Rocking My World Friday...

Hello, happy Friday people. It's that time of the week when I take a few minutes to think about what made me smile over the past seven days. Do it enough times and it really changes the way you think - I recommend giving it a go.

First of all - my poppy arrived. I was really surprised, I thought the dismantling of them all from the Tower would be a mammoth task, that I probably wouldn't see it till the New Year. I was so pleased when it arrived on Wednesday. It's beautiful, still muddy and very, very cold to the touch. We've packed it away again until we can get a vase for it - it's not going outside.
Rocking My World Friday - Tower of London Poppy
Rocking My World Friday - Tower of London Poppy 
The same day was Pheeb's birthday. My baby has turned 14. How can that be? So we had a nice meal out with one of her friends and it was a really lovely day... 
Whoopidooings: Rocking My world Friday
...and what did the big grown up birthday girl ask for? A Build-a-Bear Toothless the Dragon (from How to Train Your Dragon.) Made me so happy!
Whoopidooings: Rocking My World Friday - Build-a-Bear Toothless the Dragon

This sight makes me smile. The Bear has had the Devil in him this week. He's also become a dab hand at trying to play Mummy off against Daddy. And vice versa. He is hyper most of the day, so when he drops... ahhhh, peace.
Don't be deceived by that angelic face!
We went to a uni open day on Saturday - this was to look at their Access course. I was really nervous and I had convinced myself there would be loads of people my age there this time. Nope, still surrounded by fresh faced teenagers. There was a really different vibe to this one than the last one we visited, not in a bad way - just... different. The tutor gave a really good talk and then another really helpful one about building your portfolio. Craig convinced me to hang back and ask some questions, which I'm really glad I did as it really settled my nerves.

I now have to write a personal statement. (Eek!) and apply - they are interviewing in January.

Sticking with the learning stuffs - I got 100% in my last Maths homework - no-one is more surprised than me. We are on the Algebra now though, expect a rapid decline in how I'm doing.

Craig gave me a huge surprise this week - I had spotted this bag the last time we were in Hastings and honestly - talk about drool. It was love at first sight. At nearly £30 though - way to expensive in my eyes. Craig told me not to be disheartened and to look online. Which I did, saw it cheaper and added it to my wishlist to save up for. So imagine my surprise when he walks in all smug and presents it to me this week. For being a brave girl in going to the open days (he's not taking the mickey, he knows how rubbish I am at social situations - really have to psych myself up) and he reckoned I'd need a 'school bag'. *Insert gleeful face here* Isn't it purty?
Rocking My World Friday - Banned Frankie bag
  • Getting the shedio tidy (see my WOYWW post) Next step, going to pretend we're moving and do that kind of declutter of the house.
  • Letting the Bear choose what new mittens he wanted. Showed him the boys crocodile ones and the girls furry mouse ones. He chose the furry mice - whoops, that's me in trouble :D He keeps them on though! Nice toasty hands.
  • Chocolate Kallo rice cakes. So yum and not to naughty.
  • Doing some drawing of an evening.
  • Getting started on the Christmas shopping.

And that, I reckon, will do me this week. How has your week been?
I'm heading over to Virginia's to link up. Why not join us?

Thanks for stopping by today :)


  1. Fabulous post as always, no sign of my poppy yet - not sure when it will arrive! Love the photo of his lordship asleep - the statement butter wouldn't melt come to mind but I have a boy so I know that angelic face! And that bag is fantastic I bet you were over the moon and well done on the open day side of things Carmen - you can do it!

  2. I knew you were a mathemagician :)

    The poppy is beautiful. It's very cool that you have one, though I'm not sure "cool" is the right word? I love that you have one, anyway.

    And Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!

  3. Gosh, your poppy arrived super quick! I like how they presented it too, that's an amazing photo.

    Happy Birthday to Phoebe - 14!!!! Great photo with her happy face all lit up. Reminds me we still have to do Hope's cake, she wouldn't let me take it to the restaurant :(

    That bag had your name written on it, haha.

    Well done you for letting the bear choose his gloves (they sound super cute); he's far more likely to wear them if he's chosen them.

    Have a great weekend,


  4. Such an enjoyable post, Carmen! So pleased you are taking those uni bulls by the horns (go, girl!) And don't be phased by those fresh faced whipper snappers! How wonderful that you have such a supportive partner - and a new bag! Tx

  5. What a great week! No, my poppy hasn't come yet - they don't seem to be sending them in purchase order, obviously! my order no was 419... still I guess it will be here. Just seen twitter though, that thieves are targeting the vans to rob them and sell the poppies on the black market... how despicable is that?!
    Love your bag, and the pics - glad Pheebs had a great day, and love that she still wanted "children's" presents... Your bag is gorgeous - oh, I said that! Love the Bear - hope he has a week being an angel next! xx

  6. Total Bag envy here :-P I'm so pleased you are going ahead with your uni dream :-) I know its probably very scary but you can do it, you have everyone on your side!!

  7. How poetic that your poppy is cold to the touch.
    So proud of you going to the open day xx
    Oooo, nice bag, looks like something from ironfist **drools**

  8. Great post, love the bag. I think you are brave too, I'm pants at new social situations....

  9. Oh that poppy is wonderful! I love it that it is still covered in mud, jx


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