Family

Sisters – An Unshakeable Bond

We had Sophie to stay last weekend.  Neil unavoidably had to work on Saturday morning and so for a few hours it was just us girls.  We didn’t have any plans – I knew they would all be tired from busy weeks at school – so we just hung out together (and, bonus, I managed to get a few jobs…

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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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A little bit of Sunday silliness

Being open and honest about things is very important to me.  I often get comments from people on social media saying that my girls always look so happy, or that we always seem to do so many fun things as a family together.  And most of the time I’d agree with them – we do…

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Five minutes with Mimi

My Mum came to visit at the weekend, so while we were waiting for it to be time for me to go and pick her up from the train station I spent some time with Mimi. I’m sad to say that it’s rare that we get one-to-one time together – being the middle child means that her…

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Between bath and bed…

I love the first few evenings after the clocks go forward and it really feels like Spring has arrived.  The sun sets at the back of our house, and the most beautiful light streams in through Lola’s little bedroom window and the bathroom onto the landing.  I take full advantage of it whenever I can. …

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New hair-dos

Every six months or so the girls and I go to our lovely hairdresser to get our hair cut. We’ve been going to her for years now, and she’s brilliant with the girls as well as having a wonderful ability to (temporarily) tame my unruly hair. It’s a tiny little salon and we can be…

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A Quiet Easter

Where the vast majority of the country enjoys four days off from work and school over Easter weekend, the husband gets no such luck.  Working as he does in the hospitality industry, he’s always on duty making sure that everyone else enjoys their bank holiday weekend.  While we were sad not to be seeing as much…

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