A New Chapter… – Miss Barlow


You could have noticed Miss Barlow’s ‘radio silence’, and if you have place two &amp two with each other you will have realised that I have ultimately had my ‘bundle of joy’…or ‘bundle of snot’ – it depends what mood you obtain me in. Yes, I have offered birth to a bouncing child boy, born at the finish of September tiny Wilfred James Whale has kept us all pretty a great deal on our toes.


The days are flying previous like minutes, I turn on the washing machine extra instances than I brush my hair and I can not keep in mind if I showered this morning or not?! Oh effectively, twice is far better than practically nothing, appropriate?

In spite of the memory loss, sleep deprivation and dishevelled appear I now have we’ve nevertheless been managing to get out to delight in these very first handful of weeks of parenthood. Keen to make the most of paternity &amp maternity leave we have been enjoying lots of walking in the attractive New Forest and along the Hampshire coastline. We even manged a trip to Snowdon, followed by Pembrokeshire – hiking, road tripping and going to family members in Wales when Wilf was just two weeks old!

Wilfred at Pen Y Pass YHA


Mr &amp Master Whale – Snowdon


What’s subsequent?

Winter is effectively and really upon us and with this comes new fascinating adventures. With family members birthdays all through November and Wilfred’s 1st Christmas it is positive to be a year to keep in mind. It is crucial that we do not overlook our personal family members or these that do not have the luxury of family members with them. This November my family members and I will be taking element in one particular of Bisto’s With each other Projects – Spare Chair Sunday. Did you know that 1 in 7 folks obtain Sunday the loneliest day of the week? In conjunction with Make contact with The Elderly, Bisto are placing households in touch with the elderly in their neighborhood so they can join them for a excellent old fashioned Sunday Roast! If you would like to participate then verify the hyperlink above on 15th November and let somebody join your dinner table this Winter.


In December, amongst Christmas preparations, we will be taking an eight hour road trip to Scotland’s Crieff for a family members mini break and to discover a tiny element of this fascinating nation. With outstanding mountain walks and glistening lakes we will be enjoying some of the very best scenery the UK has to present – even the drive up itself goes by means of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales – what extra could you want on a extended drive?! Myself, Sean and Wilfred will also be taking with us my beautiful Nanny, recognized as Nanny G she can not get adequate of Wilfred as her 1st Terrific Grandchild. Nanny G comes from that standard generation exactly where travel was a luxury seldom enjoyed and apart from one particular trip to Spain a lot of years ago she has only enjoyed Cornwall and a handful of components of Southern England. I’d do something to show her the planet and was extra than satisfied to have her along with us for her very first trip to Scotland – becoming in her 70s she is ecstatic to be going on this adventure with us!

Crieff, Scotland
Crieff, Scotland

Also in the pipeline is of course our trip to the Channel Islands with the fantastic Condor Ferries. We’re so excited to discover Guernsey in the new year with the tiny one particular and appear forward to seeing all it has to present.

I under no circumstances knew just how demanding a youngster would be – everybody prepares you for it, gives assistance (even when its not wanted) and tries to assistance. It is all consuming and entirely requires more than your life. That becoming mentioned, I nevertheless stand by every thing I mentioned prior to he arrived – it shouldn’t ruin your plans and it shouldn’t quit you carrying out every thing you want to do. It signifies you will just have to be ten actions ahead of your self, as organised as Kim Kardashian’s PA and you need to also be a psychic. With all these – you will succeed!

Family of 5!
Loved ones of five!





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