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Photo Challenge #FO5photo Day 21

Published December 11, 2014 by thefamilyof5

Today is day 21, the theme for today is ‘Reflection’.

Been an awful day. My morning started with a tantrum from big girl before school.

Then a very draining meeting with EHC co-ordinater that involved me spending 2 hours telling her about all the awful things that big girl endured during her time living with her birth family, and then again in foster care, and then describing the effects that all this has had on her and in-turn the effects it has on all of the family. Thinking about, and talking about so much trauma and heartache is more draining that I thought.

Then tonight, after school, another 2 and half hour tantrum from her.

So this is my feeble contribution, the reflection of light on my chocolate (self care) wrapper………………

My tea tonight.......... :(

My tea tonight………. 😦




Photo Challenge #FO5photo day 19

Published December 9, 2014 by thefamilyof5

Today’s photo challenge theme is ‘sweet’.

I went out for lunch with my friend today, all in aid of ‘self care’ of course! I ordered a huge slice of Lemon Meringue Pie, I was so excited that I forgot to take a photo, so this is one I stole off the internet! (cheating I know!)

It was just like this, but with a huge helping of squirty cream on the side!

It was just like this, but with a huge helping of squirty cream on the side!


Photo Challlenge #FO5photo day 18

Published December 8, 2014 by thefamilyof5

It’s day 18 of the challenge and today’s theme is ‘something you bought’.

A couple of weeks ago I treated myself to this beautiful hand painted glass bowl. It serves no purpose, it doesn’t do anything or contain anything, but it does brighten up my day and make me smile so it was definitely a ‘self care’ purchase!

Photo Challenge #FO5photo day 16

Published December 7, 2014 by thefamilyof5

Its day 16 (actually its day 17, I’m blogging in arrears!) the theme is/was ‘morning’. I took this photo yesterday on day 16 so its legit!!

The two things that really make me smile on a Saturday morning are hot buttery toasted fresh bread and my snoozy cat!

Photo Challenge #FO5photo day 14

Published December 4, 2014 by thefamilyof5

It’s day 14 of the #FO5photo Challenge, today’s theme is ‘something your reading’, I’m really enjoying seeing so many of you join in. Those of you wondering what it’s all about, it’s about ‘self care’, check out Day 1 for details and then get snapping!

Today MrFO5 had planned a (rare) day off for some Christmas preparations. We took full advantage of the time together though and headed straight to the pub after dropping off the girls at school, all in the name of ‘Self Care’ 😀

I'm too ashamed to tell you what I ordered with the waiter ;) but the word 'everything' was included!

I’m too ashamed to tell you what I ordered with the waiter 😉 but the word ‘everything’ was included!

Photo Challenge #FO5photo day 12

Published December 2, 2014 by thefamilyof5

Today’s theme is ‘Close Up’

I almost forgot about it today, I only remembered this evening which is a shame because baby girl and I had therapy earlier and in aid of ‘self care’ we treated ourselves to a lovely lunch afterwards! She ordered the biggest chip butty i’ve ever seen and washed it down with a huge slice of chocolate cake topped with cream! I was a little more sensible and ordered a healthy jacket spud with a hot chocolate, it was topped with cream mind, all in aid of ‘self care’ of course 🙂

So my photo today, instead of her chocolate chops, or the enormous chip butty, is a close up of baby girl, we had lots of fun taking this photo and trying out different angles, this one made us laugh the most!

We did a quick bogie check first!

We did a quick bogie check first!

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