Friday, 4 December 2009


What a smashing time I've been having of late! Nanny's Best Girl and Dolly-lolly-pop's poor mummy has had to work extra and different hours of work, these past few weeks. This is because both the childminder and the work colleague have been away sick, following surgery.

So, guess what?

Nanny has had the greatest of pleasure in stepping in, and doing the childminding for two very beautiful and clever grand-daughters. How cool is that?

Yep, very cool indeed. But, it has taken its toll a tad on the old energy and time. Energy is to be expected at my ripe old age of 52, I suppose. But, I can get some rest and recuperation. It's the time that I'm having trouble with - time to be getting on with other work commitments, that is.

Most of the employers of my various posts have been very good at understanding that, what with my mum having her health problems, my two holidays (lucky me,) and then being ill myself, I have been rather stretched. I do wish I was made of elastic, and not need any amount of sleep! Others have not been quite as forgiving. But, there is nothing I can do about that. Except, continue to apologise and just get on and catch up with it all.

Oh, but I have enjoyed my girlies so much! At the ages of 12 and 2 and a half, they are such fun and in different ways. There was a delightful afternoon, last week, where NBG and her pal were making stamped and embellished, sewn fabric, Xmas tree decorations. Aided and abetted, I might add, by DLP singing and crayoning at the table with them, spilling glitter and sequins all over the place! Classic.

I am off to bed early tonight, and have a haircut appointment tomorrow morning. Lucky me! 'night. x

ps. erarggh! Kim has just been subjected to gert big hairy spiders poured over her head. I shall now retire to my bed and WILL DREAM of the damned things!


Amanda said...

Oh i'm so glad i'm not the only one with the 'I'm A Celebrity' habit! We'll miss them won't we?
Your Grandaughters sound fab! I can't wait to have some. I'm between stages at the mo! Too old for more babies...children too young to make me a Granny. Ahh well back to the stitching!
Much love,
Amanda x

tea and cake said...

Hello Amanda, and welcome! Yes, we will miss the celebs in the jungle - and, well done to Gino for winning, bit of a given, wasn't it?
Belive me, Amanda, the stitching will be very useful when the grandchildren do come along - and, you'll love it. x

Jessica said...

Not sure if you got my e-mail or not, but you are the winner of the Laraine bag kit on my blog!! Please e-mail me to claim your prize.

If I don't hear back from you by the first week of January, I will draw a new winner.


tea and cake said...

Hello Jessica, Thank you so much! I am really pleased, and sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I have now replied (even the noreply email address, doh!) so, hopefully will hear from you again. :o)