My life in Ipswich - incorporating One Step at a Time, my account of how I am slowly changing my life

Sunday, 17 April 2011

So fed up.............

The sun is shining and I'm marking coursework. What sane person does that on such a lovely day?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Second Day of the School Holidays

A very mixed day with bits of the dreaded housework being done - not too much mind you as I had a book to read. I got 'High Wages' by Dorothy Whipple from the library the other day but not had a chance to start it.

It's really good and I'm certainly enjoying having time to read it. Just wish the copy I borrowed had this original cover.
I also did a little bit in the garden - clearing weeds from the patio. Getting the garden sorted is going to be quite a long job as we have really neglected it for quite a while. Still come the end of July I will have loads of time - a bit late for this year but I can get a head start for next year.

Monday, 11 April 2011

A Day in Ipswich with Sian and Ella

Today I met up with Sian and baby Ella in Ipswich. Then it was first stop Early Learning where we did a lot of looking but no buying. The shop has really changed since the 80s when I used to visit with my three and they spent ages playing with the brio trainset. Today there was no trainset and although they still have some lovely toys, there was some definite gender marketing. This would have been a definite 'no no' in the 80s when all the toys were aimed at both genders. Really feel the shop has down graded itself and would love it to go back to those 'good old days'.

Then it was off to some of the cheap shops - Wilkinsons and Poundland to look at the gardening bits. I got a gardening bag for all the weeds and cuttings but didn't realise how big it was - its huge and really not that practical. Sian wanted Boots for baby bits and then we went to a Eco nappy shop. For those who haven't seen a nappy for years - they have changed from this:

to this: For those who have never visited, Ipwich is a lovely town - full of old buildings

and with a lovely waterfront:

but unlike its neighbouring Norwich, Ipswich doesn't seem to know how to market itself.

Anyway after a long morning we stopped and had jacket potatoes in the Buttermarket, and I was introduced to the delights of the baby changing area there. Soon it was time to kiss Sian and Ella goodbye but not for too long as I'll be seeing them again on Saturday.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Thursday, 7 April 2011

On my mind.......

This post is part of a challenge set by Rhonda at Down to earth

To take part, all you have to do is post a photo, write a short caption explaining it, and link it back to her blog. .

...... is Ella, my gorgeous granddaughter. I can't wait til Saturday when I will see her again and of course will also see her mum, Sian, and her dad, Ian. They live about 45 mins away in Halesworth, which means I don't get to see her quite as often as I'd like.