Our Thursday Photo #73

I suppose there is always something good to come out of every bad thing. If you read my post yesterday about hearing bad news on twitter, you’ll know that this week has been a pretty bad one here as weeks go. So, what are the positives? Well, before it all started to go downhill we had a pretty good weekend. Libby did well in her swimming lesson and both girls watched their first rugby match. Libby couldn’t decide whether to cheer for Warriors (as instructed by us and everyone else around her) or Wasps. So she shouted for them both,…

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News on twitter: Too much too soon?

I don’t imagine I’ll be blogging much over the coming weeks. I won’t lie, the last couple of days have been tough. Yesterday, my husband was late home from work. His motorbike wasn’t there when I got back from taking the girls to a dance class. I thought he must have been held up at work, so I got the girls in and started cooking tea. As time passed, I realised that inconsiderate though he is at times, I would probably have heard if he’d been that late finishing work. So, I gave him a call. He didn’t answer, so…

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The Isle of Wight with dogs

Our dogs have always been part of the family. At home, they’re always there. If we go for a day out, we take them with us if we can. So when we go on holiday, we actively look for places to go that the dogs can come along to as well. The Isle of Wight was one of the most dog friendly places we’ve been to. A camping holiday in the Isle of Wight For us, a holiday is all about being out and about in the fresh air so camping is the natural choice. Of course, this means that…

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Our Thursday Photo #72

I’m happy to say that this week has been notably better than last week. We’ve managed a trip to Drayton Manor, a lovely day out in Birmingham and a relatively small number of toddler meltdowns. All in all, I class that as a good week. Libby has settled in brilliantly at nursery and loves going every day. I may have flattered myself a little bit when I thought she was going to be upset at me leaving and that she might miss me just a little bit. She couldn’t care less. Lia has had a surprisingly productive week for a 16…

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Free activities for toddlers in Birmingham

We always enjoy a day out to Birmingham and the girls are particularly excited by the fact that we go on the train. It does often turn out to be quite an expensive day out though, what with paying to get in to places and buying lunch. My usual trick for bringing down the price on a day out is to take a picnic. But with rather unreliable weather at the moment, I decided we’d do free activities and treat ourselves to lunch. Musical picnic So today we went for a different sort of picnic, with the girls taking part…

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