Want to hazard a guess what the most used "I’m not writing because” excuse is? I’m pretty sure it is something along the lines of “I don’t have time.” We’ve all used it, I know I have, even before I had children. Is it true though? Do we really not have time or is it … Continue reading To write or not to write
If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do... Jim Croce wanted to ‘save every day, til eternity passes away, just to spend them with you’. If I could save time in a bottle, I’d probably just re-use it over and over again to do lots of little … Continue reading If I could save time in a bottle…
There are very few dull moments in Newman Towers and the last few weeks have not been an exception! The first six weeks of this school term have been all about finishing my novel, and after a lot of hours spent with my laptop, I have now taken a break for a few weeks which … Continue reading Quick thinking, exhausting holidays and crazy parties!
I love it when kids don't know what something is called and, rather than ask me, make up a word themselves to describe what they mean. With Elisabeth we never really had this pleasure, she talked very early and never really said anything wrong. Jacob however, is the absolute master at this. He has always … Continue reading Mummy, I’ve got a sore yawn
It's amazing how quickly kids grow up. It feels like only days ago I could hold Elisabeth in just one hand. Now she is nearly as tall as one of my best friends - admittedly my friend is 4ft10 so that is not a massive challenge, but Elisabeth is only six. And not only that, … Continue reading Frunt teef
A couple of weeks ago, Jacob went for his first day at pre-school. He was super excited and so was I because the first day I was allowed to come with him. So after lunch I changed him into his school uniform which he wasn't partuclarly keen on but the promise of some chocolate seemed … Continue reading Jacob and the big world…
It's been a while. A long while. A way too long while since I even logged on to WordPress, let alone wrote anything! But I'm back, well I'm trying to be (I imagine Arnie saying "I'll try to be back" wouldn't have made quite the same impact - ha ha). Jacob has recently started pre-school 3 … Continue reading I’m back!
When you have kids, life can change in a moment. An amazing fun day can turn into a nightmare within a fraction of a second if a child hurts himself, or a rubbish day can turn wonderful just because of something they say or do. And then there are days that go a bit like … Continue reading Tough cookie
"Fishin!" is what Jacob shouts when he is finished with his snack, dinner, or whatever else he happens to be doing. This is an improvement to what he did before, which was throwing his hands up in the air and shout: "Silly!" He is the complete opposite to his sister when it comes to talking. … Continue reading Kiddos talk
A few months ago I found a little lump in my breast.....slight moment of panic. A few days later......it was gone......sigh of relief. A few weeks later.....it was back.......moment of: what the heck do I do now!?! To be perfectly honest, the temptation to just ignore it was pretty strong. I spent a couple of … Continue reading I wasn’t scared……well, maybe a little