It dawned on me this week that there often lots of things that happen during the week, or that I read, or think about, that I would like to document. Though they are not big enough for their own post. I also wanted to document for my own sake my weeks in a sort of diary format because I am slowly losing the ability to remember things that happened an hour ago, let alone on Monday. So this newly weekly feature was born. I will probably forget to do it in a fortnight, but for now, here we are.
As weeks go, this was a funny one. Well, most weeks are in our house, there is no week that is ever “a normal one”.
We kicked off Monday by driving up to London to stay in my parent’s apartment overnight as Ellie had to be at This Morning at 7am the following morning. There is a great pub locally that does a mean burger or ham and chips. Or Martini
So it was rude not too really.
Tuesday Saw us up at 5am and in a car that had been sent for us at 6.30am. There is something a bit special about getting in a car prebooked for you, and I could see that Ellie might have got to used this service, though not the early start. It was even better on the way home when the car actually had her name on a board in the window so she knew which one was hers.
This Morning itself was a fantastic experience, and Ellie got throroughly spoiled and made to feel like a real life Cinderella. I think originally she was a bit “mum, why are we doing this, I dont actually want to be on TV” but once the wheels were in motion and she found herself at the mercy of Gok Wan it became much more of a treat.
It also left us with a rare afternoon in London, and a stone’s throw from Westfield.
Again, rude not to. Especially when your hair is perfect,and contains a diamante head band, and your make up is perfect
Wednesday was much more laid back. Well it was for me. Just a full on day of working and general house stuff. It was National Upycycling Day though and I was chuffed that my pot I had upcycled for Gumtree had recevied some nice comments at the award ceremony in London.
It was more prom prep on Thursday as Ellie had her nails done, alongside her BFF Bex. It was great fun to see them getting excited about getting ready and hearing them chat about the most ridiculous things. Nutcases the pair of them.
Mr B was out on Thursday night so Jonnie and Ellie and I treated ourselves to a mid week takeaway and watched junk on the telly.
We also booked two holidays. Which as hugely exciting. On Monday we didn’t think we would get even one but we have managed to book flights to sneak off soon, and then later in the year we have been offered a holiday to review. So there has been much talking about flights / insurance / car hire etc. All very exciting and a great boost.
It was finally here on Friday Prom Day. Last minute dash to M&S for pants (for Ellie, not me) and then she spent the afternoon at the pre prom party, kindly hosted by friends. Eight girls all having their hair and make up done, with some an amazing buffet, cakes and drinks. The girls all looked stunning as they headed off. Not quite as planned since the limo I had booked in March didn’t turn up. The less said about that the better, suffice to say I was livid. Friends parents pulled it out of the bag though and decorated their cars with gold ribbons and bows and they all headed off in convoy.
We rocked up to pick them up at midnight to find a parents party in full swing. Complete with jazzies and cupcakes
Mr B was up bright and early on Saturday as he was playing golf with Dan. I had to take Ellie to a friend’s house as she is off to Spain for a week as a post GCSE treat. Apparently skateboards are essential. Who knew? Then it was a quick trip to see my lovely friend Sarah for a catch up over tea and doughnuts. I didn’t realise how tired I was until I spent three hours asleep in the afternoon. Woops
Dinner with friends in the evening meant there was no prep or washing up for us. A treat I love. And they certainly know how to spoil us. The food was amazing, and the wine was copious. I clearly had too much to drink when I suggested we walk home at 1am, over a mile.
Today has been a day of catching up and planning for the week ahead. We have tried to start meal planning so we only have to do one shop a week, and also Jonnie and I are trying to be healthy and doing a smoothie everyday. But that meant braving Tesco in the morning. And then coming out to pouring rain so the planned barbecue will be an indoor one. Still, an incinerated sausage is an incinerated sausage right?
And Top Gear is back tonight. One of our favourite things to all watch together. So it will be bums on sofa at 8pm. Mr B won’t be drinking through it though as he has his annual MOT tomorrow with a fasting blood test at 8am. Though after rounding off Saturday night with a rather lovely 12 year old single malt he might not be drinking ever again.
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