Talk about making a tit of oneself. A true wardrobe malfunction that only Judy Finnigan would relate to.
We've not had a working dishwasher since we moved here in January, so I was thrilled to see the electrician (although as it transpires, not as happy as he was to see me). I think I realised we had problems with the machine after two weeks of living in the new place and discovering a large salmon skin in amongst the dishes and plates which hasn't come out clean....and realising we hadn't actually eaten fish since moving in. Gross.
So we get a new dishwasher sometime soon and because we are currently renting, we don't pick up the bill. Ka-ching! A definite upside of being a tenant.
OK, who else is pig sick of the weather? It is making me fed up and gloomy. The kids are ill today (nothing major - the Princess saw a doc as she has tummy pains and the Prince is a snot-fest) so while they languished watching all kinds of drivel on the box, I baked a lemon drizzle loaf, made a quick keylime pie (how easy is that dessert?! Me likey) and made dinner for tomorrow (we have friends coming for the day and the husband is working so I actually have to do all the entertaining alone).
Then I cleaned the entire house. Hoovering, dusting, washing floors, clean bedding. I am knackered now, let me tell you. I had to resort to eating fishfingers and chips for tea, I couldn't be jiggered to do anything else.
But this hopefully means my crochet blanket will grow a little tonight. I really refuse to do anything else tonight now. The kids have been scrapping all day and I am wrung out!
Onto the treasures from the cherry tree this week. I have found an epic charity shop called the Sussex Horse Rescue Trust. Oh lordy it's awesome. The women who run it are very sweet but maths is perhaps not their strong subject as they often don't bother pricing stuff, they just pluck a figure off the top of their heads.
Like this pair of Start Rite shoes that I spotted. Brand new. 50p, they told me. Was that ok, they asked!!!! Ha! Too flamin' right it was! They are lush and the Prince is chuffed.
|And the winner of the worst toddler hairstyle goes to...|
|Yes we get it already. You are VERY PLEASED!|
|Getting slightly bored of Kidston but loving this design|
|Handy for storing "ladies' things" in the bathroom|
I also bought this for my sister Anna who adores all things zebra. I was 70p short so the lovely cherry tree ladies let me have it for £2.30. What a steal. I shall be bunging lots of donations their way.
And lovely Gem at http://dreamsofalifeinthecountry.blogspot.co.uk/ has awarded me the Sunshine Award. How lovely of her. Now, I have a confession, I think some other lovely lass awarded me this a week or two ago but I forgot who......HELP! Makes me look dead ungrateful but I'm not, honest, I am just a scatterbrain of the highest denomination. Soz, like.
Apparently I need to fill in the following facts: And it's doing a weird white block which I can't rectify and am too tired to faff. Forgive me.
1). Favourite Colour? Pink to make the boys wink, natch.
2). Favourite Number? I don't really have one but I will say 4 and 9 because they are connected to me and the husband. When we first exchanged phone numbers after copping off at an indie disco in 1996, we very nearly didn't hook up again. His written number 4 looks like a 9 so for days I dialled the number. Then assumed he wasn't interested. Finally phoned the operator who confirmed I'd been phoning a sewing machine shop......I then realised the 4 may actually be a 9 and bingo! Snogs galore!
3). Favourite Animal? Goat. Actually, before I had my tonsils out, I could do the best goat bleat ever. Fact. I am also partial to a black Scottie dog.
4). Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink? Gin. Oh...um. Tea. Me and the husband drink oodles.
5).Do I Prefer Facebook or Twitter? I came off Facebook as found it a bit soul destroying. Then Twitter beckoned. But I dip in and out and am not addicted. Yet.
6). What Is My Passion? The sea. The fresh air. Cake. And lots of it. And Bon Jovi, although not a lot of people know that...
7). Do I prefer Giving Or Receiving? Are we talking about presents here????!??!?!!?!? If so, giving. Everytime.
8).Favourite Patterns? Anything with a bit of chintz.
9). Favourite Day Of The Week? Friday, the best is yet to come.
10). Favourite Flower. Sunflowers and roses. Mind you, the smell of sweetpeas melts me every time too.
I would like to pass that award on to five blogs I love:
1. Rachael at twenty-something-sherbet.blogspot.co.uk
2. Missy at edithflorencediaryofahome.blogspot.co.uk
3. Marina at evelynmayvintage.blogspot.co.uk
4. Tracy at tracynko-motile.blogspot.co.uk
5. Fee at chippernelly.blogspot.co.uk (she is nearly on 200 followers, so hurry up and follower her as she's promised a giveaway and I for one am excited).
Ooh and on a final note, the lovely Anita at Castles Crowns and Cottages is hosting a Paris link party on June 8th. Hop over to her stunning, delightful blog to get involved.