28th July 2014 Helen 4Comment

So we’re back from a great two and a half weeks on the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales.  It was a lovely break in a whole load of ways that have nothing to do with sleep and relaxation. The three kids had a ball – with Spidey and Yoda becoming expert crab fishermen, and Woodie learning to roll.  The adult slaves that are their parents had a great time, managed a fair few beers and balked at the revelation that family days out in Ireland aren’t bad value afterall. In time for the holidays the amazing Colorine’s Wonderful is running a blog link on wonders of…

11th July 2014 Helen 5Comment

This Busy Mama is taking a ‘break’ *. *a word only a childless idiot would use to describe a family holiday with three young children.  After a whirlwind few months and a busy few weeks juggling the three kiddos while himself has been away, we’re off on our little family holiday. We’re going far enough to have an adventure, but not that far that too much maniacal organisation is needed. In my dreams… ..the children will learn to sleep in, sort out their own arguments, make breakfast and not whinge, ..the baby will come back tummy-time olympian, ..having hubby will…

19th June 2014 Helen 12Comment

I do like the sunshine. I really do. It’s lovely not having to pack three layers of clothing per child before leaving the house.  Nicer still that we can go wandering around every afternoon so the house is partially less trashed than normal.  And it’s also lovely that the kids are collapsed in little exhausted heaps by 8.30 every night. But… whole parts of my body denaturate at temperatures above 21 degrees. It’s kinda sticky hot. And I’m a little grumpy.  This is my pathetic justification for stepping in from the brilliantly lovely sunshine for long enough to write a…