Tuesday, 28 September 2010


J's Dad came to pick him up, and the boys ran straight upstairs and hid!! No amount of telling them to come down would persuade them to return!! J's Dad had to go upstairs to get him, and then the boys were each blaming the other for the stunt!! Knowing what they are both like it was probably a joint scheme!!

After J had gone home, and Drama Teen returned from college, I was going to make the littlies tea. Princess Lollipop screamed at the thought of being left with her brother and sister while I cooked, and got that agitated that Drama Teen went and cooked instead. Princess Lollipop clung on my knee screaming "GOOOOO WAAAAY" at her brother and getting more and more worked up. She was quite obviously tired and very out of sorts, so I cuddled her to sleep while Little Prince ate his tea, and Drama Teen put Princess Lollipop's tea in the fridge to reheat when she woke up. Which she did when I handed her over to Drama Teen and she wasn't happy about yet another interrupted nap either!! Unfortunately I had to leave to go to the shop and had to leave Drama Teen taking Princess Lollipop for her tea, and hope that it went well!!

There was nowhere to park anywhere near OUR shop, so we had to park what felt like miles away especially as I'd taken our vacuum cleaner with me so that me and Little Prince could clean up the floor!! Me and Little Prince sorted all the rubbish left by the joiners into rubbish and recycling. Then when Mr Messy arrived he opened the back room (my key isn't working for some reason!) so we could store all the good sized off cuts and left over under floor insulation sheets. Once that was all out of the way we vac'd the floor, Little Prince had a go to start with and then Mr Messy finished it off. Mr Messy then took Little Prince to the nearby chippie to get them both something to eat, Little Prince loved the idea of a picnic in the shop :-)

They had just finished eating when Mad Cat Lady arrived with her delivery - a full size antique rocking horse!! Mr Messy helped her carry it into the shop and then we gave her the full tour lol!! We chatted for ages and Mad Cat Lady has some vintage cameras that we can borrow for display and some trunks we can use as side tables too :-) She is also selling pub letters (the large letters that pubs have on the outside walls spelling out their name) and we are buying "NOEL" and "LOVE" obviously one is for Christmas and the other is for "wedding season." We've got to start thinking ahead so that we can decorate the shop for each season/holiday - our first challenge will be Halloween!!

Little Prince was so over excited to see Mad Cat Lady that his behaviour soon got out of hand and Mr Messy had to take him home. Me and Mad Cat Lady stayed to chat and ended up talking for the next three hours - we had a LOT of catching up to do lol. When I finally looked at my watch neither of us could believe what time it was!!! It was lovely to have the time to chat and whinge and put the world to rights, we'll have to try harder to get together more often!! Although with both of our work commitments its so hard to find the time!!!

I was expecting chaos when I got home - kids running rampage and Mr Messy tearing his hair out! I should have more faith in him, both littlies were tucked up in bed, Drama Teen was doing her homework and Mr Messy was watching tv. He said he knew we'd chat for hours and then gave me a big bar of chocolate :-) Life is good :-) Now off to bed and fingers crossed that Princess Lollipop sleeps through!

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25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country


Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006