|It has a big sash which you wrap around.|
Wokingham is FAB for swish charity shops because it's quite a well to do area. And I saw the actor Nicholas Hoult (from Skins, About A Boy etc) outside Argos once. Not that Argos is swish, mind. Anyway, I bought the Prince the sweetest traditional navy blue wool duffle coat (£3, originally M&S) for when he starts school (not for years but I couldn't resist it). I also discovered a gorgeous little shop tucked down an alley last time I went and can't believe I'd not found it sooner.
It is called Antique Rose http://www.antiquerose.co.uk/ and is by far my current favourite shop. I could spend hours (and hundreds of pounds in there). It's not particularly pushchair friendly but it oozes with everything I love! I sent my friend Cuckoo a couple of little gifts from there as she loves Cath Kidston and all things hearts. Next time she comes to see me, I feel we should go to Wokingham for lunch and a mooch. There is a great cafe called The Courtyard (www.thecourtyardwokingham.com/) which always makes me feel like we are on holiday and the waiters are brilliant with my children.
Onto other things, today was Evil Tuesday (yes, a week has passed already). I was feeding the Prince from 4am-5am this morning, then up at 7.30am to do the breakfast, took out the bins and recycling, then left the crying Prince with an exhausted hubby who'd not got home from work til gone 2am.
Then the Princess and I marched briskly to school (about a mile), I dropped her off and legged it to work. By 9am I felt I'd done a day's work. Then at 3pm the husband came with the Prince and dropped him off with me so he could travel to London to do an 8 hour shift and I did the school run. Neither of us are in the best of moods on a Tuesday afternoon!
The Prince was back on the naughty step within ten minutes of arriving home. I think he is being naughty on purpose as when I told him to go on the naughty step, he shrieked with delight and giggled. Didn't last long though.
|Oh yes, he thinks the Naughty Step is a game|
|Starting to dawn on him...|
|Really NOT finding it funny any longer!|
We are currently reading the box set of Malory Towers and she announced last night that she would like to go to boarding school. I reminded her that I would miss her too much to let that happen and that no one else would rub her back and read her bedtime stories like I do....so she decided to stay where she was!
|She knows more about computers than I do!|
She and her husband are going to stay the night after the party and I can't wait for that. It always gets really silly and we regress back to childhood, while the men look on tutting! Hee hee!