So, I had nothing inspiring for Sat Cap today, but after browsing my photos archives looking for something else, I found this, and thought it was worthy. LSH, sandcastle architect in his spare time, with his little assistant. I was 8 weeks pregnant with Little Man, and feeling so ill, with the start of HEG, […]READ MORE
I have not been around as much, and the blog has been a bit neglected, and I have taken what was a few days of a break, that has turned into more than that. I have posted the odd post, but not been on my usual form. I was astounded this week, to learn that […]READ MORE
This is the blog post where I confess that whilst I am not a hoarder, or a keeper of junk or clutter, that there is one thing or many things, that I do keep and treasure… The artwork my children produce. I love it, all of it, the sticky, glittery creations, the painted pictures, the […]READ MORE
So I have taken a few days out from blogging, more on that tomorrow. But we have of course got our usual weekly round up of photos, and I know that my Mother in Law likes to have a gander at our weeks gallivants, being so far away, in South Africa, it’s nice for her […]READ MORE
This week, it’s short and simple. Dear government, to whom we pay a ridiculous amount of tax, which as far as I can work a fair bit of is wasted. PLEASE STOP TREATING ALL PARENTS LIKE IDIOTS! Just because there is a percentage of the population who do need help parenting and children out there […]READ MORE
So our school is participating in WOW week and one of the themes has been penguins. Mummy was slightly scared when she got a note in my school bag to say that I needed a penguin costume, and that my little brother needed a penguin mask. She says she isn’t very good at crafts! She […]READ MORE
by Emma Oliver So your baby is inconsolable and having trouble feeding. Maybe it’s colic? Or is there more to it? As a mother, sometimes it’s simply a matter of gut instinct… From one day old, my daughter Esme suffered with severe colic and a burning silent reflux. Hardly surprising then, she screamed around the […]READ MORE
Another week in photos. This week, it has been half term, and we have laid low, other than a brief trip to Kew Gardens, and spent a lot of time in our pj’s being lazy, watching movies, eating popcorn, and I also managed to get SO MUCH DONE, in terms of sorting, cleaning, tidying, and […]READ MORE
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