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Any one else have different drinks for different reasons? 𝗧đ—Č𝗼 is my morning go to. đ—–đ—Œđ—łđ—łđ—Čđ—Č is my special treat when we’re out. đ—›đ—Œđ˜ đ—°đ—”đ—Œđ—°đ—Œđ—č𝗼𝘁đ—Č warms me up after a chilly Autumnal walk.⁣
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I’m very excited that tomorrow is October. One of my favourite months, I love the transition to 𝘀𝘄đ—Č𝗼𝘁đ—Č𝗿 𝘄đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿, crunchy leaves and cosy nights under a blanket. ⁣
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Thank you to everyone that joined in with #đ—ș𝘂đ—șđ—șđ˜†đ—œđ—”đ—Œđ˜đ—Œđ—źđ—±đ—źđ˜† this month. I really appreciate it, despite me not being in it wholeheartedly. It’s been nice seeing your photos everyday, cheered me up. ⁣
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𝘈𝘳𝘩 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜«đ˜°đ˜Ș𝘯đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Ș𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜” đ˜„đ˜ąđ˜ș 𝘰𝘧 đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜±đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜ł? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—°đ—Œđ—łđ—łđ—Čđ—Č⁣
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The 𝗰𝗼𝗾đ—Č was previously gifted by @patisserievalerie , it’s the best Autumnal cake we’ve ever seen and tasted! 

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đŸ„‚ We kicked off my favourite season at a lovely wedding for one my favourite people on Saturday. 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂đ—șđ—» 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 đ—șđ—Čđ—șđ—Œđ—żđ˜† 𝗾đ—Čđ—Čđ—œđ˜€đ—źđ—žđ—Č𝘀 on special days. ⁣
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It’s such a đ—œđ—żđ—¶đ˜ƒđ—¶đ—čđ—Č𝗮đ—Č 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 đ—»đ—źđ˜ƒđ—¶đ—Žđ—źđ˜đ—Č things again is going to take time.⁣
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đ˜đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜„ 𝘱 𝘳𝘩𝘱𝘮𝘰𝘯 đ˜”đ˜° đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜” đ˜„đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜¶đ˜± đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜ș𝘩𝘱𝘳? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘂đ—șđ—»âŁ
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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 𝗩𝘂đ—șđ—șđ—Č𝗿 (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 đ—źđ—±đ˜ƒđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—Č𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀đ—șđ—¶đ—čđ—Čđ—± 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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đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘾𝘱𝘮 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜źđ˜°đ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜šđ˜¶đ˜źđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜ł?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿 ⁣
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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! 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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đŸ„Ÿ We spent the day đ—”đ—¶đ—žđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž around the Peaks. I just love it up there, the landscape is so beautiful. Hubby had a route on his trail app and we just went for it. ⁣This was one of my favourite photos as we walked out of the woodland, perfect for today’s photo challenge. 
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I feel full of smiles this evening for it: not only did we smash over 𝟭𝟰𝗾đ—ș today, we had a lovely day together. It was nice to have chats with my babies, they seemed so grown up. Isla and I had a long conversation about how our bodies change over the years and Noah talked a lot about football with Daddy.⁣
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Isla said when we got to the top of Mam Tor how she loved this walk as we had a nice đ—°đ—”đ—źđ˜. It melted my heart. She’s right. It was so nice to just chat. She asked me a million questions, it was nice to know she trusted me with the things on her mind. ⁣
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There was another moment where both Noah and Isla held my đ—”đ—źđ—»đ—±đ˜€. I didn’t want that to end, it’s not very often Noah does this anymore. It was another special moment.⁣
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This walk is full of unstable terrain, steep inclines and absolutely đ—¶đ—»đ—°đ—żđ—Čđ—±đ—¶đ—Żđ—čđ—Č views. You will need the right footwear and a full camera battery! ⁣
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📍 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘁đ—čđ—Čđ˜đ—Œđ—», Peak District⁣
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đŸ—ș đ—§đ—żđ—źđ—¶đ—č route ~ Cave Dale, Mam Tor, Lose Hill Summit and back to Castleton⁣
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🚗 ~ đ—Łđ—źđ—żđ—žđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž was free along the road out of Castleton, as it forks off from Arthur’s Way⁣
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đ˜đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜­đ˜°đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Ž? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—Żđ—Œđ—žđ—Čđ—” 

đŸ“· See my stories for more of our walk & I will be sharing photos all week.

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“𝘐𝘧 đ˜Șđ˜”â€™đ˜Ž đ˜Łđ˜°đ˜”đ˜© đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜łđ˜Ș𝘧đ˜șđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜źđ˜ąđ˜»đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜Žđ˜©đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜„ đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜§đ˜Ș𝘯đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ș đ˜±đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜”â€. đ—˜đ—żđ—źđ—±đ—ź.⁣
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What do you take from this quote? To me it’s about looking beyond your fears as đ—Œđ—œđ—œđ—Œđ—żđ˜đ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Č𝘀 lie underneath. After all a risk is not always a negative. ⁣
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There’s a lot of plates spinning at the moment personally, work and uni. I’m trying to keep calm and focus on bite size chunks so that I can get over the line. The đ—łđ—¶đ—»đ—¶đ˜€đ—” line is in sight for uni and I’m going to put that fear to one side and try super hard to get to it.⁣
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đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜”â€™đ˜Ž 𝘯𝘩đ˜čđ˜” 𝘰𝘯 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜”đ˜°-đ˜„đ˜° 𝘭đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜”? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜‚đ—»đ—±đ—Čđ—żđ—»đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—” ⁣

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đŸ„‚ Last night Hubby and I had a đ—»đ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ off being Mummy & Daddy. We celebrated our friend’s 50th and had a blast. It was so nice to unwind with so many good friends.⁣
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We got home at 3am and the soles of my feet have blisters from all the dancing. 💃 I think that says it all! The đ—œđ—źđ—żđ˜đ˜† was just perfect and the playlist was one brilliant sing along track after the other.⁣
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I didn’t wake up until 10:45am (which is unheard of) just in time to watch the đ—Ÿđ—¶đ—Œđ—»đ—Č𝘀𝘀đ—Č𝘀. What a cracking game. Now it’s a slow afternoon before the kids come home.⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜‚đ—»đ˜„đ—¶đ—»đ—± ⁣
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4 Steps towards planning the perfect Christmas party

4 Steps towards planning the perfect Christmas party

Christmas is the perfect time to bring everyone you love together, so you can reconnect and enjoy being in one another’s company during the festive season. Daily life can often get in the way of being able to spend time with the people who you care about, which is why it is so important to make the most of any opportunities for celebration that come your way. So, what better way to celebrate Christmas with your friends and family than to host a Christmas party? Here are four steps towards planning the perfect Christmas party that you can use in order to help you create the event of your dreams. VIEW the POST

2019 photo challenge February day 16

2019 photo challenge February day 16

Today's keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 16, is "heart". My #heart is all over this weather at the moment... the sunny, cold, days are lovely. I’ve found lots of new places to walk the dogs too and that makes me feel very happy! I can’t wait to explore a little more of the new area we live with the kiddies! Wrapping up with a hat and scarf too... perfecto. #mummyphotoaday VIEW the POST

2019 photo challenge February day 15

Today’s keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 15, is “together”. We had a night without the kiddies last night. First time in months. Possibly years. It felt completely bizarre waking up without them today. It’s funny how you desperately yearn for a break, just to sit and drink your tea whilst it’s hot (without the kids bickering around your feet). But once you get it, it just doesn’t feel right not being #together. I love this crazy faced boy. He’s really starting to grow up and challenge behaviours now. Albeit he doesn’t question his own. I have to make sure he stops bullying his sister, keep the tantrums to a minimum but maintain his happy and loving personality. Hmmmmmm…. how do I do that?! #mummyphotoaday

2019 photo challenge February day 14

2019 photo challenge February day 14

Today's keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 14, is "love". My #love... my rock.... my world... my best friend.... my strength.... my weakness.... my heart. Who has given me the best thing in the world: my children. Times get hard. But times get better. That’s the lesson I’ve learnt as we spend our 12th Valentines Day together... happy Valentine’s Day people #mummyphotoaday VIEW the POST

2019 photo challenge February day 13

2019 photo challenge February day 13

Today's keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 13, is "red". I love seeing all the #redthis time of year... beautiful bouquets waiting to be gifted to a loved one, fun gifts and thoughtful gifts. I’m glad I have the day off on Valentine’s Day as I am going to try out my new @officialcricut_uk machine and goodies... I wonder what I’ll make! Have a super day filled with love everyone #mummyphotoaday VIEW the POST

2019 photo challenge February day 12

Today’s keyword for the #mummyphotoaday photo challenge, February day 12, is “hat”. To hat, or not to hat. That is the question! On a serious note though, it makes me feel frozen to my core when it’s icy cold and people do not have their hats on. Noah refuses to wear one. He must have the most cold ears. I wear my bobble hat in the house, let alone outside! It frustrates me, sometimes, that my children have strong wills. But I know that it will get them far in life if they can learn to be tolerant & patient. That should keep me busy for the next 15 years! #mummyphotoaday