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Round And Round

Dear Mum,
Deanne was going to get her hair cut this morning, Joshy also needed one so I took him to the $10 hairdressers at Willetton, then went to the Coles there to grab some supplies. Followed by the pharmacy to get Dee some antihistamines to stop her sneezing, which isn’t helping her back!
Got home at lunchtime and had beans and toast, Deanne got back a little later than us and I made her a cheese toasted sandwich. Josh really wanted to watch the Lion King 3 DVD he got out the library with us, so we did that and then he and I went to the park to play and have a scoot around, Dee stayed at home to rest her back.
At the park Josh wanted to go on the spinny thing, as pictured, but then
asked to go faster and faster until he told me to stop, suddenly, because he thought he was going to be sick. So he learnt a valuable lesson there!
We went round the park for a few minutes, but he didn’t stop on his scooter when I told him to and nearly got run over by a cyclist, so I curtailed the trip and we came home.
I made risotto for tea, possibly too much of it but I’ll turn it into risotto balls or possibly arancini if I’m feeling a little continental, a la Montalbano.
Tonight Deanne watched some Midsummer Murders while doing some work, then I watched the end of a film I started last week. Tomorrow is another laid back day as we can’t do much until Dee’s back has recovered.
Love
Dan

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My Pledidge!

Dear Mum,

We had a relatively late start this morning, as Deanne is still recovering from her inner ear thing, Joshua is recovering from his first week back at school and I am recovering from…well mainly from a really hectic week with lots of things happening in it.

After we had all breakfasted and got ready we went to the shops. we got out the money you sent us from Xmas, which we are going to keep safe until we’ve decided what to buy and then wrap them and keep whatever we get until December. We also got a present for Alice’s party next week and a few other bits and pieces.

Dee and I had leftover potato bake for lunch, Josh had a ham sandwich. In the a’vo Deanne made a buttercream cake, I put on a loaf of bread to cook, which we’ll use for lunch tomorrow. It was just a plain white one but I chopped up some sundried tomatoes and added them after it had proved. I’ll be really interested to see how it’s turned out as we haven’t tried it yet.

Dee made risotto for tea while Joshua and I played with his Lego. Snuggles actually decided to go out for a while on himself for a bit while we were sat near the back door, which is a bit of a step forwards for him. We’re shutting him out of our room in the daytime so he doesn’t have the option of slouching under our bed the whole day now, it seems to be helping a bit with his agoraphobia.

Josh had made a mess in his room, so when he was getting ready for bedtime I told him to clean up before I’d come back in his room. He did a really good job and I went in and told him so, and that I was really proud of him. He turned to me and said “my plodedge”. I was a bit confused and asked him to repeat what he’d said, this time it was “my pledidge”. I thought for a bit then asked him if what he had meant was “my pleasure” and he confirmed that it was!

We might possibly go see a movie tomorrow as Deanne got free tickets for writing that article for the BuggyBuddies website a while back. Bob is coming over in the afternoon for a while.

Love

Dan

Cake Mix

Cake Mix


No, Rain!

Dear Mum,

Sever weather warnings today! Apparently there are only usually a couple of days like this per year, so at least one of them is out of the way now.

I think I need a plan for the rest of the holidays in case the weather is like this again, as most of today was spent eating, building Lego and watching TV (again).

Josh is going to Nana’s tomorrow, as Donna has fractured her ankle and so Julie is flying up to see her on Wednesday and Thursday, before her and Richard go on their seven week jaunt in the caravan.

We did have a couple of trips out today, one to the bank to pay some money in and buy some milk, then this a’vo we went to the local shopping centre and got some matches (so we can light the stove if there is a power cut – electric ignition system for gas hobs), pears for Joshy and some parmesan cheese to make risotto for dinner with.

Don’t know what the weather will be like tomorrow, hopefully not as wet, but I have a couple of things to do, like buying some diabetes supplies which I have to drive into Perth for.

The picture is one which Josh quickly penned in the bank, while I was paying the money in. It’s a very good likeness of Mummy, I was really impressed as he drew it in about half a minute. It would be a bit shocking if he could draw as Deanne and I are both artistically underwhelming in the pencil on paper stakes.

Love

Dan

Mummy

Mummy


Sausage Rolls

Dear Mum,

A busy day today!

We got up relatively early, had breakfast, showered (I shaved, Paul :-p), got dressed and headed out to look at a couple of beds at the place we went the other week. Then we went to a shop called Spotlight, which sells crafting stuff and bought some pipe-cleaners and beads for Joshy to do some threading, and some scissors for him so he can cut things out, finally some wool so we can make some necklaces or whatever with the beads.

After that we went to Coles and grabbed a few essentials, fruit and cheese and things. By the time we got home it was getting towards twelve o’clock, but we decided to just have a snack (we bought some ring doughnuts and iced buns and ate them), then Josh and Deanne got on their bikes and we went to the Lake, they cycled round while I walked/ran near Joshua so as to keep him from getting into trouble. Of course I didn’t do a very good job because as we set off I ran down the drive with him and he fell at the bottom, on the road, grazing the back of both of his hands. He cried quite a lot, but after we gave him a few cuddles and kisses he was okay.

We got as far round the lake as the small playground on the other side, must be about two or three kilometres, and then Joshy played for about half an hour. On the way back he started to get a bit tired as we got near home, but managed to get all the way without too much help. I was quite impressed. I will get a bike at some point, but it’s not top on the priority list at the moment.

We had toasted cheese sarnies for lunch and Josh watched Ice Age 3 -Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (again) as we ate. Julie came round for a bit, but you know that ’cause that is around when we Skyped.

After we talked to you I made some veggie sausage rolls, as there were some ingredients left over from when I last made them, they look pretty good but we haven’t eaten any yet as we had far too much junk food today and couldn’t fit anything else in. They’ll be good for lunches next week and we might have some tomorrow too.

Deanne did a risotto for tea, which was very nice with some garlic bread, then I put Josh to bed. Tomorrow we have nothing particularly planned so we’ll get up and see what happens.

Love

Dan

Deanne and Joshua cycling in the park

Deanne and Joshua cycling in the park


Housewife

Dear Mum,

I took Joshua to day-care this morning, he was a bit sad as I left but the nice lady took him to the gate in the playground so he could wave goodbye as I drove away.

At home I reorganised our room so I could stop the temporary clothes hanger from falling over like it did the other night and scared the willies out of me. I put the chair from one corner next to the hanger and brought a mirror that was in the carport inside so we can see how we look before leaving the house.

I also did some washing and drying (drying our bedclothes took, at most, an hour), made a few phone calls and went shopping at Woolworths, which is pretty much the Tescos of Australia.

Picked Joshua up at three. I did suggest four when I dropped him off but he negotiated me down. When we got home we popped to the local shops to post a letter and pick up a little french stick, to make garlic bread with for tea to go with risotto.

Then we went swimming for half an hour before I made tea.

It doesn’t sound a lot when I write it down in sequence like that but it was a particularly tiring day!

Tomorrow I’m taking Josh to the Western Australian Museum. I think they have dinosaurs, although I’m not sure how many, but I’m sure we’ll find some exciting things to look at.

Love

Dan