I'm sure those of you ensconced in school holidays will agree that by the time our little darlings are dreaming sweet dreams, we are just about fit for a G & T and an early night too. That's why my netbook and I have not been busy for a good few weeks!
So, in between being at QVC with you all, my household has been FULL ON with bells and whistles on! We've had all the usual attempts to entertain Tom, Joe and Maddie, let alone Dan, whilst desperately trying to retain control over the Wii remotes, enough said…
However, the fantastic days of divine sunshine put us all in happy moods, though poor Twinkle, our kitten, watching us with desperate eyes whilst we all played out is tricky to bear.
Injection No.2 was done today and her operation is in the diary, so Twinks can be allowed out into the big exciting world soon. In the meantime, I've actually bought a kitten harness and lead so Maddie can 'walk' her around the garden! Can you believe it, I'm such a soft touch. Maddie can be so persuasive!
Summer hols in the Dales
Our family time this summer was spent up in Yorkshire at our family cottage. My memories of freedom to just explore the beautiful Dales as a little girl seem even more powerful as I revisit haunts with my three.
I remember taking Dan up there for the first time and feeling completely at peace…not quite the same feelings I have these days with the children, although there is always a feeling of complete happiness and an ability to well, breathe!
We sadly had rain on most days but it didn't dampen our spirits as we tackled the Jorvick museum in York, went underground at White Scar Caves, pottered around Skipton and sauntered around the village for our early evening walk. Bliss!
We returned home to the wonderfully thrilling news that we have planning permission at last! HOORAY HOORAH!
We moved in on 6th March and the whole process has taken forever. It's been a huge test for Mrs Impatient, as you know I just can't (or should that be wont wait). Somehow I suspect the biggest test of patience is still to come particularly as quotes and budgets are SO not matching if you know what I'm saying.
Also, I just struggle with the seemingly massive costs of the dullest things in the history of the world – I mean roofs, bricks, windows even…
The thing for me is I absolutely fall in love with things, Here's an example, the most divinely delectable antique glass French chandelier that Dan and I saw a few weeks ago completely captured my heart at first glance, and Dan's I might add.
So, after huge discussion and negotiations the utterly stunning light now has my name and a SOLD sticker on it!!!
Collection of it is however another matter, as is the fact it's massive! Dan keeps laughing that there will be no kitchen or bathrooms or loos but I'll be happy gazing upwards at my beautiful chandelier! Good job he loves me!
Oh, I must just share the fruits of my, ok our labour with you! Check out the vegetables and eggs from our lovely little hens and veg patch. Mr Scarecrow is doing a fine old job keeping the birds away, I must actually crow about him(s`cuse the pun) because I made him!
OK I admit it was a kit Grannie bought for Tom but four and a half hours of labour and twine and needles and painting his face etc etc, constitutes as making him in my book!
So, as you can see we certainly have a lovely time in our outside space here, but will I survive the creation of the indoor space that is the question?!
At least the thought of my chandelier will help me forget the state of it all and transport me to a more glamorous and beautiful world…
What do you think, will I survive?
Lots of love for now,