rmc28: Rachel with manic grin holding up wrist with new watch on (watch)
[personal profile] rmc28
I got a new watch today. I haven't had a working watch since December: I had one dead-battery rotary, and one working-but-back-falling off digital. I finally got enough grip to remember to take them both with me on an errand into town on Wednesday, and confirmed that it would basically cost as much to repair either of them as it would to get a new one.

Since December, I have found it really frustrating not being able to flick a quick glance at my wrist to tell the time, but having to drag out my phone from a pocket or bag. The ridiculous relief when I got my new! shiny! watch! on my wrist today was overwhelming - five months' pent-up frustration I think.

Anyway, I vented a bit of my excitement on twitter, and my friend asked for a "bad internet photo of it on your wrist" so I obliged, and decided it would do as a new icon too.

Today has also featured a family expedition into town:
  • Watching The Gruffalo's Child at Cambridge Arts Theatre.
  • Buying an Angry Birds hat on impulse for Charles
  • Lunch at Pizza Express for the four of us. We got two children's meals and Nico ate between a quarter and a third of his and then requested a feed.
  • Shopping for new shoes and new non-school clothes for Charles.
  • Shopping for shallow plates for Nicholas to eat from, as he'd done well with the shallow bowl in the restaurant.
Nico helpfully slept through all of the shopping in my sling, and woke up only when I sat down at home again. Since then he has been toddling industriously around the house, amicably torturing the cat (who is too old or too tolerant to run away) and repeatedly stealing my phone and/or the tv remote control. He's definitely a toddler now, not a baby.

Some phone-photos from today behind the cut:

Perusing the menu
[Nico smiles at the camera from the baby seat, brandishing the children's menu]

Chef Charles
[Charles lounges in his chair, sporting the complimentary white paper chef's hat that comes with the children's menu]

Silly Red Hat Charles
[Charles wearing his new Angry Bird hat, sticking out his tongue at the camera]

Nico attacks his starter
[Nico smiling while grabbing at bits of vegetables pulled from the child's starter salad.]

Date: 2013-05-19 00:57 (UTC)
kalypso: (Jarriere)
From: [personal profile] kalypso
Definitely a toddler!

I hope you had less trouble buying the watch than I did last time.
Me: Hullo, I want to buy a watch. I don't want a piece of jewellery, I want something that shows the time and date. I like those two.
Shop Assistant: Oh! But wouldn't you like this one with diamante round the rim?
Me: No, I want to look at those two.
This went on for a lot longer than you'd expect.

Date: 2013-05-19 20:58 (UTC)
emperor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] emperor
I'm sure I moaned all over LJ when my watch broke at a conference in Maastricht last summer and couldn't be fixed. The new shiny is ridiculously over-specced (solar-powered, radio-adjusted, compass, altimeter, ...) but does make me very happy. And, like you, I really like having the time readily available.

Date: 2013-05-20 20:03 (UTC)
nanila: little and wicked (mizuno: lil naughty)
From: [personal profile] nanila
Nico! So cute! And Charles is looking resplendent in his headgear.

Date: 2013-05-23 21:29 (UTC)
ceb: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ceb
Love the new userpic; that's *exactly* how I feel when I sort out lack-of-watch :-)


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