Monday, 7 January 2019

We are anew - week 1

A new year and a new normal. I can't believe it's been such a long time since I last hit 'publish'. 2017 disappeared in a muddle of morning sickness and a short stint back at work. Last year whizzed by in the carnage that is two under two and chronic sleep deprivation. It would be an understatement to say that Mr M and I had been willing 2018 over the finishing line.

So - we now have Oscar who is 13 months, Alice is now 2, Pickle continues to rule the roost and the cottage still isn't finished.

I have high hopes for 2019. If you ignore the political and economic carnage on the horizon. I'm really excited about having adventures with the littles. Making time for the two us, for family, for friends. A new direction for me work wise doing who knows what. Making progress in the cottage, however little - and being ok with that. Being realistic about what can be done. Making time to sketch and read. Rediscovering what makes us tick. Simple stuff.

This year's shaping up nicely - a stomp around Bushy Park with old friends, nursery reopened to much cheering, a jaunt to London, Granny day, a child free trip to Guildford with a super unplanned lunch at The Ivy with a brilliant view of the castle.

How about you?


  1. Good to see you back and thanks for filling in the gaps. The new year? My view is, if I'm still here, still breathing, it's a good one. Happy 2019!

  2. Welcome back! Friends, family and child-free: sounds like a good start to ‘19! My aim is simply to have a better year than last year - what can go wrong?!

  3. Happy 2019 to you and your family, hope it turns out great for you xxx