Another Mother’s Day and this one is a strange one. Home, no lunch out, no big family get together, no spa day (pushing it too far?!) I wanted to keep up the tradition of writing to you children, with those motherly thoughts that will make you roll your eyes as teenagers and cry when you … Continue reading A letter from Mum.
This will be the last year where my pack has grown in numbers! From now on it’s the 8 of us against the world. So what, my little ones can I find to say to you all this Mother’s Day. Firstly to you all, thank you for letting me be your Mummy. I might look … Continue reading 6 little notes on Mother’s Day
Pardon? The word, along with 'Mummy' used most in this house by one of its occupants. Turn the clock back 8 years to the newborn hearing screen (you know the one, postnatal ward, little probes, yes you can hear no you can't) Well the result was negative, in both ears. "Don't worry it will be … Continue reading Pardon?
Yes, you read it right. For 10 years of blissful married life you are rewarded with that precious metal Tin? I mean come on. We feel like we deserve platinum! Its been a crazy ten years. 2 house moves, 1 big house project, 6 kids and 2 start-up businesses. We don't want any pats on … Continue reading 10 years and you get Tin?
Doesn't the title sound fancy? Sort of Guardian like or BBC News 24. But no, its little old me looking back at probably the craziest year of my life so far. I'm nervous to say ever, as I fear the crazy life we now lead will probably get crazier (no I'm not pregnant) I should … Continue reading 2018 in review
The latest additions to the family are 12 weeks old and it’s been a roller coaster ride. Babies 5 & 6 – Amelia and Poppy have settled in to the chaos and we are just about getting our heads around having 6 children. I feel OLD, the sleep deprivation is an utter killer, trying to get … Continue reading The Highs & Lows
This time last year I was at physio treating my slightly broken body from the first set of twins. My knees ached, my posture was out, my hips still hurt, and I had stomach separation, which coned if I tried any abdominal exercise. My very gentle move back into exercising was painful and uncomfortable. I had … Continue reading The Power of Pilates
Today (4th June) is the anniversary of my brother's death. Some of you will already know about Matt, for others this may be news. My brother Matt died on the 4th June 2003. I will never forget my phone ringing to tell me to get to my parents as quickly as possible. I was working … Continue reading The 4th June.
Anyone done pottery painting before? Yes? am I the last to join the party? We've been to several children's parties where the children paint a seemingly useless item which sits on their windowsills asking to be dusted. But they love it and children's pottery painting parties are a huge hit with our children. We dipped … Continue reading Me time.
I can't hide from it, I am nesting - perhaps not so much in the 'getting the nursery ready', more tick off the jobs so my life (or my brain) can function once these additions arrive. I do have to laugh at myself as to some of the bizarre things that have made this list … Continue reading Nesting