So, she wants to play the violin….

Big Girl, had a trial violin lesson, at school a few weeks ago, and was very excited by the idea of playing the violin, and has been asking if she can have lessons. The school, seems to have pushed the idea quite hard, and sent several letters home, with details of lessons and offering a […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Crazy Golf at the beach!

We had a lovely trip to Brighton on Saturday, and ended our day with a round of Crazy golf. Both children loved it, and much cheating and not so subtle placing of balls in the correct holes instead of hitting them went on! I think Small Boy is more likely to play hockey at school, […]

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What is a grommet?

I have had a lot of people ask me “so what exactly is a grommet and what does it do?”. Small Boy is due to have a small procedure, under general anaesthetic, next week, to insert grommets into both of his ears. The correct term for the procedure is Myringotomy  and insertion of grommets. It […]

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Poonami…

This blog post’s alternative title is “if you have a baby, don’t ever leave the house without a spare nappy.” Like, me you might live to regret that… One of the basic rules of parenting a baby or toddler still in nappies, is that if you are leaving the house, for a trip out, you […]

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I am angry. This is not how it should have been.

It’s hard to write this post, because I realise that I sound ungrateful and resentful, and I do know, that there are other people, families and parents out there going through far worse, than what we have experienced. I am not very good at expressing myself verbally, so I am writing it all down, in […]

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The blog post where I talk about sleep, AGAIN!

Unrelated but annoyed looking cat. Sums up how we feel about sleep… Oh look, she’s blogging about sleep, or lack of it, again, I hear you mutter. Yes, I am going to talk about sleep, and probably sound a bit whiney, but this is more of an update post, than anything else. We recently discovered that […]

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Happy Birthday Small Boy!

This time three years ago, labour was starting. You were on your way. 5 days late, and your birth had some highs and lows, with the fear of meconium aspiration, and that you were in distress. You entered the world as you meant to go on, letting your presence be known, with a little drama […]

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I hate being the tooth fairy…

I read a blog post recently by the lovely Tara who blogs at Sticky Fingers, on the topic of  wobbly teeth,  and I chuckled and agreed with her, because frankly, I am not excited by the whole child loosing teeth thing, and it actually grosses me out, but  I kind of put it to the […]

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