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 Half Term, 2016

Did you miss us? Last week was a whirlwind of being off school, squeezing in work, siblings playing really well together, another Dance Competition and quality family time, just the 4 of us. Phew! Today Ella is back to school and Sam and I are enjoying a lazy Mummy Sammy Day together. It does feel… Continue reading February Half Term, 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 12, 2016

**Friday** Have I mentioned before that I love Fridays? Yes? Hmmm, well, I do! I was looking forward to this particular Friday because I was going to give "remote working" a go with a fellow work from home Mum. We both feel that as wonderful it is to be able to work from home, it… Continue reading February 12, 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 9, 2016

**Tuesday** I always feel like Tuesday is where my week really begins. Monday is always busy, especially with Ella's dance lessons after school, but Tuesday is when both Ella and Sam are in school and I am working from home. It's finally a day of quiet and accomplishment. Well, most Tuesdays. After a breakfast wrap… Continue reading February 9, 2016

February

February 10, 2016

**Wednesday** Sam slept through from 7:30pm Tuesday night to 7:30am this morning! I was anticipating him waking up extremely grumpy but he was happy and most amused that he had 1) missed his dinner and 2) was still in his clothes! It's the little things in life! I kicked off my #embracehappyraok effort for the… Continue reading February 10, 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 7, 2016

**Sunday** We didn't enjoy our standard breakfast in bed but in fairness, we snuck it in yesterday so I shouldn't complain! I spent a quiet hour scrolling through my social media channels until Ella and Sam both descended upon my space. I decided it was time for action so we got cracking, piled in the… Continue reading February 7, 2016

February

February 6, 2016

**Saturday** You know how when you read about someone having nits, you tend to start itching your head? Or when someone close to you has the stomach flu and are puking, you feel decidedly like throwing up yourself? I have no idea what this is called (psychosis?) but I have it. I was worrying about… Continue reading February 6, 2016

February

February 5, 2016

**Friday** Did you ever have a day when your creativity has been left at the door? Friday was this day for me! After dropping the children at school and arriving home, I fired up the archaeic laptop which has served me so very well these last 6 years. Radio 2 was on, tea was brewed… Continue reading February 5, 2016

February

February 4, 2016

**Thursday** After yesterday's brain dump and a message from a friend, I have begun to realise that even though I really enjoy working for myself and don't need someone hanging over me managing my every move, I work far better and happier when I am in an environment with other people. Last year when I… Continue reading February 4, 2016

February

February 2, 2016

**Tuesday** I was a bit worried about Sammy today as, in the night, he seemed feverish and restless. But Tuesday morning dawned with nary a whinge or warm forehead so I think whatever it was, it was fleeting. And of course required Mummy & Daddy cuddles throughout the night. Bless. We had a bit of… Continue reading February 2, 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