On Saturday we took a little trip to Norfolk to try out BeWILDerwood, we drove past it everyday when we stayed at Hall Farm Cottages in Ludham and we have been desperate to go since then. The weather looked dry and mild on Saturday so we knew it was the right time to go. BeWilderwood is in Hoveton, very near Wroxham, it’s a lovely area if you are planning a holiday as there is so much to do.
Today we went for a stroll, in the not so deep dark wood and we didn’t see a mouse but the puddle jumping was good. We found our reflections in the rippling ground and jumped on plenty of mole hill mounds. The family fun was nice and good, especially the puddle jumping in the Brampton wood.
Recently when I have been getting “agitated” with the children’s behaviour: the squabbling, bickering and arguing over stupid things, it got me thinking about questioning them. For example the power of “why” is incredible, usually they give me sensible and thoughtful answers. Not childish answers, which surprised me a great deal. There are 5 magic words that will help you with this: why, where, what, when and how!
This post is basically a big “tip” for those of you that struggle to get out of the house in the morning, whether that is for work or the school run in-between. I have been struggling for months in a cycle that literally started off my day in a frustrated, built up way that effected the rest of the day to come. I am pretty sure the children really didn’t like it either. I made one change, to begin with and it changed my entire mood.
No, I am not just talking about the fact my hair looked good, so I needed to capture that in a photo. I am talking about the recent decisions I have been making that effect my family and my work, being a working mum you have to consider the balance on both sides. Recently there has been an equal balance of work and family, but nothing left for myself and so I had to do something.
I adore the beach at Wells-Next-The-Sea, from the carpark with the new Joules hut to the miles and miles of sand. I do not think we have ever been there and had a bad experience, it’s great for the dogs and the children as there is just so much to do and so much space to explore too.
In one of my “mindfulness” moments I asked my Uncle if he could share a poem on my blog, he is very creative and I am glad I have someone who I can share creativity with. I have been trying to find more time for me lately, doing the things I love and reading some of my Uncle’s poems really inspires me to start writing again. I downloaded “Headspace” from the App Store this week and I am going to try and start doing a bit of meditation, clear my head before the busy life. Take 10 minutes to think about nothing at all and see what magic sparks from the blank canvas. And what better way to kick off this creative train of thought than with a thought provoking and inspiring poem…
As you may have gathered from the title of this post, it is just a little walk (30 minutes to be precise) that I was able to practice getting the focus right on my new lens. What’s the point of having these wonderful things if you can’t take gorgeous photos of your family with them? So this is the Sony Alpha camera that I got for Christmas with a 50mm (f1.8) lens on. It takes amazing photos. I love them.
Growing up I was not very confident about my body, my self esteem was quite low. That’s not to say I wasn’t confident, as I was in terms of speaking to peers and grown ups. I could read before I started school and would read to the class in reception. I didn’t like my body though. I am going to use how I felt growing up to try and encourage, using confidence building techniques, my children as they grow up.
As some of you may have noticed, Saturday was my 34th birthday and Hubby got me a new “awesome” lens for my new Sony Alpha camera. I was so excited that I kind of forced us to go out for a nice walk. It did us good to get some fresh air but both Mummy and Daddy were not feeling very well, Isla was poorly on Friday and so it wasn’t the most magical of experiences. But, I did get some lovely photo’s with my new f1.8 lens. Yippee.