Dog Sitting {The Ordinary Moments}

I will confess that I am not much of an animal lover. I mean, I have nothing particularly against animals but I’ve never been keen to have them in my life. The closest I get to loving animals is having a soft spot for my sister’s dog Riddler. For two weeks last summer we were dog/house sitting during which Cheeky Chap and Riddler really bonded. In fact, Cheeky Chap has taken to calling Riddler his own dog and still, a… Continue Reading “Dog Sitting {The Ordinary Moments}”

Sleeping {The Ordinary Moments}

Every night before I go to sleep, I get back out of bed and check in on Cheeky Chap. I’m not sure why but it is always these moments, when he is sleeping peacefully, that I notice how he has changed. They are moments I cherish. Moments that I often capture on camera. It doesn’t seem to matter how bad my day has been, if Cheeky Chap has misbehaved, if things just haven’t gone my way, it is these ordinary moments… Continue Reading “Sleeping {The Ordinary Moments}”

One Boy and His Dog

Last year my sister and her partner got a rescue dog. As a young pup, Riddler used to be somewhat excitable. The first few times Cheeky Chap met him I think he was quite taken aback by him. With time and training, Riddler has calmed down a little but is still definitely a character. For around six months, the husband walked Riddler twice a week when both my sister and her partner worked. During the school holidays, Cheeky Chap would join… Continue Reading “One Boy and His Dog”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point

It’s hard to believe but we are now half-way through the summer break. I almost feel as though we have wasted the last three weeks as we haven’t really done much at all. One of the (few) benefits to having a communal garden is that we have ready made playmates for Cheeky Chap. As long as it is a dry day, we are able to send him out into the garden and, more often than not, at least one other… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #5 ~ Bedtime

There’s a time of day that parents look forward to like no other. Bedtime. I know many parents who have a nightmare with getting their children to bed. We have been very lucky and Cheeky Chap has never really been a problem at bedtime. Of course he has his moments like every child but on the whole he goes to bed nicely and calmly and without too much stress. The key has always been ensuring that he has some wind down… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #5 ~ Bedtime”