January 2016

January 31, 2016

**Sunday** The last few Sundays have involved a lovely trend...breakfast in bed. The last 2 weeks, I have got up around 8:15am as everyone was slowly waking, and made tea for Mark and me, prepared a light, continental breakfast and piled everything on a tray to take back up to our bed for a family… Continue reading January 31, 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 29, 2016

*Friday* Ah, Friday. Even though I work on Fridays I always find a lot of happiness in Friday. The sun was shining (although the wind was blowing a hooley!) and I was ready for a good day of work and then fun with Ella having her friend over for a sleepover. A quick nip to… Continue reading January 29, 2016

January 2016

January 28, 2016

**Thursday** Have you ever seen someone scrambling an egg inside a shell? They have to make a small hole in one end, usually with a needle or pin or something relatively small. Then after the shell is pierced, they stir the egg inside like crazy with said needle or pin, thus scrambling the egg. Often… Continue reading January 28, 2016

January 2016

January 27, 2016

Wednesday... Yesterday was a bit of a muddle as I was working "remotely" and felt a bit like a chicken with my head cut off. After a busy school run, I packed up my laptop, notebook and phone and headed to my inlaw's house to spend the day working from their conservatory. They had an… Continue reading January 27, 2016

January 2016

January 26, 2016

**Yes, I know...yesterday was the 26th...time got away from me...** Yesterday was my father-in-law's birthday. When I took Sammy into preschool in the morning, I told one of his keyworkers that it was Grandad's birthday and mayyyyy-be they could help Sammy to make a picture or a card or something?? And in the end, they… Continue reading January 26, 2016

January 2016

January 25, 2016

Two years ago today I began documenting and sharing #3goodthings each day. With the exception of a couple of late submissions (forgot to do it in the evening, posted first thing in the morning for the previous day) in the first few months, I have not missed one single day of #3goodthings. That's 730 days… Continue reading January 25, 2016

January 2016

January 23, 2016

Some days are just a lovely level of happiness. I find, on days like this, that I am able to deal with everything so much better. Nothing splendiforous is happening; it's just a normal day but with a happy smile throughout the whole of the day. I find I have the perfect amount of patience… Continue reading January 23, 2016

January 2016

January 21, 2016

What a difference a day makes! And what a difference turning off a bit from social media makes! Our morning started quite pleasantly and we were able to help out a friend as well with a morning preschool drop off. Sammy and I then went out to visit another friend and pick up some grocery… Continue reading January 21, 2016

January 2016

January 20, 2016

Did you ever have a day filled with little mistakes? I had a day like that today. Nothing earth shattering but enough to make me think that maybe I should have just had a nap and re-grouped rather than push through in the hopes that it would all get better. Nothing got worse and the… Continue reading January 20, 2016

January 2016

January 19, 2016

We were treated to the most glorious sky at sunrise this morning! That's one positive to winter mornings...you're usually well awake by the time the sun clears the horizon! That was the last bit of calm this morning, however, as we had to take my car to the next village to a garage for some… Continue reading January 19, 2016

January 2016

January 17, 2016

Today was chilled out and family focused. None of the jobs I had hoped might get done got done. I did manage to change the sheets on our bed this evening so there's one great accomplishment! However, we spent time together as a family, spent time with my inlaws who needed a distraction and played… Continue reading January 17, 2016

January 2016

January 16, 2016

Today began with a lovely breakfast in bed and rather jovial hour where Ella and Sam played together and Mark and I enjoyed a cup of tea in bed and a bit of conversation about some of the challenges Ella is experiencing at school. As time ticked on, we needed to get ready to take… Continue reading January 16, 2016

January 2016

#LiveLAGOM

Several months ago I received a newsletter from IKEA Family. In the newsletter they were promoting a programme called #LiveLAGOM. They were inviting IKEA Family members to apply to become a #LiveLAGOM Ambassador. If chosen, we would receive £500 of IKEA products designed to improve our family's sustainability and eco-friendly footprint. But it wasn't just… Continue reading #LiveLAGOM

January 2016

January 15, 2016

Last school year, when Ella was in Year 2, I had the pleasure of working with Ella's class on an Embrace Happy Club. I went into their class for about 6 weeks in the Summer term. I usually went in on Friday afternoons and we focused on learning how to Embrace Happy, to be a… Continue reading January 15, 2016

January 2016

January 14, 2016

Oh, Alan Rickman. Noooooo! I actually said that out loud at my desk when I read the Breaking News on BBC this lunch time. Nooooo! So sad. Best villains, best voice. I know my Mom will be sad today as Alan Rickman was Professor Snape and she adores all things Harry Potter. This may be… Continue reading January 14, 2016

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January 13, 2016

Have you ever found that your "get up and go, got up and went"? I felt that way this morning. I had to drag myself out of bed for Adriene's Yoga Camp and while I partially began Day 10, both children suddenly appeared in the dimly lit lounge and the smallest of the 2 insisted… Continue reading January 13, 2016

January 2016

January 12, 2016

Why did I not do meal planning before? Yes, I'm only on day two but seriously, I really should have been doing this for the last 7 years! Having picked up our #LiveLAGOM products from IKEA, part of our New Year's intentions are to waste less, particularly in the area of food waste. I have… Continue reading January 12, 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 8, 2016

Friday! Friday! Friday! I was so pleased it was Friday today. But when my alarm went off at 6:30 for me to get my bum downstairs for a bit of Yoga Camp with Adriene, I didn't just snooze it to grab 10 more minutes, I sharply shut it off altogether. Then I began a dialogue… Continue reading January 8, 2016

January 2016

January 6, 2016

Wednesday...always a good feeling when it's over as you know you are that much closer to the weekend....whooooo hooooo! Another school run (sans skateboard today) and a quiet day at home being a Work at Home Mum. I missed having the hubbub of Mark being home, not that I should get used to it by… Continue reading January 6, 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

January 2016

January 3, 2016

Ah, the magic of Disney! We packed ourselves into the car this morning to journey to the O2 Arena in London to see the magnificent "Disney on Ice". The children were quite excited and after a reminder to not ask "Are we there yet??" and taking turns on the iPad, our journey proceeded without incident.… Continue reading January 3, 2016

January 2016

January 2, 2016

I've had the book "The Life-changing Magic of Tidying" by Marie Kondo for months now. Maybe even a year or so. I do this. I buy a book, eagerly delve into the first chapter or so. Then I find my attention wavering and end up on social media scrolling through friend's status updates and checking… Continue reading January 2, 2016