Monty Baby Blue Blanket

Random question but do you know the collective term for nieces and nephews? Apparently there isn’t one but the Urban Dictionary defines “Niblings” as the gender neutral term. Anyway, we had a flurry of nieces and nephews (I’m not going to use Niblings as it makes them sound like a snack to have with evening drinks!) in 2014 and obviously each one required their own PatternPiper baby blanket.
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Half Term Baking – Banana Cupcakes

Today is the first day of half term.

One of the first school holidays that I’ve had with the kids where I haven’t felt torn between them and the day job.

I’m fortunate enough now to be working in a school, meaning that I have the same time off as my children. I no longer have to worry about how on earth we are going to cover the school holidays throughout the year, as we don’t have enough annual leave between us to cover the days that they are not at school – and heaven forbid they have a sick day! I no longer need to think about how I’m going to make up the extra hours I need to take off to look after the kids and when we are ever going to manage to take time off together to do things as a family.
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Non-Stop November

Buckle Up – November is going to be Non-Stop.

October was pretty manic. We had a 3 day family trip to Disneyland Paris to celebrate a special birthday for my Mother In Law, Missy’s birthday a few days later, The Mr’s birthday a couple of days ago and I finished at the day job on Wednesday too.

Not to mention working on and delivering some crochet cushiony loveliness, working on my Etsy shop and being featured in this blog post by the fantastically helpful Etsy Ambassador Claireabellemakes…phew!


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