Snapshot of the Week // Little Boy Blue

Family walk in winter

The sun shone and the wind cut right through you but it did nothing to ruin his enjoyment of playing out in the woods.  We also gave his new wellies a thorough road test – splashing in the river water, climbing up the banks, walking through the mud and jumping in EVERY puddle – and thankfully they passed with flying colours.  Shame that the same could not be said for the jeans!

Muddy Wellies

Month of 1sts

Month of Firsts – October 2016

Another month and another instalment of Month of Firsts. The series of posts I started because I was struggling to keep track of what you did and when you did it.  I love looking back and reading what we got up to as it brings the memories flooding right back.  However, of late I have been a little tardy with these posts.  I am so not up to date with what you have been up to – hence this post being written in Feb – but it highlights to me just how important it is Read on…

Time Flies

There are some features of Facebook that annoy me – I DO NOT PLAY CANDY CRUSH SAGA NEITHER DO I WANT TO SO PLEASE DON’T INVITE ME – is a particular bug-bear of mine – and then those that make me smile, such as the feature that let’s you see your memories from previous years.  This particular reminder blew me away because remarkably it showed what had happened on the same day over the last 4 years, and so I wanted to share it here.  In my opinion it is a set of quite special photographs Read on…

When Chester Came To Stay

I’ve always had a competitive streak.  As a child it was a necessary survival instinct – I was the only girl in a street full of lads.  Football, British Bull Dogs, and bunny-hopping competitions on your BMX were a daily routine.  I got no special treatment for being a girl.  In school I always wanted to be top of the class, have the best report, be a Prefect.  In sport I always had to be in the team, be the captain, win.  As I got older my competitive streak was tempered by a dose Read on…

Month of 1sts

Month of Firsts – September 2016

Another month and another instalment of Month of Firsts. The series of posts I started so that I could keep track of what you did and when you did it.  I am late with posting September’s update, but I doubt I will ever forget this month, as this one has been pretty significant.  So, Harry this is what happened in September: Started school – Let’s start with the main one shall we.  School. A milestone that seemed ages away and yet here we are already.  You only do mornings, but that doesn’t matter, you are still in school.  Read on…

Pumpkin Patch

Magic Moments // Pumpkin Picking

I have never picked a pumpkin.  I don’t particularly like pumpkin so there has never been a need to.  But having a child means you have an excuse a reason to try new things.  I’d seen photos of friends that had gone pumpkin picking and it looked like good fun so I decided that we were going to give it a try. I had a romantic vision of fields full of autumnal colours, neat rows of pumpkins, and happy children skipping among them.  The reality was very, very, different.  Now, I have only watched Read on…

Month of 1sts

Month of Firsts – August 2016

Another month and another instalment of Month of Firsts. The series of posts I started because I was struggling to keep track of what you did and when you did it.  I have to say that August has to be my favourite so far.   Whether it was more poignant because it is the month before you started pre-school or perhaps it was just because we had such a fun family holiday, fitting so much in to it.  I honestly can’t put my finger on it.  It could well have been both.  So, Harry this is what we got up to Read on…