Our Thursday Photo #17

This week has been fabulous but insanely busy. I’ve had loads of work on from two different jobs, we’ve been back to Libby’s clubs in the mornings and we had a day out to Drayton Manor. This has meant me working until around 12.30 am most nights just trying to get my work done. Yesterday, my sister arranged for us all to catch up for afternoon tea after Libby had been to playgroup. We went to a lovely restaurant that only opened a few months ago and I’m addicted to it already. Libby was exhausted by the time we got…

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Tale of the Brave at Drayton Manor

Yesterday was Libby and Lia’s first trip to a theme park. We were lucky enough to be invited to Drayton Manor to watch the brand new Thomas the Tank Engine movie, Tale of the Brave. Much to hubby’s disgust, he couldn’t get the day off work to come with us. Luckily for me, my fabulous photographer friend +Melanie Chadd was able to come with us. Not only did she take some *FABULOUS* photos, but she was a huge help with the kids, to the extent that Libby asked if she wanted to come and live with us! So thank you Mel for…

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Our Thursday Photo #16

Week 16 has mostly been hard work. Posting our Thursday photo on a Saturday is a lateness record even for me, but it’s just been one of those weeks.  I’m back up to two jobs now, I’m still doing my freelance writing but I’ve now started as a transcriber as well. It’s all home based, which is wonderful but it does mean that I have to fit it in around the children, which is pretty hard work.  Libby has had a couple of corking tantrums this week, which has made life rather difficult. We went to paint a bowl at…

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Rebelling against the training plan

Since being able to run again after having Lia, I have been struggling to reconcile finding the time to run, not putting the rest of the family out and still managing to run further and faster. I’m not someone who can just run for the health benefits and to run the odd race slowly without improving. I certainly won’t be entering races to come last. As I want to get faster and train for specific events, the most natural solution is to follow a training plan. So in complete contradiction to anything I’ve learnt about training and improving, here are…

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Our Thursday Photo #15

Well, here we are at week 15 already. It is strange to think that by the time Libby was the age that Lia is now, I had gone back to work full time. I was commuting for just over an hour each way, getting up at 5 am to feed Libby and leaving the house at around 6.30 am. I would be back shortly before 6pm, to spend a short time with Libby before feeding her and putting her to bed. Lia seems so young and so dependent on me, I feel terribly guilty that Libby wasn’t with me during…

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Our Thursday Photo #14

Week 14 has been all about sleep deprivation. Libby has always been an amazing sleeper. Really amazing. She slept through the night from the age of 8 weeks. She has a couple of hours sleep every afternoon as well, even now. Lia on the other hand, doesn’t. Lia has never been one for sleeping and I don’t think it’s her fault. The problem is that we are always running around doing something with Libby, so it is really difficult to get Lia down for decent naps. Today I’m trying to get her to have a sleep this afternoon at the same…

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Healthy alternatives

I’ve never been very good at diets, particularly because I suffer terribly from food envy. I hate the feeling that I’m missing out if someone else has something good to eat and I’m on a diet. As a consequence, I have to look for alternatives to dieting. These days, there is the added issue that I can’t do a fad diet because I don’t want Libby to see me eating like that, I would hate to give her body confidence issues just because she’s seen me trying to lose a bit of baby weight.  So as well as getting back…

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