Double Digits

Monday, August 23, 2010

My beautiful, serious G is turning 10 this weekend. We've got lots of celebrations planned for this wonderful girl. She's so excited about having her double digits birthday and after talking about it for months she can't believe it's finally happening. It reminds me of when I turned 10 (sadly, many years ago!). I felt like I was on the threshold of some great stuff; the world was full of possibility and there were only good times ahead. I think that G feels the same way and I want to make sure some of her hopes and dreams come true. What hopes and dreams does a 10yo have? Sleepovers, making chocolates, a G shaped cake, breakfast in bed and picnics in the park.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Some days you need a good laugh and the internet delivers...
Apparently iPhone users have more sex than other smartphone peeps. I assume this was a self-reporting study and there are so many things about it that delight me.
a) who comes up with this stuff?
b) is there an app to track sexual activity?
c) who volunteers to participate in this stuff?
d) will phone outlets be swamped tomorrow by the unlucky in love hoping to improve their stats?
e) if so, will owing an iPhone improve their chances or merely reduce the reportable success of the iPhone as a sexual aid?
Frankly, it surprises me that they can get their hands off it long enough to get their hands on it.
Enjoy friends, and lets toast to a cheerier tomorrow!

Happy 101

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The lovely Sophie from Her Heart My Hands has tagged me for the Happy 101 meme. Just the kick I need to get a fresh post up on the blog, although it pains me to not have JW and the camellias at the top of the page. Might have to make that a header.
10 things that make me happy
1. Snuggling with the kids just after they're bathed and they're wearing pjs and their skin is still warm from the water.
2. Swimming.
3. Getting into bed early, cranking up the electric blanket and reading a crime novel. The soundtrack to this is often Mr Duyvken crunching away at an apple. I've never met anyone who eats as many apples as Mr Duyvken!
4. Meeting friends for a coffee and a chat.
5. Walking to the park by myself or with the peeps.
6. Eating watermelon, oranges and strawberries.
7. Having a tidy house.
8. Pottering in the garden while the kids are being raucous and having a great time but not needing me to be playing with them. I call this The Holy Grail.
9. Looking through old photographs.
10. Having time to sew. This doesn't happen too often but oh how I love it when it does.
It's not an earth-shattering list is it?
So, who to tag? I'd love to hear from Eurolush, Lynn, Eleanor, Retromummy and Bungalow Babble but feel free to join in if you think it sounds like fun!
And just because I want to share it with you here is one of my all-time favourite blogs. Jen's a delight!

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