Back to Normality

That holiday whizzed by didn’t it? My other half and big two are grumbling this morning as their alarms go off and they have to head back to normality. Syd has until tomorrow, which means I do too.

I have loved having everyone at home, but it does throw a spanner in the works as far as routine is concerned. Now I like a break from routine. I love no lunch boxes or early morning rush. Syd however is a different matter. He may well love being home with everyone all day, but he definitely misses the organised activity provided by his thrice weekly pre-school visits and pyjama clad mornings are leaving him with too many beans come the evening. Tantrums have been plenty, bedtime has gone totally awry and I am looking forward to getting him back to normal!

And I am looking forward to having a break from cheese. And biscuits. And chocolate. As someone who has a tendency to overeat given the weakest of excuses, Christmas has seen me gain a couple of pounds and lose all sense of normal eating. Dinner?! No thanks, I will have some shortbread and then some Wensleydale and cranberry, maybe some Boursin, then chocolate sea horses for afters. I never thought I would say this, but oh how I crave a green leaf of some sort today. Or some homemade soup.

sad christmas tree

We reclaimed the lounge yesterday. The glorious tree, probably the best one we ever had, has gone. It looked so forlorn once the decorations had been removed and I almost felt sorry for it as my other half hack sawed it to get it in the car to take it to the tip. Poor tree. I would have kept you, but frankly I woke up on the second of January and wondered why we had a dead tree in the lounge? It really is a peculiar tradition when you think about it too closely. The fairy lights on the book-case are staying up. I like them, and the teen says it looks very ‘Tumblr’, which I think is a compliment?

So onwards into the new year. 2015. How the jiggins is it 2015? That sounds distinctly futuristic to me and utterly unlike it should be the present. I still think the decade starts with a 19.. most days. I better start the ringing round of leasing agents to remind them we are still looking this morning I guess. There is a mountain of neglected washing nagging me from the corner of my vision and I should definitely get back in the routine of blogging more regularly after enjoying a rather relaxed approach the last fortnight.

Mind you, Syd is still on his Christmas holidays and there is still some shortbread in the tin, and well, normality can wait one more day right?!

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. January 5, 2015 / 9:04 am

    I have mixed emotions about the end of the holidays! In a way I can’t wait to get back into routine as the arguments and bickering is getting worse by the day but it is always sad saying goodbye to the Christmas holidays! Happy New Year to you all!
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  2. January 5, 2015 / 9:18 am

    It’s always like coming out of hibernation once Christmas and New Year’s Eve are over. I didn’t even know which day of the week it was during the holidays, but I’m kind of looking forward to having my every day life back because I can’t wait to get on with things πŸ™‚

    Hope the New Year treats you well and that all your dreams and wishes for the year do come true x

    • January 6, 2015 / 7:42 am

      Oh I totally lost track of days too, felt like a long fortnight of Sundays!
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  3. January 5, 2015 / 9:20 am

    Hard for me to get back into routines as well , I was ill before Christmas ( still am a bit and was only back at work 9 days before we broke up for Christmas * is it half term yet ?!
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    • January 5, 2015 / 2:07 pm

      How lovely that she was so excited to go back! I barely got a grunt out of mine!
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  4. January 5, 2015 / 9:54 am

    Can’t wait to get back to normality here too. Both daughters returned to uni during this weekend and took all the Christmas chocs, biscuits, cake and shortbread with them. Back to healthy eating as of now. Here’s to normality, whatever that might be x
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    • January 5, 2015 / 2:06 pm

      Have failed to eat healthily today, need to pack my treat leftovers off to your dauvhters too I think!
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  5. January 5, 2015 / 10:02 am

    I have my boy still with me today, so we may partake in some biscuits and chocolate too. I wish the holidays lasted longer….
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    • January 5, 2015 / 2:05 pm

      I actualy find the summer holidays easier because they are longer – we develop a routine of a different kind – I find these 2 week ones tricky as we just get sorted into a more relaxed daily pattern and its over!
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  6. January 5, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    I do think everyone is in such a hurry to see the back of Christmas these days it’s sad. I wore a Christmas jumper today and was told it was a bit late for that – well in my book it’s not the end of Christmas until twelfth night – sticks more chocolate in my mouth.

    Enjoy the routine again.
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  7. January 5, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    And I am looking forward to having a break from cheese – this made me laugh A LOT! I need some proper meals here. But absolutely – maΓ±ana!
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  8. January 5, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    The left over decorations look very sad now. I am keen to get on with 2015, but a little bit of me is still mourning Christmas x
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  9. January 5, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    I’m looking forward to some normality but I too love having the children at home. I even feel a bit guilty now that I don’t have to go to school (too teach) whilst they are at school themselves!
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  10. January 5, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    I know EXACTLY what you mean regarding needing a break from cheese. Camenbert and I become good friend over the festive period but only when accompanied by copious amounts of red wine.
    This week Al is a t work and the kids at school and I am going to get everything back on track!
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  11. January 5, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    I know exactly what you mean about the cheese and biscuits…….I have eaten way to many and might even have to buy shares in Gaviscon. I love the kids being home but need to get my house sorted asap. Glad you had a great Xmas and new year xxxx
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  12. January 5, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Back to the Future was set in 2015 wasn’t it? God that makes me feel old.

    We took our tree down this weekend and I’m hating how bare the room looks.

    I have however, had three different types of homemade soup since the New Year, so I’m feeling pretty virtuous!

    Happy New Year to you all x
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  13. January 5, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I’m thinking it’s still Christmas until we’ve eaten the chocolate!

    I also can’t believe its 2015!!! How on earth…

    Happy New Year to you Sonya and I hope you have a wonderful 2015.
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  14. January 5, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Oh dear, that poor tree does look very sad. We bought an artificial one this year which ended up being really good but it also feels like a new room now we’ve taken the thing down – they take up so much space! Tomorrow Little A goes back to school and then it really will be back to normal! Love how Syd loves his routine. X

  15. January 5, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    I can totally relate to all of this post, especially the gaining weight, not eating ‘properly’ throughout, well most of December and loving having everyone home but happy that the kids are going to be back to normal once a routine comes back!
    Oh and shortbread is my favourite part of Christmas, along with Baileys!
    Happy New Year πŸ™‚
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  16. January 6, 2015 / 8:58 am

    Happy new year to you! I must say that even though I wasn’t looking forward to it, I was very happy to drop the kids at school yesterday and get stuck into some work. The house is still dirty, the cupboards are still bare (because who does normal shopping over Christmas?!) and there is still a backlog of washing, but it’s good to be back to normal!
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  17. January 6, 2015 / 9:20 am

    I am glad I am not the only one who thought the whole festive period flew by, I dont feel like ive been away from my work desk at all :o( x
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  18. January 6, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    I know what you mean about the overeating: I managed to have chocolate cake for breakfast for more mornings than I’m going to admit to! You are right though, a dead tree in the living room is quite a weird tradition. Good luck with getting back into the non-Christmas routine. Happy New Year!
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  19. January 6, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    This Christmas, betwixt and New Year has been just wonderful in our home. It is so nice to have everyone around and they all went back on Monday and I miss them soooooooo much!
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  20. January 7, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    I worked during holidays (except Boxing Day and Christmas Day) so it didn’t feel like I had any holidays but I’m glad the festive season is gone now – normality is back and there is no annoying Christmas songs in a radio played billion times a day πŸ™‚ (I love to listen to them but not as often as they play them in a radio).
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  21. January 9, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    I feel like I am still battling the mountains of washing – my kids all got clothes for christmas and I am struggling to find places to put them!
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