Posts Tagged‘wellness’

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…

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…

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…