We’ve nearly completed week 2 in the house! I say ‘the’ house as it doesn’t feel like home yet! If anything, it feels a little depressing! Not because we don’t like it, or it’s not nice, it’s just cold and empty with the bare minimum furnishings! We had been told our beloved belongings would arrive tomorrow, which has now been delayed by a week! “A week? Only a week?” I hear you say!!! Honestly, I wept, in fact I think I may have been heard sobbing to myself! Ok, I know there are worse things happening in the world, but right now, 10,000 miles from home, with no curtains, and only 3 pairs of shoes, this is BAD news! The kids are missing their teddies, Tim is missing all our photographs on the walls, and I am missing my Magimix! In fact I am missing all things ‘kitchen’. We have been given 4 plates, 4 bowls, 4 forks etc etc! The three saucepans we have, are exactly that, pans for sauce! Slighty too small to make enough porridge for baby bear, let alone feed Goldilocks too! So, next Friday, I am crossing my fingers, (feel free to join in) I will be lying on my sofa, wrapped in a wonderfully snugly welsh blanket, sipping warm tea from an Emma Bridgewater mug, whilst flicking through my much missed ‘Domestic goddess’ cookbooks! This doesn’t mean on Saturday morning I will have miraculously turned into Nigella, but bloody hell I will be loving making our home all homely!!
Apart from the moment sobbing about the furniture, we have had a pretty good week! Poppy has settled in petty well at school, although she is “hating” having to play the recorder! To be honest, I am hating her playing the recorder! (I knew those earplugs from the plane would be a winner). She is playing lots of sports, getting lots of homework, and she seems pretty cool about the whole thing! So, that’s a weight off my mind!
Monty had his second swimming lesson this week! After much whingeing and screaming, “I dont like the black lady, I don’t like the black lady” (referring to the colour of the teachers hat last week ) over and over again, I managed to bribe him with a new digger and he got into the pool! I am pretty sure everyone in Fitness First thinks he is a massive racist! I didn’t have time to explain!
So it’s Thursday, which is library day for us! We are off to get some books, have a play and then it’ll be time for a nap! Walking Pops to school is wearing Monty out! Yippee! Two hours peace in the afternoon is bliss! Almost makes me want another! Oh, no hold on, not when this is in our doorstep!
Or maybe that would help!