Thursday, April 13, 2006

Must tell you about my night out last night! DD went to a teen disco in Brighton (at the Event II for those who know it!) , and so we decided to have anight out in Brighton too. I was a bit worried about what we would do for 4 hours (7 -11) so looked at the cinema listings, nothing there we fancied, so DH decided to book a concert. Well, it was a Spanish jazz guitarist! Not my thing at all! I got a bit worried when the theatre started to fill up with some very intellectual looking people! I must admit he played fantastically well, but so fast, and so frantic!! It was like flamenco guitar at 100mph, with lots of guitar slapping in between. There was an Indian man playing the bongos who really didn't sound like he was in time with the 2 guitars!! Actually I really didn't enjoy it at all!! It finished just after 10, so we walked around a bit and found a little pub, (loads of lovley little pubs in Brighton), but it was a student pub, we felt like we were their parents!!DD and her friend really enjoyed the disco, there were hundreds of 14/15 year olds all queuing up outside in tiny short denim skirts and strappy tops, all looking exactly the same (DD and her friend too!) Luckliy they already had tickets, so they went straight in.But that's 2 post-midnight nights this week becasue of dd!! It feels like she's a baby again, lack of sleep and all that! She and her friend are still asleep (she has to have a friend to sleepover after a disco so they can talk about it), it's alright for some!Talking of housework girls, I bought a mew mop-head yesterday, and just tried to clean the kitchen floor with it, but it doesn't fit on the handle, so I had to get down on my hands and knees to do it (only becasue it is a new floor!)Looking forward to Easter weekend. I'm a bit annoyed with the kids becasue they are busy most of the weekend, so no family outing / dinner for us, but I have invited some friends round on Sunday evening, and Mum and Dad are coming for lunch on Monday. DS is going to a LAN party all day on Monday, which means 1. he won't be here for lunch, and 2 we have to get up early to take him and computer to the party!!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

April 4th

It's been another lovely day. I persuaded Nicholas to come with me for a dog walk, so we didn't go until nearly 10! We walked along the Rife at Ferring, fab weather, lovely birds singing, not too many people, just a few horses out from the disabled riding school. Nicholas really enjoyed it. We came back for a cup of coffee and HCB. Then Nicholas disappeared to the computer and I worked in the garden. I've cleared most of the south facing border. It wasn't too bad once I got going, just a whole load of couch grass and bindweed that I will never get rid of (especially the way I dig it out!) Merlin loved being in the garden with me, chasing birds, squirrels, bees, chewing bits of stick that he nicked off me! He is absolutely whacked now - no need for an evening walk! I am whacked too, and feel a lovely glow on my face from the fresh air. I'll probably have a bath later with that lovely bath oil Anglea gave me for my birthday.

I received 2 parcels today, 1 with 2 bottles of primas for my prima swap, and 1 with bazzill scenic route cardstock, K and CO papers and a daisy punch. (must stop sending money!!) I really need to add up my spending, I can't find the printout I did of paypal, must look for it again. Yesterday I went to the craft shop in Worthing, and guess what? They have refurbished and restocked, and have some scrummy stash! I bought some papers, which I then realised I had ordered with my cardstock!! K and Co life's journey - really like them for my heritage album.

Lucy is skiing in Italy with the school, and texted today to say she has had 3 lessons and is going up a group! There's loads of snow, and she is tired. Glad she is having a great time. I'm getting alot of vicarious pleasure out of her going, no need to go myslef!

M has taken Nicholas off to see his mum. Nicholas hasn't been to see her for ages, and it's best we don't all go at once.

Doing really well with family history. I have been in touch with people on Fumagallis side, descendants of Algernon, and people on Vanstone side who might be able to identify the photo we thought was Edwin and Jane.

Off to do some Spanish, watch create and craft, and might do a bit of scrapping, well at least a bit of stroking stash!!