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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Dear Puppy…

Dear Puppy, I’m sorry that the last couple of weeks have been tough. I wish I could promise it was going to get better soon, but I’m not so sure. The thing is, sometimes us humans get things wrong. We take on more than we can cope with and then when something goes wrong, we end up in a bit of a difficult position. And that’s what happened to us. First of all, you came into season so I couldn’t let you run around with other dogs. I still don’t want to risk doing that until you’ve been neutered so…

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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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