Dear Diary #6 | Modern Mummy

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Dear Diary #6

As I begin to write this it's just before 6am on Sunday. I stupidly went to bed really early with the girls last night and found myself wide awake at 5.30am. I'm currently on my second cup of coffee of the morning and am enjoying the peace before the girls wake up. I'm listening to The Mills Brothers (quietly) and Getting Stuff Done. I quite enjoy early mornings by myself.

So what have we been up to this half term week? Lots!

On Monday we went for a walk round the Devil's Punchbowl and I bought a copy of the 50 Things book so that the girls can tick off all the things as they do them.

The weather was beautiful on Tuesday so we had our first picnic of the year whilst out shopping in Guildford. I also turned Evie's cot into a big girl's bed after she mastered the art of climbing over the bars last week. Bedtimes have been pretty hard work ever since!!

The weather wasn't so good on Wednesday - but that didn't stop us spending the day at the beach. We met friends at West Wittering and set up camp in the sand dunes, drinking hot coffee while the kids played. By mid afternoon we were all a bit soggy from splashing in the sea (in our wellies) and the temperature had dropped quite a bit, so we changed into warm, dry clothes and set off eastwards to Selsey for a walk along the prom and a bit of dinner.

Thursday and Friday were my work days and the girls got to spend some time with their Dad. I literally worked, ate, slept and did laundry, so nothing exciting to report at all.

Saturday was spent back in London. We saw my parents, met friends at the park, and Daisy's godmother very, very, very, very kindly gave her an iPad!

Today (and obviously it is no longer 6am as I write this - it's 9pm and I am exhausted after our early start!) - we paid Black Down a visit, then continued on with our Sushi Sunday tradition. Black Down is the highest point of the South Downs and (usually) has the most amazing views of the National Park. Today it was rather grey and hazy, but that didn't stop my friend and I parking up on a bench at the top and cracking open a Thermos of coffee! Daisy, Evie and my friend's daughter made a den out of fallen branches and sticks, which was something to tick off the 50 Things list.

When it started to rain we headed back to our cars and drove to Yo Sushi in Guildford for a Sunday afternoon treat.....

This week I have been listening to.... Ellie Goulding 'Love Me Like You Do'. I've not read Fifty Shades of Grey, or seen the movie (although I might..... I have a bit of a soft spot for Jamie Dornan!) but I am totally obsessing over this song. 

Wearing.... my new 'Strong' Carvela boots from Kurt Geiger. I've been after some black ankle boots for forever but have been ridiculously picky trying to find the perfect pair. I wanted lace ups and really chunky heels and finally found these, in the sale too! (Don't you just love it when that happens!) XOXO

Linking up with TWTWC over at Make Do & Push



  1. What a gorgeous week!
    Den building is the best, and oh wow, what a wonderful godmother Daisy has, love her colourful nails!

  2. Such a fun week! Love the den and the beach looked beautiful!

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xx

  3. Wow wee you have been busy, what a lovely week, how exciting that Evie is ina big girl bed.
    We love the National Trust they are a great place for all my babies, I have this book for Addy this year xx


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