Monday, 14 March 2011

My ABC's

Stole this from Joy, who got it elsewhere and I've never done one before so thought I'd have a go.  If you do it yourself let me know so I can be equally nosey!!
A. Age: 39!!  Can't believe I'll be 40 next year
B. Bed size: Double, would love to go bigger but no room
C. Chore you dislike: All of them, before kids I was Monica from friends now, I just can't be bothered, as soon as you tidy give it just a minute then it's trashed again!
D. Dogs: Mmmm, sore subject!  When in severe post natal depression I agreed to get a gorgeous springer puppy, called Mabel, 2 years later I resurfaced into normality and realised I/we really couldn't give her the home she deserved so we rehomed her
E. Essential start to your day: Shower on weekdays but if it's a pj day, tea!
F. Favorite color: Yellow - sunshine
G. Gold or silver: Gold, but can only wear silver earrings
H. Height: 5′ 4"
I. Instruments you play(ed): I wish!  Have just joined the church choir and LOVING it
J. Job title: Mum, homemaker and Independent Phoenix trader
K. Kids: William (6), Millie (4) and Jaime (4)
L. Live:  Kent in the UK
M. Mom’s name: Hazel
N. Nicknames: Mummy, Mama, Vix, Ki and Bicki
O. Overnight hospital stays: 7 nights with William - he came 5 weeks early and 3 nights with M and J, they were C Section
P. Pet peeves: I've lost my vocabulary, since I've had the kids I just can't use my words.  I'll literally stumble over them all which gets quite embarrassing esp in professional situations
Q. Quote from a movie: “you had me at hello" - I know, cheesy but soooo good
S. Siblings: Gorgeous and lovely sister - Clare.  She now lives 5 hours away which I hate but she is loving it and it makes a great place to go stay but wish she was closer
T. Time you wake up: 540am mon and weds to run the rest 645am
U. Underwear: yep and they have to be from M&S
V. Vegetables you don’t like: Pretty much like them all
W. What makes you run late: Kids!!!!!
X. X-rays you’ve had: Teeth
Y. Yummy food you make: WW moroccan lamb and most recently a fab pavlova, recipe courtesy of my gorg mum.  I've the recipe for years but never had the guts to make it.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Bikers in the family

As most of you probably know, Bill is bike MAD!!!  He would cycle all the time, he mainly mountain bikes but has just got a road bike which he is really looking forward to taking to France and doing some of the Tour routes on.  I no longer have a bike but think I will eventually have to get one because the girls learnt to ride 2 wheelers over half term!!!!

My dad was over from France and we had a nice day so decided to see how they would get on, it took them about 10 mins!  With all 3 of the children we have invested in Puky balance bikes  and they have been worth their weight in gold.  They now just want to ride them all the time, although we haven't managed to get out as much as we have hoped as the weather hasn't been great but hey ho!
Look no stabilisers!
No really, no stabilisers!!
Me too, me too!
The Bike Gang!!
William was so sweet while this was going on, he was really encouraging and played on the girls old balance bike or his scooter because his bike is just a bit too big to ride in the road with both girls out too.  I was really lucky as well because we were given Jaimes bike and I managed to pick up Millies for £8 at a second hand toy barn....bargain and loved by her as it is pink and purple!!

We've done lots of other things too, but this was just too precious not to share.  It won't be long till we are all out on family cycle exciting