Thursday, 7 June 2012

Bits n' Bobs, Here and There.

Just a quick post because I need to go and make tea.

It's Squidge's birthday today, she's 8.  We were going to go swimming but she changed her mind at the last minute and wanted to go to a play-centre (you know an indoor thing with slides, and ball pools, etc.).  The day started off well with present opening, but rapidly degenerated into, "The WORST birthday EVER!" after she had an argument with Chatterbox.  But that feeling was short lived and they had fun at the play-centre.

We went to a Jubilee party on Tuesday at Hubs' Mom and Dad's church.  It was lots of fun with jolly singing of the National Anthem, prayer for the Queen, a bouncy castle, face-painting, children's games, a quiz, and a big feast (hot-dogs and burgers).  Squidge won a prize, she was so shocked. Lol, the look on her face.  Hubs and a friend of ours did the adults' quiz and got most of the answers right but instead of putting his own name at the top of the sheet he put Lily's.  She won a union flag mug, a giant union flag pen, a Jubilee New Testament and a tin of biscuits. :)

On Wednesday some of us from work went on the train to a fantastic chippy (fish and chip shop - this one had a small restaurant at the back) and then walked home via the canal path.  It was lovely until it started to pelt it down with rain, then one of the ladies' daughters got blisters and couldn't walk, then Squidge needed the loo.  So Chatterbox and two of the other children were picked up by the other children's Dad and taken home, the rest of us nipped into a pub so that Squidge could go to the loo, then we decided to stay for a drink and warmed ourselves up with a nice hot cup of coffee and some jubilee cakes.  The rain continued to pelt down so we wussed out and got a taxi the rest of the way. Lol.

Anyway, that's my week so far. :)

9 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Squidge! I cannot believe you are 8, wow!!!

    Biscuits are what Americans call cookies, right?

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    1. :)

      Yes biscuits are what you call cookies - these were small shortbread biscuits.

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  2. LOL sounds like you're having an exciting week LOL

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  3. The walk home story is a stitch...sounds exactly like my life!!!

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    1. Fairly typical for a walk where children and the British weather are involved. :)

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  4. Happy Birthday to Squidge!! I'm glad she had a fun time at the play-centre.

    It sounds like you are having a lovely week. I love shortbread cookies! :)

    I've been watching a bit online about the Jubilee. It looks like a wonderful celebration! Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  5. Jitterbugs? A fun place. Tony's chippy, yum!

    From ? (there's a mystery for you, you'll laugh when you find out!)

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