the ordinary lovely

You are such a good boy, mama!

You are such a good boy, mama!

I spoke at a blogging workshop a couple of weeks ago and was asked about the key to successful blog post. The million dollar question, hey? And one that I’m not entirely sure that I’m equipped to answer. But after giving it some thought, I said that a post has to be informative, or entertaining, or meaningful to the writer. Better if it’s two of those things, and nailing all three in a single post is obviously the holy grail. Not so easy to do, though.

Chasing the sun

Chasing the sun

I've not thrown my coat and wellies on so fast in ages but, this morning, just as my littlest dude and I arrived back home from dropping my eldest off at school, the sun came out. 

Yes. 

The actual sun. 

The sun which we've not seen for several months. 

That sun. 

Welcome, darling!

Welcome, darling!

January has been an odd month. I haven't been sad but I haven't smiled a great deal, either. I feel like I've 'got through' the past few weeks as opposed to enjoying them. Even the simplest of tasks has felt like hard work. I'm not sure whether it's a festive hangover (I miss the relaxed pace of our Christmas break) or if it's because Paul has been working away and the boys and I seem to be lost in a perpetual state of coughs, sneezes and trips to the doctor's for injections. As we flip the calendar to February, I'm hoping that the new month brings with it a little bit of magic, and returns warmth and energy to my bones (instead of me continuing to rely on blankets and coffee).