Thursday Photo #105

Each Thursday, I sit down and look back on the previous week. There are usually ups and downs, but I always look back on the week fondly. This week has had notably more ups than downs, despite being just as busy as ever – if not more so. On Saturday, everyone went out for the day and left me to my own devices. It was much needed time to catch up with work and things that needed doing around the house. So in my usual style, I didn’t use it for that. I ran 11 miles, sulked for a few minutes because…

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Thursday Photo #104

Welcome sunshine, we’ve been waiting for you. I can’t believe how late in the year the good weather seems to be starting this year. Only on Sunday, we left Avoncroft Museum in a huge rush because the heavens opened with rain, hail and even sleet. And yet today, everything is different. The sun is finally here. We’ve spent virtually the whole day outside, walking about a mile to playgroup where all the children played outside for an hour. Then we walked home, still enjoying the sunshine. The girls were bundled up with hats and sun-cream instead of coats and gloves and…

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Thursday Photo #103

This week has been largely focussed around birthdays. My husband’s birthday was over the weekend and nobody was more excited about this than Libby, not least because she was allowed to choose his birthday presents. My husband and I have never been particularly materialistic. If he thought a boat was an option for his birthday present, I’m sure he would have been happy to tell me exactly what he wanted. But with circumstances as they are, he couldn’t come up with anything for us to buy, and quite frankly neither could I. So, it was over to Libby. She decided…

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Thursday Photo #102

During the past week, I have really started to feel like I’ve turned a corner. I wrote about the negative impact of tiredness, and how I didn’t even realise how much it had affected me until I started to feel a bit better. Last weekend, I went on a proper night out for the first time since my hen do in Amsterdam nearly 5 years ago. It was amazing to see some old friends and be relieved of my duties as mum for a few hours. I’ve even discovered a new found ability to get up early and get on…

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Thursday Photo #101

I finally feel like things are calming down a bit here. Everything is still chaos, I still have tidying up, paperwork and gardening that should have been done months ago, but I’m slowly starting to catch up. Or at least not get any further behind. I’ve had quite a lot going on with my blog over the past few weeks, resulting in lots of lovely things coming our way to review, for both myself and the girls. And of course, the dogs got involved too with their fabulous dog’s tea party. The next couple of days are huge for both…

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