The Family

3 Weeks Of Mental (Holidays, Trains, Hospitals and Babies)

Oh My Goodness! What a crazy couple of weeks. You may have noticed that there hasn’t been much activity on my blog or media pages recently. I’ve been a bit quiet on you all. So where have I been? Well… it’s been a crazy journey… literally.

Right now I am sat on the floor of a Virgin train traveling to Edinburgh. I am sat on the floor because I have my pram with me, containing a sleeping Jimmy. There are no seats available… it is rammed. It’s OK, I have good leg room and I don’t need to be sat next to some lovely-old-dear who just wants to chat to me for the next 4 hours. I’m quite happy with my corridor floor space.

Rewind 3 weeks. My husband was admitted to hospital for several days due to a really nasty infection in the veins down his right arm. That sucked. Then the day after he was discharged from hospital, Jimmy ended up in hospital too. We were taken in by ambulance, with flashy blue lights because his breathing went really weird. I was very, very scared. Then 3 days later we went off on holiday to Tyneside. While we were on holiday, we took a day trip up to Scotland to see my sister who was due her 1st born in a week’s time. We then spent the rest of the week getting some much needed relaxation time as a family. We played on the beach, went rock pooling, walked to lighthouses and around castles, we took trips to the museum and had a wander around the towns (or should that be Toons?)

We came home on the Friday and Saturday we were off out again to see 2 friends get married. It was NON-STOP. I then spent all of last week planning the school summer fete with my PTA minions. My sister decided to have her baby by complete (speedy) surprise on Tuesday. I couldn’t  get up to Scotland to see her because Wednesday was my 2nd born daughter’s 5th birthday, Thursday I was at Gardeners World Live in Birmingham, Friday was spent preparing the school for our fete, Saturday (yesterday) was our fete day and that brings us to today… where I am now on a 6 hour journey to Scotland to see my sister and my beautiful new niece. 

Phew… what a crazy couple of weeks. But I feel much better now for filling you all in (and explaining why I have been a little bit quiet on you all!). I am planning on traveling back on Tuesday. I can’t stay any longer as my poor husband is manning the fort (and child army) at home alone. But I am so so so excited to meet my first ever niece! It’s going to be a lovely few days, I can tell.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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