On Evelina's first birthday, I proudly presented her with the quilt that I had lovingly made for over a year (so started when she was not even yet born). I had chosen gorgeous Tilda fabrics and roughly followed a pattern. My inexperience did not matter because the end result was lovely and special. When I… Continue reading A Quilt Made with Love
It is not his birthday (that was five months ago almost) and it is not any other important date but I just had this powerful realisation that if I didn't write today, right now, while I am thinking of it, I might never write this poor lad a blog post telling you all how amazing… Continue reading Two Years Five Months
Woken at 8am - oh no it's 9am (thanks daylight savings) with cuppa, cards (three from Lina and one from Austin) and a fab present (a cinema light box which I am super stoked about). Rush to get ready for church - Evelina's first Rainbows service.Church - nice hymns and people. Evelina told the congregation… Continue reading My Mother’s Day
Tomorrow, I will be forty years old. I thought for sure by the time I got to this ripe old age, I would feel more grown up but maybe that's the big secret that no child knows: there is no one moment when you feel like you have it all together. I wrote my list… Continue reading Almost Forty
A sip of bubbly and a midnight kiss Jools Holland Highlights of Glastonbury with familial commentary A cheeky lie-in A proper breakfast (table laid and everything) David Attenborough Lunch followed by a game of Pie Face Rubbish TV A chilly walk around the block A nap on the sofa Elementary season 3 Sherlock!!!! Rude Tube… Continue reading Day One
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
I have just been on a boat on the Norfolk Broads with Mum, Dad and Lina for a couple of days so I am sitting at the computer swaying slightly but feeling pretty good about the face that I managed to post a picture every single day in July using the Fat Mum Slim prompts.I won't… Continue reading Mission Accomplished
We are in Blackpool to celebrate my brother's 40th birthday. It's been a blast. See my Instagram for more pics.
I am getting so, so excited for our holiday in Cape Cod (and other bits of Massachusetts). We have just 22 days to go and we are starting to firm up our plans. I might even have to create an itinerary. I do love an itinerary.