So its been a super busy week again this week but a really lovely one too! The whole week has really felt like an extended celebration for my birthday. At first it didn’t really seem like we were doing that much for it, but looking back at the week its been an almost every other day event!
Monday was officially the first day of half term, even though it already felt like we’d had a couple of days off by then. The girls were with their dad for a few days and so Chris and I managed somewhat of a lie-in. When we did get up though, it was straight to work. Despite originally having plans to spend the day at a Spa, instead we ended up spending the day doing DIY! It was lovely though and definitely worth it by the end of it. The dinning room was so much tidier, my shelves were up in the hallway and even the cupboard under the stairs had a sort out!
Chris was at work Tuesday and I had to pick the girls up from their dad. Finally it was also the day for our roof to be mended, almost 3 weeks after it had started leaking! Once I picked the girls up from their dad’s, we headed to the new Tesco in Lincoln. I’d been once before but they wanted to go so we had a wander around and purchased a few bits. We used one of the new scanner tills too and it was pretty awesome! When we got home, I’d promised the girls we’d paint finger nails, since we’d done toe nails on the previous Sunday. This took several hours and so the majority of the day was gone and we just chilled out for the rest of it!
The next day, Wednesday, was my 35th birthday. I woke up quite naturally at about 8am and waited for the kids to descend. When they did come in, they came with a gift and two very sweet cards. The gift was a Disney Traditions ornament to add to my collection – Rapunzel. We all got up and had some breakfast and a cup of tea. I actually then spent my morning planning my brother’s birthday mystery, which would take place in a couple of weeks. Eventually we had lunch and then set off out for the day. First thing we did was actually pop to Party Planet in Lincoln, so Chris could get a few bits for my party. After that we headed to the Odeon, to watch Maleficent at the cinema. (You can see my Maleficent Review here). Once the movie had finished, we took a quick wander around town and then headed to ASK for dinner at about 5.30pm. My mum and brother joined us and the six of us had a lovely meal. When we got home, Nat arrived for the evening and Chris disappeared off on his computer. I got some beautiful rainbow roses from her and her family, along with some Lush and nail bits. All in all, it was a lovely birthday day.
Thursday and Chris was back at work again. The girls and I had a nice relaxing day for the most part, though we did tidy their room, set it up ready for LM staying and then even sort out the attic for Amy coming. The rest of the time we just did our own thing and enjoyed a day of computer, ipad and tv. At about 6pm, Amy and LM arrived and there were more presents to open! Once the girls were in bed, Amy and I spent the whole evening catching up and looking for costumes for Comic Con. When Chris got home he left us to it, going straight on his computer. It was well past midnight before we headed to bed!
On Friday we were going to the Harry Potter Studios in Watford and everyone was excited. My mum arrived at 10am as we were going with her, traveling in her car. We headed straight off, stopping only for a toilet break at Little Chef… which turned into brunch/lunch. Being on a calorie control diet I’m restricting myself to 1200 a day and the breakfast I had was over 1100! However, it was well worth it and I’m sure I worked off a few calories walking around the studios. We arrived there early and since we had some time to spare, we had a wander around the gift shop first. At 3pm we headed into the tour and although I’d already been, I enjoyed it all over again! The girls got the chance to fly on a broomstick, I even treated them to a photo of it. We also bought them a wand each in the store. As well as that, we tried Butterbeer, took loads of photos and the girls even treated themselves to a few things – Lily picked a t-shirt and Megan picked a chocolate frog. Finally at gone 6pm, we headed home. We had a packed lunch which we hadn’t eaten, so ate that on the way home. Though we were late getting back, all three girls were very well behaved and it wasn’t long before they were tucked up in bed and we went back to catching up. Chris went on his computer, I started printing off the Murder Mystery stuff and Amy and I chatted the evening away.
Saturday was my Murder Mystery birthday party and although that wasn’t till 8pm, Murder Mysteries have a habit of dominating the day. Luckily it didn’t too much and we spent a lot of the day fairly calm. I did need to nip out for ink to continue printing though, but even after all my own murder mystery was printed out, I set about on the next one for my brother’s birthday, just to be ready in advance. However after lunch, Chris and I did a tip run, much needed since Bank Holiday Monday. Again though, I went back to printing for the afternoon and it wasn’t until after the girls left around 2.30pm, that I actually thought I should do some work for my own party. Though I will post about my murder mystery party, you should be warned that it will definitely be a not safe for work post! The game was called Natural Porn Killers and it was basically about a Porn Studio, making a movie called Pleasure Island – so we all got to dress up as Pirates. For once I was organised and ready on time, meaning I could actually shower, dress and do my make up without rushing. The whole evening was absolutely hilarious and I was so glad I picked such a risque theme.
We all managed a lie-in the next morning, which is always good when there is drinking involved! Luckily though no one had a hangover which made for a much nicer morning than the last murder mystery I did! At around 11.15am I had to turn out to get the kids from mum, but even when we got back, we just had a relaxed day. I made scrambled egg for everyone’s lunch, then finished off the printing for the next murder mystery (which by the way will be Superhero themed!). Afterwards I took Amy and LM to catch their train, came home and relaxed a bit, before finally taking Adam to meet his train. Everyone (except me) had chilli con carne for dinner and before we knew it, the girls were in bed and the evening was ours. Chris went on his Xbox and I went online, this ended my half term week!
I can’t honestly believe how fast this week has gone but also how nice its been as a whole. Though I don’t think I full appreciated days like Tuesday and Thursday where I did very little, it has been a relaxing week, as well as a busy one. I got loads of lovely presents and I intend to post fully about my birthday and gifts. I also plan to post about our day at Harry Potter Studios and my Natural Porn Killers murder mystery party!