It's been a good week on that front. I found SEVEN Ladybird books in one shop yesterday on the way to toddler group. I practically squealed when I walked past and saw them in a box in the window. (Tell a lie, I actually DID squeal but didn't want you to think I am barmy...)
I raced in, all breathless (can Ladybird books actually bring on an asthma attack?)
"Sandra!" I gasped, as I know the staff in Scope now and they see probably me more than they see their own families.
I reminded her of my leetle obsession and she grabbed me the box, in case someone beat me to it. I had all the other books in there already but I am over the moon with the seven I found.
|Didn't feel like the best mum in the world yesterday #shoutyshouty|
I even bought the Princess and the Frog, which I'd actually bought a couple of months ago while shopping with Sarah but the cover was slightly different and the one I found yesterday is the one I really wanted although the cover is battered and drawn over by its previous owner.
|Bad boy Dominic......|
Then my heart broke.
Sandra said: "Course there were masses more Ladybird books in there, but someone came in ten minutes ago and bought a load."
Imagine. It's the equivalent of someone buying all the shoes in some bargainous sale and leaving you with the last few they didn't want.
I started thinking about all the ones that could have been mine. But since then, I have manned up and moved on.
I have also bought a couple of other things which I will blog about another time. I am running out of blogging minutes as have two neighbour friends coming over tonight for some glasses of pink fizz and want to get the house straight (which always takes longer than I think).
We are fortunate to have brilliant neighbours who we get on well with (we weren't so lucky in the past). We have dinner with the ones next door and then I'm friends with two girls around the corner so tonight should be a giggle.
The Prince and Princess have Sweetie Friday each week. We spend an age in Tesco while they panic over what to choose and then opt for the same choice each week. The Princess ALWAYS has Fruit Pastilles or Shoe Strings and the Prince loves Skittles. I also treat the Princess to a magazine of her choice once a month (makes her behave well!).
|Moshi Monsters mag.|
I believe these things should be an indulgence and not a habit, otherwise things aren't appreciated. I try to live by the same rules (unless it involves Ladybird books).
And so tonight we can watch Comic Relief and guffaw and cry all rolled into one. The Princess had to wear red to school today and looked cute and very much like Annie, much to her disgust, when it was pointed out!
Looking forward to a quiet weekend. We are usually so busy and often have people staying (our families aren't local) so this weekend will be en famille, just us four.
Other things: here are some of my Mother's Day roses still going strong. They have a very delicate scent. I love roses - can you tell?!
The other exciting thing to happen is that we got snowed in on Tuesday. The snow came down thick and fast. All the schools shut and we played in the snow and had snowball fights with our neighbours.
|The kids in their cherry tree shop hats behind a REAL snowdrift!|
|Very confusing for the poor daffs!|