Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dominoes, Blocks & Detox

If it's possible to find an upside to being as sick as a dog for 24 hours, the upside is this... detox. Unplanned, unwanted, heavily enforced, detox. When I woke on Saturday morning, I felt as though I was stepping out of a blurry haze. Depleted and empty. Yet strangely cleansed. It's kind of weird, but it felt good not to be craving anything in particular and it made me realise just how reliant I am on certain foods and drinks on a regular basis. My vices... diet coke and chocolate. There is not a day that goes by when I don't indulge in both of these. But for almost two days, I stayed clean. And it felt pretty good. (I did say almost two days though).

The rest of the weekend consisted of lots of rest and sleep. Mooching around home, with just one short, efficient trip to the shops. We have a fabulous toy store near us. Filled to the brim with absolutely every kind of toy, game or puzzle one could wish for. A beautiful collection of old fashioned treasures and modern wonders. I have been in search of alphabet blocks for some time now. Of course they needed to be a particular type of alphabet blocks, as Angus requested a set just like the ones on his favourite Tv show Toybox. Yesterday we struck it lucky because that was exactly what we found. I don't know why I hadn't thought to look in this shop sooner, but we have them now and along with a set of old school dominoes (which were also on the request list as a result of Toybox) they've been very well loved and appreciated this weekend.

The best part by far though, was the improvement in my littlest big boy's health. The sparkle in his eyes, the cheeky grin on his face and the devilish demeanour, all resurfaced from their dormant state. Although he is rather troublesome with his climbing on the dining chairs, standing and attempting to ride them across the floor, rodeo style. I would choose troublesome in a second, as opposed to the miserable, motionless little babe from a couple of days ago. Health really is the most valuable possession we can have. 


  1. Hope you are on the mend ... being sick just sucks!!
    And your boys are just so damn cute - but you just want to squeeze them with cuddles.

  2. Pleased to hear you are both on the mend... nothing like a couple of new toys to keep the kids occupied! gxo

  3. Your boys are gorgeous! We have been swamped in sickness this past week. Just coming good now I think. Glad to hear you are all on the mend.

    Love the blocks. My little ladies adore block building.


  4. Gorgeous pics.
    It's so fabulous to see the little people resurrect themselves. We take their energy levels for granted until they're hit for six. We had the locum here last night. Be gone infections - roll on Spring.
    I have just discovered a little treasure trove for unique toys and am loving buying gifts there. Makes a lovely change from the mountains of plastic landfill in the stores.

  5. Oh, I love how you can find a positive in any situation! (Love how you didn't quite last two days though!)

    And those blocks? They are so good they will be around for the grandkids too, I reckon!


  6. Glad to hear you're both on the mend. I'm way too reliant on sugar too, in any form. I can't go a day without it but I really need to stop.

    And the blocks are fantastic. I've been wanting something like that forever and i've never been able to find them.

    Oh and so happy for you on your win for the makeover with Corrie. Can't wait to see how you go. You deserve it babe xox

  7. diet pepsi and swedish fish are my vices.

    Happy to see the little guy feeling better.

    Glad both are doing well.

    I remember those blocks when I was a kid. they were great to play with


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