growing up

Halloween – cute little cats and wizards no more.

Halloween in our house has been a long time coming this year. Our sitting room has been a dressing room for weeks. The excitement has been brewing and the creative juice buds have been flowing. Cute little cats and wizards no more…

Week 1 – Beginnings: 52 Week Photography Challenge

As part of Mummy B‘s 52 Week Photography Challenge here is my photo for Week 1: Beginnings.

Monkeys at the Skatepark Week 1 - 52 Week Photography Challenge: "Beginning"

Monkeys at the Skatepark
Week 1 – 52 Week Photography Challenge: “Beginning”

Last Sunday, the day before we all went back to our routines, we went for a scoot down the promenade and a look at the skate park. The monkeys have been begging for ages to go with their scooters (fortunately the BMX doesn’t fit in the car!). (more…)

Wise Words: “Time Flies”

Unknown-1The phrases ‘they grow up so quickly’ and ‘time flies’ are the insightful words of hindsight and experience. No one can utter those words until they have long embarked on life.

‘Enjoy it! It flies.’ were the wise words uttered to me by so many since I became a parent. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents of older children and teenagers, those who can justify saying it. They say it because they know. “They grow up so quickly.”

It’s only now, 7 years in, that I understand the depth of that phrase.  It’s the best advice I have ever been given and yet advice I can only appreciate in hindsight.

These days the life journey is gathering momentum at a speed that seems to be getting faster and faster every few months. Another year. Another Christmas. Easter. Summer holidays.

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Now as we celebrate my little lady’s 5th birthday I am more aware than ever that time is flying by. She has grown into a little girl almost overnight and as we approach her first day of school never before have I wanted to tighten the reins on time and slow it all down.

Time is precious. Time flies by. It is five years since I gave birth and cuddled my new baby. That is the same amount of time from first year to fifth year in school. One chapter seemed a lifetime. This chapter has been a blink of an eye.

My advice to new mums as a mum who has earned some stripes… Enjoy it! It flies, because time flies when you are having fun!

Happy birthday doll!