Sherlock, pancakes and spin art

Sherlock, pancakes and spin art

This week has mostly been about getting back to normal after Christmas. I’ve been reflecting on 2016 and making plans for 2017. Where was I when the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve? asleep in bed. We figured we can celebrate New Year’s Eve in future years when we don’t have a baby that wakes 4 times a night. We did spend New Year’s day with my husband’s family which was nice. The tree is now all packed up for 11 months, I’ve started decluttering the house and most of the new toys have a home. Here’s what I’ve loved this week.


Yesterday I took the girls to the library to return all the Christmas themed books. Despite having lots of books at home, we still love a trip to the library to read and borrow some more. I’ve been reading a lot of books with my eldest this week (at her request) which is always nice. I also switched up the books on this bookshelf with snowy themed ones.


Sherlock on New Year’s day. I even stayed up until 10:30 pm to watch it (we were half an hour behind due to getting the girls to bed after getting home from visiting family). We love Sherlock and despite the shock ending, I enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next episode.


My eldest has a real sweet tooth and I do keep a limit on the amount of biscuits she eats. Yesterday she told me she was hungry so I offered her toast or banana (our usual morning snacks). She said no to both. Then I offered her an apple and her reply was “No, I can’t have an apple. I had one last week”. I had trouble not laughing. I knew exactly what she was after, a biscuit.


I’ve been wearing my new tops that I got for Christmas a lot. I also bought a pair of size 12 jeans (my pre-pregnancy size). So I’m back to my pre-pregnancy dress size at almost 7 months which I’m pleased about. However, I do feel like I am bigger than before if that makes sense. I really want to lose weight but I keep snacking on all the sweet treats still in the house!


I made American style blueberry pancakes for the girl’s breakfast yesterday. They both loved them. My eldest seems to be becoming a fussy eater (although nursery still says she eats anything) but she ate 3 of these. She also hardly drinks some days so if anyone has any tips for getting three year olds to drink more I’d love to hear them. My youngest is almost 7 months and we are predominantly giving finger food (she will let us spoon feed her yogurt and any purees that have fruit in them but that’s it and I don’t want to just give her sweet foods). I keep meaning to do a Weaning blog post. Maybe next week.

My eldest has been playing with all her Christmas presents this week and she made some spin art pictures.

And lastly …

I’m really excited that I am taking my eldest to her first panto tomorrow. I’ve been looking forward to this for ages. It’s just a small local one of the pied piper but I loved going to the panto when I was a kid. It also feels special that I’m taking my eldest on her own (with a group of our friends). I’m sure I’ll fill you all in on it next week.

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  1. Mummy Hearts You
    January 6, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Pancakes! Yummy, I am rubbish at making them from scratch, they always stick to the pan! I’ve yet to catch up with Sherlock! Looking forward to watching it though, heard it was a good episode. Have a lovely weekend xx

  2. January 6, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Oh, have fun at the pantomime! That is one of my bucket list goals, for when my little dude is old enough. I’ve not watched Sherlock, but lots of people talking about it! Enjoy your weekend xx #LittleLoves

  3. VieChoufleur
    January 7, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Love the idea of switching the books round by a theme! And your daughter sounds a LOT like my son…he has an answer for everything *eye roll*. No tips on getting them to drink more I’m afraid, apart from constantly offering. My son drinks far too much apple juice really but it’s liquid at the end of the day! Hope you have a great weekend x #LittleLoves

  4. January 7, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Gah, I wish I knew the secret to getting a child to drink more! Our 4 year old is awful at drinking, even first thing in the morning she needs to be persuaded to finish a drink, it’s annoying and worrying 🙁 I’m with you on going to bed early on NYE when you have a baby that still wakes- we’re expecting no 3 and all going well, expect to be in bed for this 2017 NY! #LittleLoves

  5. Stacey- A Mums Blind Love
    January 7, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Olivia had a real sweet tooth when we where weaning her, i found making puree’s with fruit and veg mixed together really helped. we also have so many books at home but i want to take Olivia for a trip to the Library she loves books and i think she may actually be a bit overwhelmed to begin with.

  6. January 7, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Oh wow, I haven’t had pancakes in so long – they may be the first thing we make in our new kitchen. I wish we had a working kitchen to make them right now! x

  7. January 10, 2017 / 9:25 am

    We did American pancakes last week too (not just because I had no bread or cereal, honest,,, *cough*) they always go down well in our house. Your eldest sounds just like my youngest who despite being nearly 6 still tries her luck asking for crisps for breakfast!! Funny kid.
    Have a lovely week xx

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