Over the Easter holiday break, we went away as a family of four for the first time. I had put off making the decision about whether or not to go since I wasn't sure what kind of baby Austin was going to be and I am still not sure about this - people ask me… Continue reading Our First Family Trip as Four
Put up our Christmas decorations Write and post our Christmas cards / thank you cards from Evelina's birthday Make a handmade gift for the final sew make believe meetup tomorrow night Plan Christmas Day dinner Watch Elf
Time at this time of year seems to move more quickly than during the rest of the year. There are only 6 school weeks until Christmas break and we have the small matter of my first observations at work and a third birthday to prepare for before then. I always want to relish autumn but… Continue reading 6 Weeks
Tonight we attended Lina's first bonfire display which has capped off an incredibly fun half-term week including her first trick or treating adventure, a visit to a farm, baking with Grandma a hair cut for all of us and playing in leaves (one of her own requests for the week). The fireworks at Warwick Racecourse… Continue reading Half Term Hijinx
Happy Independence Day to all my American readers! I am very excited that in just a month and a bit, we will be flying over the pond to visit our American family in Massachusetts to celebrate my auntie and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary. We are staying on Cape Cod, an area we have never… Continue reading Red, White [and] Blue
This is the inside of our fridge and it is looking pretty empty although there is a lot of veg that you can't see lower down. The emptiness is not because we are due a shop but because we are trying to shed some weight before our big trip to the States in just over… Continue reading Cold
Back when I was waist-deep in PGCE stress, one of the things I was looking forward to in June was being able to blog more regularly. I miss writing and am looking forward to writing as much as possible over the summer. Yesterday, we returned from a week in Bognor Regis with ricardo's family. It… Continue reading Back for the Summer
Today is my last day teaching for the summer. My Year 10 group wrote me some messages in their goodbye card and a couple of goodies. We are picking up our new car tonight. Beyond excited for this. Tomorrow, I will be seeing my lovely PGCE buddies who have played a major role in keeping… Continue reading 5 Reasons to be Happy
I haven't managed to make anything for Easter other than my fabric bird but I did add a new decoration to my Easter holiday collection. It is just from Sainsburys but I do like the heart/bird combination.
http://instagram.com/p/VurfBzTfEz/ Our Valentine's evening: prawn pil pil, ribeye steak, red wine, The Raid*, chocolate, love. Perfect. *we have a bit of a tradition of watching action flicks on V day!