Wednesday, 24 August 2016
A lovely afternoon with mum
I hope you have had a nice day. It been very hot here today and the children didn't want to go anywhere or do anything even go to the park. They spent most of the day laying on the laminate floor because it was cooler than anywhere else and took it in turns to go up and have a cold bath. Seriously they are heat lightweights, says she, who currently has a headache probably caused by the heat!
Mum popped in mid morning after her visit to the opticians and we sat in the lounge drinking water and eating egg mayonnaise sandwiches. We would normally sit at the table in the conservatory but as soon as she walked in the door the children jumped on her and said "Nana, you will melt, don't go in there". We spent a lovely couple of hours chatting about how it is very difficult to buy clothes to fit her as she is so tiny whilst I have the opposite problem (lets not go into that) and various other things.
I'm looking forward to taking the children out for the morning tomorrow, we are going to pop into the town centre and we might go to the cinema before we buy the dreaded school uniform for back to school. I have been lucky enough to be given twelve new school shirts from a friend who bought them for her son but they don't fit him luckily my two little boys are the same size and they fit both of them. Big Yay for bargains!
We won't be joined by Liam as he has work or by my fourteen year old as he is meeting a young lady in town who he has been friends with from Cadets for a couple of years but has not seen during the summer holidays as she has been in Spain for the last four weeks. He has already had a shower and taken himself off to bed. He is quite excited!
I find it incredibly difficult to know what to cook on a hot day. What do you do for dinner when its hot? Yesterday we just had sandwiches but I didn't want the children to not have a proper meal or a second day so this morning I put mince and tomato sauce in the slow cooker and made a lasagne with salad and rustic cheese and tomato bread. It worked out very well, the house didn't become overheated because the oven wasn't put on and dinner was ready and done nice and early so we could set up the Anki Overdrive and play racing games until bedtime.
Have a nice relaxing evening, I'm off to watch 'The great British bake off'.
Take care xx