Happy 5th Birthday Monkey!

Happy 5th Birthday Monkey!

I can’t quite believe I’m writing this – Happy 5th Birthday Monkey! How is my baby 5 already?? Today is a special day across the family as my niece is also 18, which seems even harder to believe. 5 years ago today, I realised that my birth plan of no… Continue reading »

Project 365 – Week 15 and 16

Bravery at the swimming pool

Joining in with TheBoyAndMe and her linky 365 Project  A Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year!  Project 365 – Week 15 and 16 Days 96 –109 . Sunday 6th April – Day 96 We planted some sunflower seeds recently and our first shoots have come through – Monkey… Continue reading »

See you in a week

See you in a week

Well by the time you all read this, hopefully we will be on our way to Spain.  Mum is 70 next week so we’re off to celebrate with her and Guru Gramps.  While you are all flipping pancakes on 4th March, we’ll be eating birthday cake.  I have tried to… Continue reading »

Happy Birthday Papa

Happy Birthday Papa

I’ve never really embraced Valentine’s Day – I’ve never gone wild for huge bouquets of roses and boxes of chocolates.  I’ve never had great expectations of what I might receive.  I’ve not been that bothered.  To me Valentine’s Day is far more personal, it was the day I would say… Continue reading »

House full of Monkey’s with Balloon Baboon

House full of Monkey's with Balloon Baboon

As Monkey had his Nativity play performances last week, we were asked to help the children get into their costumes each morning as we arrived at school.  I didn’t mind doing that, but it meant I missed a very special Royal Mail delivery on Monkey’s birthday.  Normally I can collect… Continue reading »

Birthday treat with Days out with Thomas

Birthday treat with Days out with Thomas

I’ve been a bit quiet on the personal blog posts this last few weeks.  I’ve taken a bit of a step back, to spend time with Monkey and just enjoy the moment, rather than recording it all for the blog.  It was beginning to feel like work, rather than fun. … Continue reading »

Monkey is 4 today

Monkey is 4 today

Today is a very special day!  Monkey is 4 today and my brothers eldest daughter N is 17, so all round, a special day for my family. I’ve talked about Monkey’s arrival before, bless him it wasn’t the easiest entrance to make.  Making a call to my niece to tell… Continue reading »

Happy Birthday Brewster

Today my kitten is a whole one year old, so no longer a kitten, more of a big fluff ball of a cat. We’ve taken him to our hearts since he moved in last August.  He had very big paws to fill, our irreplacable Monty and Roxy were a hard… Continue reading »