My beautiful boys

I’ve taken a couple of lovely photos of the boys recently that I really wanted to share on here. I’m not a particularly good photographer, and it’s something I’m really keen to work on. These two were actually both taken on my trusty iPhone (remind me why I spent £300 on a DSLR in January?!)

Anyway, I think they really capture my little boys at this stage in their lives.

Cuddles are still in favour (long may that last!) – he likes to cuddle everything! He has been pretty poorly with ongoing colds recently so cuddles have been accompanied by lots of nose wiping. The working mum’s nightmare of snot trails on shoulders that I only notice when I’m in a meeting, have happened more often than I’d like recently, but hey ho.

This photo was taken while he and I spent some time den building at Charlecote park a few weeks ago. I love his little cheeky smile. He’s developing a real curiosity about him – always asking questions! I really need to do some swotting up to get answers ready!


Photos like this remind me how very much I love these two and feel so lucky each day to be their Mama.. even when they’re trying my patience and refusing to put shoes on/be put down (which is actually most of the time at the’s a phase right?!)

Enough already…

Dear Mr Weather Man,

You seem to be having some difficulties remembering what weather should go with what season this year. May I just remind you that it is now April. APRIL. That is, the fourth month of the year. It is now time, in fact we are somewhat late already, for SPRING!!!

Remember that season? The one between Winter and Summer? The one where we get to stop wearing tights and gloves and hats and looking like a rather weathered Michelin man, and start thinking about hunting out the sandals and floaty clothes ready for Summer?

I mean, I love Winter, I really do. I love wrapping up warm, I own far too many scarves and gloves, and to be honest lounging about in cosy pyjamas wrapped up in blankets is one of my favourite past times, but the novelty wore off sometime back in January and it’s now April. APRIL!!

Come on! It’s time for little lambs to be frolicking in the fields, doing that weird and wonderful springy jumpy thing they do. It’s time for little chicks to be born, and for daffodils and crocuses to sprout up with no danger of being lost in another snow flurry. 

I want to be able to take my child out for a walk without having to have the ‘please wear a hat or your head may fall off’ debate, and actually be able to go to the park and play on the swings without him screaming because he’s so cold. I want to be able to sit outside, and maybe actually restore some normality to our rather neglected and weather beaten garden.

We’re done with Winter now. We had lots of fun in the snow, and it was lovely to have it around for a bit but I think I speak for everyone when I say that we could really do with a bit or sunshine now. 

Is it too much to ask? I think not.

Yours sincerely,

a very cold Mummy xx

P.S. Are you kidding me? As I’ve been typing this, it’s actually started snowing outside. Again!

Boy in the snow

Lovely, but chilly. We want less of this…

Boy and ball

Elliot in New York last July. More of this please…