We spent Wednesday with the Beans, celebrating SB’s 6th birthday; a jolly nice time was had by all and it was lovely to see T-bird, Katy, NattyEm and others too. I was extremely tired and definitely a bit discontected; i was certainly aware of it and i’m sure other people were too. Sorry about that 😕
Yesterday was another morning of very normal normals, followed by the arrival of my dad in the afternoon, who brought lunch with him. The children were delighted by bottle of Ribena, which Josie promptly tipped all over the carpet. Hurrah for the Ady Machine.
The girls all had a lot of fun with him while i went out on a bike ride which i nearly, but not quite, regretted ever starting. The wind was blowing in a completely opposite direction to normal so all the hard bits were easy and all the easy bits hard. The most bizarre moment was a little slope towards the end that i normally coast down at about 14 mph, i had to pedal hard to get down it at 8mph! 😯
When i got back, to find rounds of Mario Kart and Stick Cricket in progress, we doled out a set of ‘Free From’ nutty bars that my Dad had brought, mainly for Ams as they had no milk etc in them. By half a bar in, Amelie was frantically scratching at her tongue, which came up in little spots and was stinging, then she got hives to the side of her mouth and shortly after that she was violently sick. (Ribena vomit, thank heavens for the Ady Machine 🙄 ) As soon as she’d been sick, all the itching subsided.
It was completely bizarre; she’s never shown any evidence of a nut allergy, though i haven’t particularly let her have them but i just can’t see how it was anything else. The bars had cashews, hazelnuts and brazils in them, though they did say “not for peanut allergy sufferers” too – and i’ve got a vague feeling a family member had an aversion to Brazils in the past. But.. .well, i’m just baffled really and i can hardly bear the thoguht of having to cut out yet another thing. Milk is bad enough 🙁
Ho hum. Anyway, kids will probably Hama for 2 days now – i’m on the month of my life again as i need to shift as much as i can this month so as to make the end of the tax year bearable so i’ve really got to work it. i couldn’t risk not getting in all the new things, but it is going to make the next 3 weeks ‘interesting’ to say the least.