Friday Focus 27/01/16 – Flying solo

I’ve been flying solo for most of this week as hubby has been away working on an event in Amsterdam. Being on my own this week has seemed a little more manageable though. I think having a couple of little pockets of time to myself while both girls are at school and preschool has helped. For once I’ve also been going to bed at a sensible time too and having a little more sleep always makes everything feel a bit easier too! Still, it was good to have hubby back again on Wednesday!

"Solo" - this week's word of the week - the word "solo" illustrated with a cartoon pic of a biplane

Things I have loved this week:

  • Snuggling on the sofa and watching a film with my girls.
  • Playing board games together.
  • Being featured on You Have To Laugh with my โ€˜There were four in the bedโ€™ post.
  • Watching Jessica and Sophie being engrossed in playing with their new fairy Playmobil.

Jessica and Sophie playing together with their new fairy Playmobil

  • Going for a walk around the park after church on Sunday.
  • Getting my 10th blood donation certificate and badge in the post.
  • An unexpected afternoon with Jessica home because the school were concerned that she might have slapped cheek. She tends to have rosy cheeks anyway because of her heart condition so I think it was just this combined with a cold as she was fine.
  • Making cupcake case dinosaurs for Jessica’s home learning project.

"Fin" and "Lily" - Jessica's dinosaurs made out of cupcake cases and craft sticks

  • A quick trip to the park after school.
  • Sophie dressing up as a princess and kissing her toy frog.

Sophie wearing her princess dress and kissing her toy frog

  • Sophie catching snowflakes on her tongue when it snowed briefly while we were out and about.
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16 thoughts on “Friday Focus 27/01/16 – Flying solo

  1. Well done you for going solo….It sounds like you did really well when your hubby was away.
    It sounds like a great week! I love those cupcake case dinosaurs x

  2. Aw glad was a bit more manageable going solo and you have had some sleep and you time. Good news Jessica was ok but I bet the time together was lovely. The pic of Sophie and the frog is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done on the blog bits too. So many Insta communities now! xx #wotw

  3. The photo of Sophie kissing that frog is just adorable! Love the dinosaurs, too, they look great. Glad you’ve managed OK solo, I do think getting enough sleep makes all the difference x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. Thanks Jocelyn. It certainly is amazing what a difference getting enough sleep makes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. It sounds like going solo is getting easier for you, although I’m quite sure you were pleased to see your husband. Must help as the children grow older and know that he’ll be back in a few days. The photo of Sophie kissing the frog is scrumptious. As is the playmobil concentration. They look good friends. #wotw

    1. Thank you Cheryl – it is getting easier as the children get older. I love that photo of Sophie with the frog ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Oh gosh I’m off to google the symptoms of slapped cheek as Lia had a very red cheek earlier and I assumed it was because she’d been wiping her nose on her sleeve at nursery and getting it on her cheek. I’m glad Jessica was fine. Well done for coping on your own, it’s never easy with little ones.

    1. Hope that Lia didn’t have slapped cheek. Jessica was a bit rashy over the weekend so I’m not quite sure whether it was or wasn’t with her. She was fine anyway and that was the main thing x

  6. Its so hard when they stay away isn’t it? Although I do get into a routine I still don’t like it, and sigh a huge sigh of relieve when hubby gets home. Love the dinosaurs they are so cool. Have a lovely week xx

    1. Thanks Sarah. It is hard – I get used to the routine now but it’s still much better when hubby is home again!

    1. Thank you – getting a decent amount of sleep makes a big difference – I’m more sleep-deprived this week and I’m definitely grumpier for it!

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