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I'm a stay-at-home mummy to two small people, who loves to crochet, garden and create!
Interests: Gardening, Crocheting, Knitting, Creating, Upcycling, Playing
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We had the BEST weekend, the one just gone. Obviously, we didn't get away last year and having only two weeks annual leave this summer, and only one which co-incides with Rachel's two weeks off, we have only booked in two days at Legoland, with an over night stop for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2021 at Jenerally Speaking,
So studying is in full swing here, as I'm coming to the end of two modules which have run simultaneously. For one, I'm tweaking a 3,500 word essay. For the other, I'm starting to commit to memory 24 DR C SIMS cards, ready for an exam 0n 13th August. There's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2021 at Jenerally Speaking,
Today, after a full day at University, the plan was that I take the children to their swimming lesson. I usually enjoy this. We enjoy a varied discussion/argument about what music to listen to on the half hour drives there and back, and I get to watch them swim from... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Jenerally Speaking,
So we moved house. We'd been planning it a while really. Not actively planning so much as having discussed and accepted that eventually we would want a bigger house with more outside space, but we'd want to stay in our village. So for a couple of years we'd been keeping... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2021 at Jenerally Speaking,
On Tuesday 1st September 2020, I was at the local train station early. It was a beautiful clear day, promising to feel warmer later on. I met a friend at the next station, who had generously carried a drum for me all the way to her own local train station.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at Jenerally Speaking,
Nothing left to give. I'm totally wrung out, dry and spent this morning. I'm done. Stick a fork in me. All done. I'm so tired. I'm tired of arguing with my children about everything I have to ask them to do every day. I'm tired of Miss O telling me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at Jenerally Speaking,
... I made that massive list of jobs to complete before I began this midwifery degree, so I'd be able to give it a large proportion of my attention and energy for three years? Pah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Yeah. So. Coronavirus happened. Studying now has... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Jenerally Speaking,
I'm not going to lie, my brain is feeling fairly worn out. And my eyes are completely dried out from the air conditioning. They are So Sore. I think I'm going to have to invest in eye drops. This week has involved a lot of words. Long words. Words like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2020 at Jenerally Speaking,
Dear Master R and Miss O, I'm sorry. If you're still alive and well now, you're 27 and 25. Are things bad? I'm afraid, with the way things are going right now, they're very likely to be. I'm sorry, because right now, as I type this in 2020, I know.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2020 at Jenerally Speaking,
Well, that's the first week wrapped up. Overall, it's been really good. I wasn't terribly excited about the first week, aware as I was that much of it would be fairly dull induction business. Monday pretty much was, with person after person visiting us in the lecture room to tell... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at Jenerally Speaking,
Thanks, Carol! I suspect I will love it! :-D
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on End of this Era at Jenerally Speaking,
Today marks the end of an era. Quite a big era, actually. The era of me being a stay-at-home Mummy. From January 2013, when my maternity leave began (actually, it began on the very day Master R was born, since I didn't start it until term started back. Good timing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Jenerally Speaking,
So these days, I have a seven-year-old. It's a bit of big deal, actually, because he was only a toddler a few weeks ago, as far as I recall. Actually, that's not true. His toddling years seem very, very far away in the distant past. But SEVEN, to me, is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Jenerally Speaking,
Ha! Look at this! I'm actually writing in my blog. I really regret, now and then, that my blogging days have trickled away from me. I so loved recording aspects of my life before we had small people, and then when they were small. It was therapy, memory forging, moment... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2019 at Jenerally Speaking,
Oh Vicky, thank you so much. The fact that you took the time to comment made my day. The fact that you said such lovely things brought a genuine smile to my face. It IS a tough job, and virtual hugs are very much appreciated.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2019 on Conflict at Jenerally Speaking,
Master and R live in a semi-permanent state of conflict recently, or at least, that's how it feels. I'd like to be able to say, honestly, that I start each day afresh; yesterday's battles forgiven and forgotten, but I don't. I wake up with the emotional baggage of all the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Jenerally Speaking,
Here and now, things are changing. I know things are always changing. Each season of life, and motherhood in particular, is fleeting. You're warned in advance (a lot). "Relish this time; they won't be babies for long." "Enjoy the peace before they learn to crawl!" "Sleep deprivation is awful, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at Jenerally Speaking,
We do like to be an outdoorsy family, but this week I've really made an effort to get outside with wee Miss O in the afternoons. It's a palava in the winter, donning all the necessary gear to stay warm and dry. But the weather has been so lovely, it's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Jenerally Speaking,
I like to photograph you while you play. Firstly, it's a challenge to try to capture your fast, excited movements without ending up with blurry photos. I've been playing around creating my own custom settings to try to cope with this winter light (although I am considering a camera purchase... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at Jenerally Speaking,
Today it was just Miss O and I, pretty much all day long. After we'd dropped Master R off at school, we returned home for some hide-and-seek. This is a current daily necessity, and always quite easy, as she has a handful of traditional hiding spots. Beside the sofa, under... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Jenerally Speaking,
Check me out! Not quite a month since we returned from our holiday and I've "already" got photos from the camera to the laptop and onto typepad. Ninja speed! Overall, we had a brilliant time together exploring la Vendée, although as with any holiday, there were stressful moments/hours/days and most... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
We have had SUCH a lovely start to the summer holidays this year. It's been brilliant. Day trips to beautiful, sunny locations. Lazy hyggeligt days at home playing together. A perfect mixture of action and inaction. And considering that last year the summer holidays started with us all getting a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
I find I'm more patient on really awful days with massive paddies than I am on regular days with small irritations! Glad it entertained. Some events have to be captured and shared! ;-)
Yesterday. Wow. It was Some Day. Having refused to sleep until nearly 9pm the night before (for, may I say, no good reason), Miss O was over-tired from the get-go and seriously over-wrought. (What does wrought mean? Why do we only ever say over-wrought, and never just wrought? And can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,
Wow... I'm rather late blogging about our fourth month of our wild year of learning, but our Food Chains inspired month was excellent! I was surprised by how much Master R and Miss O enjoyed the various activities, and how swiftly the understand the concept of how energy is transfered... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at Jenerally Speaking,