Thursday photo #194

What a wash out this week has been. Hideous weather and illness have conspired against us. But despite it all, we’ve managed to brace ourselves against the elements and get outdoors. Which was definitely the right decision. The weather What a week of shocking weather. The end of last week was so windy that we spent half an hour dragging an incredibly heavy trampoline over our back fence. Despite being tied down, the trampoline had managed to escape. For the record, these things weigh an absolute tonne. Never try hauling one over a fence. Unusually for me, I wasn’t willing…

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Thursday photo #193

What a pleasantly uneventful week. Since the children went back to school, I have unintentionally taken my foot off the pedal with work. Or rather, I haven’t really put it back on again after the Christmas break. And do you know what? It’s brilliant. Winter cycling Saturday used to be when I’d catch up on work and everyone else went out for the day. But this weekend, there was nothing that couldn’t wait. So, we all headed to our favourite place, National Trust Croome. It was the first time Libby had seen the new tree house art installation, and both…

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Thursday photo #192

Isn’t it an an amazing feeling when you’re well again after being ill? I have to admit, it’s rather good to send the children to school again after almost a month off too. The new school Libby’s school has been using mobile classrooms since before she started there due to a problem with the building. For reasons I don’t quite understand, the building itself couldn’t be rescued. And instead of building another school on the same site, they built a brand new school in a different place. Monday was the first day in the new school, and it’s fabulous. It’s not…

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Thursday photo #191

This week has been rather a non-event. Actually, a non-event would have been preferable. Saturday was spent doing my tax return, finishing at around 1am on Sunday morning. By then, I was feeling like I was getting a cold. Things went rapidly downhill from there, and the achievement of the week has been keeping the children alive despite feeling like death myself. The pantomime Every year, we go to the fabulous Malvern Theatres pantomime. This year, our tickets were booked for New Year’s Eve. Despite starting to feel a bit rubbish, there was no way I was going to miss…

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Thursday photo #190

So, apparently it’s Thursday. Seriously, who knew? The past week has gone by in a bit of a blur. I’m fairly certain that’s mainly due to the lack of structure. Although it could have something to do with the amount of brandy in the Christmas cake. The Polar Express Last year, we booked tickets for the Polar Express on a whim. The girls like trains, it sounded like a fun trip and a nice way to see Santa. But we loved it so much that this year, I booked when the tickets were released – in about March. This may…

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Thursday photo #189

Today marks the end of my ridiculously busy week and finally, it’s time to start preparing for Christmas. There’s food shopping to do, Christmas cake to make and the small matter of a Polar Express ride. If anybody wants me, I’ll be filling my face with mince pies and mulled wine until the New Year. How many Santas is too many? Since November, we’ve been doing the rounds of Christmas days out. But with the start of school holidays, we’ve stepped it up even further this week. Since Lia’s pre-school Christmas concert on Friday, we’ve made it to no less…

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Thursday photo #188

Times like this remind me how lucky I am to work predominantly as a blogger. It’s that time of year where I’m lucky to be able to go to nativity plays and concerts. The school closing for snow days reminded me of how difficult it would have been if I’d had to go out to work. And with a four week holiday coming up, I need the flexibility to be with the girls. No such thing as downtime Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when blogging work is in short supply. So, I have to take on freelance work…

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