When he was small, I picked which films we saw at the cinema. The very first one? The Smurfs. We had a lot of fun watching the likes of Epic, The Lorax and Arthur Christmas (no, we actually left mid-way through that one because he couldn't be quiet). Finding Dory, August 2016 As he got … Continue reading Cinematic Choice
The Boy Child has begun travel training; a supported transition to enable him to travel to and from school by himself. I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't anxious. Travel training begins - the trainer is just out of sight around the corner The Boy Child has a comprehensive timetable of how his … Continue reading Travel Training Begins
"I wish we'd got an ugly one." This was The Boy Child's remark after we'd been stopped again and again by strangers who wanted to make a fuss of Tilly.
That's my childhood copy of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Him: "Mum, why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Me: " I don't know. Why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Him: " Narnia your business!"
Oh! This is the greatest show! At the end of half-term, The Boy Child and I met up with friends to participate in Sing-a-Long The Greatest Showman at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's West End. I'd never been to this kind of event before and was slightly anxious about how The Boy Child would … Continue reading Sing-a-Long The Greatest Showman
Did February turn out to be thrilling? Let's take a look at the numbers ... February in numbers 3 nights in beautiful Cambridge thanks to a work trip falling in half-term. One amazing evening at the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards. 8 scrapbook pages created - an even split between traditional and TN. 9 pieces of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | February 2019
A perfect pair? Since Tilly's arrival, the question I've been asked most is this: How is The Boy Child with her? I tell people that he is besotted, and he is. But ... He is also heavy-handed with her, constantly bothers her if she is trying to sleep and will insist on cuddling her in … Continue reading Him and Her
I've written before about how I've been trying to be more intentional in my use of technology. If I'm honest, it's still very much a work in progress. But as we've been spending more time in the house because of the cold and inclement weather, I've been considering other ways for us to connect and … Continue reading Five Tech-Free Things To Do Indoors This Winter
I didn't make anything during the first two weeks of the month, but completed last week was a double page spread starring Tilly (for our 2019 album). Call it puppy love It's an old design, one that I've used a lot over the years. I think it originally came from Shimelle. I also reused a … Continue reading Scrapping in 2019 #2
Before Christmas, The Boy Child announced that he'd won an award at school and had £250 to spend. Further investigation revealed that although the Jack Petchey Foundation had given the school a grant, the recipient was chosen by a student vote ... which was indeed won by The Boy Child and the £250 prize money … Continue reading Awards Evening