Celebrations

Festive Fun: Christmas 2016

Christmas is a relatively quiet affair in our house.  I’ve mentioned before that the husband only really gets Christmas Day itself off – the rest of the time he’s working and so it’s up to the girls and I to make our own fun. I love the little Christmas Eve traditions that we’ve created over…

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Ella: Ten

Earlier on this week, Ella, my eldest daughter, turned ten years old.  TEN! I can’t believe I’ve been a Mum for a decade.  As clichéd as it probably sounds, it really does feel like only yesterday that I gazed down in awe at the tiny ET look-a-like blinking up at me just moments after making…

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Pumpkins Galore

We’re not really into Halloween all that much in our house.  The girls don’t go trick or treating (I’m not sure I really agree with the idea of them knocking on people’s doors asking for sweets!), we don’t really dress up (unless they get invited to a party) and I don’t decorate the house.  If I’m honest, by…

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Dads and Daughters

A little post in celebration of the wonderful Dads I’m lucky enough to have in my life. I lost my Dad last year to lung cancer.  I’ve written about it in several posts (here’s the first one) on my other blog if you want to know a bit more.  We had a bit of a…

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Mimi: Eight

Mimi turned eight earlier on this week. We’ve been having a bit of a challenging time with her recently and so we wanted to make it an extra special day for her. Of course, you always want your children’s birthdays to be memorable don’t you? This one just felt a little different – in my head…

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A Bowling Birthday Party

We’ve never really done ‘package parties’ for any of the girls birthdays, always preferring to organise our own because a/ they usually work out a little bit cheaper and b/ even though I’m an introvert I do really enjoy playing at being the hostess on the odd occasion! Birthday parties that we’ve arranged in previous years have included a…

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A Belated Birthday Blog

A little post and a few pictures from my birthday 🙂 We were blessed with glorious, hot and sunny weather all weekend.  I normally live in jeans, but I actually got my legs out and wore a skirt for once!  The girls were doubly stunned that I went out without a coat as well.  I’m so much happier…

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40 Things Before I’m 40

Four years ago, the day after my 29th birthday, I began a ’30 Things Before I’m 30′ project.  I gave myself just twelve months to complete thirty things on a list I’d created which contained a pretty random mixture of experiences I wanted to have, things I wanted to try and personal goals I wanted to achieve by…

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