Our Thursday photo #76

Things are slowly starting to improve here – my husband is finally home. He came home on Saturday and we’re slowly finding ways to make things work. Libby spends a bit of time with her dad in the afternoons to do some work on her numbers and letters. He also reads a story to each of them before bedtime so he is managing to be involved in looking after them in a small way. I have to admit I haven’t had the best week ever. We thought hubby would be home on Friday so I spent a good while on…

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Eating like a Brit abroad

When I go on holiday, it’s all about the food. I know, it shouldn’t be. It should be about spending time with my family and relaxing… is it really possible to do both when you have children?? Back in the days before children, I went to some wonderful places and ate some brilliant food but as a vegetarian, it can be difficult. Take our mishap in Rome for example. I adore Italian food, particularly pizza. So all those years ago when my husband proposed (he passed me a note in the Sistine Chapel) we decided to celebrate with a pizza…

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Octonauts mission at Sea Life Birmingham

Since my husband’s accident, the girls and I have just been getting by as best we could. There have been trips to the hospital every day and days out have been cancelled. So yesterday when I was given the opportunity to treat the girls to a day out at Sea Life Birmingham, I jumped at the chance and my friend was kind enough to join us to help with the girls. When we arrived, Libby and Lia were given a mission card and some stickers each and asked to help with the Octonauts mission. They have recently started to watch…

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Our Thursday Photo #75

I’m a great believer in children having as much to teach us as parents as we teach them. This week has been no exception. I’ve learnt that children are masters of resilience. Grand masters actually. They’re the real deal, it doesn’t get any better. I don’t know why the past week has been so difficult for me. I’m not the one who is injured in hospital. I’m also not the one who too young to understand why her dad is suddenly no longer at home. And I’m not the one who is old enough to understand what’s going on in…

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Our Thursday Photo #74

Sadly Libby, Lia and I are still limping along as a threesome this week, with their dad still not home from hospital after his accident. It’s pretty difficult being the only functioning adult in the household, especially as a freelancer as I have no capacity to stop working. It has made me more picky about the work I’m taking on though, even down to basics like replying to emails. I have always made sure that I reply to people emailing me about work, even if just out of courtesy. This past week, I’ve only been replying if I’m interested in…

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