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This Week - 04/04/2021

She believed she could, so she did

One week of Easter break down, one to go!

We had a cheese tasting party on Monday, complete with teddy bear guests, and I sorted through what felt like a mountain of bits of paper I'd been keeping for craft purposes. On Tuesday we just chilled and watched TV / played games, etc.

On Wednesday we went to my parents' house for a BBQ. I very rarely drink so, of course, the sun was shining and I got myself well and truly plastered. I paid for it on Thursday, especially as I'd promised Marianna we would make a garden for her Barbie house. I powered through the hangover to clean her room and make space for the dolls' many outdoor accessories. 

Friday was pocket money day, aka buying new stuff on Roblox day so getting her away from the screen at all was a victory. Saturday it was back to dolls, and today Anthony and I busted out the brick finish for the doll house and made a mess everywhere while Marianna watched on in amusement. 

Other than family stuff and casework, this week I made the decision I wanted to be more 'me' again. My anti-depressants have managed to level out my mood to a decent extent, and for the first time in years I'm actually interested in trying out new looks, etc. I spent a couple of hundred quid online on clothes, shoes, and accessories, so now it's just waiting for it to arrive and hoping it looked the same way it did in my head!

On the blog I posted a guide to Zombies 2 dolls, a Mini Mart review of Bromley Craft Products, some of the stuff I got rid of during my 100 Days of Decluttering, an overview of our cheese tasting party, and my March financial report. For my Weird Wales feature I posted a list of Welsh UFO sightings for 1991.

Deal of the Week -

£5% off at What's Not To Love? with referral link / code:

Song of the Week -

Come On Eileen - Save Ferris

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