Saturday, 6th Jan 2018

Today Harriet had a bad night again. Maybe too cold? Owen had a great time at Maisey's birthday party and behaved very well all day. I started reading The Little Book of Hygge which I got from Kindle daily deals, and was inspired to increase the happiness of the people around me. In the evening we watched the new season of The Good Place.

Friday, 5th Jan 2018

Today I put in extra efforts to spend quality time with Harriet though she’s been wearing me out with her night feeding  as I’m going to go back to work soon. In the evening I played with my new watercolours and still didn’t get to watch Black Mirror.

Thursday, 4th Jan 2018

Today I was tired and had a bit of headache. Harriet was terrible last night again and fussy all day. Maybe because of her new tooth or what?? I spent too much time shopping for watercolours.

Wednesday, 3rd Jan 2018

Today Harriet had been inconsolable in the night and I only got to go to bed at 3:30am! As a result both Peter & I were exhausted all day. Peter took Owen to Preschool only to realise at their doorstep that school hadn't started today.

Tuesday, 2nd Jan 2018

Today Lou and Daisy too Owen out to play while the rest of us stayed home. I spent some time trying out NY resolution apps. In the evening we tried out the new projector (Christmas present).

Monday, 1st Jan 2018

Today we drove home from Peter’s parents’ place. We had a lovely break. In the evening I tried out my new watercolour paints which had arrived while we were away.

Sunday, 31st Dec 2017

Today grandparents took Owen out to one of the National Trust trails. We celebrated NY eve by finishing Big Little Lies on telly. What a good series!

Tuesday, 26th Dec 2017

Today auntie Gill came to visit with her 2 dogs and Lou too. We played Trivial Pursuit all evening and it was rather fun though I was most horrible at it.

Monday, 25th Dec 2017

Today was Christmas Day! Harriet was very excited about her stocking and Owen was only interested in his sticker book from Santa and unimpressed by everything else. Harriet looked super cute in the jumpsuit I knitted for her.

Sunday, 24th Dec 2017

Today we had a relaxing day at grandparents’, preparing for Christmas. The children were quite happy. Harriet enjoyed the Christmas service at the church.

Friday, 22nd Dec 2017

Today we went to Day Out with Thomas (the tank engine) at Didcot Railway Centre. Owen was very good initially until approaching lunch time when we were all hungry, tired and grumpy. In the end, Owen was most excited about the regular First Great Western trains at the modern part of the station. Kids.

Thursday, 21st Dec 2017

Today Owen went to the Christmas party at his nursery while we wrapped up presents at home. Might be spoiling the children too much. 

Wednesday, 20th Dec 2017

Today we took the children to watch a movie with Daisy, Lou and her nieces. When we came home, both children (and I) were overtired and annoying.

Tuesday, 19th Dec 2017

Today Owen went to his last day of Preschool this year and received chocolate, cards and presents. I slept till past noon due to staying up late.

Monday, 18th Dec 2017

Today Peter took the children to the Charlbury toddler group Christmas party. Owen helped himself to the food and ate loads of sausages, crisps, cake and chocolate.  Harriet crawled around and tried to eat scraps from the floor. I stayed home and wrote long emails to our architect.