Thursday, 30 January 2014

Options and chocolate..

My boy will be 14 in May ... Where has that time gone ? Today we sat down and had a little chat about how we are going to play the next few years with his learning journey .We grabbed the blankets , popped the kettle on and got cosy .. I let him lead the conversation .. No pressure ..No questions about , what do you want to be when you grow up ?, just a mummy and son chatting and giggling a little too ... So yes , he still wants to be a Pharmacist ..this has been his passion for at least the last couple of years ..so we talked about routes to get there .. He would like to do some IGCSE's ..so we will start with the two .. chemistry and Maths and see how we go from there ...I'm excited to be a part of this and to support him along the way ..however it turns out, I'm glad that I waited to let him show me the path he wants to follow.. .. He is an amazing young man , well spoken , a stand up comedian , a confident , happy , private person , a great judge of character , wise , shrewd , slightly cynical ( my influence I'm afraid ) and above all a great friend and son .. I can't wait for the next chapter x

 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Rainy days ...

Seems we've had our fair share of rain these last few months again .. And whilst I don't mind the rain ..webbed feet ya know .. It has been extensive ..we have had plenty of outdoor puddle jumping but there's only so much wet trouserage we can cope with .. We long for sunny days and walks .. And camping ..yey xx we are currently learning all about birds .. And looking forward to the Great Big Garden Birdwatch on the RSPB website .. Foraging starts again in February ..I can only afford to do a couple this year but I'm really looking forward to it .... And the garden .. Deep in mud and water still , I'm itching to get out there , bring on the Spring x

 

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Teenage boys ..naturally !

I had a little boy who loved his baths .. Bubbles mummy ,bubbles ! Fresh pink skin and gorgeous smelling hair that glowed in golden curls ... Then we hit the teenage years and I'm lucky if I can peel him away from Minecraft long enough to manually prod him ( at a safe distance ) into the bathroom .. Hair , teeth and body go unwashed for days !! Maybe even a week .. I don't sweat it too much , all teenagers go through this , I know I was the same .. He will find his own way ..possibly when he meets his true love .. He will be in the shower more than not .. I leave him to his own devices ..but one thing we have discussed at length is his use of products .. Start as you mean to go on .. No sprays or nasties and luckily he's in agreement ..he showers in Dirty from Lush , uses tea tree on his face and a rock crystal under the arms ... He is a little spotty ..as is par for the course ..all those hormones ..I've ordered him ( and me ) a green clay mask from the wonderful Nurturing Soul , you can find her on facebook and Etsy .. I haven't mentioned it to him yet ..maybe a face mask is one step too far ... Maybe xx I'd love anymore suggestions for products .. X