And just like that, you started School!

As I write this, you have just finished your first week of school. The first week of your new beginning. We’re all a little bit tired and frazzled from the crazy week we’ve just endured but you’ve gone to bed buzzing from your exciting week of making new friends and exploring your classroom.

How did this time come round so fast? The last four years have brought us so many happy memories and milestones but this feels like the biggest milestone of all. You were so ready for it though. As we put you to bed on Monday night with your uniform hung up and your book bag ready to go, you were gleaming. You’ve counted this day down for the last 6 weeks, asking us how many sleeps there were until you started.

I was so happy that you were happy, but I had a lot of anxieties around you starting that I hope didn’t show. Would you be OK? Would you manage the toilet OK? What happens if you are a bit upset? Would someone comfort you? I didn’t need to worry, you were absolutely fine! You skipped out of class every day excited to show me all the things you’d done and all the friends you’ve made. It’s funny, but it’s like you’ve grown up in the last few days.

On your first day Daddy, Dylan and I dropped you off. There was a sea of chaos and chatter sounding the classroom as everyone tried to work out where to go and what to do but you hung your coat up and sat straight down at the colouring table. Both myself and Daddy felt very emotional about leaving you but we held it together and said goodbye. We spent the next couple of hours wondering how you were getting on and wondering what you were up to. We picked you up a couple of hours later and took you out for dinner to celebrate your first day and the fact that you handled it so well. You little superstar!

It feels strange without you here during the day. The house is quieter as it’s just me and Dylan. I know he has missed you this week but he will learn to adapt without you during the day. We both will. We are all learning new routines this week and it’s been hard but worth it.

You make us so proud and we are so lucky to have you as our daughter. I want everyone in your school to see what a lovely little girl you are and what a beautiful soul you have. I can’t wait to see what this next chapter in your life brings us. Your school years have only just started Katie, enjoy every minute of them!

I’ll see you at the school gates sweetheart xx





First days and statement necklaces #littleloves

Fri-yay! It literally feels like two minutes ago since I wrote last fridays #littlelove post

It has been a week of emotional highs for the FLAM household as, after weeks of searching and prepping K for nursery, her first day finally came. She will only be going once a week to start with for 4 hours but I feel it will do us both a world of good. She had such a great time and made plenty of new friends. She was buzzing for the rest of the day when she came home and can’t wait to go again soon.

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Things I am loving this week…


I usually read at night because it’s the only real time I get to sit and concentrate but I’ve been so tired this week due to a sleep-shy baby I haven’t been interested. That said, I have a couple of magazine subscriptions (gurgle and green parent) and one of them came this week so I made time to sit with a brew and read that! I’m hoping to start a new book next week providing I get some much needed sleep!



This week I heard about the sad passing of Sir Terry Wogan. I really liked him as a TV presenter. He used to make me laugh with his quick witted comedy. It is really sad how many people in the public eye have died from cancer this year already. It makes me realise that you shouldn’t take life for granted and to live every day as it comes!


This week I have been catching up on Bodyshockers: Nips, tucks and tattoos with Katie Piper. I have never hid the fact that I like trash/easy viewing TV at night and this is perfect. Especially when I’m busy and I have one eye on the TV and one eye on the computer/phone.  It is a programme that I generally watch on my own though as my husband is very squeamish and will not watch anything involving blood or surgical procedures.


This week we have been doing some seasonal valentines day crafts and baking. (Watch out next week for some posts on that) K and I made these heart shaped cookies for daddy. I won’t go in to too much detail as it will spoil a blog post I have in mind for next week. It was so much fun and K really enjoyed making (and eating) them.



This week I have been loving the blazer and statement necklace look. It’s a look that instantly pulls you together and  makes you feel like you’ve made an effort when you really haven’t. Its easy going and chic. I have been loving these statement necklaces which I picked up in M&S for pennies. I couldn’t believe my luck. I think they are fab! I just need to practice the art of taking selfies!!

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And lastly…

It’s definitely a Fri-yay for me this week as I am leaving my babies with their daddy this weekend and I am heading to Liverpool with my girlfriends for the night for a belated birthday celebration. I literally can not wait. I love my babies and my husband but I haven’t been away for the night with my friends since before I got pregnant with K which is over 3 years ago. I will say, it is much overdue. I am looking forward to good food, nice cocktails and great company. Being able to let my hair down and be off mummy duty for the night is just what the doctor ordered!

That’s it from me this week. What have you been up to? I’d love to hear from you.


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