Sorry I haven't been on here for a couple of weeks, but I haven't really had anything interesting to blog about.
The kids have been off school for half-term and I have been working lots. The weather has turned colder, wetter and it's now darker thanks to the end of British Summer Time. We have been rugged up in wellies and rain jackets and hitting the playgrounds and feeding the ducks.
As for exploring London, there hasn't been much of that happening, I'm afraid. I did get into the city one day, but that was with two kids under five in tow, so not my idea of ideal sightseeing circumstances.
I am also on day 6 of a 10 day detox, which means I haven't had anything to eat since last Monday. After feeling shocking for the first three days, I am now feeling really good. I never thought I would make it this far and I am determined to see it through to the end. The good news is that my cold has completely gone. There were a few nights that I had dreams of Quarter Pounders and roast chicken, but other than that, I'm hanging in there.
In other news, my friend Hannah arrives tomorrow and I am driving to Heathrow to pick her up. Yes, driving to Heathrow. I am slightly terrified, but I'm hoping that I'll get there OK, without getting too lost! While she is here, I haven't made too many plans, but we'll get out and do lots of things that I haven't done yet, like The London Eye, an open-top bus tour (weather permitting), a live recording of BBC TV's My Family and just see more of this great city. There is also the trip to Paris to look forward to.
Last night was Halloween and due to being on this detox thing I had no candy in the house, so I spent the evening inside, babysitting, with all the lights turned off to avoid all the little spooks and their trick-or-treating. On my way downstairs, in the dark of course, I managed to miss the last step and fell on my arm which is now really sore and developing a very large bruise. I guess it does serve me right! Today I spent pumping up a double air mattress with a foot pump that kept sticking, only to discover it has a slow leak so, sorry Hannah, it will have to be the single. At least I got a good leg and bum workout!
So watch this space! I'll be back out exploring next week and have some new pictures to post.