Our Girls

On wanting to freeze time…

“I can feel it all starting to speed up. The workload. School stuff. Thoughts and feelings. Birthdays and Christmas. The approach to the end of the year always feels incredibly frantic, no matter how much I try and plan and organise and control. I wish I could freeze time, like this frozen leaf, just for…

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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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Project Love: 42/52

I can’t quite believe that there are only ten more weeks left of Project Love.  As I look back over the images I’ve featured so far that have captured ‘Love’ in some way over the last nine and a half months of 2016, my heart feels happy.  They are all so varied and really that’s what…

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Back to School

Confession: I found these summer holidays hard. I felt like I’d been at my most shoutiest for a long time.  The littlest one tentatively asked me on one particularly bad day: “Mummy, why are you so angry today?”.  Cue instant guilt and feeling like I’d been punched in the stomach.  I hadn’t been angry had I? …

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Yoga for Kids

Over the summer holidays my girls have been going to a kids yoga class called ‘Yoga Warriors’ at Sky Blue Yoga Kids in Stafford. I am so impressed that I wanted to give it a big shout-out here because more people need to know about it. Claire is a fantastic teacher – she always has a…

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It’s a ‘twin-thing’

My two eldest girls are seventeen months apart in age – I discovered I was pregnant with Mimi when Ella was just eight months old.  There is currently only an inch difference in height (though they’ve both been growing like weeds over the summer holidays!) and they are separated by one school year, but even so…

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A Slow and Simple Summer

It’s the same every summer… we get towards the end of the school year absolutely on our knees with exhaustion.  The girls have been working hard since September, none of us ever seem to fully recharge at the weekends and we’re all craving slower, less structured days.  I’ve been feeling a little bit under the weather for a couple…

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The Big Friendly Read: A Summer Reading Challenge

I’ve mentioned before that all three of our girls are voracious readers, especially Ella.  We visit our local library most Saturdays, where she’ll choose an average of ten books to take out (her record is fourteen!) and the other two will choose four or five each.  As soon as we’re home they dive into them and I…

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