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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.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Still here! (and some snow pics)

Long time no blogging, eh? Have you missed us? We've still been reading our favourite blogs, and Twittering and Facebooking- although I must confess that my Twitter addiction and my absence from blogging are probably connected. I've been having a very fallow period in terms of creativity, and so far this winter there hasn't been a single stitch knitted or a novel read. A good magazine is about as much as I can manage (and I'm really enjoying 'Red' magazine and 'Olive' at the moment).
Life by the seaside is going very well. After a busy first couple of weeks in the new house we have settled in and established new routines. Dave is commuting into London each day, so Monkey and I are on our own for much of the week. I work on Tuesday mornings and the babe goes to a good childminder we have found locally, and on Wednesdays I go to work near our old house and my Mum looks after her. It works out well and I enjoy having a day away from home. I don't find it easy going from 'mama' to 'therapist' at the moment, being a mama is such an all-encompassing job and I seldom feel there is much of me left for my clients.
We are going though another difficult patch with the Monkey's eating. She had been doing fairly well with the new food supplements prescribed by the dietician but this last week has been dreadful and very stressful. I *think* it's another tooth coming through, but it's always a worry when she stops eating. We are also continuing to have frequent breath-holding spells with full-on passing-out, I think this is just something we will have to live with as we progress through toddlerhood.
So that was just a little update from us, and some photos we took of the Monkey enjoying her first snow today. I will try to pop back in soon but if I don't, Merry Christmas or season's greetings to you!


slugs on the refrigerator said...

glad to see you back!! The Monkey is looking adorable as ever and glad to hear you are doing well.

Have to say that I too noticed the connection between Twitter and lack of creativity...hence my radio silence.

Merry Christmas!

willow81 said...

Thanks Kat :-)
I have just removed the Twitter app from my phone and taken it off of my bookmark bar. It is very addictive but I have realised there is virtually zero meaningful interaction. At least through blogging I can have conversation and even get to meet people! Merry Christmas to you too, I hope you are recovering from your infection and keeping warm.

Joxy said...

Ohhh it is lovely to see you blogging. What gorgeous photos, Monkey looks ever so cute all bundled up against the cold.

I'm not quite sure I understand twitter, I joined a while back but not really sure about it.

Cave Mother said...

She sounds like a monkey by nature as well as name. Have a lovely Christmas, and I hope your teething/eating troubles pass quickly.

The Awakened Heart said...

Wow, you had snow in Kent already. i'm so jealous, I have total snow envy. I'm in Australia and it's the hottest time of the year here, so no snow for us sadly. I remember the joys of moving house - we did it last December! May your Christmas be Merry and Bright!

Mon said...

Good to see you.

Look at all that snow! Have been looking at various pics from around England, can't believe it. The bookies must have lost out big time. lol

Glad to hear you're settled in and into your routines.

The Wildflower also goes off food when she's teething. Which almost completely considering she's barely on solids at 20 months! I'm used to it now, no big deal. Just has more milk. And I know it will be back to normal once the teeth are through.
I think after the canines it's supposed to be a nice long break for the last set. Hope so!

I found Twitter really shallow, although often find good links when I do pop in.

sas said...

that is the coolest pink bobble hat! love it :)