Not usually known for being thrifty I have even surprised myself this week.
You see we have been after a new dinning room set for awhile. I hated the chairs on ours and with cream material seats and dirty little children they have been impossible to keep clean. Despite constant cleaning they looked dirty, old and worn.
Anyway last week we popped into our local furniture store after seeing the dinning room table we liked on line.
Once there we fell in love with it:
It really was just what we were after. The only worry was that we know we are moving next Summer and then again once more after that. So how well would it travel? We have moved so often with Husbands job that lots our furniture has been bashed, scratched or even broken during the process.
That last move is also hopefully going to be to our forever house! We want the furniture to fit it perfectly. After a bit of a chat I told Husband if we could cover our chairs I might be happier with ours for a little while longer. He was of course delighted and said it wold be worth a try.
I had a quick look on ebay and ordered some cream faux leather fabric that could be wiped clean with a sponge….perfect for dirty little hands. It only cost about £8 too. Why had we not done this before?
Anyway Husband did it (I supervised) and it was really simple.
So whilst I still love the new set, I can now live with ours for a little while longer.
Now what else needs a revamp? Aaahhh I know…..watch this space!
We have discovered that we are definitely moving this Summer and I started to wonder what I would miss about living here. Number one has to be the views from our windows…this photo was taken from my bedroom window this evening:
I am always blogging about how grown up Rosie is for her age (now 21 months). However, pictures like this remind me she is still my little girl really:
It was Poppy’s first day back at School yesterday…in fact she was only there for half a day and she caught head lice for the first time ever!
We treated it immediately. There were no eggs or nits just the lice…quite a few of them.
Despite not being happy about it she has been very patient and sat really well whilst having her hair done.
At 26 weeks my bump seems to be growing daily and there is no mistaking that I am pregnant. The girls are both fascinated with it too!
I am now 26 Weeks pregnant and starting to feel it.
This week my baby measures approximately 36cm top to toe and weighs around 760g (1.5 – 2.2 Ibs). She is also now apparently the size of a lettuce!
Around now her eyes may begin to open. Her eyes and her eyelashes have developed. Her immune system continues to develop and she is practising breathing.
As for me, well this is not my best week. In fact I am starting to suffer from some of the indignities associated with pregnancy.
My skin continues to itch and burn, I have discussed it with my midwife who tells me it is normal and associated with stretching of the skin. I’m not so sure as it is top to toe! She has however, arranged for me to have some blood tests in a few weeks time to rule out liver associated problems.
The baby is now resting on my bladder which is not good particularly when I have a nasty cold and cough! I constantly feel the need to pee and have to cross my legs or run to the bathroom when coughing or sneezing.
My bump is growing now and is quite uncomfortable at night time, meaning I am not sleeping as well as usual.
I am feeling a bit sorry for myself this week (can you tell?) – unwell, uncomfortable and emotional.
Hoping next week is a better one.