Family fun: top shot.
Memories are made of this.
A week where teething and the desire to practice standing at all times have made sleeping a touch tricky for the little man. It has not been the best of fun for anyone, waking up four, even five times a night sometimes. These things pass, of course, but it has most definitely been a somewhat grumpy week in our household.
Laugh out loud.
‘When we go to the Falklands it is going to be very windy, and very cold, and there will be penguins. And maybe we will have a cat, won’t we mummy? And my cat will be called Ginger. Okay? Good!’
So, there we have it, the toddler boss has spoken! We haven’t actually told her that we are hoping to get a cat, as we are planning to settle in first and then see how things are going, before making the commitment to get a pet. However, she has either sensed our weakness or is just making sure her requirements are noted!
I am also left wondering whether Ginger will still be the name if we end up with a black cat…time will tell.
“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must
plant more roses.”
Music makes me happy.
Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees. In no way a happy song (no surprise there as it is Radiohead!), and yet hearing this tune on the radio brought a wave of teen nostalgia and sing-along happiness. I am incredibly content in my mid-thirties skin, and don’t hanker in any way for my youth, but musical memories are a powerful thing aren’t they?
Another week with some really lovely opportunities to see friends and catch up. It is beginning to feel real that we are leaving soon, especially as friends are starting to fill up our days and nights with ‘one last meal/coffee/playdate for the kids’. It is so lovely, and keeps us focused on the good bits, instead of the continuing grind of sorting out the myriad administrative and logistical tasks involved in such a big move.
An impromptu sunday lunch round at Sally and Joe’s house, watching whilst our little miss and their son played, was just the perfect end to the week. They are a year apart in age, but they go to the same nursery school and they play so nicely together. They had a great time toddling round the garden, playing with their umbrella’s (a random highly prized item for each of them today, for some reason!).