Saturday, 5 March 2016

Saturday again! Blogging from my bed!

Monday - I was mostly doing Young Voices! Set off from school at 11am with 7 other staff members and 71 excited cherubs. We got to Manchester about 1pm. I still call it the MEN Arena. I've no idea what it's called these days but because Young Voices was celebrating its 20th birthday, 'they' renamed it as the YV Arena for the day. 
Three hours of rehearsals ensued. Then tea then the concert! 
Can you see me? I'm the one in the white t shirt! We were on the lower tier just left of the conductor. We got home at 11.25pm. Knackering but awesome day. I partied harder than the kids! 
The girl who opened the Rugby World Cup in London last year Laura something was there and we 'hoooo AAHH'ed our way through her World in Union song! That was awesome. An up and coming popster by the name of Tom Billington came and we sang his song Invincible and the we all joined in with MY song - Video killed the Radiostar!! Also awesome! We also sang Everything is Awesome which I think is the Lego Movie theme tune. That was pretty good!! 

Look at my stats!! The majority of those steps were taking cherubs up and down the hundreds of steps to the toilet!!
I am so unfit, the next day, I could barely move my arms and my knees were killing me!

Tuesday - I was mostly doing whining about my achey arms. You see, I was truly in  'dance like no one is watching' mode. Turns out, the parents who'd bought tickets, had also brought binoculars and there was a three way bet going on, split betwixt me, my work chum who'd organised it all who was next to me and one of the other teachers ( also a work chum! ) sat further back, about who was giving it the most welly.
Hmmmm. 
In the evening it was the usual karate night run and when we got to the HG's Mum's. This was on her doorstep. 
Awww! I said ooooh, your prince has come! Quickly invite him in and kiss him! 
She ran back in the house, almost slamming the door in our faces, screaming 
OH BLOODY HELL DO NOT LET IT IN!  A tad over dramatic! But equally hilarious! 
Poor little froggy must have got the message, because he was not there when we came out! 

Wednesday - I was mostly doing the bare minimum! The tiredness from Monday caught me up, so it was a bit of jigsawing and telly and bed after work. 

Thursday - quote of the week from a sweet little cherub at Night Owls 

Child: ( clutching throat ) I've got a sore throat.
Me: oh no, has it just started hurting? We'll tell Mum when she gets here. 
Child: oh, I think I know when it started. I was practising singing for the concert at school and it was really high. 
Me: oh right, which song? 
Child: it was really high. The Lightning Tree. I think I hurt my voice singing it. 
Me: ( starts singing the high la la la la bit from the Lightning Tree ) ( quite high! )
Child: no, it was higher than that. ( looks around the hall ) 
Me: ...
Child : see that? (Pointing high up towards the ceiling ) see that pipe up there? 
Me: yes, I see it. 
Child: That's how high I was singing. 
Me: ( on the inside ) hahahahahahahahaha 
Me: wow that IS high 
Child: nods solemnly 

Friday - I was mostly rejoicing! Last day at work! There was snow to contend with. And cherubs high on snow to contend with! But I'll show you my latest present from my wonderful HG who spoils me for no reason! 
He got me a floor standing frame holder, so when I'm sat in my Crinoline, in my high backed chair in the window, sewing will be so much easier!! 



 Saturday - that's today, I'll mostly be washing, cleaning, reading blogs and being craftsy! It's sunny, so I might even go for a walk later on. It's also both of my little sisters' birthdays. One of them is 40. HOW CAN THIS BE???? I sent them this! 


Hope you are all well in your worlds and have had a great week! 

Lots of love from 

Rachel * best get up and start the day* Radiostar!! 





 

22 comments:

  1. Oh I love that sister card! My sis, who's my best friend now, irritated the hell out of me when we were teens.

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    1. The littlest one used to nick my make up, stand there caked in it and flatly deny it!!

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  2. Lovely post, love your sisters card, I could use one like that. Your hubby is a darlin for getting you the frame and stand, my mum always used one. Almost 17,000 steps I would be dying the next day. Thanks for the comments regarding hexi's, but my thought was if you are cutting through paper and fabric won't you blunt the blade of your cutter?

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    1. No Marlene, it's like magic! You peel the paper off!! I'm more likely to cut my finger ends off!!

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  3. What a fantastic week (apart from the aching muscles, of course)!
    (who won the bet?)

    J x

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    1. I think it was a tie!! It's whizzed by Joy. Soon be Easter and the SATS and then the six weeks holidays!!

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  4. What a busy week you've had. Makes me feel quite lazy.
    Have a lovely weekend-x-

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    1. Having just been through your week Sheila, I think we both know you've been a whole lot busier AND despite dying from the bubonic plague!! Xx

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  5. you have had quite a week of it. I have been busy but today I was on my way to Cardigan at 7:30 and arrived to scoop Leo up just before 9. I had a lovely cuddly morning, a feed that he took easily with some impressive burping, and only one whiffy nappy change. Now I am having a breather in the middle of a cook up.

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    1. There's nothing better than cuddling a baby! I'm quite envious! Can't wait to read about what you were slinging together!

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  6. Wow, what a week! Enjoy your weekend x

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    1. It always sounds far more glamorous when you write it down than in actual real life!!

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  7. you are one busy lady. And you've survived another World Book Day to boot! ;o)

    We have had no snow at all. Not a flake, not even a hint. I am sulking. Lower lip sticking out and everything.

    Thanks for your comments today :O) xx

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    1. It was perfect snow. The kind where you wake up to a Winter Wonderland but by the time you go out to work it's almost all gone!

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  8. The arena changes it's name like the weather. It's been Nynex, The Manchester Evening News Arena, The Manchester Arena and Phones 4U Arena. I still call it the MEN as well. You were only 6 miles from me, so close yet so far haha. Sounds like you all had a fantastic night at YV.

    I've been jigsawing again this week as well. It's been on the back burner what with all the sewing and knitting activities but I had the urge to get it out and finish it which I've done.

    Love the tapestry stand, you are a very lucky lady. Is it making the job easier to do?

    I was thinking of Miss 21 the other night wondering if she's home and I've missed you mentioning it or is she still in NZ?
    And on that random note I'll bid you a goodnight. Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day. xx

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    1. She's almost finished her travels. She's excited to be coming home, sad to be leaving NZ and not really looking forward to the 30 hours of travelling!!
      I could have had the minibus stop off and let me come say hello if I was soooo close! Maybe we should have a meet up somewhere in the Summer! The frame make it so much easier BUT I joked about the sitting up straight....but it really does make you sit up straight! My back is killing today because I was forcing it to sit correctly!! Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day too X

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  9. I am in envy of your 'proper lady' needlepoint stand. Perhaps if I had one I'd actually finish the canvas I've been doing for the last six years. xx

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    1. Half or rice on Amazon! Go look see and get one!!

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    2. Half PRICE - stupid auto correct!

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  10. Sound like you have had a busy but fab week. L was wondering what HG stood for so she came up with some suggestions Husband Gordon, Happy Geoff, Hungry George, Hard work Glen and Handy Guy.
    Carolx

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  11. Haha ! It stands for HunterGatherer!!

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  12. Great card! Happy Birthday little sister!! Glad you had a great week, lots of fun to be had for sure!!! Your tapestry frame is fantastic, very fancy. I have frame envy!! Enjoy using it! xx

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