On Friday, Bella brought Looby Doll home from school for the weekend, as a reward for doing well at school this week. Looby comes with a book full of photos and stories about her visits to other homes. I'm afraid a quick flick through this book brought out my unattractive competitive side. John worked all weekend so I'd planned a quiet few days of pottering at home. Not theme parks, which appears to be how Looby usually spends her weekends.
Our weekend was dictated by the whims of a small doll (Bella, obviously, was loving my unusual acquiescence to all her requests).
Looby wants to sleep in Bella's bed (Looby spent a while in a smoker's house and doesn't smell great).
Looby wants to watch Tangled. Over and over.
Looby wants to bake fairy cakes.
|Please tell me someone else's baking cupboard looks like this. I need a larder.|
Looby wants to do glueing and sticking (I did subtly influence the crafting so that I could make something I'd seen on another blog...more on that later)
and play in the garden...
and visit the local bookshop.
Looby has amazingly sharp eyes and pointed out this rainbow to Bella, hiding under the coffee table.
Exhausting. But when Bella said "Mummy, this is a special weekend because Looby is here and I am happy" I did think, ah, bless, that's gorgeous - she is making little memories and enjoying every moment.
There were perks for me though. We made gooood cupcakes - I will share these with you tomorrow!
A rather tasty thai prawn curry and beer.
A bit of time in the garden. The tulips are starting to come up and I moved some pots around and had a half hearted tidy up.
And this arrived on Saturday. I haven't had time to really look at it yet, typically.
On Friday some men came and installed another piece of ugly tv type equipment in our house. We now how TiVo. See this remote control - the red thumbs down buttons is for programmes you don't like and the green thumbs up button for the ones you do. That's about my level of technological skill. I've now pre-recorded the whole series of Fabulous Cakes, one of those tv programmes which shows how ludicrously over the top and expensive ($2500 for a cake??) creations are made (it's brilliant!) which is on some random cable channel at midnight. Yay!
Now it's Monday I need a rest. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.