🍂 The leaves are starting to scatter
 it can only mean one thing: Autumn is on the way! 

I handed my assignment in
 now the waiting of whether I passed or not. It was my final one and so it’s worth 50% of the year. As you can imagine it’s pretty nerve wracking. 

A degree apprenticeship is harder than it looked. Not only do you study the academic aspects of a degree, you also do the apprenticeship side of things. Both have learning and assignments. That’s 8 a year!

On top of working full time and being a parent, oh and a blogger. Yes, it’s been a hard few years. But if we can all just cross fingers that I’ve got more than 40% on this last assignment - I’ll be so happy! đŸ€Ł

Now it’s done I can start looking forward to Autumn. It’s my favourite season and makes me so happy. I’ve got lots of exciting things to share with you over the next few weeks
 an Autumnal themed competition for one!

What do you love about Autumn? 🍂 

#mummyphotoaday ~ leaves 

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✏ What a week
These 2 threw themselves back into đ˜€đ—°đ—”đ—Œđ—Œđ—č without any issues and completely smashed it! Isla has joined her big brother again as she started secondary school. She is still a bit nervous, it must be daunting having so many people in the year and it’s such a big school. Noah seems to have seamlessly transitioned into year 8.⁣
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They’ve been told they can leave their blazers at home, due to the đ—”đ—Č𝗼𝘁𝘄𝗼𝘃đ—Č, but they’ve both worn them all day. đŸ„” I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄đ—Č𝗼𝘁đ—Č𝗿 𝘄đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿 already, not sweaty weather! Clearly chose the wrong photo prompt for mummyphotoaday! ⁣
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On another note I’ve been head down studying for my very final assignment for đ˜‚đ—»đ—¶. Deadline is Tuesday, so forgive me if you do not hear from me for a few days. I am so excited to finish, it will be one of my biggest achievements. ⁣
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How has your transition back to school/work or uni life been this week? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗼𝗰𝗾 đ˜đ—Œ đ˜€đ—°đ—”đ—Œđ—Œđ—č 

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đŸ€žđŸ»â€â™€ïž Come and see a đ—±đ—źđ˜† đ—¶đ—» đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—čđ—¶đ—łđ—Č of a gymnast by Isla! She wanted to show you the kinds of things they get up to in class and hopefully inspire some new, budding, gymnasts.⁣
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𝗚𝘆đ—șđ—łđ—¶đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜† is a brilliant club for children to learn a new skill. Not only has Isla been learning gymnastics but also confidence. She is a different girl to what started a few years ago, she loves going to class and absolutely loves the girls in her group.⁣
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I’m hoping Isla has got her level 6, which she is currently working towards. đ—”đ˜„đ—źđ—żđ—±đ˜€ week are every quarter where we get to see how close Isla is to the next level up. The girls love working towards the star of the week each class too! ⁣
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If you’re interested in Gymfinity then please use my code 𝗠𝗹𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get đ—¶đ—»đ˜€đ—œđ—¶đ—żđ—Čđ—± from seeing Isla, it would make her day
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Thank you @gymfinitykids for helping Isla with her confidence and gymnastics skills. 
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#prgifted Isla gets her lessons partially funded in exchange for us showing you what she gets up to.
We had a chilled weekend, the last of the Summer Holidays, no plans and just us. The kids still have a few days at home this week but we wanted to start getting in a good đ—żđ—Œđ˜‚đ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Č: bedtime and waking up!⁣
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Saturday we went for a lovely walk after stuffing our faces at the Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet. The walk around the marina is so lovely, look at that 𝘀𝗾𝘆? ⁣
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Sunday we spent most of the day chilling at the side of another lake, Grafham. It felt very hot with little wind, the sun was đ—Żđ—żđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜. We had a mini badminton tournament & the kids bounced on the pillow.  They love it there. I finally got to take Isla to see Barbie last night too: I was gutted the Barbie box had been taken down.⁣
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I do love weekends like this when it’s just chilled and there’s no rushing to get places. Now we have a couple of days to get back into a routine and prepare for 𝘀đ—Čđ—°đ—Œđ—»đ—±đ—źđ—żđ˜† school. đŸ˜± ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗩𝗾𝘆 & đ—•đ—żđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ ⁣
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Win a fantastic back to school and uni bundle of Stabilo stationery

Win a fantastic back to school and uni bundle of Stabilo stationery

As you all know I have a rather large obsession with stationery, so when Stabilo asked if we could do a giveaway I jumped at the chance. I love their new highlighter desk sets. This competition is to celebrate back to school and back to university, with 2 prize bundles of Stabilo stationery for 2 lucky winners. When entering just let me know which bundle you would like to win: school or uni. It's that simple! VIEW the POST

Get back to school ready with high street retailer Ryman

Get back to school ready with high street retailer Ryman

I do love stationery, there is no denying it and when Ryman reached out to send Isla the Magic & Sparkle Bundle set we jumped at the chance. Ryman have a wide range of products that you can easily grab on the high street, all shapes and sizes and they are also currently offering a 10 for ÂŁ10 range too. Perfect for stocking up the back packs ready for back to school. VIEW the POST

Settling your children in a back to school routine

Settling your children in a back to school routine

With the back to school photos covering social media; perfectly poised children and their perfectly ironed uniforms. It made me think about what we do to prepare for the back to school routine. It's quite difficult going from little study to full on study and this year the kids have more homework than before. Different schools have different rules. A different routine. VIEW the POST

Four ways to relax when the kids go back to school

Four ways to relax when the kids go back to school

The new school year is upon us, which means parents are breathing a sigh of relief after being constantly occupied by their children for the span of the summer holidays. While the school terms bring their own unique forms of stress and strife, they’re a chance for parents to relax into a routine, following some of their own pursuits a little more closely than they could over the summer. If you’re a mum or dad looking to unwind while the kids are at school, check out the four tips provided that’ll help you to unwind, relax and enjoy a kid-free space.VIEW the POST

Back to school fun with Moj Moj #MojMojBackToSchool

Back to school fun with Moj Moj #MojMojBackToSchool

Isla loves collectibles, especially those in a surprise bag. She just loves opening them. When she heard Moj Moj were sending her a Back to School pack she was very excited. The squishy little toys, that squeeze into the tightest of spaces are still as cute as ever and she now has a few more to tick off the collectors sheet!  VIEW the POST

Back to school: Preparing for year 3 and win your own packed lunch bag

Back to school: Preparing for year 3 and win your own packed lunch bag

With our back to school this year we now have a year 3 and year 2 student. This marks quite a milestone in the children's school as Noah now moves around to the big playground. And that we no longer receive the government free school dinners for him, as that only goes up to year 2. So Noah had a choice to go with school dinners or a packed lunch. He chose packed lunch obviously!  VIEW the POST