The Friday Focus 18/09/15

I feel more focused on things this week. Chipping away at the little jobs around the house and garden that have needed doing for a long time, feeling more in control with day-to-day life in general (even with hubby working crazy long hours again and barely being home) and really switching off and enjoying the little moments with the children. A week of feeling like I’m on an even keel – much needed after the emotional moments last week!

Focused - this week's word of the week.  The Friday Focus 18/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

We had Jessica’s hospital check-up with the paediatrician on Tuesday and all went well. Her sats were 85% which is as good as it gets for her and after having some niggling concerns about her tiredness last week, I left feeling much more reassured that it is likely to be just readjusting to being back at preschool.


Things I have loved this week:

  • Enjoying some sunshine on a playdate with Jessica’s friend E in the park.

Enjoying the swings in the park - The Friday Focus 18/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • A successful afternoon clearing out the garden – we’ve removed the compost bin, cut back some more shrubs and can see all four corners of the garden for the first time! Next job is to get the fence fixed.
  • Being interviewed about our gold postbox challenge for an article on BBC News.
  • Watching the delight on Sophie’s face when we were playing with her toy farm together while Jessica was at preschool – loved her clapping her hands each time she got one of the animals to make the windmill spin and her excited squeals of “I did it!”

An excited "I did it!" from Sophie whilst playing with her toy farm - The Friday Focus 18/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

Jammie Dodgers to celebrate Jessica's heart day - The Friday Focus 18/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Spending a rainy afternoon doing crafts with Jessica, while Sophie napped, and making pom-pom owls, animal finger puppets and a craft foam doll.

Making pom-pom owls - The Friday Focus 18/09/15 - Little Hearts, Big Love

  • Watching the girls having fun in the garden with their cousin E.


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32 thoughts on “The Friday Focus 18/09/15

  1. Glad to hear things have taken a positive turn for you 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend x

  2. Sounds like you are really back in the swing of things this week and have got lots done! It’s nice to spend some time with the girls alone I bet…they look like they are having lots of fun! Hope Jessica gets less tired as she gets used to preschool xx #wotw

    1. Thanks Sarah – this week has been much better for her energy-wise so I think she has started to re-adjust to it all x

  3. Hi Louise, as Mums we always worry about our little ones and you’ve got more reason to worry than most. Hopefully Jessica’s tiredness was down to being back at preschool (I know a change of routine always makes me tired!).

    What better way to celebrate good things with a plate of Jammy Dodgers, they still remain one of my favourites to this day!


    1. Thanks Debbie – Jammie Dodgers are one of my favourites too, nice to have the excuse to buy some! Jessica has been a lot less tired this week so think it must have just been getting used to it all x

  4. Sounds like you’re really on top of things this week! Love your photo of Sophie, she looks so happy on it and glad to hear Jessica’s check up went well 🙂 #happydays

  5. What a great post! It makes me feels I should be more focus too! & Wow! The interview! Thumb up! Great to see that the girls are enjoying themselves and you are enjoying the Jammie Dodgers too! 🙂 x #HappyDays

  6. You sound very positive and upbeat this week, and well done on your interview on BBC – I saw it earlier in the week and I’m still in awe that you managed to get around all of the post boxes!!
    Really great news about Jessica
    Hope you have a lovely week xx

    1. Thanks Tracey – was lovely to see our postbox challenge on the news, it was such a fun thing to do. Hope you are having a lovely week too x

  7. It sounds like you have had a wonderful week – lots of lovely photos too. I love weeks like – I always feel like I have achieved do much but without being exhausted/busy. I hope this week is as good as last week was =)

    1. Thanks Jenni – it is a good feeling to have achieved things without feeling exhausted by them 🙂

  8. Oh I love it when you have weeks like that, where you just feel determined to get lots done. Good on you, Louise.

    I love that you celebrate with Jammie Dodgers – perfectly apt! 🙂

    Hope you get a bit more Hubby time soon. It’s tough when they’re not at home much, isn’t it?

    Thanks for joining the #HappyDaysLinky xx

    1. Thanks Jenna – have a while to wait before being able to have some hubby time as he’s away for a couple of weeks but will look forward to seeing him when he finally gets back home again! 🙂

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