Last night, snuggled up in bed after a long day I reached for my kindle only to discover it showing the ‘kindle face of death’. This is a complaint that all of our e-readers eventually display. There seems to be no reason. The devices are looked after as carefully as our newborns, cradled in padded sleeves when not in use… Read more →
Jay made me smile today as he told me about his class mates, one of whom, he described as having, ‘down-town syndrome’.
Summery loveliness Apple juice Frozen raspberries Whizz it up in a blender Pour into champagne flute and top up with fizz. Yum.
Today we went to the Valley Gardens play park. Our inspiration was to hand out flyers advertising our friend Belinda’s ‘multi hula hooping’ class. Sophie brought her loom band kit to sell bracelets she had made and Annie enjoyed playing on the swings whilst Belinda and I chatted to the mum’s in the park. It was a very pleasant way… Read more →
Here are some funny pictures of Sophie.
We were lucky enough to be invited to attend two weddings yesterday. Matt’s brother Martin married Charlotte in a beautiful ceremony and afterwards we joined everyone in a lovely reception held at Charlotte’s family farm. There was a photo booth with a full box of dressing up props to play with. Annie didn’t like the donkey head sombrerro combo Felix… Read more →
Nanty Nina’s friend Kate mentioned that there was’t enough pictures of Nanty Nina and us. So this is for you Kate, a picture of Nanty Nina, Annie, Tinana and I.
Tonight was the school disco. Sophie has been preparing for the limbo section all week on the way to school. Since the rain started, overhanging branches on our daily comute have been bending lower and lower. Simply ducking to avoid them isn’t enough, Sophie has been loudly encouraging me to follow her suit and limbo underneath. ‘Limbo mama, limbo’, she… Read more →
Uncle Mumbley Jumbley to our children, Eddie to his colleges at Rockstar or Chris Edwards to the rest of the world was an amazing man. I first met him one evening when Matt and I, his new girl friend, were doing the rounds of introducing me to all his best friends. Chris was so welcoming. He loved Star Wars and… Read more →
Whilst Annie was asleep today, I took the opportunity to prepare what I am to wear tomorrow and on Saturday. Often, with so many children running about, it’s almost impossible to find the right items of clothing, and with time of the essence on both days, a little forward planning won’t go amiss. I did feel rather strange though, as… Read more →
Annie and I joined our friends Chloe and Ozzie at Christ Church toddler group. It wasn’t too manic and Annie has a wonderful time playing in the tunnel.
Wishing my best Dad and the children’s best Irish Grandad a very happy birthday and a year of great health, happiness, love and laughter.
I am sat in Asda car park awaiting my click and collect shopping. Its another sunshiney day and I am looking forward to spending the day up at a friend’s house in the country. First things first though collect groceries then head home to make a tirimisu. I don’t think today’s detox will withstand this temptation.
Annie-mo, Elsie and I enjoyed a walk with Elsie’s best friend Bruce and his lovely owner. Sitting on the grass watching Annie experiencing a field of buttercups for the first time, I took some photographs trying to frame that perfect moment in the sunshine. Later on, the sky decided to put on her best colours. One last spectacular finale before… Read more →
Currently Matt and I are on a detox diet for a month. We have given up meat, dairy, caffeine and sugar, basically allow our favourite things. The children are amused and bemused. Sophie is very supportive and kind towards her parents who obviously have a screw loose to think of giving up such yummy things. Felix is ignoring the fact… Read more →