H: “Mummy, it’s morning time… wake up…can I have hot milk please…can we go downstairs…can I have your iphone “ As I approach her bedroom, she sees my bandaged hand and she puts her little hand to her mouth and asks “Why isn’t your hand better Mummy?” I tell her that there is a tiny […]

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26 February 2017 – 6 April 2017 – Will my clothes please form an orderly queue at the back of my wardrobe until my next bout of illness?  27 February – 5 April 2017 I was unwell in some form or another for most of March and the beginning of April.  I  am very lucky […]

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Saturday, 25 February – Sprinkles We enjoy a very lazy morning in our pyjamas. H has insisted on having a boiled egg for breakfast but so far just looking at the yolk appears to have satisfied her hunger. Hubby has been AWOL for at least 20 minutes and I suspect he is on the play […]

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2 February to 24 February 2017 – Should I just put the heels on and hope for the best?  I have a limp and it’s slowing me down.  The morning rush is more of a hobble this morning. Flats or heels?  Neither make it easier to walk.  Should I just put the heels on and […]

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1 February 2017 – “Ouch, cod, ouch cod…cod…cod…cod!!” Thank goodness it’s Grannie day. I woke up with joint pains today. Things that hurt: walking; lifting; coughing; laughing; cuddling H; attempting to do anything constructive with my hair; applying eyeliner; stairs; holding my tea cup; pressing the unlock button on the car key; I limp to the […]

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Kind Gestures and Caring Words I wrote this post (Thank Goodness for Barbra Streisand) when I first launched my blog but I think it is time for a rewrite.    When you’re busy and tired and have a lot to remember, it’s hard not to get lost in the everyday.  The quirky, slightly mad, care free parts […]

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Tuesday 17 January 2017 – Sister Act This month’s exciting event is a trip to the Theatre with Little Sis and Mum to see Alexandra Burke in Sister Act. Hubby is in charge of nursery duty and childcare.  Dropping H at nursery, I tell her that Daddy will be collecting her this evening.  She looks […]

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January 2017 Well, here we are again. January is cold and dark and hard work. Hubby is back to doing early mornings and H and I are back to the morning slog.  It’s so much harder immediately after Christmas.  My body has started to rely on the ease of relaxing mornings in a bath robe, […]

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25 December 2016 – Christmas Day I am writing this retrospectively because with 12 adults and 3 children to feed and water, there was more chance of Honey donning a Christmas hat and singing “We Wish you a Merry Christmas,” than there was of me making contemporaneous notes. Not that I actually did any of […]

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22 December 2016 – Merry Christmas Today is the last day in the office before we close for Christmas. We have Christmas music on loud and enjoy festive, fattening drinks from the new drive through Costa Coffee.  I manage to sneak in two Barbra Streisand songs but otherwise FP is in charge of the music. We […]

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