Sep
30
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 273)

Speed freaksAnother beautiful day, another trip to the park.

This time we had a trip out with my sister and these two speed freaks.

A nice walk and decent coffee almost made up for the appalling night we had last night. Let’s hope The Little Mister is tired enough to sleep right through tonight!

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Sep
30
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 272)

Park lifeToday has been another gorgeous day.

This afternoon we took a walk to our local park and met up with Auntie Josie for a wander, a coffee and a gossip.

The kids had a lovely time on the swings!

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Sep
28
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 271)

Beach!

It was such a beautiful day today.

We spent this afternoon at the beach with my sister and her family and some friends. It was glorious; warm and sunny and good company.

The Little Mister spent ages looking for ‘nannies’. For some reason this is his word for snails and winkles. We have no idea why he calls them this though!!

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Sep
27
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 270)

Cute cardiWe have had a busy day of doing bits and bobs. It has been such a gorgeous day so some of it was spent in the garden.

Today The Little Miss was wearing this gorgeous cardigan which was made by a friend of ours, actually it was for The Little Mister but he never wore it.

I love it, it is so gorgeous and I wish she would make me one in my size!

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Sep
26
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 269)

Gill's Garden

Today the local paper ran an article on the opening of Mum’s garden yesterday. It was a lovely piece with a fab photo of Dad and two of his grandchildren. Nice to have some good publicity for the garden.

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Sep
26
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 268)

Mum - One Year OnToday marks the one year anniversary of Mum’s death. I cannot believe it has been a year already, Time has flown past and in that year so much has happened.

Today my sister, the children and Dad all went to the grave to take Mum some flowers and children has painted some stones to leave on the grave. In the afternoon we had the pleasure of opening Gill’s Garden, a garden that Dad had built at the school Mum worked at. The children sang, dug for worms and planted some pansies. It was just lovely. In the evening we went out for a family dinner which was fab.

Life without Mum is hard and a huge chunk of our family is missing BUT there is also good stuff. Dad has an amazing relationship with the grandchildren as well as with his daughters. We are very grateful for his presence and input into our lives. Mum would be incredibly proud of the fact that we have made it through the year intact, both as individuals but more importantly as a family.

The one thing I have noticed over the year is that people deal with grief so differently. I have come to the conclusion that the best way to deal with it is assertively. We speak openly and frequently about Mum. We smile and laugh and reminisce about her and the stuff we did. We talk to the children about her and show them pictures. It feels healthy even if it is sad. I have certainly noticed those people who are not prepared to assertively deal with their grief are not faring so well emotionally and I would like to encourage them to allow themselves to talk and think about Mum. It is incredibly restorative.

Mum we miss you so much. Thank you for all you taught us and the example she showed us. Most of all thank you for being my Mum. I wish you were still here, A x

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Sep
24
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 267)

Ginger beardMy beautiful boy is wonderful but he is also so naughty at times!

He pushes my buttons more than anyone else and yet at the same time he also makes me laugh a lot.

Today he thoroughly enjoyed his dinner of spaghetti bolognese with cheese on the top but the fact it looked like he had a ginger beard made me chuckle.

I love this little boy.

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Sep
23
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 266)

Park life

Today I was very excited (tragically so in fact!) as my new baby Connecta sling arrived in the post. It is a gorgeous wrap conversion and is really comfy.

This afternoon I worse the sling and took The Little Mister out to the park for a quick trip out on his trike. It was a gorgeous day and lovely to spend some time with my sister and niece.

In the lead up to the anniversary of Mum’s death it feels like being with family is important and today was a gorgeous, relaxed and comfortable day. Thanks Lou x

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Sep
22
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 265)

FashionistaMy niece is awesome and very stylish!

I think she might be a fashion designer when she grows up.

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Sep
22
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 264)

Percy Puss-CatMy sister hasĀ  got two new additions to the family. Two gorgeous kittens called Oliver and Petcy.

They are amazing natured little puss-cats and are putting up with a lot of man handling!

This is Percy being loved by Barnabas!

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