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I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.

Friday, 24 April 2009

From the Monkey House this week

With the sunny weather the Monkey at last gets to wear some clothes that were bought for her as a newborn, like this cute floral romper she has at last grown into (just checking her emails here in the pic)

Monkey has had a bit of a cold this week, the increased mucus has meant a few projectile vomiting incidents. And a lot more washing. If only she could mop the floor as well...

We walked to the duck pond and met these two, who were very vocal. Babe LOVES the ducks and goes "Ooooooohhhh" (in the manner of a rather camp queen) when we get there. Getting out of the house each day is an absolute must, especially now that she is even more of a handful. Cupboard doors are starting to get opened, there are hands in the cats' bowls, curiosity about the stairs and her new favourite pastime: emptying the contents of bags. 
It's been a pretty uneventful week; DH has been working long hours and I've just cottoned on to the fact that Monkey and I won't see very much of him at all during the week once we've moved to Broadstairs. Making new friends and sourcing a reliable babysitter will be a priority for me, even if it's just to go to a class or see a friend one evening a week. A couple of weekends ago we were walking down the High Street in Broadstairs, passing by the craft and wool shop, I gave DH a little nudge and wink (thinking, here I shall be spending some time and money!). Imagine my surprise when, a few shops farther down, I spy a brand new yarn shop! Selling Manos and Noro, would you believe? I've taken it to be A Sign that we are destined to live there. We are in limbo regarding our onward move. We've not heard any bad news, the house is still under offer and the estate agents are no longer marketing it, but we've heard nothing more about the owners' intentions, whether they've found another house to buy or are reconsidering the house they originally wanted to buy. Part of me wants to be creating Mood Boards for room ideas and sourcing new furniture on eBay, another part of me just doesn't want to believe it will happen in case it all goes wrong. Until we know more I suppose that's the safest option.
Signing off now... I rejoined Slimming World this week and as a Friday night treat there are diet friendly sausages, chips and beans in the oven!

1 comment:

Claire said...

I do hope the house goes through for you :) The wool shop is indeed a sign. Little Monkey looking very beautiful and how can her hair be so long already???? i am still waiting for my dd to grow ANY!!!

have a good weekend,