Celebrations

Harry Potter Book Night

The first Thursday in February every year is a very special evening… it’s Harry Potter Book Night! Our local branch of Waterstones always holds a brilliant event in celebration of all things Harry Potter related, and other bookshops and libraries all over the globe put on special events for fans young and old. Last year Ella and I went…

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Lola: Seven

Just under a week ago, my littlest baby turned seven years old.  SEVEN!  How is my youngest daughter seven years old already?  I have no idea where those seven years have gone – they seem to have disappeared in a whirlwind of milestones and the general busy-ness of life. She was due to be born on…

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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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