A few days off turned into almost two weeks. All I had to say was that my back was sore, and that I was busy and tired, so I stopped talking. My back's better, and term is ended, and we had a few days in Cambridge, and I'm quite keen to start writing again.
Two weeks of portraits.
Hattie is balancing on the step into the conservatory, using a strip from my Coco dress. I have given up trying to explain her.
Lucy wanted a go at driving the car. She's sitting on Simon's lap, steering pretty well. Hattie had a go too, which was terrifying.
Friday. The laziest girls in Ealing. It must have been about half ten, and they're in my bed, watching Octonauts. Marvellous, as Hattie says.
A bonus shot of Lucy with a life sized model of a polar bear. Taken today, at London Zoo. I didn't really realise just how big they were; they are actually quite terrifyingly huge.
Portraits of my children once a week, every week, in 2014.