It’s been a while. I know. I’m sorry. I’ve just been trying to stay afloat. That’s all. There are no exciting updates, no news, no trips anywhere, nothing. Nada. Zilch. It’s just been that overwhelming feeling recently of not keeping on top of life. You know how it is? The fridge gets refilled, but the laundry gets forgotten about. You know? One step forwards, two steps back. And I know what you’re also thinking, “girl doesn’t have a (proper) job”. I KNOW. Honestly, and this will make no sense to anyone but myself possibly, but I swear I was more…

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  The Power Of A Photo If you’re a follower of my Instagram, you’ll know how much I love a pretty photo. But, scroll down my feed, and you’ll notice two little faces appearing ninety nine percent of the time. The other one percent being instaquotes. I’m a sucker for ’em, what can I say? But it’s SUPER rare for me to actually appear in any photo’s with my kids, and ever rarer for those pictures to have all three of us in them. And – I think – all but one are arm stretch selfies anyway. At some point…

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I can’t quite believe it myself, but my firstborn will turn six years old in a couple of days time. He’s so excited. Six is a big deal, you know. Six is the minimum age requirement for all the toys I’m reluctant to let him have right now. A skateboard mainly (which he’s still not getting). And being six puts him firmly into the kid zone and out of the last grasps of toddlerdom. We are, officially, a third of the way to adulthood. And we couldn’t feel any more differently about this. Finn, for his part, is obviously pretty…

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I don’t know if it’s because we’re in Singapore for Christmas. Or if it’s because we’re avoiding the deluge of nursery and school festive crafts. But I’m REALLY up for getting a little more creative, and thoughtful, this year with the kiddies in the countdown to Christmas. And I know November is EARLY to start cracking out the red, green and sparkles but accounting for international shipping dates, the entire Christmas process has had to be brought forward. But I absolutely love this time of year, so no complaints here! If you have young(ish) kids and want to send something…

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In August I was FULL of it. Literally, I quote myself when I say “I think homeschooling might work out better for us this year” (from this blog post). Two months down the line, and the first half of the first term of this school year done and guess what? It’s not working out better for us this year. It’s going okay. But only okay. The kid are happy (the last words muttered by every parent on the edge of sanity). And to be fair to myself, they do seem to be learning something. Not necessarily what I set out…

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