Me And Mine Project – April And May Roundup 18

As you can probably tell by the title I have missed a month on the Me and Mine Project.

After March being very full on with the children’s birthdays by the time we hit April and my birthday I was on a bit of a downward spiral. My birthday is early April and it really reared its ugly head on my actual birthday.

Yay, fun!

I put it down to poorly weather and hormones. I have been affected much more with my hormones since having 2 children than I ever was before them.

Without sounding too melodramatic I also took a break from blogging for a month, something just wasn’t right. I’m not saying I’m 100% better with it but I am in a better place with it than I was. Perhaps more on that another time.

April 18

So we ended up missing a birthday party at the beginning of the month for one of Henrys friends as Mollie was suspected of carrying chicken pox. A few days later she had her 1 year injections, which seemed fine on that day, but the day after her poor legs were so sore.

Then a matter of days after that she did come out with Chicken Pox. She was covered I have never seen anything like it, we were back to being house bound again. To really rub salt in the wound she cut some of her back teeth as well. That week and a bit were tough going.


The middle of the month came, and with it the most important email of the year, Henry’s school placement. I spent the whole day being anxious about it and I didn’t stay up till midnight to find out. I just couldn’t face it. In denial I guess, (still am a little bit) Chris was up working so he just checked his email when they went live and we got the school we wanted. That was a huge relief. Now I just have to get used to the fact that it is happening and he is absolutely going to school this year!

The weekend after that was Chris’ birthday and we had arranged to take the children to Chessington World of Adventures. We had such a lovely time and the sun was shining,  it was much needed after feeling housebound for most of the month up to then.

Then we came home for a day and a half, enough to do some washing and finish the packing for Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest. I think we all needed this little break away, the change of scenery and uninterrupted family time was really appreciated.

There is no photo for April even though there was probably plenty of nicer opportunities to get one I didn’t. Partly because I forgot but also I wasn’t entirely sure if I was coming back to blogging.


We had planned to have a quieter month last month as we were busy the end of April, and we have various other events coming up. So the first couple of weeks have been very mundane.

We had another birthday gathering of one of Henrys other friends from ‘Mummy Club’ Which was nice, it had been such a long time since we have seen any of them.

The school that Henry is going to are running a toy and book library leading up to the end of term as a chance to meet other children and get some info and be in the school environment. It offered Henry the first opportunity (other than walking past) to have a proper look at it. I think he likes the look of it, and that is such a huge relief for me. It’s still early days and even though this is running, Henry starting school may be a different story. We shall see.

We had a family Christening on my husband’s side at the weekend and it was really lovely to get dressed up for a change. It was a beautiful day and Henry managed to find himself a little buddy to play ‘power rangers jumping’ with.

The last week of May I was not myself I had a really bad headache that I could not shift it lasted for well over a week and it was horrible. I’ve not felt anything like it. I have  wondered whether the really humid weather made it worse. Although we had a storm it never rained here so it stayed really humid.


The photo for Me and Mine this time was extremely last-minute and totally unplanned. It was taken Sunday morning in the car just as we got to swimming. No filters needed on this one, it’s as raw and real as you can get. I took one picture, and this is what we have.

Hopefully we can do better next month and I shall aim to do that without putting too much pressure on myself.

Jemma x

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