Gosh November, you seem to have arrived so quickly this year!
Day 1 Paul accompanied Leo on an evening bat walk with Beavers, but it absolutely poured with rain - all bats stayed safely dry in the trees!
Day 2 Had Olive here for the day, Paul was doing his volunteer work over the local park so we had a girly day
Day 3 Zumba in the morning and a friend popped round in the afternoon
Day 4 Went to Cambridge, lunch at Aromi, their open topped focaccia slices are deliziosa!
Day 5 Max and Olive here for a sleepover - they were so well behaved, but I got little sleep and felt worse for wear so ...
Day 6 Felt very tired after a disturbed night's sleep, not because either of them kept waking up, but because I was sleeping with Olive who is quite a wriggler in her sleep!
Day 7 Went to Bury St Edmunds with two other couples to visit and have lunch with friends who moved there three years ago.
Day 8 On the one day I decide to walk into town, there was a sudden downpour and I got drenched!
Day 9 Olive had her 1 year vaccinations today so no childcare today - instead I went through the toys we keep here to pass on those that aren't being played with any more to a friend who is about to look after her granddaughter 2 days a week.
Day 10 Zumba was fun and in the afternoon I spent time working on my blanket - which is very nearly finished
Look at her guilty little face, I'd only put it down for a few minutes and she was on it in a flash!
Day 11 Paul went up to London so I had a day to myself - altered the dress I have bought to wear for Christmas meals out. Remembrance Day.
Day 12 Decided that our bathroom is in need of some TLC. Cue searching for wallpapers, enquiries about replacement shower panel seals and new bath panels.
Day 13 Rachel and family came for Sunday lunch - lovely to catch up on their news as although we see them a couple of times a week it's usually just a quick chat while handing over children.
Day 14 Tumble drier broke, the drum has fallen off the motor and the damage to the back plate looks beyond repair; as we have had it almost 15 years we decided it was time to replace and spent a lot of the day researching and comparing prices and the rest of the day wrapping birthday and Christmas presents.
Day 15 Popped into town, continued to work on a half finished blanket that I was working on using up leftover wool - took a while to work out which row I was working on!
Day 16 Had Olive here for the day, she is now confidently standing up and not so keen on sitting still for a minute - this is quite a dangerous age!
Day 17 Rain, rain, rain.
Day 18 New tumble dryer delivered, cue mega laundry catch up!
Day 19 Sleepover for Leo and Rosie - they were so excited. Once again, four people went to bed but only three had a good nights sleep
Day 20 Rosie's party was such good fun, bouncy castle, ball pit, soft play and a visit from two Disney princesses, what more could a birthday girl want?
Day 21 Rosie's birthday - those four years have flown by
Day 22 Went into Saffron Walden to meet Jon, Max and Olive for coffee while Sophie had important working from home to do
Day 23 Meal out with my ex-work colleagues in the evening - such fun to meet up and share all the gossip!
Day 24 Zumba in the morning
Day 25 Visited friends in the afternoon for a cup of tea and slice of cake
Day 26 Coco went to vets and now has a big shaved area on the top of her head, had friends over for drinks in the evening and learnt a new card game Five Crowns
Day 27 Had a quiet Sunday, wrapped some Christmas presents, popped into the school Christmas fair in the afternoon and won a bottle of prosecco in the tombola and a necklace in the raffle.
Day 28 Went to Chelmsford to get a couple of Christmas gifts, was busy enough to be festive but not too busy to cause queues in the shops
Day 29 Had my hair cut and after a pampering morning, down to earth with stripping the old wallpaper from the bathroom in the afternoon! England through to the last 16 teams in the World Cup
Day 30 Olive here for the day, wondering when she will finally be brave enough to take her first steps!
Well that month was over and done with very quickly - let's condense it all down to 1 Second Everyday!