Category: Our Family Life

11 months old

In just 3 weeks Clara will be one year old! As we approach her first birthday, I look back at all the amazing things she has learnt or done in the past month.

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This week… 27 April – 3 May

Date Day
For weeks the Hubby and I have been looking forward to a date day. We got the train to Carlisle and went for lunch at The Last Zebra. Everything on the menu looked delicious but I eventually settled for the belly pork which was amazing. Hubby had the Cumbrian burger which was stacked high and looked epic. Of course we had to sample a couple of cocktails while we were there, starting with my favourite, a mojito.

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The hell that is clothes shopping with children

Shopping is not my idea of fun at the best of times. Clothes shopping? With children? That is its own special kind of hell.

First you have to navigate the actual shop, trying not to lose your children in a sea of clothing rails and repeating for what feels like the millionth time “DO NOT TOUCH!” Which of course they do. Then they run off to the children’s department and get fixated on a hat/t-shirt/pair of sandals that are inevitably adorned with Frozen characters. Trying to part them with said item becomes a struggle that you know you won’t win. So you give in (for now) and hope that you can slyly leave it somewhere before you get to the checkout. (more…)

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This Week… 20-26 April

Garden Fairy
Izzy has enjoyed playing out in the garden this week. Clara stayed in the kitchen with me while I tidied up, and she spent the whole time stood at the back door pining after her sister. She loves her so much; it won’t be long before she is running around outside with her too.

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This Week… 13-19 April

New pushchair
When Clara wouldn’t sleep this week and was being really clingy, I thought I would try out the new pushchair – and she was asleep in minutes! I have found a new best friend!

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