Jack’s birthday and a day in the snow


Sam's snowman Well I'm delighted to say that Jack's 16th birthday was a great success - six lovely kids and very little in the way of muddle to deal with afterwards!! There was only a slight amount of panic prior to them all arriving when the fuse responsible for lighting the whole top half of the house kept tripping out!

Jack was fine showering in the dark – the same could not be said for me attempting to apply make-up by the light of my magic torch!!! Fab for dealing with emergencies, but none as extreme as holding the torch in one hand while applying eyeliner with the other. The kids were too polite to point out my somewhat surprised expression.

To be honest the party all seems an age away in the wake of THE SNOW! As yesterday was actually Jack's birthday, he was thrilled to bits to officially have the day off. I was very relieved to not be due in to work as I wouldn't have got into the car, let alone off the drive, but I did dig out my skiing outfit and head into the garden to make a miniature snowman for Sam to see from his window… it made him smile. Marks out of 10 anyone??

Snowy scene Seriously though, I know how treacherous it was and only hope that you didn't have to venture out unless it was on skis… so slippery underfoot and lethal on the roads. Fingers crossed it's only going to be with us for a few more days, so hopefully I'll be with you at midnight on Wednesday with a special Sleep Week TSV… any ideas what it might be?

Take care, stay warm and if possible stay indoors!

Love Ali xx

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