19 Nov 2014

A busy week...

I've not updated for a few days and I have found that I have missed my little debrief with my laptop at the end of the day.  Perhaps this is a sign that my sanity is finally seeing the effects of too many evenings on my own now?! I don't expect that this post will be overly exciting for anyone else to read, but I wanted to jot down our goings on regardless and it's an excuse to upload some piccies!

Tonight I am feeling slightly flat and have a massive case of brain freeze/head full of porridge feeling.  I blame a day with an extremely stroppy toddler (who threw extremely loud and embarrassing tantrums every time she had to be bent in half to get shoved into her pushchair or car seat) coupled with a spot of comfort eating after bedtime to make it all better.  But sadly I have thrown out all food that could even vaguely provide any form of comfort in my latest health craze, so in essence I have just wasted a binge on 'healthy-labelled' snacks, so zero satisfaction achieved!  On a positive, my part-time health drive did result in one of these for breakfast today.......despite appearances it was YUM!  

18 Nov 2014

A solo parent trip to London

On Friday Family Anthistle (minus Daddy obviously) jumped in the car and travelled into London to stay with friends in their new house in Clapham.  I thought I was being terribly brave to be taking all three of my dependents on a solo mission, but actually it was wonderfully easy. Sam and Bindy gave me such an amazing break, some proper respite from dog walking and child entertaining. 


9 Nov 2014

A weekend round-up in pictures

This weekend has been a busy one, with the Mini Market and visits to friends old and new. We also had a quick visit to Grandma and Grumps'.  Pippa was feeling a bit sorry for herself because of a bit of a lingering ear infection, but a cuddle from Grumps always works wonders.  The novel headgear helped too! 

8 Nov 2014

Mini market day

I haven’t done any artwork at all since Thomas was born and have really done very little in terms of commissions or card sales in the last year. So when the opportunity came up to have a stall at a little local village fair I thought it would be the perfect way to ease myself back into it.  I am aware that my window of productivity is growing smaller (as Thomas becomes more mobile, my ability to sit and work during the day whilst Pippa is at nursery will dwindle!), but I still wanted to give it a go.  After all, I do have about 500 cards under the spare room bed I need to shift!

Last night was a late one, I was up until 2am packing cards.  I thought I had a stash ready to go….but it turns out I had just 6 made up.  So I had to get busy.  Mind numbing stuff!  

6 Nov 2014

A caffeine filled day and a few too many selfies...

Today has been a standard Thursday for family Anthistle (or what's left of us without Daddy about).  Pippa goes to nursery on Thursdays and then Thomas and I go for coffee with a great group of mummies and their babies in a local pub. 

So what's been happening?!

So in a quick-fire, This Is Your Life stylee, here’s what’s been going on:

This happened:

We moved to our new quarter

……then this…..

5 Nov 2014

Where to start?

Where to start?  I know I have attempted to rekindle my blogging flame a few times since I stopped regularly updating over a year ago, but life just kept getting in the way......

9 Feb 2014

Pippa's first haircut.....by me!

I've been loving seeing Pippa's hair getting longer and longer, especially considering her early days of monk-style mullet and bald patches.  Despite the new length she still has a habit of rubbing the back of her head and getting her hair into little matts.  This makes the hair all fuzzy and break off, so her hair's been growing a little unevenly, longer at the front and shorter at the back....trendy possibly for a teenager, not so for a baby (can't believe I just used the word trendy).