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…

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…

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…

Month of Firsts – July 2016

It’s that time again.  Time to reflect on last month and write-up all of the firsts that you achieved.  This was a series of posts I started because time was rushing by so quickly and I was losing track of what you did and when you did it.  I look at the ones from last year and love reading them and remembering all the things that made me laugh, frustrated me, and made me burst with pride.  Compared to other months this July was quite a quiet one.  But when I started this series I knew that some months Read on…

Month of 1sts

Month of Firsts – April 2016

It is the start of a new month and time to reflect on the last one and write-up all of the firsts that we achieved.  Month of Firsts is a series of posts I started because I was struggling to keep track of what you did and when you did it.  Some of the things make me laugh, some frustrate me and others are just magical.  It is a warts and all account of the good, the bad and the ugly.  All moments worth sharing and keeping for future reading.  So, Harry this is what you got Read on…

The Waiting Room

Last week saw us attend the drop-in clinic at my doctor’s surgery and have to wait for 3 hours for an appointment.  Yes I will say that again, 3 hours.  And that was 3 hours of having to sit in the waiting room for your name to be called.  I had been told the horror stories of how long others have waited – although even the worst story was half the length of time we waited –  so I went prepared with a packed lunch, his sticker book and a few of his Read on…

Best of Both Worlds

Harry, As you grow up you will inevitably wonder who you take after.  So in readiness for this conversation I thought I’d better put pen to paper (ahem) and start jotting down just a few ways you take after us both.  When you are old enough to read this for yourself you can make your own judgement.  So here goes: 5 ways you take after Mummy My Legs – Your Daddy would actually say you are inflicted with my legs rather than blessed with them.  My legs are short and stocky.  Read on…

My LIttle Cheeky Monkey

The Unspoken List

Like most expectant parents I had read a lot of books before giving birth to my little cheeky monkey. There was sound advice on the day to day essentials of feeding, sleeping, clothing etc that I followed – in hindsight a little too religiously – but there was nothing on how to prepare for the unexpected. I am referring of course to the unpleasant “unspoken” things that become part and parcel of parenting.

Top Parenting Trends 2015…..apparently…..

I read with interest today the following article www.netmums.com/home/g/top-uk-parenting-trends-to-watch-out-for-in-2015 And, indeed it was interesting.  Some I was bemused at, others baffled, and some I kind of agreed with.    So here goes with my honest account of the ones that stood out for me: Brelfies – No one and I mean no-one wants to take – or see – a picture of me breastfeeding.  Whilst some celebs have endorsed it, there is no amount of amateur  air brushing that is going to make a photo of me in the same position look Read on…