A lovely week ending in a cold

Thursday we did as I said, we stayed on site. We got up and ate breakfast then we headed down for a swim. Scarlett wanted to go on the slide but she’s far too little and I knew she’d get half way down and hate it. She kicked up a fuss and Brett did say he’d take her on it, but I put my foot down. She has plenty of time for that when she’s a big girl.

After swimming we went back to the caravan and Scarlett had a nap. Then I had a shower. When she was up we went into the centre for lunch and a wander around the arcade. We wandered down to the beach then went back to the caravan.

I went to the shops across the road to get dinner. Brett wanted Pizza but I wanted chips so I got me and Scarlett something from the fish shop and him a little pizza. She went to bed then we settled down to watch a film but Brett fell asleep so I went and got into bed. I left him asleep on the sofa.

Friday we got up just before 8. Had breakfast then we packed our shit up then we left. Reception phoned a taxi for us and we got to Hamworthy station just after 10. Train left at 10:30 and we got off the other end at 12:30. My nan picked us up and dropped us home. We put Scarlett down for a nap after some lunch then I did 2 loads of washing [saves doing it all on Sunday] then when it was all hung up drying, I threw a few bits into my weekend bag and off we set for Brett’s house. We got there at 6:30. We had dinner at 7:30, Scarlett had a bath then she went to bed at 9:30. Late one for her but she was good as gold. We watched some more Prison Break then we crawled into bed. I couldn’t sleep due to my newly stuffed nose, annoying cough, bad headache and just overall sickness. It was 3 by the time I nodded off.

Saturday we woke up with Scarlett but we both struggled. We hadn’t slept enough. We went to Sainsbury’s with his mom. I bought myself a new pair of jeans as my current pair are getting tatty [oops]. I also got a new top. Scarlett loves Teletubbies but recently she’s branched out on the BBC iPlayer and watched ITNG [In the night garden] or “piggle” as she calls it, as well as Peter Rabbit [or “rabbit” as she calls it] and she’s always liked Postman Pat. Well she’s taken a liking to Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle so I picked up the two characters in 6 inch teddies for her. Brett’s mom got her 1, I got her the other. She was over the moon. It was a treat for being such a great girl all week and travelling so well. After shopping we went back and I put her down for a nap. When she was up we had lunch then we just stayed in all day as it was raining [and I didn’t have her wellies]. We had dinner at half 6, she had a bath at half 7 and we got her down by 8:45. We watched the last 2 episodes of Prison Break on the first disk of series 2 then we got an earlier night.

Today we woke up early and both felt like crap. I had spent most the night coughing. My head was pounding, his head was pounding, he was coughing. It was just insanely awful. I gave him paracetamol and left him to work through it. He’s shit with a headache. I just plough on through as I get a headache every week, sometimes twice. And I use to be a huge migraine sufferer. I haven’t had a migraine in months *touch wood*.

I did Scarlett some toast then we watched the soaps from Friday that I missed [Emmerdale, Corrie]. She went down for a nap at half 10 but she didn’t go down that quick and she only slept for an hour at most. I had to go food shopping and with it being a Sunday the shops shut at 4 [some 5] so I decided early on I would go home at 1ish. So I packed our stuff up, made some lunch and checked trains. There was a train at 1:21pm so we set off and I got on the train. We arrived the other end at 3pm. Scarlett had been a whingy nightmare most of the journey as her tiredness was catching up with her. She finally fell asleep about 20 minutes from our stop. I walked to Sainsbury’s and grabbed as much as I could without injuring myself as I had a stroller to push and 2 bags to keep an eye on as well as the basket. She woke up just as the Taxi arrived at 3:45. We got home and it was such a great feeling. Shutting the door to the outside world and collapsing on the sofa [after packing the shopping away, obvs]. Scarlett was grumpy as she was still tired, then hungry. I cooked dinner at 5ish then we had a bath then at 7:30 she went to bed.

I caught up with Riverdale from last week. How can they kill off Jughead? Also, I am pretty sure that Betty’s Dad has a twin. I mean he’s actually a blossom and twins run in their family right? Plus he was with Betty and her mom when someone dressed as the Black Hood attacked Archie and his Dad… I guess we’ll have to wait for season 3. Better not make us wait too long. 6 months is acceptable but a year? Nah!

I caught up with some more Shadowhunters. I am on season 2 now and Clary’s mom just died. A demon possessed Alec and he killed her. I didn’t see that coming tbh. I mean, I vaguely remember the storyline of the book and movie. I will watch 1 more episode then get into bed as my head is banging and I am back to work tomorrow.

TTFN x

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Monkey World & Weymouth

Tuesday we woke up at half 8. We had breakfast then we got ready to go. We left just before 10 for Monkey World. We got there and paid for our tickets. We wandered around, looking at the monkeys. It was quite warm. Scarlett was pointing at everything and watching the monkeys. We had lunch at 12 at the cafe inside the park then we carried on walking. We all had hotdogs for lunch. We ended our visit with a trip to the gift shop. £70 later and I’ve got some goodies. I got Scarlett some pyjamas. The same ones as our trip before but in her now size. Also got myself a tankard and a tshirt. And some bits and bobs for other people (family).

We got back to the caravan site at half 3 and we decided to go swimming as the pool is open till 5:30. Mom stayed in the caravan. Us 3 went off. We had a lovely time. I forgot how much I liked swimming and bopping around in the water. Still not BFFs with water but I don’t mind casually hanging out in the water. We stayed till almost 5 then we got out. When we got back we both had a shower then I bathed Scarlett. Had to get the chlorine out of our skins. All 3 of us have skin disorders. Scarlett has eczema. Brett has psoriasis. I have lichen sclerosis.

We went out for dinner. We went to a Hungary Horse pub that was down the road. I had this delicious chicken thing with chips and curry sauce. We ate then we came back. Scarlett went to bed and we watched Prison Break.

Today we woke up at almost 9. Had breakfast then we headed out to Weymouth for the day. We couldn’t find a parking spot for ages and the Jurassic Skyline wasn’t open. So we walked around, stopped for lunch at Wetherspoons then we headed back to the caravan.

We decided we’d go swimming tomorrow. So we stayed in the caravan. My mom left for Home just before 5. I put some dinner on at 6ish and we sat down to eat just before Emmerdale started. Brett bathed Scarlett whilst I watched Corrie. The storyline is about a guy taking his own life even though he seems like he’s doing fine, has a great life etc. That’s exactly why they’ve done it. To prove that suicide doesn’t always come from someone who is outwardly depressed. More often than not, the person isn’t showing the “signs”. As someone who’s family has survived a suicide, all I can say is that I hope anyone who is struggling knows there is always someone to talk to. Someone will always listen. So please talk!

Tonight we’re watching Prison Break. We’ve almost finished season 1 then he’ll head to bed.

Tomorrow we’re staying on site. We will go swimming and check out the arcade and park etc. It’ll be good.

TTFN x

We’ve arrived

Today we woke up at 8ish. I sorted some breakfast then we watched Toy Story. I packed then Brett had a bath. Scarlett and I got dressed then once Brett was ready mom took us to Morrison’s. We decided it was cheaper to buy essentials from there, than the onsite shop as it’s really expensive. So we hit the shops then we went back to my flat. I finished packing then we headed out at 1ish. We stopped for lunch then we set off.

Scarlett slept half the journey. I watched an episode of Shadowhunters that I’d downloaded. We arrived at 3:30 and they said they were running behind on check-in so we went to the pub down the road for a drink. Scarlett had a play in the kids area in the garden. Stretched her legs. Finally they were ready at 5 so we drove back and got the keys.

Our caravan is brilliant. We expected just a 2 bedroom. Meaning my mom would either have to share with Scarlett or sleep on the pull our sofa. Instead we have 3 bedrooms. A fridge/freezer and a proper 4-seater table with chairs.

We chilled for a bit then mom put on the dinner. We had pie. We got chips from the chip shop to go with it. Scarlett had a bath at 7:30 and was in bed at 8:15. She was very tired but she settled after a bit of a whinge.

We are watching Prison Break. Mom is in bed.

We’re going to Monkey World tomorrow. Scarlett went when she was 5 months. It’ll be such fun taking her at this age. 2-3 years is the best (and toughest). She learns so much every day and talks so much more clearer.

TTFN x

1 more sleep till Rockley Park

Thursday Scarlett had her 2 year review with the Health Visiting team. She’s practically perfect in every way. Scores all in the “white area”. They did her height, she’s 85cm and her weight was 22lb. She’s so little, bless her.

She had a fever when she woke up from her nap. I gave her calpol. She was very sad and not herself. She had me up at midnight then again at 3am.

Friday Scarlett stayed off Nursery as her fever was bad and we had a shit night. She was miserable all day. We had no food in so we popped to the shops so we could eat and grab some groceries. We went to my nans for a cup of tea then we headed home. Brett arrived at 9:30. Scarlett went to bed at 10. We went to bed at 1ish.

Saturday Scarlett woke up and we had breakfast. We watched Frozen then she went down for a nap. When she was up we had lunch. We stayed in all day as it was so hot outside. I cooked dinner then bathed Scarlett. We headed out to drop her at my nans so we could go cinema. I bought the tickets weeks ago.

We watched Avengers Infinity War. It was good but the ending was a bit weird. And now there’s a year long wait for part 2!

We got home at 11:30. Scarlett was really grumpy and took ages to settle. We went to sleep at 2:30.

Sunday She woke up screaming at 3:30 and it took me ages to settle her back asleep. She woke again at 6am and wouldn’t calm down. Ended up getting up with her, making breakfast and chilling. She perked up after some calpol. I put her down for a nap at 8ish.

I woke up at almost midday. She’d had a 3/4 hour sleep. She needed it. She usually sleeps 12 hours a night but had only had 6 hours, broken sleep. Brett took her out for an hour to play. I watched the season 2 premier of Mortal Instruments. When they came back I did us cheese on toast for lunch. Brett took all the boxes down to my garage and took the recycling out. Then he put together my two side tables and 2 bedside tables from ikea. Scarlett had a nap and woke up at 6ish.

I put dinner on then Scarlett had a bath at 7:30. She went to bed at 8:30. I had had a bath with her so Brett had 1 after then we settled down to watch more Prison Break together. It’s so hot here. My flat is a sweat box. I can’t deal with it. I’m so glad our “summer” is only the odd week here and there. I couldn’t live this for months. I’d melt!

We’re off on holiday tomorrow. I’m excited. We’re staying at Rockley Park in Poole. We’re doing monkey world, Weymouth and Bournemouth. The weather is suppose to be warm so I’m packing for that but also throwing in some jeans and hoodies etc.

TTFN x

TV Box All Set-Up

Monday we woke up at 8:30am. I slept great. So did Scarlett. We had some breakfast and watched the rest of Open Season, the movie from the other day. My mom’s friend said her and her partner would come round at 11 to sort out my TV box. I put Scarlett down for a nap just before she got there, with her partner. He sorted it whilst I made tea. So now I have a working TV box. I can record stuff and pause TV if needed. I thanked them, paid for the cable and they left. I set all my programmes up to record, logged into Netflix and NowTV then Scarlett woke up. She woke up at almost 2. We walked round my Nan’s house to let her dog out, as she’s out all day and it’s not fair on the dog being cooped up [not that she cares, she sleeps all day]. We stayed for 2 hours.

Scarlett is beyond clever. She was eating a yoghurt [which she had asked nicely for] and she asked for another. I said she could have 1 but she had to throw the old one in the bin then go into the fridge and get a new 1. She threw it away then went and got a new 1. When she was done she said she was finished so I said she had to throw that away too. I never mentioned the spoon, I forgot. When she came back I asked her where her spoon was. I expected her to have thrown it in the bin. She said it was on the side. I went into the kitchen and as she said, it was sat on the side. I literally could feel my heart bursting with proud. This tiny little person is growing up. I remember waiting for my emergency scan when I was 7 weeks, finding out I was 10 days behind than I thought, and barely seeing a speck on the screen. And now looking at her, where has that time gone? I am excited to see the person she will become. Already she amazes me. She is beyond cheeky, very bossy, chatty and caring. She is also stroppy and strong-willed. She shares whatever she has. She likes to sit near you and play, asking you to join in sometimes but is happy to play by herself, immersing herself in her own little world with her dolls. She pretends to feed them. I caught her using her changing mat to “change” the baby doll’s nappy lol

We walked back home at 5pm. I cooked us some dinner for 6pm then I put her in the bath. She wanted me to bath with her but I fancy having a bath by myself for a change. By the time she was ready for bed my mom had turned up. She said she’d pop in for a cup of tea before heading to work at 9ish. So she came and I made tea. Scarlett had her milk then she went off to bed at 7:30. We watched TV and chatted. She headed off at 9. I put another episode of Altered Carbon on, then another before switching over to watch my recorded episode of Blindspot from 10pm. At about 11:30 I got into bed.

Today I woke up at 6:45 when my alarm went off. I woke up to loads of notifications. I got myself dressed, sorted my bag for work and Scarlett’s nursery bag. I went in and dressed her. We brushed our teeth then I put teletubbies on for her then I made our breakfast. We ate together then I made my lunch. My Nan turned up at 7:30. She put her coat and shoes on. I put my own on then I left for work at 7:45.

Today has dragged a little. It usually does during the school holidays as a lot of staff book time off to spend with their kids. So there’s less emails, meaning less work. I prefer busy days.

I don’t know why people trust me to rent a flat, pay my bills and keep my child alive when I can’t even eat a chocolate yoghurt without getting it all over myself. I was eating my lunch and my yoghurt went down my blouse AND my hoodie. FFS lol

TTFN x

Corfu, here we come

Saturday we had a lay in. Scarlett woke up at 8ish. I took her down and we had breakfast. We watched Gnomeo and Juliet then I put her up for a nap. Whilst she was asleep I read more of my book. I literally cannot put it down. I was on book number 4. when she woke up we got dressed and went to my Nan’s for some lunch. After we ate, we left her there to play so we could go shopping. I picked up a new TV for my new place. 32 inch HD Smart TV. It was only £210. Bargain! Then we did some food shopping. We got Scarlett a water bottle that is the same as mine, just a different colour as she is always drinking out of mine. And my throat has been sore for like 8 weeks so it’s not ideal for her to share my drinks, germs. We dropped our shopping home then we walked back to my nan’s. Scarlett had some dinner there then we headed home. I bathed her and put her to bed. We had our dinner. We had these pizzas from Sainbury’s that were “Pizza Express” ones. And some doughballs. Lush!

Sunday she woke up at 8am again. We watched Curious George the movie whilst eating breakfast. I put her up for a nap again and then climbed into bed to read my book. I finished book 4 and started reading book 5. We walked to my Nan’s for Sunday roast. We stayed there till the early evening then we headed home. Scarlett was tired when we got in so she was bit whingy. We got in the car and drove to Fleet to pick up the coffee. It’s just as the pictures showed. No scratches etc. I tried calling Brett before she went to bed but I hadn’t heard from him since Saturday night. He had been at a house party with his pals and I assumed he was asleep at his friends. But usually he pops up, hungover, by like 3/4pm. This was 7pm I tried calling him. My Whatsapp messages were only coming up with 1 tick. Which meant his phone was either off or had no signal. I was annoying because he would be pissed at me if I ignored him for 24 hours. So I put Scarlett to bed then chilled out. Finished doing my washing. I read my book in bed then went to bed.

Monday I woke up with my throat being worse than it had been in days. Awesome. It was snowing. It didn’t really settle but it was snowing on/off all day.

Still no word from Brett. Which I found unusual so I messaged his mom later on and asked if he had come home. She said no and she said she was sending his Dad round after work to see if he was at his pals house. Turned out he was. So he came home when I had finished work then he called to say Hi. He is such a knob. Fancy going AWOL for 2 days then being all “hey”. If I had done that to him, he’d have gone mental at me.

He spoke to Scarlett on FaceTime and she wasn’t even bothered. She just carried on playing. I put her to bed at 7ish then we ate dinner. Mom had cooked whilst I made tea. We watched TV then she went to work. I watched new Criminal Minds and Blindspot then I read some more of my book in bed before I went to sleep.

Today I didn’t wanna get up. It was so cold. Must’ve been minus 3 when we got up. Scarlett’s GroEgg in her room was blue meaning it was too cold. Yet when I pulled her from under her duvet she was toasty warm. She had toast and I had porridge then we went out separate ways.

Sunday we had sat with my mom’s boyfriend and looked at holidays. My nan is in Spain in September and as she does the nursery run, plus has Scarlett 3 afternoons a week, I had to book the time off. Or mom had to. Either way, one of us had to. So we agreed to both book 2 weeks off and we’d go away. So we settled on the Alkion Hotel in Corfu [check it out]. It worked out as £276 per person but that is if we split it 4 ways to include Scarlett. Mom said to just split it between us 3 adults so it’s £368 per person for 7 nights, half board. I am very excited now we’ve actually booked. We paid the deposit then the next instalment is due the end of next month.

Corfu here we come! Only 210 days to go LOL

TTFN x

P.S. Only 24 days till MOVING DAY!!!!

Goodbye Notgrove

Tuesday mom had to get he AA out to the car as the screw we noticed the day before, had caused the tyre to deflate overnight. The AA guy said he’d repair it enough for us to drive to the garage in the next village. So that’s what we did. We went to Bourton-on-the-water and the garage were really good. They fitted us in within 20 minutes and we just stuck the bill on my credit card. Once we finished we then headed to Cotswold Farm Park. We spend the afternoon there. We headed back to the pod as it was close by. We let Scarlett nap and then at 5ish we headed back to Cheltenham for dinner. We settled on pizza express. Scarlett ate quite a lot and she had a chocolate brownie for dessert (no cream, obviously).

Wednesday we settled on Sudeley castle. We were up and out by 10am. It was nice grounds and the castle was beautiful but so old. There was Tudor history which surprised me. I love Henry VIII so I was pleasantly surprised. I knew Katherine Parr’s tomb was in the church on the castle site but never expected to read stuff about Henry and they had extra information for his other wives too. We had a cup of tea in the castle cafe then we headed off. We had planned to do birdland after lunch but Scarlett was so grotty with teething we gave it a miss and went back to the pod so she could nap. When she was up we headed to Cheltenham for dinner. We went to the Wetherspoons this time. We all had hotdogs and then pudding.

Thursday, our last full day. We decided we didn’t fancy walking around in the rain at birdland so we went to Cheltenham for a wander around the shops. We had lunch. Then we went back to the pod. Scarlett had a nap then we decided what to have for dinner. We decided on harvester again as we had such a good meal on Monday. So we did that. We had dessert after. Once we ate we left to go to the pod. We packed whilst we had the tele on. The pod had a smartTV so what we were doing was watching everything on playback such as the itv player or bbc player. We watched emmerdale and coronation street. I spent over an hour convincing Scarlett to go to sleep. She just fights it lol eventually she gave in and I laid next to her. I fell asleep quite early I think.

Friday (today) we got up early. Packed everything in the car. Mom had a shower. Scarlett had a sink bath then I got her dressed. We had planned to grab breakfast out then go to Birdland. So that’s what we did. We had a McDonald’s breakfast then headed to Birdland. It was dry and out of the shade it was warm. We stayed for nearly 3 hours as there was lots to see and went through the Jurassic journey trail. Scarlett got tired and put herself back in the stroller towards the end. We stopped in the cafe for a cup of tea then we set off. We are currently travelling home. Can’t wait to sleep in my own bed. I love Scarlett but I don’t like co-sleeping with a toddler. She’s like a wriggling worm. She prefers sleeping alone too, that’s why she played up at bedtime every night. But it is what it is.

TTFN x