Friday, 26 June 2015

Today I...

Today I ... bought a birthday cake for Tom. He'll be 84 on Sunday so we've invited his family to the home for a 'birthday tea' tomorrow. Saturday was easier for everybody to get together and I'm sure Tom won't mind celebrating a day early. It's a surprise so I hope he enjoys it. I've been tasked with escorting Joan in the taxi, not that she wants to go. When we told her her about it she said "I'll not bother going, just bring me a piece of cake". 
 Today I ... had a dabble at the jigsaw. Most of the sky is done and the funnels and ship will be next.
Today I ... Finally got rid of the Pyramid. It has now gone to school where it belongs. I'm glad to see the back of it to be honest. After making it Thomas lost all interest in the finishing touches, (an inside plan and a title in hieroglyphics), and there was a lot of cajoling for him to get it done. We got there eventually though.
Today I ... bought Thomas a green t-shirt for his "Be Seen in Green" fundraising day at school next Friday for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. When Thomas was 3 he broke his leg jumping off the couch. He had it x-rayed and set at Booth Hall Children's Hospital which was only a 5 minute drive from where we live. Several months after the cast was off he was still walking funny and Booth Hall had been closed down so we were referred to RMCH. It's a great hospital and is only 8 miles away but what with city centre traffic it's a nightmare to get to and can take well over an hour. Thankfully, we've never had to go since. Touch wood. 
Today I ... wondered if I should buy one of these adult colouring books that are all the rage. Or should I really be doing something more constructive. I am very tempted though. I might have a quick peek in The Works next week to see if they have any. 
                                          Color Me Happy: 100 Coloring Templates That Will Make You Smile - Coloring for Thinkers (Paperback)

Today I ... couldn't think what to cook for tea. I left it that late to decide on something that we ended up having fish fingers.

Maybe a family cookbook would be better than a colouring book.

xxx

12 comments:

  1. I've got a grown up colouring book!
    At Night Owls ( the after school childcare club I help run ) we do a lot of colouring

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    1. That's it then. If another adult I know has one I'm getting one too. So Night Owls is a school club; I've often wondered. I used to work in one with another girl. Because there were only 2 of us we should have only had 16 pupils but quite often ended up with mid 20 numbers. The Headteacher would just smile at us and say "you're victims of your own success" then leave us to it. It ran from 3.15-6pm and was so much fun but also completely knackering. xx

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    2. EXACTLY THAT! I joined last year because I gave up my HLTA and I needed to supplement my classroom wages. We have up to 30 a night now. 3.15 - 5.29 ( so it doesn't have to be ofsteded. It's £3.50 til 4.30 and £7 for 2 sessions! We give them snacks, buy new toys all the time. Play out a lot etc. I love it!

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    3. 30 is a lot to look after. It was set up for working parents but quickly just became a fun club for anybody to go to. We made it harder for ourselves than it needed to be though by doing things like baking and setting up the stage for talent shows. Actually, I think we got more out of it than the children lol and being paid for having fun always made it sweeter. xx

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  2. mmm chocolate cake! yum.

    ah, school projects. I always end up having to finish them off. Violet is keen at the start, then when it takes a bit of time for paint/glue to dry she gets bored. We have to do another one now, an animal in its habitat!
    When they were doing their Roman project last term, we had to do some kind of mini project EVERY WEEK! No prizes for guessing who did the bulk of that. And they had their usual homework to do too. On the plus side, they had points given for each project, Violet came 4th overall with her points and won a book. She was so thrilled with that.

    I often come up with a blank when it comes to tea. I food plan (or try to), but during the week things get swapped around or plans change, so on a day when I have to come up with something ... what to do? Egg & chips is normally a good back up. Though Violet won't eat that. She's a very picky child.

    Have a lovely weekend. Enjoy your paartaay! x

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    1. She sounds just like Thomas and probably every other primary school child in the UK as well. I'm sure teachers must realise parents put in the majority of the work on these projects. What do you say Rachelradiostar - do you dream up projects just to spite us parents lol. Homework is a pain at Number 38 not least because it isn't given out until Tuesday and is expected back in Friday morning. That gives them 3 nights to do maths, english, reading, spellings and any 'project' that's on the go as well. I might actually put something in the feedback box on the school report about it this year. Surely homework on a Friday to be returned the following Friday would be better.

      Ooohh egg and chips. I love egg and chips with bread and butter. Another back up meal for the 'what shall I cook days'. xx

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  3. Fishfingers for tea sounds lovely to me!

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  4. Sometimes the simple meals are the best aren't they. And fishfingers are always a winner with Mark. xx

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  5. Not me! I'm actually against compulsory homework for primary school kids!

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    1. I agree. I absolutely do not think it's necessary in primary school and the amount given out sometimes is ridiculous. A few spellings and some reading is more than adequate in my opinion and don't even get me started on the fact that having done it, it quite often goes unmarked! At Thomas' school if they haven't done it they have to stay in Friday morning break, another worry for him. Mind you, if that ever happened to Thomas I'd have something to say about it. xx

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  6. I have a colouring book too, love mine x

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  7. I'm definitely getting one this week. I was all geared up for having a look in Bury last Wednesday but what with one thing and another with Tom we didn't actually get there. Hoping he feels well enough to come out this week. If not, there's always Amazon! xx

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