Posts Tagged‘calmness’

Biscuit banter

View this post on Instagram He’s baaack! In the two weeks he’s been away, we’ve encountered no major mishaps worth recalling, and the #anxiety and myriad niggling worries I had about manning the helm🚢 during his absence turned out to be largely unfounded. Despite years of on-off practice – the husband’s job means he travels🛩️ a lot – I’ve always gotten so wriggly and antsy🐜 about it, fretting about the various potential worst-case scenarios, particularly at night time when the responsibility of having two little humans👶👶 under my roof and in my sole care seems both scary and, well, a…

Pottering and pizza

View this post on Instagram It’s very rare that I can say this with any degree of authenticity when the kiddos are involved, but today was, on the whole, pretty ‘chilled.’ Don’t get me wrong; the personettes’ bickering and squabbling still played a fairly prominent role throughout the day, but there was also a decent amount of pottering and moseying going on. A trip to the dentist for my best girl turned out to be more fun than it sounds (it was just a check-up, and the movey-up-and-down chair, the squirty water spray thingy and the free ‘balloons’ – who…

Scrappy and Scrappier

View this post on Instagram And before you know it, it’s a wrap on the summer holidays. Which is surprising, when you come to think about it, considering the distinct lack of actual ‘holidays’ 🏝️🌊🍦⛵ in the whole equation.🙄 But that said, we’ve definitely made the most of our hood – a beautiful corner of the world🌎 if ever there was one – and we finally got round to exploring some new (to us) nooks and crannies 🌳🏔️🚴🌲 which had been tickling our fancy for a while. The ‘newness’, despite being just a stone’s throw away from our front doorstep🏡,…

Run, Mummy, run!

View this post on Instagram “Run, Mummy, run!” Funny how those ‘keep up with me or watch me dive off a cliff face’ moments manage to snap the attention right back into focus.😊 So from that perspective, I guess you could say the whole #mindfulness and concentrating-on-the-here-and-now thing is going pretty well so far.😂 The weekend’s camping was, on the whole, successful…. apart from the husband having a ‘moment’ – some sort of extremely dramatic man migraine (mangraine?) + throwing up combo in the early evening – meaning we had to abandon ship (/camp) for the night and drive back…

Mindful magic beans

View this post on Instagram A 60-pesos (equivalent to about £2.50) haircut, mid-morning walks, hot chocolate on rainy afternoons, chats with the famalam back home, and a relatively (on balance) harmonious household with les enfants terribles slowly but surely eking out their play-together-without-killing-each-other time – these are some of the things that have brought me #joy this week. Syrupy? Yes, a wee bit. But the upshot of all this is me finally recognising that my tendency to both dwell on the past AND fret excessively about the future in equal measure (it’s an art, dontcha know), is really not doing…