A Hectic Half Term!

As we both work in education, we are very lucky in the fact that we get to spend every school holiday together as a family. Looking back at photos from our half term ‘holiday’, it’s no wonder that we went back to work slightly jaded after a very busy week!

On Monday, it was TJ’s 5th birthday. We had family down from Exeter and went bowling which was great fun. TJ did really well and managed to be pretty patient when waiting for his turn. There was a very amusing moment when he actually tried to kick the ball down the alley like a football! Needless to say, it travelled about a metre before it stopped dead and we needed to call for help. Whoops! We had a lovely lunch in Pizza Express (TJ’s choice) before ending the day with a ‘disco bath’ thanks to a rather awesome lightbulb and a stack of glowsticks.

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TJ Turns 5!

Yesterday, our little man turned 5….5? How did that happen?

We know it sounds like a cliche, but we really cannot believe how quickly the time has gone and can’t remember life without him either. 5 seems like such a monumental age somehow – 5 is the age where most children are at school. 5 is half a decade and 5 is the age where the ‘red book’ becomes redundant.

TJ arrived in the world at 9:05am on the 13th February 2012. After a pretty horrendous 62 hour labour, he was born via emergency c-section a very healthy 9lb 1oz. We fell in love with him immediately and brought him home 3 days later to start our family life together.

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Snow and Sunset – what an amazing weekend away

This weekend we booked to go to the Brecon Beacons to celebrate my birthday. In light of recent events (Our Happy Place), we very nearly cancelled it but decided a change of scene would do us the world of good.

Before setting off (at stupidly early on a Saturday morning) we did a bit of research and decided that we would head to Merthyr Tydfil and then drive straight into the Beacons from there. The journey was super easy and we got to cross the Severn Bridge which none of us had done before.

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