Day 191 - Sep 24th What better way is there to start a sunny Sunday morning in September than with a trip to the farm for a birthday party? Well for many there was the excitement of the Birmingham Velo, which I was a bit gutted to be missing out on, but there is always… Continue reading Day 191 – It won’t always go to plan
Day 188 - Sep 21st Tonight was a big event for us, the first open evening of a potential new school for Olivia for when she starts this September. We have finally had to start looking into schools as we need to have registered our choices by christmas, and so finally we have to admit… Continue reading Day 188 – How do other parents do it?
Day 185 - Sep 18th Okay, I am human, I completely and utterly forgot to pick up my camera today! Can you blame me after taking around 1000 shots yesterday?? For day 185 we'll have to make do with a photo that is essentially a day late. The wife doesn't think it should count and… Continue reading Day 185 – The day I forgot
Day 161 - Aug 25th The last Friday of the holidays that I don't have to consider work (although I clearly already am thinking about it, proven by just the fact that I am typing this!) as next Friday will be the final weekend of the summer holidays. So what do we do with a… Continue reading Day 161 – Make hay while the sun shines
Day 160 - Aug 24th Thursday means an early start, making sure we are out the house by 8am to walk Olivia to nursery. We're also now at a stage where its hard to do much without Chloe wanting to get involved too, she is very aware of being left out. So today I figured… Continue reading Day 160 – The best camera is the one you have with you
Day 150 - Aug 14th I write today's post from the comfort of my new garden furniture, with a fire in front of me, a beer next to me, and the stars above my head. Life feels good at the moment! Monday we had the pleasure of my friends coming to visit with their baby… Continue reading Day 150 – How can two children be so different?
Day 141 - Aug 3rd Four years. Where has four years gone? It seems like five minutes since we were sat in a room with a bunch of strangers, six other first time heavily pregnant women with their six rather anxious fathers-to-be, about to be taught the joys/horrors of child birth, and what to actually… Continue reading Day 141 – Where does the time go?
Day 139 - Aug 3rd Rain, rain, endless rain, its like the weather has forgotten what month it is! Thankfully my plan for today involved spending more time in the garage in an attempt to get it into some kind of order. There is only so much I can throw out, regardless of how ruthless… Continue reading Day 139 – there isn’t room to swing a cat in here
Day 137 - Aug 1st A week off work should mean turning off the alarm clock, but any parent knows that this is a fairly irrelevant task, as those pesky kids have no concept of "sleeping in", and I have barely peeled my eyelids apart before our bed is turned into a trampoline. There is… Continue reading Day 137 – The devil finds TV for idle viewing
Day 136 - Jul 31st After half a day of showers, then sunshine, showers, then sunshine, I headed off out with to meet a friend and his little girl so we could take them both swimming. One of the many benefits of Olivia attending nursery has been her social development and in particular, her making… Continue reading Day 136 – Finding time to relax is just as important as chores