I’m not normally one for doing things like the current 10 Year Challenge, not for any other reason than I don’t usually get around to it, so I find it a little odd that I have this time. I am glad that I have though. I guess it is the benefit of sharing so many… Continue reading My 10 Year Challenge
One of my favoured ways to start a Sunday morning is to shout at the politics shows that fill the TV schedule. With recent events in mind, I assumed this morning my frustration would be focused entirely on the B word, but perhaps even I have become bored of that subject because what actually got me fired-up was a story at the end of BBC Breakfast News. The slot normally saved for light-hearted, feel good features.
I have been a bit uninspired recently with home activities. Trying to keep two children of different ages interested without causing irreparable damage to the house has been a difficult task to juggle. But as it is the Dude's last week at preschool, I decided we should at least make an effort with the Thank You cards.
Dear darling child who is rushing so fast into the future I am writing this letter to you as you are about to say goodbye to your preschool world. A world that once seemed so unfamiliar and daunting but has now become a second home. All those routines and faces will be lost to you soon but will stay with me forever.
There are lots of amazing stages of childhood, first smiles, first steps, first bike rides and I hear that first sleeping through the nights is pretty awesome too but at 4 years in we are still eagerly waiting for that one, milestone card eagerly in hand!
This week's attempts to find the wonder in the ordinary were hampered by a snotty, teething one year old. Having another living, breathing human want to be in physical contact with you at all times and at all costs can make it hard to see the joy in the small things. Don't get me wrong,… Continue reading Ordinary Wonders: week two – selfless love
I have decided to write about the small things that often go unnoticed, as a way of really focusing in on the details that are much more important to me than the dishes in the sink or the clothes in the laundry basket, the ordinary wonders of our family life. This week’s ordinary wonder is a puddle jumping boy!
To celebrate World Book day, we loaded up the car with our wellies and headed to Anglers Country Park to sample the delights of their Room on the Broom Adventure Trail.
North Yorkshire has been home to us for a little under a year and one of the first places we visited was Bolton Abbey. The first time we stepped through the gate, a spell was cast and now we can never go more than a month or so before being drawn back – I am assuming this is because the place is amazing rather than us being unimaginative in our days out!
Officially, I have been a Stay At Home Mum for a little under a year. Unfortunately, I missed all the induction days for this role, am still patiently waiting for my contract and most importantly, was never given the phone number required for calling in sick.
The thing I love the most about becoming a mummy – obviously excluding the kisses, cuddles and I love yous – is that just when I thought I knew who I was, along came this 7lbs 4oz of pure adorableness to show me how little I did in fact know about myself, or anything else for that matter.