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This Week #44

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Life This Week

Aside from a bout of sickness at the beginning, this week hasn't been too bad. We had a seminar on Bron Afon (the main housing association locally) on Monday followed by Labour group, then Tuesday was planning committee. The health visitor came for Marianna's language check up - so of course Marianna refused to say anything - and I actually had the house to myself for a few hours when Anthony took Marianna out for a bit.

Anthony's mum bought me a doll house at the auction recently, as a project. I spent a few hours this week gluing lollipop sticks to the front of it. Hopefully I'll have chance to do the inside soon and then I'll post the finished product on the blog.

Photo of the Week

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This Week, I 'ave Been Mostly...

☆ READING: Truth & Tails books - you can check out my review HERE.

☆ WRITING: I did The TMI Blogging Tag. It made me all nostalgic for the days of MySpace!

☆ WATCHING: Jeeves and Wooster, the Hugh Laurie & Stephen Fry version.

☆ LISTENING: The Floral Dance - Terry Wogan. Marianna has a wind up lamp which plays the tune; it was originally my mum's when she was a kid.

☆ WEARING: Plasters. There were some glue mishaps on Thursday.

☆ EATING: Walkers SunBites. I love those things.

☆ REVIEWING: Marianna was sent a super cute Disney Nemo Swim Bag by LittleLife UK. The fabric is splash resistant and the bag itself is surprisingly spacious with a 10 litre capacity. I'm sure Nemo is going to get plenty of use! :)

Finding Nemo swimbag

On the Blog

This week I posted a guide to New Moons era Sindy dolls, and a run down of 10 Welsh Superheroes. The host theme for this week's Friday Frivolity linky post was cows, in celebration of Cow Appreciation Day.

Linking up with -
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. Great post; I love the Nemo swim bag! #KCACOLS

  2. Post a pic of the dollhouse! :) Love that Jeeves and Bertie series too...

    1. I'm planning on making a whole post out of its transformation (...well, depending on how it turns out!)

  3. Ouch! Glue mishaps sound painful. I hope there's no more doll house related accidents next week! #KCACOLS

    1. I was surprised by just how much it has bloody hurt this week! Lol.

  4. Can I have a bag like that for myself too? Lol Good luck with the doll house,exciting! #KCACOLS

    1. Thank you! :) It's turning into a bigger project than I imagined...

  5. My kids love our dollhouse. Best thing that was bought from the grandparents! #KCACOLS

    1. I'm obsessed with dollhouses at the best of times - they're addictive!

  6. Aw I love those Sunbite crisps too - so moreish! I'm going to get Taylor a doll's house soon as I think she'll absolutely love it. Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labour! x #KCACOLS

    1. They are way too addictive! I'm hoping to have a couple of hours to spend on it tomorrow, hopefully that will pretty much finish it! x

  7. The Nemo swim bag looks awesome! I remember those Myspace days, fondly I might add! May have to look at the tag as I haven't done many myself. Thanks so much for linking up to #KCACOLS hope to see you back next time!

    1. I loved my MySpace page - I spent so many hours tinkering with the coding! x

  8. Sounds like a good week, and my son would love that Nemo bag, he's recently discovered Nemo and Dory! x #KCACOLS


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