We are finally arriving at that point with Lia where she goes through periods of being alert and looking around rather than just either feeding or sleeping. This makes life a little bit easier during the day, I am just about managing to keep going with Libby’s usual routine, just feeding Lia for a few minutes at a time and she is fitting in with what we’re doing.I’m finding the evenings really difficult, cooking tea whilst Lia screams and Libby tries to get my attention is difficult. Libby does help in the kitchen occasionally but it’s not always what she…

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Things are really busy around here at the moment and next week they are set to get even busier. On Tuesday, we have an appointment at the eye hospital for Libby for a pre-operation check-up. Wednesday is her second birthday and the following week, she is provisionally booked in to have an operation on her eyes to correct her squint.  Because the eyes operate separately from each other, she often appears cross-eyed. This means that she will never be able to see in three dimensions (it is too late to correct that), but the operation will aim to stop her…

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It is very rare these days to get anything for free, but foraging is the one thing that can really bring you something amazing for nothing more than a little time and patience. Luckily enough, some of my favourite foraged items grow wild in my dad’s garden. Earlier in the year, I made quite a few cheap meals using wild garlic including risotto, omelette and quiche. Much as I love wild garlic though, the goldmine of foraging is what’s available now; elderflowers.  Dad let me know yesterday that his elderflowers were ready so I popped out and bought all the…

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Libby and I have reviewed a few Zoe and Beans books in the past and we are always delighted to received our books to review. Today though, receiving a Zoe and Beans book in the post was more exciting than ever. The latest Zoe and Beans Book by Chloe Inkpen and Mick Inkpen is called Zoe and Beans Pirate Treasure! To our delight, when we got home from our walk this morning, the book had arrived, along with some of our very own hidden treasure! In the book Zoe, Beans and Oscar have an adventure on the beach. Right at the beginning,…

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Well Lia will be 3 weeks old on Saturday. This is hubby’s last full week off work and he and my dad have been working on our decking for most of the week, we’re hoping it will be finished by next Monday before he returns to work on Tuesday. This has meant that I’ve been coping with these two monsters by myself for most of the week. They have both been exceptionally well behaved, but it is still rather exhausting, particularly when I’m not getting much sleep. I can’t help but look forward to Lia getting a little bit older…

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