Christening Card

Half Term Mayhem

We’re in the thick of half-term mayhem in our house, everyday is a marathon of mess, mithering and fighting a losing battle of maintaining my mental health!!! Actually it’s not been that bad so far (thank goodness the higher dose of my meds have kicked in!), the boys seem to have developed a whole new…

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Brave Captain

Homework is done, school bags are packed, uniform is laid out and shoes are at the door. I’ve done all I can to reduce the morning’s stress levels, but will it help? If the last couple of weeks are anything to go by, then no, it won’t! It’s all the dilly dallying that I find…

Starting school

So long Summer, see you next year

The last Saturday of our summer holidays has arrived, pleasantly so, with a long deep sleep and hot cross buns in bed (thank you thoughtful husband). So long Summer! I’m feeling slightly wistful about the end of this era with my children, but more excited about the times ahead, as we all prepare for full…

Scooter Boy Birthday Card

Four Times Two

Tuesday already, thank goodness, as I’ve had a rocky couple of days but seem to have woken up brighter again this morning. Not sure why though as we seemed to be having an all night party with our two last night, I think we’ve had 8 hours sleep between the four of us. There’s going…

Bella's Party

Bella’s Party

I’ve got thirty minutes before I need to head out of the door to a four year old’s birthday party with our eldest. I’m hoping for a chance of a sit down, a hot drink and a slice of cake but better not hold my breath! More like rambunctious pre-schoolers, decibel levels louder than legal…

3rd Birthday Card

Recovering and Recycling

I have been really touched by all the messages of love and support I have received since my last post, they have meant so much to me, and really have helped to get me through. I was especially moved because I received two cards, which I think is wonderful. That people feel able to respond…

Boy's birthday card

Boys Will Be Boys!

As usual the start of the Easter holidays was marked with bucketfuls of water falling from the sky, and I spent most of the day trying to coax the boys out into garden at every break in the rain – only to find it throwing it down again five minutes later! Thankfully what a difference…

Cowboy birthday card

Rhinestone Cowboy Card

Having a lovely few days at the moment, enjoying a surprisingly relaxing half-term break with hubby off too. There’s plenty of time for things to descend into chaos yet though, so I shouldn’t speak too soon. We had a fabulous day of tidying and planting in the garden on Sunday – AND it was SUNNY!…