The week that was 365/4

Yay, it snowed and how much fun did we have – a ton although our snowfall was only a couple of cms. Luckily our back garden is on a slope which at this time of year makes the perfect sledge run – see the tracks in the top photo?

We’ve all been ill this week (not daddy), the latest bug we’ve passed around and shared so, broken nights waking to try and soothe the girl’s, sore throats, headaches and general flu like symptoms.

I’ve volunteered at school to listen to the reception readers once a week, my day will be Wednesday afternoon and I will encourage the littl’uns to read, sound their phonics and start blending their words, I’m really excited about this.

I’m well on the WeightWatchers case, they’ve sent me a ton of products to try and so far they’re delicious especially the Double Chocolate Brownies – yum! (5 ProPoints each) but I’m not losing the lbs I need too :/


Sunday – After the snow – slippers check out my new babies and I made a Banoffee Pie

banoffee pie

Monday – Alice off school with a high temperature but by afternoon she’s already feeling better, we take some cool photos in the garden of flowers in the snow and I read her some excellent books for children as we snuggle on the sofa.

TuesdayShellac nails, at the end of 2 weeks they’re starting to peel off and once off, my nails are very weak and brittle :(

Wednesday – I miss the BritMums meet up in London thanks to feeling under the weather myself and bad weather plus Alice is back at school but not 100%, it might be better to stay close to home. I make a Beef and Onion braise WeightWatchers recipe. I swim 30 minutes in the morning :)

Thursday – My bridal shoes arrive from Girls of Elegance but they’re too small so I’m going to have to send them back and exchange them for a bigger size which is a bit of a pain. The table plan is defined, the menu ready to print and the place cards have arrived ready to write. I am getting VERY busy.

Friday – My new bookcase from Ikea arrives in the morning, I collect Paul’s ring from Bluewater, I do some work, collect the girls and then assemble my Expedit On My Own. I have to call in my neighbour to help me lift it but once in place the girls are eager to put all their toys on every shelf within their reach

Expedit bookcase

A hard week, a busy one, one I’m glad it’s over. Have a great weekend all, I’m off to the London Secret Room today to meet another 20 odd bloggers and eat chocolate, I’m imagining a fantastic Silent Sunday tomorrow.


  1. Notmyyearoff
    January 26, 2013 / 8:09 AM

    Oh yumm I hope you blog the recipe for the banoffee pie. Reading with reception children sounds so much fun. Think I’d love to do something like that too. Hope the lurgy has left your house for good now. There’s been some horrible lingering bugs at the moment. (And very cool snowman!) :)

    • February 2, 2013 / 9:24 AM

      The banoffee pie recipe was on the side of the Carnation caramel tin and was dead easy to do ;)

  2. Sarah
    January 26, 2013 / 8:28 AM

    Sounds like an eventful week. Glad you are all feeling better and got to enjoy the snow.

  3. cafebebe
    January 26, 2013 / 9:18 AM

    What a great week…except for the illness. Can’t wait to hear more about the chocolate! Mwah xx

    • February 2, 2013 / 9:25 AM

      Hello you, I’ve been quite poorly this week but would like to catch up next week if poss, hugs xx

  4. January 26, 2013 / 9:37 PM

    Wow that’s one busy week. Ummmm chocolate.

    Hope you have a good weekend

  5. January 26, 2013 / 9:46 PM

    I kept Ella off on Monday as well as she woke with a temperature. Hope everyone’s all better now. Loving the bookcase!

    • February 2, 2013 / 9:26 AM

      That bookcase is a lifesaver, I have admired it every day so far. Hope Ella is better now, it seems a difficult bug to shift this one

  6. January 26, 2013 / 9:46 PM

    The storage unit looks really handy, so many cubes for bits and bobs! The snowy pics are lovely – I hope you feel better now x

    • February 2, 2013 / 9:27 AM

      Thank you – I’m still not fully recovered but much better than last week. The cubes are perfect storage and the girls are getting used to putting away after playing too #winwin

  7. stressymummy
    January 26, 2013 / 9:59 PM

    Wow a really busy week. I love the photo of the girls on the computer and your hat is very cool!

  8. January 26, 2013 / 10:36 PM

    ooh busy week – I daren’t assemble those Ikea shelves myself, and I like to think I’m fairly adventurous! Well done :-)

  9. mummyslittle peeps
    January 26, 2013 / 11:17 PM

    Banoffe pie looks yummy. Building those shelves, I bet that was some task!

  10. Donna Bird ( Mummbird)
    January 26, 2013 / 11:40 PM

    Loving your snowman, and that Banoffee Pie looks lovely x

  11. January 26, 2013 / 11:56 PM

    Your snowman is brilliant! Our first one melted a bit and was then decapitated by an over zealous 8 yo!

  12. January 27, 2013 / 1:50 AM

    Goodness, you have been busy, especially with all your illness. Your snowman is very stylish though. Ours has put on weight as we had another big snowfall yesterday.

  13. emsyjo
    January 27, 2013 / 6:19 AM

    The pie looks yummy!

  14. January 27, 2013 / 8:25 AM

    sorry you have all been unwell Mari :(
    what a packed week – i do like all your snowy photos what a grewat snowman, you have been busy in the snow! your bookcase is lovely – amazing how quickly it can be filled though! and check out your banoffee pie mmmmm x
    ps. loving your header strapline x

  15. innocentcharmer
    January 27, 2013 / 9:28 AM

    Sorry you have been unwell, wow what a week of pictures, the banoffee pie looks good

  16. January 27, 2013 / 10:16 AM

    gorgeous pictures in what looks like a busy week! hope your feeling much better soon

  17. coombemill
    January 27, 2013 / 10:19 AM

    Loving all the snowy fun! I am so envious as there has been lots of lovely photos on Country Kids with me these past 2 weeks get we have had none! Popping over from The Boy and Me’s 365 post.

  18. ChelseaMamma
    January 27, 2013 / 11:20 AM

    Love your snowman, although I think he should have worn your hat!!

  19. emma wright
    January 27, 2013 / 11:52 AM

    that bookcase looks brill, loads of storage!

  20. Mummyconstant
    January 27, 2013 / 12:50 PM

    OK I stopped at the Banoffee pie! It looks amazing… now I want one :(

  21. January 27, 2013 / 4:31 PM

    Cool snowman! That pie looks yum!!

  22. January 27, 2013 / 9:17 PM

    Oh I do love that bookcase, I’m really tempted to get one for my LIving room for a bit of extra storage x

  23. January 27, 2013 / 11:30 PM

    That bookcase looks fantastic however the banoffee pie definitely looks better!

  24. Helloitsgemma
    January 29, 2013 / 6:58 PM

    I have spent afternoon building similar ikea unit except tiny by comparison- 8 boxes. Well done you for building on your own! Am amazed!

  25. Leyla Brooke
    January 30, 2013 / 10:10 AM

    Love your banoffee pie and looks like you had a busy week


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