My Mother’s Day

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 that’s what she loves about me is when I say don’t get food on your top over and over and then immediately do that myself. She didn’t say it very clearly so I think most people didn’t catch it but I knew what she said because we were laughing about it the other day. File under: Watch What You Say to Evelina Because She May Repeat it Back in Church Someday. The Rainbows’ pictures of their mums were up on the wall – I spotted me straight away (because of the blue hair similar to one of my cards from this morning!). Evelina brought me over a bunch of daffodils.

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Day One

  • 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
  • Bed time

6 Weeks

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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 before you know it, Halloween and Bonfire Night are gone and winter is coming. (Sidenote: I miss Game of Thrones).

This year, I am cooking Christmas dinner and I just know that I won’t manage to make it half as Martha as I want to make it.

Taking deep breaths…

Half Term Hijinx

20131102-195634.jpgTonight 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 were spectacular for a local display and so much fun to share with our little family.

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Mission Accomplished

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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 be participating for August but I do hope to keep posting here regularly. Expect to see holiday posts (before, during and after!) about our upcoming US trip, panic posts about planning, general work anxiety and perhaps some things I have made. 

On that note, I have one project which I must get done before our trip and I will be sharing that here once I have given it as a gift. 10 days to go. No pressure.

Number

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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.

Love

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These people are my favourite people in the world: my own little family, my mum and dad and the best brother ever. When I think of love, these are the people I think of. Of course if I think about food I love, I think of bacon.

Red, White [and] Blue

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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 been before. Because of my course, I had barely let myself think about the trip because I didn’t want to get distracted by the excitement but now I am finished, I can’t wait to start planning and researching. It’s going to be so much fun!