Rarely a purposeful rebel (if you ignore the jet black hair at age 16), at the same time I have never been one to blindly follow people, trends or labels. In part my lack of confidence didn’t enable me to be on trend in my teens and early twenties because I always thought it would be painfully obvious that I was a fraud: less mutton dressed as lamb, more mouse dressed as show horse. Terrible analogy, but I’m sure you get the point. So how and why have I become a cliché?
Two small children, a house to try and clean, meals to try and cook, this blog… I’m not quite busy enough these days so I’m setting up a new business! Apples & Pips is an online shopping offering fantastic parent, baby and toddler products from some of my favourite brands and the shop is launching on October 8th 2016!
I miss you. A connection built up over years, a deep love full of dreams, gone.
As another month has been and gone, I’m in a reflective mood about the 30 days that saw events including our 3rd anniversary, my 30th, Toby starting a second day a week at nursery and, if I’m honest, some dreadful tantrums and behaviour from our little 2 1/4 year old.
I am feeling strangely emotional about Martha turning 5 months old and I think I know why: it feels like from now on all the milestones will come thick and fast, moving her further and further away from her status as a baby. Weaning, sitting, crawling, first tooth, first signs then words, they could all happen very soon and that’s both exciting and a little overwhelming too.