Let me introduce you to Slash and his rock chick (aka Ian and Julia). This is the closest I'll get to a self portrait just yet. Ian and I went to an 80's party on Saturday and after much deliberation decided to go like this. We had the best time and danced and danced - I love the 80's so I was in seventh heaven. I could also get quite used to having a long haired, guitar playing rock star to share my life with! The most worrying thing about the whole evening was that we walked to the party and nobody batted an eyelid - are they used to seeing such sights where we live? Crossing the road Ian asked "Would Slash wait for the green man?". (Doesn't really look like a "Rock and Roll" garden does it?)
This is how our house looked during half term........................
...........actually it's how it looks all the time until I sweep it all to one side to take a blog photo, just to convince you I live in a pristine palace! Is it just me or do we all spend a vast majority of the time picking things up and putting them away just to turn round to find them back in the same spot again. I also can't throw anything away, hence I have drawers full of bits of broken toys and party bag stuff that I hang onto "just in case".
Jack wasn't well for a couple of days over half term so spent it like this, watching his favourite "Tom & Jerry" dvd on a continuous loop.
This is my sister Sarah helping Kitty bake a cake during her stay over half term, looking a bit like Nigella I think! She came to stay for a few days with my niece Hannah who I've threatened to put on the blog but my life's too important to me to take the risk! That's teenagers for you!
I must also mention Sarah's partner Keegan who hasn't been mentioned yet, just so he doesn't feel left out. I know my sister will be reading this so love and kisses to Matt to wish him all the best for his GCSEs. It's always sad when she leaves after a few days stay, we live over two hours apart and I wish she was just around the corner.
Finally the sun came out at the weekend and we could eat in the garden. I made a really tasty (if calorie laden) celery and Stilton soup and we soaked up some rays.
OK, so now for some gratuitous house shots................
This is our bedroom, the one room I try to keep free from Lego, dolls' prams, K'Nex etc. It is however home to an ever increasing pile of washing to put away. Once the pile gets to shoulder height I put it away and start again on the next tower.
Now I should really go and do some tidying. Tomorrow one of my oldest friends and her two children are coming to stay and as usual the house looks a little (understatement) untidy. By the way to see a perfect house you must visit sophie, her house is a vision of gorgeousness and soooooo tidy!