If you don’t count Wednesday, we’ve had a lovely week. Wednesday, however, was not great. I attended my great Auntie’s funeral and spent the evening in A&E with E. The funeral whilst sad, was a lovely tribute and celebration of her life. Once back at my parent’s house I took my eye off E for a second whilst changing her nappy and she rolled over and brushed her leg against the radiator pipe. I still don’t know how I let it happen. At home, I always watch her near radiators and put things in her way to stop her going near them. I don’t think I’d even registered that the heating was on as we had only just got back. I put her leg straight under the cold tap for as long as she would tolerate but unfortunately, it started to blister. We took her to A&E where after a wait of several hours, the blister was popped and a dressing applied. They said it looked fairly superficial and should heal well. We have an appointment to go back this morning to get it rechecked and the dressing changed. She’s not been in any pain since so I’m hoping for the best but like any mother, I can’t help worrying and also beating myself up for letting it happen. Anyway enough of the bad. Here are the things I’ve loved this week.
I finished Hurrah for gin (loved it) but I have not picked up another book since. I think I want to continue with A year of living Danishly next.
I don’t think I watched much TV or even youtube this week. Two evenings have been taken up by travelling to my parent’s and our A&E trip. I’ve loved watching F play this week. On saturday, we visited a local ice cream farm (which I shared on Monday in this month’s Home life project post) and F loved playing in their outdoor play area. We’ve had a few milder, almost spring like days this week which I have been loving.
It was my parent’s ruby wedding anniversary last Sunday so I made them a victoria sponge cake. I don’t bake cakes very often and rarely Victoria sponges as I tend to think of them as a little plain. However this was at my mums request and actually, I enjoyed the simplicity of the bake. It tasted delicious too.
I heard this week that I have been chosen as a brand ambassador for the clothing company Piccalilly (E’s dungarees in last week’s little loves are Piccalilly). We love their clothing and I am very excited to be working with them. I almost didn’t apply for the role as I thought I had no chance so I was very pleased to be chosen (I think there are 4 or 5 others). I also got approached by a children’s book publisher to review their latest releases. It feels nice that the changes I am making to my blog are getting my little piece of the web noticed.
We went to Eureka yesterday and F had a fantastic time. I’m sure I’ll end up writing a full blog post on it soon. There were lots of opportunities for children to dress up. F dressed up as a bee, ladybird, nurse, postal worker and construction worker. She was in her element dressing up, exploring and playing. Tickets are valid for 12 months so I can’t wait to take the girls again very soon.
We have another busy day ahead today with another trip to A&E, visiting my grandparents and shopping for new glasses for me and new shoes for F. Hopefully we’ll fit it all in and I really hope E’s leg is healing well. Hopefully, next week will be less stressful.