Tag Archives: happiness

Wednesday At My Grandad’s

When we moved counties nearly four years ago, we promised ourselves that we would head back to our home town every two weeks ish. But the reality of life and commitments sort of stretched this and sometimes we can suddenly realise it’s been nearly two months or so. My Grandad lives in Essex and he’s the one person who I …

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Losing Motivation & Visiting The Ducks

I’ve been really struggling this winter to find the motivation for adventures. Our year last year was so busy and full of fun exciting things that when the cold hit, I wanted to hibernate through it and chill out. P2 had a full month off nursery and we got into a bit of a lazy routine of pyjama days, movies …

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Siblings 2017 – February

I’ve felt like the month has flown by and it’s absurd that we are already in February. February is a big month for us. P2 turned four years old, my stepdad is giving my mum one of his kidneys and the girls are starting new groups, activities and having play dates again. I’m writing our Siblings post with only a …

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Special Needs Diary #11 – Making Friends & Going On A Sleepover

It feels like turning 8 years old has brought so many new things to P1s life already and it’s only been a few weeks. When she received an invitation to attend a sleepover party with one of her new Brownie friends, I had instant flash backs from my childhood. I remember a couple of sleepovers when there was more than …

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Kidney Disease & My Family

Growing up I was extremely close to my Grandparents. I spent a lot of time with them whilst my Mum and (ex) step dad worked hard for my brother and me. I remember times when we’d walk up to town with my grandparents and my Nan would have to stop and catch her breath frequently. She would also feel the …

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Christmas Day 2016

I was woken up by the sound of two little voices telling me that Father Christmas had been. I had expected an early morning just like I used to wake up before it was light when I was a child. I was all about to get out of bed when I checked my phone for the time. It was 3:40am! …

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Letter To My Princess 1 – 8 Years

To my Princess 1, I can’t begin to comprehend the fact that you are now 8 years old. Each year you grow older, I feel older and it’s further and further away from the moment when I was at school still. There is so much going on in your little world that it’s really hard to keep up. I am …

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Siblings 2016 – November

This past month has been an absolute crazy one for us as a family. We’ve spent it partly in USA and when in the UK we’ve been in three different counties. There has been so many opportunities for making memories for us as a family but also for my girls as sisters. I have really enjoyed watching them this month …

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Jump In Trampoline Arena Tonbridge Review

This past year Hubby and I have been making such a huge effort to go on little adventures where we find brand new things for the girls to do. We are sort of testing out all the local attractions to find our favourite destinations for days out or rainy day activities. I was recently made aware of a new trampoline …

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The Soft Play Cafe Sevenoaks

There are many things I hate about Facebook and also, many things I love about it too. A few weeks ago something popped up on my news feed. A friend had shared a group that was about to open it’s doors. The Soft Play Cafe. She had only shared it because the photo that was used happened to feature her …

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An Afternoon At Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Two weekends ago P1 headed off to Essex to spend what originally was three nights with my Mum. They were taking P1 to Buckingham Palace on a special coach trip with my Grandad and my little Brother. The sleepovers kept getting extended and in the end she was away from Thursday to Tuesday. She had a brilliant time which I …

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A Letter To My Husband – Surviving 4 Years In A Relationship

To my Husband, We have been together for four years today. We’d been talking online for a long time before the day we met and it felt like I’d known you my lifetime already. Our very first proper date was a trip to a shopping centre. We were shopping for Mother’s Day for our mums. I bought a tiny snack …

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“P1 is behaved at school and a crazy nightmare at home”

I’ve always loved the idea of home schooling. Having no early mornings for school runs and being able to spend time as a family doing the things we loved whilst educating and growing my daughters. But then we have school holidays, and they remind me exactly why I don’t and would never go down that route. There’s something wrong with …

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A Third Child “Brings No Extra Joy” Is this true?

A new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows that the birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents’ happiness, but a third does not. I read the article several times over the social media platforms. Having just given birth to my third it got me thinking. Am …

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Is This The End Of My Breastfeeding Journey?!

I’m quite upset that I’m writing this post in a way. I think we are about ready to end our breastfeeding journey. Well not completely anyway. It’s been about a month of weaning now, P2 is now on three meals a day which is usually half a jar. We’ve had no problems except the one toilet trouble during the first …

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