Sunday, 3rd Feb 2019

Today Grandma came to visit and the children had a lot of fun with her. In the evening I did some hand printing until my arm aches (only 8 prints!). No wonder people use a printing press.

Saturday, 2nd Feb 2019

Today Peter went out to Oxford in the evening to watch Dave Gorman. We put the children to bed by 6:30pm! I also had my first Etsy order, yay! I spent the evening painting with watercolour.

Friday, 1st Feb 2019

Today was snow day! School was cancelled, though nursery was still on till 3. Peter couldn't get to work so he helped look after the children while I worked from home. Peter took Owen sledging and Owen loved it.

Thursday, 31st Jan 2019

Today we went out after dinner to Bedtime Stories at Owen's school from 6-7pm. As Peter wasn't home yet, I took Harriet with me. She was super excited to go out so late and to get to go in the classrooms, and to be with other children. 

Tuesday, 29th Jan 2019

Today was super cold. The children bullied me into giving them snacks before they would get in the car.

Monday, 28th Jan 2019

Today I took Harriet to the toddler group, but she spent most of the time on my lap. Perhaps she has outgrown the group. We had a nap together in my bed. In the afternoon she played really well with Owen.

Sunday, 27th Jan 2019

Today I gave up my chance for a lie in this morning because I missed the children. They were so happy, playing together and laughing, it filled my heart with joy. In the afternoon, I actually did some drawing, after a period of being uninspired.

Saturday, 26th Jan 2019

Today we went to Witney and the children were ridiculously happy and so cute. When we got home, I spent a long time 'frying' tapioca flour in preparation for baking Kueh Lapis on Monday.

Friday, 25th Jan 2019

Today I saw Mizue's newborn baby! Harriet was surprisingly happy when I picked her from nursery and didn't cry or protest on the way home. Amazing. Maybe she's fixed. She even went to bed without crying much.

Thursday, 24th Jan 2019

Today Owen had tennis lesson after school and again I drove home with Harriet screaming and crying in the car.

Wednesday, 23rd Jan 2019

Today Owen was super good about going out to get Harriet in the evening and even walked super fast with me.

Tuesday, 22nd Jan 2019

Today I was super late pick up Owen from school as I spent a long time trying to parallel park before giving up and parked somewhere else.

Monday, 21st Jan 2019

Today I thought I would skip toddler group to see if Harriet would nap then, but she still didn't nap, but was throwing tantrums to get me to take her out. So we went to the library and she fell asleep in my arms when I breastfed her in the library. I spent the evening honing my linocut tools.

Sunday, 20th Jan 2019

Today we went for a walk in the cold. Harriet still refused to nap. In the evening I looked for air tickets to Singapore.

Saturday, 19th Jan 2019

Today we went to Witney to get supplies and to cut the boys' hair. Harriet didn't nap. In the evening I did some lino cutting till late.

Friday, 18th Jan 2019

Today poor Owen tripped on the way to school and bashed his face. I worked from home and was frustrated about the work I had to do. Glad it's the weekend.

Thursday, 17th Jan 2019

Today I had to work on updates for some legacy Drupal sites and was rather grumpy about it. In the afternoon Owen had his second tennis lesson in freezing conditions! In the evening we watched Black Mirror Bandersnatch for unnecessarily long as I just had to try out all the possible endings.

Wednesday, 16th Jan 2019

Today despite sleeping super early last night, I still woke up tired and grumpy. Owen cried in the morning again because he thought it was the weekend and wanted to play and was disappointed he had to go to school. I came home rather grumpy from bad day at work, and so was Owen, from bad day at school. Harriet got bitten on the cheek by another child at nursery, so she also had a bad day, though she seemed way more cheerful than us two.

Tuesday, 15th Jan 2019

Today I went to bed right after putting the children to bed (around 9pm)! In the morning, when we woke Owen up for school, he was super tired and cried because he didn't want to wake up. We were all tired somehow.