Easter Egg hunt at Upton House

Easter egg hunt at Upton House- Bubbablue and me

It’s been a while since I’ve been to our nearby National Trust property, Upton House. And a few years since I took N for a Cadbury easter egg hunt there. The first time we took N’s youngest cousin with us, and this time we invited him along too.  At 8 he’s still willing to look for Easter eggs, and he and N always love being out and about together. With my family membership I could get the nephew in too,… Continue Reading “Easter Egg hunt at Upton House”

Cousins return

N’s been missing his cousins, more specifically his youngest cousin, while they’ve been on holiday. He’s got 5 boy cousins and 1 girl cousin from 2 families, one of whom he used to do 2 days a week with to help us out on childcare.  One was at school most of those days, but N was like the 4 year old’s shadow.  It’s all been change since the school holidays as he’s no longer looked after there and is essentially… Continue Reading “Cousins return”

Cousin adoration

We’re very lucky in that our immediate family on both sides are within 7 miles distance of us, and OH’s family are within a mile or so.  It means Nathaniel regularly sees both his grandparents and his aunts, uncles and cousins.  With 6 cousins (5 boys, 1 girl), it means big family meals can get a bit chaotic and wild. Nathaniel loves his cousins.  The eldest one we asked to be one of his godparents, but they all look after… Continue Reading “Cousin adoration”

7th in line

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My family is quite small in number, at least the family around us. There’s only my mum, my brother and me. My nan lives an hour away and my mum’s family live 2+ hours away. My dad was an only child so the 3 of us have always been a pretty self contained unit. So to marry into a family much larger in number and all living within a couple of miles did mean getting to know everyone in the… Continue Reading “7th in line”