Tis the season of good will, to be jolly and oh yes, let's not forget - man flu. Yes, it's that time of year once again and man flu has been in full force in our household for a good couple of weeks now. Apologies in advance if I have any male readers...I suggest perhaps looking away now. I have realised something over the last few weeks, it was indeed a 'lightbulb' moment - my four year old with a fever of 39.5 at the weekend has been far easier to look after and moaned/groaned far less than the husband?! How is that possible? You see, when my husband came down with his "illness" (to you and I it's a common cold/dry cough), it would appear that the world comes to a stand still, the household jobs he does (empty the bins once a week, wash up a couple of times a week and his beloved bog brush) also come to a stand still and his back side seems glued to the sofa. I'm just ever so slightly irritated and there's nothing quite like a scorned ill wife is there? Did I mention I have a chest infection? Nope, because I just have to get on with it. I have had to endure pretty much on a daily basis the whole: "this illness is going to overshadow the whole of my December" "I think there's a problem with my immune system, I just can't shake this illness off" "I have been so ill at work, I've really been suffering" "Perhaps it's because I'm hitting my thirties, I just can't shake things off like I used to" "I'm just going to the loo" (disappears for a three hour nap) You get the picture. Don't you worry about me my darling husband - I'm off to work too, will have taken our son to school, collected him, done his homework/everything school related, done all your washing and made sure your home cooked hot dinner is awaiting you in our freshly cleaned house. In fact, scrap the last one, this wife is ever so slightly on strike... *Normal service to resume shortly. Well, once my husband recovers from his 'illness'*
I have another little DIY craft idea ready for Christmas and I have to say it's our favourite decoration in our house (and not just because I made it). What you'll need: ▲ Pine cones ▲ Ribbon ▲ Gold spray paint ▲ Glitter ▲ Flowers ▲You name it and it will look great Finish off with some sparkly gold twine and you're good to go. They look fab hung over your window place.
▲ My Christmas mug is out and if I'm honest, it has been for a little while. ▲ A little trip for my boy to feed some donkeys. ▲ The donkeys we have been going to visit since my boy was a baby. ▲ My boy relaxing after school. He has been under the weather. The whole class have. ▲ A road trip for work and for the first time in a long time I'm enjoying my job again. ▲ Rearranging some bits and pieces in our home (new charity shop vase for 49p). ▲ My shop has some new items added to it. Please take a peek. ▲ Our local Christmas Fayre - my husband and I had a little day date together. ▲ My boy's shark gloves and boy does he love them! From Joules if you're wondering.