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In which we move to Aberdeen

I wonder how many mums – or women for that matter – have had a wee snottery bubble this month? Mine happened on the morning of Tuesday 18th December. The slipper boot wouldn’t fit in the washing machine, I broke a nail trying to force it and then I had a coughing fit. I felt pathetic and had a proper wail on the kitchen floor.

This December has been particularly crazy. Rod was offered a six month secondment to Aberdeen and three days later he was there. The wee man and I stayed in Glasgow, buying and wrapping presents, writing and posting Christmas cards, dealing with the flu which became a chest infection and searching the internet for a suitable place to rent. I’m quite proud that a few hoarse sobs in front of the washing machine were all that happened.

Eventually Friday arrived and we could drive up to Aberdeen and view a few properties. By a magical stroke of luck, we found the ideal home –  a new build in a lovely area, close to colleagues of Rod’s and with a playpark nearby for the wee man. He surveyed his new territory with approval

Finlay at window

 

We get the keys mid-January so now we can finally relax and enjoy Christmas. We’re well again, we’re organised and we have so many lovely plans with friends and family. I wonder how many people are feeling this way today?

Meanwhile the wee man’s been preparing too. He’s working on a musical number for the post-feast entertainment

piano

 

He’s been helping me tidy the house

loo roll

 

And he’s learned a new skill which makes him even harder to contain.

door

 

Here’s to a wonderful Christmas and a very prosperous 2013 for all of us! x

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Do under-2s deserve Christmas presents?

I’ve been invited onto the MacAulay and Co show on BBC Radio Scotland tomorrow morning to discuss this – and would love to hear what you think!

So what do you reckon? Can you get away without giving them anything? Should you spoil them on their first Christmas? Let me know by commenting below!

What? No presents?

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Surprise Baby Shower!

Surprise! 

 

made by my sister's fair hand!

cutest vases ever

Made by my other sister's fair hand!

 

All set for spring (and no blue or pink!)

 

Let the present-opening commence!

What a pile to get through!

How cute is this babygrow?!

If only it would kick on demand!

Until junior arrives we'll use our new White Company bear to practise

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