Babies

Welcome to the world Poppy

The world just got a little lovelier.  The words on the congratulations card Uncle Quiet and Auntie Peaceful brought for us on the birth of Poppy.  I thought they were beautiful.  Indeed the world did just get a little lovelier for The Stovs. Poppy joined us at 10:39am on Wednesday 11th October weighing 7lbs 14oz.… Continue reading Welcome to the world Poppy

Babies

Final few days as a family of four

Finally, The Tidy Tyrant is back home with us and we are a family of four again.  And not before time.  Baby Val is due to join us this week!  Daisy and Huxley were both chuffed to have their Daddy back.  Huxley remembered him this time.  Phew! Because of the way the universe was conspiring… Continue reading Final few days as a family of four

Birthday Celebrations

Blimey, it’s the blog’s belated birthday!

I am two days late celebrating the blog’s birthday.  I can’t believe it’s been a year since I first started writing it.  I’m also pretty chuffed that I’ve found the time to keep it going.  I think it is mostly down to the support from all you lovely readers.  I’m always really touched by the… Continue reading Blimey, it’s the blog’s belated birthday!

cargo bike

I AM SO EXCITED I CAN’T EVEN MANAGE ALLITERATION!

So I am currently sitting waiting, ever so patiently I might add, on my bambinos waking up.  Normally when they are both napping at the same time I would take the opporchancity to nap myself but I am yet to scrape myself off the ceiling after the arrival of our new cargo bike.  A HUGE,… Continue reading I AM SO EXCITED I CAN’T EVEN MANAGE ALLITERATION!

Birthday Celebrations

Teetering on the edge of the next decade

I had a very entertaining walk last week.  The sun was shining (rare!) and I decided to take the bambinos out on the tandem trike.  I got all the way up the village, about a mile or so, and got a few bits and bobs before starting the jaunt back.  I had just got on… Continue reading Teetering on the edge of the next decade

blended diet

Family, feeds, football and there the alliteration ends!

In the blink of an eye, The Tidy Tyrant has been and gone.  And I passed all the house inspections.  It’s always a good idea to focus on the things that annoyed him the last time he was home and hope that other things have dropped to the bottom of his very exacting list.  On… Continue reading Family, feeds, football and there the alliteration ends!

Family Cycling

Chromawesome kids cruising on a cargo cycle

What a busy week it’s been in the Stov household.  Lots to report this week.  Although I am going to try and condense it as the Naked Attraction program starts in an hour and I find it highly entertaining. Huxley has started nursery.  The first couple of times were ok in that I escaped before… Continue reading Chromawesome kids cruising on a cargo cycle