Quiet

I feel like I haven’t written for ages, that’s not because I haven’t got anything to say,infact I quite often have too much to say~maybe silence is golden sometimes hehe!

Anyway here I am and I can’t believe we are almost a whole week into October, another year that is simply flying by.

As ever the days and weeks have been busy and full on, not that I would want it another way.

We have been making the most of the weather whilst it’s still reasonable and as the evenings start to get dark so early now we have been trying to squeeze in some seaside walks before it becomes completely dark by 4pm!

That said evenings in front of the fire are beckoning and that’s always lovely too, although if truth be told once the fire is on you can guarantee I won’t be awake for long!

In other news I have become a fully fledged grown up and purchased a slow cooker, yes at the age of 41yrs not only have I brought one but I have managed to cook dinner in it and actually left the house whilst it was on (those of you who know me well will understand!)

Happy Friday everyone.❤x

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Wednesday night woes

Today’s #humpday is sponsored by the pain of gel polish removal and of course the teenage delight! Now as we are all aware the children had 6 weeks off for the summer. Those 6 weeks gave plenty of time to have nails painted beautifully etc. However the beautiful nail polish isn’t allowed in school, this is a fact well known by all. However of course said nail polish was still not removed this morning in time for school because it had been left to the last minute and she couldn’t get it off in time~marvellous! Fortunately for her, my wonderful better half came to her rescue and assured the school that it would be off tonight ready for school tomorrow.

Cue a trip to purchase more remover and more time then spent removing it, obviously I was no help at all and just hurt her nails when I was assisting her but hey ho!

Finally her fingers are polish free and she starts getting ready for her bath, the bath that clearly she felt would regulate it’s own depth and obviously didn’t need any attention from her so she was free to sashay around her untidy bedroom singing and looking at herself in the mirror of course!

Meanwhile because I have nothing better to do with my evening I go into the bathroom and turn the taps off literally before the bath overflows and she announces that she was just coming to do that~seriously?!

All that’s left now is to wait until her ‘quick’ hour long bath is finally over, after which she will no doubt waltz out leaving the floor flooded and the towels, yes towels (one wouldn’t possibly be sufficient!)soaking wet.
By which time I will probably be too tired to have a bath myself and will resort a super quick shower before falling into bed.
All that and she’s only been home just over 24hrs! Happy#humpday
❤x

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

Sleep?

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

Nat.❤x

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

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

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