A selection of photos from my 30th Birthday weekend….. I was seriously so lucky. I had an amzing surprise night out at our local, organised by my best friend on the Friday evening – plenty of friends,  dancing, singing and prosecco. Saturday evening, was a trip to the cinema and a Nandos date, again with the Bestie – we saw Bad Moms – it was hilarious – and drank slushies – totally what you do on the eve of turning 30! Then Sunday, my actual birthday, was a lovely family meal at Egypt Mill, Nailsworth, where me and Ell had…

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This months photos were taken after a very stressful ‘session’ of trying to take some autumnal shots. We had been to our local arboretum, Westonbirt, and from the moment we arrived, the only child in a compliant mood was the littlest one. It was also a fail, as although it is October, at this point, there were hardly any leaves down – I think this year has been so much milder in September than last year. I think I took over 100 photos that morning and very few were useable.   Ollie is going through a stage at the moment…

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Our house is generally cosy, as it is small, and there are five of us, plus a dog and a cat living in it. To be honest though, I like it that way. It easy to keep clean, and, being a terraced new build, it is always lovely and warm. Our electric and gas bills are also very low. Win! Our living room is mostly decorated in a pale grey/creamy colour with a mauve feature wall. Our sofa is mauve and we have a cream carpet. In in the summer I love it, as it is light and our floral…

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I’ve never written down Sophie’s story until now. I’ve had the post title ‘Sophie’ in my draft posts for a long time. I did write the post ‘February 1st‘ which included our only photo of my pregnancy with Sophie. I’ve written about how I felt about her anniversary/birthday, how it feels to be an angel mummy – especially when people don’t know you are one. I’ve not written Sophie’s story. Why? To be honest I’m not sure. Yes it is upsetting, yes it hurts, although time is a great healer. Mainly though it is because I feel guilty. I feel guilty…

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Week  6 – 29th August – 4th September If I struggled last week, this week was just painful both kids were totally ready to go back to school and routine, and were totally fed up of me!   This week mainly consisted of labelling this lot…. ….tidying up this ….and trying to keep this one sat down in a highchair with no straps – luckily me managed to get some to fit – thanks Hauck! The iPad was highly utilised this week….   ….and mummy was ready for Autmn to come! We had a really fun morning on Thursday making…

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Week 5 – 22nd – 28th August. This was the week I started to struggle. The first 4 weeks of the summer were fine, there weren’t too many arguments or fighting or boredom. This week we all started to drive each other a little mad. Funds had also started to dwindle at the end of the month!It was mainly a boring, at home week, with plenty of tidying, cleaning and catching up on things that had been neglected through the summer. On Tuesday we did pop to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway to see the Gromit Unleased Exhibition. A couple…

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