Letters to Olivia

Letter Forty: the ‘c’ word…

Dear Olivia,

This weekend we will be erecting a certain tree in our living room. It’s not quite December yet, so I’ll avoid the ‘c’ word while I write this letter… And no, I don’t mean THAT ‘c’ word! Continue reading “Letter Forty: the ‘c’ word…”


Letter Thirty Nine: the best part of my day…

Dear Olivia,

Recently, Daddy hasn’t been around most mornings as he’s been doing a lot of boxing training with the army. On the up side though, us girls have had buckets of fun without him! Continue reading “Letter Thirty Nine: the best part of my day…”

Wedding day

well what can I say my little baby Mrs you were so well behaved I thought mummy and daddy had switched you with another little girl! You looked so beautiful in your special dress and hung on to your bouquet even though the stalks had snapped and the flowers were all floppy. Mummy looked just like a princess and was getting very stressed so I took you upstairs and you played in the bath for ages so much so that you fell asleep after and I then had to wake you to get you dressed for the big day!             Hope you’re enjoying your holiday and I will see you soon  munchkin.                                                                                          Love you lots and lots.                                                                  Nanny xxxx

Letter Thirty Eight: university and motherhood are hard to juggle…

IMG_0165Dear 21 year old Olivia,

Don’t get pregnant in your last year at university. It’s not a good idea. You’ll have to juggle starting your law career (we both know that’s what your destined for) and childcare, and I can definitively tell you that childcare is absolutely the hardest part of all of this.

Daddy and I thought we had it sussed. We arranged for an au pair to stay with us while I go off to study my BPTC, the last educational training I have to undergo to become a barrister. In principle, it was a brilliant idea. Cheap childcare, flexible hours, help with speaking French and reminding us to speak French to you. Continue reading “Letter Thirty Eight: university and motherhood are hard to juggle…”

Letter Thirty Seven: you amaze me every day…

But not always in a good way, madam. Some days you amaze me with how loving and clever and wonderful you are. Other days you amaze me with how testing you are! I recently wrote on our other blog,, about how naughty you can be. Trust me, I cannot wait for the day that these toddler tantrums are over! Continue reading “Letter Thirty Seven: you amaze me every day…”

Letter Thirty Six: Kiera wrote to you again…

Dear Olivia,

Kiera wrote you a second letter today! Here it is… Continue reading “Letter Thirty Six: Kiera wrote to you again…”

Letter Thirty Five: world breastfeeding week…

Dear Olivia,

My mummy friends and I have started a new venture. A new blog bringing together all aspects of parenting, and, of course, you are one of the regular features!  Continue reading “Letter Thirty Five: world breastfeeding week…”

Little star

Dear Olivia

I keep watching the little video I have of you singing and the one of you dancing with your sister and you really are a little ⭐️

You’re so funny but fun to be around as well and I’m sure mummy appreciates that at the moment because she’s had some grown up stuff to deal with but I think things will get better now because mummy has all the family she needs in us doesn’t she?

Auntie Lauren still has no respite so I can’t come and see you yet but hopefully will see you in a couple of weeks when you come to stay at mine again and we’ll have lots of lovely cuddles. Well I’d better go and get my beauty sleep I’ve got another place to look at tomorrow for Lauren so night night Mrs Bottom Poos love you lots and lots

Nanny xxxx

Letter Thirty Four: you and me against the world…

Dear Olivia,

It seems that your short life so far has already been full of drama and turmoil and I’m just so thankful that you aren’t old enough to remember any of it.

Continue reading “Letter Thirty Four: you and me against the world…”

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