Thursday photo #180

The last week before half term always reminds me of why we need the school holidays. We’re all exhausted. Roll on half term, we’re ready for a rest. The blue tutu If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or just in the street, you’ll have noticed Lia’s blue tutu. Over a fortnight ago, we went to a Fit to Dance workshop and Ashley Banjo very kindly said the children could take some of the props home. Lia had fallen in love with a yellow tutu that she’d worn during the workshop. But by the time she realised what was…

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Thursday photo #179

This week must have been one of the longest ever. Last Thursday, we were bumbling along quite nicely. Things were busy but that was my own fault for taking too much on. Then on Friday, everything changed and it has been like regressing two years. Going back in time Two years ago, my husband had an accident on the way home from work. At the time, it didn’t seem like a big deal. His leg was broken, but he’d get over it. Fast forward two years and the leg is still broken. So on Friday, he had yet another operation…

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Thursday photo #178

The past seven days have been like living someone else’s life. Driving around in a rather fabulous car, going on incredible days out and mingling with celebrities. What an amazing experience. And yet, I’m ready to go back to my normal life now, I’m exhausted. The weekend On Friday, Lia and I headed to the Kingfisher Shopping Centre with some friends. We had a brilliant day and it was lovely to see Lia enjoying the soft play. We made it back to school in time for the end of Libby’s sports day, to see her doing the egg and spoon…

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Thursday photo #177

Swimming in London, a conference in Manchester and a restaurant launch in Birmingham. All in the space of three days. It has been one of those weeks, and the chaos is set to continue. London On Saturday morning, we packed the girls’ swimming kit and headed to London. They were booked in for a swimming lesson, the first Lesson Lia has ever had. And the teacher was Rebecca Adlington. What a great way to start her swimming journey. The swimming lesson was around an hour long in the diving pit of the Olympic pool. I had put Lia’s swimming aid…

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Thursday photo #176

Woo hoo, wheeeee…. Lia to the rescue! Lia hurtled around the corner, peddling towards her big sister at breakneck speed. Libby lay sprawled on the floor crying, with a bike on top of her. In her usual manner, she had heard her dad telling her to look where she was going and completely ignored him. As she turned around to look behind her, she landed in the ditch. The weekend we’ve been waiting for A few weeks ago when the schools went back, I was ready to put my feet up. I’d fitted work around the children for six weeks…

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Thursday photo #175

Isn’t it amazing how quickly new routines form? Having spent the last couple of weeks of Summer longing for some extra time to get work done, it’s finally here. And I must admit, I’m rather enjoying it. Quality not quantity I thought I’d miss the girls when they went back to school and pre-school, and I really do. But the problem with school holidays is that life does go on regardless. I found myself trying to cram my work into a couple of very stressful hours a day. And as a result, I’d be trying to pick up little bits…

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Thursday photo #174

Well that was that, the Summer holidays are over and it’s time to get back into a routine. This time, I’ve got 15 hours a week with no children. I had visions of getting everything done with time to spare. Never being behind with work and being ultra-organised. But of course, nothing ever goes to plan. The driving lesson We rounded off the school holidays with a fun-packed day on Saturday. Libby went to a wonderful birthday party where she was able to interact with lots of different creatures. She was very proud that she’d held a snake, several lizards…

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