Tuesday, 27th Jun 2017

Today Peter went to his grandfather's funeral, leaving me alone with the kids. It was all going brilliantly smooth and I even had time to make scones. But after dinner, the tired and hungry children (Owen didn't eat his dinner) went feral, and Peter came home to find me on the floor with two bawling kids.

Monday, 26th Jun 2017

Today Owen went on his first school trip to Crocodiles of The World. I was very very bored at home playing with baby Harriet though she was very cute. She didn't nap more than 30mins at a time, so no breaks for me!

Sunday, 25th Jun 2017

Today baby was still a rascal. We had given up by bedtime and spent the evening watching Telly holding a crying baby instead of trying to put her to sleep as I didn't want to waste yet another precious evening. She is sooo cute but so deadly.

Saturday, 24th Jun 2017

Today baby woke up 7 times in the night, and the worst one was for 2hours long. In the day we went to Banbury Hill Farm for lunch, but we were tired and cranky and Owen was annoying.

Friday, 23rd Jun 2017

Today I slept for less than 3 hours as baby Harriet was waking up too much in the night. In the daytime she was equally bad. Filling up the passport application forms seems to be the hardest thing to do now.

Thursday, 22nd Jun 2017

Today we again got turned away when applying for the kids' passports due to some issue with paperwork. I started more than a month ago. How complicated can this be? 

Wednesday, 21st Jun 2017

Today was very hot again. I got angry with Peter for taking Harriet out in the heat (due to some misunderstanding). She did in the end go to bed at 9pm and we got to watch iZombie and Veronica Mars. I found a way to get my Pebble watch to track Harriet's sleeping hours to a spreadsheet at a click of a button.

Tuesday, 20th Jun 2017

Today was very hot again. When Owen got back from preschool we just let him play iPad games and watch TV as it was too hot to do anything else. In the evening there were finally cool breezes, and Harriet fell asleep when I was feeding her in the garden before I could bathe her or put her in her sleep clothes and nappies. Whatever.

Monday, 19th Jun 2017

Today it was even hotter than the day before. Harriet was napping easily but again wouldn't go to sleep for the night till late even when I made sure to end her naps by 5pm. Another evening gone. Want to watch telly!! I hear myself throwing tantrums like Owen.

Sunday, 18th Jun 2017

Today I was the mum in the cafe with screaming kids whom everyone was staring at. It was the hottest day of the year and we went to Blenheim Palace. Owen tried hard to be a PITA, and Harriet was hot and fussy. Harriet had been wide awake in the night from 3 to 5 am, so both Peter and I were tired as well.