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So the clocks have gone forward, the better weather is finally upon us and I’m really looking forward to a summer of light nights and outdoor activities.  My first Mothers Day was lovely… I got a beautiful card and a bag of treats including a gorgeous patchwork Yummy Mummy cushion and mug, a box of pretty floral bath bombs and a huge box of chocolates (which didn’t last very long!).  Meadow also got a book called My Mummy and we read that together several times – there’s one picture of the mummy working from home on the computer which was cute and just like me! But as we had visitors that weekend, we didn’t get to do anything special so the following weekend we decided to have a Fake Mothers day and do something as a family. Luck would have it the weather was on our side and the following Sunday was a beautiful day. We decided a picnic in the park and feeding the ducks would be perfect.

Meadow is almost eleven months old now and can fast make her way across the floor with a combination of rolling and crawling, she attempts to stand and I don’t think her toddling days are far off.  As we laid down the picnic blanket in our local park, not far from the church where she was christened, it was obvious we were going to have problems keeping her still and the grass was in danger of being uprooted! She very much enjoyed her chicken sandwich and kept sharing it with Cookie – who was happy to help finish it! She has reached the stage where she feeds herself with her fingers and no one else is allowed to help. She then had a bowl of strawberries, which maybe wasn’t such a good idea with her little white trousers, but hey she enjoyed them and polished them off no problem (the trousers are still soaking 24 hours later!). She loved playing with my plastic picnic fork although it was the blunt rounded end that interested her and she waved this at a worried looking Cookie. They both enjoyed chasing the pigeons and Meadow flapped her arms and Cookie gave out playful yelps. We must have sat there a good hour and she had lots of fun and ate a lot but as the weather took a windy turn we headed to the ducks.

Meadow has fed the ducks before and if you dangle a piece of bread to entice lots of ducks to surround you – she loves it. The ducks were happy as I had lots of stale bread and the dog wasn’t very interested in them at all! We stood on the bridge and watched several swarms of ducks at either side below which she loved. Though it’s still only March, the recent warm weather has got me thinking of all the outdoors activities we can now enjoy with Meadow.  She is yet to experience a BBQ and we already have a date pencilled in her for her to visit a local farm who will hopefully have some lambs by then. We are also having a seaside caravan holiday around her first birthday which will be great.  She is starting to babble a little and her movements are quite fast, I can only wonder what she will be able to do by the end of the summer but I know it’s going to be an eventful one- we cant wait!

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Mother's Day Gifts

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With hundreds of gifts for magnificent mums, glamorous grans, awesome aunties and (sometimes) amazing sisters, you can say thank you with the perfect Mother’s Day present here at Next. From head gardeners to top chefs, use the simple shop by…

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  Step into a bright and colourful spring here at Next with this season’s palette of rainbow-bright coloured jeans. Put together your perfect outfit using our new mix and match widget! This way, you can organise both yours and your child’s wardrobe without…

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