Éowyn’s Ninth Birthday

Less than three weeks after Amélie celebrated her seventh birthday our eldest celebrated her ninth!  Yes, nine!  Éowyn has now entered the realms of ‘middle childhood’.  Not as dramatic as it could sound and certainly not as dramatic as the stages to come.  Middle childhood is that flux state betwixt child and young adult, before puberty and teenage hormones take over and that is most defnitely an apt description of our eldest at the moment.
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Amélie’s Seventh Birthday

No prizes for guessing the subject of this write-up!  Yes, as the trees don their autumnal gowns and nights really begin to draw in (I know that they start drawing in from June but you really begin to notice it after the Southward equinox) our second-born celebrates her birthday. Read more

To patch or not to patch III – back to the orthoptist

This write-up is centred around events that seem an age away.  I have always caveated this website with the fact that life will always trump this blog and over the last month life has certainly got the way, and no, I am not going to apologise for it.  I will, however, attempt to make up for the lack of updates with several over the next couple of weeks as I get you up to speed with the latest news from chez Bagnall and although I am not going to apologise for the lack of updates, I will apologise in advance for the rushed nature of this and the following updates and any grammatical errors that you may notice. Read more