Things I Want To Remember

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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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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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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