A busy, Poxy, Easter

I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter weekend?  It has been a busy one filled with family, chocolate and illness for us.  We celebrated my birthday on Thursday – by me going to work and poor Amy coming down with Chicken Pox.  I don’t think it will go down in history as my best birthday ever!



Good Friday started off with hectic packing of bags (due to me not really being bothered to do it on my birthday!) and a whole world of traffic.  I don’t think either of us had really considered the Good Friday traffic situation and just set off to York when we were ready.  Around half way there we stuck the sat nav on to check the traffic and found that our route was littered with delays – not what any parent needs with a Poxy child stuck in the car!  Thankfully with some sneaky detouring we managed to avoid most of the issues and got to York before anyone had a meltdown.



The weather was lovely and we managed to eat our lunch outside in Mum and Dad’s garden while the kids took advantage of the sunshine to be able to play on their scooters.  As the day went on Amy’s spots got worse, her temperature rose and she started to struggle more.  I think she was pretty glad when it was time to go to bed and if I’m honest I was surprised she managed to sleep but she was fairly settled considering – I, on the other hand, was keeping a close eye on her temperature as it just wasn’t coming down.  I was glad I had my Mum to hand for a second opinion.

On Saturday morning, Chloe came home from her very first sleepover at Aunty Nic’s house full of beans and Mum & I nipped out to John Lewis for a wander and a hot chocolate. I spent much of the rest of the day with a poorly Amy attached to me.  Having given her a “magic bath” and popped her to bed, Dave and I went out into York for a belated birthday dinner whilst Mum and Dad looked after the kids for us.  A couple of cheeky cocktails and a delicious steak made for a lovely evening.


Covered in spots from her scalp to her toes (with the densest patches being on her neck, trunk, bottom and girls’ bits).  She hasn’t really complained about itching or pain but she has clearly felt extremely unwell with a streaming nose and conjunctivitis to go with her raging temperature.

I can’t tell you what a relief it was to wake up to her smiling and chattering on Sunday morning – her spots had started to scab over and her temperature was more stable.  She was certainly happy enough to join in with hunting for Easter Eggs in Granny and Grandad’s back garden . . .

Ben was eagle eyed when it came to spotting eggs, we had to hold him back to give the girls chance to spot their own!  Needless to say that they were back in the kitchen and digging into their goodies before you could say “Easter Bunny!”
Lunch was a feast of Toad in the Hole and a super chocolatey cake before we made our way back to Manchester with three very tired kids! (And two very tired parents!)

Thank you Aunty Nic and Beau Bunny for making Easter magical . . .



  1. Victoria Welton
    March 29, 2016 / 9:25 am

    Poor little mite, chicken pox really are the worse. Good to see she joined in with the Egg hunt – it looked like great fun 🙂

  2. March 29, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Aw poor little Amy – So pleased to hear she is on the mend. Is that you finished with the pox now? We still have T to look forward to. Love Ben's super proud face 🙂

  3. March 29, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Oh I saw some of your pics on Instagram poor little darling. Sorry you didn't get the best birthday either, but glad things are looking up xx #pointshoot

  4. March 29, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Ah the dreaded pox! Poor little thing it is miserable but so pleased she was up to joining in with he others for the Easter Egg hunt, a great way to get outside and have some fun.

  5. March 29, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    Sounds like a lovely easter break, I used to love doing the easter egg hunts my parents used to prepare for us x

  6. Caroline Robinson
    March 29, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    Ah Chicken Pox is no fun at all is it, my lot had it a couple of years ago, Harry had it then exactly two weeks later Matilda and Arthur got it at the same time, Arthur was only 4 months old at the time and he was covered. Glad she is over the worst of it and perked up enough to enjoy the easter fun. x

  7. March 29, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    So many kids have chicken pox right now, one of my work colleagues has triplets and they all have it x

  8. March 29, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Oh dear. I do hope she is feeling better soon. That Easter egg hunt looks good though.

  9. March 29, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    Oh my goodness so many chicken pox – poor little lamb 🙁 Sending big hugs, hopefully the Easter eggs will improve her situation! H x

  10. March 29, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Oh no I hope she feels better soon !
    Lots of love Em

  11. March 29, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Happy (belated) Birthday! Oh poor Amy – she looks so poorly, bless her. I am waiting for Pickle to get it now that he has started nursery school – uurrgghh! Souds like you all had a great egg hunt though. Kaz x

  12. March 30, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Oh my the dreaded chicken pox. I hope your little one is feeling much better now x

  13. March 30, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Few weeks ago we had the pox in the house and we are counting it every so often as my son wants me too! Haha. He is proud of his spots too.

    Looks like a fun Easter even with chicken pox!


  14. March 30, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    Aww bless her with all her little spots everywhere, it didn't seem to stop her having fun though! Birthdays aren't the same when you are older and have kids are they? Its all about them and never about mummy

  15. April 1, 2016 / 6:30 am

    Chicken pox is horrible but I do think the younger kids are when they have it the better they cope – she looks like she bounced back pretty well and I hope there are not too many scars. #pointshoot

  16. April 3, 2016 / 6:22 am

    What a rollercoaster easter! Those spots look really sore, poor little thing. Love the running shot. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

  17. April 5, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Oh no, poor little spotty Amy! I'm glad she was able to go egg hunting!

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