It’s been a long time since I last updated. There is so much to say so it seems crazy that I haven’t blogged more frequently in the interim, but time is something I do not seem to have a surplus of. Since I last blogged, on our wedding anniversary back in August, I have been involved in two plays with the local amateur dramatics company. The first involved mostly sourcing props and helping out backstage, the second involved me playing the part of Emily Bronte!
I loved it. It was completely exhausting but lots of fun and amazing to do something just for me, that didn’t revolve around being a mum. I am now having a bit of a break, but not a long one, as I start rehearsals for my next show in December and will be performing in February.
Alongside my thespian exploits, I am also now close to finishing my second children’s book. Of course, I haven’t yet managed to find an agent or publisher for my first children’s book, but these are merely details. This has, obviously, taken up quite a lot of my time too. It is hard to justify blogging when it feels like every word needs to count towards the completion of a whole novel. So consider yourselves lucky I can spare these few words now to share a bit about what we have been up to.
The girls had a Halloween party to go to on the 31st. When asking them what they wanted to dress up as for Halloween, they answered “Room on the Broom” (a witch) and “her cat”. Which was just about the cutest thing they could have said. They looked totally amazing.
They had an amazing time trick or treating for the first time (my first time too; I was never allowed as a child) with all their little friends and got a pretty amazing haul, which we may have helped them out with a little.
The next day we had a bit of an adventure when Immie sidled up to me to inform me that she didn’t have a pea up her nose! Yeah.
So after a rather hysterical (in the sense that I just could not stop myself from laughing) call to 111, we ended up at A&E, which was actually the second visit to that hospital in one week for L and me, as I’d had day surgery for an umbilical hernia only 5 days earlier. (Yeah, apparently if your belly button doesn’t just pop back in after pregnancy it’s a real thing that needs fixing. You learn something new every day.)
We rocked up to the hospital looking like we had escaped from a party in a fancy dress shop. We were actually seen really quickly and were on our way again within an hour. Imogen didn’t seem too bothered by the whole thing once we were there (she was quite anxious before we went and it took us a while to convince her we really did need to go).
L was told by the nurse to try and blow the pea out by blowing into Immie’s mouth a la mouth to mouth resuscitation, but it was really wedged up there. In the end, tweezers were required to remove what turned out to be quite a large pea (and thankfully only one!!).
Since then, things have returned much to normal as I’ve continued to recover from my surgery and the girls have carried on amazing us and surprising us day by day. Their language and imagination just gets more and more sophisticated and is so entertaining. The other day we were totally enchanted when Claudia actually started using different voices for the toys she was playing with for the first time. It was amazing.