Tuesday, 11th Jun 2019

Today Owen had to be quarantined at home, so I worked from home. Did I say I loved the kids? They woke us up at 2, 4, and 6am between the two of them. 

Monday, 10th Jun 2019

Today poor Owen vomited in his bed and had to miss his school trip to the circus. He and Harriet watched telly all day until they were intolerable. Poor Peter, not a very good birthday.

Sunday, 9th Jun 2019

Today Harriet finally went to sleep without crying. In the morning, I saw her acting out the last few nights' scenes with her dolls. Then just now after her bath, she told me thoughtfully, "yesterday I took off all my clothes and I crying. I not want to sleep in my cot. Today I not cry. Today I sleep in my cot. Today I goody girl." And indeed, she didn't cry when we put her to sleep though you could see she was struggling to hold it back. Love my children.

Saturday, 8th Jun 2019

Today Harriet seemed better. So we took the children to another Common Leys Farm country fair. Loads of animal handling and feeding. I stroked a hedgehog! In the evening Owen insisted on reading to me at his bedtime as he felt sorry for me that I never got read to when I was a kid.

Friday, 7th Jun 2019

Today we woke to find Harriet covered in vomit. No nursery for her and no work for me then.

Wednesday, 5th Jun 2019

Today I managed to persuade Owen to stay home. In the evening Harriet was extra naughty and didn't want to sleep. So she took off all her clothes and attempted to climb out of her cot! We ignored her, so in the morning we found her huddled in a corner, cold and naked.

Monday, 3rd Jun 2019

Today I managed to persuade the kids to stay home after school. Going out is too much trouble.

Saturday, 1st Jun 2019

Today we went to grandparents' house to join Owen there! It was warm and sunny again just when we had to spend hours on the motorway.

Thursday, 30th May 2019

Today I took Harriet on the bus to Woodstock museum after work. She loved the bus journey but not sure about the late dinner and wait for Peter to come pick us up after work. Just so happened there was a massive traffic jam today!

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

Today I stayed home with Harriet after nursery as it was raining. Quite relaxing actually.

Monday, 27th May 2019

Today was a bank holiday. Owen went away with grandparents for the half term holidays. I was rather short tempered with him in the morning due to stress and rush to go out, and felt bad about it. And now I miss him. 

Sunday, 26th May 2019

Today I had a barely suppressed migraine and we went to Witney to go to the post office and to run some errands as I had another order at my Etsy shop! In the evening I watched a tutorial about illustrating for picture books.

Saturday, 25th May 2019

Today I went to Sophie's hen do at Straw Kitchen in Whichford Pottery. We had a lovely plein air sketching picnic and it was a brilliant morning. So nice to be out without the children.

Friday, 24th May 2019

Today was Friday and I worked from home. In the evening I prepared the art supplies to bring to Sophie's hen do tomorrow.

Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Today we went to the little brook by The Bell after school with Maddie for a picnic. Harriet was desperate to copy Owen and Maddie. They had a lot of fun together though there were tears and shouting when we had to go home.