Ahhh gone are those days of being woken before dawn, by having a tray slapped on you, ending up wearing a few soggy cornflakes, a lukewarm 3/4 milk cup of tea and some burnt toast, as you attempt to come round and sit up, whilst being clambered upon and a card shoved in your face by eager pudgy little hands. I loved those days. *wistful smile*
Indeed, I remember my sisters and I plonking a breakfast tray upon our poor mum and all three of us used to sit on the bed, smiling proudly as our culinary delights went down - I think we got more adventurous as we got older. One year it was pancakes served burnt on one side, with a drizzle of glacé cherries. We'd lovingly watch her choke it down!! Baulking, often!! My ma never ever used to eat breakfast. Just that once a year!! Poor parents! Bloody kids!!
Well Miss 21 will land back in Blighty around tea time on Tuesday. Hasn't it gone fast?! Her beau will collect her from the airport and bring her home. Me and the HG have got a bet on as to how long will it be before she narks us! Five minutes is the current shortest estimate! It'll be so lovely to have her back annoying us again! But it won't be for long. As she's being whisked away to Berlin by the beau. He bought her surprise tickets to see 'Hurts' - her favourite band, in Berlin.
I don't think I've ever been whisked anywhere. I just asked. The HG claims that Sainsburys every week counts...
Then it's the biggy. She's moving to Newcastle. Permanently. Gulp. O I know I'm used to her not being here with Uni and NZ but this is it. She's properly fleeing my safe nest. It's so sooooon. It was only yesterday that she was just a tiny tiny little baby.
Well she was 9lbs 7oz born so technically never a tiny tiny baby! She was about three months on this photo.
Quick fast forward to Tuesday night and my dining room floor will be once again covered in her belongings and my washer will be full of her washing and my fridge will mysteriously empty itself during the day when I'm at work! But it'll be the last time. For after the 18th March, they're moving into their lovely ground floor two bedroom flat, when she comes home to visit, it'll be with her Beau and I sincerely hope it'll be just the two of them and not the two of them plus double dirty washing!!! ( Although, you, me and they all know I'd do it! )
Anyway just before I go I thought I'd show you the napkin rings I got off my ma in law ( who got them off a lady, who got them off a lady, who got them off a lady ).
I'd been telling her about the bargain new tablecloth I'd got which came with napkins. I mentioned I didn't think I had any napkin rings - but just writing this now makes me think I've one ceramic set that matches my really so expensively posh I daren't use it dinner set we got 100 years ago. I'm not sure now at all. I might go looking.
I think they are beautiful! Enamel and silver.
And on that note I'm off to make my own soggy cornflakes!
Lots of love from
Rachel * can't think of a middle name today so will use my real middle name : Fiona... What's your middle name?* Radiostar xxx