This Lovely Age

My mornings usually start with Ava being brought into our bed by daddy. She’ll often wrap her arms around my neck and give me a kiss and then try her best to get back to sleep. I’ll be half asleep but it always makes me smile. After breakfasts she’ll say “Oddjob (orange), geen (green), white haveit”! Which means I have…

Sunday Schmooze {No.2}

So I failed already. Miserably. I said I was hoping to write a Sunday Schmooze post every Sunday and I fell at the first hurdle: the second week. So let’s just forget that idea shall we? I’ll write a Sunday post whenever I can and hopefully that will be most weeks. Consistency is not my forte it seems. Anyhoo; it…

What I Read: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

In the last few weeks I have read the majority of the series that starts with Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (Midnight Riot in the US). If you had asked me during the first book if I would now be on the fourth (and final at the moment) one of the series I would have said no siree. I didn’t love…

Lilly and Sid Review

Lilly and Sid; a children’s clothing brand recently sent Ava this lovely snuggly jumper dress. It is an Angora mix super soft knit, and it really is super duper soft. I can’t stop snuggling her when she is wearing it. It is so thick and warm and perfect for our winters; not only is it great for wearing to the…

Sunday Schmooze {No.1}

1. I’m going to try to write a post every Sunday (we’ll see how that goes – wish me luck); A Sunday Schmooze: a chatty post where I talk (ramble?!) about the happenings of my week or whatever is currently tickling my fancy (rude?). This is the first one. 2. We went back to Ava’s toddler group this week after…

A Year in Birds and Lilies Land | 2013

In January 2013 I mused on the things I wanted to change about myself in ‘Goals for 2013‘; these included to stop comparing myself to others (still do!) and do more exercise (which I did! Yay!). February saw some ponderings of the painful variety in ‘Motherly Musings – Immunisations‘; where I talked about why we had decided to immunise our…