Late Autumn


There is something about the bitter cold that hits you late autumn. We are still in November but the past couple of days I have felt the chill in my bones. I cant seem to make myself warm. I have had the heating on day and night, and I never have it on while I sleep. So that means it is really quite chilly here.

I am trying my hardest to slow down a little. Now that summer is over and autumn is nearly done too I want to just take it easy. If I can!? I currently have about four blog posts to still write, which are collaborations and you know what… I haven’t even written one yet. So I think they need my urgent attention. Well I have two due for the end of this week and its already nearly Wednesday and it is Archie’s party this weekend. So I am as clueless as you when it comes to fitting this in. But i’ll get it done. I always do. Somehow life works out for me. So I am not going to complain about that.

What I am complaining about is that my little boy is going to be two years old on Monday and I honestly wish it had gone a little slower. Just slow enough to have ten extra minutes cuddling together in the morning, a little less rushing out the door, a little more watching him eat, watching him play. I know I did enough and soaked in those moments, but once they are gone they are gone no matter how much you sit and take it all in at the time. Know matter how grateful you are for a day, and how slowly you take it, once the day is over, its over.

My children, are no longer babies. Considering Archie is our last baby too, well that just makes it all  little more sad for me. Don’t get me wrong I am happy, ecstatic actually that he is growing up and learning more, expressing himself more, talking to me, making his own decisions as to what he wants to eat. Today for lunch I asked him what he wanted and his response “cackers and nana mummy’. He has even started to take off his shoes and coat himself. I do a lot for him so I don’t know if this is late but I don’t mind either way.

My journey second time round with him is relaxed, slow and meaningful. He cuddles me umpteen times throughout the day, kisses my face, places his hand on me knee, he looks up at me with his beautiful smile and I melt instantly. Even when I am angry or certain he is not having one more ‘sweetie’, he holds those little hands of his in front of his face, bounces them and says ‘peas mummy peas’ he has a lisp too. And it is the most cutest lisp I ever did hear. Then I look at him and because he has asked so nicely I say: “okay only one more, okay” he claps his hands “yes mummy” and runs to grab one more. How can you ever be angry or have  bad day with a voice so sweet and a heart so whole?

He is my son and he will be two whole years old on Monday and that is why when I remember this fact, on my bad days I take a deep breathe, exhale and thank my lucky stars for another beautiful day with him.



  1. November 25, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    Happy 2-year-old birthday to your son. The time goes by so fast! It’s as if they were a baby yesterday. This time of year would be great to slow down but it always seems so busy – preparing for holidays & all of the blog posts to be done. x

    • Tanita
      November 25, 2015 / 11:34 pm

      Thank you so much Becky! It goes so quickly. It is always busy. But I do enjoy it xx

  2. November 25, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Aw I hope he has a wonderful birthday he is such a handsome chap and it is lovely that you are creating all these memories. Love the yellow coat.

    • Tanita
      November 25, 2015 / 11:33 pm

      Thank you so much Ana! oh I am very pleased you noticed his coat, especially as you a fashion blogger. I do love it too. I also bought him a matching mustard jumper. xx

  3. November 25, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Awww what a lovely post, babies sure do grow up so fast. One minute you’re expecting, next they are already born and talking to you lol. Happy birthday in advance to your son

    • Tanita
      November 25, 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Aw thank you so much Miranda! Yes that is most definitely true!! xx

  4. November 25, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Awww Happy Birthday I hope he has a lovely day. It scares me so much how quickly they grow :(. I know what you mean about blog posts … Not sure how it’s all going to work out!! Xx

    • Tanita
      November 25, 2015 / 11:29 pm

      Always so much on! But I do enjoy it all so cant complain! Thank you so much x

  5. November 25, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    Such a gorgeous post huni. I hope he has a wonderful birthday. I wish time would slow down too sometimes xx

    • Tanita
      November 25, 2015 / 11:27 pm

      Thanks Aby! Thank you, it should be lots of fun. Me too! xx

  6. November 25, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    He is adorable, I hope he has a lovely birthday. Darcy is 2 in a few weeks time, wish time will slow down as she’s growing up far too fast

    • Tanita
      November 25, 2015 / 11:27 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes it is too fast. x

  7. November 26, 2015 / 8:51 am

    Ah no it is all change watching them grow up! I remember exactly the day my baby sister was born and now she’s 11 and almost in high school and a teenager. Time goes so fast and we too often forget to savour the moments before they’re gone

  8. November 26, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Beautiful post as always hun. There’s something about boys – they love to cuddle! Jason asks for a cuddle everyday and we can be sat cuddling for hours if I let him. As he’s my first and I struggled in the beginning, I’ve never felt sad about him growing up. But only this evening I said to hubby how much I’m going to miss him being 2. He’s such a lovely 2 year old and we can’t get enough of him. Age 2-3 is my favourite age so and you’ve got that whole year to come 🙂 you’ll love it xxx

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