Date Night

So last night was date night. Of course I stuck to my usual tradition of always being late, I couldnt decide what to wear and after emptying my wardrobe trying to find the top I was looking for time was fast running away from me.

I was so hot but not in a good way~more the temperature way as in so hot I feared my make up might melt off of my face!

Anyway after leaving the house 30mins later than I had planned and getting stuck in traffic I made it.

We had a lovely evening, despite the restaurant we planned to go to being closed for its christmas do!

I didn’t take a picture last night so am sharing a different one of us.

Happy #humpday everyone, keep smiling.❤x

Oh Monday

It wouldn’t be Monday if I wasn’t sat in the sauna like conditions of the swimming pool waiting for the teenage delight.

The only plus side to this is that the coffee machine is finally working after being out of order for ages!

Thankfully tomorow is Tuesday which also means date night. I am very much looking forward to that although some very inconsiderate insect has decided to nibble my face and has left me with a horrendous bite just under my eye~marvellous!

I am hoping that that one of the following options will work by tomorrow night~

A. The antihistamine cream will actually help and make it disappear.

B.I wake up in the morning and it has miraculously disappeared.

C. I can cover it with enough make up without making myself too orange!

Well a girl can hope.

Happy Monday everyone.❤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

Last first date.

Exactly one year ago, ,I couldn’t find my shoes, didn’t know what to wear, was running late and took the longest route ever as I was about to embark on my last first date.

Exactly one year ago I didn’t know this was to be my last first date but as fate would have it that’s exactly what it was!

May 20th marks the start of a journey, our journey together. So much has happened in this time, it’s gone so quick, the saying goes time flies when your having fun and its certainly fun with lots more exciting adventures to come.

I’ve found my soul~mate,my best friend,all thanks to that ‘crazy little thing called love’ ❤️x

Pull~don’t push.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever pushed a door which clearly said pull or vice~versa.

This very analogy got me thinking don’t push away those who you love and care about~pull them closer and let them love you and support you.

It’s no secret and probably no surprise that I am better at writing about how I feel than actually saying it sometimes, my mouth has a habit of running away with itself before my brain is fully engaged!

Hence I love to write it clears my head and allows me to think properly and clearly.

We all know a problem shared is a problem halved~even when that seems like the hardest thing to do, try and find a way to do it, often things build up and can seem far worse and unsolvable when they are locked up in your own thoughts.

❤️❤️❤️

On that note last night my thoughts were Interrupted by a very unwelcome army of ants marching around my lounge and indeed one of two brave ones decided to have a stroll up my arm!

That was the last straw for me. Those tiny little things reduced me to tears!

I am so very grateful to have such wonderful people in my life and I know that I will most certainly be practising the pull don’t push way of doing things.

I truly believe that love holds the key to unlocking any door however big or small.❤️x

Busy

It was a breakfast on the run kind of morning here today.

Although let me clarify that clearly there was no actual physical running from me~a bit of power walking maybe or perhaps I was just jet propelled out of the house by the stress of my teenagers attitude which is larger than life this fine sunny morning!

Either way I grabbed an unhealthy choc chip swirl and shoved that in my mouth on my way to work.

I’m telling myself it’ll be ok because I did get up and do my exercises and I then walked the almost two miles to work, so let’s hope thats taken care of those naughty calories!

Have a happy Tuesday everyone.❤️x

Wednesday Wander

There’s nothing like a cheeky little mid~week child free day off.

This is exactly what we had today so we headed to Brighton and had a good wander around the lanes.

Finding a fab coffee bar was one of the highlights of the day of course!

We couldn’t go by without popping in and sampling an Americano and also some delicious banana and peanut cake which tasted much better than it sounds.

We certainly did some steps today and luckily avoided the rain too.

After all that walking we stopped for lunch and had the biggest pizzas~I was well and truly beaten by mine.

All too soon it was time to head home. What a happy #humpday it’s been.❤️x

Sunshine and seasides

After an impromptu visit to the drs for yet another urine/kidney infection, the doctor confirmed that I need to up my fluid intake~sadly she didn’t mean drink more coffee though! To add insult to injury my anti~biotics require that I don’t have milk 2hrs before and indeed after each dose. Therefore it’s safe to say that I been counting down the hours,minutes and seconds until coffee time!

On a serious note though if it means a quick recovery then I will gladly take my medication as instructed.

Coffee is obviously an ongoing theme in my life, and as much as I am practically an expert at both making and drinking it, last night I surpassed myself by going through all of the necessary motions only to realise just before taking a sip that I hadn’t even boiled the kettle~I’ll blame the sunshine for that hee hee.

Speaking of sunshine as much as I love the sun and the heat, waking up to such beautiful weather serves as an instant reminder that this diet of mine really does need to start tomorrow in earnest. With some special events coming up surely that must be an incentive~hmm watch this space….

On the whole it’s been a wonderful weekend~spending time in the hot tub, and enjoying getting fresh air walking along the sea~front making the most of the lighter,warmer evenings.❤️x