Hello, January! Are we all settling into 2015 nicely? Good! Our week started with a bang with a wedding in Oxfordshire (it was brilliant and the venue amazing. I may post some pictures later) and went very quiet after that. NYE was supposed to be just me and Dave and a couple of ciders, but Arthur being a little unsettled with all the places we’ve stayed at recently, wouldn’t sleep unless it was on top of someone, so the three of us rang in the new year and watched the fireworks on the telly. Betsy was woken up by the fireworks outside, so she and I sleepily watched the fireworks through our bedroom window (we’re on top of a hill and can see a whole swathe of Enfield and the Lea Valley) before coming downstairs and all four of us all watching a little bit of the Hootenanny. We were all in bed by half twelve. Rock n roll!

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Betsy’s first ever role as a bridesmaid. She was so cold by the time the procession started, she sat down in protest in the middle of the aisle and Dave had to pick her up and move her out the way, poor thing. She mostly had fun though, there was lots of dancing and exploring of the venue’s gardens but everything got a bit too much so we were tucked up in bed by eight watching the Christmas lectures on BBC4 while Dave and Arthur partied on.

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This guy! He’s still getting over the end of his cold and his sleep is atrocious at the moment. There’s so much to do in the evening, but I’m stuck looking after him. But how can I be annoyed with this face?

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    5 January, 2015

    I am in love with the bridesmaid staring out of the window shot. Absolutely beautiful. Looks like you all had a lovely time. It’s hard isn’t it when they get unsettled from all the festivities? They love it when they can just snuggle up after all the fun and excitement. I think that sounds like a perfect way to ring in the New Year. xxx

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    5 January, 2015

    What a beautiful bridesmaid! Popping over from #LivingArrows

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    5 January, 2015

    That first picture is delightful. xx

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    Love All Blogs / Mammasaurus

    5 January, 2015

    She looks adorable in that dress! And I am with you on this, that face would melt my heart every time too!

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    You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy)

    5 January, 2015

    OMG I adore that first picture, so beautiful x #LivingArrows

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    5 January, 2015

    Oh her dress is so pretty!

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    6 January, 2015

    Oh the picture of Betsy sitting on the floor is a keeper! How beautiful. My youngest won’t sleep unless it’s on top of me either-what’s with that!? Lovely pics x

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    6 January, 2015

    Oh I love her bridesmaid dress! It’s so so pretty. We had no kids on NYE and were in bed at 12.10, we’re total party animals these days too! x

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    Sarah Doyle - let them be small

    6 January, 2015

    what fab pictures these are, the bridesmaid one in particular is lovely x

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    Maria (One Tiny Leap)

    7 January, 2015

    Oh wow, what a little princess!! Lovely photos x #LivingArrows

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    13 January, 2015

    Aww she makes a beautiful bridesmaid and you’re right, Arthur’s smiles would melt the stoniest heart!!


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