🥂 We kicked off my favourite season at a lovely wedding for one my favourite people on Saturday. 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻 weddings are just beautiful. It’s so nice to get dressed up and make an effort.⁣
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I love this photo (taken by another of my favourite people haha), it’s nice to get little 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽𝘀𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 on special days. ⁣
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It’s such a 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 to be invited to a friend’s wedding. ⁣
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Having a break away from the norm really helped. Being at home all week had been quite painful without Rocky and learning to 𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗲 things again is going to take time.⁣
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𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗻⁣
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🌿 Now I wouldn’t be a typical Brit if I didn’t mention the weather… oh yes, today is the last day of 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 (officially) and so in comes the cosy nights & cold sunshiny days.⁣
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We had a very low key Summer this year, largely because I didn’t want to leave Rocky for long periods (as we knew he was very poorly) and the weather was pretty horrible. But we had some amazing 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 and cried a little… this photo is from our rather large adventure in the Peaks. The furthest I think I’ve ever walked and it was brilliant.⁣
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ğ˜žğ˜©ğ˜¢ğ˜µ 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 ⁣
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🍂 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! 🤣

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 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 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 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲, but they’ve both worn them all day. 🥵 I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 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 𝘂𝗻𝗶. 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 ~ 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 

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🤸🏻‍♀️ Come and see a 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 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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𝗚𝘆𝗺𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 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. 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 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 𝗠𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 from seeing Isla, it would make her day… 🤸🏻‍♀️ ⁣

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 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲: 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 𝘀𝗸𝘆? ⁣
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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 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁. 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 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 school. 😱 ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗦𝗸𝘆 & 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 ⁣
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2019 photo challenge February day 25

2019 photo challenge February day 25

Today's keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 25, is "calm". Does anyone else find this weather makes you feel #calm? The sun shining down on your face is just perfect and very needed. The first half of this walk, the kids were fine and happy. The second half though they bickered a lot. I’m guessing I’ll need a fair few sunny days to keep my cool and calm. Back to school today and it was all systems go go go... did everyone have a good half term? #mummyphotoaday VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 7 2019

Family days in photos Week 7 2019

This week has been a bit calmer, but we had our besties over for the weekend and we got so many things done in the house. It was so productive. We got out and had a nice walk with the children and dogs too. It was nice to make the most out of the weather. Coming home to Daddies roast dinner was a delight too! VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 5 2019

Family days in photos Week 5 2019

This week has been another busy one, but things are definitely calming down as it was last week. The most exciting thing to happen was that little Isla lost her very first tooth. She was so excited about the tooth fairy coming last night. It was very cute. VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 4 2019

Family days in photos Week 4 2019

I feel like there has been a whirlwind of things going on in the first few weeks that now I am not sure what to do with myself. I feel bad for coming home in the evening and chilling on the sofa. It feels weird not having to strip walls, paint or move furniture around. Things have started to slow down. VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 2 2019

Family days in photos Week 2 2019

Week 2 has been incredibly busy, as you have all seen. I had my 36th birthday, the kiddies went back to school and things started to get back to normal - up until we moved house that is. VIEW the POST

Family days in photos Week 1 2019

Family days in photos Week 1 2019

We've had a busy week 1 of 2019. It all started off in Suffolk, where we spent New Years Eve and it was a nice rested New Years Day indeedie. The doggies love their new beds, The Ellen Bed, they do not want to get out of them! This is our week... VIEW the POST

Monday 31 December 2018

This is my last 365 post as next year I am going to be doing weekly posts instead. I have enjoyed posting everyday for the past few years but with other commitments I think weekly will be more manageable… It’s been a difficult year and I am glad we have got through it. I hope everyone has a fantastic 2019. What a way to finish off the year too – my highest listing in Tots100 at number 44. Thank you for everyone that has commented and read my articles. I am really grateful! 🙂

Sunday 30 December 2018

Sunday 30 December 2018

It was nice to relax at Nanny and Grandads today. Nanny cooked a yummy dinner and we all nearly fell asleep from that lovely full up feeling. It's been a busy couple of weeks and having a time out was just what we needed.

Saturday 29 December 2018

We've had a chilled day today. The only day we have had to ourselves. We've been building, sorting and playing. We spent the evening playing Noah's new game: Mario Monopoly and it was fun. Noah did have 3 strops and quit once, but seemed rather pleased with himself when he won!

Thursday 27 December 2018

Thursday 27 December 2018

So today it happened: after 6 weeks of having the Christmas decorations up I took them down! The living room now looks bare. But Isla had fun chilling out and watching YouTube whilst I de-Christmas'd the house. Can you spot her hiding? :)

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Wednesday 26 December 2018

We had another fabulous family day today. We spent the morning cleaning and sorting the house and it felt really good to sort toys, get rid of rubbish and donate some toys to charity too. We then played games and had a fun afternoon at Great Grandmas.

Monday 24 December 2018

Monday 24 December 2018

We had a nice day: we dropped off presents Great Nanny and then went for Christmas drinks at Nanna's. It was nice to see everyone before the storm starts tomorrow. I then cleaned the house, quickly, getting ready for our Christmas visitors. We had a full house for Christmas.

Sunday 23 December 2018

Sunday 23 December 2018

Our plans changed today, we couldn't go and visit our friends due to a potential sickness bug. Boo. We took the opportunity to have a good sort out of our stuff and make room for Christmas 2018. I found a lot of toys too, so Isla and I had fun playing with them.

Friday 21 December 2018

Friday 21 December 2018

We had a quiet day today, Isla was up all night with a horrible cough. So we kept her wrapped up in the warm and Daddy made the Vegan Gravy for Christmas Dinner. Its the Jamie Oliver recipe and THE most delicious gravy I have ever tasted - not one bit of animal product either. So great for everyone. We then went to some friends for dinner which was lovely... :)

Thursday 20 December 2018

Thursday 20 December 2018

Hubby has started prepping for Christmas Day dinner, he is using our new food saver device which keeps food fresh in vacuum packed bags. He's also filling up some mason jars with yummy goodness too. He has made the most delicious cranberry sauce with apples. We can't wait for our Christmas meal!

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Tuesday 18 December 2018

I promised someone pink hair for Christmas, so we did it. It's just a semi-permanent colour so it will wash out. She looks super cute and she really loves it. I love this little lady albeit she is hard work at the moment! 

Monday 17 December 2018

Monday 17 December 2018

I love this photo. Snoopy's little head peeping to the side and Rambo looking  extremely comfortable. These new doggy beds are just amazing. The animals love them and all three of them share. It's like musical dog beds! 

Saturday 15 December 2018

Saturday 15 December 2018

Today we did a lot of sorting in the morning, whilst waiting for Daddy to come back home. Noah has been practising making cups of tea, he has a list of things to tackle for Cubs and making a cup of tea is one of them. I am making sure to show him how I like it best haha :)