Sunday, 19 September 2010


Princess Lollipop had another very restless night, and I was so tired in the morning. I had no choice but to get up as Mr Messy was taking Drama Teen to the hairdressers to change her hair colour AGAIN!! She has recently changed from jet black to bright bright red, and then decided she wanted platinum blonde with a blue streak! Instead of having our usual mobile hairdresser come over and dye her hair, she decided to go to a local salon. She is bored with the way the mobile hairdresser cuts her hair and wanted a fresh look. While they were out Mr Messy went over to the shop and got some more work done down there. This meant that I was left home with the two littlies again.

We also had our builder here replacing the guttering, all the banging and clattering really unsettled Little Prince, and he was very very hyper the whole time. As the house is surrounded by scaffolding he couldn't run around in the garden to let off some steam. He also couldn't watch his favourite tv programmes as the builders have managed to knock the satellite out! I let him watch dvds but he wasnt' really that interested and spent most of the morning driving me insane. Because he was so noisy and hyped up his behaviour was unsettling Princess Lollipop and she started behaving just like he was, with added high pitched screaming!! She was also refusing to eat anything but "Bet-fa" (breakfast - oatibix, milk and honey). By the time Mr Messy rang to say they were about to come home I was tearing my hair out!! Mr Messy realised how stressed I was and brought me a lovely bunch of flowers :-)

In the afternoon we took the littlies out for lunch and then to look at how the shop was coming along. Lunch was a disaster! Princess Lollipop didn't want to eat anything and shouted NO at the top of her voice every time we offered her anything! At one point she pushed her plate so hard across the table she knocked Mr Messy's cup of tea all over the table and onto Little Prince's meal. He started shouting that his lunch was ruined and he was starving and couldn't eat, Princess Lollipop was still shouting NO and MUMMY, I'm sure the other customers in the tiny little tearoom were loving it NOT!!! We left as soon as we could!!

I took the littlies down to the shop while Mr Messy went to the furniture shop to let them know we would be needing the furniture we've ordered for the shop the week after next. Little Prince was very impressed with his picture being the first one hung in the gallery, which calmed him down a little. Then he decided to run manically around in circles, and Princess Lollipop decided to chase after him!

When we got home I spent the evening looking for door furniture (door handle, letterbox and numbers) for the shop door. I want a modern design, but in antique brass (not the shiny stuff you can find everywhere). The trouble was every time I found one of the three things I needed, I couldn't find the other two to match! After a few frustrating hours I finally found exactly what I needed, and I'll get that ordered next week :-) We are hopefully getting the new flooring delivered and fitted next week too, that gives us a week to get the furniture in and the shop fully set up, before the grand opening :-) Hopefully once it is all open there will be less pressure on Mr Messy and he can spend more time at home with us all.

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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