The Week That Was: Captured #59

Hello there! 41 days until we get married! #justsaying

Oh, yes and welcome to The Week That Was: Captured! Have you all had a great week?

The rules are simple; link up one post about your week! It can be photographed, Instagrammed, written, videoed… basically in any format you wish! This linky is about capturing memories and I treat it a bit like an online diary. Please only link up relevant posts. Also, if you fancy commenting on other people’s posts that would be super too – everyone loves a comment!

Last week

Cathy’s (Jacks Paper Moon) post about her two sons was truly beautiful. It’s so lovely to read about how much Jack loves their new addition, Noah, and how in-tune he is with his baby brother! Jo’s (Jo’s Nursery) swiss roll may not have gone exactly to plan – but it still looks very tasty! I also liked the look of her chocolates and wine!! I look forward to Bee’s (Bee’s Circus) #TWTWC posts as they are always full of gorgeous photos – this week was no different! Bee also started her wedding countdown: one year to go! Eeek! 

Our week
Man alive. This week has been fairly shocking, although there have been some nice moments!

On Sunday we headed into Brighton to buy Busby some new bedding for her cot, as we will be taking the bars off and moving her out of sleeping bags in the very near future. I spent a good hour in Debenhams trying on underwear and slips for the wedding… Snore! I’ll be taking it all back this week as none of it is right. I also sent my engagement ring off to (finally) be resized and cleaned!

Monday was rubbish. I took ages to get to sleep and then Busby woke up for a 2.30am rave… and then woke up at 7am after only being back in bed for 3ish hours! I spent the whole day with a headache and in need of a nap… oh, and Nick got sent home from work with conjunctivitis!

I worked on Tuesday and had company as Nick wasn’t allowed back into work! He works with patients with compromised immunities, so has to stay off work with anything remotely infectious. Our oven also broke…

Busby and I headed up to London rather early on Wednesday morning where we attended a lovely event hosted by Fisher Price (more on this to follow). Busby decided she didn’t fancy staying in the supervised toy area with the other children, so made her way into the hall where talks were being held. Here she proceeded to demonstrate a number of the Professor’s examples for unstructured play and task-setting in front of her own audience…! We had a great morning catching up with Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, Lauren from Belle du Brighton and AK from My Buggy Junction, and their little people.

Thursday was good! We headed into Lewes to run some errands in the morning and had an impromptu Mama-Daughter date at Caffe Nero for lunch. Busby walked all the way from our house to the Post Office, which was very impressive! We went swimming with Busby’s bestie and co-conspirator “H” and her Mama in the afternoon. I met up with my Bridesman in the evening for a long over-due catch up!

Unfortunately, Friday was an absolute nightmare of a day. Our oven broke on Tuesday, so the electrician came round to have a look at it in the morning. He condemned it! Rather scarily it had been plugged into a piece of wire that was far too thin… and that could have caused a rather nasty fire! Then he discovered A LOT of rat/mouse poison behind the skirting that has obviously been there the whole time we’ve lived here (18+ months)… This resulted in a number of angry phonecalls to our letting agents and my stress levels going through the roof. Awful awful day. We ended up going to Pizza Express for dinner as couldn’t use the kitchen in case the poison had spread. I had a couple of glasses of prosecco with dinner!!

Nick let me have a lie in on Saturday morning as have been feeling crazy exhausted. I took Busby out to the Post Office and then for a picnic, while Nick waited in for the cleaner. The cleaner was over two hours late arriving, and then hadn’t been briefed on what he was supposed to do. Sigh. We were planning on attending the wedding reception of a family friend in the afternoon, but sadly couldn’t make it due to the oven debacle and late arrival of the cleaner.

1. Wearing my Granny’s ring in the place of my engagement ring (Sunday) // 2. Packing up orders and stamping with prosecco (Sunday) // 3. Making our wedding guest book on my sick bed! (Monday) // 4. Cuddles with a fairy (Wednesday) // 5. Discovering her own way… (Wednesday) // 6. Lunch date (Thursday) // 7. Rocking our Giggle New Wave in her wellies (Thursday) // 8. Mucky pup after her bambinocino! (Friday) // 9. Picnicking in The Paddock (Saturday)

What have you been up to this week?

I shall be welcoming next week with open arms – it’s my birthday after all!

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  1. 17th August 2014 / 8:50 am

    That day at Fisher Price looks amazing! A child’s dream, I bet Busby loved it 🙂 Sorry to hear about your crappy day, I hope everything else made up for it. Love the mucky face at the end!

  2. 17th August 2014 / 8:54 am

    Sounds like another busy week – Sorry to hear about the fiasco you had with your oven, sounds like a right nightmare! I hope the letting agents/landlords will sort it for you as that is terrible, especially with a little one about the house!

    We must catch up soon, it’s been far too long 🙂

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

  3. 17th August 2014 / 11:22 am

    Oh my gosh, the oven situation would have had me in a rage!
    Busbys face after her bambinocino is priceless, one for the album! Hope the next week is full of nicer surprises

  4. 17th August 2014 / 12:33 pm

    Oh no sorry to hear its not been the best of weeks. Hope you get everything sorted at home x

  5. 17th August 2014 / 6:02 pm

    How awful – I’m so sorry you’ve had such a rubbish week! I really hope this week is much, much better for you with a lot more naps and smiles, and a lot less poison! :s xxx

  6. 17th August 2014 / 7:45 pm

    Oh YIKES about the oven and poison. That’s awful. I hope it gets sorted ASAP. Next week it’s less than 40 days until your wedding! SO exciting for you guys! 🙂

  7. 17th August 2014 / 7:50 pm

    That chocolate face is just fabulous. I love that she’s delicately wiping her wee chin:) Hope next week is a big improvement for you.

  8. 17th August 2014 / 9:04 pm

    Oh boo, crappy week but it was lovely to spend some time together on Wednesday! I have failed yet again to get a post up to link, sorry! I must try harder, my mojo is fading somewhat currently! :/

    Happy Birthday for next week in case I don’t say it on the day! xx

  9. 18th August 2014 / 12:07 pm

    What a very stressful day ; (
    I would have been fuming

  10. 20th August 2014 / 8:58 am

    Wow a busy week for you all and annoying about the cleaner. Sometimes more hassle than their worth? Maybe not! I hate cleaning toilets!

  11. 22nd August 2014 / 6:16 am

    Oooh I must remember to join in! Great linky! Sounds like a busy week too! X

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