Category: Family

  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

    Dear Daniel and Emily A year ago I wrote this post. So much has changed since then. Daniel, you’re nearly four and you’re such a big boy. You can dress yourself – in fact, you insist on it – and go to the toilet and even nearly read. You look after your baby sister and hold…

  • Vengeance and Vaccinations

    A guest post by Miss E Brown I have a tale, dear reader. A tale of warning – do not trust ANYONE. Today started like any other. I got up around five. Apparently Big Bro used to get up at that sort of time too but age has weakened him; not to the extent of…

  • Unheard Voices

    This is a quick-ish post, in response to some family circumstances that I’m sure are echoed throughout the country. We are hearing left, right and centre about cuts being imposed on the UK that Margaret Thatcher only dreamed about. I’m sure she’s a very happy lady now – I guess I should be glad that…

  • Quiet, Please

    In a house with a one year old finding her voice and a three year old finding, well, EVERYTHING, things get a tad noisy. Emily will shout, just because she can. Daniel will shout, to share something amazing he’s discovered. Emily will out-shout him, just because she can. Daniel will out-shout her, because he’s in…

  • Lift-off!

    Our life as a family takes an exciting new twist today. My very talented and lovely husband, Andrew, starts his career as a self-employed designer. It’s a been a long-held dream to run his own business, and a whole variety of factors have conspired to bring us to today. Without further ado, I’d like to…

  • Happy Happy Birthday

    Today’s post is short and sweet but very much from the heart. Today my little girl is one year old, and I just want to say…   Happy Birthday Emily Grace. You complete our family and we love you more than we can say.

  • English Rules. Ok?

    I’m very proud that one of my natural talents is for languages. I flew through French and Spanish at school and although I’m as rusty as you might expect after having abandoned my language studies for eleven years, I’m still pretty competent at reading and writing both languages. I also found at school that English…

  • Do you hear the Diva sing?

    We had a Parents’ Consultation at Daniel’s nursery yesterday evening (we don’t have Parents’ Evenings apparently. We have Consultations). All in all it was a glowing report, aside from his short temper which we’ve known about since he was a few months old. He is seemingly a whiz at maths and number skills – didn’t…

  • Bye Bye Baby!

    B in the A – Z challenge is probably for birthday. Next week Emily turns one, although some of the stuff she does makes me wonder at times if she’s actually closer to ten. And with her first birthday we’re leaving babyhood behind. She’s already more of a toddler anyway. She wanders around the house,…

  • Out of the Ivory Tower

    Over the past couple of months, with the general busy-ness of Christmas, work at home and vile weather outside, I haven’t been out much. I used to go to playgroup, but since Daniel started nursery it’s been one of those things I’ve been meaning to do. I haven’t met up with friends much, for the…