I am making a heartfelt apology for the serious lack of recent posts! Illness has yet again set upon the household K and no one has been spared its wrath!

I will be updating you all with a new post later this evening but until then I must again apologise.


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Autumn Days

My favourite hymn at school was ‘Autumn Days’. Maybe because it didn’t actually seem like the usual boring hymns or maybe because it was just such a lovely song but I always enjoyed singing it.

I was reminded of this hymn today when out for a walk with baby boy. The leaves were falling off the trees all around us and someone was having a bonfire. For some reason the words just popped into my head (I could only remember the first verse though) and I started humming the tune. It made me think to the future, next year when baby boy will be walking and kicking the crunchy leaves on the ground. I smiled at this thought. I don’t normally like to think of him growing up but this really brought a smile to my face.

When I got home I had to have a look on the internet for the rest of the words. I found that a lot of them were actually true for me. The smell of bacon, the taste of apple pie, the smell of grass after rain and a win for my home team (come on you blues). All of these things make me happy! I am looking forward to baby boy experiencing all of these things (although I doubt he will ever hear a milkman singing as in the song) and I hope that he will enjoy them as much as I do.

I also hope that baby boy gets to sing ‘Autumn Days’ at school. It would be a real shame if he doesn’t.

What are your favourite autumn things?

When things get too much


What do you do when things just get too much for you to handle? Sorry to moan but I have to get this off my chest.

Recently I have felt that the everyday stresses of life have been getting on top of me and I am finding it hard to let go. I won’t bore you with the detail but there are some financial, personal and probably, if I’m being honest, non existent worries that are getting me down. How do you deal with them? I am trying to be up beat and positive. I am trying to tell myself that there are people who are a lot worse off than me. I am even trying to just forget them and focus on the good things in my life. It’s not working! I have good things and plenty of them but they don’t stop me worrying about the difficult things.

So please, hit me with your coping strategies! I will give them a go!

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