Monday, 11 April 2016

A mini spring clean

Thomas and Amy were back at school today. Thomas was really nervous about going in because he has a new teacher and even though he taught the class for a couple of days last term, Thomas doesn't like change. I must admit I was a bit worried, but he came home quite happy and seems to like Mr K.

While he was bracing himself for that I was bracing myself for my smear, which is now over and done with for another 3 years. I'm not one to brag but apparently I have a very neat cervix! While I was there I got booked in for a lifestyle check in a couple of weeks which covers BP, weight, diet etc. It's an age thing apparently.

On the way home I popped into Middleton for 3 polo shirts for Thomas. They're out of winter uniform now (shirts and ties) and in summer uniform (polo shirts). I love summer uniform, it's so much easier.

My project of the week is to work through each room and give it a spring clean and a good clear out as things are mounting up again. Thomas' room was first on the list. This lot had been dumped in his wardrobe from the January blitz. It's mainly clothes that I didn't want to put in the shed because of the damp.
Then I took everything out of his wardrobe wiped it down and put everything back in order, not that he'll notice as he never goes in here.
Because we all know this is his favourite drawer!  
And this is what I cleared from his room ready for a car boot or the charity shop. Does anybody ever clean a room, then keep walking into it because it feels so much lighter and calmer for getting rid of all the junk, or is that just me?
I made a quick 'bung in the oven' tea tonight of fishcakes, chips and salad although I passed on the chips due to the official weigh in that's looming.
Tomorrow we're off to the Trough of Bowland which I'm really looking forward to. I doubt very much we'll be buying but I'll let you know how we get on.

xxx

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  1. Going back to school to a new teacher can be quite scary. I'm glad Thomas seems to like his new teacher.

    Glad you got your smear done and booked the other tests, too. Hope all the results will be good.

    Spring cleaning and decluttering! That's something I should be doing, myself! I have good intentions to do so, but end up keeping everything!

    Hope you have a lovely day, tomorrow, as you start your search for the holiday home.

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    1. Thomas seems to have really taken to his teacher and if I had a grateful list that would definitely be Number 1. He doesn't always handle change very well so I'm glad he's happy.

      It's only clutter if you don't want to keep it! Trouble is I'm very minimalistic so I tend to feel cluttered very easily.

      Our search wasn't fruitful today, but we have another site to look at in Cheshire so all is not yet lost. xx

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  2. I'm glad Thomas found his new teacher ok. I hope your lifestyle check up goes well. The nurse who did mine was definitely from the 'do as I say and not as I do' category. :-) I hope you enjoy your site search. I think that will be fun in itself even if you don't find anywhere suitable just yet. X

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    1. There's nothing worse than a dogmatic nurse, especially ones that could really do with taking their own advice. Thankfully my nurse is really nice although I might see a different side to her when I step on the scales haha.

      I had high hopes for the TOB and don't mind admitting I was a bit disappointed it wasn't for us. But yes, the drive out was lovely and lunch was very good indeed. xx

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  3. A change of teachers can be hard, glad Thomas was okay after his first day back

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    1. It is hard and Thomas can take a while to settle in with new teachers. Plus from the teacher's point of view it can take a while to get used to Thomas. By the time they've both figured each other out we can be several chats down the line and at half term! Thankfully, from what he's said they seem to have hit it off. xx

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  4. I'm doing a bit of tidying and de cluttering though it's taking me forever as I'm reminiscing over every little thing I find!! I will grow up to be one of those little old ladies who becomes trapped in her house behind boxes!

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    1. Haha, I'll come and post teabags through your letterbox when you're stuck. There's not much to reminisce about here really. Just a load of old clothes, paperwork that never gets filed and bit and bobs of stuff that get dumped. Are you filling your craft wardrobe with lots of lovely 'keep' piles as you go along. xx

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  5. I love how, once you set your mind to a task, you just get on with it. There's too much procrastination here. So I may have to borrow you. Hope you're having a good day (had to Google 'Trough of Bowland'!).

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    1. Well the blog hasn't conveyed that I've been thinking 'I really must do Thomas' wardrobe' for a few weeks now haha. Although when I've decided today is the day for whatever, there's no stopping me.

      I didn't have a clue where TOB was either. If nothing comes of our venture at least my geography might improve :) xx

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  6. The schools are still off here. It seems schools all over the country handled the Easter holidays very differently this year with some breaking up at Easter, some before and some after. Glad it all went ok for Thomas with his new teacher. Well done with the spring clean, the blitzing is an ongoing project here. Hope you find something you like today.

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  7. The schools are still off here. It seems schools all over the country handled the Easter holidays very differently this year with some breaking up at Easter, some before and some after. Glad it all went ok for Thomas with his new teacher. Well done with the spring clean, the blitzing is an ongoing project here. Hope you find something you like today.

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    1. Yes it has been a bit hit and miss with school holidays. I know Rachel over at Eternally 28 had the Easter weekend, then went back and is now on holiday again. Thomas seems to have taken a real liking to his teacher, which is a big weight off my mind. I think blitzing is always an on-going thing! No luck today I'm afraid, but we had a lovely drive out. xx

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  8. oh, I can understand his nerves and your concern. It's so important that they like their teacher and don't feel gloomy going in each day. So pleased it all worked out.

    I wonder if it's a Kids Are Back At School So I Can Clean Again mum thing? I got in Violet's room today and had a mini clean. She has had two bags of crap sitting on small chairs since Christmas. I've asked her to sort them out a million times, but she declared them 'all sorted out'. Hmpf. Well, they aren't there any more! :O) When she saw it, she was so pleased with how tidy it looked with such a small alteration, that she's asked me to give her room a clean, tidy and 'little makeover' tomorrow. God help me! But I think I'll take her up on it. :O)

    salad looks good. Well done on passing the chips, I'd have scoffed some. Also, congrats on the neat cervix! :O/

    xx

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    1. The neat cervix made me giggle. I could have had a really untidy one and been none the wiser - oh the shame lol.

      I think it is a 'kids back at school' thing. I feel like I need to go through the whole house before I can happily get on with my own things. Thankfully, it's not too bad, but I want to keep on top of it after January's blitz.

      I 'hide' bits and bobs the kids have and don't bother with and if they don't ask for them I throw them away or donate them to charity. I've long given up asking if they want them because they always do!

      Do you have plans for Violet's mini room make-over? You'll have to show us what you've done. xx

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