My Two Leo’s…The Ordinary Moments


When I look back to when I first met Andy fourteen years ago and he used to sit next to me at work, all I really remember is that he liked to talk. He would talk from the minute I arrived, to the minute he left.

I am not a morning a person and if I had it my way communication wouldn’t really start until about 10am. Whereas Andy, just talks all day long, he doesn’t have quiet moments.

So many times we will be somewhere and we will have noticed something in our own minds, you know the things that aren’t really that sufficient to say out loud. Well, Andy will say it, I don’t mean inappropriate comments, they are just random thoughts.

I am happy with the silent moments in life, I have no need to fill them. Andy doesn’t have these, he likes to chat away. Even if he is listening to the radio in the car, he will comment about what they are chatting about or just talk back as if they were in the car with him.

Andy is the only man I know that puts his clothes away every night. I have never had to pick his clothes up or his towel from the bathroom floor. He cleans the house and likes things to be tidy.

These are all traits of the star sign Leo, now I don’t read star signs or follow them. But I do think that the traits of your star sign are part of the person you are. I am a Gemini and a very true Gemini and Andy is most definitely a typical Leo…

When I fell pregnant with Alice and found out her due date, I realised that unless she was late, she too would be a Leo. I always had a feeling that Alice would come early and I would have a little Leo. And I was right, she came ten days early and is most definitely a Leo.


She not only looks like her daddy, but she is her daddy through and through. When her personality started to show, I could see the Leo in her and this has shown more and more as she gets older. She also likes to be neat, putting things away, making sure everything is in order…I love it.

Plus she loves to talk, she started talking at a young age and really has never stopped. Everything is a running commentary throughout the day. It can be quite exhausting by the end of it. When you become a parent, you have to be a morning person, they don’t really want to wait until 10am!!!


When we were at the doctors this week, Alice did not stop talking, either asking questions or chatting through what the doctor was doing. Our doctor is lovely and she said “I wish you could sit in the corner of my room all day, giving me a running commentary, it would cheer my day up’.

My friend summed it up well the other day when we were at the swings and Alice was busy telling her everything and anything. “Its like she is saying out loud everything that pops in her head, she keeps nothing to herself”.

Luckily everyone finds it endearing about her and they don’t mind the constant chit chat.

Her teachers always come out with Alice when I pick her up and have a funny story to tell me about what Alice has told them that day. You see you have to keep up with her, she has an incredible memory and her thoughts will leap back to something that happened a year ago and she talks about it like is happened yesterday.

She certainly keeps me on my toes and life is never dull or quiet…

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So, when my two Leo’s are together its non-stop talk. As I am sitting writing this, I am watching them together. Alice sat at the table and Andy in the kitchen and they bounce of each other. It’s so funny to watch. It’s been great through Alice’s ‘why’ stage, because Andy just answers every question and doesn’t bat an eyelid. Whereas I can find it a bit exhausting when you get to the fifth ‘why’!

Car journeys are full of the two of them chatting away about anything and everything and I can just sit there and listen.

I wonder what my little Holly will be like, she was born a day after the end of the Leo sign and therefore technically a Virgo, but they say when you are on the cusp of a sign you can have a mixture of traits.

I might end up with three chatterboxes…


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  1. mummydaddyme
    21/02/2016 / 22:04

    Aw such a lovely post about your husband and I do agree with you, I don’t follow star signs but I do know the basic traits of them and I definitely live up to mine which is a Pisces. I am a chatterbox too but my husband is more of the silent type! xx

    • 22/02/2016 / 03:53

      Thank you 🙂 That’s probably one of the reasons why you work so well together, you compliment each other. Being a Gemini, the twin, I am both the chatterbox and the silent type, depending which twin turns up that day 🙂 xx

  2. 22/02/2016 / 06:17

    Aw bless, you sound like you have such a lovely, peaceful, happy family. Enjoy every moment of it! 🙂

  3. Kat
    22/02/2016 / 08:08

    What a lovely post! I agree, I know I am a Capricorn through and through personality wise, my boyfriend very much the Taurus and my daughter, the “no one works harder than me at anything ever I am the best” Virgo. As we are all earth signs we’re all quite similar!
    This is such a lovely post to read about your family though, very sweet. She looks and sounds like an enchanting little girl. 🙂

    • 22/02/2016 / 14:08

      Thank you 🙂 Whilst I don’t follow star signs, I do find it interesting to see little personality traits come out based on when we were born. She is a little character is Alice, a one off x

  4. 22/02/2016 / 10:22

    It’s great how couples complement each other and work together in parenting. Beautiful pics you have a lovely family 🙂

  5. 22/02/2016 / 20:07

    I’m a chatter and often fill in my cancerian husbands silent times while he’s buried away in his shell! I do think there’s a lot in star signs and personality types. I certainly know a few split personality geminis!

    • 23/02/2016 / 19:41

      Sounds like you have the perfect patch. Yes, there is definitely two of me 🙂

  6. 22/02/2016 / 20:57

    Awww it sounds like they have a lovely relationship. And there are some gorgeous photos in your post. I love that last one 🙂

    • 23/02/2016 / 19:40

      Thank you, it’s one of my favourite photos too. They have the best relationship, lovely to watch x

  7. Carie
    22/02/2016 / 21:17

    Aww that’s so sweet! I’ve never really thought much about star signs but it’s adorable that they’re so similar!

  8. 22/02/2016 / 23:57

    Haha me too if someone talks constantly I start zoning out and try to still look like I am listening so that I am polite haha! I am a Libra what are you?

    • 23/02/2016 / 19:39

      All I know about Libra’s are they struggle to make decisions?? I am a Gemini, the twin sign and there is definitely two of me 🙂

  9. craftymama087
    23/02/2016 / 07:04

    I’ve never thought about the traits of starsigns before. I’m a libra and friends always say “typical libra” to me when I try to calm down arguments but I never thought anything more about it. Will need to look up the Agents signs and see if theirs rings true 🙂 xx

    • 23/02/2016 / 19:38

      I don’t follow them, but with them their traits are so clear to see. I know I am a true Gemini x

  10. What a lovely post – my eldest son is a Leo -as is my dad! I am a Gemini and my other children are Sagittarius, Cancer and Libra. Quite a mix! Love all your photos 🙂 Kaz x

  11. 23/02/2016 / 19:42

    Thank you 🙂 Ha Ha yes, it could be that they are on the same level x

  12. 27/02/2016 / 16:11

    I use to follow star signs when I was younger but Im a little out of touch now with traits etc. I was born on the cusp of Cancer whereas Monkey is a Cancerian. I did not realise Leo’s are chatterboxes. I also like quiet, I guess a Gemini trait in me. Its nice they sit an bounce off each other though :).