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Thursday photo #180

The last week before half term always reminds me of why we need the school holidays. We’re all exhausted. Roll on half term, we’re ready for a rest.

The blue tutu

If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or just in the street, you’ll have noticed Lia’s blue tutu. Over a fortnight ago, we went to a Fit to Dance workshop and Ashley Banjo very kindly said the children could take some of the props home.

Lia had fallen in love with a yellow tutu that she’d worn during the workshop. But by the time she realised what was going on, somebody else had claimed the yellow tutus. Undeterred, Lia found a blue one in the box and put it on. Little did I know, that wouldn’t be the last we’d see of the blue tutu.

Disney On Ice. Birmingham. 3rd September 2017. Ahead of Disney On Ice coming to Birmingham on the 18th October Ashley Banjo hosts a dance workshop as part of the Fit to Dance programme Picture by Simon Hadley.

In fact, during the past two and a half weeks Lia has gone out without the tutu for a total of one afternoon. That was on Saturday, when we let her wear her favourite dress to a birthday party. Several people have since approached me to say they noticed she wasn’t wearing her tutu that day.

And now, I forget she’s even wearing it. I dread to think what will happen when the blue tutu finally falls apart. But for the time being, it’s part of who she is. and I think it rather suits her.

A packed lunch 

Libby has been looking forward to a school trip to a local orchard for weeks. They were walking there and learning about the process of making apple juice. But best of all, they’d be having a packed lunch.

For Libby, a packed lunch is the ultimate treat. Now, please don’t mistake me for some sort of packed lunch guru. What she actually ended up with was rather underwhelming, although I did treat her to some homemade pumpkin pie. And that was pretty good.

I’m fairly certain the school lunches at Libby’s school are excellent. She gets lots of choice and always tells me how much she’s enjoyed it. But it’s the out-of-reach nature of a packed lunch that makes it exciting. One day she’ll have to put up with my soggy sandwiches every day. I suspect it won’t be long before she’s begging to go back to having school dinners.

Our Thursday photo #180

We had a brilliant day out on Sunday, with a trip to Birmingham. We went to the Sea Life Centre and had their favourite lunch at Yo Sushi! However, the train ride was just as exciting as the day out itself. I loved watching their happy dance on the station when it was announced over the tannoy that their train was about to arrive. And of course, Lia was wearing her blue tutu.

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    • October 28, 2017 / 9:40 am

      Thank you, I do fear for the tutu, it can’t last forever 😉

  1. October 23, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Oh I love that photo of your girls – they look so happy. Lia’s blue tutu is lovely and I love the story behind it 🙂

    • October 28, 2017 / 9:33 am

      Thank you, she’s always happy in the blue tutu 😉

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