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Julia is keeping her glasses on now, with the help of a band, and she is becoming more and more used to them as the days go by, my heart melts when I look at her, she looks so blooming cute in those glasses!

I’ve being crocheting more jumpers for Julia, well….. it is jumper weather after all, I am currently crocheting a pink basket weave jumper for her which is working up lovely! I enjoyed crocheting the ones above. I also crocheted the little blue outfit Julia’s tiny 6 inch dolly is wearing, we bought this dolly as a stocking filler for her for Christmas but the outfit it had on was not too nice, so I crocheted the blue one, and as soon as Julia saw her little dolly in her new outfit, her eyes lit up and she started hugging her dolly, tightly into her neck, so sweet! I’ve also just recently crocheted Julia the pink bonnet, to go with a jacket she got for Christmas, our baby is staying warm and snuggly wearing her mama’s creations :)

We had a trip to our local museum and winter gardens, and Julia loved it! Last time we were there Julia was tiny and still in her pram, now, she is toddling, we took her out of her push chair and let Julia explore the museum, there were not many people there so Julia was able to run all over, looking at the exhibits and having a great time, we all loved it!

John made what we call a Julia cake, well he made 2 actually, a concoction of his including such delights as digestive biscuits, condensed milk, coconut and chocolate, delicious! He named this sweet creation in honour of his little girl :)

We’ve had a little snow last week, not much to write home about, but it was lovely seeing Julia’s reaction to it, she was amazed by these white flakes falling from the sky, and was looking at the window in wonder, saying ‘wow!’, I took her to the back door in my arms, and held out my hands to catch the flakes, Julia copied and was delighted by the fast melting snowflakes in the palm of her hand, my sweet baby girl!

I’ve been reading the Chicken Soup For The Soul books, the ones on motherhood and mother and daughters, I have just finished this one, and really enjoyed it, and now I am am reading this one, these are such wonderful books, and it seems there is a Chicken Soup For The Soul book for every occasion imaginable, so I shall not be running out of anything to read any time soon!

Today is a quiet family day at home, the kind of days I just love and look forward too, my beautiful little family, all enjoying spending time together.

I hope you too are having a lovely day xxx




These are the days of our lives, the days we will remember always, the happy, blissful days, the festive days, the fantastic days.

Christmas was simply wonderful this year!

We all went to the park, twice, we fed the ducks and other birds, and relished the sweet serenity of nature, the quiet of Winter, to escape, just for a little while, from the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

I crocheted us all Christmas stockings, and tried my best to cross stitch and embroider nicely on them, although they are not perfect, they are loved, so my making them was very worthwhile indeed.

Christmas Eve, we all put our new pyjamas and slippers on, and watched The Muppets Christmas Carol together, something we will do each year and make a family tradition, I read Julia The Night Before Christmas, before we tucked her in and left her to dream of sugar plums.

Christmas morning was wonderful, watching Julia open her presents and get excited over what she found beneath the festive paper! I am pleased to say she loves all her toys, including the dolly I crocheted for her! After present opening and breakfast, we all went to Johns parents to see family and have dinner there, it was lovely watching Julia with the other young children of our family, Julia is the youngest, we have two 3 year olds and a 2 year old in our family too, and watching her join in with their games, and interact with them is very sweet indeed :)

Boxing Day was a kind of second Christmas in our house, as my dad and Pam came over, they were unable to come over on Christmas Day, so we treated Boxing Day as a second Christmas. We all enjoyed a lovely tea together, and watched, happily as Julia opened her presents and delighted in what she received. Julia is such a loving baby, she loves to give cuddles, snuggling down into your neck and saying ‘ahhhhhh! ‘

I have just finished crocheting Julia a jumper, and am going to start on another one for her tonight, I have lots and lots of things planned which I want to make for our gorgeous girl.

Each night, once Julia is bathed, in her clean pyjamas, has had her bedtime bottle of milk, and is snug in her sleeping bag, cuddling her comforter, I read her a bedtime story, something we both love doing each night, and we are especially enjoying making our way through all her lovely new books, and also some old ones too, my childhood books.

Julia can now climb onto the settee all by herself, which she thinks is great fun! She adores cuddling into Foxy and Scrappy, they’re all the bestest friends! She is into everything now, our home is one huge adventure for her, an adventure she is loving being on.

We recently found out that Julia has to wear glasses for the foreseeable future, we collected them earlier this week ( 2 pairs ) and already one pair has been broken, so we’ll have to take them in to be fixed next week, and we are having some difficulty in persuading Julia to keep her other good pair on, she will wear them for a while, half an hour is the longest, but then she remembers they are there and will take them off, if anyone has any experience of toddlers wearing glasses, I would be very grateful if you could pass on any tips on how to get your toddler to keep them on.

It is a cool crisp day today, there is a hard frost on the ground but the sun is shining. Soon, we’ll all be having Sunday dinner, and enjoying a quiet family day together.

Happy New Year to you, with all our love from Julia, John, Melanie, Foxy, Scrappy, Jack and Whiskey xxx