The week that was 365/7

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

Matilda Mae

What a week. I’ve spent the whole time one day ahead. On Tuesday I was convinced it was Wednesday and it’s gone on from there. I am time warped and I was hoping it would correct itself but it didn’t. This normally happens to me after a bank holiday so I have no idea what’s made the difference this week.

Anyway on the whole it’s been a good week, an extremely productive one and one I’m very glad to see Friday arrive. My first photo at the top is in memory of Matilda Mae who sadly recently died of a cot death leaving her poor parents and twin siblings devastated. The entire blogging community has wrapped their arms around Jennie and I wrote a post on the brand new BritMums site of how proud I am to be of such a caring community.

toys on the stairs

Saturday: Busy day. I had my bridal hair trial which i was very pleased with the girls stayed home with daddy and I came home to this new game! I later took them to Build a Bear where we made some Disney Princess bears, review to follow this week ;) They LOVED them.

build a bear kiss the heart

Sunday: It was time to tackle the decorating of the guest room, Paul did the first coat on Saturday afternoon, I finished off with another two coats on the Sunday and could feel my muscles moaning through till Wednesday. Love the colour chosen. It’s called Sunlight from B&Q’s own range.

painting DIY

Monday: I made a Hungarian Goulash in the slow cooker which came out really well

Tuesday: I went to Bluewater to sort out more wedding parafanalia and my sweetheart told me I could treat myself to a bottle of perfume for Valentine’s day. Luckily Boots had a 10% off so I went with Coco by Chanel. I also wrote about my Top Ten fragrances what’s your fave?

coco chanel perfume

Wednesday: I made a lamb Rogan Josh using one of the WeightWatchers sauces for only 2 points. It was delicious and I served it with the WeightWatchers naan bread too. Very tasty but oh so small after being used to the real ones. I’ve also loved these Ginger and Lemon biscuits they make too and have finished the packet

goulash, rogan josh and biscuits

Thursday: Valentine’s Day. We swopped cards and I made Paul his favourite dinner Steak pie, a quiet evening as he was off at the crack of dawn to Barcelona on his stag do with another 9 men from his office – it WILL get messy. He bought me a rose which I tried to take in macro and luckily it was a lovely evening after school and the girls finally enjoyed an hour outside in the garden. Bring it on!

red rose

outdoors playFriday: Paul leaves us at 5.45 for Barcelona, the girls have their Once Upon a Time Ball at school and are allowed to wear their fancy dress both went for princess dresses – we don’t go for anything else in this house I’m afraid. An incredibly busy day for me, cleaning ready for half term next week, uploading round-up posts on the BritMums site by the fabulous editors I work with and finally after school heading north to spend a few days with nonna and grandad.

princess dresses

Have a great week and if you can sponsor me, even just £1, as I climb Mount Snowdon with #TeamHonk all the money goes to Comic Relief.



  1. stressymummy
    February 16, 2013 / 8:47 PM

    They look so lovely in their princess dresses! The Disney build a bear sounds good, I have a little girl who would live those! Sounds like a very very busy week!

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:37 PM

      Yep and another busy one hot on it’s tail too. Book week was brilliant and the girls love ANYTHING to do with princesses :)

  2. mummyoftwo
    February 16, 2013 / 9:50 PM

    Lovely pics – your little princesses look lovely in their dresses

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:37 PM

      Thank you

  3. February 16, 2013 / 10:00 PM

    Aww they are beautiful in their Princess costumes and I love the idea of princess bears in build a bear! Beautiful rose shot.

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:38 PM

      Thank you. Yes I had a few different shots at the rose and that was the one I liked best

  4. mummyslittle peeps
    February 16, 2013 / 10:29 PM

    Looks like you have been busy. The teddies on the stairs looks fun

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:39 PM

      The teddies on the staircase has become a popular game but I still don’t get it?

  5. February 16, 2013 / 10:36 PM

    your girls look like true beautiful princesses in the final photo i hope they enjoyed their Once Upon A Time Ball – sounds fun for all wannabe princesses. and what a lucky woman you were to receive flowers and some perfume! hope hubby isnt too much of a broken man when he returns home from his stag weekend eeek x xx

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:40 PM

      I think hubby has had a whale of a time, I’ve seen a couple of photos on Fb and it looks like they went to town on him

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:40 PM

      Love Chanel <3

  6. February 16, 2013 / 11:34 PM

    Very beautiful princesses you have there. I can see you’re not very busy, so when you’ve finished decorating your spare room feel free to pop over and do my lounge. I’ll provide cake.

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:41 PM

      The thought of cake is tempting but that room still needs finishing, woodwork and radiator this week :)

  7. February 17, 2013 / 1:26 AM

    Beautiful princess dresses, they wear them so magnificently. I like the shade of yellow you’ve chosen, warming and cheerful.

    Thanks for linking up.

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:42 PM

      Thanks, they adore those dresses, we’ve already replaced them once and most likely will have to do again at some point :)

  8. Jaime Oliver
    February 17, 2013 / 11:41 AM

    great pictures, it certainly looked busy!

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:42 PM

      It was, I’m exhausted!

  9. Coombe Mill - Fiona
    February 17, 2013 / 4:36 PM

    Wow what a busy week you have had. Love the bright and cheerful colour of the spare room and your girls are little princesses.

    • Mari
      February 17, 2013 / 4:42 PM

      Thank you, I wanted to find out more about your photo link up too. Fingers crossed next week I get round to joining in :)

  10. Elaine Livingstone
    February 17, 2013 / 10:11 PM

    ooohhh build a bear, great place. hope he enjoyed his stag do

  11. February 21, 2013 / 3:22 PM

    What lovely photos. I too am so proud to be part of this community.

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