A very mixed week

It has been a very mixed week. It started with the very best of intentions. I had a to-do list as long as my arm. However things haven’t gone to plan. My to-do list is still there, taunting me. I’m not sure why this has happened. Nothing terrible has occurred but somewhere along the line my get up and go has, well, got up and left the building. I think it is a combination of minor frustrations and not feeling at my best.


What can I say except that Miss Bobbins has more hormones than are good for any one person at the moment. I have never seen someone go from happy to all out end of the world pessimism in such a short time before. I am trying to be patient. After all it should pass in another 6 years or so. My mom would call it divine retribution for my own teenage years. I say that I may well have had ‘changeable’ moods at that age but I was certainly never as messy, which brings me to my next bugbear…


Oh my goodness, 3 of my children have totally been bypassed by the tidiness gene. If I pick up one more random sock, just left under the sofa, I may just explode. I am considering just gathering up all the things they leave lying around and confiscating them for a week. I’m sure they wouldn’t care about the missing socks but they would certainly be bothered by missing chargers or tablets. Maybe a short sharp shock would stir them into action?

Feeling feverish

I have a horrible feeling that I am brewing not just a cold but an all out a case of flu. My chest hurts and my body aches. I keep breaking out in sweat and I nearly fainted on the school run yesterday. Thank goodness for one of our lovely neighbours who came to my rescue. I’m grumpy because I cannot sleep at night so am tired throughout the day.

A beautiful parrot lilyThe beauty of nature never fails to lift my spirits

Bright spots

Nothing is ever all bad. My excitement at the arrival of autumn has not diminished. Everyday I see more leaves on the floor and beautiful colours among those leaves that still cling to the trees. The kids never fail to come home with pockets brimming with acorns and conkers and the log burner has been seeing plenty of action this week.

We are planning some nice events for next month (how is it almost October already?) which include a weekend away for Halloween and other seasonal activities. It’s nice to have something to look forward to.

We had a big, but wonderful surprise when we were cutting a doorway into our new lounge. Under the laminate hallway flooring we discovered the original Victorian tiles. We jumped for joy! We can’t wait to rip the floor up and have our fingers crossed that the flooring is complete.

A very mixed week

It really has been a very mixed week. I’m sure if I wasn’t poorly the week would’ve been much more productive. I plan to rest over the weekend. The kids are excited because I have lost my voice, so they are anticipating a quiet weekend too! What was your week like?


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  1. 5th October 2017 / 4:25 PM

    Sorry to read that you’ve not been feeling well. Hopefully you are feeling much better now. I agree that nature is such a lovely source to connect to with all it’s rich reds, oranges and more. Take care #WotW

    • Louisa
      27th October 2017 / 3:58 PM

      Autumnal colours always lift my spirits

  2. 4th October 2017 / 2:36 PM

    Sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling under the weather. Hope that you are now feeling better and that this week has been a better one. #WotW

    • Louisa
      27th October 2017 / 3:59 PM

      Thanks Louise, it’s easy to get into a slump when you’re poorly but things soon pick up as you get better

  3. 1st October 2017 / 12:31 PM

    It can be so tough if you’re feeling under the weather can’t it? Things you would normally tackle without a second thought suddenly become mountains to climb. I hope you get better soon X #PoCoLo

    • Louisa
      27th October 2017 / 4:00 PM

      Absolutely, everything is a thousand times harder to achieve

  4. 30th September 2017 / 9:59 PM

    I totally understand how plans go awry. Get well. I’m hoping your new week is wonderful. #PoCoLo

    • Louisa
      27th October 2017 / 3:56 PM

      Thanks Carol, onwards and upwards is the way to go x

  5. 30th September 2017 / 2:47 PM

    Hi Louisa, it’s not nice when we are all geared up to tackle the To-Do list and we get knocked off track by feeling under the weather. I hope you start to feel better soon and tackle that list! I thought we’d had it easy with the teenage hormones, but this year my daughters’ attitude has definitely changed and if I didn’t pick my battles carefully we would be rutting horns regularly. At least at 17 it shouldn’t last long…. The temperature has dropped here too now, not enough to light the burner, but cool enough in the evening to know it won’t be long before we do. I do look forward to that.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


    • Louisa
      27th October 2017 / 3:56 PM

      I think picking your battles is sensible advice. It is like living with Jeckle and Hyde at times x

  6. 29th September 2017 / 1:57 PM

    My goodness. What a beautiful flower. What is it? (ignores talk of to-do lists, mess and daughters with hormones) How exciting finding the tiles. I hope they are still there. We found flagstones, only to find further in the room they had poured a layer of concrete over the rest. Life. Is. Too. Short. Hope you’re over your cold/flu soon. #wotw

    • Louisa
      29th September 2017 / 2:26 PM

      I only wish I could ignore the hormones and mess! The flower is an alstroemeria (parrot lily), it’s a beaut isn’t it? Sadly it’s not from my garden.

  7. 29th September 2017 / 1:18 PM

    Oh no! I hope next week is better for you and you feel better soon….
    I have been rubbish at completing my to-do list this week. I will catch up over the weekend though. Fingers crossed.
    Good luck with ripping up the flooring….The tiles do sound amazing x #WotW

    • Louisa
      27th October 2017 / 3:51 PM

      Hope you managed to catch up Kim

  8. 29th September 2017 / 10:45 AM

    Everything is so much harder when you’re under the weather and tired, it sounds like you’ve down well to get through the week as you have – hormones and mess would drive me mad! What a lovely surprise about the original tiles, though, and I hope you’re feeling brighter soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Louisa
      27th October 2017 / 3:54 PM

      Hormones manage to put us all in a bit of a grump, especially when they belong to a tween!

  9. 29th September 2017 / 10:22 AM

    I’m so sorry you are feeling so poorly, nothing ever gets done once illness strikes but you need to recover. Good luck with the victorian tiles.


    • Louisa
      27th October 2017 / 3:53 PM

      Thanks Anne, I’m back on form now but was knocked for 6 for a time

  10. 29th September 2017 / 8:59 AM

    To-do lists are an invitation not to do anything. Give in and recuperate!

    • Louisa
      27th October 2017 / 3:52 PM

      I had never thought of it that way but you’re not wrong!

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