Family

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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The Happy Jar

At the end of every year I see a meme go around on Facebook about starting a ‘Gratitude Jar’. If you haven’t come across this yet, the basic idea is to write little notes about the things you’re thankful for, put them in a jar throughout the year and then open it on 31st December and…

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Our Little Athlete

Whilst Ella is our little author and would rather be sitting quietly with a book (though she does enjoy sport as well), Mimi is a bundle of energy and quite literally never stops moving. She’s always on the go, prefers to run rather than walk and usually has a ball of some kind with her…

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#32: Go to a gig

Having three children means that our house is constantly noisy.  Giggles and laughter, bickering and shouting, the TV, impromptu Sunday morning kitchen discos… it’s rarely quiet. (I tried to upload a video that the husband took of me dancing with the girls but it refused to load.  Probably a good thing!) And then when the girls…

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Our Little Author

Each of the girls has inherited a trait from me.  Lola is most definitely the ‘Good Samaritan’ – she’s always looking after her friends at school if they are upset and she is the first person to offer to help me with something at home, like putting away the cutlery and cups from the washing up or wanting…

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A (photo)walk down memory lane

A week ago I went to my very first blogging conference – Blogtacular – in London.  There will be a proper post all about it in the not-too-distant future I promise, as I’ve got loads of things that I want to share.  It’s taking me longer than I thought it would to process it all –…

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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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