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New eras [Jul. 20th, 2008|11:37 pm]
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Well, a few developments since my last post...

We've actually found a local childminder who charges a whole pound an hour less than the other one (and she lives nearer), which totals a saving of £200 a month, which means it will actually make my working for a living worthwhile. Yeay! So, we signed on the dotted line one week ago. Also, it turned out I had actually met her before, as she is a friend of another local mum I know. And this local mum I know has prasied her to the hilt (she used to use her herself for her kiddies). So that's a BIG load off my mind. The bad news is that I've got my work diary dates for the autumn and I'm working through the evening on FW's 1st birthday...POO! AND the evening after. Still, we're going to have a big-ish family knees-up the following Saturday, so hopefully that can make up for it, especially as he won't really realise the difference at this age.

FW has got a tooth coming through! At eight months old, a whole two and a half months earlier that GF was when his first tooth came through. He's also absolutely desperate to crawl, and he's not far off achieving it. GF was eleven months before he managed it! Still, they say the second child tends to reach certain milestones earlier due to aspiring to be like their older sibling. It's certainly true that FW adores GF, despite the increased amount of rough handling he's been on the receiving end of. Now that FW is a big, burly, upsitting baby with loads of hair, GF seems to assume he's therefore ready for a bit of boyish rough-and-tumble, poor lad.

GF finished at his preschool last Wednesday, after having started last September. I mean that's just too freaky for words. Where DID the time go? They had a leaving party with the usual bouncy castle, facepainting, consuming loads of e-numbers at long tables malarkey, and it actually felt quite emotional. GF took it all in his stride though...no sooner than the headteacher's leaving speech had finished, he loudly declared that he wanted to go to the "big nursery", and when was September coming?! I collected his uniform for "big nursery" the other week and I just know I'm going to well up when I first see him in it. A lot of name tags to be sewn on in the meantime though...

Lastly...am I the only desperate housewife (or desperate anything for that matter) to have developed a crush on Matthew Wright (off of 'The Wright Stuff')?! Maybe I've just been watching too much daytime telly. Better him than Jeremy Kyle though, you have to admit...

[User Picture]From: elfbert
2008-07-20 11:03 pm (UTC)
I went to see the Wright stuff being filmed last....I forget....a while ago. And I thought he'd be a horribly irritating daytime tv presenter type. But he was actually lovely! We chatted for a bit, and he was hilarious inbetween the segments, when we went to adverts. It was a fun time. If you ever feel the urge to get in the audience, I can get you there, for free, travel paid (up to a tenner, I think). Just so's you know XD
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[User Picture]From: retrogirl73
2008-07-20 11:12 pm (UTC)
Wow, blimey, now THERE'S an offer! I had thought of it before, but I worried that they might pan 'round the audience a bit much, and I might be spotted by someone I know, or, even worse, be "picked" on! But I have heard that they lay on brekkers, so...hmmm...

May I ask, from whence do your connections come (other than going there before) that could facilitate free travel and the like? Luckily it would be less than a tenner for me to go into London for the day.

And, well, if you say that Mr Wright is lovely in real life then...*sigh*...that just stokes up my crush even more. But then he's always seemed lovely to me - comes across as a genuine, kind bloke with a wicked sense of humour.

Give over, I'm blushing now!!!
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[User Picture]From: elfbert
2008-07-20 11:19 pm (UTC)
I am, I'm afraid, nothing special. They do pan to the audience quite a lot, but you won't get 'picked' because all that is sorted out during breakfast, and they only have the volunteers on standby if there aren't enough callers.

All you need to do is ring up, talk to the guy who does thwe audience interviews, say your friend has been before etc. etc. and they'll sort it out for you. I can find the number you call, I'm sure, and then keep your train tickets/whatever, and they'll refund you! If you're careful you can even pick a day with really cool guests.

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[User Picture]From: probodie
2008-07-21 08:31 pm (UTC)
MW or JK??? Not much to go on, is there? ROFL Yes, I think quite possibly you might be the only person out there with a crush on him hehe

Oooh big steps for your little ones - one to junior school and one walking (almost). Ahh I still remember mine doing the same, and now I have 2 kidlets at senior school! Fetch me my zimmer LOL

Lovely to hear from you again hun...dont forget, me and londonronnie will be in London again soon for SoHo Pride if you fancy meeting up?

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