Looking back, we had a pretty special October last year. I hope for the same again this year! With a few exciting days out planned and a special Christening to go to later this month, 2017 is already looking to follow in last year’s footsteps so I think we’re in for a treat.

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And just like that, the summer months are gone. Can you believe it’s September already? I feel like I’ve still got sun cream in one hand whilst starting to think about Christmas presents with the other – and yes, I’ve learned my lesson from last year and will be planning Christmas much more in advance this year… sorry for mentioning it already. This time last year is when I started to get into a bit more of a weekly routine with Pickle. It’s when we started our first proper Rhythm Time term, and enjoyed a little treat of a pub…

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August, the month of camping for us. Always has been, and I hope, always will be. I think this time last year, I was just started to get a bit more freedom – Pickle was beginning to sleep without needing to be in my arms and so the number of blog posts I managed to get written definitely increased! I’m sure if you’d have asked me last year how well I thought Pickle would be sleeping in 2017, I’d have no idea that he wouldn’t actually be all that better. Last year I wrote about getting a six hour stretch!…

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Pinch, punch – first of the month. Which means it’s time for the next installment of #OurYesterYear, a linky that invites everyone to take a look back at this time last year and have a good old reminisce. I’m taking a look back at July 2016, when Pickle was only a tiny little squidge and I was still rapidly trying to get my head around this parenting malarkey.

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Every now and then, I take a step back and evaluate whether I’m still doing what I intended with this blog: to learn and develop my own skills as well as creating an online memory book of sorts for our little family. I’ve really been enjoying joining in with a couple of linkies that are a little weekly reminder for me to write about The Ordinary Moments and our Little Loves. Whilst I’m getting better at writing more regularly and capturing all these precious memories I hope to relive, I’m very rarely going back to read them. And so, with…

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