Here comes the sun

The other day, I heard on the radio that the Meteorologists regard the 1st of March as the start of spring.  And after a few days that were a bit touch and go, right on cue for the weekend here comes the sun.  It’s days like these that make me love working from home. I dropped Libby off at nursery where she spent a considerable amount of time playing outside in the sandpit by the sounds of it.  Lia, Pluto and I headed for the hills to make the most of the glorious sunshine. On a sunny day, I wouldn’t…

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Friday traditions

Fridays are odd days here because Libby usually spends the morning in nursery. Lia and I don’t have anything in particular that we do on a Friday, so we’ve developed our own little Friday traditions. Lia always has a morning nap and I take the opportunity for a quiet cup of coffee. Then we always take Pluto for a walk, pick Libby up at midday and we all head over to my dad’s for lunch.  Today, Libby didn’t have nursery because of half term, so she joined us on our dog walk. This means that we can’t go quite so…

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Winter sunshine

I think that my lack of time at the moment is making me really appreciate the times when I do manage to get out into the sunshine.  This weekend has been incredibly busy with work and I have loads on for the whole week. Unfortunately I had to cancel my long run yesterday afternoon due to time constraints, but we’d had a walk planned for weeks so I found the time to go.  I was delighted that I did, it was such a beautiful day. Being out on the hills with people who aren’t local to the area really brought…

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National Trust Croome

I’ve always thought that days out as a family were a really important part of growing up, but with two children, it becomes really expensive for us all to go out. We’ve had our National Trust membership for a couple of years now, and it’s a really economical way to have regular days out without paying a fortune. We have visited numerous National Trust sites across the country, but one of our favourites is our local one at Croome in Worcestershire, so that’s where we headed to today. We met up with a couple of our friends and spent the morning walking…

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Walking, carrying and recycling

Today we decided to go for a walk across the hills rather than going out for lunch. We’re still carrying Libby on walks. So, she was bundled into the sturdy new baby rucksack my husband recently bought. He hoisted onto his back and off we went. For the first 45 minutes, she loved being in the rucksack. Lots of giggles and looking around, but then I think she got a bit chilly despite her snowsuit, hat and mittens. Cue grizzling, grumbling and then floods of tears. The carrying solution Luckily I’d packed my trusty mei tai into her rucksack, so out…

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