This post is, as usual, a list of what I have really liked and loved over the past month. I always look forward to doing this post each month, possibly because of my list writing addiction. Also though, because when I find something I really like, I like to share it with all of you … Apart from food, believe me, I NEVER share food, much to Si’s disgust! So enough waffle, in no particular order as always, here’s my list…
1. My son Harley’s birthday! As shocking at it still seems to me that my ‘baby’ boy is now the grand old age of 9, it was a lovely day, and he loved his mini Minecraft inspired party and sleepover. Hopefully, at the next sleepover (which Si says will NEVER be happening), the children may actually do a bit more of the sleep part.
2. Carex Fun Edition handwashes. These are amazing in my opinion. They come in cola bottle, bubble gum and strawberry laces, and actually smell like they should! I have finally found something that convinces my children to voluntarily wash their hands. Even better, the smells are so distinctive, that there is no way they can lie that they have used handwash, to clean their hands without me catching them out!
3. The Old Ale House in Truro, Cornwall. I was lucky enough to be invited to a taster menu preview of their new Spring menu on Thursday night, and Si was even allowed to tag along. I won’t say too much about this, as a review will be on it’s way, but let’s just say I will be going back there in the very near future, and this collaboration between Skinner’s and River Cottage is quite possibly my favourite since PJ and Duncan first became friends on Byker Grove (I’m showing my age now I know!).
4. Big Hero 6. I watched this with the boys over the half term break, and absolutely loved it. I actually embarrassed my children slightly by laughing so loudly that a few people did turn to look at me, but I blame Disney for being so good at what they do. Big Hero 6 is a very funny film, but it also deals with ‘grown up’ issues such as bereavement in a very sensitive way. Mostly though it’s just great when there’s a film for them that I can actually enjoy as well, unlike the torture that was the Lego Movie!
5. The Curvy Girl’s Club by Michele Gorman. I am loving the books from Avon Books recently and was lucky enough to be sent this one for free after winning it in a competition. I’m only half way through, as things have been manic here with birthdays, half term and my blog for starters. However even half way through, I am really enjoying this book, and it’s messages about positive body image.
6. Cornwall Hour on Twitter! I love Cornwall Hour, it is on every Wednesday on Twitter between 7.30 and 8.30pm, and is a great way to network or make friends in Cornwall. I have ‘met’ some lovely people through Cornwall Hour, and it is great for finding out what is going on in the local area, and usually involves a lot of laughing! If you are in Cornwall and decide to join in, then just remember to add #cornwallhour to the end of your messages on there so that everyone can see what you have said properly! Also if you aren’t in Cornwall, don’t worry as lots of other counties have their own ‘hour’, so just search on there and you may find your own, although clearly, Cornwall Hour is the best ;)
7. Excitabauble. This is run by one of the lovely Cornwall Hour people I have ‘met’ online, and I just love the concept! Baubles are so pretty, why only have them at Christmas time? You can find Excitabauble on Facebook and Twitter for more information, and to order your own baubles, I especially love the idea of them for wedding favours, and table place settings! You can find Sarah’s other contact details at http://www.excitabauble.co.uk.
8. My eldest son getting his first girlfriend. Although he’s only ten and a half and having a ‘girlfriend’ is in title only (I love the cute innocence of it), it’s made him very happy, and what makes my children happy mostly makes me happy. I say mostly, as although they are VERY happy shouting at their friends over the Xbox Live, I am not quite so happy to have to listen to it!
9. Si getting his ear syringed! A little bit gross and too much information I am sure, but if you have ever been out in public with someone with blocked ears before, then you will know the relief of this one. For around two weeks he was whispering anything he should speak normally, and pretty much shouting all sorts of embarrassing things that he meant to whisper, and I won’t elaborate on that, as I’ve had my quota of public embarrassment for this month thank you!
10. My Day out with my man. We went to Padstow and Carnewas this month for lunch and a walk, just the two of us. As much as I love my children, sometimes ‘couple time’ is exactly what we need, and of course, we chose some lovely places to spend that time in!
What have you especially loved this month?
This post is linked up with Suburban Mum at her Our Favourite Five linky, because although this isn’t official a ‘5’ list it’s one I do on the same subject each month, and because Maris over at Suburban Mum is lovely!