October 24th – Rugby Muddy Bakes

1999:  I awoke in the early hours to find mummy asleep on the bathroom floor!  It frightened me a bit and I started to cry which woke her up.  She took me to her bed but I didn’t like that much either because Al was there and snoring very loudly, so mum and I ended up in my bed!  Al made me a bacon sandwich for breakfast.  When mummy got up we went to see Nanny and then mum went to see Bomper.  We had egg and bacon for lunch and when mummy came to collect me she had to wait while Pa and I made some bread.  Once home I played in the garden and got very very muddy and ended up in the bath before tea.

2019: Used to love baking with Pa. He had a bread maker and I used to sit on the kitchen side watching the mixture go round and round. Although I love cooking, I don’t really do much baking – unless you can count packet cake mix?! Belatedly watched the England v Australia highlights – Watts interception was insane  as was the grubber kick. Going to miss England v All Blacks on Saturday as have put down to work overtime.  Mum’s worried I’m going to tire myself out but my thinking is I’m tired either way, so might as well get paid for it

#mentalhealth #crohns #work #kids #parents #grandparents #Rugby #cooking #baking

July 21st – Meals Al Fresco

1999:  When mummy dropped me off at Edons she realised she had forgotten my medicine but she waved me goodbye regardless!  10 minutes later Edons phone rang and after this she went to the door to find my medicine had magicked onto her doorstep.  Wow!  Edon bought Jake and me a big balloon each at Asda today and we actually managed to get them home in one piece. Mummy picked me up at five – complete with a savaloy which I’d demolished before we got home.  When we got there we had chips and pickled onions too.  Think this is mums version of a posh two course meal!  No sorry it’s going to be three – we made gingerbread men – slightly singed ones.  Mum thought I was too busy washing up to notice but I’m not daft I know what that icing stuff is all about – disguise! 

2019: Met Mum and mark at nan and Pa’s today for a BBQ with Uncle Terry, Aunty Dee and cousin  Beau.  Dee likes her BBQ burnt and I voiced to all that she’d be alright round Mums. Beau, Zof and I played footy in the garden ….. until the ball went over the fence (in my defence it is a low one). On our way home we dropped Terry at Lattitude festival for a gig and then headed home to bed.

 #toddlers #mums #parents #family #grandparents #BBQ #cooking #baking #childhood #adulthood #football #Lattitude

June 21st – What a Gentleman

1999:  We had a slice of Pa’s homemade fruit loaf for breakfast and I took mine to Edons to finish it off.  I really wish Pa would give mum some lessons in home cooking.  Mum came down in a dress this morning (the one with the zip at the back).  She didn’t have to say anything, I said “oh”, jumped up and told mum to sit down so I could reach to do her dress up for her!  I think she was suitably impressed.  I got to reverse the car down the drive this morning but let mum finish the rest of the journey to Edons.  When mum picked me up I insisted on sitting in the back with no seat or booster and mum discovered that the seat belt actually fitted me much better this way and so off we set.  We had finger food for tea – chicken fingers and Alphabites, with ketchup of course.  I got sauce on mums arm and I ran off to get the kitchen roll and wiped it all clean.  Mum is beginning to wonder where all this grovelling is leading!

2019: Glad I got my cooking skills from Pa, although I’ve not quite developed into home baking yet (Unless packet cake counts?!) Last day at work and hapy to get home for the weekend. Had a great evening with Zofs Aunt and Uncle who are staying with my new best friend Esme. Gotta love a kids movie

#toddlers #childhood #adulthhood #homebaking #movies #parents #family #cooking #driving

April 1st – Chocolate, Buses and Treats

1999: Accidentally headbutted mum when I woke up this morning – she wasn’t impressed.  She turned her back on me for about 5 minutes – sulking.  Then I put my arm around her and I was forgiven.  Shorts and t-shirt today for the first time this year and my sandals too.  Edon took us to the park and Dan bought me some buttons, which I promptly dropped all over the floor!  When mum picked me up I spied the Easer Eggs Edon gave her and polished one off on the way home.  It’s great having a chocoholic mum – she has empathy!  When we got home we made hot cross buns – a bit messy but great fun.  I went in my swing and fell asleep there whilst drinking my cuppa.  Mum kept trying to get me out but, each time she did, I went into one and just asked for another swing.  Why can’t she just leave me here anyway?  I wasn’t sleeping – I was just resting my eyes.   

2019: Amazing river cruise and meal last night and today was spent on the bus touring the city – mostly because we had already paid for the tickets and are down to our last bits of shrapnel. On getting back to the hotel this evening, we discovered that there is a spa, swimming pool and solarium on the roof of our hotel – all included in the price. Think we’ll spend the night here. Hopefully its not an April Fools and we wont get a big bill tomorrow

#choclate #easter #baking #buns #parks #budapest #holidays #spa #hotels #toddlers #buses #growingup