Thomas with his winnings. Not that I've been to collect them, but he's badgered me so much that I borrowed the money off Amy, gave it to him and I'll re-pay her tomorrow. He likes money does our Thomas but it burns a hole in his pocket. He's becoming a bit of a poseur for the blog and if he doesn't like the photo I've taken will make me take another. He was happy with this one and gave it his seal of approval.
I got up this morning full of the joys of spring and set to shortening Thomas' school trousers. What a nightmare. I measured them wrong and when he tried them on they were under his heel, so I had to unpick them and start over. Then the shuttle ran out, the cotton broke (serves me right for buying the cheap stuff), and when he tried them on again, they were still a smidgen too long and "didn't feel right", so the whole process had to start again. I got in a right strop about it and took to my bed for 10 minutes (I got bored after 5, but held out to save face). Anyway, to avoid ruining the day, I'll do the others in the week.
I decided retreating to my comfort zone of knitting was a better option where I have a charity knitting experiment on the go. I don't usually go for pastels but it's for a little girl and the colours remind me of ice-cream for some reason.
Plans for the week include, kids back to school, a visit to the nurse, Middleton with Mum, Bury with Mark and a visit to the Trough of Bowland.
After a long hard think and lots of debate weighing up the pros and cons we've decided we'd like to buy a holiday home/static caravan. We've visited 2 sites over on the Fylde coast but they weren't exactly what we were looking for and our next port of call is the Trough of Bowland.
Our list of 'wants' is quite high and we won't buy for the sake of it, so I don't think it'll be a quick process, but making the decision to actually do it is a pretty big part of the process completed. We've been toying with the idea for the past couple of years and having done it before are going into it with our eyes wide open this time.
And even if we don't find anything, it's our Tuesday trips sorted for the next few weeks!