Monday, 29th Jan 2018

Today I went to meet the children and Peter when the toddler group finished. Later, I helped Owen write a letter to his best friend who lives next door. In the evening I ruined yet another sketch with my bad watercolouring, but I learnt a new trick. 

Sunday, 28th Jan 2018

Today we took both children to the Charlbury Kids Runaround. Nice to meet other parents there. Both Owen and Harriet were very happy. After dinner Owen made Harriet laugh hysterically by feeding her bananas. In the evening I allowed myself to cheat and sketch from a photograph (instead of from real life).

Saturday, 27th Jan 2018

Today we went to watch the new Pixar film, Coco. Harriet's been ravenous all day and eating lots. Owen had a haircut.

Friday, 26th Jan 2018

Today I worked in the day and had a sinus migraine in the evening. Harriet was looking better finally and her appetite picking up.

Thursday, 25th Jan 2018

Today Harriet was finally better from her flu and started eating more again. She's suddenly taller and managed to steal a sheet of stickers from Owen's desk and got herself covered in them.

Wednesday, 24th Jan 2018

Today we cancelled Harriet's settling in session at her nursery as she was probably still contagious and feeling poorly. Owen was very happy and cuddly and cute. Both children were extremely talkative, I made them talk among themselves.

Tuesday, 23rd Jan 2018

Today the fire place people came down to look again to give us a quote on building a chimney breast. Harriet woke very late so we skipped the second nap and put her to bed much earlier. I went to bed at 8pm feeling feverish and chills. Harriet woke up many times in the night, giving me no rest.

Monday, 22nd Jan 2018

Today Peter took Owen to the toddler group while Harriet and I stayed home being ill. In the evening Peter started feeling ill again, so after we put the children to bed, I was alone downstairs while he had an early night. I spent the evening putting together an Ocado grocery order. No fun.

Sunday, 21st Jan 2018

Today Peter was a bit better, I was worse (I had a flu jab, but still had mild symptoms), Harriet was still miserable and Owen was completely immune to the flu (he had a nasal vaccine) and feeling very bored. So Peter took him to the community centre. 

Saturday, 20th Jan 2018

Today Peter and I caught whatever Harriet has. She’s still miserable and we were also exhausted from waking in the night for her and for Owen. Owen was very good in the day, playing by himself.