#SundaySevens is a blog series started by Natalie from Threads and Bobbins. Here’s my second entry into the series looking at a few of the little things that have happened in the mini ones’ lives this week…
- Making a Splash
We found these wellie boots for Willow secondhand when she was attracted to the monkeys on the side and have only just noticed the rather fabulous puddleometer on the backs.
2. Christmas is coming
I’ve had several conversations with Luke about Christmas recently. Because, you know, it’s March, you’ve got to be prepared. His main concern, prompted by finding this mini stocking, seems to be that Faith needs a stocking too which is really sweet so I’ll let him off. But I’ll also make sure we do a better job of clearing every single last piece of Christmas paraphernalia away properly this year.
3. New reading material
We finally had time to spend our World Book Day tokens this week, popping into Lindum Books in the Bailgate in Lincoln quickly whilst on our way to a playdate. Luke chose Peppa Loves World Book Day, Willow’s choice was Everyone Loves Underpants and we decided to get the Where’s Wally title too for daddy to share with Faith.
We were also given a copy of Sarah & Duck Stay at the Duck Hotel by one of Willow’s godmums. After reading this several times in quick succession, Luke was so determined to visit the Duck Hotel himself he and Willow started packing their Trunkis in preparation. Who wouldn’t want to stay in a hotel where there’s a slide directly connection your room to the swimming pool?
I took part in a Twitter # hour hosted by Brit Mums and Visit England this week focusing on the literary holidays the country has to offer to staycationers. #BookEngland was a delightful conversation with fellow reading enthusiasts and reminded me of places I’d already been pre-minis that I’d like to go back to with them, as well as suggesting new places to go. Seven Stories in Newcastle, The World of Beatrix Potter, Swallows and Amazons locations were just a few. Through the tweets I also discovered that Lincolnshire’s Belton House is hosting a Moondial exhibition this year in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the publication of Helen Cresswell’s novel. And now, through a friend’s Facebook page, I’ve also discovered there’s The Story Museum in Oxford which looks fab and is another one to add to the list!
5. Viral interview
I don’t believe anyone can have failed to see the BBC interview where South Korea expert Professor Robert Kelly was upstaged by his family antics. If you’ve been living under the proverbial rock this week then Google it – it’s hilarious and endearing. But also make sure to check out some of their follow up interviews as they highlight what such a lovely family they seem to be in slightly less panicked circumstances. Isn’t it nice that the chaos of ordinary family life has stolen the headlines at least for a few days? And I’m sure a few of us know a lot more about the situation in Korea than we otherwise would have…
6. Road signs
Luke’s nursery asked us to take photos of road signs when we’re out and about as his group expressed an interest in what they mean whilst they were taking part in another activity. This was two or three weeks ago. We’re still taking photos of road signs now. It’s nice that he’s taking his homework seriously but our March 2017 family photo albums are going to look a little weird…
7. The Mini Malpi blog on tour
Many thanks to Sarah Hogan who is in the process of launching The Mummy’s Movement for featuring my blog Loving a designer label as a guest blog on her website.
“Being a busy Mum can be a bit isolating sometimes and we don’t want you to feel like that anymore. Join The Mummy’s Movement” she writes on the Facebook group – and you’re all welcome to join too!
And don’t forget World Down’s Syndrome Day is on Tuesday!