Happy Days #7 | Dancing, Doctors and Desserts

So I usually write this on a Friday night but I fell asleep putting the girls to bed last night so I’m writing it this morning, cuddled up in bed with Ernie while Carl takes the girls to football. We’ve had a pretty slow week really, we haven’t done much except chill. After our all action week last week in Devon it was nice to enjoy a slower pace of life, especially as there are no pre-school runs to get in the way. So here’s all the smile-making parts of my week….
  • We had a really lovely little afternoon out to Queen Elizabeth Country Park on Easter Monday, there were all kinds of fun things going on and I think we are going to make it an Easter Monday tradition to visit every year. I took some pictures that turned out quite nice so I’ll be sharing some tomorrow for our Ordinary Moment this week.
  • Also on Easter Monday, we had a lazy girls roast, you know the kind where everything comes out of the freezer? I don’t usually bother with frozen roasties or Yorkshire puddings when it’s not too hard to make your own, but the co-op had a £10 meal deal on that included them as well as a leg of lamb which is one of Carl’s favourites so we had to get it. It also included frozen peas and carrots, profiteroles and ice cream (yum!) and the left over lamb made a curry the next day, so I was really pleased with the value.
  • I wanted to give my Aldi stand mixer a proper test so on Tuesday I made meringue for the first time ever. I was surprised at how easy it was, it involved a lot of standing around and watching the mixer while I drank a cup of tea. The other thing it involved a lot of was sugar, I’m not sure Jamie Oliver would be too impressed but in my defence, we only gave the kids one slice each and selflessly ate the rest ourselves. I know, top mum right here.
  • Greta had a bad reaction to some skin cream while we were on holiday and is now suffering terribly with a horrible eczema flare up. I feel so helpless because every cream I put on it seems to make it worse. The good news is I managed to speak to a very understanding GP and he has referred us to the skin clinic at the hospital so hopefully they will be able to help us. In the mean time we have some steroid cream for the worst bits which I don’t like using but it seems to be helping. Even her eyelids are dry bless her. I just hope the referral doesn’t take too long, otherwise I’m weighing up whether it’s worth going private.
  • We had an absolutely lovely play date with our very favourite people on Wednesday. We have known them since Mabel was 8 weeks old and the kids are now so close they are like family, which means usually they wind each other up like family does too but this week they actually were pretty good and the grown ups even got to drink a cup of tea!
  • Yesterday was a funny day, even though the sun was streaming in through the window we just didn’t fancy going out, so I made the executive decision to let the girls hang out in their dressing gowns and eat chocolate. Am I the only one that’s just lets them eat all the chocolate they want because then at least it will be out of the house? It was a nice day anyway and we did a lot of dancing, Ernie likes watching us dance and sing from his bouncy chair so we kind of dance around him…. It’s fun. Greta got us some musical instruments, it’s even more fun with a bell to shake! Mabel has started a new thing were we all have to put our hands together in the middle and shout our name and then she says ‘gooooooo family!’ Which I think is really cute and don’t mind joining in with at all.


carl and kids

flowers and meringue


greta painting

girls playing

So that’s probably about it, we have a fun weekend planned (so I really should get up and showered), hope you all have a great weekend ahead. Oh and our Devon trip review will be up on Monday!


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  1. April 2, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Poor Greta, I hope you get the appointment soon, so horrible when you can’t make things better for them. The meringue looks fab, good enough to eat and that is all that matters. Have a fab week x
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  2. April 5, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Hope Greta is okay 😒 Your meringue looks amazing!! Shhh, don’t mention the sugar!! Glad you had a relaxing week and hope all is well!? X
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  3. April 8, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Poor Greta, I hope her skin is getting better now. Your meringue looks so good! I have never heard the expression ‘lazy girls roast’ love it! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x
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