What a beaut of a week! Absolutely scorchio. Let's rewind back to last weekend, it was little mans graduation from pre-school. Officially he is still attending until starting school but last Saturday and the coming weekend are a couple of events for the leaving kids. I felt quite emotional about the whole thing, I just can't quite believe that come September he will be starting school. The current nursery/pre-school him and Elarna go to really is ace and it was a lovely couple of hours spent in the garden with other parents and kids with a disco, face painting and a magic man. On Sunday Adi took Alfie to the cinema (again) this time to see Ice Age, he loves the films and we've been waiting an age to see this but instead of trying to get a sitter so I could go I decided to stay with Elarna and get some jobs done. After a couple of hours they returned and Alfie was full of beans to tell me all about the film. In the afternoon we decided to pop out to look at some new cars, we've managed with just one car now for a good few years after selling our 2nd car but the time has come that we need to get a 2nd again. In our heads taking the kids to car garages on a hot day seemed like a good idea.......it wasn't. We will now be looking this weekend when the grandparents have kindly offered to watch them for a couple of hours! With our disaster of car shopping soon over we though the best option was instead to head over to the pub for a little beverage and snack before heading home for some food. Then, just like that the weekend was nearly over.
I was actually fortunate enough to have my days off slightly changed this week so was working Monday but then was off on Tuesday and Wednesday so managed to enjoy the 2 very hot days, and hot it was! We didn't do much, especially on Tuesday other than fill the paddling pool and spend alot of time splashing about it it. There were iced drinks aplenty, ice lollies and putting the gazebo up in the hope to shade us from some of the heat. On Wednesday it was just myself and Elarna, Adi's Dad and his wife took Alfie to the seaside for the day and he was out for hours having a whale of a time. I managed to be quite productive and although didn't do too much did manage to get Elarna fitted for some new shoes and put a ton of washing away (again!). Alfie then returned from the seaside, absolutely knackered and with a dead jellyfish in tow, proudly showing me it in his bucket (see pic below, ha). It was already dead before he brought it home I'd like to add!
Thursday arrived and I was back to work for the morning. I was lulled into a false sense of security being off on Wednesday and woke up thinking it was Friday, when actually it was not! So I spent the morning at work and then spent a few hours at Peterborough City Hospital with a couple of colleagues at the cytology lab (where they process and examine all the cervical smear samples), it was really quite interesting to see what they do and view some samples slides of what we are screening for. I had the rest of the afternoon off and spent it sitting in the garden enjoying some more warmth!
Our kettle also started giving up the ghost recently but thankfully House of Fraser stepped in and sent us a rather lovely Delonghi replacement, RRP £74.99 but currently on sale for £59.99). This kettle is gorgeous, not only does it look super pretty in a pearly matt white colour, it's ever so quiet and boils very quickly. It also features a concealed element, 360 degree rotating base and a generous capacity so it is a fab kettle to have in a family home.
So this is my hot and sticky week, how has yours been?
* Please note I was kindly sent the kettle free of charge.