2017!!

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It’s already 2017! I was pretty quiet in 2016 but this year mummy has started my own instagram account and she will help me post lots of pics of Opehlia and I to keep you updated more often. 

Follow my instagram to see more….. I can assure you mummy and daddy have lots of adventures planned for us. @harlowsbeat
Today was book day so we had to go to school dressed as a character from our favourite books. I was Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Ophelia was a monkey from her favourite book that Gnan bought her – Monkey and me. 

H & O 

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Cover girl!

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Look at Mummy and me on the cover of Green Parent magazine.

These photos were taken in Richmond Park when O was still in Mummy’s tummy.

We didn’t know back then these fun pics would ever be on the cover of any sort of publication – what a lovely surprise and keepsake.

Have you ever starred in a news paper or magazine?

H x

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Rising Star.

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Rising Star.

Now that I am in reception, and I am such a big grown up girl, we do all sorts of things that are different to nursery. On Tuesdays we attend a school assembly. This is when the whole school gets together and one of the classes does a performance. If you are in the audience you must be quiet and listen but if its your classes turn to perform you stand up in front of everyone and say a line.

I had a starring role this year. I was the ‘cow’ and my line was simply ‘Moo. I had to say ‘Moo’ perfectly, twice! Needless to say, I nailed it!

H x

Mummy can’t post the video of my ‘outstanding’ Moo as the school doesn’t let us post pics on social media – shhh don’t tell anyone about these photo’s. wp-1459443548666.jpgwp-1459443504592.jpg

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First in, First out

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Back in 2011 I wrote one of my first blogs about my first tooth appearing. Mummy didn’t even notice it! Well this time 5 years later I can tell you I have now LOST my first tooth. That’s right, I am not a baby anymore!

In the last two week, shortly after I went to the dentist and he told me how lovely my teeth are, I complained to Mama that my tooth in the front was wobbly. She thought I was a bit young to lose any teeth but looked anyway. To her surprise (and mine) I not only had one lose tooth, I had two! One was extremely wobbly and the other had a bit of give either way you pushed it.

About a week later after discovering two wobbly teeth out pops one of them right in the middle of my school dinner. Luckily I didn’t swallow it or choke for that matter. I showed Mr Lawrence and he told me to keep it safe and bring it home for the tooth fairy.

So I did that. I was super proud and couldn’t wait to show my mummy and daddy. I was so fascinated by this tooth I kept playing with it, only to lose it before Mama and Daddy got home.  Mummy said she thought the tooth fairy must have come early and took it when I was playing so I didn’t lose it after-all.

That night the tooth fairy came whilst I was sleeping and she left me £2. So when mummy asked if I was going to save or spend the £2 what do you think I said??

 

 

All lit up

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The other weekend Mummy and Daddy took myself, Ophelia and my friend Zahra to see the Magical Lantern festival at Chiswick House.  It was incredible!

It felt like we walked for miles and there were all sorts of lanterns that were made to look like animals and flowers. Mummy’s favourite were the Kangaroo’s but I think I liked the peacocks the most – I bet you can guess which animal was Ophelia’s favourite.

What a fun night we had! I was lucky as my friend Zahra got to sleep over and we had my favourite dinner – fish and chips!

H x

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Half term blues

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We have just had a week off school, lucky me! Well it wasnt just me being a rebel again, the whole school had the week off as it was half term holidays. Unfortunately our week was not as action packed and adventurous as I would have hoped. Ophelia, mum and I were all very poorly. We spent most of the time inside only venturing out here and there for doc appointments and going to the chemist.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom. I was sent home with an amount of homework that would suit a 12 year old! Which led to my first little science experiment.  We had to observe growth and 3D shapes. So mummy came up with a great idea to grow some ‘egg-heads’. She took a video of how we planted the seeds and what we need to make them grow -sun and water.

Each day we made a note of our observations and measured how much ‘hair’ grew. (Please note the hair is really cress and alfalfa sprouts)

I thought I would share my first big project with you. I was proud of all the writing I had to do – my handwriting is coming along quite nicely, don’t you agree??

H x

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Happy 5th birthday to me

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Just a quick shout out to everyone for all the birthday love. Thank you so much I am super lucky to have such amazing friends and family.

I received so many cool gifts – loving all the my little pony and monster high stuff!  (I guess the clothes were cool too, thanks mummy and daddy).

I had some amazing birthday posts on mummy’s facebook, skype and whatapps  messages…. so much love.

My cousins Ashton, Savannah and Summer also sent me a video but mummy couldn’t get it on this post.

Here is a flashback to my first birthday.

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The star of the show

And from tonight….

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H x

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Street food days

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Sundays are our Fundays! Daddy isn’t working so we try to go out and about and explore the cool city we live in – LDN 💜

Today we went to Camden Lock and explored the stable markets and ate food from Korea and Phillapines. We chilled out by the lock and watch the barges’ go through the gates. It’s quite interesting watching them go into the little compartment then wait for the water to drop to go through to the next part and sail on their way.

On the way home we found some cool street art and posed up a storm.

H x 

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Castaway

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It’s finally time to say goodbye to my cast. If all goes well at the hospital today and the xray’s show my arm has healed up then the funny doctor can take my cast off and my arm will be free! I can’t wait to write with my right hand even though I have learnt to use my left very well. I can’t wait to eat with my right hand too…  Mummy will be pleased too as using my right hand will mean I won’t spill as much food down my tops so there will be less laundry for her to do.

Fingers crossed the next pic I post will be of my strong arm with no cast!

H X

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Wigwamming (not a made up word).

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Have you ever heard of a Wig  Wam?? I hadn’t but my wacky mummy found these strange looking log cabins in the shape of tents near the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. She decided it was time we had a little weekend vay-cay with my little Actonites and their families to try out the Wig Wam things.  Our little west side crew love a fun weekend away and this one tops the list to date.

On Friday night we drove a couple hours through two different countries (England & Wales) and a lot of traffic to find a large quarry full of these wig wams. When we first got there it was already dark and late so we couldn’t really see where mummy had driven us…  it was exciting though.

On the drive mummy and daddy told us stories of their camping adventures as youngsters – which must have been a long time ago as they had to stay in things called tents and bath in freezing cold rivers!! Thankfully these days we have heated wig wams and shower blocks!!

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We fuelled our adventure weekend with a full english big brekky, then the mummy’s and daddy’s went on a high zip wire over a very large quarry. This quarry is part of the National Diving centre and people practise deep water diving.  Look how high they flew in the air!!

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That is mummy and her friend Nic (Freya and Seb’s mummy).

After the zip wire we went for a drive deep in the Forest of Dean and found  some bikes to hire. There was a 10 mile track that we followed. Daddy got the raw end of the deal and had to pull us along in a trailor.  Ophelia missed half of it as she slept but I thought it was fantastic. The Forest is really pretty. I loved it when Daddy went really fast down the hills and sometimes took us off-road on some bumpy trails.

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It was a big day and we were all exhausted!! We had a little bbq and toasted some marshmallows over the fire then went straight to sleep to rest for another action packed day!

With another adventure planned for Sunday,  the Actonites conveyed our way to an enchanted woodland called Puzzlewood.  This little woodland was supposedly inspiration for an author called JR Tolkien who wrote something about Hobbits and rings. It was a very magical woodland with lots of different paths, caves, heaps of moss and mushrooms and fairies. I saw loads of them, I think Tinker bell lives at Puzzlewood.  It as a very magical way to finish our weekend.

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Monkey and Bashful felt right at home in Puzzlewood. 

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Looking puzzled at Puzzlewood

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After saying our goodbyes to the Fairies and each other we headed back to London. It was a quick drive home as O and I slept most of the way.

To top the weekend off Australia beat Scotland in the Rugby world Cup – Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!

I can’t wait for our next adventure – where to next, mummy??

H & O
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