Thursday, 11th Oct 2018

Today Peter had an exciting job interview in Oxford. Sad that we will have to change our current comfortable lifestyle (where he works as a relaxing freelancer & stay-at-home dad), but excited about the new prospects for him too. I had a great time showing off my handmade sketchbooks at work.

Wednesday, 10th Oct 2018

Today was a beautifully warm day, and we had a group yoga session outdoor during lunchtime at work. We also had a cake sale to raise funds (and happiness) for world mental health day. What a nice day.

Monday, 8th Oct 2018

Today I couldn't stop thinking about ideas for my Etsy shop. Was super tired and had migraine due to late night shopping for shop supplies and more binging on free Craftsy / Creativebug classes. Amazed that my 'talk' with Harriet last night was effective, and today she let me brush her teeth today without fuss unlike before.

Sunday, 7th Oct 2018

Today I made 2 sketchbook cover prototypes for my Etsy shop. They turned out very well. Very excited.

Saturday, 6th Oct 2018

Today I went to Witney with Owen and he was very tired and grumpy and it made me angry as I thought it would be a treat for him. Should've just let him stay at home. In the evening I binged on the free weekend of Craftsy and Creative Bug classes until very late and I was dozing off on the sofa.

Thursday, 4th Oct 2018

Today Guy, who lives in Hong Kong these days dropped by to visit us and brought toys. Always nice to see old friends.

Wednesday, 3rd Oct 2018

Today Little Miss Trouble woke up in the night and bullied me into reading her 4 bedtime stories. Why do children love stories soooooo much?

Tuesday, 2nd Oct 2018

Today I had a headache most of the day brought on by this annoying sore throat. Poor Harriet kept coming to me to play or ask for food when I was lying on the sofa napping and ignoring her.

Sunday, 30th Sep 2018

Today we went to Effie's birthday party at the soft play at Millet's Farm. Owen was really annoying, grumpy and disagreeable today and made me so angry.

Saturday, 29th Sep 2018

Today I took Owen to Witney to do some grocery shopping and spent a long time at the library. In the evening I made another sketchbook for my shop, it was much neater than before, but still took me an hour to make just one.

Friday, 28th Sep 2018

Today I worked from home. We got a quote from one of the builders for our extension, and they were much much higher than we expected. Disappointed.

Tuesday, 25th Sep 2018

Today Owen had a trial martial arts class. Harriet gate crashed it and wanted to join in too.

Monday, 24th Sep 2018

Today I took Harriet to messy play and almost got into a car accident due to being late, being lost, being careless, Harriet crying, and the annoying Sat Nav. After that Harriet stopped crying and repeated 'uh oh' instead. In the end she hated messy play anyway. Seems like none of my children liked it. Probably got that from me.

Sunday, 23rd Sep 2018

Today I took Owen out to Witney to buy grocery, then hung out at the bookshop, and then to the cafe. As usual whenever I took him out, just the two of us, he was such a good boy. In the evening I sat alone, knitting Harriet's jumper while listening to indie music from Soundcloud. Bliss.

Saturday, 22nd Sep 2018

Today we went to the Straw Kitchen to meet up with Georgie and her family. Great to see the children get along. Harriet woke up at 10am, and then didn't get to nap till we drove home just before 5pm and slept till 7:30pm! So it was all a bit mad and she was singing in bed, full of energy, after I put her to bed.