Jan
13
2019
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13 January 2019

Moody day

Today I was tired, tearful and slightly hungover.

I struggled all day and The Little Mister has been incredibly difficult. He has been rude and oppositional and just hard to manage and I have struggled because I am not at top of my game.

I cried in church, cried in the car and cried at home.

My friend Emma asked me and the kids out for a walk around the headland. It was just what I needed; blustery and blowy and a bit of a reflection of my mood but I felt much better when I returned.

I am very grateful for friends who hold me up when I am feeling down and who will walk alongside me when I am struggling.

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Dec
29
2018
0

Day 362

Beach walks

These gorgeous, mild December days are perfect for beach visits and walks.

We had another lovely walk across Vazon with Emma and the kids. Unfortunately the children were less compliant in having their photos taken!

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Dec
21
2018
0

Day 355

Christmas jumpers

Thank goodness we have made it to the end of term. Tired children and tired children and we are all ready for Christmas and a break.

After school we went to my friends house where the kids played, we fed them carbs and we watched a film and chilled out.

Good friends with excellent taste as we have matching Christmas jumpers, although we bought them completely independently!

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Aug
07
2018
0

Day 212

The GodfatherI think this one is going to miss having her Uncle Oj at her beck and call. He and Jonathan are rather devoted godfathers and it has been fabulous to have them around for a few days.

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Aug
07
2018
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Day 208

Godfather surprise

We had just got the kids into bed and there was a knock at the door. I was completely and utterly gobsmacked to see my two lovely friends Oj and Jonathan standing there. They are Eliza’s godfathers and I was not expecting to see then at all. I was literally speechless – that never, ever happens!!

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Aug
07
2018
0

Day 203

Barbecue surprise

As I was in St Albans my lovely friend Philippa arranged a barbecue so I could catch up with her family – when I lived in the area they pretty much adopted me and I spent an awful lot of time gatecrashing their Sunday lunches and family dos. I miss them a lot and it was brilliant to see them all.

The big surprise though was that she invited all the boys (who had been little shits and told me they were all unavailable!) to join us so it really was a wonderful party! Thank you to you all!

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May
26
2018
0

Day 140

Good timesHad a lovely barbecue with friends today. The weather was glorious and we sat on the patio drinking wine watching the children playing happily together. It was bliss.

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Dec
31
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 365

Happy New Year

We have had a lovely day and our friends Emma and Martin came for lunch along with their daughter Ava and The Little Misters bestie Maxi!

We had a lovely lunch and then dragged ourselves out for a walk around Fort Houmet. It was unbelievably windy but we were very excited to see a seal real close to shore.

The sea was gorgeous; huge waves and really wild but there is something about it that I love. Today the tide was high so the waves were coming up right against the fort and I could taste the sea on my lips. It smelt and tasted like home and I am grateful to be here, and especially grateful for such wonderful family and friends.

Happy New Year Everyone x

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Dec
01
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 329

Lights turn on

We had a fab trip out to see Father Christmas turn on the lights this evening with our friend Emma and her kids.

The kids were exhausting and we ended the evening with pizza, pasta and wine in a local restaurant before all getting the bus home. Fun.

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Nov
23
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 322

Weekend with Strangers

This has been a wonderful and very unusual weekend.

When I was pregnant with The Little Miss I joined an ante-natal group on Mumsnet. At some point we switched from there to Facebook and about 60 of us have stayed pretty good friends over the last 4 years.

I find it amazing that the internet can be so powerful. We have shared so many things together, joys and sadness as well as plenty of laughs. It has been amazing to be able to share concerns about our children and to have someone to talk to, who has often been through similar experiences.

About 16 of us met up for the weekend in Brighton. We rented a house and spent a decent proportion of the weekend wearing pyjamas, drinking prosecco or tea and playing Cards Against Humanity.

I feel like I have known these girls for ages. Oh yes… it’s because I have. The online world is a very real and very important place for me. These people matter to me and I am hugely grateful that we have met and continue to share our lives together.

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