Our Dad

Dad,Daddy,Father they come in all shapes and sizes~big,small, short and tall.

All different in their own way but always there to show you the way.

The one you can rely on in good times and bad even when you have driven them round the bend (sorry Dad!).

Although these things shouldn’t be reserved for just one day~today is a good day to celebrate Dad’s and everything they mean to us.

So with that in mind I say the biggest thanks to my wonderful Dad, here through thick and thin, for us all~we really couldn’t ask for more.

Happy fathers day to the best Dad( and grandad)a girl could ever wish for.

Love you lots Dad.❤x

Day off?!

Today is my day off if there really is such a thing. I started early with the sole intention of going into one shop to take something back, having parked just outside town I was making my way quite happily when I realised I had left the one bag I needed in the car. So I headed back to the car to collect it.

Next I arrive at the shop to be informed it can’t be returned in store~marvellous!

Having congratulated myself on parking just outside out of town which only cost me 50p I decided that a trip to Costa could of course be justified, I’m yet to justify nipping into Greggs too but If you give me time I’m sure I’ll find a reason why an apple Danish for breakfast was necessary!

By the time I got home there was washing to sort and food shopping to do.

I’ve been put on an almost total coffee ban by my loved ones and have survived the day on only two cups which I feel is pretty impressive.

That said it’s been a nice sunny day and although I am on a mission to try and lose my tan lines and get some colour on my legs I’ve spent the day in jeans so whilst the rest of my body continues to tan, my legs are super white and quite frankly I look like some kind of zebra with odd stripes hee hee.

Still it’s only Monday so with a bit of luck if the weather continues to be nice I might just get them to look slightly off white before I have to wear a dress in a few weeks time.

Hoping you’ve all had a happy Monday.❤x

Our Time

Life is busy, lets face it quite often there is just not enough hours in the day. So when time allows there is nothing I like more than a cosy date night at home.

With four small people in our lives, having some time together is precious and something we grab with both hands to make the most of whenever we can.When we do get some much needed wind down time, we like to make sure we have all the essentials.

Obviously we need to decide what we are going to watch, this could be a difficult decision but one thing we can both agree on is that whatever we watch we want good quality viewing.

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First ensure you have wonderful company to join you (never a problem here!).

Next up food and drink, I cant think of anything better than a nice glass(or 2) of wine and some yummy chocolate to enjoy.

Candles are a lovely touch and provide a nice warm ambience, during the winter we will often have the fire on too, again adding a warm cosy glow.

Have a choice of programmes/films to watch,In my case I often find tissues are handy too,as we all know I am a soppy devil at heart so if we are watching anything vaguely romantic I am likely to shed a tear or 20!

There you have it, my top tips for a cosy date night in~just make sure you stay awake long enough to enjoy it.

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Our~Time

Life is busy, lets face it quite often there is just not enough hours in the day.            So when time allows there is nothing I like more than a cosy date night at home.

With four small people in our lives, having some time together is precious and something we grab with both hands to make the most of whenever we can.When we do get some much needed wind down time, we like to make sure we have all the essentials.

Obviously we need to decide what we are going to watch, this could be a difficult decision but one thing we can both agree on is that whatever we watch we want good quality viewing.

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Panasonic have a great range of smart televisions that offer superb picture quality with an extensive range of channels and entertainment features.
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Moving on to the next essentials.

First ensure you have wonderful company to join you (never a problem here!).

Next up food and drink, I cant think of anything better than a nice glass(or 2) of wine and some yummy chocolate to enjoy.

Candles are a lovely touch and provide a nice warm ambience, during the winter we will often have the fire on too, again adding a warm cosy glow.

Have a choice of programmes/films to watch,In my case I often find tissues are handy too,as we all know I am a soppy devil at heart so if we are watching anything vaguely romantic I am likely to shed a tear or 20!

There you have it, my top tips for a cosy date night in~just make sure you stay awake long enough to enjoy it.

*this is a sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions are my own*

My Boy

My blonde hair brown eye boy is 12 today.
Even as I type this I can’t believe it.
Each year seems to pass quicker than the one before.

Tbese 12 yrs have certainly flown by.
My little Ads is growing up to be a lovely young man, whom I am very proud of, he’s always got a hug for his Mum and makes me smile everyday.

He was excited last night as ever and went to bed wondering how he would ever get to sleep,whilst I was wondering how long I would have in bed before my inevitable early wake up call!

Oh to feel such excitement~my darling boy may you always be so carefree and happy.

So heres wishing my boy a happy, happy birthday and no matter how old you are you’ll always be ‘my little Ads’.❤x

Oh dear

Is anyone’s car almost an extension of there home or is it just me?

I’ve been searching high and low for a skirt for a couple of days now, having just been to the car for something totally unskirt related, I lifted up the lawnmower (don’t ask!) and there it was in a bag amongst some other bits and bobs. Why I didn’t think to look there In the first place I’ll never know!

That said all this is coming from the one who just found her keys in the fruit bowl and got dressed with a vest top on back to front!

Nothing surprises me anymore but hey ho it’s Friday that’s got to be a reason to smile.❤️x

Trips and stumbles

Busy day here again, this afternoon was a trip quite literally to the park.

2 adults and 6 kids~5 of whom were in my care!

The reason I say it was literally a trip is because yours truly did a spectacular trip and launched/stumbled myself around the kids swings narrowly missing a big puddle of mud.

I did however manage not to drop the youngest (3yr old) whom I was helping out of the large swing seat so I count that as a definite bonus.

Right at the last minute I managed to steady myself just before I feared I was going face down into that yucky brown stuff. What I must of looked like to everyone else I dread to think! Still I Styled it out (I think) and had a good giggle too.

Well if you can’t embarrass the kids now and then what’s the point in being a parent~ hee hee.

Happy #humpday to you all.❤️x

No one told me.

No one told me that one day I would move away from my family( and miss them being close by)but make wonderful new friends at the same time.

No one told me that one day I would be a parent, they didn’t tell me that for 5 years I would be doing that job alone.

No one told me that after those years I would meet someone who does so much for us, I don’t have to parent alone anymore.

No one told me that some days I would be arguing with miniature versions of myself one minute and laughing at the craziness of them the next.

No one told me my heart would be so full and that one day I would stand outside getting wet repairing a trampoline in the rain because I know it will make them happy, and their happiness means more to me than they will ever know.

No one told me these things because no one knew. No one has a crystal ball, we can’t predict the future, but what we can do is make the most of every day. Forgive when we need to, start each day afresh.

Love with all of our hearts .

Make each and every day count.

❤️x

Numbers

Last night was one of those times when you really have to question your own ability as a full fledged adult and I’ll tell you why.

I was paying for my car parking using my debit card~or should I say attempting to pay for it~after 3 unsuccessful attempts at entering my pin, whilst confidently declaring that there simply must be a fault with the machine itself, I decided to phone my daughter and ask her if she could remember it.

Upon answering the phone she was unable to hide the disbelief in her voice aswell as the amusement!

She then confirmed the PIN number and the fact that I had entered one digit wrong!

Followed by saying ‘oh Mummy, trust you’ oops!

It was a funny end to a lovely eve~we had only one of four kids and went to McDonald’s, then bowling and back home for a quick dip in the hot tub.

Needless to say they beat me at bowling but I’ll let them off for being wonderful company for the eve.

Half~term it may be but there’s lots to do today including dodging the rain showers so I can get outside and repair the trampoline enclosure~wish me luck with that one.

Wishing you all a happy Tuesday.❤️x

Sunset thoughts on a Saturday

I feel I’ve been quite quiet lately on the blogging front~it’s unusual for me to be quiet although I do find that often there’s not much of an in between for that~either I’ll talk for England or won’t say more than two words in one go~I’m sure at times the latter is preferable!

It’s been a funny old week that seems to of stretched on forever.

It’s mainly consisted of being super tired and very much lacking in sleep and arguing with my teenager!

Of course there has been some happy moments too but sometimes they get overshadowed.

I know I’m not the first and certainly won’t be the last parent who is sitting down and thinking over and over about arguments or upset with their children. Wondering if it could of been dealt with differently, and indeed at times wondering what (if anything!)they’ve done wrong to find themselves in these situations.

One thing is for sure this parenting lark isn’t for the faint hearted, and if anyone could please tell me that the teenage years get easier it would be much appreciated~lie if you must but just do it hee hee.

On a happier note I’m typing this as I catch up with the one programme guaranteed to make me smile~first dates. I’ve got my feet up, a candle lit and of course a coffee on the table. All is quiet here in the crazy household, I’m hoping for two things~1. Some sleep and 2. A lie in.

Neither one of those things is guaranteed or indeed likely but hey ho a girl can dream (if sleep permits it of course!). ❤️x