Friday, 20 March 2015

Friday's Tune

Friday, the day before the weekend.
For some, the last day of working before a much needed two day break.
Let's have a tune to get us ready for the weekend!
This week I'm choosing a wonderful track from one of my favourite artists that I had the joy of discovering whilst he supported a Green Day gig a good few years ago:
A song close to my heart as this was going to be mine and Lewis' 1st dance song at our wedding
(we've thought of a better one since, but this is still going on the song list!)
and an ethos that we both feel very passionately about, and sometimes need reminding of.
I love this song.
I hope you enjoy it.
Roll on the weekend!!


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Meeting Lovely People

Some days you meet someone who, for reasons unknown, just make you smile.

At Finn's playgroup today, we were visited by some vicars and their families who were travelling through the area. 

Now, I am utterly rubbish at meeting new people. Normally at playgroup I busy myself playing with Finn so as not to have one of those nerve wracking first conversations with another mum. I've tried it many times before. Sometimes we make friends for a bit, but then it fizzles out, sometimes I just get ignored as the other mum walks away. So if I'm honest, I've rather given up on trying to make a Mum friend.

This morning however, I was approached by a lovely guy who introduced me to his wife and his adorable two children. 
And we clicked.
I don't think I've ever clicked with a family before.

They were, without a doubt, the nicest people I've met in a good long while. 
Unfortunately their not local though, and will back home by the time next week's playgroup comes around. 
It's still so lovely to know that there are mums that I can 'click' with out there. I was quite convinced that I was a lost cause.
I mean we even talked about the embarrassing things and the difficult things. I'm not even sure I've had a conversation about the difficult side of being a mum with another mum. Conversations have always seemed to revolve around how well each child is doing, almost competitive and uncomfortable.

Is it just me or is finding a 'mum friend' surprisingly difficult? 

It's a shame that I'll probably never see her again or her lovely little children, but inspiring nonetheless that lovely mums are out there waiting for me to say 'hi!' 

Hi lovely mummies!


Monday, 16 March 2015

Mother's Day

Sunday 15th March 2015 - Mother's Day

A day to appreciate all the lovely mummies out there!
And since becoming a mum myself, I have come to realise just how much it takes to be one.
It's hard work, exhausting in fact, and the little moments of rest, a chance to drink a warm cup of coffee, are pure gold. But of course, every single smile and giggle and cuddle are worth even more. 
Mum's I would officially like to high five you all!

I've only been a mummy for 2 years now, and as cliche as the whole Mother's Day thing is, I truly had the most amazing day!

My boy and my hubby-to-be spoiled me rotten!

Apparently Finn picked me some very cheery sunflowers himself

Perfect for the gloomy weather that seems to be determined to hang around at the moment. My house still looks sunny and ready to welcome Spring!
There's just something about having fresh flowers in the house.

I had some wonderful doodled cards, scrawled by my very own crayon-muncher and a pot of adorable tiny roses to make our home look even cheerier!
So much loveliness!

We had to do a shop and Lewis sneakily bought me a chocolate milkshake - my guilty pleasure
and some chocolate muffins!
Thoroughly spoiled

But my favourite bit of the whole lovely day was my traditional, special Mother's Day ice cream
- a little tub of ice cream to eat whilst we're out and about.
This year's flavour of choice was 

Ginger Spice 
by Jude's

and ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls I would like to officially announce this as the best flavour in the entire world!!
I'm smitten, and may have to insist on this flavour for every other Mother's Day to come.

I'm still bouncing around today after my lovely day yesterday, I hope all you mummies out there had a lovely day as well and treated all of your mums to something lovely.
(If in future you are ever stuck for present ideas, I can't insist enough on how good Ginger Spice ice cream is!)

Happy belated Mother's Day all

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