Another day, another totem ceremony
Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
290Trip End Nov 20, 2011
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I get ready and the fellas have brekkie and play Toy Story, it seems Evil Dr Porkchop is wreaking havoc all over the place. Noah takes Woody to preschool and I check I have everything ready for my interview and I eat a giant bowl of steaming porridge. Yummo.
When Noah gets back I head down to Burleigh for my interview and Noah heads into his man cave to work on the website (and there he remains for the bulk of the day). I meet up with my interviewee in a lovely spot and we have coffee and chat and she is lovely. We have lots to talk about and we have lots in common. Later in the week I will write this up for my July deadline
Back at home, Noah and I chat and I write up my column for this month. It is for a Health and Wellbeing issue so it needs to have that sort of focus. I have an idea, I have had it for days, but I have not actually got cracking on it yet. Today is the day.
So I make a very bad batch of gritty coffee and get to work. I look at my monitor and I pretty much do not look up for another 1hr when I have finished the first draft of my column. I then spend half an hour condensing it a bit, and then it is pretty much done. I am very pleased about just cracking on with it and I am quite pleased with it.
I make us a late lunch and see how Noah is getting on with the website. It is looking tops!
We have a chat and discuss schools (again!) and perhaps a move. We are thinking maybe a move down the coast a bit. I show Noah on the map and he is pretty receptive. We are going to go for a bit of a drive in the next week or so and come to a view.
Noah gets some more work done and I do the prep for dinner. Noah and I both feel like we need to get to the beach. So we pick Woody up from school, and we happily head to the beach.
There is still some sun on the beach and we are all delighted to be there
We then head to the park for a bit more of a run around. Woody is wearing our beach bag as a rocket on his back and he is as happy as anything. He then climbs a tree and brushes his teeth with a bottle brush before heading to the playground. At this point, Noah sends me off to the shops to grab some crisps. I ask what flavour and Woody says wouldn't it be great if you could get chicken flavour crisps. I tell him that you can and he cannot believe his luck.
So I get some S & V’s for the good husband and me, and chicken flavoured crisps for the gorgeous boy.
Back at the park I let Woody rescue me a few times, his favourite thing to do. He pretends to have a twisted ankle, which is another of his favourite things to do, and I strap it with an animal print scarf. He is happy.
On the way home, we eat crisps and Woody talks about how great the world would be if you could get sausage flavoured crisps
At home Woody has a bath and I finish off dinner. And like a well oiled machine, we meet at the dinner table with a clean and hungry child and a great dinner.
I make Boreks which have about 4 different types cheese with paprika and cumin rolled in buttery filo. Woody loves them and I can’t wait to tell me how much he loves his dinner. He eats with gusto which makes me super happy. I do not want to tell tales, but Noah eats about 10.
Woody has been a bit of a star this evening so he gets to move his bears along his chart three bear footprints. This means he gets to choose a totem to go on his chart. He is ridiculously thrilled about this. (I have never heard of a child being motivated by totems, but it takes all sorts...) Woody chooses the lion totem and clearly is very proud of himself. He goes to bed feeling like a winner. Lovely.
I read a trio of Julia Donaldson books to Woody and before I have put the last book down, Woody is asleep. Noah and I both blog. Noah is planning a late one on the website and I am planning to finish my article and do some prep for an early morning baking session tomorrow.
Good night lovely people. x