Friday, 16 October 2015

Poison Ivy

I very reluctantly dragged myself up to Number 14 today and painted the rest of the spindles. My work up there is now officially done.

Then I came home and did a load of ironing. Another job I had to psych myself up for.

Matthew text Mark to see if him and Thomas wanted to go and watch the City vs. Sevilla match on Wednesday. Then he text me to ask me to book the tickets! I spent 40 minutes messing about with stands, levels, family ends, south ends and goal views. Then when I'd got my head around all that I had to find 3 seats together. No wonder he passed that one on to me. It was a nightmare. Anyway, it's Thomas' first ever footie match and he's really excited about going.

And Amy's Halloween costume arrived. She just needs to decide whether to buy green tights and which shoes to wear.
Then put her big coat on and take her Dad with her! 

xxx




8 comments:

  1. Amy looks fabulous. Yes, she needs her Dad to ahem 'stand guard'. Hate to think how Bill is going to be with any potential Gentleman Callers when Violet is older!

    Well done to you for all the painting you've done, and for sorting out the footie tickets. I messed up this week booking tickets online to go and see Halloween fireworks, so I would not be able to cope with all the football thinking you had to deal with!

    I went to my first football game this year, as did Violet. It was ok, but I enjoyed the food and wine beforehand much more than the game! ;o)
    x

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    1. Those tickets were a nightmare. I was more worried about booking the 3 of them into the middle of the away fans, although I don't think it would let me do that. I've never been to a football match but wouldn't mind going apart from the fact that I'd be too cold just stood there. Maybe if I was in one of those plush boxes being served food and wine I'd be ok :)

      Ah Dads and Daughters. What can I say. It's like the Spanish Inquisition around our dining table sometimes and there's a fair bit of eye rolling goes on from Amy. But she understands we need to know who she's with, where she's going and that she has to take her phone (and have it switched on). We've also drummed into her not to leave any drink hanging around. Luckily she's really sensible and we just have to trust her. I worry more about her now than when she was younger and I never thought that would be possible lol. xx

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  2. p.s yes, do take the Halloween tree idea. I am annoyed I hadn't thought of using it before, gives a nice splash of festiveness without too much effort!

    I showed how I made it on my old blog. You can copy & paste this link to take a look if you'd like.
    http://cottonrose.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/little-easter-tree.html

    xx

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    1. Thanks Sadie, I'll have a look. Watch this space for my attempt! xx

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  3. She needs thick thick thick woolly tights and wellies! ( that should be enough of a deterrent!! )

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    1. Haha, I'm laughing out loud here Rachel. You are right though, thick tights and possibly several layers of them. Every time I look at the photo the dress seems OK but those gloves and mask seem to take it to another level! xx

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  4. The footie tickets story reminded me of a conversation overheard once at work. Colleague 1 asked Colleague 2, her friend, if she'd like to pop over to her house the next morning, a day off for both of them, for coffee and toasted teacakes. 'Ooh, yes please', replied Colleague 2. 'Well, you'll need to bring the teacakes, butter and milk with you', said Colleague 1 before exiting stage left.

    Amy looks fab. It's tough, isn't it, when all of a sudden our daughters look like young women rather than little girls.

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    1. You lot are so funny, I'm sat here laughing even more now. My cousin hadn't been married long when she invited her mum and dad over for Sunday lunch. When they accepted she said "would you get the roast and cook it and I'll do the gravy!

      It certainly is hard as they get older and it's a fine balance between letting them have their independence and letting them know you've still got to parent them. We can only try our best. xx

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