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
July has been a bit of a month at Newman Towers, some pretty exciting stuff has happened but unfortunately some nasty things as well. At the start of the month my long life writer's dream came true, I had an article accepted for publication and was going to get paid for it! It was only … Continue reading A bit of a month….
In 11 days time Jacob will be six months old and even though it has been hard work and difficult at times there have been many wonderful moments. I wanted to write more often during the first few months but have not had the time or peace of mind to do it. So instead, here … Continue reading Almost six months…..
Me: "What would you like for lunch? A Marmite sandwich?" Elisabeth: "Yes mummy, that'll do." (Cheeky monkey!) Elisabeth: "I am so lucky, I get chocolate twice. At Christmas and at Easter!" (Whilst she eats the smallest piece of chocolate ever) Elisabeth: "Mummy, can you tell me the story about when I was a baby and … Continue reading Conversations with Elisabeth 8
Jacob is now nearly three months old and I have been seriously neglecting this blog. There are two times I often write, either in the evening or on the bus on the way to or from work, but I'm not back to work yet and I go to bed pretty much as soon as both … Continue reading Time flies when you don’t have time
The last month or so has been a bit crazy in Newman Towers. The bad crazy - Just after we bought a "new" car and booked a little break for Elisabeth, me and hubby we heard that the company my husband works for has gone bust and it was likely that half of the employees … Continue reading Crazy times
Me: "What do you think is in mummy's tummy Elisabeth?" Elisabeth: "A baby." Me: "I think so too. What do baby's sleep in?" Elisabeth:"A cot." Me: "Yes, they do. So maybe when the baby is out of mummy's tummy, we can ask daddy to put your old cot back together and the baby can sleep … Continue reading Conversations with Elisabeth 6
So I'm not even 20 weeks in and already I'm struggling to put my socks on, bit worrying. Anyway, enough on that. The weekend at Newman Towers was at times productive, relaxing and really enjoyable. Saturday was very productive, Gareth managed to paint the last of the outside window frames, a job that really needed … Continue reading The simple things
Yesterday Elisabeth fell over and grazed her knee properly for the first time, blood and everything, well a little bit. Considering she is two and a half we realise how lucky we are to have been injury/blood free for such a long time. But that wasn't the main event this weekend. The biggest thing by … Continue reading The first of many….
Last weekend was the first weekend in ages that we didn't have any plans. We have had quite a few lovely but busy weekends with my sister and co visiting (which was awesome) and lots of birthday parties (lots of fun), but this weekend we were happy to not have any plans. Friday was a … Continue reading Weirdness in Newman Towers