Saturday, March 12, 2011


Anyone who has worked in the health service and is my age+ will remember weekend work.
It was a kind of mini spring cleaning session and looking back it was probably a good thing because there just doesn't seem to be time for anything like that today.
It also served another purpose and that was to check that everything was working properly,so I think it was a good thing.
Well I think that a lot of nurses carry on that tradition but not all of them because I know a certain nurse who doesn't live a million miles from me who hasn't cleaned her house since 1976 BUT HEY, we are not all the same thank goodness.
Well my house has weekend work and Niamh loves it.
How to save time and energy ?
Let the 10 year old do the work because she loves doing it, it is still a game for her:)

Beauty loves to cook and today we made pasta bake.
This is me trying to be frugal :)
Pasta -36p
Sauce x 2 - £2.00
So the meal cost me £2.71 to make and it will last for at least 2 more meals.

The finished product :)

Beauty LOVES baking :)

She also loves to clean :)

One thing that I have a problem with is the dust pan and brush and anybody who has recently visited my house wiill know this because they are always being asked to dust pan and brush something up that I have swept into a corner.......sorry girls :)
However, now I know that Beauty can help me.

One of the problems with the sweeping is that Beauty gets very excited and is likely to be a bit over enthusiatic :)

Beauty seems to go through stages of development and at the moment she seems to have made a huge step forward.
She just wants to learn all the time and this is constant and due to her ADHD which Prof. Fraser also diagnosed, she just wants to be DOING all the time.
Her learning seems to fall into 3 groups.
Personal care, educational learning and homemaking skills and these are totally her own choice.
I feel in a way that we are following a Montessorri type plan for her and she is leading the way and achieving at her own pace the skills she needs to learn.

Finding the energy to keep up with her enthusiam is the only difficulty :)

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An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.