Sunday, 15 January 2012


We set off to visit some lovely friend's almost as soon as we got up, they live 3 hours away so we wanted to set off in good time. They had invited us to stay a few months ago when Mr Messy was quite ill with his pneumonia and needed a rest and chill out, they looked after us wonderfully and it gave Mr Messy a much needed pick me up. As a thank you Mr Messy had done a photo shoot with their two youngest daughter's and Princess Lollipop all dressed as fairies :-) And today we were delivering a canvas from that shoot as a present to them, as well as getting to visit them again. They are a lovely, lovely family and Little Prince feels so comfortable there and loves helping with the pigs and chickens, and spending time out side in their huge garden/fields looking for flints!! Which the ever helpful C encouraging him to find the biggest pieces he can!!! I wonder how on earth our suspension copes on the journey home!!

It was lovely to see our friends and spend time in their company. We shared a meal with them, Little Prince calls the meals there "feasts" as all the food is laid out on the table and everyone serves themselves. Unlike at home where he is served his meals ready on his plate. He was overwhelmed by the fact that there were quite a few other visitors at C & S's house, and wanted to run back to the car and hide. Me and S persuaded him to play with the Lego in the corner of the dining room while he got himself comfortable with all the visitors. He calmed down and was ok within about half an hour or so :-)

Later in the afternoon C took Little Prince, Princess Lollipop and their youngest daughter out to collect eggs. After a long while we thought about sending a search party out for them!! Then a sodden footed Little Prince burst into the room!! He said he had somehow got stuck in a frozen puddle, which left his trousers, socks and trainers soaked!! S offered to put his trousers in the tumble dryer, while he sat warming up near the fire wrapped in a blanket drinking a cup of tea, and I managed to persuade him to eat something too. We had to set off for home when Little Prince's trousers were dry again, we wrapped him up in Mr Messy's coat in the car so he was warm and snuggly. Princess Lollipop fell asleep within minutes of setting off and stayed asleep through a "wee stop" at a services, but woke up at the next "wee stop" and was very grumpy! We turned her DVD player back on and she quietened down, well she stopped shouting and screaming at least!!

When we got home we got Little Prince straight to bed, well we tried but he was up and down for ages!! Princess Lollipop was another matter, she had had her sleep and wasn't interested in going to bed at all!! Mr Messy took her up so that I could write these blog posts, I haven't heard from either of them since so I presume they have both fallen asleep!!

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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