Tuesday, 26 October 2010


This was the first day of Little Prince's half term, and so me and Drama Teen had to work out a rota for being in the shop. She took the first "shift" and I dropped her off soon after 9am to start her working day. I popped into the shop while she sat in the car with the littlies, and sorted out the dehumidifier and had a quick look round to make sure everything was tidy. I left Drama Teen with instructions on what to tidy up, and to ring me if she got stuck. She seemed pretty confident that she would be ok, and I'm really proud of the mature way she is behaving about this. She isn't getting paid extra for working the extra hours in school holidays, but she is being very understanding about having to build up the business first, and not complaining at all.

Apparently Drama Teen had a very quiet day, with no customers at all. She did arrange for two of her friends to come and keep her company during the day, and they visited the nearby chocolate shop for their lunch! When I picked her up, I dropped one of her friends off as he lives a long way from the shop and it would have taken him ages to walk back home.

Me and the littlies also had a quiet day, watching tv, playing games and Little Prince and Princess Lollipop had a great time playing "tid" (tig) round the living room. Princess Lollipop chases after Little Prince shouting "tid BrudBrud" and then "popes" (pokes) him with her index finger, and then the game starts again, all with LOTS of mad giggling, laughing and falling over. She is teaching Little Prince to play a little more gently and calmly and that can only be a good thing.

Mr Messy was late home from work as the traffic was bad, and he was exhausted when he got home. Unfortunately he couldn't sit down and relax as he had photography work to deal with, emails to reply to, editing to do etc. We didn't even get time to sit down and have our tea, we both just had to get a sandwich when we had a minute!

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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