Key facts Junction: M56 Junction 6 Rough time to destination from junction: 5 minutes? we got lost... Age of travellers: 3 3/4 years, 2 1/3 years, 17 weeks Cost: Car Parking (£5 2hrs, £10 4hrs, £12 over 4hrs) We were picking Daddy up after a work trip away and thought they might like to see… Continue reading Runway Visitor Park (Manchester Airport)
So it was pretty inevitable that when three children share a room, one getting chicken pox wouldn't be the end of the story. Day 13 becomes Day 1 It started like any other Monday. Breakfast discussions focused on who would be at the germ factory to play with, what would be for tea and who… Continue reading The chicken pox chronicles – part 2 (& thankfully simultaneously 3)
Today is not going to be ground breaking in terms of the jobs that get completed. One is at the germ factory, two are quarantined at home. One understands the connection between the spots and feeling rough the other is just too young. I have been up most of the night. I'm expecting the same… Continue reading Resting in the stillness
It can often seem like people try to limit how God speaks to people. Two or three times a week I wash nappies and each time I'm reminded of Psalm 51. Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean, scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life. Psalm 51:7 MSG You see what… Continue reading The Gospel in a nappy bucket
Last night I went to bed thinking there wasn't a washing load to do today. This morning it looks a bit different... Bed set #1: I'm going to sit on the potty on my bed Obviously not under supervision and surprisingly not with description of events coming through the monitor. Bed set #2: I'm going… Continue reading Five sets of sheets between them is enough?
We've been skirting this one for a long time. The oldest has been at nursery one day a week for over two years without picking up any more than a steady stream of colds. It doesn't get referred to as the germ factory for no reason! But bath time on Wednesday left us sure that… Continue reading The chicken pox chronicles – part 1
It always seems to come as a surprise to a toddler when you tell them you're tired. Given how much time you spend dealing with them being over tired you'd think they'd get it? Maybe not! Bar a couple of months, I've spent the last four and a half year's pregnant, breastfeeding or both. Put… Continue reading 500 calories and counting
Today has been a pretty typical day albeit with a bit of an earlier start than normal... Littlest got up at 5am wanting to feed and then play rather than settle back to sleep. Pretty hard not to play with her when she's giggling and babbling away. Especially as I know I won't really get… Continue reading You mean this isn’t normal?
Someone knows exactly which buttons to press to wind her brother up. She doesn't even have to use words, simply looking at him is often enough first thing in the morning. Usually the phrase yelled is "no miss! stop it!". Recently after I'd told her to stop winding her brother up, he found a new… Continue reading I don’t want to be winded up
Key facts Junction: M42 Junction 15 Rough time to destination from junction: 10 minutes Age of travellers: 3 1/2 years, 2 years, 11 weeks Cost: National Trust We try to break up long journeys by turning them in to day trips. We're also not a fan of motorway service stations as they rarely have somewhere… Continue reading Charlecote Park