I opened my laptop on Saturday morning for the first time in a week. It was the longest time I had gone without blogging or even checking in via my laptop. So needless to say once I got over the tiredness from the trip I had lots and lots to say. (LOTS) Writing here every day has become so much a part of me that when I don’t do it for an extended period I feel almost incomplete.
So this is a catch up of sorts.
Louisa won the Ever After Doll – sorry for the late announcement but I think she has already been contacted.
I have just finished reading One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. It is the first book I have read in ages and totally loved it. I cried real tears. It really is a great book. I loved this excerpt.
“Because she knew that something happened to you when your mother didn’t hold you close, or tell you all the time that you were the best thing ever, or even notice when you were home: a little part of you sealed over. You didn’t need her. You didn’t need anyone. And without even knowing you were doing it, you waited. You waited for anyone who got close to you to see something they didn’t like in you, something they hadn’t initially seen, and to grow cold and disappear, too, like so much sea mist. Because there had to be something wrong, didn’t there, if even your own mother didn’t really love you?”
― Jojo Moyes, One Plus One
Cameron’s relay team won a medal on the last day of the gala. I am not sure who was more excited, him or me. He did so incredibly well at the gala, bettered all his times.
Both kids ended the year off really well. They both got good report cards and both received awards.
Jack shocked us all the other day by identifying the J from his name. He actually made it from some sticks he was playing with and said “That’s my name”. He can also identify his full name and says “My name starts with a jay”. It sort of came out of nowhere which is why we were so surprised.
Emma is communicating with us. It is so cute. She points and says “this this” and Kiara and Jack.
Most importantly – we are FINALLY relaxing. We are here in Montagu, doing lots of NOTHING. It is so great. We have even managed those long naps like we did last year. It has been an exhausting few weeks and I am so glad we have finally stopped running from pillar to post.
How are things in your world? Tell me whats happening?