Friday, 23 October 2015

And breath...


Yesterday I finished work for 10 days as today was an Inset Day for the girls and it's Half Term for all next week.

So after work and before pick up yesterday, I raced about and got all my packages posted in our newly referb'ed Post Office; at 2pm it had only been open for a half hour, and people were still frantically putting up shelves and displays and poor Michael the postmaster didn't even have his new chair yet.

Anyway in amongst the pile was my #ukminiswap parcel, and today it arrived with my partner Rosie, she was very happy.  Phew ;)

This was her first swap, I believe I made it worth her while.

Today I was up at the crack of dawn with hubby and son getting out the door for 7.45, and it wasn't until after 1pm, and over 5,000 steps according to my fitbit, that I was able to grab a shower, having decided to do more sorting and chucking in the girls' bedroom and clean the house and change all the bedding.

They now have a huge packing box full of all their belongings which need to be redistributed into all the empty cupboards, drawers and boxes that we looted.  At least a wheelie bin of recycling, mostly of the paper variety, a tonne of books for the charity shop and bin bags of real rubbish.  I have put aside a few of their baby books, all those lovely That's Not My… Usbourne books and a few others to go into the loft, but other than that I was ruthless.  Grrrr!  We just have the cuddly toys and old clothes to heartlessly cull, and then I will be totally happy.

We went to Costa to celebrate the de-cluttering before picking up the lad…

… and I am just waiting on the last load of tumble-drying to finish and my day will be done.  No energy to do anything but drink tea and sleep this evening, but thinking that with horrible chores out the way I will be able to enjoy Half Term and maybe get some sewing in.  Hope so!

Have a less frantic weekend folks; c'mon you All Blacks x


  1. didn't the all blacks do well? Now all the home countries are out, I've switched allegiance to NZ. Great pouch, I'm sure your partner was delighted. ~Was thinking of the fitbit for my husband for Christmas. What do you think of it?

  2. That was a lovely swap package, all of the colour themed extras work really well with the pouch. x

  3. Gosh, you were busy! And good luck with the cuddly toy cull - that's always the worst thing to get them to chuck, innit? "but he's so cuuuuuuuute!"

  4. Gosh, you were busy! And good luck with the cuddly toy cull - that's always the worst thing to get them to chuck, innit? "but he's so cuuuuuuuute!"

  5. Congratulations! What an accomplishment! It does seem as if the first half of culling is fairly easy (once I decide to do it) but last half is the hardest part. But do we really need six cookie sheets and four bundt pans?!

  6. Blimey, you've started half term at a run! Hope the cuddly toy cull went smoothly...


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