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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Uncommon Goods: Great Gifts for Travel Lovers

I'm a great believer in gifting loved ones experiences over possessions where possible.  An example of this is my mum and sister giving my children passports for Christmas.  Imagine the world of possibilities that present will mean for them for in the years to come.  For the passport ready travel enthusiast who already owns every guidebook, here are my selection of gifts for travellers:


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Remembering Our Milestone Moments with the Graco Milestone All in One Carseat

When I was pregnant with my first child I spent a lot of time day dreaming about what each milestone moment would be like.  I imagined that after the birth, Dave and I would walk out of the hospital, Dave carrying the car seat and me holding the flowers, teddy and helium balloon (all the essentials, hmm).  We would take our baby to our car and drive home to parenthood.

Life: New Year's Eve 2016

Once Christmas is "over".  I look forward to our family New Year's Eve celebrations.  When I was growing up we always held "street parties" and NYE meant Black Lace, dancing in the hallway, party food, games and drink.  For the Millennium (which doesn't feel all that long ago to me!) we hired a marquee and put it up on the spare plot at the bottom of the road and enjoyed the usual festivities but with added fireworks and champagne!  During my few child free adult years I went out "into town" but never really enjoyed it to be honest so I'm more than happy to stay in with the kids to celebrate.  

Saturday, 31 December 2016

A Look Back at 2016

Oh what a year 2016 was.  I had such big plans for us all, and then we received the letter containing the news that Danny's next heart surgery in Birmingham was booked for his 13th birthday in April.  This overwhelmed me and all our plans spiralled out of control. I really hope that by mentioning these things I don't sound like I'm moaning, I know others have had a far worse time and our outcome was good.   We were really lucky and the surgery went well and we got to once more take our amazing boy  home from Birmingham, his heart will never be fixed but it is patched up once more for him to continue enjoying his life.  Family really helped us through this time having kids to stay, doing the school runs and also coming to stay with us in Birmingham.  We are so grateful to have this support.

So this is Christmas, 2016

Hello and welcome back after Christmas (didn't that time fly?).  Before we move into the New Year I wanted to share some of our Christmas time with you.   Here's what we got up to:
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