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November 25, 2017 at 9:55 pm by Angela

My dearest Little H,

It’s been so long since I wrote and update on you, how you’ve grown and changed, how you’ve made us laugh and (on a few occasions with some of your newer tantrum states) cry! So much has happened in the last 4 months that I am going to fail to capture so many of your gems. The reason for my apparent ‘lazy’ behaviour? Well it was 3 months ago we were finally able to tell you that, all staying well, you’ll become a big sister early next year. Growing your sibling as well as working and looking after you has properly wiped out your mummy. However, I have been adamant the whole time that I won’t let these ‘diaries’ stop. So, here is my attempt to catch-up and hopefully get back into my routine again! I’m so looking forward to Christmas this year because you are so excited. I’m looking forward to sharing next month’s update too.

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November 23, 2017 at 9:51 pm by Angela

A friend has just commented to me how I haven’t updated my blog in a while. Whilst, sure, I have mentioned several times that I want to step back from blogging to schedule and promoting the blog, I didn’t intend to stop. Yet frustratingly after dealing with Little H, getting my job done and then doing all the necessary ‘home tasks’ (cooking, cleaning, exercising etc) I just find myself falling asleep. Probably not a surprise as pregnancy is a damn tiring thing but it is infuriating now the post ideas are starting to bubble up into my head. I also really want to get my What Little H did post done for the last quarter too. I don’t want to lose those memories! Perhaps it’s time to start scheduling in the odd blog window after all…

But for now, just thinking about it is enough. The fact it’s almost 10pm and I’m still awake is a miracle so I might watch a spot of TV before bed time! It’s a Little H day tomorrow so I’ll need all the energy I can get.

October 18, 2017 at 9:07 pm by Angela

It’s been two and a half months since I last blogged. After writing twice a week for almost a year, I suddenly ran out of steam. I guess it had been coming for a while. During our May trip to Center Parcs in May I wrote about when I had no desire to blog. I bounced back a bit but my post writing dwindled and then in July I reflected back on why I actually blog in the first place. I got drawn into following the blogging community. Except my blog isn’t about money or promotion. Sure, I enjoyed getting the comments but not at the cost of all my time.

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July 31, 2017 at 9:28 pm by Angela

Hola Little H,

This month has seen you back to your normal self. You are slightly more clingy to me than you used to be, but after your upset at nursery you went back to happily going in just as quickly. It was a real relief and Daddy and I don’t like it when you’re unsettled. You’re speech has cranked up another notch and you’re interest in things like schedules, routine and days of the week is growing day-on-day. It’s been a long time since you’ve tired me out this much too though, for reasons I go on to mention. But you more than make-up for it with your funny antics and affectionate behaviour.

Here’s what happened the month you turned 2 and a half years old!

LondonZoo

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July 12, 2017 at 8:50 pm by Angela

It’s been ages since I wrote a blog post. My mind has just been elsewhere and I have found parts of the last couple of weeks quite tough. One of the last times I wrote Little H had been unwell. She got over her fever and seemed to be recovered. But we sent her back to nursery and she struggled. She cried when I left for work, she cried when Sam dropped her at nursery. By day 2 she had basically not eaten and had spent the entire day being cuddled. So I took the Thursday off and kept her at home in the hope that 5 days with mummy would see her back to her normal self. What actually happened was a stint of separation anxiety – something she’s never really suffered from before. It was quite a shock.

RecooperationPlay

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July 1, 2017 at 9:35 pm by Angela

Little H,

Every month I am astounded by how you develop and grow. This month is no exception! I really cannot believe you aren’t even two and a half yet! You’ve done so much this month including a lot of growing and developing. The end of the month has been a little tough though as you got a horrible virus which has thrown you off a bit. After several nights with a high fever, you were then really unsettled in yourself to the entent I took a day off work to keep you home after 2 bad days at nursery. You’ve become very attached to me since then which, whilst I don’t mind, I hope passes because you’re usually such a social creature! But never fear, you’ve had lots of positive moments to remember this month too:

SofaChill

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June 27, 2017 at 2:40 pm by Angela

This weekend just gone has been tough. No, more than tough – emotionally draining. It’s not all been bad but it’s been dominated by one thing: Little H has been ill. She’s not just had a cough and sniffle which we all know babies and toddlers seem to get every other day. No, she’s been the raging fever, won’t eat or drink, crying inconsolably type of ill. It started on Thursday afternoon at nursery. I got The Call on the train home – her temperature was going up. I was on edge the entire journey, hopeful it wouldn’t be as bad as they made it sound on the phone. When I arrived to a teary, snotty, t-shirt-less mess it was clear it was worse…

FearTiles

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June 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm by Angela

I have kept a Gratitude Journal since the start of 2016. Over that year it made a MASSIVE difference to my mental attitude; I now more naturally see the positive in things. My blog is a place to share thoughts and opinions. But more than that, it’s a place I record life so I can look back in the future and remember how things were. Whilst I will always have my private journals, I also decided to take a leaf out the books of other bloggers and create a monthly gratitude feature. Here’s what I am grateful for this month:

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June 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm by Angela

Woah, where on earth have these temperatures come from? A few weeks ago we seemed to only just get mild spring mornings then suddenly late last week it was as if the British Isles had been relocated to the tropics! Now I do enjoy a bit of good weather, but I can tell you that since the weekend we’ve been struggling with the heat in Casa Watling. That said, we were determined to not let that stop us from having a fun weekend which we did indeed! We didn’t do anything fancy though – we just took pleasure out of the ordinary and it was such a lovely couple of days.

Alstroemeria2

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June 21, 2017 at 8:39 am by Angela

Top10OnlineReadsWelcome to my monthly feature in which I share some of my favourite online articles for the month. I read a lot of blog posts and articles online and whilst I share a lot of them through tweets, it’s easy to miss them and hard to come back to them at another time. This is a list of my top ten reads for the month, a mixture of formal news articles and blog posts.

May was a bit of an up-and-down month for me though and I took a bit of time out from blogging. As a result I did a little less blog reading and also forgot to save a few things I read and loved. So, this month I’ve only got 9 reads. But I’m sure I’ve had 11 a couple of times and these 9 are all fab so are as good as 10. Enjoy!

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to one small person. I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!
   


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