Wednesday, 11 August 2010

I love Wednesday mornings!

It's Elanor's happy hour. On Tuesday night we can send her to bed in a flutter of excitement that her vegetables are coming in the morning. The veg man is akin to Father Christmas.

First thing in the morning she legs it outside and comes in proudly bearing her veg box. After breakfast she gets to announce the contents delightedly. And then she is allowed to destalk, wash and prepare the whole lot for the fridge. Occupies her for ages and I don't have to do a thing! There is so much more for little fingers to do when everything isn't ready prepared. Supermarket food is so frustrating for a budding little cook - it's all chop, and cook. Tough when you're not allowed sharp knives or near the cooker....

Thursday, 5 August 2010

My little one is getting so big....

July, 2010

November, 2006

I had my big little girl fast asleep on my back in Didymos Stendhal yesterday. Every time this happens now I wonder if it will be the last time. She is a mighty three-and-three-quarters, and we are starting to look forward to her fourth birthday. She would like a party with a horse, and a cake with lots of numbers, chocolate flavour with special bacon. Don't ask.

I know we're lucky to have wrapped for this long, especially as she is no small girl. We have exclusively slung for just over 3.5 years, and I think that needs some celebrating! Browsing the shops free and easy whilst she slept on my back, oblivious, yesterday - it was lovely. Although I am more and more aware of the *looks* these days. Brazen as I am in staring them down.

One day it will be the last time, and I guess that will be OK, and we won't notice, and life will go on. One day I will teach her to carry her own babies. Apparently she is going to have a baby boy when she is a big lady - probably twenty - and call him Dylan. Not too long to wait, then!

Saturday, 17 July 2010


IMG_2919.cake, originally uploaded by manda2177.

Could this be the coolest cake ever? It reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland. It's truly wonderful. One of these days I might have a go at making one. Perhaps I can start influencing Elanor now so by her birthday she's asking for a rainbow cake.....


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Sweet confusings

See how many you can solve...Highlight for the answers!

What's that flower?

It's an Elanorflower. It was an elderflower

What's that animal?

It's a Hippybottomus. Hippopotamus

What do you use when it's raining?

A bumrella Umbrella

Where do dinosaurs live?

In the sink. They're extinct

Do you have a tummyache?

No I have pasta. Granmum died of pasta. Cancer

What's that shape?

It's a sextangle rectangle

What's that noise?

It was my windmill I farted

Oh look the lady has got a balloon for you!

I don't want a balloon, I want a waybulloon argh cbeebies!!

I'm baaaaa-cck!

I've been gone, but I'm back now. I got through the probate, I got through my studies and sat the dreaded exam, and at last I have a little time for internet fripperies. I have loads of funny stories to make up for it!

Here is some fun and fabulousness out of the mouths of babes....

Friday, 16 April 2010

How to travel with your baby....

Put him on your back at the station and keep your hands free.

Then feed him on the train whilst you take in the view.