We went for a trip to the Cuckoo Fair at the weekend, I have gone for years as my Mum used to have her own craft stall there when I was a child. It was full of marquees, BBQ’s, children’s activities, a band or two, stalls and much more. It was so busy and not the best place for a pushchair but it was nice to wander along and soak up the atmosphere.
Category Archives: April 2011
Now that ‘T’ is older and taking a few steps alone she is really interested in our pet rabbit, Mavis. She has been with us for over 6 years so is quite old in rabbit years, she never used to be very friendly but has mellowed with age a bit these days! We are lucky enough to have lots of wildlife visit our garden; cats, bird, ducks, the occassional pheasant and sometimes a hedgehog. It has proven a great way to cheer her up if she is grumpy of teething and is also great for teaching her about the different animals.
We sat down this morning to watch the Royal wedding, we drank tea and ate cream and strawberry jam filled scones which I baked this morning with just a pinch of salt and sugar so that ‘T’ could have some too. We marvelled at how beautiful Kate looked and admired the beautiful flowers, Grandma was here to watch it with us too, a lovely morning that will be remembered!
The sewing, baking, cooking, drawing and anything else that I would usually do indoors on an evening has all come to a halt this week as we have been heading outside for relaxed BBQ’s in the evenings instead, it has been wonderful to enjoy the warm evenings (and hot days) in the garden and to go out for walks as a family whilst my husband has had time off work.
Here’s the recipe I use for my baby’s breakfast cereal, the raisins keep it sweet and tasty yet it’s packed full of goodness and the oats keep her full, I grind it all up in a food processor and serve it with warm milk and a mashed banana, yoghurt or fruit puree:
4 x parts oats
1 x part raisins
1 x part mixed seeds (I have used sesame, pumpkin and sunflower)
The sun was shining and it was a perfect morning for a walk with friends and the babies in our local woodland. It is probably my most favourtie place in the World, especially at this time of year when the bluebells are starting to appear, we’ll have to go back again in a few days time to see them all out in their full glory.
For a while now I have been on the hunt for a little tricycle for my girl to play with and I have been after a metal one – so that it lasts for a long time. I had been looking online after only being able to find plastic ones in the shops and saw that they were really expensive, I also looked on ebay but couldn’t really find anything I liked, until I came accross this one in our local charity shop for just 1.50!
A good scrub, a quick bath and a lick of paint and it’s like new! Little ‘T’ loves it so far and I’m looking forward to years of joy from this little bargain!
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It’s a bit late – I know, but due to customs, the Mother’s Day gift that I ordered for my Mum was delayed (the seller posted it very quickly so no fault on her part at all, her Etsy shop can be found here). I popped over in the morning with a quick breakfast whilst ‘T’ had her morning snooze. Anyway, here is her gift, a nest ornament containing 3 large ceramic eggs with her 3 children’s names on them, plus 5 little eggs with the first initial of each of her grandchildren on each egg.
Yesterday was a terribly sad and shocking day, a lovely beautiful woman who I went to school with was tragically killed in a car accident, I hadn’t seen her for years though at school she was one of those girls who was friends with everyone, had a fantastic sense of fun and had the most wonderful smile. She should never have left this World so early and my heart goes out to her close friends and family at this awful time.
It is a scary lesson to remember how quickly a life can suddnely be taken and how precious each moment is, it has been a strong reminder to cherish the friends I have and once had, drive more carefully than ever and live live to the fullest. Sleep tight Emma, you shouldn’t have gone so soon xxx
(photos taken yesterday)
Here are some photographs of our day today. We had the dreaded injections booked in for this morning so I didn’t plan a lot for the rest of the day in case little ‘T’ felt unwell, as it happens she has been okay, but it made a nice change to have a whole day with her alone. We went to the library to choose some books, played with her new Ostheimer toys and play-dough, went for a walk and fed the ducks and rabbit in the garden. I always knew I would enjoy being a Mum but never realised quite how wonderful it would be.