What I’ve learned this week #44

What I’ve learned this week #44

Well that was a short week wasn’t it? A week full of highs and lows here. We started our long weekend with a birthday party of Miss Belle’s friends, which she loved. Then we had a fairly chilled Sunday just going swimming. Bank Holiday Monday was scorching hot (for a change!) and we had a lovely day at the Alysham Show. We saw the Red Devil’s parachute display team who were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-! Miss Belle’s been a bit ill but she’s hopefully turned a corner so there’s been a couple of Disney films and snuggles on the sofa. But pretty much only Frozen will still cut it!


What I’ve learned this week

  1. A bouncy castle might be a good idea for Miss Belle’s third birthday party. Hilariously she wouldn’t go on the one at her friends for about an hour and a half, then she braved it when it was quiet. And, well.. of course we couldn’t then get her off it! She loved it!!
  2. Sticking with bouncing, Miss Belle’s had a temperature for a few days this week but this hasn’t stopped her jumping around all over the place. I’m going to start calling her Tigger.
  3. It’s been a while since I’ve had one, but I’ve had another blogging wobble this week. I’ve just been thinking about next year and whether I want to be blogging whilst having a new baby to enjoy. My maternity leave with Miss Belle was so special and now this whole blogging world consumes my head every day. I wonder whether it’s something I want when we have the new baby. I’m still thinking about it, but I feel a blog post coming on about it…
  4. A new annoying phase is the “Mummy I’m hungry” – me: “Do you want an apple?” – Miss Belle: “Yes please” phase. Which results in an apple having approximately four bites taken out of. Sigh.
  5. I spent Friday looking after Miss Belle and my friend’s son who is the same age. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it was a breeze, but, well yep, it was pretty fine! They entertained each other. I even somehow managed to get Miss Belle to go for a nap whilst I played with my friend’s son for a few hours. It gave me a brief sense of confidence ahead of next year! (Yes I know that’s probably going to blow up in my face now I’ve said that…!)

As I type this I’ve seen the X-factor auditions start on ITV tomorrow. Waaaaaaaahhhh! It’s official, the summer is over! I’m vowing not to watch it this year….!

Have a good weekend everyone.




  1. 2nd September 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I’m feeling the same way about blogging with the new baby here – looking after two sounds like hard work; do I want to spend what free time I have typing into the internet? But then I read the posts I wrote when I was pregnant last time and when my daughter was tiny and I’m so glad to have a written record of that time – I suppose I could write something privately, but it’s the interaction with other people which encourages me to actually sit down and do it, so… blogging for the foreseeable future it is, I guess…

    • thisismenow
      2nd September 2017 / 7:52 pm

      That’s very true, I’d not thought of it like that. Is is a great way to treasure those memories. I rarely get time to go back and read my earlier posts but maybe I should. I know the last time I did it made me smile. I’ve drafted a post about it all today which I’m going to publish next week. But this has made me think. Thank you. Xx

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