Thursday 16 October 2008


Tomorrow The Beautiful Children and I will be going here for half term, I am so looking forward to this.

Every morning we will be waking up to this.

And whilst we are there we have yet another thing to celebrate, I know it doesn't get much better than this !

On Monday my Beautiful Baby Daughter will be 12. I used to sing to her when she was a baby, this is her song...

Wee Tootsie Moppet
Mummies wee poppet
Daddies darling baby girl
You're the best thing in the world.

It doesn't seem like 12 years ago and yet when she's sleeping I really can see the baby version of her. She was the cutest little thing and the most articulate of them all, no matter what she puts her mind to, she'll do it. I would not be surprised to see her running the country one day. My little sweetie scone is not much smaller than me now but she still is and always will be my baby. She looks so much older this year, it's been the one I've seen the most difference in. She has the most glorious mop of titian hair and I am struggling to persuade her to keep it long, I would put ribbons in it, she just rolls her eyes at me. She now has very strong opinions on what she wants to wear and I know I have to let her grow up but she is very probably my last baby and I'd like to keep her that way as long as I can.She has an answer for everything and she can never admit that she's wrong, I don't know wher she gets that from!!! She has the most infectuous laugh and you can't help but join in. She could start a fight in an empty house but still is the most caring of wee souls. She is so enthusiatic and really goes for it, and despite the regular trumpet practice,I love her so very much and I am very priviledged to be her Mummy. She is my heart, mo chridhe.


DAB said...

You're such a great mum, have a wonderful time. Enjoy the sun sweetie. LOL TFX

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

What a tremendous birthday wish. That place looks beautiful and how lovely that she gets to celebrate her twelth birthday there.

She sounds like a terrific character as well as being beautiful and your love for her clearly shines through as it does for all of your children. Have a terrific half term break. X

Laura said...

Have a great time! And don't worry about us being stuck here in the rain :O)

Squirmy Popple said...

Enjoy your holiday!

Neil said...

Have a good one and don't bring me any duty free, I'm about to quit... unless, of course, you want to get a few sneaky packs for illicit pizza and red wine nights out?? xxxx x

Shirley said...

Aw,Gwen,I hope you have the best week of the year so far. I like "mo chridhe". It's going to become a part of my vocabulary -- as soon as I learn how to say it.

Tim Atkinson said...

Send us a postcard, Auntie.

Anonymous said...

Awww...Happy birthday to BBD! What a beautiful, beautiful place to be!

ME said...

Won't you take me with you? Pleeeease? Happy Birthday to you baby girl!

DJ Kirkby said...

This post gave me a big lump in my throat. Have a wonderful holiday and happy bithday to your youngest girl.

Working Mum said...

I am so jealous. I've got another week before half term and then no beautiful villa to visit. Can I borrow yours? said...

Ah have an amazing time!

Mom/Mum said...

Enjoy enjoy enjoy! it looks wonderful and your love for your daughter is beautiful to read. x

Helena said...

Enjoy you're break, Gwen, and huge hugs to Wee Tootsie Moppet! And you know those feelings never fade as they get older. Have fun!

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Lucky you.
Have a wonderful sunshine hols in your beautiful villa with your lovely family..does it get any better?

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

What beautiful photos, I wish I was going somewhere beautiful and warm with my two.

Have a wonderful trip.

scrappysue said...

my 2nd youngest just turned 12 last month! so far it's a cute age lol. have fun - it looks amazing where you're going!

TheOnlineStylist said...

Hope you're having a wonderful time and I love your beautiful words about your daughter! It reminds me to cherish each day with my little girl - even when she's being a typical three going on thirty three year old!x

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Well, this is my third time of trying - not doing very well am I? I'll just say have a wonderful time - it looks a fabulous place.
And enjoy the Birthday with the beautiful daughter too. M xx

Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful, all of it, the looking back and the looking forward. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday.

John said...

Your children are lovely. And I suspect that middle one (photographically speaking, not chronologically) is just a young you. Am I right?

auntiegwen said...

TF - I did muchly, ta

Mobs - she really is a character, thanks for all your lovely good wishes, ta hen

Lolly - you get to live in The Mother Country, that makes up for the rain, surely ?

Katie - thanking you, I always enjoy holidays

Neil - I will encourage you in your stopping smoking, we'll just have to find another vice to accompany our illicit red wine and pizza xxxx x

Shirley - it was a fabby week and you pronounce it mo chree x

Tim - better than that, I've written a blog all about it !

Lisa - and a belated happy birthday to you too sweetie xx

Craze - you and Pedro have an open invitation, thanks for your birthday wishes

DJ - cheers me dear and congrats on the book cover, very chic

WM - consider yourself to have an open invite any time

LBTC- thankyou, I did

Mom/Mum - like I always say I am a lucky girl

Lena- thanks darlin, I do love my wee tootsie moppet, hope you and McScrooge had a good wedding anniversary

ACTTF - I can think of 1 or 2 things that would have made it a bit better but again, like I always say, I am very lucky, no complaints !

Debs - thank you, I hope you and your 2 had a good week too

Sue - yep, 12 is good, glad you had a good time in the states too

That girl - yep, they know it all, even at that age

Margot - thanks for persevering, she had a fab birthday thank you xx

Kath- thank you, it's lovely to remeber the baby stage but still enjoy the growing up too

Ernest - indeed, she is the young me, the eldest beautiful daughter is def the new improved version of me !!! We are spookily alike, even now, looks, personality, sayings, preferences, she has turned into her mother ! poor wee bugger