...it has been.
Up and down which is usually the way with school holidays. Moments of pleasure shared with my boys, moments when I consider the legalities of locking them out the house until their Daddy comes home from work.
The bad - after being away at cub Camp all weekend and banning Youngest Biscuit and I from watching Doctor Who (A Crime!!!) until Hubby and Eldest Biscuit came back, aforementioned Eldest woke up very poorly on Monday morning, lay on the sofa for two days, so no going out, and since has been in a mood most foul, many arguments and strops and sending/stomping off to his bedroom have ensued. It hasn't been pleasant. To top it, Youngest Biscuit's bestest wee friend was away so that spoiled his whole life apparently so many arguments and strops and sending/stomping off to his bedroom have ensued. Yes it's been repetitively horrid, yet there have been.....
The good - I received my birthday present from Hubby.........
Is she not beautiful? Look at that face!
She is from The Vintage Magpie and I love her. Deeply. I feel like a little girl just looking at her and a delighted, heart glad one at that. Go look, but be warned! Your purse may empty!
Time has been spent in the garden mainly to bang my head as I hang out washing but we did spot our first Ladybird of the year....
It was huge and it was like receiving a magical present when we spotted it. It even did that wonderfully freaky wing opening thing that reminds me of the DeLorean from Back to the Future.
I even managed to get my blog giveaway goodies posted to their recipients and was very touched by how welcome those goodies were.
of Ali's knitting bag, are!!
..and lastly to chocolate cake as, in my opinion, there can never be enough photos of cakes. Not never, not no how!!
and I got to be girly and my Biscuits still ate it!
I must face my demons now, i.e clean the effing bathroom but there are good things this weekend. Tonight I am making vanilla ice cream to go with Sticky Toffee Pudding for tomorrow as we are having the postponed birthday meal for my gorgeous Father-in-law. We are on a mission you see. Many moons ago, in a former life it feels at times, we ate a meal at Charlotte Square in Edinburgh in the National Trust For Scotland restaurant and were served the best, the most delectable Sticky Toffee Pudding that there ever was. The sauce tasted of childhood memories of jaw sticking McGowans Toffee and ah we had our benchmark. We have yet to find a recipe that has reached it, so tomorrow I will be trying a James Martin recipe in hopes of it being that good.
I confess, in a way I hope to never find it as one I wouldn't want to negate that fine, fine memory and two to lose the excuse for continuing to feed everyone and myself one of the best ends to a meal.
Enjoy your weekend!