If you are looking for a party house then this is the one – Carrington House in Snettisham, North Norfok turns grown adults into very badly behaved teenagers. They have everything your little heart desires for a ridiculous party atmosphere – wigs, a full on dressing up box which men […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 19-05-2013 in BLOG / REVIEWS tagged with bedrooms / carrington house / hot tub / party house / wigs Posted by Family Affairs on 19-05-2013 in BLOG tagged with cat / exercise / mat / Pilates
Owing to the fact that I’m now working three days a week in town, my exercise classes have had to go on the back burner….I’m only managing to fit one group class in to my week – a pilates class for my friends basically – which is just as well because I don’t think they’d let me teach in a formal capacity anymore – I can no longer do the plank or any sit-ups and am beginning to look more and more unappealing at the front of the class as I attempt to speak and do a sit-up at the same time without shaking. I have had to change tactics. Instead of demonstrating the moves at the front, I wander round and readjust more – it’s just too hard and I’m too old and unfit but I still love seeing everyone and it is good to get some exercise even if it’s an awful class because I’m the one teaching it once a week.
It just goes to show how far removed from the world of proper exercise I have travelled, when this week in the middle of my class the resident cat wandered into the room with us and joined in with us.
Cat on the mat:-
Posted by Family Affairs on 19-05-2013 in BLOG tagged with 70th birthday / balloons / celebration / Grandmother / mother / mummy / party
It was my mother’s 70th birthday yesterday so we celebrated with a little family party at my house which she loved. It’s still very hard for her to enjoy anything very much without my father being around. She still misses him desperately. However, we did what we could and sparkled up the house with balloons and candles and flowers and cake and champagne and surrounded her with all five grandchildren who range in age from one to nearly twenty one and I think she had a really lovely time.
Quite a significant gap there between the grandchildren – one won’t go to bed and the other won’t get up. On the one hand she was trying to stop her teeny weeny one year old granddaughter from falling over and hurting herself because she’s just learnt to walk and on the other she was trying to stop her 20 year old grandson from falling over and hurting himself because he’s had too much to drink.
Anyway, the thing that amused her the most was the rather boring stripy wrapping paper my sister in law bought which when opened on the inside had lots of naked men:-
We danced to our family anthem Pata Pata and mixed up all the ages – which I LOVE doing – my children getting on down in the kitchen with me and not minding dancing next to their mother – it is truly an honour to have somehow passed that test (even if they’re sniggering to each other behind my back).
Here is my son’s birthday message to my mother – not sure she was particularly happy with her size or indeed her hairstyle:-
and here is my brother celebrating the fact that there was yet more wine in the fridge:-
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