Another very busy week at the hotel with the continued installation of our new PMS system.
On Monday morning Wyn missed his nap and was desperate for a snooze!
I am really pleased with Beau’s birthday party invitations which arrived this week – need to send them our double quick – not long till the party!
Wednesday was ‘go live’ day and all our work paid off and our system was all online and operational by the middle of the afternoon.
Jon had what seems like a rare night off and we ended up playing jenga – must be a record breaking tower – just look at how tall it is!
Every other Friday I have a box of organic veggies delivered and they are always fabulous. This week lots of lovely salad, spring onions and spinach.
We went to a local village fete on Saturday – the weather was lovely and it was a really relaxing afternoon spent with friends. Beau loved having her face painted as a princess.
On Sunday when Jon came home from work he decided to cut Wyn’s hair! He didn’t do a bad job at all, it’s just that he looks like a proper little boy now and not my baby Wyn.
It has been a very busy week with work and home life colliding. We had an elderly family friend – 92 staying at the hotel for a few days. She never had children and so whilst wanting her to spend a little time with mine I am always acutely aware that she finds them and their childish nonsense alien in the extreme! We also had Jon’s nieces staying at our home and they adore my darling’s childish nonsense and find it completely compelling!
I meanwhile was working each day and squeezing in time with friends and their children early in the morning. Lucky to have such understanding friends.
My glass of wine on Friday night was just the job!
On Saturday we cleared out some of our baby items which have been taking up valuable space – clearly Beau is too big for the bouncing chair!
Wyn added the butter from lunch to his hair – I rather like the punk look!
A good friend’s sister was very tragically killed on Friday night in a road traffic accident. I am beyond words – it is so so sad. She was such a delight, a smile that lit up a room and a personality to match. When you hear news like this it just makes you want to squeeze your loved ones a little tighter.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.