Sunday, 24 October 2010


Sadly no lie in today :-( Mr Messy and Drama Teen had to be up and out fairly early for a family photoshoot, and the littlies wanted to eat their breakfast, darn it!! Mr Messy and Drama Teen had already left by the time we finished breakfast. We lazed around in our pyjamas again for a while, when Princess Lollipop had her nap I went for a shower and to get dressed. By the time I got back downstairs, Mr Messy and Drama Teen had returned and woken Princess Lollipop!! Me and the children got ready to go to the supermarket while Mr Messy had to back to OUR shop to meet a prospective bride and groom and discuss photographing their wedding. After that he had to visit the posh fashion boutique and the locations they had chosen for the photographs he is doing for them next week.

I had to drive Drama Teen to her favourite fashion shop, to exchange a jumper she'd bought that didn't fit for a furry hat she wanted! I stayed in the car with the littlies, and she was ages, she admitted she bought other things while she was in the shop! We then drove round to the supermarket and go the week's shopping, plus the food/fizzy drinks Drama Teen needs for her "party" on Tuesday. She has invited a group of her friends (a LARGE group) round to the house during the day, while me and the littlies are at OUR shop to play on the Wii and hang out. She's been warned that any breakages need to be paid for, and she has to tidy up before I get home!! Fingers crossed she can manage that!!

When we got back from the shops, Drama Teen and Little Prince put the shopping away while I looked after Princess Lollipop, although I did have to help arrange things in the freezer so that the lid would shut!! We all then had a late lunch and Drama Teen disappeared to her bedroom.

A little while later Mr Messy rang to say he'd finished his meeting with the posh fashion boutique owners, and it had gone wonderfully. If he does a good job of this week's shoot, then he is going to become their official photographer. That will include taking the photos for their bi-monthly magazine (and having a 1/2 page advert in there as part of his payment), taking the staff photographs, taking the Christmas Card photograph and photographing their annual charity fashion show. The shop is situated in a very affluent area and this relationship will hopefully bring in a LOT of high spending customers :-) The boutique owner was very keen to take some of Mr Messy's trifold advertising leaflets to use to promote Mr Messy's work to his customers too. It sounds fabulous :-)

The wedding consultation went very well too. The couple were very keen to have Mr Messy photograph their wedding, and the prospective bride LOVED the idea of having him photograph both of their ceremonies (the UK one and the one abroad) and having all the pictures in one album. They left Mr Messy saying they would think about it and get back to him, although he got the impression that they would definitely book him. Better check his passport is still current :-)

When he finally got back home he was absolutely kn*ckered and fell asleep on the sofa, much to Princess Lollipop's disgust who first buried him under tus-ons (cushions) and then took them away again and poped (poked) him till he woke up!

We had a very ordinary, family evening before putting the littlies to bed and having our tea. Drama Teen said she wasn't hungry and didn't want any tea, I wasn't too worried as she did have a largish lunch. I'm just going to keep an eye on her and make sure she isn't "forgetting" to eat again, and yes Drama Teen I know you read this!! So you are warned :-) I'm watching you :-)

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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

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Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

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