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 It has been such a long week and I have been at work loads and yet all my pictures reflect my children – I always feel like I’m pulled in so many directions but even more so when my presence is required at the hotel day after day, all day like it is at the moment.

Beau has some new trainers and is now determined to learn to tie her own laces.

Wasn’t able to take Wyn to his swimming class on Tuesday due to work but he still gave me loads of glorious snuggles when I came home.

I purchased these hanging letters at Christmas but have decided to keep them out all year – they make me smile everytime I look at them.

Jon’s parents have dug out his toy cars from the depth of their garage for Wyn – I’m not sure who is more excited Jon or Wyn! 

Beau’s hair is getting really long now but I am terrified about having it cut incase her curls disappear!

My children love to take all the cushions off the sofa and have cushion islands – I seem to remember doing the same when I was little.

Jon just managed to leave work just in time to come to the theatre with us today – we saw a production of the book ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. It was fabulous – Beau found it really funny and Wyn enjoyed it up to a point but he was a bit tired and grouchy towards the end. We went out for supper and these two ‘monkey bottom faces’ were Wyn and my dinner companions – delightful!

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I couldn’t resist this picture of Jon – why do cats always pick the person who is the most allergic to them to snuggle up to?

Beau lost a ballet shoe on the first night of her performance at the theatre – I haven’t replaced them yet, I am still hoping it will magically appear. I had so wanted to keep her very first pair of ballet slippers.

The posters are coming together for Don Giovanni which we are putting on this Summer in the village – with professionals doing the singing naturally!

This little chap was having a good nose over the fence at us and what a beauty he is. 

Another image from the opera weekend.

I came downstairs to find Wyn enjoying storytime with Grandad – so sweet.

Beau had such a lovely time at the birthday party this morning – she loved decorating the glasses and of course posing for a picture afterwards! 

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What can I say I have a girlie girl despite my best efforts! I now embrace it knowing that she is tough as old boots and loves getting dirty!

‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson is a firm favourite of Wyn’s – I think this author is simply fabulous.

My boy is so cool – enough said. 

My heart nearly melted in the car when Wyn said ‘hand’ to Beau – they rode the entire journey holding hands.

My brother-in-law has turned 40. Jon and I flew out for his birthday bash which was great fun – a weekend sans kiddies! This was his birthday shirt curtosey of my lovely sister.

I had my nails done in a super sparkly party style – just remembered to snap a pic!  

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Our Easter break continues and we spent Monday at the beautiful Chatsworth House.  

 There was a fabulous chair exhibition  in the house but the first picture sums up just how relaxing the day was.

On Tuesday we took the children to Derwent Reservoir for a walk and picnic.

Jon loves face painting with the kids – this one looks like Aunt Polly (I wonder how many people remember Worzel Gummidge?!)

We returned to Derwent on Thursday with another family and I took this picture – Beau told me it was her favourite holiday picture. 

 

It took us six and a half hours to drive home on Friday – luckily both monkeys had a good sleep in the car which killed some time.

Another Beau pic – I will need to credit her soon! This she informs me is the view from underneath her blanket. I love the colours.

The ‘then and now’ picture is thanks to Timehop. The tiny Beau from three years ago prompted me to take a today shot. Can’t believe how grown up my little girl is getting.

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In preparation of our Easter break and in the hope of good weather I got the boy a pair of crocs – he loves them so much he cuddled them in bed Monday night.

Tuesday’s bedtime was a total disaster – I ended up with both back down stairs at 9.30 pm starting the bedtime routine from scratch! Beau eventually flaked out, just before I did.

On Wednesday night Beau wanted to have a sleepover on the carpet with Wyn. This wasn’t the final sleeping arrangement! 

On Thursday we left the village and drove to some friends on our way up to The Peak District for our Easter break.

Friday night – our first at the holiday house. Four families – 8 adults and 7 children. Wyn’s first night was slightly unsettled but he managed to get comfortable on Jon’s back – both of them were snoring!

Saturday was fairy castle construction and Easter bonnet decorating day.

On Sunday we had an Easter egg hunt in the garden and the kids wore their bonnet. They had so much fun – it was a lovely Easter Day.

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On Monday Beau, Wyn and I enjoyed a late lunch out – they each had a pizza and I had a salad, I felt extremely virtuous! Plus it was delish which certainly helped!

On Tuesday I worked from home but was beginning to loose the will to live when I couldn’t connect to the network.

I got this picture done for Jon at Valentine’s but have only just had it framed. It’s from Not on the Highstreet by A is for Alphabet and I am really pleased with it.

Grabbed a takeout coffee from the hotel this morning – it’s a great initiative as far as I’m concerned! 

 Look at my girl asleep Friday night – I had to investigate when she was no longer on the monitor screen!

Forget ‘Where’s Wally’ it was ‘Where’s Beau’  Saturday afternoon and then the big tidy up before Daddy came home.

This last pic was from Saturday night we went to dinner at a friend’s house – the theme was ‘festival chic’. I have to admit we were a bit fast and loose with the term chic by the time we had consumed a fair amount of wine and the fake moustaches, wigs and glow sticks were in full use!

 

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Monday morning we took Wyn to soft play. They had a tray of cakes up on the counter and Wyn wanted one, so he went and got a chair out of the Wendy House, pulled it past everyone to the counter so he could climb up and get to the cakes! 

On Tuesday evening I finally got round to repairing the button cushion I made last year. Very satisfying work.

After swimming Beau and Lexie looked like they were catching up on the weeks gossip! 

 

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I spent Friday working on the accounts – I had a strange view from my makeshift office at the end of The Regent Room.

On Saturday when I was trying to tidy up our cottage I went into the kitchen to find Wyn studying the Yellow Pages.

Another very busy Sunday at the hotel today – a party of 39, a party of 18, a party of 11 and a few more tables in the restaurant. I was happy to come home (before the 80 arrived for a meeting tonight) to enjoy cuddles with my babies while reading their favourite book ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson.