So I haven’t written here in what feels like forever. In fact its actually only been a month – almost exactly – but still it feels like a long time.
Life has been fairly hectic around here, filled with both highs and lows. As I mentioned very briefly the last time I posted, Chris was in a motorbike accident back in November but luckily he was okay. That said he’s been having dizzy spells ever since and is now off on sick leave.
The rest of the month was filled with jewellery making and a Hunger Games murder mystery (oh and I saw Catching Fire at the cinema too!). One of my best friends (Nat from But a Mask) had a birthday on 27th November and in honour of that we had a murder mystery dinner. I had found a cheap (and dodgy) Hunger Games murder mystery on Etsy where all the parts were female. Luckily our bunch of friends are all up for a good laugh and so even the guys were willing to dress up and take part. Sadly we didn’t have any group pictures taken again but here are a selection of the pics. The rest can be found here.
|Guests included me (top right), Hollie (from Touch of Magic), Nat (from But a Mask)
Amy (from Cocktails in Teacups) and Chris (from This, That and Everything Else)
So other than planning the Hunger Games murder mystery (which I might get around to posting about separately but perhaps not), the rest of the month and the beginning of December was filled with jewellery making – as I mentioned before. Rhiannon (from The Sparkly Panda) and I had decided in October that we would do Lincoln Christmas Market together, sharing a stall. There was a lot of prep to be done for that but luckily it was all done on time.
Anyway, Christmas Market was December 5th to December 8th and while it was crazy busy, it was also a huge amount of fun. Despite the chaos and terrible organisation by the person in charge, we all had a great time and even came away with a bit of spending money in our pockets. Now we’re just trying to decide if it’s something we’d want to do again next year…
|Our stall at Lincoln Christmas Market|
Rhiannon and I are both incredibly geeky person and so that’s pretty much what our stall was made from – geekery. You can find Rhiannon’s stuff here on her facebook page Rosy Red Apple. She also wrote a blog post about Christmas Market which you can find here.
In between the murder mystery, the jewellery and the Christmas Market, we did manage to find time to put up our Christmas Tree too. We’ve gone for a whole set of new decorations this year and the girls are really pleased with our Disney themed tree. We still have another one to put up yet but this is the main one in the lounge.
Finally this week has been topped off with both some bad stuff and some good stuff. Saturday Lily performed in her first ballet performance. She was a munkin in Over the Rainbow and she was adorable. Sadly we weren’t allowed to take pictures and so I don’t have any but I do have a program to remember it by. However on Sunday she came down with a really bad sickness bug and has been ill ever since! I took Monday and Tuesday off work but went back Wednesday reluctantly. Its definitely made me think twice about the pros and cons of being a working mum…
Yesterday however was a happy occasion, despite all the illness and worry. My eldest daughter Megan turned 9 and although I can’t believe where the years have gone, I have managed to bring up a beautiful, smart and amazing (not so) little girl. Though the day was not entirely a happy one, we did manage to make it a good day in the end. It had a Happy Ending at least.
Lily seems better today which is good but I’m still holding my breath as she isn’t eating properly yet. However we’re all looking forward to the weekend and Megan’s birthday party. We’re heading to the cinema to watch Frozen and then to ASK for dinner.
So that’s my life update for now and hopefully I’ll be back in the blogging spirit soon. Till then!