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Simple Pleasures No 5

A bath with my favourite bath oil – my choice for bathtime is Lime, Basil & Mandarin by Jo Malone 

Its Sunday night the children are asleep, the bath is run, hot & got my name on it!  Until next week folks! 

Claire x


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Simple Pleasures No 4

It’s “quiet time” at Lancaster Towers between 1pm & 3pm. Since Lil’ H started to need his afternoon nap less & less I’ve introduced “quiet time” to allow him to rest & renergise. This consists of a makeshift bed on the sofa, his blanket & a bit of Disney babysitting usually Toy Story 1 or 2 or Finding Nemo. Sometimes still quiet time becomes naptime too. It’s a nice part of the day for me as Baby G is usually asleep too so I get to drop down a gear on the mummy child caring & raising duties.

Today I arranged the tulips I bought myself and it dawned on me how I always like to have fresh flowers, how I enjoy choosing them, arranging them & simply enjoy them being in my home. Today I remembered that fresh flowers are a simple pleasure & I am really enjoying my Tulips, one of my favourite spring flowers. What are your favourite flowers? Brighten your day & treat yourself.


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Simple pleasures #3

I am continuing on my quest to notice the small, simple and mostly overlooked things that are great in life.  So far this year I have reminded myself how great it is driving solo and H has enjoyed me allowing mess for once!  I thought Baby G would be contributing to this series by bringing lots of simple pleasures rather than having her own given her world is all about milk & sleep but I was wrong. 

Super cheap baby entertainment!

Yesterday we looped a helium balloon round her leg and then  moved it to her arm too, she moved, the balloon moved, she smiled & wriggled, the balloon moved some more, this she thought was brilliant & squealed & wriggled more, the balloon bobbed down towards her and this carried on for a good 40 mins til she’d over done herself with excitement and had to have a nap!  Bless her.  We did this with Lil’ H but I’d forgotten how gorgeous watching babies discovering making things happen is.


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