Thursday photo #197

Isn’t it strange how you don’t realise how organised you are until your usual routine goes out of the window? We’re on week two of my husband being away and I’m starting to feel a little frayed. Luckily, he was back for the weekend and we all managed to get up into the hills. If only someone walking past hadn’t told Lia she might get blown away and induced a huge fear of the wind. Pancakes without Nutella Do pancake day and valentines day usually fall this close together? There seems to have been an awful lot of commercialised faux-celebration…

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Thursday photo #196

This week has been a source of some trepidation since realising how it was going to pan out. Not only is my husband away, but I had to take both girls to London on my own too. Whilst we were all looking forward to it, I couldn’t help thinking it was a big deal. A new experience On Tuesday, the girls and I filmed a video for the Vitality Healthy Kids campaign. I’ve done an on-location shoot with a film crew before, and I’ve recorded videos at home with the children. But this is the first time I’ve worked with…

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Thursday photo #195

It seems that the climate of the blogging world is changing. Since the beginning of 2018, work has been somewhat different. Online, everyone seems to be looking for a quick fix. Visual media, video and images are replacing writing in so many instances. They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but are we getting to a point where words are no longer sought after? Video, images and the city Between the beginning of January and next week, I will have been to London for work three times. This may not seem a lot, but it’s as many times as…

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Thursday photo #194

What a wash out this week has been. Hideous weather and illness have conspired against us. But despite it all, we’ve managed to brace ourselves against the elements and get outdoors. Which was definitely the right decision. The weather What a week of shocking weather. The end of last week was so windy that we spent half an hour dragging an incredibly heavy trampoline over our back fence. Despite being tied down, the trampoline had managed to escape. For the record, these things weigh an absolute tonne. Never try hauling one over a fence. Unusually for me, I wasn’t willing…

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Thursday photo #193

What a pleasantly uneventful week. Since the children went back to school, I have unintentionally taken my foot off the pedal with work. Or rather, I haven’t really put it back on again after the Christmas break. And do you know what? It’s brilliant. Winter cycling Saturday used to be when I’d catch up on work and everyone else went out for the day. But this weekend, there was nothing that couldn’t wait. So, we all headed to our favourite place, National Trust Croome. It was the first time Libby had seen the new tree house art installation, and both…

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Thursday photo #192

Isn’t it an an amazing feeling when you’re well again after being ill? I have to admit, it’s rather good to send the children to school again after almost a month off too. The new school Libby’s school has been using mobile classrooms since before she started there due to a problem with the building. For reasons I don’t quite understand, the building itself couldn’t be rescued. And instead of building another school on the same site, they built a brand new school in a different place. Monday was the first day in the new school, and it’s fabulous. It’s not…

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Thursday photo #191

This week has been rather a non-event. Actually, a non-event would have been preferable. Saturday was spent doing my tax return, finishing at around 1am on Sunday morning. By then, I was feeling like I was getting a cold. Things went rapidly downhill from there, and the achievement of the week has been keeping the children alive despite feeling like death myself. The pantomime Every year, we go to the fabulous Malvern Theatres pantomime. This year, our tickets were booked for New Year’s Eve. Despite starting to feel a bit rubbish, there was no way I was going to miss…

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