I've had a really enjoyable day today and laughed so much that my sides ache. One of my challenges this year is to do something each month for me, and I decided that the thing I'd do this month is spend a girly day with Eleanor.
Eleanor's 15 and she's really good company. When I was expecting her, I could never imagine myself having a daughter. I don't know if it was becuase I already had a son or if it was because I'm not very girly myself, but I'm so pleased that I've got her. Don't get me wrong, I love Daniel just as much, but it's lovely having a daughter and getting to do girly things with her.
We started off the day by going to a local shopping centre for a look around the shops. Eleanor needed some new leggings and she also got a few tops as well as a new bag. We had a look in a few charity shops and I came away with a couple of books for the bargain price of 99p, buy one get one free. By this time it was midday, so we popped in to the dentist's as Eleanor had an appointment.
Everything was fine with Eleanor's teeth, so we popped back home to let Archie out for a wee before heading off to the local pub for a pub lunch. I'm supposed to be trying to lose some weight, but this is the second meal out I've had this week. On Tuesday evening, we went over to York to take Daniel for a meal to celebrate his birthday, he was 19 yesterday. Anyway, back to today's meal. Eleanor had a voucher for a free sundae for dessert, but the sundae she chose involved a milk shake and the machine was broken so she was told that she could choose any other dessert off the menu instead. She was very cheeky and asked if that included a dessert which was meant to be shared between two, she's a greedy girl.
Well, when it was brought to the table, we couldn't believe our eyes. It had eight scoops of ice cream in it, two Twix fingers, Maltesers, M&M's, cookies, cream and chocolate sauce. The restaurant staff were laughing and said that she couldn't leave until she'd finished it all.
They brought two spoons, but I literally only had two spoonfuls of ice cream, Eleanor ate the rest.
It got to the point where she just couldn't eat any more, but I have to say that there wasn't much left in the bottom of the bowl at this point.
We came home to spend the rest of the afternoon cuddled on the sofa with Archie, and watched a Rom-Com which Eleanor got for Christmas, 27 Dresses.
I didn't think that after all the food she'd scoffed at lunch time, Eleanor would have any room left for more, but she still managed some of the pick and mix sweeties she'd filled a cup with during our shopping trip.
I've had a really lovely day with my girly.