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Thursday Photo #123

We’re finally starting to settle into our new routine now that the dreaded school run is part of our lives. For the first week, Libby only went to school in the morning but yesterday she started to go for the whole day. Whilst she’s predictably tired, she’s also loving every moment of it.

For Lia, being on her own without her big sister has been quite lonely. At various points during the day she asks if Libby’s back yet, or if she’ll be joining us for lunch. I think it will take a little while to get used to having fun at the park on her own.Thursday Photo #123 - the latest in a series of photos of siblings together taken every week since the youngest was bornFor me, the new routine has provided an opportunity to fit in a bit more exercise. I’m running every day with Bubbles and I’ve finally ordered a new swimming costume so I can get to the pool on Friday evening. Sadly my last swimming costume met a sticky – and nearly disastrous end.

When I arrived at the stunning Baden-Baden Carcella Spa in the Black Forest last month, I was eager to get changed into my costume. That was until I noticed that Bubbles had at some point chewed right through the strap, leaving me having to tie it in a knot to allow me to swim. Thanks Bubbles.Thursday Photo #123 - the latest in a series of photos of siblings together taken every week since the youngest was bornWeekly photo and update postMy husband has gone back to work for a few hours a day too, so it really is just Lia and me most of the time. Lia went back to nursery last Friday morning and screamed blue murder when I left her. Luckily she soon calmed down and enjoyed the rest of the nursery session. When she left, she was telling me that she wanted to go again next week.

On Saturday we went to Busfest – the UK’s biggest celebration of VW vans. It has inspired us to start planning our big trip around Europe, which we’ll be making as soon as the girls are old enough to appreciate and learn from it. In the meantime, we do hope to be able to afford a van well before that. Then every time school holidays come round we’ll be off. And I can’t wait!

This week’s Thursday Photo #123 was taken at Busfest, with both girls incredibly excited to find that there were fairground rides there. I was really impressed at how well Busfest catered for children. What could have been a boring, adult-focussed day actually ended up being really fun for the girls.

Our Thursday Photo #123

Busfest 2016 and the beginning of a plan



  1. September 15, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    It must be strange for Libby not to have her big sister at home. I remember my daughter found it hard when her brother first went to school. I’m sure she will adjust soon enough!

  2. September 16, 2016 / 9:10 am

    Ah, yes I remember this well. Miss L missed her big sister when she first went off to school. They get so used to be together all the time, but they soon adjust; as will you to that dreaded school run! You have my full sympathy over the swimming costume’s demise, I had a cat once that did the self same thing to one of my costumes. Still very excited about this van thing and your big trip. I cannot wait to hear more about it :-)x

  3. September 16, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Sounds like you are really making the most of your time. I seriously need to get back to running again. I can’t believe she chewed through your strap!

  4. September 16, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Wow! You have so much going on! Do you ever run with one of your girls in a buggy? I would love to get a buggy to run with. The trip your planning around Europe sounds amazing. We would love to do something similar one day or take a year out – why not? Not sure how, but when the boys are older we’d love to! I bet you saw some amazing VW vans. Well done to Libby for settling in so well. What a star! I think my two year old loves that his brother isn’t here and he has all the house to himself….I think it will be different once we start going for days out and it’s just me, him and the baby! It will take him a while to develop his freedom I think xx

  5. September 19, 2016 / 7:17 am

    Holly is really missing her big sister and we are still finding our feet with it all. I think once Alice starts going full days, it will be easier to manage. X

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