The Friday Focus – 29/04/16

I’ve been flying solo this week as hubby has been spending the week in a castle in Rome.  Admittedly he’s been busy working on an event but I’ve been ever-so-slightly jealous all the same!  It’s been a bit of a hectic week too – trying to get the second assignment for my HR course finished and submitted and then putting together the church magazine for next month and arranging to get that printed whilst trying to resolve various website and computer problems and looking after the girls single-handedly.  I think a large glass of wine is in order this weekend after hubby gets home!

Flying solo this week while hubby is away - this week's word of the week is "solo"
Things I have loved this week:

  • Jessica starting at Girls Brigade at our church – she thoroughly enjoyed her first session although Sophie got quite upset at having to leave Jessica at church and go home, bless her!

Jessica's first day at Girls' Brigade

  • Being featured by Morgan’s Milieu in her ‘What I Read’ feature.
  • Doing some insect-themed crafts with the girls.
  • Trips to the park.

Having fun at the park

  • Blowing dandelion clocks with Sophie after taking Jessica to preschool.
  • One of my photos being featured by Ethan and Evelyn in the #explorerkids IG community round-up.

Being on the front page of Mumsnet with my post on the truth about co-sleeping

Jessica's photo being featured in the Action Medical Research supporters' magazine highlighting research into improving outccomes for babies with HLHS

  • Seeing how much the girls enjoyed spending time with Grandma on a church day out to Osterley Park.

My girls sitting on a bench with Grandma whilst enjoying a day out at Osterley Park

The Reading Residence

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20 thoughts on “The Friday Focus – 29/04/16

  1. It is so difficult when you are on your own. Definitely time for a large glass of wine this weekend. It sounds like you have been so busy , but lots of good things happening too. Well done on all your features. x

    1. Thank you Karen. That glass of wine will be very welcome – will have to make it prosecco having seen the BiBs shortlist 🙂

  2. What a lovely week. Seems like you did just fine going solo, although I’m sure you will be relieved when your husband gets back. Rome. Now that is a nice business trip! #wotw

  3. It sounds like you have been busy. You have done so well though!
    I loved that post “The truth about co-sleeping”….I even showed my fella and he had a giggle!
    Congrats about making the BiBs shortlist!
    Enjoy your wine! I think you deserve it!

    1. Thank you Kim – I had to wait a while for it as hubby’s plane was delayed and I needed to pick him up but yes, it was very much enjoyed once I got home! 🙂

  4. What a week! Very busy, you definitely deserve that glass of wine! Brilliant achievements this week, and hope the assignment went well, too. Oh, and I am totally jealous of the castle in Rome! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    1. Thank you Jocelyn – just waiting to hear about the assignment, but fingers crossed! 🙂

  5. I loved the co sleep post – well done! You are a trooper going solo for a week – it’s so hard being alone and looking after 2 and doing all your work as well AND blog! Definitely need the wine. Looks like a fab week and some great piccys are always xx #wotw

    1. Thank you Sarah – it is hard being alone although it’s something I’m fairly used to now – just was a bit of a crazy week for it to happen. The kids have watched far too much TV this week! More family time next week, hopefully! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie – that glass of wine was definitely welcomed last night! 🙂

  6. Aww what lovely things to look back upon. I particularly loved that blog post on co-sleeping. Flying solo is never easy so I can understand the desire for a drink. #wotw

    1. Thank you Helena – the glass of wine was very much appreciated when hubby got home last night! 🙂

  7. Wow Louise what a fantastic week, and to Top it all of the BiBs shortlisting, congratulations Louis so well deserved. I ma still feeling a little overwhelmed by it all but so exciting xx

    1. Thank you so much Sarah and a huge congratulations to you too on being shortlisted too and being a MADs finalist as well – so pleased for you 🙂

  8. Hi Louise, you’ve had a tough week and I think you can enjoy that glass of wine knowing you’ve earned it when your hubby gets back. The joys of being the little sister, left behind whilst Jessica is out having all the fun. I’d have to say though that blowing dandelion clocks is up there with Girls Brigade!

    Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

    xx

    1. Thank you Debbie – that glass of wine was very much appreciated! Blowing dandelion clocks is definitely a good distraction from big sister being at Girls Brigade. Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend 🙂

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