believe that the table, chairs and floor are all looking very sparkly!!!!!
Young AJ decided at teatime that he was going to make a kitchen table version of the gameshow 'Goldenballs' much to our dismay (as it sounded very long-winded!). Mummy suggested using the name badges and making our own designer headgear which was loads of fun and definitely a lot less complicated!!.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Not content with the act of building a wall, Mrs H set to on choosing the decor for both bedrooms : 1 bed, 2 mattresses, 6 duvet cover sets (to allow for choice!!), wallpaper, border, lamps, blinds, curtains, rugs and a cushion for AJ's chair later!! (It would have been cheaper and a lot less work to carry on bidding for jewellery on eBay!!!) Anyway, one room finished and one to go. It's amazing how much you can get done when the kids are away visiting Grandma!! Little Z advised Grandma that the reason she gets up every night at home is because the teddies tickle her - well if this room doesn't solve the problem Mrs H is moving into it!
Not content with ordering frivolous items such as jewellery on eBay, Mrs H turned her attention to the children's bedrooms. The sliding doors separating the rooms were not ideal so put off by the extortionate quotes for a relatively simple job, Mrs H decided that Mr H would be capable of erecting the stud wall required. (Mr H had no say in the matter you realise!!). An online handyman site provided the step by step instructions and a swift trip to B&Q by Mr H whilst Mrs H was in London and everyone was set to go! Obviously, with a hand that was mostly out of action still, Mrs H took on the role of project manager/supervisor/gaffer (much to Mr H's delight!). The end result was well worth it.