Halloween Ups and Downs

It's been a week of ups and downs: from the excitement of Smiley's 18th birthday celebrations, to memories of my parents stirred up by the centenary of poet Dylan Thomas' birth.  Then this morning I woke up with a stinking headache and cold, hopefully it won't develop into the man flu and ear abscess that my son had.  Thankfully he's now on the road to recovery.

But since my friends are arriving on Sunday and I will be spending the next few days sweeping the dust bunnies from under my children's feet, I'll need to keep my reasons to be cheerful brief this week.  And with a head full of snot I will probably miss a few too...


  • Reflexology - I completely forgot that I'd been offered a freebie at Crestfield Reflexology and Baby Massage Clinic.  One to book and enjoy for when the kids are back at school!


  • A present for me - As well as lots and lots of presents for Smiley, my friends from the Rainbow Junior Arch Club snuck in a voucher for a facial.  For me.  That'll be the second one I've had in the past 52 years!  Must remember to book it too.  


  • Netflix - We enjoyed another family movie night at the weekend thanks once again to being part of the Netflix Stream Team.  Unless you are used to your children closeting themselves away, you've know idea how lovely it is to have them all curled up on the sofa/wheelchair in the same room.

  • Teletubbies -  I thought she'd grown out of them, but no.  After a break of about five years Smiley has rediscovered them and I'm really happy for her.  Not quite so much for me, but at least she uses headphones sometimes now

  • Unexpected outings - One of planned treats for Smiley was a girlie shopping trip on Sunday with her big sister and I.  Then the phone rang with an invitation to pop down to the Botanic Gardens to see the pumpkin display first.  So of course we did that too!  




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10 comments:

  1. Lovely reasons to be cheerful and you also have some wonderful treats in store! xx

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    1. Yep, it's great to find ones you'd forgotten about too :) xx

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  2. I love those moments, when the family gets together, even if only for an hour or 2. I've never had a facial, hope it's relaxing xx

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  3. Ah fab reasons! Absolutely don't forget to book those treats! Glad you have headphones to hide those awful teletubbies haha! Happy belated bday to Smiley xx

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  4. Lovely sunny post! I hope that cold shifts soon and enjoy the reflexology, you lucky duck XXX

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  5. Ah Teletubbies! It's that moment when they cry "Again! Again!" and you realise with sinking heart that actually the entire video about the number "4" is really going to be repeated all over again. It's a good opportunity to try to find your inner zen like calm.

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    1. I will hear "Again! Again!" in my dreams I think :)

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