February 23rd, 2005


Weekend update

Addendum: I remembered what we did on January 29: we went to bopeepsheep's favourite needlework shop in Burford, then back via Witney where smallclanger got dropped off to have a play at Granny's while we went home ostensibly to tidy up. I can't remember how much tidying up actually happened, but later we went back to Witney and ordered Chinese food.

12 February: After we took our time getting up, I went on a little shopping trip with smallclanger to try to get him to sleep. I took a bunch of newspapers to the recycling centre and carried on to Argos where I picked up a catalogue and a coat-hanger-shoe-rack thing to go in the hall (and I still think it's too wide to get past properly, but never mind). Then back past Sainsbury's for a few items and to put some cans in the can bank (because ridiculously it looks like they have stopped collecting them at the recycling centre) and to B&Q for some shelves, and finally back home for a late lunch. And the boy didn't go to sleep until some time after lunch, at which point the coat-hanger-shoe-rack thingy was taken out of the box and constructed.

13: After lunch we set off towards Wolverhampton to see buzzy_bee and muttster. This mostly turned into a visit to Makro and a pub dinner with some knitting. :-)

19–20: Tried to do some tidying up, but nothing much happened. I took some more newspapers to the little recycling bit outside Tesco. I managed to lose a bike light, but it turned up this evening on a sofa with the phone.

This morning smallclanger stayed in his own bed and didn't wake up until 7.45am (though I had had to settle him at about midnight and again at about 2am). It was somewhat unusual to wake up and realise he wasn't in our bed.

Shopping update

For reference, here's a table of some of the items we bought at Makro compared with the prices listed at tesco.com. The amount listed in the "Saving" column is calculated by scaling up the Tesco price to indicate how much it would be for the quantity we actually bought (and then subtracting the Makro price, obviously). Makro lists all prices excluding VAT, so VAT has been added to the list price where appropriate.

My favourite finds (at the time, and that hasn't changed now I have calculated the table) were the big tubs of herbs. After calculating the table my biggest disappointment has been the confectionery.

So here's the tableCollapse )


Sleep update

smallclanger was in bed by about 10.15 last night. But he didn't go to sleep. From time to time we heard the sounds of movement (well, great thuds actually — I have no idea what he was actually doing) and at about 11pm he was heard playing with a rattly dog (see user icon). It is unlike him to be quiet for so long unless he's asleep — he usually ends up complaining and having to be taken out. But last night he didn't complain, and he did eventually fall asleep without any intervention. What's more, we didn't hear from him until about 6.50 this morning.

This afternoon he napped for two hours and didn't wake up until 6.30. That means that when I took him to bed shortly before 10 he wasn't tired, and he rebelled by kicking his feet out from under the blanket and playing with a crinkly book. However, I left him and he was mostly quiet (though occasionally chatty, and we had one unusally loud "Eek" for no particular reason). He was still awake 15 minutes ago and started complaining, so he had to be calmed down. He may well still be awake now, but the fact that we didn't have actual fighting is a fairly good sign.

Edit: Well he was asleep by the time we went upstairs, but he had to be fetched out at something after 2am. And he decided it was time to get up not long after 8am. So by rights he should be a tired baby today. He certainly has a tired mummy.