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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Min's first day at (pre) school

It's only preschool, but my gosh a uniform certainly makes it feel like a big milestone.

Only half days at first, but despite a cold and being a bit anaemic, Min did very well.

I sobbed all the way home, thinking back to those first days where we were told she might not make it.  Fortunately I ran into some friends who were a great comfort.

We are so proud of her, and excited that she is starting her school journey.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

In 70 years time ...

Today (Sun 11th Sept) we celebrated your Gramps' 70th birthday, seeing the family at Pizza Express in Reigate.  It was a lovely, sunny day.

While we ate our fish and chips at dinner, Daddy explained to you that 70 years ago there were no colour tvs and that there was no Internet, and no mobile phones.  He asked you what you thought might be new in 70 years time.

"Radish pumps and polka dot ambulances," you said, without any doubt.

I love your imagination!

Sunday, September 11, 2016


You came up with a couple of zingers this evening.

"I wish people didn't have to work and they got their money from somewhere else because I miss you when you're at work."

"I love Mummy the best but I love you a lot too. Kidding! I love you both."

Then you wouldn't go to sleep so we lay in the back garden and made up names for the constellations.

I love you, Pen.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Pen First School Sports Day

You enjoyed your first school sports day a lot, getting really involved in all the events.

I gave the Mum's race my best shot, but was very much in the middle of the pack ...

... unlike the nursery sports day 'balance a balloon on a plate' race which I won brilliantly ;)

You might have been in with a chance of winning your running race, but you very sweetly turned to wave at me as you ran past.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hampton Court Flower Show

While Daddy and Minnie were in Greece, we decided you could join me on my annual jaunt to Hampton Court Flower Show.  It was great fun and you enjoyed it, though it exhausted both of us ... we agreed that maybe it would be a one off ;)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Kelly's Wedding

Daddy and Minnie went to Greece to see Cousin Kelly get married to Glen.  The Keats were there as well as Yaya and 'Metris, and everybody had a lovely time ... playing on the beach, seeing the family, and enjoying the sea.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Family Bike Ride Round Bewl Water

We went on our first BIG family bike ride a few weeks ago, around Bewl Water in Kent/Sussex.  At 12.5 miles, I thought it was manageable having cycled round with Fish many years before.

But with two girls added to the cargo, a heavy bike and a hot day, it was hard hard hard ...

I was very grateful (and knackered) when we finished, though it was beautiful and exhilarating.