Thursday, 2 June 2016

A bit of a catch-up!

Hi everyone,

Well I'm pleased to say that the children are much better, although Henry is still rather scabby! He's been a busy boy too...desperately trying to crawl and cut another tooth...that's seven now! 

Daisy is on her half-term holiday from nursery. The weather has been awful here  so there's been more crafting at the kitchen table than playing outside. She's so happy cutting and sticking, painting, colouring, dot-to-dot,play dough, plastercine. Such a creative little girl. She's recently started a scrapbook with all her fun days and adventures in there. We try to do lots of simple old fashioned activities.

There's been lots of sorting and decluttering but still more to do. 

Here's a catch-up of what we've been up to...

I rarely treat myself to brand new books, but picked up a few things online...
Hope and Glory DVD...I love World War Two books and films.

A 1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s.

I adore the Nella Last diaries and am currently reading this one...




Collecting flowers on the walk home from nursery...


Spag Bol...one of Daisy's favourites...


Sticky toffee pudding (not homemade!!!) comfort food was needed.


A quick and easy recipe...thank you Michelle (remembering the old ways) take a look at her blog...it's amazing :)


Daisy's been baking...


Meat from a nearby village butchers. Pricey but so much nicer than supermarket meat...


A Sunday trip to the hills, started with the woodland walk...


Looking for Peter Rabbit...


Jake had fun too!


Kite flying...


Homemade sausage rolls and a picky tea...


A double yolker for breakfast!


A new baby blanket for Henry. It's so soft...


New shoes for Daisy!...


Toad in the hole...


An order of crafty bits and bobs for Daisy...


Another of Michelle's recipes...a wartime potato and cheese pie :)


That's it for now. 

I have lots of planning to do for our holiday on the Isle of Wight! We are so excited! 

Be back soon!

Mandy x

5 comments:

  1. Yes the simple things are best. I enjoyed reading your catch up. Jean

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  2. Lovely post, it took me right back to my days with a small son and 2 slightly bigger brothers.

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  3. You have picky tea, we have "piggy" tea with our grandchildren. I put all sorts of good things and the occasional treat on the table and then the combination of flavours is up to them. For quite a while a favourite was chocolate spread and ham! It is amazing how well they eat when they think they are choosing their meal.
    Over the last few weeks I have read your blog from the beginning and am filled with admiration for you both. I know how hard grandparenting is and you are coping with a really difficult situation calling for great tolerance, tact and diplomacy. I think both your children and grandchildren are truly blessed to have you though I'm sure you have bleak times too. I hope that the innocent love small children can give acts as a balm when you are feeing worn out and stressed. Have a wonderful holiday, you deserve it! Sue
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  4. Such pretty photos you shared:)
    I am also a fan of Nella Last and have read all 3. You will like it.

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  5. Finally catching up with your catch up!
    You have been busy, Mandy.
    Glad the children are better & enjoy your holiday.

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