Stuff on a Sunday – Jabs & Leon

The most testing time of the week was Thursday, always a shitty day anyway as I work 6.45-3pm whilst Sam does the preschool drop off and pick up and has Arlo at home in the middle. At 3 he brings the kids in to me at work and starts his shift and I head home with them. It’s not ideal but it means we don’t spend anything on extra childcare. Only this week it didn’t happen like that because of a meeting timed that meant one of us would have to miss it or miss picking Athena up (not an option, naturally!) so I left work early, shot home, picked up Arlo and rushed to get Athena whilst Sam rushed into work for the meeting. I then had to keep…

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Stuff on a Sunday – i360, colds and windows

I’ve been a bit slack with the old Stuff on a Sunday posts but I am determined to do them weekly from now until the end of the year, although I can’t promise they’ll be thrilling as I plan to do some mega hibernating this winter! So here’s what we’ve been up to over the last couple of weeks… I spent a lovely morning with my friend Nick who moved to Australia a few years ago, he was over visiting friends and family for a few weeks and he made a special trip to Brighton just before heading home so we could go up the i360 (and so he could meet the kids, Athena was a little dot when he saw her last!) The experience was pretty good, the views…

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Stuff on a Sunday 60: A new routine

This week has felt really different, not only are we suddenly having to stick to a solid routine of preschool but Sam and I went back to work after annual leave at the end of the week too. On top of that Arlo had two settling sessions at his Childminders before starting to do a full day next week. I had to get used to doing all the boring things like cooking and cleaning again after a week in hotels. This is our new ‘normal’. It also feels like the season changed in one day, as we drove back down to the south coast from the Lake District the rain followed us and it was autumn when we arrived home. Chillier nights, leaves on the ground and a sudden urge…

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Stuff on a Sunday 59 – Pizza and Me & Mine

The last time I did a Stuff on a Sunday post was about a month ago I reckon, and for some reason I’ve not had the time to write weekly updates. Well, I know the reason; lack of sleep and addiction to Stranger Things on Netflix. Anyway I thought I’d do a monthly round up post and our Me and Mine for August a few days early this month and kill two blog posts with one stone, as it were! This month has been busy without really achieving anything major if that makes any sense? We’ve had a couple of lazy PJ days to try and get over various ailments and re-charge our batteries a bit, but we’ve also had some lovely days out: West Dean Gardens where my mum took us…

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Stuff on a Sunday 58 – A shitty week

These last couple of weeks have been a bit crap, truth be told. After the kids recovered from chicken pox I came down with tonsillitis (of the ‘chronic’ kind whatever that may be according to my GP when I finally found time to go and see her!) but started with hot and cold flushes so extreme I thought I was getting the flu, then my glands became golfballs and I stopped being able to swallow anything. Did you know it’s contagious? I had no idea, but someone at work had it the week before so I’m blaming her. The day I felt the worst I was actually working because every other bugger had gone out on a team night out the day before so there was nobody to cover me…

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Stuff on a Sunday 57

This weeks ‘Stuff on a Sunday’ is sponsored by exhaustion, chocolate and rain. So poor Arlo has the chicken pox now, I thought he had miraculously escaped catching it from his sister but two days before the end of the maximum incubation period a little spot arrived on the side of his head, followed by a couple more. Of course it happened at the worst possible time as when we were just about to go away for a long weekend to see family and friends and go for a party for Sams cousins birthday.

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Stuff on a Sunday 56 – Chicken Pox and a rant

So, what have we done for the last week? Not a great deal really as poor Athena woke up on Monday (her 3rd Birthday!) with Chicken Pox! It meant we spent most of the week at home or at the beach where we weren’t risking spreading it about any more than we already had at her birthday party the day before we knew she had it! She dealt with it very well, although she keeps telling me she ‘neeeeeeeds’ calpol! She loved spreading the foam all over herself and it really did help as she didn’t scratch very much at all, Poxcillin I think it’s called? Anyway a week later and she has had no new spots since friday so I think we are safely un-quarantined! That is until Arlo…

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