Thursday, 31 March 2016

Letter to my daughter on your 8th Birthday

My beautiful girl,

Tomorrow you turn 8! How did that happen? 
8 years ago our life changed massively, you were stubborn right from the start, refusing to feed/eat/sleep (no idea where you get your stubbornness from) 
Over the years we have watched you grow and your funny little mannerisms shine through all the time... 
I have felt guilt always wondering if We are doing the right things with you? did we handle that the "right" way? Is she  happy? 

The older you get and I see more of your amazing talents i know we are doing just fine and I realise that we just need to make more of the moments that are now and not focus on how you are going to be in the future... Nights when I have wished you would just go sleep already when it's 10pm and you're learning how to click you're fingers/whistle or go cross eyed...

We are so proud of how you handle school, you take it in your stride, you don't need to be like anyone else, you have friends,your bright and your happy.

You're doing so well with the piano, you need to realise just how talented you are and make sure you always keep practicing, when you have a strop because you can't play a piece of music remember that once you practice it... You get it and then you love it and play it beautifully.

We are loving watching you dance... You have some awesome moves... Don't hold back. 

It's harder as you get older and I know you are wanting to make your own decisions on life or do your own hair... I will keep fighting the urge to take over, I want you to make your own choices in life but I want you to know I will always be there in the background to back you up or to just be there when you want to talk it through...

We all love you so very much and we always will 


Saturday, 26 March 2016

This week I had a break up....and it made me happy

So much has made me happy again this week... I love reflecting on the past week and they just keep getting better...

1) coffee with a good friend, we resisted cake as both always on a health kick... Looking forward to our plans for the year

2) miss k performed amazingly in her school play,they were all worn out by the end of it but they didn't fail to give us a good show

3) bank holiday weekend spent with the family and the sun shone, I now could be rolled around due to the amount of chocolate I ate..

4) enjoyed the first Episode of the A word, looks like it's going to be a good series

5) finished #girlboss and started 5742 days by Anne-Marie Cockburn, an amazing diary of an amazing woman...

6) sorted the girls bedroom, new wardrobes, new dressing table it's looking fab and they are so happy..

7) This last thing has made me very sad but ultimately made me very happy, long story short (ish) an old friend and I had fallen out/grew apart a while ago now, I have tried a few times to get in contact and she just shuts me off, so after my last attempt I decided that life is too damn short so as childish as it seems I deleted her from all my social media accounts and telephone numbers etc... It felt refreshing, a clean slate...  I will cherish the happy memories but that "friendship" didn't make me happy anymore.

What made you happy this week??

Lots of love xxx

Monday, 21 March 2016

Made me happy

I am so looking forward to this weekend... 
I need a break, the girls need the break, he needs a break...

We have very little planned so will mainly be spent mooching around and enjoying our time with the family...although Friday will be spent sorting the girls bedroom... New wardrobes.. Etc.. Will do a blog post on their shared bedroom when it is done.

I like to not plan much for Monday's so I can catch up on housework, emails, phone calls etc... Reflecting on what made me happy this past week is a good way to keep you upbeat

1- cookies and carrott cakes made by Miss E 

2- spending time with family 

3- school runs in the sunshine

4- maintaining my weight after a heavy weekend of food

5- spending with the evening with an old close friend who I don't get enough time to see.

6- a Chinese & wine evening with the girls 

7- reading girl boss 

What made you happy this week?