🍂 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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Silent Sunday photography challenge: 20 September 2020 #SilentSunday

Silent Sunday photography challenge: 20 September 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 20 September 2020. We have had an odd week, it should have been the kids first full week back at school and Isla fell sick. So, she had 2 days at home. Thankfully by the end of the week, everyone was OK. We made the most of our day together yesterday and went out on the river; Daddy and Isla on the Paddleboard, Noah in a kayak and Mummy in a kayak. It was good fun. VIEW the POST

Silent Sunday photography link up: 13 September 2020 #SilentSunday

Silent Sunday photography link up: 13 September 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 13 September 2020. I had a little break from this over the past couple of weeks but we are back, just as the kids have gone back to school. How has everyone found the transition? This photo is from last Sunday when we took a visit to Norfolk to celebrate the end of the Summer Holidays. We had a lovely day. VIEW the POST

Silent Sunday photography link up: 23 August 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 23 August 2020. This week the grown ups have been back to work, albeit at home still, and the children have been at Summer Camp – dance and sports all week. They have loved it. We usually use around 4-5 weeks of camps at Summer but this year only had the option to use 2 weeks (due to COVID-19). The next 2 weeks we have to juggle kids and work, like homeschooling without the homeschooling. Wish us luck.

16 August 2020 #SilentSunday

16 August 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 16 August 2020. We have had a lovely week off together as a family; we explored around the Peak District and had some well earned chill time at the end of the week too. Ready to tackle the last few weeks of the Summer Holidays and then a new normal with Back to School. It's been nice to wind down. VIEW the POST

9 August 2020 #SilentSunday

9 August 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 9 August 2020. This photo is from our impromptu trip to Cambridge yesterday, we went out for a meal to celebrate Daddy's birthday (this coming Tuesday) and it was so nice. We splashed in the new stream area at Sheep's Green. Its the perfect place to spend a silent Sunday. VIEW the POST

2 August 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 2 August 2020. We have enjoyed the first week of the Summer Holidays as the kiddies went to Summer camp. It wasn’t the same, as there was a lot of measures in place for keeping distance and ensuring the kids are well. However, the kiddies still had fun. We also had a fun beach trip to kick off the Summer and it was nice to feel the breeze and the sand between our toes.

26 July 2020 #SilentSunday

26 July 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 26 July 2020. We are officially into the Summer Holidays. Woohoo. To celebrate we went to the beach and let our hair down. This photo was us leaping into the holiday break, in style! What are you doing for the Summer? I would love to know in the comments below. VIEW the POST

19 July 2020 #SilentSunday

19 July 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 19 July 2020. I am truly sorry that I missed last weekend, as some of you may have seen I spent the night in hospital with Noah and therefore didn't have time or any signal in order to make the post. Serves me right for not scheduling it up. This photo is from one of our dog walks this week, thankfully Noah's pains cleared up quite quickly. VIEW the POST

5 July 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 5 July 2020. We have had a nice few weeks. Not much has changed for us, we are still distancing and still only really socialising with our household. We have seen a couple of people, grandparents and a coupe of friends, distanced, but other than that we are just us. We had a nice trip to the beach, it was pretty empty and the fresh air was perfect. What have you been doing?

28 June 2020 #SilentSunday

28 June 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 28 June 2020. The last Sunday of June 2020, another month done in lockdown! This week we have had another lockdown birthday in the family and the kiddies have had 2 trips to the beach. Once on the hot day and once on the rainy day. I love their sense of adventure. VIEW the POST

21 June 2020 #SilentSunday

21 June 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 21 June 2020. Have you enjoyed the thunderstorms this week? We managed to get out and about in amongst the rainclouds. There has been some extremes in weather this week, the garden is certainly happy about it. Lots of beautiful colours popping up! VIEW the POST

7 June 2020 #SilentSunday

7 June 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 7 June 2020. We haven't changed much in our lockdown routine, we haven't driven to far away places (much as we would love to) and we haven't gone for days out anywhere. We are still at home, enjoying the garden and walks that are nearby. I am still a bit anxious to go in a place where there will be a large amount of people. This week we have been for a walk with Nanny & Grandad and my Mumma came over to help me with the roses in the garden. Which has been just lovely. What have you been up to? VIEW the POST

31 May 2020 #SilentSunday

31 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 31 May 2020. We have made it through May during lockdown. Another month in these very unusual circumstances. I am hopeful that by the end of July that things will start to be a little more normal. It would be nice to let the children hug their grandparents again. What do you think? VIEW the POST

24 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 24 May 2020. What a tropical weekend it has been so far? We went for a walk yesterday morning and it was definitely a 4 Seasons in one Day kind of day! (Yes, I love Crowded House). We haven’t really managed to spend a lot of time on our new furniture yet due to the high winds. Hoping to have a nice photo for you next weekend. This one was from our walk.

17 May 2020 #SilentSunday

17 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 17 May 2020. This photo was from our dog walk yesterday. Daddy went on the kayak and met us at the rivers edge for a picnic, then we walked alongside the river back home. Daddy is super fast in the kayak, the kiddies had to run to keep up! I just love this photo, the sky looks pretty and the colours of nature look fantastic too. VIEW the POST

10 May 2020 #SilentSunday

10 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 10 May 2020. Today is Isla's 8th birthday and we have a special lockdown party surprise for her. We took this photo on VE Day and I love it, our most recent family photo. I feel so bad that we can't have a family BBQ like we normally do for Isla's birthday but I am sure we can do this later in the Summer. Happy Sunday everyone! VIEW the POST

3 May 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 3 May 2020. I loved this photo, on our nature walk, they told me that this tree was a Birch as it had the white bark. Something they’ve learnt from Minecraft. They have learnt a lot from that game. It’s nice seeing things coming to light. Also, it’s exactly 1 week until little Isla’s birthday, I am prepping for a lockdown birthday. Any ideas are welcome…

26 April 2020 #SilentSunday

26 April 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 26 April 2020. It has been a glorious week of weather. I have been truly grateful for the opportunity to get out in the garden with the kiddies. We have had a relaxed school week this week, namely because Noah had finished all his core work by Wednesday! So we went on nature hikes, watching nature documentaries and played for hours in the padding pool. What about you? VIEW the POST

19 April 2020 #SilentSunday

19 April 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 19 April 2020; the week has flown past. Has it for you? We have been on our first family bike ride for 2020, baked lots of yummy treats and had an afternoon tea at home. My favourite activity has been when we pretended the house was a restaurant. The kids loved it. This photo was from our bike ride. VIEW the POST

5 April 2020 #SilentSunday

5 April 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 5 April 2020. How is everyone getting on in lockdown? I would love to know your cool ideas for entertaining the children, or yourselves of course! This photo was on Friday when I took Rambo out for his birthday walk, my baby is 13. I can't believe it. VIEW the POST

29 March 2020 #SilentSunday

29 March 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 29 March 2020. Today, would have been my late Grandads 97th birthday and it's also my grandparents wedding anniversary. Today is a sad day, but also a happy one full of memories and I love thinking back to how today would have been a big celebration as a family. We would all be huddled around Grandma's dining table with Grandad at the helm. VIEW the POST

15 March 2020 #SilentSunday

15 March 2020 #SilentSunday

Thanks for coming to #SilentSunday on 15 March 2020. I have been totally consumed by BBC News this week. Half of me is worrying so much I can't think about anything else, the other half of me is trying to carry on as normal. But just cleaning and washing my hands a whole lot more than normal. This photo is of a surprise party we arranged for my Mums birthday, it was successful and she was pleasantly surprised! VIEW the POST