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



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


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


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.

I do hope that you are enjoying this sunny Monday~don’t forget for more daily updates you can also follow me here.❤x

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Dear Sleep it would appear you dislike me as much as I dislike you but come on can’t we call a truce or something?

This is getting crazy, the heat clearly isn’t helping but even so can’t you give a girl a break, the occasional reasonable night’s sleep really isn’t much to keep me functioning and even coffee is struggling to help out!

Between lack of shut eye, night terrors and involuntarily falling out of bed I am beginning to start taking this insomnia business personally although quite frankly it’s not me it is you!

I would be quite happy to negotiate with you, and would appreciate your input into this matter.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Many thanks


(A sleep deprived, unorganised and chaotic woman, surviving on coffee, coffee, more coffee and the occasional few hours of sleep!).

Birthday Girl

Having just got used to having a teenager in the house~somehow another year has passed and she’s now 14yrs old!

14~the years are whizzing by so quick, it makes you want to slow time down just a little, slow it down and really appreciate it, each and every moment.

So here’s wishing my big girl a very happy birthday she may be the eldest and be growing taller than me every day but she’ll always be my little helly bear with the big heart whom I am very proud of and always will be.❤x

Things that go bump

Today’s #humpday is brought to you courtesy of falling out of bed last night! Yes I kid you not at the age of 40yrs after another night terror, I landed quite literally with a bump~ fortunately no real damage occurred to me or the furniture although I am sporting a sore ear and shoulder courtesy of my bedside table that got in the way of said mission to fall out of bed hee hee!

All I can say apart from ouch is that you have to laugh and thank goodness my lovely boyfriend was there too otherwise I would of woken up wondering what on earth was going on, mind you I guess that’s no different to most mornings before I’ve had my coffee! Happy Wednesday everyone.❤x