No textas in bed!!Ink stains do not come out when they were made in secret and then inexplicably stored in the cupboard for six months prior to being discovered.
There's been more big cleanouts of the kid's wardrobes leading to a mountain of too small stuff being passed on to friends and family. This was mostly necessitated by a couple of friends handing over huge bags of their too small stuff to us - I just love the cycle of sharing that kids and clothes bring about.
Then the winter flurry gave way to a lot of flopping around - which in rainy cold weather seems to be all anyone feels like doing. I've been catching up on my boosted magazine collection, courtesy of the traveller in our family - who claims to abhor my collection, and yet still graciously and generously adds to it every time he goes away! LOVE!
The kids are seriously addicted to hot chocolates - it's dairy right!? They get to choose which mix (we found way too many stashed in the cupboard!) and there has been impassioned debate over which flavour/style is best. It's a great excuse to use an array of fun china too.
Finally, bits of odd wintery ephemera keep catching my eye and begging to be displayed. I picked this piece up a few years ago and just love its Enid Blyton feel.
|Just hanging around in new winter gear, thanks to generous friends|
|This Vanilla Pound Cake candle smells as good as it sounds|
|Coach bag as wall art - I love the tones of these stripes.|
|Three really lovely children's books picked up from recent op shop trawls - perfect for winter snuggles and book hungry kids!|
|Here's Arch breaking rule #3584 not to eat while walking round the house|
|My new "spy coat" and birthday shoes! No one picked them!|