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The Wonders of Frost

I’m still amazed by the everyday things that my children see as fascinating. The mundane, the unnoticed or even the irritations in my life, which elicit gasps and wonder from them. We had one such occurrence last week. It was the weekend, and a cold one. Which meant frost. Which to me means heating on …

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Little Man the Destroyer

If you read my post a few days ago, you’ll know that we’ve not had the best Christmas here, thanks to an evil bug. When the kids haven’t been ill, we’ve still been pretty confined to the house, as everyone recovers, so there’s been a lot of playtime with the new toys – not necessarily …

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The Cathedral Visit

With the somewhat dodgy weather we’ve had here this past week, coupled with it being the week before Christmas, our options for outings have been a little limited. We’ve managed to squeeze in a couple of visits to the park, and one to soft-play, but then what? I’m not going to be ‘popping’ to the …

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They Stopped!

OK, this photo may not mean much to you, or the moment seem remotely remarkable, but to me, it’s precious.. My children are both active. Yes, I know most children are, but mine get called ‘spirited’ – you’re getting me now, aren’t you?! Parents used to cast pitying glances at me when Boo was younger …

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Little Man’s First Love

I have been replaced. Already, at Little Man’s tender age of 15 months, his mummy is no longer his favourite person in the world. I mean, sure, if he’s hurt or needs something, he’ll still toddle to me first, but that’s just convenience, isn’t it? There is a new person in his life. Someone that …

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Where Did My Baby Go?

Yes, yes, ‘they grow so fast’ – you’ve heard that before, right? But, they really do!! I’ve always found that with Boo, but second time round seems to absolutely fly by, and this past week, I’ve looked up and spotted that Little Man is no longer a baby. I’m not too sure when it happened. …

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Father, Daughter

We’ve not seen one of my aunts for several years. No big story, no big fall-out, just one of those things. She’s burst back into our lives now with the love and liveliness that she has always possessed in spades, and with her latest visit, she has come bearing photos. My dad has no pictures …

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We Went Out!

The husband and I don’t have much time together, just the two of us, out and about. We do enjoy lounging about together most evenings at home, so we do have that, but to actually go out, into the world, without children? Well, that’s rare. I can literally count on one hand the amount of …

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Boo is Back

Last week my gorgeous girl was not herself. An evil sick bug took hold of her, and she barely moved for two days, couldn’t keep any food or drink down, and so by the second day, didn’t really speak either as she was so tired and without energy. You can read about the delights of …

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An Impromptu Outing

It’d been one of those days. Not necessarily a bad one, just a fast one! I’d visited a potential school for Boo in the morning, while she had fun with Nanny and Grandad, we enjoyed a visit from my sister-in-law, lunch, Little Man napped, and before I knew it, it was 3.30pm. Generally speaking, Little …

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So Happy Together

My children are growing, as children have a habit of doing..! And as they’re growing up, I see them growing closer together. These are photos taken in the past week.. They play together now. We’ve been fortunate that Boo welcomed and adored Little Man from the first day she met him, as I know that …

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A Little One-on-One Time

Boo now goes to pre-school for two days a week, which means that it’s just me and the Little Man for those days. Now, he does like his naps, so I manage to get some work done in the mornings while he sleeps, and then it’s lunchtime and we’re off out after that. Invariably, ‘off …

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Childhood Memories

I spent a little time getting lost in Pinterest the other day (as can so easily happen), as I was creating a board full of My Childhood memories. With toys, music and TV programmes flooding into my mind – The Flumps anyone? – I was back there again. I was fortunate to have had a …

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Trolley Love

Whenever we go to a supermarket now, Boo likes to sit in the trolley with Little Man. She used to love being free to look at (and grab) everything, but the lure of being in there with her brother must be too tempting! This is very handy for me, as it means that they are …

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