Saturday, 20 February 2016

Are you an In or Out?

I'm an 'inny'. But this isn't a political post. This morning I sat and watched the in/out malarkey unfold on TV. Every time somebody asked "are you in or out?" I thought of belly buttons. I can't help it, they just spring to mind. After 20 minutes, the news was starting to repeat itself so me and my 'inny' got dressed and popped into Middleton for some bits. 

Top of the list were Thomas' foods of the month. Cheese and onion crisps, rich tea biscuits and apples. He's also started drinking a glass of milk every day and I wonder, could this be the turning point where food is concerned. I don't hold out much hope, but we'll see. 

There is another teddy on the needles, I was going to get the ones already made in the post on Monday, but I've still got pencil bags to fill so I might as well knit another one while I'm looking for stationery. Lime green and lemon is one of my favourite colour combinations. Back in the 90's we had a lime green bedroom carpet, (I kid ye not),  and lemon walls, which I absolutely loved. I think it might have been inspired by a 'Changing Rooms' makeover. Do you remember that programme?
This afternoon I threw Amy's tray bake away, made a Victoria sponge and we had a quick version of afternoon tea while watching Mr Selfridge on catch up TV. We usually have a takeaway Saturday evening but get hungry late afternoon and start picking at bits, mainly chocolate and biscuits, so this seemed a better option to tide us over.
Amy has gone out with her friends for a meal to celebrate her birthday. These are different friends than the ones she used to hang around with. There was a major fall out with adopted daughter just before Christmas - not sure I ever mentioned that - and although they are back on speaking terms they don't meet up with each other any more. Anyway, hair needed to be curly tonight so she had me twisting and rolling and pinning. Not the best job, but it gave the desired tousled look she was after.
I dropped her off at her friends with overnight bag in one hand and converse in the other. No doubt we won't see her now until tomorrow afternoon.

And as much as I hinted at being invited out with the girls she was having none of it. Can't for the life of me think why!

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  1. No, you didn't mention the fall out amongst the girls. I get fed up hearing from Violet all the goings on amongst the girls in her class, who isn't friends with who and why. Urgh. Don't think it was that bad when I was their age. Mind you, I did get really angry one day when this stupid girl who had promised I could play Elastics at playtime then changed her mind and let other girls join in instead. I took my revenge. Ran down the playground at speed and pushed her over, carved up her knees a treat. Nice child wasn't I?! Got in quite a bit of trouble for that as I recall.

    Love your brightly coloured teddy, and yes, I remember changing rooms. Dear God, what a pigs ear they used to make of rooms sometimes. I wonder what they looked like in real life. The poor people stuck with some of vile looking rooms!

    your mini afternoon tea looks so good. Can't beat a nice slice of cake and a cuppa.
    Oh,and good luck with Thomas & his food changes. I am always surprised I've managed to keep Violet alive, with all her pernickety-ness over food and what she will/won't eat!

    Right. I'm off. Need an early night. Have a pleasant evening xxx

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    1. Haha, they did make a mess of some rooms and the faces on the people taking part were a picture.

      I remember elastics. Used to love playing that and also skipping. We had a massive rope at school and we'd all line up and jump in going through the alphabet or counting. Great fun. I don't blame you for taking revenge, promising elastics and then not following through indeed! There was always one girl who got to choose who did what in our games. She wasn't a bully, she was just a tiny, gorgeous, blue-eyed, blonde haired girl and we all wanted to be her best friend so did whatever she bid!

      Adopted daughter was always creating a drama and the group and her had started to do a few things Amy wasn't comfortable with or interested in (a bit of the old wacky backy etc). The argument was nothing really, but I think Amy used it as an excuse to withdraw from her and the group, which I'm happy about. As I say, they're on speaking terms but as far as Amy's concerned that's as far as it will go now. xx

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    2. Just laughing at wacky backy, sounds like some sort of shady game where people go around slapping your back. Should have been baccy!

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  2. Girls! You hadn't mentioned the fall out. I always found it best to stay out of it!! The y6 and y5 girls at school DO MY HEAD IN. The hours I've spent trying to sort out their fallings out is UNREAL. They are HORRIBLE to each other. Boys are a piece of cake compared. Yes there might be fisticuffs, but that's it over. Girls- the amount of times I've done friendship groups and workshops to try and deal with 'she's looking at me' she's taking my friends off me' she's talking about me' etc etc is more than a billion!
    Yum to your afternoon tea, hope your evening was good :-)
    We had good fellas pizza bought on offer from Booths, in a dominoes esque pizza takeaway box. Soooo good! Couldn't eat it all, but it was the closest home cooked pizza we've had to take away!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean about girls. We had one set of Y6 girls and they were always in tears over something or other that had been said, done, implied. Never seen anything like it for their age group. It was like a re-run of Jeremy Kyle every day in the school office.

      I didn't get involved with the adopted daughter saga but I'm pleased Amy isn't with that group any more. Like I said to Sadie, they were beginning to experiment with certain things that Amy had no interest in, so although the argument was petty I think she used it as an excuse to move on.

      I had pizza last night, Mark had a curry. I can never get a bought pizza quite when I do them. My 10" Hawaiin cost me £4.50 which I didn't think was bad considering it was cooked and delivered to me. I could do with them making an even smaller one as I only ever eat half and Amy wasn't here to help me out last night. xx

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  3. Ps - I thought you were talking belly buttons too! I'm an inny. As for the EU- I'm an outy!!

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    1. We are a perfect match Rachel. Inny BB's and EU outies. Have to say their lovely lime green ties may have swayed me lol. xx

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    2. Worn with yellow shirts?!! Trust Amy and her instincts, she's a good girl. It's hard though as well to watch adopted daughters make the wrong choice and you don't get a say - had a couple myself. X

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    3. Definitely yellow shirts Rachel lol.

      She is a good girl and hasn't been any trouble to us at all, but there's always that worry that they'll end up doing something stupid. You're spot on about adopted daughters. If I'd known what she was doing before the fall out I would have spoken to her, we had a good relationship, but I've not seen her since and quite honestly I don't think it would have made a difference but I'd have tried. xx

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  4. Good to hear the birthday celebrations are continuing! The changing friends thing rang bells here, too. I suppose we all do the same to some degree. Just the other day I was talking to the mister about how at different stages in my life there have been particular intense friendships, only a few standing the test of time. Love your Saturday afternoon tea. Will you make it a weekly event?

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    1. Apparently she was up til 4am playing twister, which is why she's in bed fast asleep now at 6.30! Friendships are funny things aren't they and I don't think any of mind have really stood the test of time. My two 'besties' at the moment I've actually only known for a few years but could without doubt rely on them for anything I needed. I've been lucky with the friendships I've had, each one has been very special while it's lasted. I guess we just evolve and circumstances take us in different directions and we lose touch.

      I think I should make the Saturday tea a weekly thing. It did the trick and we didn't touch any biscuits or chocolate. Plus the little bread rolls from Sainsburys are so cute and somehow easier to make than sandwiches. xx

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  5. I've been playing catchup with my blog reading all week. Somehow I managed to get about 4 days behind and then Bloglovin' was over flowing.
    Sorry to hear Amy had a big fallout with her friend, must have been a big one that has changed the relationship to such an extent. So glad she has lots of other friends though. So often when kids are so inseparable it is often to the exclusion of others and then when they fall out there is no one else.
    Hope she does well in her Foods practical. Boy, I remember 'Domestic Science'. We had to make a blue gingham bib apron and cross stitch a fancy design on it. When my sister and I were going through my mums things when she passed away I found the apron. I was quite surprised that she had kept it. I remember having to make bread rolls for our final exam in the 4th year before I left.
    It was interesting to read what a 16 year old can legally do. I was really surprised about the going in the pub and having a drink with a meal 18 is the legal age here.
    Wish Amy a belated Happy Birthday! Love your teddies!

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    1. It wasn't really a big fallout Janice, it was over something petty but I think Amy used it as an excuse to break away from her friend and the group. They were going in a certain direction that she didn't want to get involved in. As close as they were Amy also had other friends which 'adopted daughter' didn't like, so I think she felt a bit stifled by that as well. I'm glad she kept other friendships up though as she's still got other girls to go out with.

      Aww, how lovely to find your Mum had kept your apron. My sister made my Mum a pin cushion when she was little and I think she still has that.

      They can drink beer, lager, wine or cider with a meal but not spirits and only if somebody over 18 buys it for them. Amy's not that bothered about having a drink to be honest. She likes the idea but doesn't like the taste. Mind you I'd rather she asked for half a lager than glider lessons! xx

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    2. Good for Amy for recognizing that they were going in a direction she didn't want to go. Peer pressure can be so difficult for goods but Amy obviously got high self esteem and knows what she wants!! I'm with you on the glider lessons!!

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    3. goods?????, I meant kids, and we won't even talk about the bad grammar (has not got) sheesh!

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    4. She's a quiet girl Janice, but she knows her own mind. She's not a leader but definitely won't be led into something she doesn't want to do either, which I'm grateful for. Thankfully she had other friends outside of the group so I'm sure that helped in being able to break away. She's really focused on her exams at the moment but still manages to get out and have a good time. It's all about balance isn't it. xx

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