Today is our 13th wedding anniversary! Happy anniversary to us! xx
Today was Romans first day back at school.
I took Anais shopping to get some last minute school things though we have to go out again tomorrow.
We have also been to the library for Jacqueline Wilson and Jo Nesbo books.
Anais started the mosaic tray kit she had for Christmas.
Tonight we watched Rio 2 as a family film which was very good and funny.
Anais and Roman kept asking if they could go crab fishing again so we went to Weymouth this morning. We parked by the old harbour and walked along to the pier where we could see Weymouth town from the other side.
We went for another walk around the Brewers Quay and found this notice which explains what has and hasn't happened to it since 2010/2011 and The Olympics. Thought it was really interesting.
Mark took the kids crab fishing while I went for a walk around the shops. I came back at just the moment they had caught a scary fish! They let him go again.
Lunch today was boiled egg and soldiers in the apartment. After lunch the kids decorated the apartment window with the Halloween things.
Picture on the left is inside the apartment, picture on the right is outside the apartment.
After lunch we went swimming, we went early today and had the pool almost to ourselves.
When we got back from swimming, I finished the pink knitted scarf........
(This week I have made three knitted scarves, three pairs of crochet finger less gloves and one headband for Anais!)
.......Mark and Anais finished the mosaic mirror....................
............and Roman did his homework of writing a story and colouring a picture of a scarecrow.
We went to the pub for tea tonight.
While we were waiting for the food to come out, Anais amused herself by playing games on her phone.
Roman was writing me little love notes - "I love you mom"!
I had goats cheese and mushroom pasta, my favourite, Mark had steak and ale pie and Anais and Roman both had burger, mini potato waffles and spaghetti hoops.
Roman thinks my ginger hand cream smells like "arm freshner" (he meant deodorant!)
Tonight was the big Halloween party. Roman refused to have his face painted this year and opted for a mask instead. He remember's the trauma last year of trying to wash the face paints off and taking half his skin with it!
Anais didn't want to be a witch this year, she is getting big for dressing up. She wanted a cat mask and tail and wore all black. She did allow us to paint the rest of her face black though we had a nightmare trying to wash it off when we got back.
We thought the entertainment started at 7.00pm but when we got back from dinner approx 6.30 we saw everyone making their way towards the bar. Mark phoned to check and it actually started at 6.30, the lady on the phone told Mark there were no tables left as people had been waiting in there since 4.30pm, eeeeek!
We did go down and they played in the arcade and the ball pit. We stopped for a drink despite the huge queue's at the bar and there being no tables or chairs available. We have never known it so busy in there so we didn't stay too long.
Here is Roman playing on the 2p machines.
I brought his bone baby legs (leg warmers) with us which he wanted to put on his arms instead.
We are very picture heavy today, sorry! (Though thank goodness for free wifi!)
It was heavy rain when we got up this morning so we decided to stay in and make bread. I brought a bread mix with us as last time we made bread in the caravan the kids really enjoyed it.
Bottom right picture shows what it looked like once it had been kneaded and ready to be left to "prove".
Once we had finished making the bread it had stopped raining so we left the bread to "prove" in a warm place (left it in front of an electric heater in our case), grabbed the kites and thought we'd go for a walk along The Fleet.
We stopped to watch these birds in bushes outside our apartment.
Three low flying helicopters flew over us while we were walking, they were on their way to Portland.
Look how far we walked. We could see the caravan site from here........
..........and Sandsfoot Castle.
We walked to the top of the sand bank (more like pebble bank!), it is the sea on the other side. We didn't appreciate how windy it would be until we got to the top. Perfect weather for flying kites though we didn't stay too long as it stung all our ears. We had three kites with us though we didn't fly Mark's stunt kite as we felt it was too windy up there for that one, the kids had a kite each.
Here is a view from our apartment when we got back to put in perspective how far we walked!
When we got back the bread dough had risen! We cooked it and had bacon and egg sandwich's for lunch.
While the bread was cooking we all had a go at making this mosaic mirror we picked up from the car boot sale in the summer for 20p! We left it with the PVA glue drying so we can grout it tomorrow.
While we waited for the bread to cool for lunch we took a quick trip into Portland to see if the Light House was open.
It wasn't, but glad to say it wasn't as windy as it was on Sunday!
We went to Weymouth this afternoon so we could have a go at crab fishing.
Driving into Weymouth we saw the bridge open! Couldn't get the camera out in time to get a photo, so not brilliant, photo is of bridge closing.
At least the kids finally got to see it open though.
We have only ever been crab fishing once, in July 2007 at Barmouth when Anais was five and Roman was two months old. We caught two crabs then and Anais called them Belle and Sebastian. We kept them for a few days until they started going smelly so we had to return them to the ocean!
Kids keep asking if we could go crab fishing so we thought why not?!?!
Here they are peering over the edge. I was sat on the bench ready to do a runner if they caught a fish! I eventually moved to the car to do some knitting as the whole experience freaked me out!
Sad to say the only thing they caught was a cold!
The fish/crab's kept pinching the bacon off the hook. They did "catch" a few crabs but they kept falling off before Roman could net them. After an hour and half they gave up.
While they were crab fishing I sat in the car knitting a pink scarf. I have done this much so far today. (I got a few strange looks from passers by!)
I LOVE the colour though I think it is more suited to spring/summer than autumn/winter.
Roman kept asking if we caught a crab could we take it home and cook it. ABSOLUTELY NOT!
I have an over whelming fear of fish/anything that comes out of water and while I won't touch it, I don't mind if they do.
On the way home we stopped off at Asda for crab sticks for Roman. Couldn't find any but did find these which said on the pack "crab flavoured" but "made with Alaska Pollock".
Anais refused to touch them. Roman tried and hated them. He has fish fingers at school on Friday's though so he asked for ketchup to dip them in.
He said they taste better with ketchup though he is still not keen. Very proud of him for at least trying them though!
In the arcades tonight Roman cashed all of his winnings in to buy a Power Ranger out of the machine. Anais won a handful of tokens.
A few picture's of other things making me happy today......
* Scandinavian Christmas Wrapping
* my owl bag
* Romanais screensaver on laptop
* kids love these Aldi "groovy biscuits"
* Mater in Cassie
I am Michelle (40), mum to Anais (16) and Roman (12), been married to Mark (45) for 16 years, stay at home mum.
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