It’s been a funny old week or two, which I would love to be rescued from. My back has been so poorly that I’ve hardly been out, and I’m going slightly stir crazy! It doesn’t make for great blogging when you can’t get out and do much either! Let’s see what I’ve managed…
A lovely HLTA at our school has given me a book to help Hugo with relaxation, as he’s had trouble sleeping. He also wakes up and then can’t get back to sleep again. So I’ve been reading this book which gives a lot of background into relaxation, self-esteem, and other issues. Hugo hasn’t taken the relaxation side very seriously, but I’m hoping he is at least taking some of it on board to use at a later date.
I’ve been watching a series on BBC2 called ‘The Victorian Slum’. I was never interested in history at school, but now it absolutely fascinates me. I think it’s because it is brought to life in a much more interesting way these days than when I was in school. My kids love ‘Horrible Histories’ (and so does my Husband!).
Hugo was also fascinated by this programme where families have gone ‘back in time’ to live in the Victorian slums. We’ve enjoyed watching a few episodes together, and I’m so pleased he is taking an active interest.
Toby wanted to ‘introduce’ (!) me to the song ‘Half a World away’ – he put it on YouTube for me and sang along. I was absolutely blown away- he is such a good little singer. I really wish he would sing more often. Proper singing, not shouting or making up rude words to songs!
I had a great blog post ready, all about pumpkins – carving, preserving and what to do with the left-over bits. Unfortunately our brilliant vlog went awry as for some reason my phone seemed to video in a kind of stop-motion jerky way. So, the whole post was scrapped!
But I did make some delicious pumpkin soup in the slow cooker. I just threw in all of the pumpkin with some vegetable stock, some cinnamon and nutmeg, and an onion with cloves stuck in it (which was later removed).
I also roasted the pumpkin seeds, drizzled with a little olive oil and salt.
Plus, I shared the pictures of the pumpkins on Instagram. So the post has been part rescued!
We went to a Halloween party and the whole family wore costumes and scary make-up. Toby insisted on having a zombie zip face, but unfortunately didn’t want to sit still long enough for me to do it properly!
Intent on being rescued from the Zombie family, Hugo wanted to be a Dementor from Harry Potter. He ended up removing the mask with all of the draped ‘rags’ I had attached to it very quickly though, so he could run around with his friends!
Something else to love is that my new car arrived last week, but unfortunately I’ve been so poorly I haven’t even been out in it yet! I finally got out and about today, but my kind Hubby had rescued me by leaving me the automatic as it was easier to drive! So I’ll let you know what I think of the Nissan Pulsar when I finally get to drive it!