Tag: Daniel

  • No excuses…

    … anywhere is a good place to read if you want to. These were all the same journey home this afternoon!  That’s my boy 🙂

  • My heroes

    You know when you try to think of heroes – people you’re inspired by, whose example you aspire to? I’m currently sitting in the swimming baths watching my daughter’s swimming lesson and I think my children might be my heroes. Daniel is 6. He’s quiet, intelligent and analytical. But he’s quietly confident, an intelligent leader…

  • Greener Grass

    Well, I guess you’ve picked up that the April A-Z has fallen by the wayside! This time it really isn’t my fault. Honest. We’ve been looking to move house for a while and during the Easter holidays we saw a house, fell in love with it and decided to go for it. The problem is,…

  • Game Night

    We were in Smyth’s toy shop yesterday. Emily had fallen over in the previous shop and bumped her head on the concrete floor so in the classic manner of paranoid parents we were walking around trying to decide if we should get her to hospital or if she would probably be ok. Smyth’s seemed a…

  • Blessings

    Last year was a bit of a rough ‘un. For a multitude of reasons; I’m not going to go through them now otherwise I’ll have to retreat to the sofa in pyjamas and eat Ben and Jerry’s out of the tub (ooh, actually…) This year I was determined to leave all that behind. So to…

  • April

    April 1st! This year is really flying over. It doesn’t seem two minutes since I did a blog post saying March would be here soon. Or maybe it’s because my blog posts have fallen by the wayside. The tiredness I’ve been struggling with for a few months has been identified as an iron deficiency and…

  • Bouncing into March

    Well, that was February. Time for an update on my Happiness Project? This shouldn’t take long… February’s resolution was to pay more attention to my marriage. To spend some time, just even in small bursts, nurturing it and being extra nice to my husband (anyone with filthy minds, STOP sniggering now. Thank you). This never…

  • Spring

    I hate February. I’m actually beginning to really hate February. Last year and the year before Andrew lost two of his grandparents; my maternal grandmother died at the end of January nearly twenty years ago, and Andrew’s other grandad fell ill in February several years ago and died two months later. Now my own grandpa…

  • Looking Back at 2011

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the end of a year must be in want of a reflective blog post. My gut reaction on looking back at 2011 is a big, fat meh. I’ve been juggling exhaustion, depression, low self-esteem and a troubled faith (with bigger repercussions on other aspects of our life than…

  • Words

    There’s a song I used to love, twelve years ago when my husband and I started going out. It’s Words, originally I believe by the BeeGees but in ’99 when Andrew and I met it had just been covered by *shameful whisper* Boyzone. It has lovely lyrics, but it’s the refrain that’s the killer: It’s…