Not the wh-easiest of weeks……………

tiredWell despite it being the last day I dragged and I mean dragged my lazy self out of bed for a ‘ickle run’ (can’t do much else these days!) before work. It’s fair to say it wasn’t my best run but at least it wasn’t my niggly knee causing the problems but my breathing. It was definitely the wheeziest run of the winter so far – I just couldn’t get my breath. Hence a slower run than planned and some very strange looks from a man walking by as I wheezed past.The joys of being an asthmatic runner -still I made it out there, 2.2 miles is better than none at all.

So that’s it now, schools broken up for the holidays. The staff fuddles done, the hat competition is judged -I thought I’d gone OTT – blimey there were some right entries!! The cards and calendars have been sent home and the christmas tree is packed away for another year. The Christmas countdown is over…………..

Meanwhile at home the madness is just beginning – I just about got my cards into the last post, the presents are just about all bought and the asda big shop is just about done – The count downs back on…….

A good week all in all. Jacks art project impressed his teacher so much she sent a letter home to congratulate us him. Ernie is well chuffed! And his ‘Mr Punch’ story (Jack not Ernie) impressed his English teacher so much that it’s on display on the School English Wall. But best of all – no homework for the holidays – wahooo!!

A very busy week is over

Let the christmas fun commence

Bring it on!!

It’s not How You start it’s How You Finish…….

The Finished Product

The Finished Product

Well I did as promised and headed into Wakefield to try to finish the crimbo shopping -I failed, but more because I forgot rather than couldn’t find a few things. I knew I should have made a list! I took advantage of the nice weather and walked into town -it was a lovely walk and yet another of those times I wished I’d taken my camera. But then I would have never got any shopping done. It wasn’t the view that made me long for my camera -spectacular as it was but the remnants of the night before laying on the pavement for all to see – the half drunk bottles,empty glasses and a random ‘Banana Man’ costume – someone must have had a great night and a cold walk home!!

It’s been a day of finishing things off really,the ironing (thanks hubby) the housework and Jack’s english and art homework. I hope they don’t get any for the crimbo holidays  -we all need a rest. I think he’s quite enjoyed his English – not that he’d ever admit it, but ‘write your own ‘Mr Men’ story has definitely grabbed his attention. So now we have a new version ‘Mr Punch’ a nasty little fellow who goes round…….you’ve guessed it -punching everyone, that is until the other little Mr Men show him the error of his ways -sorted!! Then there was his Art – do your own version of M C Esher (never heard of him – actually I had once I looked at his stuff! ) taking into account his use of doors, arches and staircases. Doddle -maybe not! ! Jack knew what he wanted to do -build it in lego – great idea -until we realised how long it was going to take. We’ve improvised -it’s been like a Blue Peter Project (Kids programme for those not living in the UK) in our front room for the last 3 weeks, all I can say is thank god Ernie’s better at arty stuff than me -I just like looking!! Anyway with a little help with the tricky bits (a-hem) it’s finished. I hope Jack gets a good grade or his Dad will cry!!

Nearly finished what we started

Back to work tomorrow

Bring it on



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