Paddling pool days

Clearly yesterday wasn’t stressful enough so today this happened!

Midway through putting up the tent in not enough space and then trying to get the other paddling pool inside it I nearly lost the plot, started to wonder why on earth I was doing this and then thought back to my own childhood and the answer was clear.

I remember days in the garden with water and dens. I remember my Mum bringing us out a picnic tea and Dad stopping what he was doing to get out `the magic carpet’ for us so we could go on wonderful adventures.
I remember all of those things and how much fun we had and I want my children to have the same memories too.

Memories really do last a lifetime.
Thank you to my lovely parents to giving them to us, in turn I hope I am passing them on to my crazy bunch to enjoy today and to look back on when they are older.
x

So it begins

So today #humpday has gone something like this….

Started off with all good intentions of getting lots done. First things first we got the food shopping which seemed to take forever and resulted in buying what felt like a whole freezer full of ice creams and nothing particularly useful thereafter!

Once home it then seemed like a good idea to try and find the paddling pool (of which we have multiple of!)after what seemed like an eternity moving boxes and literally praying that I wouldn’t see any mice or spiders in the garage, it turned out the damn thing was outside in a storage box all the time.

Obviously setting it up was never going to be an easy experience and after discovering that two vital plugs where missing I decided that I would mend it myself with some bottle tops and masking tape~blue peter eat your heart out! To be fair it was all going reasonably well until the camping chair I was sitting on broke and my backside went right through the material leaving me stuck in the chair on the hard ground, not my finest moment but hey ho you have to laugh.

By this point I was very hot and bothered but we were going out for a walk along the seafront which is always good. That said I somehow managed to go the wrong way (don’t even ask!) and arrived late as usual with no handbag or purse. I did however remember the doughnuts and some cold coffee which is just fab in this weather. The coffee decided to make a bid for freedom and leaked all into my bag and onto to the doughnuts too~marvellous.

Just when I felt that I was actually done for the day, it becomes apparent that I do in fact need two new tyres. Needless to say I am less than thrilled about that unplanned purchase even more so as it’s only day one of the kids being off for the summer.

I am now currently waiting patiently for my hot water bottle to freeze in an attempt to get cool tonight and maybe even get some sleep in my bed which could also be mistaken for a sauna!

Happy #humpday. ❤x

Hey hey it’s another sunny Tuesday.

Which means two things~firstly it’s my last morning of peace before the big two finish school for the summer and secondly it’s also date night which I just love.

It gives us much needed time together to chill out and recharge our batteries.

With a 2:4 ratio we are forever outnumbered but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

It’s been a busy old week despite me being off already for the summer. We have made the most of these wonderful summer days and evenings by the seaside planning our next adventures as we cooked lunch at the beach and chilled out with what we lovingly call `The bus` our fab 7 seater which is loved by us all.

On Saturday we attended a wonderful wedding and had a really lovely day celebrating, and yes I shed a few tears which was to be expected hehe but hey true love is a wonderful thing and I defy anyone not to feel the emotion.

When we got home and got all 4 into bed we literally high fived one another, both feeling proud of our little family.

I could go on to talk about blended family life but that’s a story for another day.

So as the summer holidays are now officially in sight, I’m hoping for sunshine, patience and maybe even a win on the lottery to get me through!!

A girl can dream right.❤x

The holidays are coming

Hey hey it’s another sunny Tuesday.
Which means two things~firstly it’s  my last morning of peace before the big two finish school for the summer and secondly it’s also date night which I just love.

It gives us much needed time together to chill out and recharge our batteries.
With a 2:4 ratio we are forever outnumbered but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

It’s been a busy old week despite me being off already for the summer. We have made the most of these wonderful summer days and evenings by the seaside planning our next adventures as we cooked lunch at the beach and chilled out with what we lovingly call `The bus` our fab 7 seater which is loved by us all.

On Saturday we attended a wonderful wedding and had a really lovely day celebrating, and yes I shed a few tears which was to be expected hehe but hey true love is a wonderful thing and I defy anyone not to feel the emotion.

When we got home and got all 4 into bed we literally high fived one another, both feeling proud of our little family.
I could go on to talk about blended family life but that’s a story for another day.

So as the summer holidays are now officially in sight, I’m hoping for sunshine, patience and maybe even a win on the lottery to get me through!!

A girl can dream right.❤x

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Chapters

Life is like a book,it’s made up of stories,pictures and words.

Some chapters are fun and exciting,some are slow and may even seem a little dull.
Some we want to last forever and never end.
Others we want to skip through quickly hoping that better things are waiting for us around that corner,with a turn of a page or 2.

These chapters are shaped by our lives, our hopes,dreams and disappointment.

They are narrated by us,read by others and at times judged by those who feel they have to the right to do so.

Some people may even be jealous of your story, to that I say go ahead and write your own story, fill your book with chapters of love and happiness.

May the happy pages outweigh the sad ones, may the good times prevail. May love guide and protect you whilst you navigate this crazy life.

All the while never forgetting that it’s never too late to turn a page and use that blank paper to rewrite your dreams and bring them to life.

To everyone who makes my very own book the bright, colourful, funny,crazy, page turning ‘novel’ that it is, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, you are all fabulous and I love sharing the highs and lows with you all.
Much love.❤x

Schools out for the summer

Whilst writing this morning I had the voice of the voice over guy from Big Brother in my head~ ‘it’s day one of the summer holidays in the crazy household. Mum is feeling very happy this morning as she has coffee in her hand and despite being off for the next 7 weeks still has one week of freedom because the kids don’t break up until next week, Mum is considerably happier about this than the kids!!’

Obviously I was awake ridiculously early and I although didn’t set an actual alarm clock, my wake up call was the teenage delights dulcit tones inquiring where she might find her school uniform, I am in no doubt that as well as alerting me to this major crisis the whole neighbourhood is now also fully aware too!

Despite all the joys of a school morning I can smile and wave them off, knowing I will have at least 7 hours of uninterrupted peace which I will savour before the fun and games of the summer holiday truly begin.❤x

Exploring

As another wonderful weekend comes to a close,I’m thinking about all the lovely things we have done and just how lucky we are to have such amazing places on our doorstep.

We have walked,explored and laughed lots. Enjoying the beautiful sunshine and the breathtaking scenery.

I couldn’t ask for more.❤x

Lazy Sunday

It’s 9pm on this lovely Sunday eve and I’m sat with a candle on, feet up about to watch the new series of Unforgotten.

I have ironing that needs doing and housework too but do I feel guilty about that? No I do not! For two reasons the first one being that I’m officially off work now for the summer and secondly let’s face it, it will all still be there tomorrow.

It’s been another wonderful weekend that has gone by in a flash.

I am determined to somehow make myself slow down and try and get some rest. Some sleep at night would be ideal but hey ho one step at a time and all that.
Happy Sunday to you all. ❤x

Coffee~Break

I’m not really sure that I can justify this as a ‘coffee break’ as I haven’t really achieved much so far this morning! I have however dropped the teenage delight off at school, bleached the toilet and wandered aimlessly around Tesco mainly getting things that weren’t on my list~although in my defence I left said list at home on the table oops!
That said it was very nice and as it’s my day off that’s what counts today I say.

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