Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 363 – More Birthdays!


“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.”

A. A. Milne

An inspirational quote for my dear daughter, today, on her special day.

She’s 14, years old, today, and I can’t quite believe it.

An independent soul, who is quiet in front of most people, but has a smile and laugh that lights up our lives when she lets it loose.

We wish you so much joy, and happiness, our precious Lil Princess. May you prosper forever.

I can’t not post that we have another special birthday, today. My daughter came crying and screaming into this word on the birthday of my father-in-law, who was extremely happy with the gift we couldn’t possibly top, now/

But, it is his extra special 70th today, so a very happy birthday to Dad, too!

So, will you join me in wishing them a Happy birthday?


Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 311 – Teenager


“A mother’s treasure is her daughter.”

— Catherine Pulsifer

Thank you Spidey, for finding such a lovely quote.

Yesterday, was Lil Princess’s birthday. My daughter turned teenager.

I am quite overwhelmed, you know, because, firstly, I am now a mother to two teenagers. So I feel old!

But mainly, because I don’t know where the last thirteen years disappeared to. It only feels like the other day that she arrived, kicking and screaming, into the world, and now, she’s nearly a woman!

When people say, ‘make the most of those young years’, they are right. At the time, you may be finding it hard to deal with young children, and you wish away the years where they won’t sleep, keep crying, asking “Why?”, follow you everywhere, even the loo.

But, honestly, you will suddenly find yourself here, like me, with the kids who are full of hormones, and they don’t actually want to be anywhere near you, (unless they want something, in which case they can be really sweel!), they don’t really talk to you, their rooms start to smell, because they live in mini pigstys, no matter how much you try to keep them tidy…

Then, the flip side, when they get older, they become mini friends. The conversations you can have with them, the jokes you can share, and, with my girl anyway, the advice and tips on hair, clothes and make-up! (Mind you, I really don’t care about those things, but if I ask her for help, she’s in her element!)

We enjoy music together, silly Netflix films and series. Baking together in the kitchen, girlie chats about life.

It’s all part of the joys of being a mother, you know, and though I miss my little squidgy baby, I have a beautiful young lady by my side, now, and she will always be my baby…

Happy Birthday, Lil Princess 💜

Bitmoji Image

Have a peaceful, love-filled Sunday Peeps.   

One Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – Birthday Special

“I wish that your future is as bright as you make my world, my darling daughter – Happy 11th birthday Lil Princess❤ ”


I shan’t ramble on too much, but we are celebrating my daughter’s birthday today, as well as my father-in-laws! Another lovely day… ice cream today, cake follows on the weekend!

Written for Linda’s #1LinerWeds prompt.


One-Liner Wednesday – In Sync

My Bitmoji Got an Image Overhaul!

You all know I am a Bitmoji fan. I love the little personalised character I can use for my posts, with all manner of ready-made images covering all sorts of topics and expressions!

Well, there was a new feature on it which uses your actual picture to help create the avatar, trying to help make it more facially accurate.

Lil Princess decided she would get on it, and restyle mummy. She can’t do anything with the real one, at least she could sort Bitmoji mum out!

So, here’s me, Bitmoji-style originally…

And here is the new, apparently improved, me!

The hair is definitely more me, if a bit lion mane-esque!

What do you think of the change?


🎂🎉 Happy Birthday, Lil Princess! A Little Mix Experience!

Today is the day my little baby, my Lil Princess hits double figures!

I can’t believe I am a mother to not one but two kids aged 10 and above!

She has requested a few things, as kids do, but the main present, well she had that already! Just this last Saturday actually!

Long gone are the days of mooning over One Direction – check out her 7-year-old drawings of them here – instead, it is time for Little Mix fever!

We have spent the last few weeks hearing their cd on repeat in anticipation of her birthday treat.

A few months back, when I went to the local theatre, I noticed an ad for a show called The Little Mix Experience. A tribute band who played a whole show in the Little Mix way. And it was a few days before her birthday…

Now, I don’t know about you, but I am not keen on the idea of spending around £100 per ticket to see a band… not at her tender years anyway, so this was an ideal opportunity to introduce her to concert culture, in a controlled environment!

We decided that it would be a great treat for her to go with a few friends to see this show.

So, on Saturday, Lil Princess, along with 4 special friends, and one of the mums (who is my special friend) went to see her first concert!


She managed to wrangle a free glowstick from the merchandise man, as I was talking to the lady at the box office, by saying it was her birthday, and then I felt obliged to buy the little bear too!

The show?

Well, we had an awesome time! The audience was full of families and young girls who were Little Mix Crazy and the band didn’t disappoint!

They sang a great mix of new and old hits, along with a couple of covers, and got the whole audience singing and dancing!

And at the end, they did a meet and greet, which was so busy, with all these mini Little Mixers clamouring for photos with the (not real) Little Mix that we ended up slipping away!

I managed to get a couple of videos of them singing (excuse me crooning along to Reggaeton Lento, I couldn’t help it!) for your viewing pleasure!

I am currently trying to remove the CD surreptitiously from the car stereo… but it’s not easy, and to be honest, I quite like Little Mix too!

All that remains is to say Happy Birthday to my gorgeous Lil Princess.

Stop growing up so fast, and making me feel old!

Love you to the moon and back, my sweet girl ❤

A poem I penned for her a few years ago

The biggest blessing of my life,
Becoming a mummy, after being a wife.
I love them both equally, yes, it’s true
But with my girl, the things we can do!
Shopping, dressing up, hair styles, nails
And when she’s older, advice about males!
She amazes and frustrates in equal amounts
But the love that she gives, now that’s what counts.
When there are tears, it tears at my heart,
I hate it whenever we are apart.
The giggles and laughter, that beautiful sound,
She lights up my life, when she is around.
I love my girl, and I’m lucky to be
The mummy to someone so very crazy!

Ritu 2016

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