Our Christmas In Photos

As the back to work reality starts to kick in I just wanted to take a little bit of time and think back on what a lovely Christmas this year has been.  O is at the age when it’s all magical to him and seeing Christmas through a 3 years olds eyes is something very special indeed. We haven’t really done anything out of the ordinary, and I’d bore myself talking you through how we spent our time but I would like to share a few of my favourite photos with you that sum up the past couple of weeks.…

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Happy Birthday Baby Boy

I know you hate me calling you baby boy. You are always so quick to tell me you’re not a baby, you’re a big boy. As you turn 3 today, you are certainly a big boy, my love. At 6:24am three years ago you eventually made your entrance. Even back then you could never be made to do something you didn’t want. You get that stubbornness from your dad. Okay, and a little from me too! I remember sitting in my hospital bed just staring at you and how amazing you were. I still do that now sweetheart, because you…

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Halloween

For years we didn’t celebrate Halloween, we were the ones turning the lights off and pretending we weren’t home. It’s only since we moved into our current house five years ago that we’ve started to get into the swing of things. It’s one of the reasons I love living in a small village, there is a real sense of community, which is never more evident than on Halloween. The pumpkin carving is a serious business. Patterns are researched and each year needs to be a step up from the last. Halloween afternoon is spent hollowing out pumpkins and trying to…

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My Sunshine

One of the best things about my job is the summer holidays. Having 6 weeks off work is bliss, and since becoming a mum they have become even more precious. I think back now and wonder what on earth I did with the time off before having O. This is now our 3rd summer together and every year it gets a bit more special. This year he is my little companion who comes with me everywhere. Apart from when I’ve been hitting the gym or for the girly lunch I had with friends last week (thanks Mum and Dad for…

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Highlights of Childhood {The Prompt}

“The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose” Garrison Keillor One of the highlights of my childhood is when I left school. It’s one of these days you spend years looking forward to and then when it arrives, it’s just a bit terrifying. One of my own students summed it up perfectly this year, “Miss, school is all I’ve ever known and now it’s gone. I don’t know anything else.” That’s scary and exciting all at the same time. The final day always had a huge build up. We…

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