Saturday, 3rd Mar 2018

Today there was still some snow. I could finally go out and play in the snow. We went sledging in the park. There was no bread in the shop. Harriet was upset about her constipation and was unimpressed by sledging.

Friday, 2nd Mar 2018

Today Harriet vomited blueberries all over her bed, her bed clothes, and her hair in the middle of the night TWICE. And so we ran out of bed linen and had to do emergency laundry and bath. In the morning there was loads of snow so I worked from home. Peter took Owen out sledging as nursery was cancelled.

Thursday, 1st Mar 2018

Today I worked from home. The children were sent home early as the nursery shut for snow. Our new gas fire is too hot. In the evening I did more sketches. Haven't watched telly for a long time.

Wednesday, 28th Feb 2018

Today was Harriet's birthday. Can't believe it's been a year since giving birth to her, I still remember clearly how it felt when she came out. I sketched at lunch time at work for the first time. Later it started snowing quite a lot so I came home early to work from home.

Tuesday, 27th Feb 2018

Today I took Harriet to the Charlbury library and managed to sketched while there. It was very cold and even started to snow.

Monday, 26th Feb 2018

Today the children went to toddler group with Peter. Owen and I painted watercolour 'inkblot' creatures together.

Sunday, 25th Feb 2018

Today grandparents came to celebrate Harriet's birthday and we went to Blenheim Palace. The children had such a great time! It was very cold.

Saturday, 24th Feb 2018

Today we went to Witney to get supplies and I baked a Pandan Chiffon cake in the evening. Sadly it didn't turn out well and some of my meringue went to the kitchen floor when I turned the bowl upside down to test if they were stiff enough!

Thursday, 22nd Feb 2018

Today Owen didn’t want to wake up in the morning and both children were crying when I left home for work. In the evening I put them to bed early to see if things will improve.

Wednesday, 21st Feb 2018

Today Owen seemed troubled and clingy, and I wonder if I had been too harsh on him. He was very helpful and well behaved during dinner and I gave him extra cuddles. In the evening I made a massive egg & potato salad for next day's lunch.

Tuesday, 20th Feb 2018

Today I started doing the 'a drawing a day' challenge and ended up drawing late past midnight. Also because I was baking some Chinese New Year biscuits, which in the end I had to throw out as they were disastrous. We had been telling Owen off quite a lot lately as he had been particularly difficult. Also I drove out to buy grocery all on my own for the first time! Didn't do too badly on the driving and parking.

Monday, 19th Feb 2018

Today Harriet had been terrible in the night and then waking up way too early for the Toddler Group (7am). Owen on the other hand, woke up way too late (10am). So neither went to the toddler group. We stayed in with our new fire and I watched loads of art tutorials in the evening. Poor Harriet was constipated again, and trembling with pain.

Sunday, 18th Feb 2018

Today Owen finally tried eating grapes and realised that he loved them. Peter took both children to kids runaround at the community centre while I stayed home with our new fire. Owen’s quite good today and ate all his dinner too.

Saturday, 17th Feb 2018

Today we went to Witney and met up with Daisy & Lou for lunch. Later I came home to cook a huge amount of noodles and brought them to the Chinese New Year party. Owen had been very difficult and annoying lately and both Peter and I ended up scolding him again and again. In the evening I enjoyed our new fire.

Friday, 16th Feb 2018

Today I worked from home so Peter could take Owen to nursery without waking Harriet. She napped for 3.5 hours in the morning! In the evening we watched The End of the F World.

Thursday, 15th Feb 2018

Today the builders came to finish up the fireplace. Harriet was sent home from nursery for having a temperature. 

Wednesday, 14th Feb 2018

Today we went to the natural history museum in Oxford, and then to a late hospital appointment and came home rather late. The children were both tired and hungry. Poor Owen we had been neglecting him lately, distracted by Harriet being cute, and so he's had to resort to misbehaviour to get our attention.

Tuesday, 13th Feb 2018

Today I went to work in the office while Peter babysit the children for half-term. They seemed very happy with him. Harriet had been up 3 times in the night, breastfeeding. She didn't seem to understand mummy needs to work the next day.

Monday, 12th Feb 2018

Today Harriet threw up in the night after feeding and then cried and cried for hours again. How can such a cute baby turn into such a terrible gremlin in the night? The architect came today finally to discuss plans about the extension.