The Friday Focus 04/09/15

It’s been a busy week this week – with Jessica’s birthday coming up this weekend and her party to organise, my to-do list has felt quite endless at times! It’s been one of those times when I remind myself that there are only so many hours in the day and to focus on what is really important. At times like this I find it helpful to categorise the to-do list into “necessary”, “desirable” and “if time allows” which always takes the pressure off somewhat.

Friday Focus 04/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

In spite of the mammoth to-do list, we have also been making lots of time for fun this week and getting out and about where we can.   Our preschool passes are valid once again for days out at Legoland and we are looking forward to making them most of them before the park closes for the winter.

A day out at Legoland - The Friday Focus 04/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love


Things I have loved this week:

Feeding the goats at Langleybury Children's Farm - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Spending a day visiting my mum and getting to see my twinny.
  • Getting a glimpse into medieval life at the Chiltern Open Air Museum Magna Carta event.

A glimpse of medieval life at Chiltern Open Air Museum - Friday Focus 04/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Treading the grapes at “Grandma’s vineyard”. Jessica enjoyed treading them for a little while until they made her feet itch. Sophie preferred to help Grandma strip the grapes from the stalks ready for treading.

Treading grapes at "Grandma's vineyard" - The Friday Focus 04/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Seeing how excited the girls were about being back at Legoland again and watching them wandering about hand-in-hand. I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing my girls holding hands while walking together – it makes my heart melt every time.
  • Being in the latest issue of Gurgle magazine after being interviewed to share my experiences of being a mum after being a midwife first.

Being in Gurgle magazine - The Friday Focus 04/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Singing “Happy Birthday” to Jessica at our Tiny Talk toddler signing class.
  • Jessica helping me to make biscuits for her birthday party.
  • Seeing how loving the girls are with each other at bedtime – they have to give each other kisses and cuddles and say “I love you” before they are ready to go to sleep.


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31 thoughts on “The Friday Focus 04/09/15

  1. It does sound a busy week and you’ve packed so much in as well, I find myself with a mental must-should-could list when I’m running out of time too. And treading the grapes looks fun 🙂 #wotw

  2. This time of year after the summer hols always seems to be so busy. It looks like you managed to have a good week with lots of fun. Love the grape treading!

  3. Aww I love the pic of Jessica squishing the grapes! Bet you are glad to be back at Legoland after the hols. Everywhere is so busy! I hope you get all sorted for the party 🙂 they can be stressful but worth it. Well done on your birth feature! See you next week xx #wotw

    1. Thanks Sarah – we did manage to get everything sorted for the party although Sunday was a bit frantic setting it up! 🙂

  4. Birthday wishes for Jessica for this weekend – I hope she has an incredible day x

  5. The grape crushing experience sounds brilliant and looks enjoyable. Something I wouldn’t mind doing myself. Fab news about being in a magazine. Hope you don’t have too many people pointing at you in the street and doing second glances! 😉 #HappyDays

    1. Lol, not had any of that so far! Grape crushing is great fun – haven’t done it in years but thought the girls might enjoy it 🙂

  6. Well done on your magazine feature. How on earth did I not know that you used to be a midwife?!

    Crushing grapes looks like a lot of fun. 🙂

    You really have had a busy week. Lots of fun days in there. 🙂

    #HappyDaysLinky xxxx

    1. Thanks Jenna – I think I’ve only occasionally mentioned on my blog that I used to be a midwife so very easy to miss! 🙂

  7. Sounds like a busy and lovely week! Congrats on being in Gurgle Magazine and happy birthday to Jessica! Your girls are so cute together x #HappyDaysLinky

  8. Very busy indeed! Yet you still managed to cram in so much fun, I’m amazed! Lovely to feature in Gurgle and that Magna Carta event looks brilliant. Hope the birthday celebrations are all going well and you’re having a fab weekend x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  9. Looks like you all had a fantastic week. Squishing the grapes looks fun! x

  10. Happy birthday to Jessica. You must be so proud of your lovely little girl?! I love that your girls got to tread grapes. That is fabulous. I would love to do that. It sounds like your busy week was fun. Hugs Mrs H xxxx #HappyDaysLinky

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