Friday, 23 September 2011

Paddy. He works twelve hours a day, five days a week (and sometimes weekends too!) and often comes home to a messy house and an empty fridge... but he never even mentions it. Instead, he takes the baby from my tired arms, plays with her, feeds her dinner, baths her and lets me just be for an hour each night.
Despite having no time to himself for the things that he wants to do, he spends time hanging branches and completing other frivolous decorating projects for me. He comes home from work with little tokens that say he's been daydreaming about her all day.On the weekends he cooks us very fancy and delicious meals like this tagine of beef, apples and raisins... and even cleans up afterwards. He has such a gentle way with our baby girl... it's magic to watch.

 I'm so looking forward to the three of us being together this weekend.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and I'll see you next week that exciting giveaway I've been teasing you with!


  1. Aww have a beautiful weekend with your kind hubby and sweet little girl. xx

  2. oh my gosh. i think I love Paddy too.

    Dave is rather the same- i'm not sure how they manage to be so selfless- but i'm glad they are. I love that you are well loved, what a big fat blessing!

    xo em

    p.s thanks for having my back re. annon. geez, some people!

  3. Ahhhh way to give a tired lady tears! Does Lalie go crazy when she can hear his keys jingling away? Have a great weekend together. Kellie xx

  4. So sweet, what an amazing dad :)

  5. I dare say the world needs more men like your Paddy. Wouldn't it be a better place? Enjoy your weekend xx

  6. Paddy, as once was said to me is "just gay enough" it was a long time ago that I heard that one and times have changed even since then but it was used about my husby and I took it as an absolute compliment.

    Sensitive men should rule the world because they rock!!. Have a lovely weekend xx

  7. This is beautiful.

    Just beautiful ...

    You've made me appreciate my husband all over again, he's so similar (minus the amazing cooking).

    I don't know where the selflessness comes from, but my gosh it's nice to be loved, isn't it? :)

    Enjoy that beautiful man {and BEAUTIFUL baby} of yours!


  8. sounds like that's a good man you got :)
    great story & photos. have a lovely weekend. x

  9. He sounds like a keeper! Good men are a wonderful thing - have a great weekend x

  10. That makes me want to weep. What a lucky little family you are to have so much love in your world x

  11. Those daysmust seem so long for you. It is amazing how that one hour just for your self rejuvenates one andmake it seem all so managebe.

    I love the metal plate. So masculine.

    Enjoy your special time.


  12. Paddy sounds ace! you are very lucky to have each other, a beautiful little family. I love hands on dads, Sean is the same. Enjoy you're weekend together. xx

  13. What a man ... think I have a crush on Paddy!!!
    Hope your time together is just wonderful!

  14. What a good daddy/hubby! He certainly deserves an entire post all to himself. Such a lovely little family you have, Claire.Bisous

  15. This is so beautiful Claire. I hope that you had a lovely weekend together :)
    Natasha xox

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