Stationery – #SnapHappyBritMums

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a snap happy post! With being away and just being busy with various other posts and life in general, I haven’t had chance. My offering on the theme of stationery isn’t thrilling, but I can assure you that I get quite excited when I delve into these drawers full of bits of paper, cards, pens, crayons, paint, glue, and much more. If only I had more time to actually do something with all the stationery that I’ve collected over the years. One day I’m sure we’ll get more use out of it, so for now it can stay in these drawers in a rather dark cupboard out of the way.

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Housework – #SnapHappyBritMums

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It’s never hard to snap some housework in our flat. Not that I do take photos of such boring tasks normally you understand, that would be a bit odd, and even less would get done. Here you can see three of my main every day tasks: washing up (both done and to-be-done), laundry (nappies today, three pails in front of the machine) and wiping up the table after Andrew has eaten. The nappies are now hanging out, but the washing up remains to be done when Joel is asleep, hopefully!

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Pet – #SnapHappyBritMums

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We don’t have any real pets – 2 adults and 2 small children in one small 2-bedroom flat leaves no room for extra inhabitants. But we do have a rather large collection of toy ‘pets’. Here are a few of the Motley crew: (from left to right) Albert, Blue, Bob and Leonard. Note that no animals were harmed in the process of taking this picture, and that the pen door is open – our animals are free range (though sometimes come a cropper on the various vehicles whizzing round the floor!) 😉

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Swimming – #SnapHappyBritMums

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As much as I would have loved to have taken my boys swimming this morning, I’m on my own with them so it’s physically impossible! I may be a strong swimmer myself, but I’m no octopus, and juggling two under 3s with just 2 arms would be dangerous, hence the policy of 1 adult to 1 under 3 ratio at our local pool. So instead we have ducks swimming for today’s photo. We stopped by the river on our walk this morning, and they must have thought that my phone looked edible because as I took it out of my bag, suddenly a crowd of them appeared from nowhere!

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Candle – #SnapHappyBritMums

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We haven’t lit candles very often since having kids, for obvious reasons. I do remember how lovely candlelit evenings with just the two of us were though, and I’m sure one day we’ll have them again more often. This is one (or two) of my favourite candles that we own, because not only does it give a nice subtle light to the dinner table, but also a surprisingly strong heat for such little flames – they keep the food warm whilst we’re eating and talking, ready for seconds 🙂

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Spring – #SnapHappyBritMums

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This morning, the first day of Spring, we went out…. in wellies and walked in muddy grass. Not many signs of Spring yet as far as the weather goes – it’s still cold, damp and miserable. But Andrew’s wellies add a cheery colour to the picture. The only picture I could take today that definitely is ‘spring’ is this….. 🙂

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Mathematics – #SnapHappyBritMums

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This calculator was given to me as a child, a bit older than Andrew is now, so it’s lasted pretty well and it’s still going strong. Not that we use it much these days, but Tom did have it out the other day to do a quick recky for something, and Andrew was fascinated. He’s really into numbers so he was interested how they came up on the display as he pressed the buttons.

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Doll – #SnapHappyBritMums

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This is the doll that Andrew was given as a present ‘from Joel’ (or us) when he was born. Andrew loves to sleep with his doll and teddy cuddled up to him, and he sometimes changes the doll’s nappy when I’m changing Joel’s. It’s turned out to be a great present idea. I’m not sure a real baby would appreciate being held in this position though!

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Craft – #SnapHappyBritMums

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I started this project before Andrew was born, so over 2 years ago. It’s a cotton bag with a counted cross-stitch design on the front. One day, maybe not even until the kids have left home (?!), I plan to finish it; it’s actually not far off being finished, but doing craft on my own is something I’ve found very little time for since I’ve been a mum. I’d love to find more time to do craft other than kids stuff with Andrew (and before I know it, Joel too), but for now I’ll just use this picture to remind me what’s waiting for me when that time comes.

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