I have vivid memories of my mum telling me I was like a ‘bull in a china shop’ when I was younger. I was known for being heavy handed and continuously rushing around in a hurry – sometimes breaking things in the process. That being said, I thought I’d kissed my buttery fingers goodbye when I hit adulthood. Well, it seems they’re back and (more worryingly) they mean business!
This weekend I managed to drop the pestle from my pestle and mortar set onto the kitchen floor and break it in two. I then managed to whack a drinking glass into the kitchen worktop when moving it from the sink into the dishwasher – spraying shards of glass everywhere.
I was quite taken aback by my clumsy ways and so posted a picture on Instagram of the two items, joking that I was making up quite a collection of broken items. Minutes later (possibly less) I was washing up Tom’s Cafeterie and while it was covered in washing up liquid it slipped from my hands and completely smashed into the empty sink. Three items in three days… Eek! I’m sure this is all linked to my pregnancy because so many fellow pregnant ladies messaged me to say they’d been experiencing the same thing. I think the message is clear – it’s time to slow down and take my time. Rushing will lead to breakages.
Also this week…
…Kris Hallenga and her twin Maren turned thirty and celebrated in style with a Neighbours themed birthday party. I love an excuse to dress up, but seeing as I have a big old bump now I wasn’t sure who I could go as – well, I settled on Harold Bishop. Comfy, simple – and made use of my extra padding. Haha! I loved it. You all know what I think of Kris so I won’t go on about how great she is (again), but I will say that it was lovely to finally meet Maren who I’ve heard so much about. Two gorgeous girlies who I was happy to dress up like a fool for!
…We took Buzz on the tube into London for a midwife appointment. Buzz loved being on the underground. He’s getting so big now and is communicating more and more while absorbing EVERYTHING he sees… I find him fascinating!!!
…We’ve put up our Christmas lights. Yes, yes, yes – I know it’s early but our schedules are busy in the lead up to Xmas and we both wanted maximum Christmas fun… Plus, we have a little competition with our neighbours each year to see who can get their lights up first. Next door won, but as a result our street looks epic and magical right now! After dinner each night we go out and just look at the beauty a few twinkling lights create. Oh I do LOVE this time of year!
Big festive cheer to you all!