Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Mr Messy is working from home today, so that he could be at the shop when the new phone line is installed. He went out early, just after Drama Teen went out to catch her college bus. He rang me once he was at the shop to say that the decorator was going to be in the shop all day, so I didn't need to go down there (I was going to go down after dropping Little Prince at school, so that Mr Messy could come back and get on with his work). Mr Messy stayed to chat to the decorator, adjust the new spotlights we've had fitted, and then get some breakfast at the nearby cafe. While he was on his way back to the car after his breakfast, he bumped into one of the workers from the shop next door to ours who said the decorator was looking for him. He went back to the shop to find the Signwriter fitting the new shop sign. Mr Messy is really pleased with the quality and look of the new sign and took a few photos. He is even more pleased that the Signwriter wants to book him for a family photoshoot :-) And while he was there the phone company was just finishing off fitting the new phone line. Its all coming together :-)

When Mr Messy got back home Princess Lollipop was very pleased to see him, and keeps saying "Daddy 'ome" and grinning. Mr Messy has been feeling a little hurt recently as Princess Lollipop who used to be a total Daddy's Girl, is rejecting him and only wanting Mummy. Hopefully when Princess Lollipop gets over her cold she will be more even with her affections, which will help me too! I've been feeling suffocated by her recently!!

We went out for lunch to a new Bistro in the next town, the Bistro owner recommended our shop decorator to us, and he's a real gem :-) Princess Lollipop walked in and the few customers in there cooed over her, they weren't cooing that much when she decided to shout "No" at the top of her voice at every piece of food we offered her!! Any why?? Because she wanted the sugar lumps from the bowl on the table!!! Why on earth she wanted them so badly we have no idea, to our knowledge she hasn't seen sugar lumps before let alone tasted any!!! In the end the only thing she would eat was most of Daddy's cake!!

We walked up to school to pick up Little Prince, in the rain! I moaned most of the way to Mr Messy, well it was his idea to walk!! I had sort of arranged with Little Prince's friend J's Dad that both boys would go to J's house after school, and J's Mum was supposed to ring me to confirm these arrangements. As she hadn't rung we went to pick him up, just in case there was a problem with the playdate. It turns out that J's Mum hadn't rung because J's Dad completely forgot to tell her he'd made any plans for the boys!! She was quite happy for Little Prince to go and play, so crisis averted!! However, after we'd been home for about half an hour I got a call from J's Mum! Apparently Little Prince had been climbing on the wheelie bin and fallen off, hurting his chest and face, and making one of his teeth bleed. He cried and wanted to come home, so I went to collect him. J's Mum was mortified that he had got hurt playing at her house, but I assured her that boys will be boys, and Little Prince and J are more boy than most!!!

I brought Little Prince home and put him straight in the bath, he had scraped his knees and they were full of mud too! He whinged and complained about having a bath, but didn't start raging and it seemed to relax him a little too. When he was out and dressed I gave him some Calpol and snuggled him up on the sofa under a blanket. Drama Teen said she would do her homework downstairs and look after him, while me and Mr Messy took Princess Lollipop with us to the DIY shop. As the front (and door) of or new shop is now painted, we wanted to see if we could get the door furniture. We didn't like any of the ones in the shop, although we saw some that were almost right! We'll have to keep looking! We did find a ready made MDF radiator cover that is exactly what we need for the shop at a bargain price, so we grabbed that.

We then made a quick call at the Supermarket for petrol, then into the actual shop to get some printer paper and some more bedding for Little Prince's new bed. I'd forgotten to buy fitted sheets when buying the rest of his new bedding!! We then called in a nearby cafe for tea, Princess Lollipop decided to eat most of Daddy's instead of her own again!!

When we got home again Little Prince was fast asleep on the sofa where we had left him! I felt awful waking him up, but there is no way we could have got him up the stairs and into his higher bed without waking him anyway. He wasn't happy at being disturbed and the only way I could persuade him to stay in bed was to let him read a little bit of his Harry Potter book before he went back to sleep.

While I was putting Little Prince to bed, Mr Messy and Drama Teen had an argument which ended up with Mr Messy pushing Drama Teen onto the sofa and her rushing upstairs in tears. They made it up with each other again and re-bonded over sorting out their new iPhones, which are apparently totally wonderful!!

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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