Project 365 Week 5

Welcome to another week of Project 365. I can’t quite believe that I have got to Week 5, it’s definitely the longest I have managed and I hope that is a sign that I can keep it up! Sunday afternoon is a time to get ready for the week ahead and Cheeky Chap decided that he needed to practice writing his numbers again, determined to pass his test the next day at school. Despite the picture above, he didn’t manage… Continue Reading “Project 365 Week 5”

An e-cig convert?

As many of you know, I am a smoker. It isn’t a particularly pleasant habit and I no longer enjoy it as much as I used to. I would say that at least 25% of the time I roll up a cigarette sub-consciously without even realising I have done it, realising about half-way through that actually I don’t want it. However, there are some cigarettes that I really do enjoy and only a smoker will understand the pleasure gained from… Continue Reading “An e-cig convert?”

Reading with kids

Reading is one of life’s simple pleasures. As a child and teenager I could often be found curled up on the corner of the sofa or laying on my bed reading a book. This continued sporadically through my early twenties, when I wasn’t working or partying and tapered off once I had Cheeky Chap. Thanks to modern technology, my reading has now picked up and I read more than ever as I have quick access to hundreds of thousands of… Continue Reading “Reading with kids”

Too much, too young?

Cheeky Chap is 4.5 years old, turning 5 in May. He started Reception in September and although he took some time to expand his group of friends, he has settled in and enjoys school. His confidence has grown, his speech has become clearer (although there are still some areas that need working on) and he is keen to learn. That said, the pressure seems to be on now. At the start of the new term in January, the school introduced… Continue Reading “Too much, too young?”

Home Alone Fear

It has been a long time since I have had to spend a period of time home alone. It is something I am not used to and the thought of it increases my anxiety. With Cheeky Chap at school full time and the husband working again (albeit fairly irregularly at the moment, the last job didn’t work out sadly), I am spending the bulk of my days alone. Adjusting to the peace takes some getting used to as does setting… Continue Reading “Home Alone Fear”