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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Monday, July 23, 2012

School's out! (Well, nursery at least!)

Morning everyone. It's a sad one for me today, as it's the last day at private nursery for the Flop. She starts at her school nursery in October. That means that she is getting big! She will be 4 in November and it literally seems like yesterday when she was born. Not really sure where that time has gone to! She is very excited to start her new nursery and make new friends.
She has been at her nursery since October, and has really enjoyed it, so we decided to make a card to say thank you. I wanted to put her picture on it, so they would remember her!

I used my Craft Artist software again. It's getting a lot of use!

We had a big baking day in the week, too. First of all we made chocolate chip Herman pancakes, then homemade potato cakes for dinner and chicken pasties for tea. Caoimhe enjoyed helping me, especially with the pasties. She enjoyed eating them, too!

Note the new instagram app! That's getting a fair bit of use too!

I've been doing a bit of writing as well, and had an article published on the Herman the German Friendship Cake website. It includes a recipe for herman pancakes, so if you're interested, you can read it here.

So the summer holidays are upon us now. This is my 'first time' so I'm quite excited about all the fun things we can do together, once I've sorted out the nightmare that is school holiday childcare that is! What have you all got planned for your little ones for the next 6 weeks??

As usual I'm linking up with Wendy at Handmade Harbour for Handmade Monday, lots of lovely, inspiring blogs over there so take a look!

Off now to make sure I have tissues in my bag for Caoimhe's last day. Motherhood has really turned me into a wimp!

Til next time!



Well done on having your article published - have read it and it is great. The thank you card is lovely - a nice idea to have a photograph on it too. Looks like summer has arrived just in time for the school holidays. Hope you have a good week.

Caroline Nash said...

Time goes so fast, in a blink of an eye and goes quicker as you get older. I am now sure only 4 days in the week, sure there used to be 7. Have a good holiday

knitnrun said...

I love the holidays - we spend time doing all the things we don't have time for usually - going to parks for picnics, playing games in the garden, baking etc. I always plan far too much. Just enjoy it - it goes far too fast!!

Picto said...

I used to love the hols when my two were at school. I recently asked my 30+ daughter what she remembered most and it was things like playing pooh sticks by the river, having a water bomb fight in the garden and having a 'HUGE' ice cream in the park, so these are the type of things she is doing with her 3 year old :o) Above all.... enjoy your time together, it goes so quickly.

Jan x

Handbags by Helen said...

Hope you have lots of fun stuff to do together over the summer Hols.

dreamstar said...

Love the card it's gorgeous. Enjoy the holidays, unfortunately i have always had to work as my kids grew so never had a full summer with them.

Planet Penny said...

Such a big step when they leave nursery, those baby years are over so quickly. I'm off to read your article, I've manage to avoid Herman so far, I wouldn't be able to find enough people to pass him on to where I live now, but I had one when my children were small and it was great fun!

Helen said...

@dreamstar: i am so lucky that i can work part time and can do all my hrs in 2 days. It means i get to spend lots of time with the girls really x

Helen said...

@Planet Penny: I'm so greedy with my Herman i rarely get to pass any on!

Wendy said...

Enjoy the summer hols - hope the sun shines for you xx