Just thought I (Matt) would put a post on with some of the photos. (Justine hasn’t tried to master a blog post with photos yet!) The boys are most definitely bookworms. Bee goes to sleep with at least 5, if not 10 books in his bed. He usually listens to a story tape and ‘reads’ a book too. Almost every night after putting him to bed, he is found asleep with a book on his lap. He’s been doing it for years. I hope he grows up to love books, it certainly looks like he will.

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JJ is still very into puzzles (nozzles as he says). The older two are getting quite good at doing them with him, which means there are a fe less for us to do, but still he would happily do nozzles all day. He usually talks to himself while doing them, things like ‘this one’ and ‘other way round’. All of this is said with great concern and meaning.

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Christmas is almost on top of us, don’t know where the last few months have gone. We’ve got lots to think about now that Bee is officially Home-Eding. And still the house project goes on. It does feel nearly complete, but still happening. A good bit of today was spent in the loft doing insulation.

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Hopeless lack of blogging recently – I’m afraid the house clearance project has been taking priority in preparation for mid – January. I think we’re making quite good progress overall. A HUGE amount has left the house and the house is starting to feel a lot more organised and copeable-with. The shop front , which was due to happen beginning of November ,has been delayed until 2nd week of January, and the decorator has had to delay until, well ” how about middle of January suit you Mrs Pearson?” . Let’s hope this baby also manages to run behind schedule!

Anyway. I took the boys down to Notcutts yesterday to buy a Christmas tree (50% reduced now). It didn’t look too big when she showed it to me but it fitted into the Prairie with literally only an inch to spare and, sitting on the floor, clears our ceiling by 1″. Close. Matt got up with the boys to decorate it this morning before he went to work. I had a midwife visit this morning, and ,by the time I came back from the kitchen with her, Bee and Mip, for some reason (?!) had undecorated it again. So Matt got to do it all over again with them this evening!