Tuesday, 21 January 2014

❖Happy Homemaker Monday *3*❖



Brrrrrrrrr!  It's getting chilly out there!

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As I look outside my window:::

Today is very misty, I can hardly see the bottom of the garden.  It is also a lot colder today, maybe the children will get the snow they are wishing for.  I just hope the Winter cold weather comes and goes soon so that Spring can start!

Right now I am::: 

Sitting by myself in the lounge.  I have just spoken to my Mum and Dad on the phone ~ I hope Dad feels better soon.

Thinking and pondering:::

What to do today ~ there is so much to do in the house I just don't know where to start.

On my bedside table:::

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Bedtime reading with the little ones, but I've never read it before)

On my TV this week:::

Enjoying:
Silent Witness
The Voice
Call The Midwife 
The Musketeers (ooooooooh)
Mr Selfridge

Listening to:::

The quiet ...........
The cockeral cock a doodle dooing in the garden.

On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Chili con carne
Tuesday - Garlic chicken
Wednesday - Chicken curry
Thursday - 
Spaghetti bolognese
Friday - 
Garlic pasta
Saturday - 
Fish and chips
Sunday - 
Roast beef


On my to do list:::

Get the Christmas decorations up in the loft
Bake some biscuits for the children's snacks

Plans for this week:::
Meeting Thursday night to discuss H's trip to Italy next month
Handball Monday and Thursday

What I am sewing, crocheting or creating:::

January hats challenge
Starting a new project ~ Women's crocheted slipper boots (pattern by Crochetdreamz)

M
y simple pleasure:::

Lindt chocolate balls :)

Lesson learned the past week:::

It will all be alright in the end

Looking around the house:::
We had visitors at the weekend so the downstairs of the house got a little tidy.  The dog is asleep on the sofa in the dining room (dodn't tell R!!) There are piles of clothes waiting to be washed in the kitchen and the lounge carpet needs a good hoover ~ always so much to do! (Don't I sound moany this week?  I think I've lost my mojo!)

From the camera:::



R has been making jam and marmalade ~ yum!

I hope you all have a great week!

Today I am going to link up with other "Happy Homemakers" here at Diary of a stay at home Mom so please pop over if you want to see what others are up to this week all around the world. :o)

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

❖Happy Homemaker Monday *2* ❖



Where did the last week go?  
It's hard to believe we are already half way through January, 
the time is flying by!

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As I look outside my window:::

It's a dull, drizzly, grey day today.  It's not as cold as it usually is at this time of year (we normally have a lot of snow at the beginning of January), but the dampness makes you feel cold right through.  

Right now I am::: 

Watching the morning news and eating breakfast by myself  (R is at work morning).  I have lots of housework to do this morning, but my crocheting is on the chair beside me and is looking very tempting.

Thinking and pondering:::

About forthcoming birthdays and school trips.

On my bedside table:::

Patchwork and quilting books ~ I have a lot to learn!

On my TV this week:::

Enjoying:
Silent Witness
The Voice
Monty's French Gardens

Looking forward to:

Call The Midwife (**New Series**)
The Musketeers

Listening to:::

The rain! 


On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Lamb curry
Tuesday - Turkey a la King
Wednesday - Boudin and special mash
Thursday - 
Cinese pork
Friday - 
Pasta carbonara
Saturday - 
Lasagne
Sunday - 
Roast pork


On my to do list:::

Laundry and ironing
Sow some seeds
Tidy and file my school work

Plans for this week:::

Start planning our vegetable garden

What I am sewing, crocheting or creating:::

Hats, hats, hats, hats and hats!! :o)

M
y simple pleasure:::

Crochet

Lesson learned the past week:::

Stop panicking ~ just breath.......

Looking around the house:::
Oh my gosh!!

From the camera:::

What's he got stuck in the tree this time?




Something to make you smile:::

W (6 years old) has decided he wants to be a hamster breader, as well as a deep sea diver!! :)

I hope you all have a great week!

Today I am going to link up with other "Happy Homemakers" here at Diary of a stay at home Mom so please pop over if you want to see what others are up to this week all around the world. :o)

Monday, 6 January 2014

❖Happy Homemaker Monday *1* ❖



Happy New Year everyone!!  
It's been over a year since I have posted on The Country Mumkin and I've missed it, but 2014 is here and I am back.  I am not sure how often I will manage to post and I am not going to beat myself up about not keeping to a schedule (new me for 2014!!)  I am hoping at the very least I will be able to post regular Happy Homemaker Mondays and to keep some sort of record of our daily life through 2014.  I am also going to add a record of our crafting antics this year with 'The Country Mumkin Makes'...... watch out for some patchwork and quilting this year as well as my ever strengthening crochet addiction :)
Thank you for popping by, please leave me a comment to let me know what is happening with you in 2014.  
Have a great week xxxxxx


                        



As I look outside my window:::
I can see some blue sky between the clouds.  It's very mild for this time of year.  The chicken and ducks in the garden are pecking at the fallen apples, we were going to finish collecting them during the holiday but decided to leave them for the animals.

Right now I am::: 
All alone for the first time in over two weeks.  I am finishing taking down the Christmas decorations and trying to sort the house out after the holiday. *Sigh :(

Thinking and pondering:::
About what needs to be done in the house this year ~ painting, mending, tidying, organising ......

On my bedside table:::
My new "I love patchwork and quilting" magazine :)

On my tv tonight:::
Sherlock (recorded last night)
The 7:39  BBC1 tonight

Listening to:::
The television in the other room.
The heater whizzing round.
The washing machine coming to the end of it's cycle.

On the menu for this week:::
Monday - Beef Stroganoff.
Tuesday - 
Sweet & Sour Pork (H is cooking!)
Wednesday - 
Lentil Soup & Soda Bread
Thursday - 
Turkey Risotto
Friday - 
Macaroni Cheese
Saturday - 
Fajitas
Sunday - 
Roast Lamb.

On my to do list:::
Hoovering
Clean the windows
Put the Christmas decorations away

What I am sewing, crocheting or creating:::
Hats!!
My 'Christmas Granny Blanket' needs all its ends sewn in.
 
My simple pleasure:::

Peppermint tea in a glass mug

Lesson learned the past week:::
Don't put a sad smiley on Facebook because you make everyone worry!!

Looking around the house:::
It's a mess!!

From the webcam:::

Something to make you smile:::
M and W at breakfast this morning discussing how even if people in Engleand take the Christmas decorations down by 12th night, we could leave ours up because we are a bit French and the people in England wouldn't know anyway!!


I hope you all have a great week!

Today I am going to link up with other "Happy Homemakers" here at Diary of a stay at home Mom so please pop over if you want to see what others are up to this week all around the world. :o)