Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Muchness going on.

Am still applying for stuff. UCAS is a drag but necessary. Kinda scary but I will either get in or not. Either way its good to know and then you can move on. Wondering is a pain.

I know I want to complete a masters if the Social work thing doesn't work out. Am thinking Community development. I would also love go dog groom but that costs as much as a masters degree lol. Always time later for that.

Enjoying the time at home at the moment. Well I am generally. At times I feel a little out of the real world and feel a bit pointless but I snap out of it. I will hopefully start work again soon, once I get the Italian police check sorted.  I much prefer housewifery and SAHM when I haven't got 8hrs to fill. Small boy helps too as does the hound. They have needs. I have purpose. 8 hrs is just way too long. 0815 to 1630 is ridiculous. How long does it take to clean and cook a few things? ( That was Italy and the duff school for you).

Anyway still trying to be frugal. I can see issues with the fridge and washing machine and hoover on the horizon. I will search  out good offers.

Started on xmas stocking fillers. We will not be silly this year. I have a list and a limit for daft presents.

Loving Aldi. We spend £70 a week and that includes beer and nappies, milk for the boy, and lunches  for the girl as well as nice evening meals. We are not bootstrap cooking but not being extravagant.  Lots of fresh fruit and perishables that are all used. Ok some times I have remnants of an iceberg lettuce.

Bought a nice canvas landscape or rather coastal scape for all of £1 from a charity shop. reminds me of Sugar Sands in Longhoughton, Northumberland. That and the cracking price I snaffled it straight up.

Boy now at toddler group and Rhyme time. This is only twice a week. I need something on a Wednesday I think. Day on, day off. Girl back as dance and drama and guitaring. Not sure if we should or can fit in swimming. We will have to see. It's not cheap either. 15 per 30 mins guitar and £145 per term for dance ( 1.5 hrs session though).

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Boots n brambles

Brand new Joules wellies for the tweeny girl. Free cycle of course and enough brambles scavenged to add to five pies if not more. Good day. Loads of brambles in this part of Surrey. I am late in scavenging. This was my first opportunity without children. Super dawg and I popped out and I improvised with a doggy doo bag. No doo and unused of course. It's not really very rural around here. Well not if you think in terms of North Northumberland rural but lots of green spaces.

Friday, 2 September 2016


Offered and collected bedside tables, single futon and a shelving unit.

Had to collect this evening so no weekly shop. Means I have to brave it tomorrow. Ewwww. But such is life.
We have enough food to last.

Edt to include Chairs! x 4 wooden. The require some TLC. They are perfect. Wooden and will replace two of the wooden ones that are looking a bit suspect and missing screws and joints are becomming loose. Just require a coat of varnish.

Oh I like this Freecycle in Surrey! The futon is ae and comes with a nice blue home made cover. Perfect for guests and will live in the boys room I think. Nice to sit on for stories. Tweeny girl can have it in her room when friends stay. She would like a bean bag for xmas.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Tweenage tantrums.

Brattiness or is it brattyness. I think the former. Anyway Tweeny girl is finidng it difficult to take responsibility when she is caught doing something wrong.  Oh we have strops and tantrums like a baby. She is 8. Today it was my make up. I caught her using my concealer for the second time. It is trashed. She has her own stuff to play with. She doesnt get to wear it outside of the house. I dont mind her messing about with it. She was told off and caught red handed. I shouted at her as I was furious at the waste and the fact it was the second time she has been caught. She shouted  out rude things and was rude and horrid. I had raised my voice but not in a screamy way. She then put her fingers in her ears and refused to listen to any talking to.

Over summer she was banned from the local sports centre play scheme for similar behaviour. She was told off and ran away out of the centre and went along the road. They dont have time for 1 2 1 so was out on her ear. 

She refuses to discuss it and explodes if we push it. I really dont like her behaviour very much at the moment. 

Anyway after a fashion and a time left alone we were able to talk to her.  There are most definitely issues afoot I feel.  These outbursts need to stop and I dont know how to stop them. 

Freecycle haul: Missed out on the bedside cabinets. Boo. But collected a rug - runner style and have a three shelf unit to collect tomorrow or saturday. I have further requests in for a single futon.