November 28, 2016

A Look Inside The Neckerchief Factory & Your Chance To Win a HP Printer

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Toby and I have been insanely busy in the Neckerchief Factory, we are spending on average 5 hours a day in there! It’s cut, sew, pack, repeat. And once a day we run as fast as we can to the Post Office before it closes to drop off orders. When the kids are asleep, Toby and I start our shifts. The first shift usually starts around 11.30am to 2.00pm and the second at 8.00pm until we go to bed. Before the Christmas rush was upon us Toby and I gave the Factory a good clean out and organised items in […]

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November 14, 2016

Goodbye Third Year

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The other day Andrew was cleaning the kitchen before uni and said, ‘I find cleaning the kitchen relaxing, that’s how stressful my life is at the moment.’ Uni full time, fitting in work on the weekends and evenings, working on a research project and having other issues to deal with on top of making time to spend with his children and studying every single day this year for his final exam – it’s been a hard year. On Saturday Andrew had his first exam, today he had his second and tomorrow is his last exam for his medical degree. We […]

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October 16, 2016

Life Of Late Through My iPhone

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It’s been 7 weeks since little Felix has come home, is it just me or does time seem to go faster than normal when you have kids?! Anyway, this is what has been happening in those 7 weeks… ^ Everyone’s delirious! We are all sleeping a lot less, even Toby. We are probably drinking too much coffee and having ‘What is this crazy mess we’ve gotten ourselves into’ thoughts every other day.  ^ We have recently landscaped our backyard and can’t wait to enjoy it come Summer. At the moment these two are only allowed to play on the pavement […]

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September 27, 2016

One Month

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Dearest Child Of Ours, You have now been Earth side for 4 weeks. You have slotted into our family effortlessly, it feels like you were always supposed to be here. You are beyond loved by each member of your family, especially your brothers. You furry brother is a big fan of yours and is always by your side, he wasn’t like that when Thomas was your age. Your brother, Thomas LOVES you and showers you with kisses all day long. As your Papa says to everyone, ‘We didn’t even train Thomas to do that.’ We actually have to beg for any […]

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September 25, 2016

People’s Choice Winner

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I have banged on about how this Blog came into fruition many-a-times so I won’t say it again (you can read about it here, if you’re interested) but it has been incredible to see what it has accomplished over the years. Sometimes I wonder if I should go on, if I should put myself and my family out there. I have wondered if it’s irresponsible to include my children in the Blog. I have reread older posts and cringed. Will I look over current posts in the future and cringe too, wondering why I even wrote those things and be embarrassed that so many […]

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September 22, 2016

Toby, Loving Life Again

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Toby seems to be enjoying life again. There was a bit of a pause in his happiness levels whilst I was in hospital and recovering, as I couldn’t take him on his daily adventures. Toby was a bit confused as to why his daily routine was up in the air. I felt like I’d prepared him for what was coming by slowly cutting down on his walks leading up to Felix’s birth, but few less walks a week was a bit different to not leaving the house at all for 3 weeks. Furballs love routine. From the very beginning we have made sure Toby’s day to […]

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September 14, 2016

The Birth Of Our Son

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It’s almost four weeks since our second beautiful boy was born. Time flies when you’re not pregnant. Now that our son is here I can say, I was hoping it would be him. I wanted a boy just a tiny bit more than a girl. Reason being, I wanted to give Thomas a best friend he can grow up with, to go through life with and hopefully develop a friendship and bond that will last through to adulthood. What I love about my life is that I live with my best friend. Home is always a place I want to […]

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September 4, 2016

Happy Father’s Day!

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Today Andrew got to celebrate Father’s Day with his sons. Sons, pleural!! For those who don’t follow Toby on Instagram you may not know that a beautiful boy came into our lives 6 days ago (more about that in another post). When Andrew put Thomas down for the night he said, ‘That was a perfect Father’s Day, it had a bit of everything.’ Andrew’s perfect day is a bit different to mine but I’m pleased he had a great day, nonetheless. It started with opening presents and reading a book he got from Thomas to him. He then went to […]

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August 28, 2016

If You Could Say One Thing To Your Pooch…

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On Instagram we asked people to answer the question: If for just a moment your pooch could understand you, what would you tell them. Here are the answers: “I would tell both my fur gals “you bring laughter, joy, happiness, mess, cuddles, walks, dirty big holes, fun, peace, calm, patience into my life every single day and it fills my heart to the brim – thank you” & I think they would look at me and be wondering where their next piece of cheese is” 🐶💗🐶💗 @lillidaisy “I would tell our Miss C what a blessing she has been to our family. […]

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August 26, 2016

Swooping Season

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Toby’s favourite time of year is here, Swooping Season. And by favourite I mean he really hates it and so do I. For some reason in the Spring time birds love to swoop Toby. I don’t know if this happens to all dogs or just him because he stands out so much with his blonde wooly coat. Whatever the reason, poor Toby can’t leave the front door without being attacked and it drives us bonkers. The last couple of weeks we have been going to a playground close to home because it’s easier to waddle over to than our usual play […]

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