Thursday, May 31, 2012

School and home

I have really enjoyed being in school these last 2 weeks. It has made me realise how much I miss having my own class and planning for them and also knowing levels and next steps. It has also made me realise how little time I would have with James, if I worked full time. I rush round in the mornings and hardly see him before I go, then when I get home I make tea, then maybe 2 hours top before it is his bed time. I'm perhaps going to have to think about a part time job, that way it might be the best of both worlds.

I also miss out on the silly little thing he does. Yesterday according to John, he was outside. I was busy filling the big watering can up by using his bucket and tipping it in. He had seen watch John water the fruit bushes and wanted a go. He carried it over to the pots but couldn't lift it high enough to get them. So instead he took some of the soil out of the pot put it on the floor and watered the soil.

Today he has been yelling at ostrichs.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beach again

Wow!! What a change in the weather from last week. Last week we attempted at take James to the beach, but due to the cold, wind and losing wellies it was a a bit of disaster apart from the donuts. So today the plan we to go to Skeg, with the idea of going to the fairy dell.
We went to Dads first and have a lovely meal at Batemans. Unfortunately, it had no water in it. So we went on the beach. James loved it. We didn't get to the sea because he was so happy playing in little puddles, wet sand and throwing stones. We were trying to get him to walk toward the pier but we couldn't shift him. Eventually, with many stops we get to the pier and had an ice cream.
There use to be a mini fairy dell the other side of the pier, so had a walk up there, but it had gone and replace by a lovely play area, so stopped there and James had a little play. I didn't go on the side this time because of what happen yesterday.

Yesterday, Hol and Vic can down for lunch. We went to the Witham and Blue at Landrick. It was OK nothing special. Outside there was a play area. James wanted to go on the side and as it was quite high I went up with him. Hol caught him at the bottom. After a while Hol and I got fed up lifting him up and sliding him down. So I put him on my knee to slide myself and him down. Unfortunately, my skirt got caught up on the side edge. So, I'm sat there hanging on to James, my body wants to conform to gravity and go down the slide. Slowly, my skirt begins to ride up and I start to slide to a bit, then stop. Hol and Vic are laughing, I'm trying to stop myself from flashing everyone and keep James from falling off and at the same time trying to wiggle my bum upward and unhook my skirt. Then I hear ripping, I yell at Hol to grab James, she take him off me, now all I have to do it deify gravity and push myself upwards. Now just before I got on the slide I put suntan lotion on James. So my hands are very oily and I can not get a grip. The only way I manage it is by pushing up with my leg, flashing everyone and humping my bottom backwards. I unhook my skirt and slide down as gracefully as I can. Not only am I very embarrassed, I also have a big hole in my skirt. 

While in Skeg we also had donuts, then headed home.


Saturday, May 19, 2012


Been on Mablethorpe beach today. Gosh it was cold. It was to make up for not going on the beach while we were on holiday. I have to say we didn't stop long. Was heading for a paddle but realised that both his wellis had dropped off so didn't bother. It was so cold that my hands had hot ache as they started to warm through. After donuts and the beach we joined Johns mum and Terry at the caravan. It was nice to see them. Janet gave James a sandcastle bucket full of Easter eggs. Yummy. I think they will last him until Christmas. X

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


James has just fallen off the sofa, thought he was OK. 10 mins later there is a huge bump on his head. He seems OK he eat a lot of breakfast after and didn't have a problem with coordination. He has gone down for a nap now and we are going to keep an eye on him.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


This morning I asked James to go and get me the phone as I needed ring the estate agent. I thought he would just ignore me. But off he toddles get the phone and pasts it to me. Result. He will be able to make me a coffee soon.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Yesterday was MOT day. Booked in first thing in the morning waited while they did it. Got a big fat fail. Luckily it was not about to blow up and all it need was some welding (he could put his hand through the hold in the sill) and a new tyre. Took it down to get them sorted today, walked the 2 miles back home, quite pleased with myself because I don't do walking. John was pleased I was back because he has been ill all day today. Mum called round for a coffee decided we are going to go to Bath for a few days toward to end of the year.
Picked the car up about 3:30 this time I took the bus. Took me ages to work out which bus I needed, only cost £1.05 bargain.
I think I have had my first conversation with James today. I went like this.

James: Gone (looking out of the window).
Me: Whats' gone?
James: Cat.

Normally talking to him it like talking to a dog, there is a mild curiosity as to what you are stay and then he wanders off babbling to himself distracted.
We were in the garden after dinner. He was watching the pigeons, so I went and got a slice of bread to feed them. Unfortunately for the pigeons James took the bread off me and ate it.