It’s been an interesting few days, with Grandma and Grandpa departing. Small Boy doesn’t understand that they have gone far away, and keeps asking when they will be coming back, and then gets all sad when I tell him they have gone back to South Africa, which hurts my heart. He was just starting to […]READ MORE
This week, I got a bit of a fright and also had a minor panic attack. The fright was induced by having weighed myself using the scales in the local pharmacist for the past two weeks, which had given me the weight readings I kind of expected. When I went and bought a set of […]READ MORE
I cannot believe Big Girl goes back to school this week, and Small Boy starts nursery at the end of this month. I am stunned at how fast the summer holidays have been this year. What we’ve been up to this week: We had a lovely time at the local sandpit park, in Petersham, Small […]READ MORE
I have NO idea what was going on here, but it involved Grandma, and two small children. I am sure someone can come up with something suitable? Don’t forget to click and join at the Mammasaurus blog, use the linky below!READ MORE
Welcome to my Friday’s Rants from the Soap Box in my Living Room. A small space in the week where I can have a chunter about things that have made me twitch with annoyance or made me question if the world has gone mad or not…. I also linked up with MummyBarrow for her Ranty Friday. You […]READ MORE
(picture source) Last week, we had a really bad day. I had a bad parenting day. We all seemed to have woken up in bad moods, and both the children, in their own ways, were not their usual selves. Small Boy had more tantrums that he usually does and Big Girl was whiny, and seemed […]READ MORE
We live about 5 minutes walk away from Petersham Meadows. In the Spring and Summer, the National Trust grazes cows in the meadow. The children and I love to go and see them, and on this perfect summer morning, I took my first #getfitmummy solo 3 mile walk/slow jog since my ankle injury and had […]READ MORE
I am linking up this post with The Oliver’s Madhouse for Magic Moments and I am kind of cheating this week, because I normally would do a Magic Moment post then a separate #GetFitMummy update, but we have had a very busy family filled weekend with LSH’s parents, trying to make the most of the […]READ MORE
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