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5 April 2019

Noodle SticksThe Little Mister is becoming very adept at using chopsticks – or ‘Noodle Sticks’ as they like to call them.

His technique might be somewhat unconventional though!

Written by Anna Williams in: The Little Mister |
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4 April 2019

Careers FayreThis morning I had to go and help out at the careers fayre at the leisure centre.

As you can see it was a valuable and successful couple of hours.

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3 April 2019

Wedding anniversary

Today was our 9th wedding anniversary. We hadn’t got much planned as we had to go to parents evening and then we had planned to go to Crabby Jacks for tea.

Emma had been looking after the kids so we invited her too.

So, a celebratory anniversary meal for seven then!

Written by Anna Williams in: The Mister |
Apr
10
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2 April 2019

Flowering beauties

More beautiful flowers in the garden. They are just rampant and absolutely everywhere.

Written by Anna Williams in: Flowers,Garden |
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1 April 2019

BestiesAnother photo from yesterday – The Little Mister and his bestie Maxi. I love seeing them together, they have such a nice relationship.

Written by Anna Williams in: Friends |
Mar
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31 March 2019

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday – a day of such mixed up emotions.

I obviously think a lot about my own Mum. I wonder how different my life would be if she were here. I think I might feel less stressed, better supported and more confident in my parenting. I would love to ask her what I was like as a small child and whether I was as difficult to parent as The Little Miss can be at times. I suspect I was just like her!

I like to think that Mum would be really proud of me; that she would be happy with the way the children are turning out. In fact, I think she would be proud of the way me and my sister have turned out. I fully believe that she considered that we were her greatest achievements and I remain abundantly grateful for all the time and energy and love she invested in us.

Instead of having my Mum for support I have a few wonderful women who are around. I totally believe that I am a better mother for having them in my lives, helping me make decisions and sharing the load of Mothering. I am grateful for my sister – her unending support both emotional and physical makes a huge difference to me. My lovely friend Emma is another person who makes mothering manageable and bearable. I appreciate her support and care for me and children and husband.

I believe that as we need to work hard to care for the mothers in our communities; to nurture, love and support each other. We need to build each other up and share the load of parenting, for when we parent together we are more effective and our children benefit from the extended ‘mothering’ they experience.

So today, I went to church. I cried a little and smiled more. I cooked a lovely roast dinner for my family and my Dad and then we went to the beach with Emma and her children. The kids went body-boarding (in March!!) and Emma and I drank pink fizz.

Thankyou to everyone who helps me be a better Mum. Your support, love and care has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated.

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Mar
30
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30 March 2019

Happiness and sadness

We have had a beautiful day of football, music lessons, exercise classes and finally a few hours in the garden.

The Little Miss and I went to the shop to get some food and then we stopped on the way home to leave some flowers on Mum’s grave. I remember her every day, not just special occasions like Mothering Sunday but this weekend is especially tough.

The Little Miss has the school bear with her today and wanted her picture taken with Grandma. That made me cry but she was so matter of fact it also made me smile.

Written by Anna Williams in: Mum,This is Epic | Tags: ,
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29 March 2019

Blooming marvellous

The garden is blooming and the apple tree is covered in gorgeous frothy white blossom. Coupled with a blue sky and the opportunity to hang the washing out, I am a happy lady!

Written by Anna Williams in: Garden |
Mar
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28 March 2019

Beautiful beachThe weather was so gloriously beautiful today that we met my sister and nephew down the beach with their crazy dog for a quick 20 minute walk.

I love living on an island where we can be at the beach within 5 minutes of picking the kids up from school. We are truly blessed.

Written by Anna Williams in: Beach |
Mar
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27 March 2019

Spring dressNot a terribly flattering photo but I didn’t take any others today.

Unusually I wore a bright blue dress today which had divers on it. I had so many compliments about the dress it was really nice.

Written by Anna Williams in: Uncategorized |

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