Sunday, 25 March 2012

If Ikea did Horses....

You would have to choose a basic frame first. Any colour other than white would cost extra. Markings would be extra. Manes and tails would be extra (but available in all sorts of wacky designs) and even the bloody feet would be an optional extra.

Thankfully, Ikea do not do horses!

They do however do childrens beds. A lovely, small bed for a lovely small child, complete with a guard rail to stop the little darling falling out. But apparently, the base is considered an optional extra. I am actually fine with that, I am not fine with not realising that the base is not included until I get home. Grrrrrrrrrrr.......

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


As I look around my house, every single surface, every single corner, every single gap is full of stuff. There are random things wedged alongside books on the shelves, there are precarious piles of magazines stacked up on the coffee table (and underneath it) there is a huge pile of post on one stair, another of CD's, pens and other things without a home on the next stair. In the kitchen, out of three worktops, only one has enough room to make a cup of tea on, even the fridge has stuff stacked on top of it. I don't know which room is worse, our bedroom or the dining room, where you have to squeeze around odd, full to the brim boxes and bags of more bloody stuff.

I actually really hate mess, but sadly I am a messy person. My children are average, messy children, and my husband seems to be getting worse!

Sadly, I think my house represents the state of myself at the moment - cluttered. I feel I have so much stuff going around my head, and I am really struggling to get it into order.

I know I need to get sorting. Clearing some surfaces off, making the house feel more spacious, and hopefully my head will follow......?

Monday, 12 March 2012

The House of Vom!

Over the last few weeks we have been ill. First of all we all had some virus thing which meant lots of snot, coughing, headaches etc, not much fun, but kind of expected at this time of year. Just as we all shifted it, my 19month old son was sick. Very sick, as in needing clean pyjamas, bedding etc and most of the carpet scrubbing - not nice. Luckily it only lasted that one night and by the next morning he was bouncing off the walls as usual. We thought that was the end of it. We were wrong. Thursday night brought about another bout of sickness, this time for me and my husband. It is really crap having two puking adults in the same house with only one bathroom! My husband and I are obviously not as tough as our toddler son, as we were not bouncing around the next day, we were suffering. It is now Monday, and we are living with a ticking time bomb, our 4yr old daughter, who has not had it yet I am sure she is going to get it, especially seeing as her friend happened to 'decorate' the back of my car yesterday with her sat next to him (children truly are revolting!) I just wish she would hurry up and get it over with as I am currently resisting the urge to scrub the house from top to bottom with bleach*

*Actually, I am unlikely to do this as I am too much of a slattern, but mentally I am, that will surely get rid of all the germs....