Monday, 10 October 2016
Friday, 7 October 2016
Ha! So much for my challenge of writing everyday through October....Although we didn't seem to do anything worth blogging about yesterday. Cordelia came with hubby and I to visit both sets of his grandparents. We popped into the vegan shop to get handmade chocolate fudge-which is mega and I don't even like fudge-some vego bars (DIVINE!!!) chocolate orange spread (tastes just like terry chocolate orange!) And some soya cream to try.
Piper is full of cold so has been taking it easy doing bits of craft and watching Netflix. Ruben spent a lot of the day playing Overwatch with friend S.
We all sat and watched The Apprentice together last night, as entertaining as always and made us laugh.
Today we had an early trip to Nottingham Ikea, Ruben and Piper came with us. Piper wanted to look for some things despite still feeling rubbish and full of cold, she got a huge glass candle for her room that is vegan friendly :)) I made Ruben come out to have a PC break, he's picked out a new desk for his room so hubby will be putting that together soon. We now have 3 of those desks in the house! But Ruben chose blue legs with his so it will look slightly different.
Cordelia baked a cake, trying the recipe from Wednesday again but with vanilla extract and jam and a different buttercream too. All vegan again too!
Bailey had his meningitis vaccine today, heard on the local news that a 9 year old local girl died from the virus a few days okay which is very scary. Relieved he's had it done now, it can be rife in university apparently.
The Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children book arrived today too. I'm not sure who will get to read it first.
Cooking a roast dinner for tea as it's cold and rainy outside and feel like comforting food.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
First up this morning was a trip to the orthodontics for Piper. The dentist seems pleased with her progress and hopefully her fixed brace should be removed in the next couple of months. Her teeth look so different, it will be great to see what they look like soon.
This afternoon we took Cordelia and Ruben to the cinema to see Tim Burton's new film 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' they've been looking forward to it for ages. It's a great film if a bit scary in parts. A year ago I'm not sure Ruben would have liked it, he was at an "everything scares me" stage but it didn't bother him at all. We loved the costumes!!
We popped to hobbycraft for more paper for Cordelia-she likes to "feel" all the different papers first!! Piper has been blogging, doing math and listing some of her jewellery on Etsy.
After dinner Cordelia made a vegan cake for us to watch tonight's Bake Off with! Looks yum 😀
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Monday, 3 October 2016
Is getting into jewellery making at the moment, she ordered a load of bits and began making necklaces and bracelets which she is listing on her etsy shop. She is helping me with bits and pieces in the business and really wants to take on a more active role. She isn't currently planning on going to college in September as there isn't anything she can find that she thinks she will enjoy. Things could change between now and then but to be honest I'm more than happy with her decision, I'd rather her not do college just for the sake of it and as long as she is happy so are we. She has been working through her maths and English though and also reading a fair bit. She has been baking and cooking a lot more since she has become vegan and we are always discussing new changes to the vegan movement on a daily basis. We shot to our local Sainsbury's this week when we found out they were stocking new vegan cheeses! Piper likes the cheddar style and I like the one with cranberries, she loved being able to have a toastie again. She has been trying to make a removable collar this week on the sewing machine and although the material didn't work out she does now know how to make one for herself. She has decided to only buy second hand clothes as she's not happy with how clothes are produced and after lots of research decided that its very hard to buy clothes that are ethical. I'm really impressed with how seriously she thinks of the environment since becoming vegan.
Continues to draw on a daily/hourly basis! She made enough from her online etsy sales to buy herself a new art tablet which she is loving. She is taking part with Inktober currently, drawing something everyday throughout October-she has even inspired Bailey to join her!-. She is doing lots of cosplay, mainly at night and is counting down to Halloween like its Christmas. She keeps coming downstairs in an evening in super scary face make up without warning and making me jump! She did a creepy clown last night after we had a chat over dinner about the clowns in America that are just standing outside people's houses. We do have some crazy talks over dinner in this house! She is trying lots of new designs for her etsy shop and she also designs for us too, she does really well off her art already!
Is very excited about his upcoming birthday, he is getting a new PC for his birthday so is already counting down the days. Pokemon Sun and Moon comes out the week before his birthday so he has already saved enough for one of the games but decided today that he wants both games! He is so into Pokemon again at the moment, not that he ever really hasn't been. He is loving the Overwatch game at the moment and talks about it a lot. It won't play on his old laptop so he has to play it on our pc downstairs, which means at least I can keep a closer eye on him when he is online. He plays with a small group of friends but does have a few overseas friends currently too. He's also been drawing a bit too and him and Cordelia keep having drawing challenges. He's back into the wiiu again too, he seems to go from WiiU to DS to PC!!! We spent all day on Sunday sorting out his room, painting it, putting up new shelves and posters and I bought him the thickest, heaviest duvet I could find as he gets so cold like me. He struggles even more to get out of bed at the moment! Strange to have my boy who was always up at 6am everyday no matter what staying in bed until 9am everyday, definitely gearing up for being a teenager next month.