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
Yesterday morning I was all ready to sit down and write a post about how tiring and not nice my day was on Friday. Being a mummy is the best things in the world and I wouldn't have it any other way, but there are days when you're so tired, when the kiddos are so … Continue reading Not so bad, considering
Wow, you know you've been busy when writing is one of your favourite things and still you haven't posted for 5 months! I know! Five whole months without as much as a word. Without trying to make excuses, the main reason I haven't been blogging is that we have had a lot of illness over … Continue reading I’m back!
Elisabeth is getting towards the end of the first term of big girl school. And she is tired. She is very tired. She is very very tired. She is very very very tired. She is tired to the stage where if she drops a pen she bursts out in tears poor little lamb. It is … Continue reading The end is near….