Today we journeyed up to London to watch Brother in Law R run the marathon raising money for The Brain Appeal. Two years ago R had a brain tumour (technically called an acoustic neuroma) removed successfully after 5hrs of surgery. Today he ran 26.3 miles in 4hours 25minutes and 30seconds. I am beyond proud of him and he is an inspiration.
2 nights away in a posh hotel.
The baby won't sleep.
Anywhere in the room.
So baby screams.
Which means the 4yr old won't sleep.
At 3am pack bags, screaming baby and child into car (all in PJ's)
Vow never to stay in a hotel room with children again.
I am a big fan of Sugru. It's an amazing mouldable glue putty which is a bit like Play Doh but dries like rubber and adheres to anything. I've used it around the house to mend a few bits and bobs like my iPhone cable, hooks that have fallen off and so forth, but until now I've not had a major DIY project to put it to the test.
Enter broken IKEA shoe cabinet:
This photo doesn't do the problem justice but basically the middle draw of our shoe cupboard developed a problem almost the moment we assembled it. The screws that hold the main bracket (which the whole drawer pivots on) are so short they barely bite into the wood at all meaning it is weak. After a few days of opening and closing the bracket fell off rendering the drawer useless.
Husband tried a longer screw but the hole had been substantially widened by the inferior original screw. So a raw plug was inserted and we thought the problem was fixed.
Of course not. Within days it came away again and the drawer was busted.
Husband declared it beyond repair but I had an idea.
I squished up a load of silver grey Sugru and used a screwdriver to wedge it into the hole. I then pushed the screw back into the hole and carefully wedged the whole thing in place.
All I could then do is wait 24hrs while the Sugru set to see if it would hold.
Voila! Currently holding with the new Sugru plug in the screw hole. It has only been a couple of days but fingers crossed it'll do the job and avoid a ranty letter to IKEA about the quality of their shoe cabinets (not that you can really expect a lot for £45!)
Find out more at sugru.com
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Following on from Sunday's pre accidental dip in the sea photos here are the photos taken during and after the incident.
Yeah... I know... Terrible Mother. In my defence it all happened so fast. She had to spend the rest of the afternoon dressed only in Husband's jumper in her Sister's buggy. She couldn't have been too traumatised as she then requested an ice cream.
These shots were taken 3minutes before Little E fell into the sea at Seaford beach yesterday. She was paddling in her wellies then suddenly she plonked on her bum and a wave enveloped her. I couldn't stop laughing! I'll share the 'after' photos on Wicked Wednesday.
Linking up to #mysundayphoto at onedad3girls.com
Easter Sunday was a very special day. Husband's Little Sister V got married to D in a beautiful church ceremony followed by a reception at Denbie's Vineyard in Dorking. We were all part of the special day - Husband was an Usher, the girls were Flower Girls and I was a Bridesmaid.
Little E thought she was marrying the groom, so much so she spent most of the wedding clinging to him like a limpet...
The day was the culmination of 18mths hard work and after a 6am alarm call to get us up and into wedding mode we had a fantastic day. I was in love with my hair and thought my girls looked stunning in their flower girl dresses. Here are a few family snaps of us all on the day - I can't believe we didn't get one of the 4 of us together!
And I made the cake! It was 6 tiers and my biggest challenge to date. Here's a picture, it's actually the back but you get the idea!
It had little lovebird penguins on top - the Bride is a huge penguin fan!
I am taking a little break from blogging over the long Easter weekend to celebrate in Sister-in-law's wedding. It feels a long time coming but finally it is here. I am up to my eyeballs in icing sugar making the wedding cake, Husband is practising his church reading (it's from Toy Story!) and we are trying to teach a just toddling Little I to walk in a straight line in her sparkly shoes...
Let me know what you are up to this Easter using the comments form below and here's a little Easter creation from Little E to brighten your day.
Happy Easter everyone!
You see them everyday on Facebook and about half the time they are funny. Yes! The meme.
I've linked up with the lovely people at webuyanycar.com to create my own meme and be in with the chance to win a super prize (Ticketmaster vouchers!)
The memes are car related, for obvious reasons, so I chose my favourite in car moment. It is repeated regularly, especially on long journeys. There is a lot of righting her at red traffic lights...
You can enter too! Simply create your meme at webuyanycar, post it to you blog and let the folks running the comp know about it.
Happy meme creation!