Monday, June 29, 2009


Well as I predicted I did catch the kids cold, but am feeling much better now and hopefully that the end of illness here for a while, fingers crossed!!!

Had a lovely weekend, Julian and I went to our very first mid-winter Christmas, complete with turkey (lentil loaf for me), Christmas decorations, lights, mulled wine and even pressies. It was great fun and I can't believe we haven't done it before especially being from the other side of the world and all. Christmas twice in one year, how brilliant!!

3 weeks today I am starting college, eeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.... Yes I am getting a little bit nervous and am feeling stressed for the first time in ages. Tomorrow my BABY is starting pre-school and I am feeling some serious parental guilt. Lola is going to do a few hours a week for the next few weeks to get her used to the place before I start college. I am totally dreading it, I have been a stay at home mum for over 9 years now and it seems weird thinking that I won't be there all the time for my kids. The course is only part time, so I won't be gone that long and apart from being picked up from school by Dad or Grandad twice a week Kalem and Talia won't really notice a change. But Lola will, she is always with me! Oh well it is only a few hours a day and her much loved Nana is looking after her for one day. It will be fine, but it seems like so much is changing and if I think about it too much I can't breath......

Lola this morning posing for photo's wearing her Rainbow dress that I knitted a while back. She didn't get to wear it much when I made it as it was summer and she was crawling, not good in a dress. Now she wears it over pants like a tunic and it looks so cute on her, not to mention it's a great extra layer of woolly warmth.
Wish us luck for tomorrow............. X


Heart Felt said...

Good luck....It must be so exciting but overwhelming at the same time - Love Lola's dress, very cute. x

Daisie said...

Lola will be fine (if not at first in time) and so will you!
Nathaniel hated it when I started retraining at christmas and was in a creche for two hours, cried all the time but he loves it now, has made new friends and his language is so much better because it has to be, he is a big boy. Lola will bloom into a big girl with a happy, qualified Mummy!!
Thinking of you both!

skatey katie said...

hey girlie -
wow, lola is looking so grown up with her hair up!! love the outfit - gorgeous as a tunic top.
i forget, are you doing midwifery then?
it's funny, i felt huge mummy-guilt too, sending my cherubs off to skool after so many years at home with me, but they've all *bounced* and it looks like lola will too.
and there are many more hours in the day for mummy-time.
you'll be great!!!
love and sunshine X

little grubs said...

What exciting times for you all!!! Hope that all goes well with Lola - how cute is that girl? The dress is adorable - I was very envious when you knitted it and I still am! x

Claire said...

Oh good luck Julie :) You will all do well I know it!

Little Lola looks divine in her dress - I still have not knitted Esmé a dress, I keep meaning too... maybe if I start now it might be ready by the winter here again :)


gardenmama said...

I started reading your post about Christmas and then I was like hmm... what? looked up at the date lol your winter is my summer : ) How lovely to enjoy two Christmas seasons! Blessings to you on your new journey with school and to your sweet little ones!
Oh my gosh, she is just the cutest!!! And her little outfit, I love it!! Talented mama!

Your fairy is called Tangle Saturnwand
She is a trouble maker.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate pale pink wings like a cicada.