Our Thursday Photo #25

Half term, even with two pre-schoolers is somewhat hectic at the best of times. During term time, we have a nice, easy little routine that involves a different club or activity each morning and a  nap in the afternoon. When it’s half term, this is all thrown a little out of kilter when the activities stop, and this week has been even more difficult because Libby had a tummy bug on Monday afternoon, forcing a day at home on Tuesday. We are rubbish at days at home and it involved far too much screen time watching nursery rhymes and Christmas…

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Our Thursday Photo #24

This week has been somewhat busy, but in a good way. We looked at a house on Saturday and loved it, so we decided it was time to put ours on the market. On Saturday, we spent the day in London, visiting the poppies at the Tower of London. It was a lovely day, but exhausting for us all and we got back home very late.  On Monday morning, I put in an offer on the house and it was accepted on the condition that it would remain on the market until we sold ours. So then it was all…

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Our Thursday Photo #23

Every week since Lia was born, I have been posting a photo of my two girls together. The more I think about it, the more delighted I am about the photographic record of them growing up together. I also keep wondering when it will be that the girls go off each other! Yesterday, I ordered a personalised letter from Santa for both girls. One of the options for the letter was to add in a little note to say well done to the child for something in particular, or to give them a special message. I sat and thought about…

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Our Thursday Photo #22

This week has been well and truly exhausting. Lia appears to be teething so none of us have had any sleep (except for Libby, who would sleep through a nuclear war). I’ve ordered a Sophie the Giraffe for Lia, I’ve heard good things about them and I’m willing to try anything, so although I wouldn’t normally pay £12 for a teething toy, we’re desperate! Our house hunting has taken another interesting turn. Because I’m now self employed, my wages as it stands won’t be taken into consideration for a mortgage. They take the self employed average of the last two tax…

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Our Thursday Photo #21

This week has been all about decisions. We’ve booked an appointment for someone to come and put our house on the market on Tuesday, but we really can’t find anywhere that we like the look of to move to. I’m making an appointment to see someone at a nice little local school where rumour has it we might be able to get Libby a place even if we don’t live in the catchment area. Unfortunately I’ve heard these rumours too many times already so I’m not holding out too much hope. We’ll try anything though because we’d love to be…

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Our Thursday Photo #20

This week we have been deliberating and agonising over what to do about school for Libby. We don’t want her to go to the local school where we live at the moment, and this would be our catchment area. The only way to guarantee that she will get into a nice school is to move house. We love the house that we live in, it’s a great location, close to family and it’s just coming together as we want it. Ultimately though, the school that Libby goes to is too important to take a risk on, so we have reluctantly…

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Our Thursday Photo #19

I’m struggling to believe that it’s Thursday again already, it only seems five minutes ago I was posting last week’s photo from my phone. We came home from our holiday on Monday, having all had a fabulous week. Libby’s speech is developing every day, and she is at a stage now where she generally talks perfect sense, so the odd word of utter nonsense or silly mistake can be really entertaining. Here are a few examples from this week: Libby: I want to go on the radiator. Dad: The radiator? Libby: Yes, I want to go on the radiator (points…

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