Wednesday, 3 September 2014

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It is the last day of the school holidays. Elle has spent most of this afternoon lying on the sofa with a "poorly tummy". She is nervous i think. I remember the day before school last year, she had the same funny tummy and i just asked her now if she was nervous and she said she was but excited too. The holidays have gone so quickly! Mia starts preschool next week and Elle is going into year one. I just wish we could go back to the end of July and have all those weeks ahead of us again. It will be nice to be back into a routine though and to sort out this house a little! From next week, i will have two days a week at home without the girls whilst Mia is at preschool which gives me time to work more on my photography and other little crafting projects.

The summer was pretty great to us. We had a lovely holiday in Norfolk followed by another day trip back to there a few weeks ago with my mum. We have met up with friends and been blackberry picking and "fishing" in the stream with rods of sticks and string. We have been on many walks and adventures. A favourite of mine was last week when i took the girls and my younger sister to the forest and we made a teepee and played amongst the fir trees. I love that place as we went nearly every week when i was younger, so it was very nostalgic for me. We have also had a few days at home were i have introduced Mia to some workbooks for preschoolers to help her with counting and her numbers etc. I did this with Elle also and it means i can help and encourage her alongside the learning she will be doing at her preschool. We have shapes, colours, the alphabet and counting to 20 down but now i want to help her start recognising numbers and letters and she is enjoying learning and "being like her big sissa".

So, i am excited and nervous all at the same time to see what these next few months bring. Elle is going to start doing structured lessons in her new school year and Mia will be learning more and more everyday. I also have my two days free time where i can challenge myself and start ticking off little goals and achievements that i have set myself!
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18 comments

  1. Wow the girls are growing up so fast. Beautiful last summer holiday out. Love the photos. That's fantastic you will have two days to start kicking off your goals. Nice to have a chance to do that now that they are older. Great post Hun.

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  2. Beautiful photos!
    I can't get enough of pictures in the woods

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  3. Sounds like you had a lovely Summer. All Summers should be filled with blackberry picking, fishing and adventures! I loved my days like that as a child.

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  4. Stunning pictures. I hope the next few weeks go smoothly for you all. Xx

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  5. Hope they've had a nice time and that you've enjoyed the time to yourself.

    Loving those blue shoes.

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  6. I love your pictures they are so evocative of summers past. My boys have a poorly tummy too. I wonder if we and by that I mean I pit too much pressure on them about making the most of summer before back to school

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  7. Those pictures in the woods are absolutely stunning, I hope you have some of them on Canvas x

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  8. Your photos are gorgeous and it sounds like you've had a lovely summer. I hope the sore tummy is all back to normal now and that the first day of term went well.

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  9. so glad you had a lovely summer, I love the jumping on the bed photo :D

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  10. So pleased you had a wonderful summer :) Lovely pictures, I love the wooded ones, we had a wood similar to that to enjoy near our old home!

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  11. Lovely photos and memories of summer. The holidays always seem to pass quickly.

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  12. Amazing photos, what a lovely summer holiday you all had! I love the pictures of the woods, they feel so magical

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  13. These photos are simply stunning, as always. Your girls are looking more beautiful every day! xxx

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  14. Beautiful pictures it sounds like you had such an adventure across the holidays. x

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  15. These photos make me wish I was a child again adventuring out and about! x

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  16. How do your girls have such tidy bedrooms......I tidy Elizas and its trashed within seconds.....looks like you have had fun!

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  17. The woodland in your pictures is amazing! Such a perfect place for an adventure.

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  18. Such beautiful pictures.
    Start of school nerves happened here too then illness

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