Archive for March, 2009

Ten on Tuesday…

Posted: 10 March 2009 in Ten on Tuesday

 Ten things you won’t miss about winter!

  1. Having to put coats on.
  2. Having to walk carefully in the ice
  3. Waking up when its still dark
  4. Taking/collecting Robyn from Rainbows in the dark
  5. Wearing thick socks/slippers
  6. Having to have the heating on all the time
  7. Headaches from the cold outside. Brain freeze is the worst!
  8. My mum being sad because she hates winter
  9. Having the kids cooped up indoors
  10. My glasses steaming up as soon as you enter a warm room!

My new hobby

Posted: 6 March 2009 in Sewing

A while ago I was prompted to think of 5 things to do before I die. One of those things was to learn how to sew. I’m pleased to say that I set about this ambition and for Christmas I received my very 1st sewing machine.

I started out with some scraps of fabric and before long I had made a couple of bags for Katie to keep her toys in. Not bad someone who had only used a machine a couple of times (and that was almost 20 years ago at school!).

I got a book out of the library and found some instructions for making bunting. I made a set for each of my girls and was very proud of it. I showed it off on my Facebook page and a couple of friends got in touch asking if I would be willing to make some for their children too!

I’ve made quite a few sets now and have got better each time. I’m thinking of making some for Robyns teacher at the end of term to go in her classroom.

I’m so glad I started my new hobby. It’s fantastic to be able to create something so pretty out of a few bits of fabric! Soon I hope to make a skirt each for Robyn and Katie 🙂

Ten on Tuesday…

Posted: 3 March 2009 in Ten on Tuesday
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Ten on Tuesday this week is “10 ways you can make your life better”.

  1. Laugh. I believe that laughter is one of the best medicines. Laughing is good for the soul.
  2. Live your own life. Don’t let anyone tell you who to be.
  3. Bake. Baking makes me happy. I get a huge sense of achievement when someone eats something I have made and declares it yummy.
  4. Nurture those close to you. For me it is my children. I believe I was born to be a mum. My job is to see my children grow up to be happy and fulfilled.
  5. Have a hobby. I have just discovered sewing and am realising that when I sew I am “Mel” again – not Mummy, not a wife, not a daughter… just Mel.
  6. Believe. I have a strong faith and at times that keeps me going. Everyone needs to believe in something, even if it’s the fairies at the bottom of the garden. Most importantly though believe in yourself.
  7. Learn from your past. Don’t repeat the mistakes but learn from them and use them to make your life better.
  8. Look to the future. It can be exciting if you let it!
  9. Don’t go to bed on an argument. It does nobody any good. Clear the air before you sleep.
  10. Regret nothing. You are who you are and you might just find people love you for it!

A trip to the park

Posted: 2 March 2009 in Days Out, Family, Katie, Robyn

Saturday morning was stressful in the MeltedMoment household this week. Katie was awake at 6am shouting at the birds on the roof of the old mill opposite our house. Therefore everybody else in the house was awake at 6am and bad moods soon followed.

We’re skint at the moment so places to go are a bit limited. I had thought a quiet day indoors would be nice but soon realised we’d all be climbing the walls if that happened so decided that a visit to the park was in order.

We 1st drove to my mum and dads and got the girls bikes out the garage (we have nowhere to keep bikes here which is a shame). Then off we went. Robyn is too big for her bike really but she needs to learn how to ride it without stabilisers. Once she has mastered that we’ve promised her a new one. For now we have kept the stabilisers on… we’ll tackle it once the weather gets a bit warmer.

Our park has a lovely bike track for kids. Its got little road markings, roundabouts and signposts… and most importantly benches lol. After a good ride around there we carried on to the playground. There wasnt too many kids there which was nice, Robyn and Katie managed to have a good go on everything without queuing up.

Katie sat on her bike being pushed halfway round the park and ran the rest of the time. Her cheeks were bright red by the time we’d finished. Incidently she didnt fall over once the whole time we were out. As soon as we got home though she tripped over a shoe! We’ve concluded that she has no problems with her legs, its the noticing obstacles that she struggles with. If she sees them she can avoid them, she just doesnt notice what is under her feet.

We had a lovely time in the park with our girls. We’ll be making more of an effort to do it much more. It did us all some good.