TEN! Double digits is a big thing, a really momentous event ... a whole decade of being ... and that makes a whole decade of being a mum too! ... No-one really tells you about how to be a parent, there is so much excitement and build up to the arrival of a new baby, but that time is so fleeting. Afterwards you are plunged in at the deep end, at the beginning of a long journey, in a job you have had no training for, it's quite scary when you think about it! But we've got there, learning a lot along the way ... all in all I think we've done a pretty good job, I couldn't be prouder, he's a great kid, full of vitality and zest for life. He's all rough and tumble on the outside, but has the biggest heart. I still get cuddles (when we're at home and no-one is looking!), but it isn't all plain sailing, we get out fair share of those pre-teen sulks and tantrums too!Anyway, enough of all that philosophical stuff, it's making me all teary eyed! Back to pretty things, we made a suitable amount of fuss with presies at dawn (so early!), our traditional birthday breakfast, planned visits from old friends and surprise visits from grandparents. It might be the hottest summer for years, but we went all ironic with a snow scooter party (to tell the truth it was quite a relief to escape the heat for a while). This set the scene for a snowy themed breakfast table ... mixed up with a bit of neon yellow (Fred's fave colour ?!?).