Funny creatures, aren't they?
Seldom Seen and his friends seemed to enjoy the birthday sleepover, with its zombie movie, snacks, XBox games, and a ridiculously late night.
They all chose to sleep together in the living room, lined up on the rug like sardines in a tin, with a motley collection of pillows and cushions, sleep mats, quilts and sleeping bags. I can't believe they were comfortable, but I left them to it.
A Stern Voice was eventually required to get them to settle down and go to sleep. I do a good Stern Voice.
I seem to be gearing up for activity.
I've been planning our school's Christmas fair again, sorting the posters, put a notice on our local online forum, sussed out an ad for the events column of the local paper, been to buy the gifts for Santa's grotto, and set dates for more shopping, cooking, and gift wrapping. I won't be able to help on the day this year as I will be working, so I feel I should do as much as possible beforehand.
And I start work at Debenhams next Monday.
1960-70s Tricosa herringbone/lurex maxi skirt - antiques centre in Matlock
1970s suede jacket - street market, years ago
Orange top - jumble sale
Cardigan, 1960s vinyl/tapestry bag and bangles - charity shopped
Boots - Ebay
Necklace - gift from Gisela
The weather is distinctly autumnal, and so am I today.
I love how my garden goddess appears to be carrying an armful of moss.
I feel the same way. But I am trying to view the various tasks and responsibilities on the horizon as opportunities rather than burdens.
It's only moss might be my mantra over the coming weeks...
On Saturday evening, we all went out for a Chinese meal to celebrate Seldom Seen's birthday;
Dim Sum for the Dim Son.
The food was delicious.
Littlest tried her hardest with chopsticks.
I blame Miley Cyrus for the tongues.
So that's me.
I feel a bit.. oh I don't know - on the cusp.
Of something new.
And it's a good feeling, albeit a slightly daunting one. I'm going to be busy, and I am essentially a lazy arse, so we will have to see how that plays out.
Thank you so much for all your good wishes and encouragement - I really appreciate your support.