Dawn's Days

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Not a lot to report...

Time moves on...school is good, kids are good-apart from Will's chicken pox (!), lots of excitement coming up in next few weeks, but for now the weeks are just whizzing past in a blur of daily nothings!!!
Will had his fifth birthday-never have a huge bouncy castle in a small hall with 30 4 and 5 year olds!!!!

Yet another new car...but hopefully Rob will be happy now we have the super fast little mini and the big old trusty diesel bus that I have been nagging him for:)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Little list...

So many days have passed since my last post, it will be much easier to write this as a list...and I do love a list:)
1.Last week of the summer hols sped past as it always does...yet more dental work, the second part of the root canal treatment was much, much more painful than the first, but at least the nasty part is over...just have to let the filling settle then the crown can be fitted...yeah!!!!
2. First days of school...Will first on Monday

He was so much better than his first day last year-even had a smile for me
Phoebe was really really nervous and was not in the best of moods for her first day on Tuesday...this was the best photo she could manage.She was much happier when she came home after finding her seat next to Melissa

3. School is fabulous this year,a class full of real little characters-after all the problems and aggression in the class last year it is such a relief to teach children who want to play rather than fight and hurt each other.MInd you, there is only half a class in each day...might change my mind by the end of next week.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


do holidays always seen to speed up as you reach the end of them? The last week has gone so quickly and I am finding it hard to think of what we have actually done these past seven days!!!
I am persevering with my series of dental appointments-last week was my first root canal teatment-Nisa removed the nerve ready for the filling ready for the new cap-and I must admit it was not the worst experience that I thought it would be-it felt like a raging toothache for 10 minutes but then it was fine. Knocked me flying for the next few days though-when the anaesthetic wore off, the pain went up into my eye, so I did what I always do in times of pain-I went to sleep :)
Monthly crop in New Inn-much calmer after last month's crazy packed out day-we could actually move around the hall to talk to people this month-we used Scenic Route papers again and added lots of hidden journaling .

This one was Jo's class-I love how she has used the patterns in the paper to create those fabulous flowers!

Uniforms and shoes, bags and lunch boxes have all been bought-even new knickers and socks are ready for September- and double cost this year as William starts school on Monday 3rd September-I just cannot believe 5 years could pass so quickly. I have had to shake myself and finish the layouts from September last year!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Love you , Robbie!!!

12th August 1995-so that makes it 12 years-well done Robbie, you've made another year-love you with all my heart,

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I love belt sanders!!!!!

How brill are those tools-it made all the difference borrowing Dad's belt sander-it whizzed through the old varnish and etched names, a quick rub down, some rubbed in wax and hey presto...Not sure it would pass too many close up inspections-but it still has loads of character-and the knobs from Equinox in Tenby -are absolutely gorgeous. Just need to make the labels to go in the holders and ...job done:)

Monday, August 06, 2007

Summer project!!

This is my project for the long hot summer days- I hope to transform this old science cupboard from school into useful scrapping drawers!!!! It is covered with nasty red sticky back plastic and has delightful bleach stains along the bottom -but in its defence-it has the sturdiest dovetail joints on each drawer-has been in the school for years and survived hundreds of infants!!! Well, we'll see!!!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!!!

I had the loveliest 39th Birthday last Wednesday-it was definitely the year of the Radley bag-with two gorgeous body bags to add to my collection:)I also had new crocs Mary Janes from Jo and the Daleys, money from mum and dad to pay for the new Basic Grey collections,lots and lots of chocolates and a ticket to Never Forget-the new musical based on Take That songs, from Linda We went there last night and what a fabulous night that was too-cheesier than a bag of Wotsits, but a show full of energy and so funny that we laughed out loud lots of times. Jo made lunch for us on the day of my birthday. The kids had a fab time in the pool and all the grown ups ate lots of delicious food and cake.
In the evening we went to a Greek restaurant in Chepstow for Mezze and cocktails-that was another late night-followed by a heavy head on Thursday!!!
So thats it for this year..one year to fit in all the adventures to cover before the big 40!!!!