I wasn’t expecting to be ‘Surprised’ this week as we headed into half term with two tired Little Shires and the start of a building project. Then again unexpected events do make nice surprises, so I’m not complaining!
On Sunday Mademoiselle surprised us all by winning Gold at her UK Gymnastics Meet in Milton Keynes. 24 hours before she was rather unsure of herself and her routine, but after some practise at home I knew she had the confidence to do herself proud. If I’m honest, I didn’t expect her to get Gold – what a fabulous surprise!
On Monday our house was ripped apart as we installed a whole new heating infrastructure & system. We couldn’t sleep in the house so the Little Shires stayed with my sister and mum, sleeping over and enjoying life without me(!) for the first half of the week. I’ve missed them but they don’t seem to have missed me. Hey ho…
We had amazing plumbers who surprised us and finished a day early. Considering every room had some floorboards up and there were holes in our stairs this was amazing! Me & Dadtired never expected to feel so joyous over some new radiators & a fancy thermostat system!
Finally, I received two emails this week which were both surprises! One from a US Website Rebateszone.com positioning Mummyshire as #21 in its UK Mommy Bloggers list. Lovely as the email was, and as much as I love my little blog, I’m taking this with a handful of salt grains!
Then another from Park Resorts Holidays, who invited me to take part in its Campfire Gourmet Challenge last month. After our Yurt holiday and delivering some pretty successful dinners on the fire pit I decided to enter with my Pit Roast Lamb & Coriander with mini garlic roasties & orangey carrots recipe. I only went and won the competition *yeah!! silently does a dance around the kitchen!*
I’ve kindly been gifted a family holiday of my choice, something I’ll enjoy doing some research on and planning for next year. What a lovely surprise *smiley face*
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.