Thursday Photo #100

Wow, 100 weeks of being a mum of two. And surprisingly, this is the week that things are finally starting to fall into place. I grew up as an only child. I have siblings, but they are all half-siblings, they are a lot younger than me and I’ve never lived with them. I had a happy childhood, I had everything I needed and had a good relationship with my parents. But I was lonely. I know a lot of people stick with one child for various reasons and there are definite advantages to it, but I never wanted it for…

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Thursday Photo #99

Since the weekend, we have been back in quarantine with chickenpox. Libby seems to have an amazing knack of timing her illnesses so she doesn’t miss out on anything. Last Thursday we had a lovely lunch at Resorts World Birmingham, Friday was another fabulous day out at the opening of the Drayton Manor Tamarin Trail. Saturday was a bit more chilled, followed by lunch with my husband’s family on Sunday. Then on Monday, the dreaded (but much anticipated) spots appeared. Neither of the girls have been particularly ill with chickenpox, predominantly due to the itching being largely controlled by rhus tox tablets.…

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Thursday Photo #98

You may have noticed that my blog has had quite a big makeover this week. It has been several months coming, I wasn’t happy with my header or the overall look of the blog back at the end of last year. Determined to do something about it, I stripped it back to a completely minimalist theme. And that’s the way it stayed. Things got so chaotic here that the blog makeover went on hold. This week, I’ve finally found the time to redo it. What do you think? I know a lot of people pay somebody to design their blog, but…

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Thursday photo #97

Our week this week has been consumed by one thing: Chickenpox. Lia came down with it a couple of days ago and we had a night of hell where we both got about half an hour’s sleep in total. Luckily, the following day I managed to find some rhus tox tablets. Say what you like about homeopathic medicines, these things are amazing. I remember having chickenpox as a child and I took these and hardly itched at all. And sure enough as soon as we managed to get them for Lia, the itching stopped. I’d initially tried to find them in…

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Thursday Photo #96

Since Libby was 13 months old, we have been going to a ballet class every Wednesday. Both girls adore ballet and it has done so much for their confidence, particularly for Libby who has progressed to a stage performance group within the same ballet school. This half term, the ballet class has moved to a different day when we are unable to go. This has thrown me a bit. I’ve spent so long trying to do the right thing and take them to an educationally or developmentally beneficial group each day that in the absence of our usual routine, I…

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