We’ll be pinching and punching each other tomorrow so today is the day to share our family portrait for February. This was taken on the littlest’s birthday – the day he turned the big One. We are in JB’s in Brighton, we ate big fat burgers and the birthday boy probably had far too many salty chips than he should (although i think the salt intake increases at 1 so it was a pretty timely indulgence).
To be completely honest I’m struggling to write this post right now on Thursday evening. We had a breakdown today (the car not me) and i spent an hour stuck inside it with an increasingly mental baby. All i can say is hurrah for the bag of rice cakes i tossed in the change bag before we left for the school run. It was fine, just a flat battery, but there was pre bath time wine as a reward and my head is a little fuzzy as a result.
But the real reason for my lack of cohesive thought is that ummm ONE OF MY POSTS WENT VIRAL! Sorry for the shouting and the shameless self promotion but I can’t help feeling a wee bit pleased with myself as I watch the shares go crazy around the world. I have tried to keep it quiet for fear I would sound like I am boasting, but this is my own little space and I figure that the people who visit here would not (hopefully) begrudge me that.
Everyone blogs for different reasons, and i appreciate and read blogs across a wide spectrum. Mine is purely and simply because i like to write, always have done. That people come back here, that people comment, that people share, that people enjoy what i write, it’s given me motivation that I’m not sure I’ve ever had before. So thank you, really and truly thank you to everyone who has been so kind and welcoming to me.
Last but not least I am off to Belfast tomorrow (alone) visiting one of the best people in the whole world, my dear friend Jane. I am also getting to meet her new baby boy for the first time. I am excited beyond belief; for the cuddles, of course all the cuddles, and not least for the little time i will have on the plane to read some trashy magazines :)
These little facies (and the beardy one of their father who feels he never gets a mention but is loved just as much) will be greatly missed of course…….
This post is linked up to the very lovely Lucy at Dear Beautiful’s family portrait project, a great way to make sure you get a monthly family snap :) click the button below to read more posts or join in.
**************P.S. My new book The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks is out on the 3rd March 2022! It's aimed at 9-12 year olds and you can buy it here :)