(Yes I did have to work that one out!) The only relevance of the pics is that they were taken almost that entire time apart. I was winging it then and I’m winging it, albeit slightly more confidently, now! I remember receiving my NCT newsletter, when my first born was tiny, and it referring to… Continue reading Things I’m learning as a parent 1146 days in
I’ve spent the last 5 Saturdays on an introduction to photography course and it’s been absolutely ace. I love taking pics but until 5 weeks ago was doing it entirely on my iphone….and now I’ve learnt how to use a proper camera. The difference in the picture quality was well worth it! Today’s lesson was… Continue reading Photoshopping the sh*t out of life and the life out of sh*t
My big boy is three TODAY (gulp!) and I’m wondering where exactly did those 3 years and that tiny crumple faced newborn boy go? That baby that I held and didn’t think I knew what to do with. That baby with whom I couldn’t see past those first few sleep deprived weeks with, and thought… Continue reading #threenager!
Even though she’s named in the title of this blog, I’ve never even really written about my beautiful, crazy hound Lottie. People often ask how I cope with the dog as well as the kids and let me tell you, juggling an almost 3 year old, a just turned 1 year old and an energetic… Continue reading Me and my Lottie Dog
I did a triathlon on bank holiday Monday and am STILL feeling mega chuffed with myself about it. It was a 400m swim, 9 mile bike and a 4.5 mile run. People said to me “so what are you doing it for, charity or something” and the answer was “nope, just for me” because it’s… Continue reading Getting my fitness mojo back…
So it’s nearly all over and in 6 working days (sob!) I’ll be back at work! Actually, I kind of feel ready this time and I’m not gonna waste any time on that completely unnecessary emotion: Guilt, because I’ve realised it doesn’t achieve anything good. Which is a far cry from how I felt returning… Continue reading A Tale of Two Maternity Leaves
I’ve spent my entire life imagining what things will be like, and they very rarely turn out exactly as I saw in my minds eye. Like when I was a kid and we were going on holiday, I’d build a picture in my mind…and then I’d get there and it would be way better than… Continue reading To my son…