Thursday photo #233

Being one of the last counties in the country to get half term can feel a bit like punishment. Whatever our crime, we’ve well and truly paid the price. Tomorrow, we’ll finally be released. Only for a week of course, but we have grand plans nonetheless. Three cities in one weekend Fun days out are like buses sometimes. And in case you hadn’t noticed, I am terrible at saying no. So on Friday afternoon, my husband met me at the school to pick the girls up. We drove straight from there to Birmingham for a meet and greet with Elsa…

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Thursday photo #232

As the sunny days get fewer and further between at this time of year, I find myself appreciating each one a little more. There are many advantages to working from home, but the main one for me is being able to get outside in daylight every day. It makes the darker months of the year so much more bearable. A much awaited achievement Libby has been having swimming lessons since she turned four years old. To start with, she progressed quickly, whizzing through the early groups. She could already swim, so when the assessments only required her to go along…

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Thursday photo #231

Can somebody please remind me how long the sniffle season lasts? I expected it when the girls went back to school although maybe not quite as quickly as the colds appeared. I anticipated it continuing for a week or two but seriously, it’s been over a month. Enough already. Sniffle season My husband and I succumbed to colds this week and mercifully, the girls have had nothing more than a tickly cough. In fact, it wiped me out so much that I had to turn down a swim in the river on Monday. Thankfully though, I’d recovered enough by Tuesday…

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Thursday photo #230

Things are finally falling into place. When the girls went back to school, I was so sure it was going to be easier with both of them at school. The reality was a little different. But after several weeks of playing catchup, I finally feel like I’ve got to where I need to be. Exercise It was always the plan that when Lia started school, I’d exercise each morning before starting work. Not for long, but an hour of running, swimming or cycling. Instead, I fell into a routine of thinking I had too much to do. So, I’d go…

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Thursday photo #229

The anticipation of September. Two children at school and five days a week to work, exercise and do what I needed to do. And yet, deep down, I knew what would happen. Because nothing ever really goes to plan, does it? September sniffles This week, it was Libby’s turn for the sniffles. She’s had it very mildly and it hasn’t bothered her at all. Except for the cough at night. Whenever Libby has a cold, she gets a cough at night. It’s not a chesty cough, more of an irritation. But it always happens and quite often, she coughs in…

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Thursday photo #228

I don’t often have time away from the children. I don’t mean the days when they’re in school, but actually staying away for a couple of days. And when I do, I realise that I need it. Don’t get me wrong, I missed them. But a couple of days only thinking of myself made me feel so much better. BlogOn conference The BlogOn blogging conference takes place twice a year, in May and September. It’s a well organised, not-for-profit conference that gives bloggers and brands the chance to get together and chat. There are also numerous sessions for bloggers to…

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Thursday photo #227

This has been one of those weeks that has run away with me. For the past couple of weeks, Lia has only been going to school for half days. Yesterday was her first full day and Libby was off school because she had to have two teeth taken out at the dentist. Add to that a wonderful but full-on weekend adventure and it has been rather chaotic. The weekend A few weeks ago, I posted about a competition to win a Spirit Sleepover. At the time, I was wishing my two could enter because they love the Spirit Riding Free…

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