6 days before Christmas Ollie turned 5. Having your birthday just before Christmas has its good and bad parts. Bad – when people wrap your presents in Christmas paper, or give you a joint Christmas and Birthday gift (luckily we have wonderful family and friends and this rarely happens). Good – everyone is in a festive party mood already, and you get presents twice within a week. Ollie started school this year, and so he was lucky to have two parties.  We held a joint birthday party with one of his friends for their classmates at a local soft play. We…

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2017 Goals and How I got on Last January I set myself some goals for my blog and youtube. The plan was to complete them by the end of 2017. Lets see how I got on… •To vlog more and grow my YouTube channel – and to learn to edit faster, with the aim of uploading twice a week – I also really want a Canon G7X to help with that! Also I want to be able to add my channel to the Channel Mum list of Vloggers – I need to upload at least three times a month for…

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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gilbran   I can’t believe we are already in 2018. My living arrows participation tailed off towards the end of 2018, a combination of both spending more time on my youtube channel and therefore taking less photos, and also the fact that the run up to Christmas was just crazy busy for us all. This year I’m aiming to participate in both Living Arrows and The Ordinary Moments, as when I was writing up all about our year last year, these posts captured both the…

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Happy New Year and welcome back! I’ve been quiet on here throughout December, as I took part in Vlogmas. Uploading videos every day up until Christmas was hectic, and a huge learning experience. I captured so many memories and it was wonderful to take part in. It did make me realise how much I love Youtube, but I also missed blogging, and particularly taking photographs. I am gutted that I missed uploading our Me & Mine Project for December, but I literally took no family photos all month. With that in mind, I thought I would do a round up…

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This is somehow the last post of 2017? I honestly can’t believe it. I say it every month but it feels like the whole month has flown by in a flash and I’m not quite sure where it goes. December however, seems to step the madness up a level. Between Christmas plays, lunches, non uniform days, and various other school events I feel like my feet haven’t touched the floor since I wrote my last post. As a result of this, I have some pretty tired kids, who seem to be sleeping in later – yes it’s never been known…

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