With January coming to a close, I have taken the time to reflect upon the past thirty-one days and to write down the highlights from month gone by. So without further ado, here are some of the things which I have #LikedandLoved during January.
We celebrated the New Year in style with family and friends who came to visit, those who were unable to join us (as they were on the other side of the Earth) we spent time video-chatting with and overall we had a fun-filled, festive start to the year.
Following what felt like quite a lengthy holiday, the children relished getting back into a routine.…
The kids have been back at school for the past three days and already I feel like routine has returned. We are now back to helping with homework, emptying bags, shoe polishing, cleaning and filling lunch boxes and the wonders of the weekly chores. It feels as if Christmas and the new years celebrations were a million years ago, as my mind is now occupied with the day-to-day tasks and tribulations.
As I’d anticipated and expected, it’s been less than a week and already I am exhausted. To add to the exhaustion, I’ve also managed to injure myself somehow and am currently struggling with severe back pain.…
The holidays are about to come to an end and although we’ve had a fortnight off from school and work, it feels like far longer. The kids and I are now more than ready to return into some kind of routine and I’m quite looking forward to starting a new term.
I’m well aware that we are still in the midst of winter and its flipping freezing for a further two months, but the title ‘spring term’ seems to offer a little light at the end of the tunnel. Christmas has been and gone, the decorations are now down and I’m therefore done with the dark nights and the winter weather!…
It’s been almost a week since the kids went back to school: J is now in year five and E has moved up to year one, despite protesting that having turned five years old, she should therefore be in the reception class. According to E, reception class is for four and five years olds thus should be where she should remain. We explained over and over to E that year one is for five and six year olds, yet she refused to acknowledge or to accept this information and it wasn’t until her first day back at school that she finally understood.…
So it’s Sunday; I apparently made it to the weekend despite feeling completely and utterly drained for the entirety of the week. I’m actually rather proud of myself for pushing on through and giving it my all, although there were a few days when I wasn’t actually sure whether I’d make it out of bed!
It’s been just over a week since my surgery and I’m feeling so much better in myself. I am however rather glad that it’s the weekend as I’ve been able to catch up on some much-needed sleep and to relax, which is precisely what the Doctor ordered.…