Sunday Funday

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Today is our ‘rest’ day, we ‘work’ on Saturday so we can chill out on Sunday – to be honest it works best for the kids as we still have to prepare food, look after the fire, change nappies and clean dishes….BUT we don’t vacuum, put up shelves, mow the lawn etc.

Today we will mostly be making love bugs  (see why here) and eating up all the leftover Christmas chocolate, it’s going to be lovely. I even won some extra chocolate at the WI raffle.

ours weeks are very hectic, and then there are lots of chores that can only be done when there are two adults about, which means the weekend for us. We started to feel we worked all seven days and life got a bit shouty and stressful. Making time to just hang out together is a real priority, but doesn’t come easily when there is a bottomless pit of chores – so the effort on Saturday is worth it to truly relax today. It also allows the kids valuable time for nothing. They are pushed and enriched and all that good stuff over six days, but even they need some space to do their own thing and watch tv and cuddle. Or sometimes they choose to run around the house in just their pants screaming about pirates or dinosaurs – those Sunday’s are less relaxing, but still vital x

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Book Review – Prof McQuark

This is one of the new books from Maverick and it’s rather lovely. The illustrations by Julia Patton are extraordinary and quite beautiful, they make reading the book even more fun. It’s great that Professor McQuark is a woman and Lou Treleaven has created a fun character and clever rhyming story that children will enjoy (although some of the words were quite complex for our two year old to follow so we had a few stops for explanations…). Professor McQuark creates a very special project of the Science Fair, except it doesn’t fit through the door… which turns out to be a good thing whenProf Q you realise what it does!

Harsh Realities…

We’re not big on Resolutions, but 2016 is going to be a big year for our family as we navigate some changes. To help us out in the practicalities we decided to start a family project to be wiser in how we spend money and resources.

You might like to follow us or share some ideas on The Frugal Family xBlog xx