I have loved doing the advent activities this year, possibly even more than the children. It’s been a fab way to do things together while learning about the Christmas Story. On day 7 the activity was to ‘jump in the car and check out the Christmas lights around town’ (thus representing the starry sky above … Continue reading
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William’s Nativity Play – Timsbury Preschool 2012
I love William’s preschool, it has such a friendly, family feel to it and we are blessed with lovely staff, all very happy to chat, support and laugh with parents at any point. This was William’s first nativity play and he was a sheep. After much battling and bribery, he eventually wore his costume and … Continue reading
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!
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
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
William’s Dedication – 30th September 2012
This was a really special day for us all and it turned out to be a lovely occasion. The bible verse read over us was Psalm 91 ‘Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I … Continue reading
Danebury Hillfort, Nr Stockbridge
We explored most of Danebury Hillfort in thick cloud and drizzle, but it made the experience even more fun for the children when we sheltered under trees and inside a den that we discovered. Charlotte and William both selected sticks which they carried around for most of the adventure. Charlotte’s stick was actually a weapon … Continue reading
Snow business like….
Charlotte woke at 5am and as soon as the daylight hit the back garden she noticed it. Her face lit up and she screamed with joy “LOOK Mummy, SNOW, real snow, LOOK!” It was a moment I won’t forget as this is the first time she has really been able to express her excitement about … Continue reading
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
Travelling to France on the night ferry, with our two lively children, worked surprisingly well. We chose against a cabin and reserved just 2 reclining seats – we figured that as Charlotte and William don’t sleep very well even at home, that paying for a cabin would be pointless. Once we’d boarded and after exploring … Continue reading
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
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
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…….
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
Aldi helps with long drive
We are en route to Conwy in Wales for a camping break with the little ones. This is a 5 hour journey, which will take much longer with kids. I’m so pleased we invested in a twin in-car dvd player to entertain my lovely, lively children. We’ve not had a peep out of them so … Continue reading
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
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
Abbotsbury Children’s Farm
On our recent holiday in Weymouth with the Kittow Family; we spend a morning at the Abbotsbury Children’s Farm. It was such a lovely place for both children and adults. There was an indoor soft play area for the little ones; as well as all the usual farm animals to see, pat and stroke. Charlotte … Continue reading
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
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
When William was 4 months old I started exercising a little and managed to lose a little weight, people commented and gave me compliments, it felt nice and was good for my confidence. However, after a good start I gave up on the exercise and started baking biscuits, cakes and pies, I was continuously snacking … Continue reading
What a beautiful day
> The weather was so lovely today, we saw about 10 hours of sunshine! The children played outdoors on the patio, Charlotte made a track in the flowerbeds for her cars while William watched from his play mat, chattering away in baby language. The sun was warm and it felt like Spring, all the garden toys came out and … 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