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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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May 31, 2017 at 6:30 am by Angela

Little H, we’ve had an awesome month doing on lots of fun activities. You have astounded me yet again by developing every day. I swear you spend more time telling me what to do than the other way round! You’ve also been testing me again so mummy has had to develop her ‘Patience’ super strength even further. But I have loved every minute of it. Well, almost 😉

Playpark

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May 27, 2017 at 7:37 am 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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May 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm by Angela

Top10OnlineReadsI’m a litle late with this month’s installment due to a loss of ‘blogging mojo‘. I almost abandoned it but these posts are so awesome that I wanted to share them. So, welcome 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. Enjoy!

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May 11, 2017 at 10:19 pm by Angela

The last few days everything that has happened over the last month suddenly hit me. The turbulant times at work, some stresses at home and, on top of that, some random virus (giving me stomach cramps, diziness and headaches) saw me smash into an emotional and physical brick wall. I wasn’t motivated to do anything more than the mundane at work. I ticked off all the core chores at home but nothing more. I skipped any exercise plans and then abandoned planning all together. And, most unusually, I lost any inclination to blog. To read. To tweet. To Instagram. To even go on my computer and pretend.

BloggingTime

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May 10, 2017 at 6:35 am by Angela

As a young child, my family and I lived in Berkshire (we moved back to my native homeground in The North when I was 12). One of my favourite treat outings as a kid was to Whipsnade Zoo. I have such fond memories of seeing all of the animals there. So you can imagine my delight when almost two decades later I discovered it was only a 40 minute drive from where we live in Hertfordshire. And now I’m a parent, I have a brilliant excuse to go regularly as it’s a great place to introduce Little H to all the different creatures!

BrownBear

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May 3, 2017 at 6:20 am by Angela

FiveFavouriteFindsEvery month I share my ‘Five Favourite Finds’ for the month. They can be absolutely anything new that I have come across. The challenge: making sure I find five each month. Some months really do prove tougher than others but there is lots of fun had in the search. I’m using it to try encourage myself to find new things and also share my finds with you all to save you the leg work! So without further ado and in no particular order…

 

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April 29, 2017 at 7:25 am by Angela

Ah my lovely we’ve had such a good month together. The weather has been nicer so we’ve been outside exploring. You enjoy walking everywhere now and you can get around all the steps in the garden unaided. You genuinely do not stop talking my love! Let’s check out your busy April…

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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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