Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

August 17, 2008

This is ... how I like to spend my weekend

Sewing (main picture, right): while Mr HB is home, I have the opportunity to sew without Bargy pressing the sewing machine pedal or stuffing reels of thread in his mouth sideways

Reading (top left): I love the weekend papers, but I've been gradually refining my reading. Before the kids were born I read almost cover-to-cover, including the business section (3 hours). After the Argy arrived I skim-read the newspaper and pored over the magazines (2 hours). After Bargy arrived I pulled out the magazines and ditched the newspaper (1 hour). These days I whip out the magazine, turn to page 37 and see if there is anything remotely worth cooking. Always disappointing, if that's not the location of this week's recipe page.

Coffee (middle left): too much is never enough on the weekend

Pilates (bottom left): I'd like to pretend that I'm the fit and sporty type. But I'm not. I'm doing pilates to address structural failure caused by bringing two giganta-babies into the world. Argy was 10lb 1oz and Bargy was predicted to blow out to 11lb. Mercifully they whipped him out early in a sun-roof exit.

Thank you to The Bird Bath for this week's theme and to Angela at Three Buttons who hosts This is ...


  1. Ah, sounds like a lovely way to spend the weekend! I'm with you on most of them (bar the pilates! and swap coffee for tea, delicious!).

  2. That sounds like a good weekend! Have to laugh about the sun roof exit, too funny.

  3. My son loves to tie one end of my cotton and see if he can run round the rest of the house with the other end, so I can totally relate to that.
    I wouldn't be too worried about the granny square if you can produce children that big and healthy - you've done enough.

  4. I like Pilates too

  5. I had a sewing day at my girlfriends today and now I realise how difficult it is to sew when someone is trying to turn the handle or pull up the presser foot at the same time, or trying to escape with the scissors!

  6. Sounds like a lovely way to spend any day-not just the weekend!

  7. hehe, you are funny!
    Yes a few re-adjustments after the kids crash in on the weekends :)

  8. I have no kids but still only read the magazine parts on the weekends... *blush* And yeah, I always flick to the recipes first!

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend a weekend!

  9. 11lb babies! - my eyes are watering at the thought and I thought Boo was big at 9lb!

    You deserve a sit down with a magazine!

  10. hey nice to meet you!
    i loooooove the view from your study
    that is heaven to me!

  11. Oh! The mushroom fabric! I had a roll of this in my hand at Spotlight on Sunday, then reminded myself how much other fabric I have and put it back! I'd love to see what you make with it :)

    Whoa, your babies were rather large!

  12. sounds like an awesome weekend! I love the bit about Bargy putting the cotton reels in his mouth, reminds me of my Wil who pinches my snips and cuts all my overlocker threads.
    with you on the coffee too, can you ever have too much?

  13. Your weekend sounds alot like mine although I am still at the magazine reading stage! I am so with you on the coffee!

  14. Sounds like a good weekend. Love your photos to go with the post!


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