We spent a long weekend in Mersea Island with the grandparents last weekend. It wasn’t all plain sailing as we took our little threenager (um HELLO temper tantrums) but it was lovely to go to a quieter seaside than Brighton and to actually be able to build sandcastles with real sand, and play amongst some really pretty beach huts.
This little quiet book has had a lot of love. It’s 36 years old, sewn by my mum for my brother when he was a tiny baby. It’s the reason I started sewing in the first place, when I was a kid. I don’t think I could ever make anything quite as lovely as this, but seeing that you could create beautiful, real things from pieces of fabric seemed like magic to six year old me. I’ve been trying to meet this standard ever since. I did have a go at my own book a few years ago (see the post on it here) but it’s not quite as lovely as my mum’s.
I discovered something amazing yesterday: a healthy snack that was so yummy my kids chose it over a biscuit. That’s never happened before, and probably won’t again. Maybe the biscuits had gone stale or something, but I’m going with option A. With a bit of inspiration from this recipe I stumbled upon these little nuggets of love: nutritious, really quick to make and yummy. And gluten free too. Here’s how to make 16 coconut bites.
During the Christmas break I had grand plans of putting my feet up and switching the computer off for a week or so. Unluckily, I ended up getting flu and missing the whole thing. But we did manage to do one winter activity and take a trip to the Brighton Pavilion Ice Rink for a turn around the ice with a nice penguin called Magnus. We had the help of the grandparents to look after Grayson, and wave from the side of the rink, which was such a nice treat.
Like me, my sister-in-law Nora loves to while away her (rare!) free hours at the sewing machine. She does everything with precision and care and her makes always look great. She made a beautiful pushchair liner a few months ago and said she was thinking of making another one, so I jumped at the chance for her to share with me (and you!) how to make one.
Blimey, apparently I do! Amelie turned 3 on Tuesday (happy sad face). We celebrated with a little joint party with her friend Robin. They had a lovely day and the sun even decided to put his hat on, hip hip hip hooray.
So I have a 3 year old. I’m sitting here trying to think of something to say that isn’t a massive cliche, and I’m struggling. Its all true, I can’t say it another way. Time does fly, things do change without you noticing. That tiny little baby is a big, pant-wearing, sentence-forming girl and it has come out of nowhere. I’m terrified I’ll blink and she’ll be a teenager, how do I slow it down! Note to self: Start treasuring every single moment…
Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to over the past seven days. This week we’ve been visiting bluebell woods (although the bluebells decided not to join us) and enjoying the 3 minutes of sunshine splashing in the Diana Memorial fountain in London and seeing the sights.
I don’t know if you watch cbeebies. I mean… If you have a 2 year old, like me, you may feel like Mr Tumble is an old family friend and have a very slight crush on Mr Bloom (what!). If you don’t, you have no idea what I’m blathering on about and this post probably isn’t for you!
Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to over the past seven days. This week, one of our little buttons turned 1. Happy Birthday Lilah!
My Little Button is really into shopping at the moment. When she’s at home she likes to fill up little paper bags with objects and then show me what she ‘bought’ at the shops. So I decided to make her a personalised felt shopping bag in which to store all her ‘purchases’. I’m not sure it really counts as a ‘bag for life’ but it’s a step in the right direction, and it will definitely do her until she gets a new obsession!
Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to over the past seven days.