I’ve done this before, returned to blogging after a break only to find it hard to write. There’s been such a big gap, and I know of only one way to record what happened in that time. A list!
We tried to rekindle our love for geocaching, but it was freezing cold, the geocaching app wasn’t working, Iris fell over, and none of us had any fun.
Trevor finally finished wallpapering the living room wall. (It only took him a year.)
Sub Zero ice cream parlour opened and we visited several times.
Spring finally arrived!
My migraines returned. I went back on amitriptyline to prevent them.
We visited the steam railway at Blaenavon. The Easter bunny was on the train and Iris was terrified.
We went back to Warren Mill Farm Park. Trevor tried to pick up a prairie dog and it bit him.
We ventured to Barry Island on the train on a really cold day. Just me and the little ones. It was scary but I was brave.
Iris did quite a bit of cycling.
Iris started learning Welsh at a Welsh mum and toddler group, but it only lasted 4 weeks before they decided it wasn’t successful. We were gutted.
We went to stay with my mum over the bridge, and hung out with my niece and nephew at soft play on a rainy day.
We got the train to Cardiff a couple of times. We visited Parc play centre. Iris liked the sandpit and huge wooden boat.
We bought a spiralizer and ate a lot of ‘green spaghetti’.
Iris became obsessed with a book called ‘Cat’s Colours’ that she borrowed from the library. She learnt to recognise red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple and black because of it. She also started trying count, a skill she uses mostly to count horse poops when we go out to walk the dog.
Summer arrived. The paddling pool came out, and the sandpit was filled. Iris started painting all of the stones in the garden.
We went to Barry again, in better weather.
Life rumbled along nicely in much the same way it always does, and we all got used to Astrid while she got used to us.
I ate way too much chocolate.