Today I received the news that my eldest son Riley has his place at our preferred high school for September. I cried. Not because he got the place at the school we wanted, it's in catchment, it's a given. I cried because my baby is starting high school. Ok so he's my biggest baby and… Continue reading Where did the time go?
It has been 2 weeks, 6 days and has taken me this long to be able to write this, as I just couldn't face it. Little Esmie, aged 15 months had a sniffle for a couple of days but nothing that bothered her. This day she developed a temperature but we dosed up and carried… Continue reading The scariest day of my life
It's the summer holidays, we've had a rainy holiday in Scotland followed by a rainy holiday in Wales. Yet I still love holidaying in the UK for lots of reasons... The U.K. has so many beautiful places to visit with SO much to do! I DO NOT FLY. Never. Nope. Did I mention I don't fly?...… Continue reading 10 reasons we holiday in rainy old Blighty
Today was spent at the Fairy Fair that happens not far from us and is an amazing event that I discovered last year. Amelie absolutely loved everything fairies and she looked gorgeous in her outfit. From fairy postcards to building fairy houses and fairies on stilts to fairy stalls with goodies galore... with lots of… Continue reading Away with the fairies
Why is a good baby group so hard to find? Well I found a group, not a perfect one and not local but a group all the same. I've been going every Tuesday, it started this year in the hotel we were married in. It's held in the bar area which isn't ideal but the… Continue reading The worst baby group
Wow a very busy weekend had by all! Amelie's dance show was amazing. My beautiful girl made us proud with her ballet and tap routines. The costumes were stunning. Our 7 month old danced like crazy on my lap, which is a new thing that I love! Is it terrible that our ballerina still has… Continue reading Best of the busy
I've had glasses since I was 17 and at college. I spent precisely 17 years hating them up until getting my new glasses late last year. Who knew the bigger frames I've been avoiding all this time would actually suit me! Now I wear them all the time and I don't whip them off every… Continue reading So the eldest needs specs… quite fetching I say.
I never had dance lessons as a child. It never came up as an option and I never asked. I love that my little girl loves dancing. At only just 6 years old she has completed her rosette awards in ballet and tap. Proud mummy alert. We are currently in the throes of preparing for… Continue reading Once upon a ballerina
The excitement, the build up, the preparation, the sleepless night before, the presents, the food, the guests, the cake... and that's just me! I love the kiddo's birthdays. A pottery painting party was a 1st for us. 13 children sitting quietly, concentrating on painting their chosen piece. Bliss. Until... they've finished! Now what?! Over an… Continue reading A princess turns 6
"Oh no the school is ringing"... You always think the worst when you see the number. Maybe it's Amelie's tooth? (she has her first wobbly tooth and is freaking out about it!) Maybe someone is ill? Hurt? So many thoughts before you've even managed to answer the call. So it turns out my eldest (9)… Continue reading The dreaded call from school