Sunday, February 18, 2007

Still here...

yes really!!!! Had quite a good time at my Dad's and actually managed to offload the kids for the odd hour here and there so I could have a rest. Went to the Motor Museum at Sparkford and touched the car that I'd lusted after for years and years - a Detomaso Pantera

Not the actual one as I forgot to take a camera but oh how I love these cars!!! Also had to stop myself from licking a Dodge Viper as I would kill for one of those but there you go!..........

Since I've been back I seem to have spent hours online trying to find a pushchair as I want to have one soon so it's one less thing to worry about. Not a difficult task you would think but it's giving me headaches! The one pushchair we'd seen in ToysRUs is no longer available and some have come up on Ebay but I missed them all. Today I dragged the family back to that shop to have a look at other options to get an idea of quality ets. Decided we don't like the shop's own brand stuff as it felt quite flimsy, woudn't buy Graco again as the last pushchair we had was cack but we do like the quality of Cosatto and Chicco. Have spent hours comparing the 2 makes online and they both have some nice looking ones with cosytoes and raincovers included but I really need to see them IRL so have called on Mum and we're going to a large baby equipment shop on Friday to have a look around. We need a chair that's suitable from birth,various lie-back positions, adjustable leg-reat, cosytoes and raincover included, a high handle height so Neil doesn't break his back pushing it, and has to be preferably under £100!! Wish me luck!

Have managed to do one bit of crafting since I've been back as I can't sit down and bend over my desk for too long - a card for my Great-Aunty's 80th birthday:

A really simple one using some of those gorgeous new Kate Knight papers, orange mulberry paper, DCWV cardstock and Royal Langernickel rub-ons. Just hope she likes it!!! Off for a midwife appointment in the morning - should be at 10.15 but if past experience is anything to go by I won't get seen until at least 11.00! Will take "Shopaholic and Baby" to read while I'm waiting as that should pass the time. I'm halfway through it at the moment and really enjoying it but then I love all Sophie Kinsella books. Kids return to school tomorrow (yippee!!!!) so back to having a bit of time to myself although this week is looking to be fairly busy - Monday is midwife, Tuesday - car service, Wednesday clear so far, Thursday - shopping and Friday - searching for pushchairs and then also have to fit in laundry and emptying out kitchen cupboards in readiness for a new dishwasher going in. Can't complain about the last job though as aving a dishwasher will be an absolute godsend which we couldn't really have afforded if it wasn't for the maternity grant.

6 comments:

Paula said...

Hmm, not much help with the pushchairs I'm afraid Jo as it's been 12 years since I bought one (eek!), they sure have changed since then! And stop licking cars, it's bad for your health, lol!

Marja said...

Definitely getting harder to sit for long periods of time huh!?! I so want to do stuff but can't get comfy.

Can't recommend much with pushchairs... I looked at two and bought the one that had better reviews.

Is car licking a pregnancy thing? Will have to see if I feel inclined to lick a car when I go out tomorrow! Hahahahaha!!

Shirley said...

I wouldn't buy a Graco again either what utter rubbish!
Hope you find one you lurrrve!

Shirley said...

Oh And I love the shopaholic books!
Have only read two, thanks to the rubbish library!

maddy said...

dint you know that licking cars makes you put on weight!!

suebaru said...

I got a pushchair pretty close to what you described from Mothercare a few yeras bcak now, but maybe worth atry!