It’s been quite a while since I joined in with Little Loves. Actually, it’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything on the blog, but sometimes life just gets a bit busy and something has to give and for me it’s been this. I have missed it a little but I’ve been enjoying some early nights and relaxing weekends not worrying about keeping on top of bloggy things.
The past couple of weeks have been really busy with O’s 4th birthday and I turned thirty-something last Saturday. Organising and entertaining a group of twenty or so four year olds is no easy task and in hindsight probably not the best way to spend my birthday but hubby made up for it on Sunday with a lovely meal out and a trip to the Christmas markets.
On Remembrance Day we sadly lost an amazing and beautiful lady who was a French teacher at our school. She passed away after a long battle with cancer. In one of the offices at work there has been a book of remembrance for staff and students to sign and a place of tribute to her. This week I went to sign the book and was overwhelmed with the lovely space that had been set up. I spent some time reading the messages to her. She handled her illness with such positivity and dignity, never without a smile on her face. An amazing and inspirational lady.
My boy having a wonderful time at his birthday party last week. All the hard work was more than worth it to see his little face so lit up and enjoying running around with his friends.
It’s been all about the poncho this week, I’m a little bit in love!
Lots of Christmas songs as we pottered around the markets on Sunday. I’m starting to get a bit excited, I love the run up to Crimbo!
The best of a bad job when I couldn’t find the candles for O’s birthday cake. He didn’t seem to notice it was a tea light rather than a candle.
I’m going to finish with a quote that was on the wall in the remembrance room at work and one that has a little extra meaning for me this week as we passed what would have been our baby’s due date had our IVF attempt been successful. It was a date that has been etched in my brain. The day passed quietly by with a few thoughts of what might have been but not the sadness I had imagined.
In a week that has seen such horror in the world I have hugged my family that little bit closer and been thankful for the happiness they have brought me and continue to bring me every day.
Have a lovely week.