Crafting, Decorating and a Royal Weekend with Bounce


After a busy week last week I don’t seem to have much planned this week. I guess I’ll have to focus on my crafting.

I’ve not made any new cards yet but I’ve been working on a drawing that I’d like to include on one I need for next month. I really want to practice with my die cut fairies though, I’d love to create a fantasy scene.

I have started on a new blanket, it consists of many diamonds that will all have to be sewn together. I’m not keen on the sewing bit so wish me luck. My CAL blanket also consists of many pieces that will have to be joined together, but that won’t be until next year! I also have to make another soft toy.


I want to make a start on the family bathroom this week, I’ll be able to do some myself but I’ll need the help of Graham to get most of it done, and he’s not keen on decorating. There isn’t really that much painting to do but the door and skirting board need doing and I get headaches when using gloss paint. I also want to paint the hand rail on the stairs, but as I need it to get up and down it’s difficult to find the time to do it. I guess I could paint it myself but I’d have to start at the top and work my way down. If I’m honest I don’t know how safe I would be.

It’s so frustrating not to be able to do these jobs, they are not the jobs I would have shied away from before I was sick. I remember painting the living room ceiling when I was heavily pregnant with Star, and I loved paper hanging. Do you like decorating or do you leave it all to someone else?

A Right Royal Weekend with Bounce

We stayed in on Saturday because I really wanted to watch the Royal Wedding. I made sure I’d done everything before hand so I wouldn’t be disturbed, and I even put a frock on. We didn’t have any banners or flags though. I watched it on television with Star and my eldest son, no-one else was interested.

On Sunday I asked the kids if they’d like to go out somewhere or if they’d like Daddy to put up the trampoline (which we’ve had since last December!) They opted for the trampoline and the girls have loved it. We have to limit Star’s time bouncing because of her condition, but she’s really good at limiting herself.

Sadly though, the Little Man started experiencing back pain shortly after his first bouncing session. He said he didn’t fall and the pain just started. It’s been 48 hours now and he still feels it when he goes on the trampoline, but otherwise he is okay. It’s very strange, and very sad. I hope it passes. What worries me is that he is now at the age that Star was when she had problems with her neck. I hope he doesn’t have spinal problems too, but maybe I’m just overthinking it. I’m going to book him an appointment with the GP for after school tomorrow just in case he’s done any damage.

What have you been up to this week?


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  1. May 22, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    You’re a busy lady. For the last few weeks, I’ve been going for treatment once a week at the doctor’s and having physical therapy 2 x week. Add in trying to get the lawn guy here for my list of projects in the garden – he came last Thursday for a few hours. Still so much to do but I am only one out of 70 customers he has. Crossing my fingers he comes back this week.

  2. Keri Jones
    May 22, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    On Saturday we had a residents social party at a big park on our estate. It was lovely & the perfect weather for it 🙂 x

  3. May 22, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    That sounds like a lovely weekend and the Royal Wedding was such a good dose of love and cheer. I hope the GP appointment gives you some reassurance and that Little Man isn’t in too much pain.
    We enjoyed some allotment time on Saturday and painting in the afternoon – a perfect chilled day.

  4. May 23, 2018 / 6:54 am

    It must be frustrated to not be able to do these tasks you once were able to, and I’m sorry you have to go through that. Maybe, because of drying time, the stair handrail could be painted of a night time by your husband, if he wanted to do it, of course.

    Sounds like a lovely weekend and like you really made watching the Royal Wedding a special time. #keepingitreal

  5. May 23, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    Oh I do miss our trampoline it gave up the ghost last year. My boys loved playing on it and it was great to get rid of that extra energy. We watched the wedding too, it was magical. My hubby is decorating the bedrooms now as I type. I don’t really have the patience for decorating, I just make a mess. #keepingitreal

  6. May 27, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Hi Anne, I’d love to have a go at making cards, but I’m not very artistic at all, so I suppose what I really mean is that I wish I was artist enough to create cards! I loved your crochet soft toy, I bet your next one is just as cute and at least you’re going to have plenty of blankets for next winter… I have honestly never done any decorating, it just seems such a tedious task, luckily my husband doesn’t mind doing it… I think it’s nice that two of your children watched the wedding with you, and the fact that no one else wanted to watch it with you didn’t spoil your enjoyment of the event… I hope your son is suffering nothing more than a little stiffness from using normally unused muscles, trampolining is pretty full on. My fingers are crossed for him that everything is okay.

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal


  7. May 29, 2018 / 10:13 am

    It sounds like you have a lot to think about right now. #keepingitreal

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