Monday, October 04, 2010

Some news to share...

Finally, I can share the news that I've been bursting to tell you all.  Those on my Facebook will be aware of my announcement yesterday, but here's a clue for my blog readers...

I've got something to tell you...

I'm actually 35 weeks pregnant, so not long to go now.  For a number of reasons we felt it necessary to keep things hush hush in the online world.  Our precious bundle is due to be joining us around November 3rd November. I'm planning a home-birth (it will be my 3rd). I have written a birth plan for the first time but don't expect it to make much difference, my babies don't seem to like following instructions :)

Home-Education wise we have been busy little bumpkins :) We have started a 'Daily Quick Theme' idea which I haven't got time to explain about now, but I will do later when we get back from our H.E group meet. It's working well so far so I think it might be a keeper.

We've also been conker collecting ready for some craft ideas I have.

Finding Natures Treasure

I think we may have gone over the top with our collecting really, Tiegan's pockets resembled donkey saddle bags...

Pockets rich with Conker Treasure

Our conker treasure...

Conker Treasure

Erm, a few more than I envisaged, but at least we have plenty for our plans! That lot was collected in around 15 minutes or so. We were in the right place at the right time it seems - the day after a bit of stormy weather. There were lots of conkers scattered on the floor near our local church - even after our visit there were hundreds and hundreds remaining.

We really enjoyed our walk (some of the photos were taken on my mobile phone - hence the poor quality).

The colours were just stunning...

Nature's Beauty

and we enjoyed watching the dragonflies and other mini beasts at the pond...

Checking out the Pond

by this time, Tiegan seemed to be finding carrying her load a little tiring...


When we came home Tiegan and Callum decided to play a pretend baking game. They got out all the equipment they required, and had a little helper.

Can I take your order please?

Can I take your order please?

Dear Harry got a little confused as to what should be put into the bowl...


But Callum did love being with his furry pals, so didn't mind the interruptions.

With his pals

Kira was watching the birds flying outside...


Right, off to the local group Home-Ed meet now, have a good day everyone :)


  1. Fantastic news on the impending arrival - you must all be feeling soooo excited! I hope all goes well for you and that YOU can follow your baby's birth plan LOL!
    Your photos's (as always) are amazing - you definitely have a knack for capturing the feel of the moment. Now remember if you or your kiddlings plan to actually PLAY with the conkers you will need a face guard and knuckle protectors - maybe wrap yourselves in bubble wrap just to be on the safe side ROFLOL! Take care of yourself and baby bump ... and love to all.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  2. Can't believe you managed to keep it quiet for that long. Though I think I remember seeing a hint on a blog a while back?

  3. congratulations again, such lovely news - now all the redecorating and reorganising makes sense - that'll be the nesting instinct kicking in!!

    Lovely autumnal look and feel to this post - the pictures really capture how the seasons are turning now. What a great haul of conkers, they are all very impressive, we've only found tiddly little ones here - definitely not the sort you'd want to be issuing any challenges with, but perhaps we should have another look now. That storm was immense wasn't it - but it's certainly gorgeous here now - hope you have a lovely day at the park x

  4. Congratulations Jules! I'm so happy for you! Praying that all goes well with the new little one's arrival. Those conkers look FAB! Can't wait to see what happens with them. Take care - Deedee (

  5. :-) Gosh 35 weeks... no long at all.

    Ohh and I do so love your photos. Wonderful.

    Have a lovely evening, my dear.

  6. Congratulations!!! I hope you have been felling well and that all goes well with the birth. Good job keeping it a "secret" for so long. :)

  7. huge congratulations - I have been reading your blog for about a year while trying to make decisions on my childrens education (still not completely resolved) your blog is a great inspiration and your tight and obviously loving family unit is one to be admired, I am so happy that you are to have another bundle and wish you all the very best.

  8. Anonymous9:06 am

    Wow Congratulations on the fab news! I hope all goes well. You are nearly there!
    Tiegan pockets made me laugh. You'll have to post your craft idea about the conkers.
    I love your lovely photos, they are great.
    Take care of yourself.
    Hugs xx

  9. Anonymous6:05 pm


    love the photo of your cat with his paw in the bowl! :)

  10. Congratulations. I have been following your blog for ages (home-schooling envy lol!) and this is such good news. Take care, Bev

  11. so so so so very happy for you , and enormously envious too , but you know why that is hunny , I'm so pleased things are going so well for you !!
    blinkin heck i wish i knew earlier , you haven't left me long to crochet you something now have you ;-)

    love and hugs from us all here.

    wish we lived close enough to have a stroke of your belly to see if it's contageous :-) xxxx