Tuesday, 13 November 2012


It was a busy weekend in our house..
On Friday my husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage- he at the races for work and me at the school fete..and by the way who know that the school fete would rock? 

Happy Anniversary to me .. I picked up these gorgeous peonies, and these no idea what they are called sweet little flowers below..

One clever Mum at the school had whipped up these gorgous flower pom poms made from Vintage pattern paper.. Now in Luella's room

On Sunday my Mum and I headed to the local craft market and the boys and Lulu came along.. boys + craft market= big mistake, they cost me a bomb in food.. pies , ice cream, cupcakes and then demanded to be taken home..New rule , no boys to the craft market
 Spent lots of time with my Gorgeous girl- no explanation needed

Caught these two mid waterfight, told them off and then ran to grab the camera..
Got everyone to bed early last night and got out my pen and paper to plan out our meals for the week, determined to start this week off organised and get some things done.. great idea in theory , but the world had other plans for me-
Lulu for the first time decided after her 3am feed that she really didn't feel like going back to sleep ,
5 am and still up I was then greeted by Conor making a dash for the bathroom ( I won't go into to detail)
 Finally got Lulu to sleep, was then greeted by Tadhg who did something very similar to Conor..
Lulu woke up again and  I fed her pretty much in my sleep, called Robbie told him I cant cope ..
Put Lulu back to bed and told the boys- no school, Mummy needs to rest and headed off leaving a 7 year old in charge ( mum of the year I know)
And bless them, they showed great initiative for breakfast it appears Tadhg swigged a bottle of flat coke , Conor skipped breakfast and instead decided to hook up his Wii to the 'big' tv and knocked over pretty much everything else in the playroom while relocating his equipment..
Stay with me, it gets better.. I decided to embrace the chaos- forget about the mess that was rapidly growing around me- even managed a stroll to pick up a copy of the latest real living and pinch flowers from someones garden along the way..
 I then noticed Conor itching took a look at his face was blowing up before my eyes, while he told me his lips where tingling and it was a little hard to swallow..First let me tell if you ever have a crisis- I am not the person you want right next to you that is for sure.. I hit panic stations ran screaming to my lovely neighbour to mind Lulu who was as per usual asleep, left a bewildered Tadhg in the driveway shouting Mummys in a hurry go find Helyn, sped off to the local doctor , ran into to a packed waiting room with a barefoot and flannette pj dressed Conor...
In my overactive mind there were adrenalin shots, sirens, how was I going to feed Lulu from hospital, in actual fact we saw a lovely doctor who sent us home to get a bottle of phenegran and a refferal to see an allergy specialist..
 It seems we have discovered that Conor has a nut allergy? Thats what you get for trying to make a healthy snack for your kids full of fibre and protein never again, Tiny teddys from here on in!
Phew, now I must sleep and try and forget that today ever happened ..
Simone xx
note- I wrote this yesterday but forgot to publish? Happy to report today is going a lot better !


  1. Haha I love this post! Oh the joys of kids eh.
    Happy 10th anniversary! great achievement.
    love that pic of you and Lulu ... you look radiant and so happy!
    Good to hear the fete rocked ... was planning on going then totally forgot on the day... will blame recent lack of sleep.
    And finally still need to drop in for a visit .... but might see you tonight for meeting?

    1. Thanks Jacinta ! I am happy and tired .. happy tired is goo though Sorry to hear you are too sleep deprived, it makes it hard to get through the day sometimes. I missed the meeting, drop in whenever you get a chance..

      Simone xx

  2. oh Love, is it bad I'm smiling? Just glad to know other people have days that are full of chaos... Glad it was 'just' a nut allergy. I had a similar stress attack last week while Sam was in surgery... my blog post must have been quite a hoot to some! xxx Was thinking about Lulu's name today as I hung out my washing - so divine! xx

    1. Thanks Rach- no you have to smile and laugh or it will be crying ! Glad Sam is on the mend and thanks re the name we think its pretty cute too but I think thats a bit biased..

      Simone xx