I’ve finally got around to starting some books that I’ve been meaning to read for months (you will see why in the watched section!), these include ‘The EVERYTHING Homeschooling Book’ which just gives a background into home ed, lots of studies, resources and how to identify what type of learner your child is. I’ve also got around to starting a book called ’59 Seconds’ which is a self help book (hate that phrase!) about thinking a little, changing a lot. I’ve also been reading up on how to knit toys.
So in a very surprising turn of events we decided to get rid of our telly, I mean not our actual telly but our Sky / Freeview etc. We still have our DVD player and iPad for watching Netflix but it was really stopping me from being productive. It’s been about five days now and I’ve spent my evenings either doing important tasks, reading or crocheting which has made me feel so much better about my use of time. Plus it’s meant we could cancel our TV licence saving us £26 a month as well as not paying our Sky which was £30 a month so that’s quite a good monthly saving.
We did watch Gone Girl last Friday night though, what a freaky movie!! Pretty sure it’s put Mr C off marriage for life 😉
We went into Larmer Tree Festival yesterday and Cherry found this Belle dress for £3 on one of the stalls. There were a lot of tears when I told her that I needed to wash it when we got home though, it smelt so bad! It has been put straight back on this morning though. We are going back in to Larmer Tree tomorrow with Mr C and I can’t wait, it’s an awesome little festival, so perfect for families. I will have a full review coming up on the blog soon.
We’ve also been wearing lots of sun cream this week. Green People sent us some of their organic children’s sun cream to try, it’s perfect for sensitive skin and is free of chemicals. It dries in really nicely too and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling, something which the kids hate! You can see their full range here.
I’ve ended up putting the radio on in the car a few times this week as I’m so bored of the CDs in there. I’m not really an Ed Sheeran fan, well apart from the song he did for the penultimate episode of Sons of Anarchy called Let It Rain, it played whilst Jax was naked in bed so brings back rather happy memories! Haha. Anyway his latest song is always playing on the radio and I end up singing along to it ‘so you can keep me, inside the pocket of your ripped jeans’…
Slime! Messy but very fun 😉
I also made this bizarre pom pom bird in a cage, I honestly have no words for it!
On Monday we did something rather exciting, a few months ago Money Supermarket asked me if I would like to nominate Mr C to tick something off his to do list. He has always wanted to do a super bike course at the Ron Haslam race school so they arranged it for him. It was a bit of a mission doing the 7 hours of driving it took to get there and back in one day but he loved it and they sent a film crew so I’m looking forward to seeing the little video they put together. Tiger spent nearly an hour browsing through this bike book, like father like son 😉