As I write this blog post it’s absolutely blowing a storm outdoors, the windows are rattling, I have a jumper and a cardigan on, I’m cradling a cup of tea and it’s a really chilly week-day. Now that it is here, January already feels cold, bleak and dark. Who else is already excited for spring-time?…*puts hand in the air*.

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I just wanted to do one last blog post before the twins officially break up from school for Christmas tomorrow, as a little Happy Christmas post to you all before I settle down into feeling festive and spending time with them. Dave finishes this coming Friday and so I’ve got a few days with the children this week to wrap presents, make mince pieces, watch…

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One of the toughest times of the week day in our house is around dinner time. The twins come home from primary school around 3.45pm, complain that they’re VERY hungry! and yet also want me to chat & play with them. I struggle to find the balance between making something delicious and different each night for everyone to eat, against being stood in the kitchen…

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I literally cannot believe that it’s now officially September and that the twins have started primary school! We’ve had almost 6 whole weeks of being at home together during the summer and enjoying time to take things a little slower; with a long break from the normal morning preschool routine. It’s been really nice.

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It’s funny how a bunch of flowers can totally change your mood. Peonies (which are, incidentally, my favourite ever flower and colour) have really brightened me and my home up lately. I have been buying myself a bunch each week – and every bloom looks stunning sitting around our family home. It has actually got me loving this baby-pink colour again. It is such a…

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The twins both start school this September, which is coming around SO quickly! I can’t believe that they will be so big! I will miss them incredibly during the week, however, they are indeed now very ready to start school; it feels the right time for them to start in order to develop both their academic and personal skills. Over the last few weeks they…

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When we were driving around the Midlands looking for a family home two years ago one thing that Dave and I were pretty certain on was that we wanted a countryside location to settle into. Both of us had grown up in the countryside as children and as a result I guess we both feel more ‘at home’ in this kind environment. We like rural living…the…

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