Hello, December

Sunday, December 04, 2016

How is it all-of-a-suddenly December? The last time I looked, it was September. I had signed up to a handful of Christmas markets, and I was losing sleep because my four-month-old baby hadn't figured out sleeping through the night.

Since then, we were invited to take part in many, many more Christmas markets and we took every opportunity. We traveled, we acquired a gazebo for outdoor markets, we made bunting.

We made a lot lot more soap. We cut hundreds of little brown packages out of brown paper, we tied them up with strings and tags, and we sent them out into the world. In fact, we're still doing that. Only now, I'm staying up late to mix soap after the kids have gone to bed, we're packaging soaps up until the night before an event, and I'm still losing sleep because the baby (now nearly seven months old) has decided that he needs to eat every two hours - even at night-time. He's a hungry and growing bubba.

And yet. Still marvelous. Both children are. Isla has begun to string sentences together. They're becoming more complex, more intricate - yes, mummy. Mine, mummy. Mine bath time, mummy, Isla turn the tap on. Water. Isla's Christmas tree, mummy, with jingle bells. Look mummy. 

I'm looking forward to Christmas, and especially to a little soap break over the festive season once all of the Christmas markets are over. We have two more left on our calendar, and then all of our UK-based relatives will descend upon Southend-on-Sea to take part in the festivities we have planned. Christmas - the lights, the presents, the food, the family - is simply wonderful when there's a toddler around to make you appreciate it even more.

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  1. Ooooh, I understand you so well! Doing all the thing that must be done when babies are sleeping, provided they sleep enough to do the things that need to be done. We are opening a bed and breakfast in January and we are renovating the rooms, buying things, preparing the kitchen, studying for exams...with the normal jobs going on and the babies growing. I understand you sooooooooooo well! Your babies are beautiful! And all the best for your soap shop! I'll place an order one day if you also ship to Italy, because also my daugther has dermatitis and we struggle with that (luckily it seems to get better every new month). Maybe your soap can be a good solution apart from dermatological creams.

  2. Hi Stacey!

    How beautiful are your children!

    You have no more babies at home !!! They're all big!

    Passing leave a kiss to everyone!

    Thank you!



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