Author: Cheshire Claire

Simple pleasures #3

I am continuing on my quest to notice the small, simple and mostly overlooked things that are great in life.  So far this year I have reminded myself how great it is driving solo and H has enjoyed me allowing mess for once!  I thought Baby G would be contributing to this series by bringing lots of simple pleasures rather than having her own given her world is all about milk & sleep but I was wrong.  Super cheap baby entertainment! Yesterday we looped a helium balloon round her leg and then  moved it to her arm too, she...

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Potty training … in a jar!

To quote a genuine “potty mouth”, Gordon Ramsay, “Potty training, done!”  It arrived on the “to do” list when Little H turned two years old in April.  I’ll be honest and say it wasn’t a chapter in his or my life or the childcare books I was looking forward to but the more nappies I changed the more appealing it became.  Deciding when was right for toddler H was obviously important but almost not as critical as when the time was right time for us a family.  Everyone says “do it in the summer, its easy in the summer,...

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Simple Pleasures

This year I am going to try to focus on the simple pleasures in life.  As and when I spy them I plan to blog them as a reminder to myself as much as anything, but hopefully it will spark a smile amongst those passing through to read. Today I drove to my parents to drop my mums birthday cards off as they return from hols tonight.  Just a 30 minutes round trip.  But I was solo in the car.  No nursery rhymes, no crying baby, no toddler chat, no time pressure.  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed driving like this.  Especially with my choice of music on, and on LOUD!  So today for 30 minutes I got to be Lily Allen!  For me, a mum of two, aged 36 this was my simple pleasure. When I returned home, Baby G was sleeping, toddler H and I set to de-Christmassing the house.  H helped by taking everything he could reach off the tree – something he has been desperate to do since the tree went up at the beginning of December!  I lugged the dry, perma-bent branches of the tree out through the french doors and lobbed it into the back garden – from here it is a “blue job” for Mr L!  H was squealing and clapping – its rare for any Mummy to get some much as a...

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My High Points of 2009

I have been tagged and give that one of my resolutions for 2010 is to think less about and write more for my blog I am going to respond to the tag almost immediately (the following day, at any rate least).  It’s a New Year meme so appropriate to start as we mean to go on!  The rules are to thank the person who tagged you (thank you Tasha), and list your five high points for 2009 and tag five other people to do the same.  Simple! In January my post Lil’ H weight loss totalled three stone, in...

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