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Thursday Photo #141

Gosh, I’ve just been looking back over this week’s photos and it was only Friday when we had the somewhat underwhelming smattering of snow. After the big build-up, this really was an anticlimax.

Snow and mud

Luckily, Libby was able to get out and have a snowball fight at school. Poor Lia missed out completely as it was her nursery morning and it had gone from there by the time they went outside to play.

I had some blog photos to take so I made a point of going onto the hills to do it. I got some gorgeous photos of the Prosecco and picnic hamper for my Prezzybox competition. Then I spend an hour walking with the dogs and taking some more fabulous photos on the hills.

Thursday Photo #141 a weekly update and the latest in a series of weekly photos of two sisters.

And then with the weekend came the mud. And happily, the first signs of spring with the daffodil shoots starting to appear. Luckily we had quite a quiet one this weekend, I had some work to do so the girls went out with my husband on Saturday. On Sunday, it was swimming time again. Last week, Libby had given Lia a bit of a fright at swimming and she was refusing to swim. This week started in much the same way, but thankfully by the end Lia was swimming happily with her Swimfin on.

Thursday Photo #141 a weekly update and the latest in a series of weekly photos of two sisters.

The ballet lessons

This week has been somewhat unsuccessful for Lia. After getting upset in her rhythmic gym class last week, she decided yesterday that ballet was equally terrifying. We took a gentler approach to rhythmic gym today, with Lia sitting with me until she was ready to join in. Her teacher very kindly gave her the ‘star of the week’ sticker for taking part in at least some of it.

Libby took to these classes like a duck to water so it’s new territory for me to see Lia getting so worried about it. I’m hoping that she’ll get into it soon enough because she’s desperate to join in with the same activities as Libby. It just seems that the reality is more scary than the thought of it.

Today Lia and I took a break from our usual Thursday playgroup to spend the morning at Cob House. This is the perfect place to go at this time of year because there’s a great café as well as some animals outside. We enjoyed a drink and some cake inside before venturing out into the mud to see the reindeer, goats, alpacas, pigs, chickens and ducks. It was Lia’s perfect morning and it was great to get out in the fresh air.

Thursday Photo #141 a weekly update and the latest in a series of weekly photos of two sisters.

Thursday Photo #141 a weekly update and the latest in a series of weekly photos of two sisters.

Our Thursday Photo #141

Lia has suddenly come down with a cold this evening, having been fine all day. She was feeling a bit sorry for herself so she snuggled up to Libby for a bedtime cuddle. They’ve had a couple of fights this week so it was great to see that them getting on so well.

Thursday Photo #141 a weekly update and the latest in a series of weekly photos of two sisters.



  1. January 20, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Aww, poor Lia, she sounds like my eldest. He’s always unsure about trying new things and I often have to stay in classes or he will get upset. Our 2 year old is very outgoing, but somewhat ‘determined’ and refuses to do anything if someone tries to grab his arm to show him what to do (then everything falls apart and I need to go in too!). It sounds like the trip for cake and seeing animals was just the thing Lia needed, fresh air and animals are a great mix! Have a great week! 🙂 xx

  2. January 20, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Such beautiful photos this week! Sorry to hear Lia is a bit scared of her activities! My boys did different activities as they had different personalities and different interests. My daughter tried a ballet class when she was 3 and a half and hated it! She started street dance at 4 and a half and didn’t actually start ballet until just after her 6th birthday!

  3. January 20, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Hi Nat, what beautiful photos! Your dog walking route looks quite stunning. And I love the closeup of the daffodil shoots. How wonderful that the teacher gave Lia the ‘star of the week’ sticker. Overcoming those feelings of shyness and awkwardness isn’t easy and it nice that she was rewarded for trying. It goes to show that you don’t have to be the best to be a star and that’s how it should be.

    I hope Lia is feeling better now and that Libby hasn’t come down with a cold too.


  4. January 20, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Bless Lia being a bit apprehensive about the classes, I am sure once she has been a few times and see how it is done her confidence will grow. It’s strange as a parent the second time around when you are thrown into new territory. I hope she feels better soon x

  5. January 22, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    It seems that Lia is in a mode to catch up with Libby in all of the lessons and classes but still not quite there either. Then missing out on snow and then getting sick…..joys of being the younger dibling i think. Sounds like you made up for it with your day out though. Love the chicken pic. You do well with your hill shots. Makes me want to do it.

    • January 22, 2017 / 11:37 pm

      Ah thanks, your comment turned up in the end! 😉

  6. January 23, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Love that photo of Lia snuggled up to Libby. Hope she feels better soon and gains a little more confidence with her ballet and rhythmic gym classes. Glad to hear she was swimming happily by the end of her lesson this week and enjoyed her morning at Cob House x

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