Sunday, 10 October 2010


Mr Messy left early again to get OUR shop ready for the Grand Opening today. He was taking Drama Teen with him so that she could help out during the day. However, when I got up (after another delicious lie in) I found Drama Teen still in bed, apparently she had refused to get up earlier and Mr Messy had to go down to OUR shop on his own. He collected the floral display from the florist, a lovely modern looking Autumn themed bouquet which included the vase! We've placed a regular order with the florist for a new display each Saturday, perhaps that's why they didn't charge for the vase!

Once we were all ready I took Drama Teen to OUR shop and dropped her off, me and the littlies went to the supermarket, this time to get our own shopping rather than more things for OUR shop. It wasn't too bad taking them to the shop, on the whole they behaved themselves, so I treated them to a trip to MacDonalds afterwards. That wasn't such a bright idea!! The car park was full of builder's relocatable cabins, so we had to park in the car park next door and walk through the car park and dodge the cars which were all searching for somewhere to park. When we had almost finished eating Little Prince went off to the loo, he came back looking quite pale and whispered to me that he'd thrown up. There hadn't been any toilet paper so he hadn't been able to clean himself up properly either. We decided to go back to the car and return home and get him sorted out. He recovered and was back to himself by the time we got home. He was then able to look after Princess Lollipop in the lounge while I got all the shopping into the house and then put away. They played mostly very nicely together with not too much falling out or screeching from either of them :-)

Mr Messy and Drama Teen were both exhausted when they came back from OUR shop, after a busy day with a steady stream of customers, and people who just wanted to have a look round. Mr Messy had been offering free mini photo shoots for visitors on the first day, and had done quite a lot of those, which will all need editing. We discussed how I am going to keep a check on where the shoots/processing is up to and how to keep a closer note of each client's shoot and we need to design standardised forms to do this. I'll be taking more of a lead in this sort of administrative role, and I like to keep things organised (and both my photographers can be super disorganised!) so it could turn into a huge challenge - wish me luck!!!

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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