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Me and Mine 2017: September


Oh this wonderful crazy family of mine.  What a wonderful crazy busy month we’ve had to match.  I thought we hadn’t done very much this month, just settled into life in the new house and the new back to school routine, but as soon as I stopped to start to think about it the more I realised just how much we’d been here there and everywhere in a near constant whirlwind.  It’s been a good sort of whirlwind though, the sort that softly breezes you along, and it’s meant that our month has been full of some of our favourite things; time spent together, and just the occasional adventure.

Some of them were near at hand, Pip’s Mummy morning on the day both his sisters were at school and Daddy was playing golf, and Kitty’s school expedition to harvest sweetcorn didn’t take us very far afield, and some were further flung (and I maintain it may actually be quicker to get to Majorca (for golf) than to Skipton (for Yarndale)).  What is certain is that they were both well worth the effort, and I suspect we both came back knowing that we’re going again next year.


On the house front we continue to unpack.  I fear I may be saying that for many many many more months to come; proof, not that it was ever needed, that we were right to have other people come to pack for us.  We’re trying to unpack gently; actually thinking about what we need rather than just bunging everything in a cupboard, but a random filing cabinet still stuck in the middle of my study says we’re not quite there yet.

And with September gone, we’re properly into autumn; the leaves are turning in the garden and the trains emerge from the mist each morning, audit’s hard not to start to get excited about what comes next, and what comes after that.  In the month to come we have half term; which seems crazy because we obviously only started term 30 seconds ago, and lots of plans to make, and still the occasional box to unpack.

John loves:

  • The golf trip to Majorca.
  • His brother and sister-in-law coming to visit.
  • Having built IKEA furniture for his studio, the actual building of it wasn’t so fun.
  • The start of the hockey season (and football and cricket on the telly)

Carie loves:

  • The trip to Yarndale
  • All the yarn that came home with her.
  • Seeing her first piece of published fiction appear in print
  • A long weekend pottering around with the children

Kitty loves:

  • Her birthday celebrations; many and ongoing
  • Learning to balance on her skateboard
  • the start of school.
  • rediscovering all her treasures as we put the craft cupboard to rights.

Elma loves:

  • getting to see her brother during school playtime.
  • being big enough to go hockey training.
  • magic tricks.
  • collecting huge bunches of autumn leaves.

Pip loves:

  • Mummy.
  • Climbing the Clent Hills.
  • Playing trains.
  • Waking up ridiculously early for his own private adventures while the rest of us are still asleep.

My little family, in September:

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  • Sarah 01/10/2017 at 9:41 pm

    It sounds like a fab month, and I love these pictures – so much fun! I’m still unpacking now, and we moved over a year ago! #MeandMine

  • Coco 02/10/2017 at 6:45 pm

    Oh my, I have been out of the blog loop for a while and everyone has just grown so much!

    On another note, thanks for sharing your experience with moving house previous posts. We are looking at this possibility and it is so hard to think of letting go of the home that our children were literally born in! But what you said about the children being far less attached and it being about your family, not a building, eased my heart a bit 🙂

  • Laura | Little Ladies Big World 03/10/2017 at 9:05 am

    I often feel like that with a month, like we haven’t done much yet actually it was packed full! Sounds like a lovely month and such fun pictures x

  • Laura - Dear Bear and Beany 03/10/2017 at 12:13 pm

    Lovely fun photos, how are you managing to hold them all!! We’re still unpacking months later too x

  • Alex Gladwin 04/10/2017 at 1:49 pm

    Such lovely photos, the ones that show personality and look fun are always my favourite to look at! xx

  • jenny 11/10/2017 at 1:15 pm

    Oh that last one and the kissing one is just darling. The kids look like triplets here. Sounds like you have had a fun month. And way too much fun taking these too. #meandmineproject

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) 16/10/2017 at 12:42 pm

    I love how fun your Me and Mine pictures are and I’m very impressed that you can manage to hold all three children up like that! I’ve never yet been brave enough to have either of the girls on my shoulders – that’s well and truly Daddy’s job! Unpacking always seems to be a long process – hope that you manage to chip away at it. #meandmineproject