All my love,all my life.

Dad this ones for you~I know you would be surprised that me your youngest daughter and biggest wimp going went and had this done today! I was quite suprised myself to be honest but these words~your words mean so much to me.

Dad I miss you more than words can say. I heard your song before I went in so I know I have your approval.❤x

Time Flies

Roughly 14 yrs ago this little one used to come to work with me.

Fast forward to today and my little bundle is now a teenager and going back to said nursery for work experience!

To say I feel old and cant believe it would be an understatement but there you have it.

Time flies and everything changes,we grow, we live,love and learn and in the blink of an eye things change and before you know it you go from having a tiny baby to an independent teen fast approaching the last year of high school education.

Dream big my girl.❤x

Family Time

Another wonderful weekend is drawing to a close. It’s been a busy one thats for sure. Friday night was an evening of giggles and wine with the girls.

Saturday morning saw an early start for a trip to Ikea~which was good fun all round and we celebrated surviving the trip with all 4 small people in tow with more wine and a chilled evening on the new cuddle chair which is now officially my favourite place to sit for sure!

Today we had a lovely sunny walk along the seafront spotting fishing boats and enjoying the sun. After some chocolate cake baking we had another stroll making the most of the afternoon sun and fresh air. Bedtime will be an early one for sure tonight.❤x

Busy

It’s been another busy week in the crazy household. Work,School runs, after school clubs, migraines, eye rolling and arguments with the teenagers~all pretty standard stuff really,particularly the eye~rolling because lets face it what do I know?! I am just Mum after all!

However In between those events we managed a date night at our local seaside carvery, some nice but cold walks along the beach and a very late night watching ‘4 weddings and a funeral’whilst drinking wine and playing an intellectual word game similar to scrabble, note the sarcasm when I say intellectual think more adult humour! Hee hee.

Once again its Sunday night,the weekend has disappeared far too quickly and as ever I should by now be fast asleep. Here’s hoping you had a good week and here’s to a fabulous week ahead.❤x

2018

I can honestly say that 2018 has been the year with the biggest highs and heartbreaking lows.I will be taking the best memories into 2019 and holding on tight to them, whilst keeping them close to my heart.

If this year has taught me anything,it is that life can change in the blink of an eye.
Always try and live with no regrets, love well and be happy, surely life is too short and too precious for any thing else.

As one year draws to a close and another one begins,lets hope 2019 is a good one.

Wishing you all a new year that is full of happiness.

See you later 2018 ❤x

See you later Xx

For the last 41yrs you have been here by my side,through the ups and downs its been quite a ride.

There’s been laughter and tears over the years.

But throughout it all one thing has always been clear, you have always been near.

When things have been good or bad I have always been glad to share the load with you.

No problem was too big or small, you helped me solve them all.

Who knew that our journey would come to an end and now I am left with a pain that won’t ever mend.

Dad you are one in a million, one of lifes very best and I know that wherever your journey takes you around the next bend, we can depend on the love you gave us to guide us through.

To navigate the good days and the bad,ever grateful for the love and memories we have had.

So as I sit here, with tears in my eye~just remember what we said~its not bye, its see you later.

All my love now and always Nats.💔x 

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Beautiful ride

I love words, writing, pictures, quotes.
They are so powerful and radiate such meaning.

I love to see things when I’m out and about, this quote I particularly love, I love what it says and what it means but I also love that it was painted on a seaside shop window.

I didn’t see it or indeed take the picture, my daughter did, she took the picture and sent it to me because she knew I would like it.

Sometimes these things have a habit of popping up and jumping out at you, maybe a little reminder of how beautiful life is, maybe we should all slow down and appreciate the things around us~the people we have in our lives and the memories they share with us and help us to create big and small.

So yes life is a beautiful ride~smile when you can, laugh everyday,love with all of your heart and hang on tight!❤x

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

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