Monday, June 26, 2006


Help! The whole family has been struck down with a horrible bout of gastro. Not pleasant, especially since we all need to be fighting fit for our holiday this coming Sunday. Having not eaten for a couple of days, I'm now on a diet of Lucozade, plain bread, couscous and Pot Noodle, and it seems to be working. I do feel a bit better. Here's hoping I can sort hubby + Baby E out in time...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hello world

I'm still alive, just been really busy. Baby E is into everything, drawers, cupboards, so keeping busy running around after her shouting 'no!'. Also been busy looking for flats to buy, went to see our first one last night, was lovely inside (if a little bit too small) but the outside was not quite what we wanted, so will keep on looking. All feels a bit scary and grown-up! Liked the area a lot tho, so will aim for somewhere round there as it has lots of shops, a nice park etc. Plus buses to the west end again, yay! It's so hard to find what you want for the right price in the right area, especially when dealing with pushy estate agents... ahh me....

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Where did that week just go? Finally the summer has descended upon Essex, so am enjoying the benefits of having a large balcony / terrace in which to sit.

Made a rather yummy leek gratin the other night out of the splendid Silver Spoon book, hubby even said it was the best thing I've ever cooked (is that a compliment though?!)... better than my Thai green curry? surely not. On the menu tonight (if Little Madam settles to sleep) is a Lebanese mezze feast. Yum.

The aforementioned L.M. (Little Madam) is really clingy at the minute, especially at bedtime. She used to be put int he cot and just go straight to sleep, but now she won't settle, is just sitting up all the time. If you leave her thinking she might play for a bit and fall asleep, she just doesn't and wants cuddles to get her off to sleep (oh is this a really bad habit I've started?!). It took me 2 hours (!) to get her to sleep last night (everytime I put her in the bed asleep she's wake up aargh). Saying that, this morning she did just fall asleep playing in the cot, so fingers crossed it's on the up.

Am now reading Self Matters by Dr Phil (from the Oprah show), and very good it is too. Definitely more me than Feel the Fear (which was good, but a little bit too touchy-feely for me!). It's quite straightforward which is good. Am also reading Philosophy The Basics, which I read when I was about 17 but haven't touched since then. Having a bit of a fiction holiday at the minute, and quite enjoying it.