They've got a new puppy and the whole neighbourhood can hear her 'singing' at the top of her voice "wee, wees Barney, good boy Barney, well done Barney" along with lots of clapping. Bad enough during the day but at 11pm? Why anybody thinks clapping loudly when a dog pees is acceptable at 11pm is beyond me. The problem isn't that she's doing any of this - it's just the volume she's doing it at. People have no consideration these days.
Not much has been happening at Number 38 this week. I didn't have my hair cut because as is often the case lately, I don't know what day it is, let alone what week it is and I'm not booked in until this Wednesday.
There are lots of appointments this week actually. Sparky is having his hair cut tomorrow, we have the opticians and the dentist on Tuesday, hairdressers Wednesday and Sienna Thursday.
Speaking of the little lady, our first stint at baby minding went quite well. It's a long day though. Matt dropped her off at 7.15am and Mark took her home at 6.30pm. The story telling session wasn't on at the library because some schools are still on holiday, so I took her for a long walk instead.
Sophie sent her routine over but of course, she's far more interested in watching us and the dogs mooch around than going to sleep. The hardest part of the day was tea time. Sophie asked if we'd bath her because it's part of her bedtime routine but to fit this in before taking her home meant it had to happen just after tea. To be honest this just about finished me off. In fact I didn't eat because I knew I wouldn't be able to bend over the bath afterwards. Plus she didn't enjoy it. She might love splashing around in her own bath with mummy - but she screamed the house down with Granny. I think in future it'll have to be a quick wipe down and PJ's on.
I did my wardrobe yesterday and have gathered all the bits of knitting I've stuffed into corners that I've done over the past few weeks which I'll post off to Knit for Peace.
Thomas' wardrobe and bedroom is my main priority though. I need to sort through his clothes and buy a couple of t-shirts for him not to wear this summer! He refuses to wear tracky bottoms any more, preferring shorts - no matter what the weather - so I need to buy a couple of pairs of those as well and of course re-stock the PJ bottoms. His helmet/hat obsession is also over and I've got his permission to donate these to school if they want them for their dressing up box.
I've just had a spurt of energy and done an hour of tidying up, made lunch boxes and wrestled Thomas into the shower.
Now it's time for a cup of tea and a flick through a magazine. In a while I'll be watching The Durrells (didn't realise there had been a first series of this but hoping I'll be able to pick it up) and Grantchester - I do like a bit of Robson Green and his cheeky smile.
Then it's our bedtime routine and tomorrow we'll be back at Monday starting all over again.
Hope you've all had a lovely week and have enjoyed your fair share of sunshine. Thanks for dropping by, it's always a pleasure to read your comments and have a chat.