I’ve failed with writing my post last week and I’m feeling a little down about it. I had all my bullet points ready but life got in the way and for some reason, I never got around to writing it.
Amy is off sick again – once again it’s her tonsils and sinuses playing up and I’m so fed up with it all. Surgery can’t come quick enough! Obviously, no mother wants to see her child go under the knife but I just want Amy to have a decent quality of life again. Sure, there are more serious things out there than repeated tonsillitis and ear infections but it’s really affecting Amy’s interactions with other people and it’s getting really frustrating for her – and for me. Surgery is scheduled for 3 May, so it’s another 2 months of sleepless nights and breathing struggles, but hey, at least spring seems to be around the corner. I’ve seen the first snowdrops this week and I can’t wait for warmer temperatures and outdoor fun.
Now, let’s have a chat about the last week, though…
I’ve read two free box sets that came with a book I downloaded onto my Kindle ages ago. One was called ‘Slammed’ – hold your horses, it was about a quarterback – okay, and his on and off girlfriend and urgh, she was just utterly annoying. It was a kind of coming of age story, so you would expect the protagonists to make some questionable choices and not be strong and self-assured characters yet, but the female lead was so frustrating that I was tempted to put the book aside on more than one occasion.
The second series was called ‘Protector’ and was about a former Navy Seal who had been hired to protect a wealthy daughter whose sociopathic ex-boyfriend was stalking and threatening her. Personally, I found the story much more intriguing because of the psychological issues that both protagonists were struggling with. The female came to terms with life after a physical and emotionally abusive relationship and the male lead tried to deal with PTSD in his life after the Navy.
It’s been all about Ewige Helden and The Bachelor again for me this week. I’ve also been to the cinema twice. On Tuesday, Amy and I watched Bibi und Tina, a German kids film all about horses, friendship and girl power with a bit of music thrown in for good measure.
On Saturday, I went to the cinema with my sister and her boyfriend and we watched Fifty Shades Darker which was a very restricted version of the book (obviously) but still really good. I know this might sound a bit odd, but I loved the humour in it. I think the emotional side of the story came a bit short, though, but I guess that’s always a problem when you have to compress an entire book into 90 minutes. Jamie Dornan totally made up for it, I won’t try and tell you he didn’t! Have you watched Fifty Shades Darker yet? What did you think of it?
Inspired by the 50 Shades Darker soundtrack, I listened to a lot of Sia this week. I just love her voice and I really hope she’ll go on tour in Germany soon, so I can see her live. I bet she’s amazing. For some reason, I’ve also been big on Mr. Big (haha, see what I did there?) this week. I don’t know what it is but I’m obsessed with 90s music. I think I’ll prefer it to current hits in 95% of the cases if I had to choose.
I’ve helped out at kindergarten this week and prepared a three-course meal with 32 kids between 5 and 6 years. A chef came in to talk about healthy eating, nutrition, food preparation and we created three different dishes.
As a starter, we had a mixed salad with a lemon and yoghurt dressing. The main was homemade pasta with a tomato and turkey sauce and as a dessert, we made pancakes with apple compote and a quark dip. The kids loved every second of it, but I think every adult involved needed a stiff drink in the evening. Juggling 32 excited kids in a kitchen is bloody hard work!
Nothing special really. I very much live in ankle boots, jeans and some sort of top but I’m currently on the hunt for a lightweight rain jacket for my trip to Iceland. Finding something that’s good quality, fashionable and plus size is quite the challenge but I still have 3 weeks, so I’m hopeful I’ll find something that does the job and doesn’t break the bank. If you have any suggestions, let me know!
Did you celebrate International Women’s Day this week? I surprised my mum with some flowers because she’s the most important woman in my life. Who is yours?