Damn it! I am fed up people keep jacking in their jobs with no other job in the pipeline! I am positively green with envy.
I want to do it but with two kids that I try to give the earth to (to my detriment I must say) a mortgage, an obsessive shopping habit and a love for holidays in the sun. It’s never going to be an option for me.
So let me think how this could possibly ever work………..loud ticking and grinding noises coming from my head whilst I invent some imaginary scheme.
Got it! the plan is, she says chuckling with an evil villain world domination style cackle.
- Become a full time paid for blogger – Really? Is there such a thing?
- Be sponsored by a car company that will just give me a car to drive especially ifs its one of their newest ones ALFA ROMEO, can you hear me
- Be sponsored by a supermarket or home delivery food option that delivers a veg and meat box and then I have to make dinners and blog daily about what I concoct. Though I must really learn to cook too. That may be a challenge!
- Find a way of become an ‘extreme couponer’ in the UK.
- Become a ambassador for some brands such as First Choice, Eurocamps, Dulux, I Love Wallpaper, Cargo, IKEA.
Such a pipe dream.
Ha ha well its worth a thought but now back to reality with a bump and to cook the Sunday dinner.
Legs needed some new shoes. School shoes are fine but weekend shoes were a bit small and battered, hours of scootering (is that the term?) and general scuffing and using shoes as braking devices whilst riding bikes etc.
Saturday and a trip to town to see what we could find was on the cards. Firstly, I had to release the boy from the chair into which he was wedged with iPad playing games. That was a struggle in itself and off we went to the shops.
We went to WWW.CLARKS.CO.UK in the Orchard Centre in Didcot.
‘Bad move’ I thought as I stood for a minute in the door way, hands on hips surveying the chaos that was before me. It seemed as though half of the population of 18 month olds were getting shoes today.
I drew in a deep breath and stepped further into the shop with Legs in tow.
We picked a number from the ‘deli machine’.
Our number was………41. Asked legs to work out how many children had to be seen before it was our turn to be told ‘just be patient please mummy I am sure they won’t be long’ I felt like I was being told off. Blinking kids!
Whilst we waited for our number to be called we perused the shoes on the shelf.
Legs had seen a pair of boots with orange sole and orange laces. He stood patiently clutching the boot he had chosen. Our number was called fairly quickly and his ears pricked up like a little terrier. ‘Is me, I am here’ he shouted to the lady. ‘I would really like these ones’ and handed the orange soled boots to the assistant.
He stood on the measuring machine and his feet are now a 13G so the assistant (in fact I think she was the manager) went to see what boots they had in his size. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the orange soled boot but instead he chose these, which were much easier to get on with not only a lace but also a zip.
Details about these boots are here and now they are now reduced!
Clarks have a fabulous collection of boots for boys. Have a look for yourself by clicking on this link Clarks Boys Boots Collection
What more can I say he loves them. He is gutted he can’t wear them to school though actually he probably could.
Good quality, Good Fit and liked by the boy, what else could a mum ask for besides a pair of shoes for herself, possibly these ones?
*Post in collaboration with Clarks
Gadget Show Live 2014
I love watching The Gadget Show and it was back on the gogglebox tonight. Today I have made the fatal error of putting it on when ‘him indoors’ is in! Flipping bad move.
Not sure if I have a secret crush on Jason Bradbury or just the amazing technology that they show. Being a Gadget Show researcher would be my ideal job. I am not bothered about gaming that’s not my cup of tea but other technology such as cameras, phones, tablets, general everyday stuff and the really bizarre tech. I want it all she says sounding just like Verruca Salt.
Anyway, back on track. I love to watch and tonight I have my own running commentary from Him. Commenting on costs of cameras, muttering and mmmming and tutting and now they have just said a new version of PS Vita has been released so another reason to mumble randomly and wave arms at the telly. It is making me more irritated by the minute, I might have to turn it off.
I want to go to the Gadget Show Live 2014 I missed out last year and I am sure I would spend a fortune. **remember to start saving! You could get your tickets from their website.
Oh no, now I have to sit and listen to him cooing over the competition, whilst the presenters reel of the prizes (and there are loads). ‘ I like that , oh yeah one of those would be good’ Goodness gracious, someone save me please.
I have entered the competition, like I do every time, but never win. One day I WILL win, one day!
Thank goodness I have TIVO and have recorded it. I might watch it again another day without the running commentary and critique issued by HIM.
Next I am going to watch The Walking Dead. Lets see if he watches that she says with an evil glint in her eye knowing full well he will find something else to do.
Last night was Luca’s first sleep over at ours.
Moe was so excited ‘Luca can sleep in my bed with me’ but Luca already had other ideas. The plan was to let him sleep in Legs bottom bunk bed. Legs was not best pleased as he didn’t want to share his bedroom. I think ‘nose out of joint’ was a phrase apt for Legs.
Anyway, after some busy trampolining, dog walking with Uncle Kev and Muffin. Some macaroni cheese and sausages, a bit of jelly and some telly aka Peppa pig and twittwoos (minions) Luca decided he was tired and the only place he wanted to sleep was Lainey’s bed. Uncle Tim was relegated to the bottom bunk (she says chuckling).
I was expecting to be up all night and was pleasantly surprised when he decided he wanted to go to bed. Not a bad night, asleep by 10.30pm in a place he had never slept before without mummy. Woke once in the night and after a cuddle went back to sleep instantly until 8.30am.
He can come again.
That’s it my motivation has hit the floor. I think I am not in the right frame of mind to be productive this afternoon.
I wonder if I can find some colouring in to do or might just shuffle paper on my desk.
Seems that some people can actually make a living from not doing any work and just shuffling papers. So this afternoon I am going to take a leaf from their books. The internet is going to be severely abused. Then tea and hot cross buns at 3ish. Then to find something else to do. Might even be pushed to do my training modules, at least it will get them out of the way!
Competition – Fancy Getting Crafty With Hobbycraft*
If you have been reading my blog you may have caught a few glimpses of my crafty up cycling activities. We all love crafting and spend hours in Hobbycraft which is becoming a home from home. I even love that they do little sessions that you can join in with in the shops too.
Here is a little crafty competition for you.
Tala Cooking Set
Why? I need to learn how to cook and now we now have an allotment I will be learning lots of new recipes this year so maybe if you win this you can share your recipes with me. Though no pressure, just for fun.
I may be getting old and a bit sentimental but I think the years with the boys have flown past so quickly that I am going to challenge the boys to keep a scrapbook to document and record things that happen and things that they remember.
This is going in Leg’s as a reminder that at gone midnight he still wasn’t asleep and I lost it and shouted at him to go to bed so its blatantly obvious that as a mum I don’t care about him. mmmm really?
How do I enter? Easy peasey, I love easy just click on this link a Rafflecopter giveaway
Once you have completed the Rafflecopter challenges sit and wait and I’ll let you know who has won after the 7/3/2014
Good Luck x
*prizes were donated by www.hobbycraft.co.uk