March 2016

February 29-March 13, 2016

The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry. January saw me writing every day. February, I backed off to weekly. And then surgery, sickness and wobbles set in. I haven't updated since the 28th of February and to be honest, haven't wanted to. I had my double knee arthroscopic surgery on the… Continue reading February 29-March 13, 2016

February

February 22-28, 2016

Back to school, back to normal. I have also realised that trying to update the blog daily is too much! I've really enjoyed keeping family and (1 or 2) friends updated on our lives but somedays are not terribly interesting so I seem to be sharing more photos and far less words. Which isn't necessarily… Continue reading February 22-28, 2016

February

February 14, 2016

**Sunday** HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! This year we have kind of chosen to gloss over Valentine's Day in favour of Ella's dance festival competition! I did get a card for Mark and wonder of wonders, he got me some beautiful tulips and a new Pandora charm for my charm bracelet! I'm not sure what happened there… Continue reading February 14, 2016

February

February 13, 2016

**Saturday** Saturday was ALL ABOUT DANCE! Ella normally has ballet for 45 minutes and musical theatre for 60 minutes on Saturdays. We were still doing this but also adding a one-hour practice session for their upcoming dance festival competitions. Ella's Dance School has a wonderful group of 10 dancers who are all ages and disciplines… Continue reading February 13, 2016

February

February 11, 2016

**Thursday** Sam and I began our Mummy-Sammy Day with breakfast out at a local garden centre with a friend of ours. We were home in time for lunch and chill out time for Sam while I accomplished a bit of work and made arrangements to meet up with another fellow "work from home mum" on Friday.… Continue reading February 11, 2016

February

February 8, 2016

**Monday** The start of our last week of school before our February Half Term dawned with a clear but bitterly cold (for the UK) morning. Both Ella and Sam were in really good moods which always makes the prep before the school run far easier. I challenged Sammy to get himself totally dressed all by… Continue reading February 8, 2016

February

February 1, 2016

**Monday** Pinch, punch, first of the month! So January is done and we're moving on. I am very much hoping that February will be calmer and less fraught for us all. And preferably no more loose teeth! From Ella, that is. Or anyone else for that matter. Today was a Mummy Sammy Day. I had… Continue reading February 1, 2016

January 2016

January 30, 2016

*Saturday* The sleepover girls, after having gone to bed around 10:30pm, woke up just after 7am! Thankfully, they both tiptoed downstairs to watch some telly, play some Minecraft and perfect their dance routine. I whipped up some crêpe-style pancakes for sustenance for their dance classes and then suddenly realised that we had very little time… Continue reading January 30, 2016

January 2016

January 11, 2016

Two days off from Yoga Camp with Adriene and boy did I need today's session! The lifting and moving from yesterday's work in Mark's new office left my back stiff and sore. Oddly, Adriene obviously knew about this as today's session was about streching and relaxing. Perfecto. After I finished, I saw the sad news… Continue reading January 11, 2016

January 2016

January 9, 2016

Oops, guess what I didn't do today when my alarm went off at 7:30am? I didn't join my friend Adriene for Boot Camp. I know she will forgive me though because she's always telling us to "find what feels good" and this morning, at 7:30am, when no school run was looming, my bed felt reallllllly… Continue reading January 9, 2016

January 2016

January 4, 2016

Today was the last day of our Christmas Holiday! While half of the UK began the joy of shouty school runs, scrambling for school uniform and stuffing food into lunch boxes, we joyfully did not. A teacher inset day made Ella's sleepover at Nanny & Grandad's last night possible and meant that it was pretty… Continue reading January 4, 2016