This week has been rather a non-event. Actually, a non-event would have been preferable. Saturday was spent doing my tax return, finishing at around 1am on Sunday morning. By then, I was feeling like I was getting a cold. Things went rapidly downhill from there, and the achievement of the week has been keeping the children alive despite feeling like death myself.
Every year, we go to the fabulous Malvern Theatres pantomime. This year, our tickets were booked for New Year’s Eve. Despite starting to feel a bit rubbish, there was no way I was going to miss out on the panto.
It was the right decision, with the performance as brilliant as ever. Alison Hammond starred as the Fairy Godmother, but she wasn’t actually in it as much as I had expected. This didn’t detract from the show though, as Buttons really stole the show.
Sadly, he might also steal the show at my sister’s wedding later in the year. Since watching it, the girls have cottoned on to a version of Buttons’ “Where’s me mates?” “Here we are!” catchphrase. This is being combined with running around with baskets pretending to be flower girls at the wedding. I do hope this catchy little skit leaves their head sharpish. Although so far, it’s shown no signs of doing so.
The rest of the week
After the panto, we went for an early tea at a local restaurant before heading home. The girls were in bed by 7pm as usual on New Year’s Eve and my husband and I settled down to watch a film. Unfortunately, by the time I’d fallen asleep eight times during the course of a two hour film, I realised it was time for bed. So much for seeing in the New Year.
We have had a couple of walks on the Malvern hills over the Christmas holidays, which has been lovely. I managed to venture out of bed for a couple of hours on New Year’s day to go to the park and for a walk as a family. And that was me done.
The children don’t enjoy being stuck indoors anymore than I do. So having them on my own on days when I haven’t felt like getting out of bed hasn’t been much fun. However, it has taught me a valuable lesson. As usual, I hadn’t really slowed down over the festive period and still ended up with late nights and early mornings most days. I know full well that this is why the illness has hit me so hard. As confirmed in my 18 things for 2018 post, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to rest more. Now all I have to do is take my own advice.
Our Thursday photo #191
The panto characters were kind enough to pose for photos with the children after the show. So, our Thursday photo is this one of the girls with Mark James as Buttons.