The holidays have started in Moogsville!!!
It feels like it's been a long time coming but at last the kids have finished school for the summer and I have finished work.
What better way could there be to start a holiday than with the receiving of a blog award from the very lovely Jennie :)
Thank you so much Jennie, this really made my day!
There are, of course, some rules to the receiving of this award:
1)Put the logo on your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
I'm fine at following rules 1 and 2. It's 3, 4 and 5 where I come unstuck! I never seem able to choose blogs to nominate in case I leave anyone out!
As usual, I'll duck out of this bit and instead will say...if you read my blog, whether as commenter or lurker, or if I read yours then consider yourself well and truly awarded!!
The Summer Survival Plan is now under way:
Manky kitchen cupboards now decorated with Mr Strong, Mr Happy and Mr Grumpy and The Warning Triangle.
This idea is pilched from Minx's school.
Everyone starts the day on Mr Strong.
Anyone found to be behaving in a manner unbecoming to harmonious summer loveliness is placed on The Warning Triangle.
Persistent offenders will find themselves on Mr Grumpy!
I'm pleased to say that both naughty bubs ended today on Mr Happy :)
This was no doubt helped by the fact that Monster went to his friend's after school until 8pm and thus was not there to argue with his sister!!
Summer Survival Plan stage 2:
Paddling/not quite swimming pool pumped up and filled.
and stage 3 - something lovely just waiting for me to come out and play.
and stage 4 - the start of some sewing action:
My totally gorgeous and very very clever cello and electric guitar playing little tiny niece will be 17 this Saturday!!!!!
Happy Birthday L - I love you xxxxxxxxx
I bought this guitar fabric ages ago with my niece very much in mind.
You can never have enough purses and key rings, right?
This is a one week (and a bit!) late birthday present for my sister-in-law (scroll down a bit) - I do hope she likes it!
Had to smile though as she 'HATES' carnations (WTF???) and it wasn't until this was made and photographed that I realised the lining fabric has carnations on. Do I care? Why, no I don't!!!! ( Don't think family members read this as they all think I'm weird - if I'm proven wrong then 'hey, shoot me'!!!)
Seems I'm chillin' already ;)
If you want something really funny to make your day you need to pay a visit to my lovely bloggy friend VC - oh and follow her links cos there's nothing like a bit of context for making something even funnier :)
The chicken news:
No news yet about Jazzy chicken - should find out tomorrow.
Re: the whole 'Optimus Prime' shenanigans - I chose my words most unwisely in my previous post and feel I should clear my name of any wrongdoings.
I didn't actually ever tell Monster he could not call his chicken Optimus Prime...or Megatron....or Indiana Jones...or Luke Skywalker.
He decided for himself that he'd choose Jazz and Bumble Bee as more 'chickeny' names.
Bumble Bee Update: bless her little scaly socks she's settled in like a dream. Not quite confident enough to share the roosting perch with the others yet but quite snuggly in the nest box, thank you very much. Also started laying straight away:)
We are still on two eggs a day. Flossie and Beryl (we think) are not yet laying regularly.
I'm now going to peruse your lovely blogs and hey, who cares if I have a late night? NO WORK TOMORROW!!!!!