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One down, two to go 😄 My boy off to uni 😭#parenting #siblings #wheredotheyearsgo
Windfalls. Regular size apple on the right, glorious giant Howgate Wonder on the left. I reckon we’ll get a pie out of that one 🍎 #appleseason #howgatewonder #giantapple #soontobeapplepie
My daughter just handed me this treasure she found - a conker in its case. She knows what makes me happy. Just look at that burnished beauty! #wondersofnature #conkerseason #treeseeds #horsechestnuts
Lovely planting in a friend’s garden. Feeling rather Fridayish here; I’ve bought an M&S cherry and pistachio tart to celebrate 😊 🍒 #fridayafternoon #autumncolours
Lovely planting in a friend’s garden. Feeling rather Fridayish here; I’ve bought an M&S cherry and pistachio tart to celebrate 😊 🍒 #fridayafternoon  #autumncolours 
This gorgeous boy is 17 today. His birth was complicated and he was whisked off to the SCU before I could say hello but we spent a few days in hospital getting to know each other. I’d been worried that I wouldn’t love him as much as my first son - I couldn’t see how it was possible - but of course he fitted into my heart just the same. Happy birthday to my sunny, bright, headstrong, funny dear boy. (He still has that smile.) ❤️#thejoysofparenting #birthdayboy
This gorgeous boy is 17 today. His birth was complicated and he was whisked off to the SCU before I could say hello but we spent a few days in hospital getting to know each other. I’d been worried that I wouldn’t love him as much as my first son - I couldn’t see how it was possible - but of course he fitted into my heart just the same. Happy birthday to my sunny, bright, headstrong, funny dear boy. (He still has that smile.) ❤️#thejoysofparenting  #birthdayboy 
I have company. She’s waiting for me to move so she can curl up on my chair. Luckily for her, I have bathrooms to clean and lots of other Saturday jobs. Hurrah. 🙄 #catsofinstagram #blackcatonmydesk #onmydesktoday
Verbena rigida looking rather marvellous in the garden. It was back to school for the younger two this morning but the eldest is making the most of his last few weeks before heading off to uni and stayed in bed until 10.30. Change is a comin’ 😬 😊 #autumnlight #verbenarigida #purpleflowers #inmygardentoday #september
Verbena rigida looking rather marvellous in the garden. It was back to school for the younger two this morning but the eldest is making the most of his last few weeks before heading off to uni and stayed in bed until 10.30. Change is a comin’ 😬 😊 #autumnlight  #verbenarigida  #purpleflowers  #inmygardentoday  #september 
September evening light 🧡 #autumnlight #sweetpeas #inmykitchentoday
1st September (that’s come around quickly). My garden is full of these Japanese anemones - they are tough, persistent and spread everywhere but I forgive their bullish nature because they’re so beautiful.  Pinch punch to you 😊#japaneseanemone #flowerpower #inmygardentoday #latesummerflowers
Autumn is round the corner - I can smell it in the air. #inavaseonmonday #blackberries #rosehips
Yesterday’s heavy rain has watered the garden well and we have more raspberries than we can shake a stick at. Not that I’d do that. I’ll make jam. #rasperries #lotsofraspberries #inmygardentoday
It’s a beautiful day for a bank holiday Saturday. I hope you have a super-duper weekend. #augustbankholidayweekend #andbreathe #theviewfromhere #seaandsky
Lazing on a Friday evening with Cassie the wonder dog ❤️ #fridaymood #longweekend #ilovemydog
Thank you for the lovely comments and good wishes on my post this morning - I tried to thank you via that post but I couldn’t tag more than 10 people and then it disappeared 🙄 Anyway! My son is happy and relieved so I am too. There will be NO MORE exam talk here for a good long while 😄 Have a lovely evening x #thankgoodnessforthat
Thank you for the lovely comments and good wishes on my post this morning - I tried to thank you via that post but I couldn’t tag more than 10 people and then it disappeared 🙄 Anyway! My son is happy and relieved so I am too. There will be NO MORE exam talk here for a good long while 😄 Have a lovely evening x #thankgoodnessforthat 
GCSE results day. One mug for my younger son, who I’m just about to wake up, and one for me. One has gin in it😄 (only kidding, maybe). I’ve been remembering when the kids were toddlers and all this exam stress and the uni minefield were vague blots on the horizon. 🤞 for any of you with kids getting results today 💪💕 #gcseresultsday #fingerscrossed #frayednerves
GCSE results day. One mug for my younger son, who I’m just about to wake up, and one for me. One has gin in it😄 (only kidding, maybe). I’ve been remembering when the kids were toddlers and all this exam stress and the uni minefield were vague blots on the horizon. 🤞 for any of you with kids getting results today 💪💕 #gcseresultsday  #fingerscrossed  #frayednerves 
Rant alert: how the hell did we let our children’s higher education become privatised?! My son has been completely shafted over his uni accommodation. The university has outsourced it to UniteStudents who are charging an astronomical amount (and I mean a fall-off-your-seat, jaw-dropping amount) for 44 weeks - the minimum rental period available at this late stage. This is the only way we can guarantee he will have somewhere to stay, short of finding him a private house which is not ideal in the first year (although cheaper). I am outraged, shocked, angry, feel conned, flipping concerned about how we’re going to manage this for all 3 kids (if they go to uni). I want to shake the politicians by their stupid lapels. #rampantcapitalism #thefutureisexpensive #rantsofinstagram
Rant alert: how the hell did we let our children’s higher education become privatised?! My son has been completely shafted over his uni accommodation. The university has outsourced it to UniteStudents who are charging an astronomical amount (and I mean a fall-off-your-seat, jaw-dropping amount) for 44 weeks - the minimum rental period available at this late stage. This is the only way we can guarantee he will have somewhere to stay, short of finding him a private house which is not ideal in the first year (although cheaper). I am outraged, shocked, angry, feel conned, flipping concerned about how we’re going to manage this for all 3 kids (if they go to uni). I want to shake the politicians by their stupid lapels. #rampantcapitalism  #thefutureisexpensive  #rantsofinstagram