We went for a family outing today ‘up the Chevin’ near Otley. Elsie dog (who must be a babe in dog land) attracted the attentions of a shaggy young pup. A Golden Labradoodle. I don’t know if he just wanted her for her stick or not, but their frolicking was quite a thing to behold on valentines day. Poignant reminders… Read more →
Today lucky little lady Sophie and her amazing godmother Fi, or m8 as she is known to our children, went into town for some quality godmother/goddaughter time. Both arrived home with beautiful painted nails from a proper nail bar in town. They had hot chocolate and even a mooch around the shops, stopping for a browse in Sophie’s favourite ‘Claires… Read more →
Song time at Toy Library is a favourite of Annie’s. Throughout the day she will often continue singing. She made me laugh with her version of three currant buns. Normally they are in a bakers shop but Annie sings, “Three currant buns in a bacon shop”. What a little cutie.
Eirene came up with the name Dylis. This means ‘perfect, true and reliable.’ I hope so. She’s a bit of a beast and looks a bit like a hearse. Very comfy though. Boasting a 3 litre V6 Diesel, she should transport all 6 of us, and Elsie, the dragondrop adventure dog from A to B in comfort. We said a… Read more →
Happy birthday Annie-Mo, you gorgeous little bundle of life and energy. You entered our house with a bump and turned all our lives upside down, made us rethink so much and brought change all round for the better. I wish you a wonderful year of happiness, joy, adventure, people you love and massive hugs, great stories and fun. Love you… Read more →
Today was world book day. Sophie went to school dressed as one of goldilocks’s three bears or as she secretly knew, in her pyjamas. Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture of her but I did get a picture of Annie-Mo and her friend playing with rice and lavender at the kitchen table. They happily sat, quietly engrossed, pouring and scooping… Read more →
My birthday celebrations started Friday evening with a ‘pink pants party’. A novel Sophie and I had been reading together explained how pink pants ward off any Friday the 13th nastiness. Sophie and I liked this idea and I decided to incorporate it as my party theme. Another idea I liked was to ask if my guests would like to… Read more →
Today in town Sophie stood mesmerised by a lady playing violin. Sophie is always drawn to the sound of the violin and loves watching and listening to fellow violinists playing. The lady didn’t seem perturbed by the little girl giving her a Paddington bear hard stare as she busked.
I am sat writing this in a church hall surrounded by children from the scouting movement, rehearsing for this year’s ‘Gang Show’. Sophie is stood at the front of the crowd singing her little heart out. She loves preforming so Gang Show is perfect for her. If the quality of this year’s event is the same level as previous years,… Read more →
Sophie had a great time making a snowman today with her friends after school
Hurray, it’s the weekend. I have just had my hair done which means zero hair maintenance all weekend and brilliant hair, even on pyjama days. Matt is cooking lovely dishes all weekend and has said he will get up with Annie-Mo if she wakes in the night. I have nothing I need to do until Sunday except encourage Sophie to… Read more →
Mischievous things I have found Annie-Mo doing recently; Drinking the dog water through a straw. Putting all the clean towels in the bath whilst it’s filling up. Drinking the guinea pig water. Raiding the fridge and tipping all the sweetcorn on the floor then eating some of it. Raiding the spice drawer, sneaking off with a big bag of cinnamon… Read more →
Tomorrow the children start back to school. The Christmas holidays have been and gone in a flash of tinsel and fairy dust. We have all had a lovely chilled out time with lots of food and wonderful people passing through the house. Our home has been warm and inviting thanks to our new nest thermostat. Already our 2015 calender is… Read more →
Every year we make a calendar full of images we’ve taken through the year of our family. Sometimes, I’ll take a photo and think.. That’s [inset month here] sorted. I like this photo, so chances are, it’ll make the calendar cut. It was taken on a beautiful walk a few of us took just before lunch (Russian New Year Salad)… Read more →
Here is a picture of the dragondrop family enjoying milkshakes from our new glasses. Based on the mason jar our jar/glasses have handles and lids with coloured Straws. Absolutely perfect for filling with delicious drinks and hopefully sturdy enough to withstand the the children on dishwasher duty.