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Tots ‘n’ Tinies Christmas Party 2012

Tots ‘n’ Tinies Christmas Party 2012

It has been rather an emotional roller coaster this term with sad news effecting a couple of ladies linked to our group, leaving many of the mummies in shock and feeling rather numb. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to these ladies, particularly as we approach a time of year that is focused … Continue reading

We made it to half-term!

We made it to half-term!

Charlotte starts school –  I’d been both dreading and looking forward to the first day of school. It’s a really strange time for a Mother, as you see your (very) little one entering the big-wide-world without your constant care and protection.  It made me realise that my little Charlotte is becoming a little person in … Continue reading

Summer 2012

Summer 2012

Now that Autumn is here and Summer seems to be well and truly over, I feel it’s the right time to sumarize  what we got up to during the school holidays of 2012. In all honesty, I felt very anxious before the holidays, worried about what to do with the children and how to keep them … Continue reading

Champions: Big and Little

Champions: Big and Little

(Final instalment of Summer 2012) 1st Place for Frisbee Genius I can not deny the fact that I use the iPod as a babysitter now and again, maybe a little too much as my son has developed a talent for playing the game Frisbee. He turns and directs the frisbee through various courses collecting awards … Continue reading

Tots ‘n’ Tinies Paulton’s Park Trip 2012

Tots ‘n’ Tinies Paulton’s Park Trip 2012

After organising the most complicated trip of the year, a group of mummies and friends from our lovely Tots ‘n’ Tinies group ventured to Paulton’s Park, Romsey.  It wasn’t as much of a wash-out as the trip last year, at least there was some blue sky today!  Fortunately, I managed to take a few photos … Continue reading

Proud to be British once again – Diamond Jubilee 2012

Proud to be British once again – Diamond Jubilee 2012

I wasn’t really interested in celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee until I watched a recent documentary about her life on TV. I developed an admiration and interest in this marvellous lady and felt encouraged to discover more about the Royal family, past, present and future. It was a nice feeling to see homes, streets, buildings … Continue reading

Yippee – Summer is here!

What lovely weather we’re having……at long last!  However, the children were overheating, becoming rather hot and bothered, so we took a quick trip to the supermarket and took advantage of the air conditioning; and in particular the fridge isles.  We couldn’t stay there all day without being suspected of shoplifting, so we headed home and … Continue reading

William’s 2nd birthday

William’s 2nd birthday

The last 2 years have, in some ways, flown by, but in other ways so much has happened it’s hard to believe just how much we’ve crammed into 24 months. William has just celebrated his 2nd birthday and I wanted to capture some of the moments on my blog. William is a very happy little … Continue reading

There’s no school like Jo’s school!

There’s no school like Jo’s school!

It is sometimes hard to fully embrace the roll of being a Mum and difficult to find a sensible balance between motherhood and wanting your own identity or “me time”.  As I check out Facebook, eBay and type away on my blog simply enjoying my adult time, I also know that God’s plan is for … Continue reading

Down on the Farm at Finkley

Down on the Farm at Finkley

We had such a lovely time at Finkley Farm in Andover. It was a beautiful Autumnal day and there was hardly anyone about so the children had the run of the place.  I’d never been before and was really impressed with the wonderful play area and the opportunities to hold the animals. Charlotte and Sophie … Continue reading

Water Fight!

We are now regretting putting the winter cover on the pool last week, so we decided to cool the children down a bit by giving them their own hosepipe each and….LET THE BATTLE COMMENCE! We had such a laugh; Charlotte’s goal was to get as wet as possible and in the shortest space of time … Continue reading

August adventures

What have you been up to this summer? For us, August was a jam-packed month, full of fun and laughter. Charlotte played dressing up at the Harper household, William had a kip in the swing at the Kittows, they both slept well in the same room while we house-sat a friends place, Charlotte scoffed the … Continue reading

We thought Llandudno was…….

We thought Llandudno was…….

My first impression of Llandudno was how wonderfully, traditionally British it was. The beautiful buildings along the whole length of the promenade immediately take you back to Victorian times. You can easily imagine what it was like; a thriving, luxurious location on the coast; a short carriage journey from Liverpool, only for the most wealthy. … Continue reading

Camping in Conwy

Camping in Conwy

This was our third attempt at camping and this time we stayed at Conwy Touring Park. On arrival we were met by a very friendly and helpful receptionist who kindly showed us which plots were still available, she enthusiastically said that we could pick any we liked. Despite having requested a pitch near the park … Continue reading

5 oxymoron’s and 1 tautology

5 oxymoron’s and 1 tautology

Today has been rather strange; it consists of 5 oxymoron’s and 1 tautology (oxygenius!) Today’s Oxymoron’s: Too much sleep A successful weigh-in A relaxing toddler birthday party Lots of dry washing Quiet afternoon tea with a mummy friend A blessed trip to A&E Today’s Tautology Answer to prayer I woke with a splitting headache, probably … Continue reading

Indoors V Outdoors

Indoors V Outdoors

What are your fondest memories of being a child?  Was it watching ‘Button Moon’ on one of the three TV channels, or playing ‘Snapper’ on the Acorn Electron? Oh we had fun, but can you remember how we used to play outside? No matter what the weather; we would be outdoors getting messy, using our … Continue reading

Handling Aggressive Behaviour

Handling Aggressive Behaviour

William took his first steps the other day!  He suddenly stood up in the middle of the room and took four very wobbly steps towards me. It was lovely, I clapped and cheered (rather over-excitedly) and he thought it was really great/funny/clever. Charlotte, on the other hand, found the whole event rather ‘different’.  All of … Continue reading

Mayor’s Picnic & Duck Race (Romsey)

Mayor’s Picnic & Duck Race (Romsey)

I love a traditional summer fete or fayre and they don’t come much better than the Mayor’s Picnic & Duck Race.  The Memorial Park was busy with people of all ages visiting stands and stalls, the atmosphere was one full of joy and laughter (helped by the large beer tent of course). There were several … Continue reading

Weymouth 2011

Weymouth 2011

We all had a lovely time on holiday with the Kittow family at the Haven “Resort” in Weymouth. Wouldn’t quite call it a “Haven” though, as the caravan we had was rather yuk, but overall the “resort” was perfect for children.  We went swimming every day and visted Abbotsbury which was lovely and Weymouth beach … Continue reading

Do you remember your 1st time?

Do you remember your 1st time?

For many it was a complete disaster, but for me it was amazing, I loved every minute and can’t wait for more! I wasn’t sure what to expect but my friends said it’s lots of fun! Apparently loads of people do it and often return for more!! CAMPING was a fab experience, admittedly we were … Continue reading

Farley Mount & Abbey Grounds

Farley Mount & Abbey Grounds

We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country with so many lovely and fun places to visit. Two locations spring to mind, both are free of charge which almost guarantees a fantastic day out. The Forestry Commission have gained Lottery Funding to develop areas of well being and recreation … Continue reading

William’s 1st Birthday

William’s 1st Birthday

I can not believe that William is 1 already, it has been a roller-coaster of a year, but one thing has remained constant and that it my little boy makes my heart melt. He is such a cutey and his character is developing daily, when he looks at me he looks deep and long into … Continue reading

Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine

There have been a couple of links on Facebook recently, which have really made me laugh. Kids do the funniest things and I want to share with you some of the cute and funny things my little ones have done which have made me laugh and thank God for such wonderful blessings. Here are the … Continue reading

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Egg hunt was a great success, it was a lovely Spring day and Ruth (the Easter Bunny) had hidden little chocolate eggs and nests around her lovely garden. It was so nice watching the children run around the daisy-filled lawn, skip between the blossom-filled apple trees and hurry to open their prizes around … Continue reading

Gilpin Lodge

Gilpin Lodge

It was a lovely surprise to receive an email from Gilpin Hotel and Lake House Lodge saying I’d won a 2 night stay for 2 in their Relais & Chateaux accommodation in the Lake District.  I ‘ummed’ and ‘aarred’ about how we could smuggle the children in, but everyone convinced me that it should be … Continue reading

Hythe Marina

  We had a lovely time in Hythe today, the sun was out and it was almost t-shirt weather!       Charlotte and Jez had lots of fun taking the pier train and small ferry across Southampton water to Town Quay, while me and William searched the charity shops for a bargain. We met … Continue reading

Amber bead necklace

William with his necklace on Praise God, our great Creator for all the beautiful and amazing gifts He has given us on this earth. I’m referring to things like mint tea for digestion, lavender oil for relaxation, ginger for depression, asparagus as an aphrodisiac, cloves for oral anaesthetic, dock leaves for nettle stings and amber … Continue reading

Holidays

Our first holiday with Charlotte was fairly hard work, but equally enjoyable. It was in October 2009 and Charlotte was 3 months old.  We went with Mum and Dad and stayed the first few nights in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire and the remaining nights in the Lion Hotel (where Mum and Dad had their honeymoon). Ludlow … Continue reading

The joys of breastfeeding, weaning and finger food.

> Breastfeeding Charlotte Breastfeeding William Government guidelines suggest that weaning a baby is carried out at 6 months and not before, until that time breastmilk is best and provides all your baby needs.  Mmm, well, I breastfed both my children and loved it (once I’d got over the toe-curling pain of cracked and bleeding nipples) but … Continue reading

Why did I do it?

> I feel quite sad tonight and it’s because I gave William’s hair a little trim. Trouble was, I got a bit carried away and turned into Edward Scissorhands. This is him with lovely locks. This is him with lovely locks before the re-style, William had these gorgeous little curls, he looked ssoooo cute, but … Continue reading

William – pregnancy and birth

  When Charlotte was 6 months old I felt I would like another child and a sibling for Charlotte. It took me a while to convince Jez, but when she turned 1 year old I fell pregnant. Jez was very shocked and it took a while for things to sink in. I found pregnancy with my second … Continue reading