Posts Tagged‘mindfulness’

Fearlessly four

View this post on Instagram Throwing it back a couple of years to our days in the hot and sticky tropics of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It was a time of big changes for this little chap: finding himself in new territory after yet another international move, he was also adapting to life in pre-school for the first time. The first few weeks were tumultuous, for sure: desperately clinging onto Mummy or Daddy at the school gate, the tears would be in full flow most days. Roll on two-and-a-half years later, though, and the excitement of seeing his little chums back…

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🏡,…

Bearing and grinning

View this post on Instagram Off the back of very little sleep (first night solo-parenting nerves, I guess, with this one on the left having swanned off to Costa Rica yesterday), today was mainly a grin-and-bear-it kind of day. With more bearing than grinning, if I’m honest. But we got through it, and the kiddos have undergone that magical (and, let’s face it, life-saving) transformation from day-time loud (oh so loud) boisterous loons to night-time soft, sleepy angels all tucked up in soft, snuggly beds. So, hey ho, only another THIRTEEN days to go. I would write more, but I’ve…