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Our Thursday Photo #67

This week, I took a little bit of time away from my normal work to get my new palm oil free website up and running.

At the moment, it’s just a very basic list of companies that don’t use palm oil in their products. I hope that it will soon expand to become quite a comprehensive directory that makes it easier to avoid palm oil when we shop.

As well as having a bit of extra time to focus on that, I’ve managed to find a small amount of time to unwind a bit.

It hasn’t been anything dramatic, but I’ve managed to fit in a bit of swimming and running and a few nights where I’ve managed to get to bed before midnight.

As always when I’ve managed to take it easy for a couple of days, I’ve ended up with a cold.

I’d love to know the scientific reason for this strange phenomenon because I’m pretty sure it’s not just me. Why exactly do our immune systems crash and burn as soon as we slack off?

Libby has had a good week this week, her behaviour on the whole has been brilliant. That said, she has started to bully Lia a little bit occasionally which we’re clearly putting a stop to.

Libby has reailsed that Lia has a tendency to overreact to absolutely everything. What she hasn’t realised is that Lia has learnt it from Libby.

So when Lia is playing with something, Libby will go and take it off her just to unleash the fury.

This evening it backfired with Libby taking a book from Lia and throwing it behind our bed. The bed is movable but it does take some doing because of the layout of our room, so the book remains where it was thrown.

This caused Libby to have a total meltdown – particularly because she quickly realised that it was her book. One of those harsh life lessons I think.

Despite the odd fight here and there, the girls are generally playing really nicely together now that Lia is walking. They have developed their own little games like the running and falling over game.

It’s not a complicated game and it does what it says on the tin. That’s hours of entertainment right there.

This week we’ve had a few little days out and it has been brilliant to see the girls playing together. I feel like I will actually be able to talk to my husband on family trips soon if they carry on amusing themselves like this.

Okay, maybe that’s a step too far.

Our Thursday photo #67 is from our little day out on Monday. We just went to a local village on the train, played at the park, had a drink at a nice café and had a little walk.

A train ride is a real treat for both girls and managing to get a photo of them like this was a bit of a treat for me. I think they look like a couple of old ladies sat gossiping and reading the paper.

I wonder whether they’ll still be going for days out on the train together when they’re as old as they look here!

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  1. August 21, 2015 / 7:08 am

    Ah the old running and falling down game 🙂 The immune thing is well known to teachers as holiday syndrome – you spend the first half of any holiday sick and the second half lesson planning and marking. I suspect adrenaline plays a part – it keeps you operating when you’re stressed, and when you relax it dissipates and allows the bugs it’s been hiding to go to town

    • August 21, 2015 / 10:12 am

      Thank you Maz, I knew you’d know the answer! Looks like I need to exercise more when I’m having some time off. Perhaps I’ll join in with the running and falling over game 😉

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