Random Ramblings

Little Man is 1 Today!

It’s first birthday time at the Reading Residence today! Though I can hardly believe that this time has already come, it is Little Man’s birthday today. Here he was this time last year… He arrived by planned C-Section at 11.12 am on 3rd September, 2012, and came into the world screaming and protesting at being …

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Open Garden Day

On Sunday I was fortunate enough to be selling my cards in a gorgeous garden local to me, opening for charity for one day only. I was set up in the dining room, with the patio doors opening out onto the garden, so this was my view for the day.. I love the idea of …

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Story of Mum

Today, I’m delighted to be taking part in the Story of Mum blog tour and exhibition. As mothers, it’s not often that we feel seen, heard and valued. Yet our everyday stories matter, and sharing them can inspire others. Story of Mum: Mums making an exhibition of ourselves is a touring programme of exhibitions and …

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The Next Picasso?

The 3 year-old is into her drawing and colouring-in in quite a big way. She adores it. She has endless colouring books, blank pads, crayons and also a blackboard for her to indulge all of her creative urges. The blackboard is responsible for regular doodles (the husband has been known to partake, too..!). Now, I …

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Room 101 Meme

I’ve been tagged! Thanks to Sarah over at MyBeautifulThree, I’ve been asked to share with you three things that I’d put into Room 101. You’ll probably know what Room 101 is, from either the book or the TV programme. In case you don’t, here’s a quote from Orwell’s 1984 to give you a feel for …

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Cousins

As I like to on a Monday, I’m linking up today’s post with What’s the Story? and Magic Moments. I’m sharing a photo with you that was taken last summer, when Little Man was yet to make his appearance, hence him not getting in on the action!   Boo (and now Little Man) are very …

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Our Lunch Date

For today’s What’s the Story? and Magic Moments post, it’s a really simple photo, depicting a really simple thing. My husband, with our children, in a park.   I took it last Thursday, when I decided, spontaneously, to pack up a picnic and go and meet him for his lunch-break. The park’s a couple of …

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How We Would Spend £20k

I love this idea for a post! I saw it on Britmums, and though I’d be absolutely thrilled to win one of the prizes that are up for grabs, the concept got my attention. I mean, who doesn’t have that ‘if we won £xxx, what would we spend it on conversation’? I’ve enjoyed narrowing it …

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And So It Begins….

Today I’m linking up with the fabulous What’s the Story? and the sublime Magic Moments, and sharing with you a photo of Boo and Little Man, taken a few months ago. I was in the kitchen, leaving them both in the playroom for a few minutes. Little Man was safely in his chair and quietly …

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