Another Year Passes…

Today the hubs turned 32. Numbers do not really bother me, but today it does. I met him 10 years ago and I knew straight away he would be the one. There was something about him, that I just loved and soon enough I fell hook line and sinker for him.

Every birthday that passes {either mine or his} I have never really been affected by it, but today I feel glum. I feel sad that we are over the 20’s stage and heading down to the 40 stage {we still have a few years to go yet, but the thought is there!} Its made worse with the fact Moo managed to get herself into one hell of a pickle about us getting older. Constantly saying she really doesn’t want us to get old and getting upset by it. I don’t ever remember being like this when I was younger.

Age doesn’t bother me, the thought of getting old bothers me. The thought of becoming forgetful and not remembering who I am bothers me {although that may not happen! I may get old gracefully!}

I think this is the start of feeling grumpy and miserable on birthdays. Its bad enough on Moo’s and H’s birthdays, they seem to come round really quickly. But Mine and the hubs birthdays? When did that ever effect me? When did a number really bother me? Today… Today it hit me hard, that we are getting older and one day it will be over, and Moo and H will have to continue alone.. It breaks my heart to think that..

Hopefully its not just me that thinks these thoughts, these insane worries that happen once a year {and this is the first year its happened to me!}Hopefully its just the fact I am dwelling on getting older and its not going to be a common occurrence in my thoughts!

Love The Little Things #39

Happy Friday peeps… Another week has passed and its time for another little catch up with all the lovely bloggers that link up with Morgana and their #littleloves

I am slowly getting back to normal after a few wobbly few weeks.. I am thankful for the 3 hours I get to myself a day as its really needed. It gives me time to relax and enjoy some me time, even if it is just me sobbing on the sofa!

So with out too much waffling, here a few other things I have been loving..

Read

Ive been reading everybody’s Madblog posts! Ive been loving each and everyone, and I also love the pictures from the evening! It looked liked everyone had such a wonderful evening!

Watched

Ray! I have finally caught up and I am loving it. There have been so many twists and turns this season and it is pretty much rammed with lots to get your head round, but its such an amazing programme, I am so hoping they pick it up for another season!

I also watched the BBC drama {with the one and only David Morrissey – who I have a little thing for, its the voice I am sure} The Driver… Its about a cab driver who turns rogue and starts driving for a gang. The first episode was really good and I am looking forward to next weeks!

Who has been watching Cilla? I am not a fan of Cilla Black herself, her voice irritates me, but I love Sheridan Smith and I think she has been doing a fantastic job!

Heard

One of my favourite celebrity couples, ever are Beyonce and Jay Z… I am not sure why, but I think they are just so sweet together and I hope that all the news that has been arising of late is just the media being the media.. They seem such a well grounded couple and I absolutely loved this little video that went up this week.. I love both songs and both versions!

Wore

Ive not been feeling too well this week {The perks of being a female!} So once the door closes at 3:45 I have taken off my day clothes and put on the most comfiest slobby clothes, ever.. Its has to be done..

Made

Moo has been given some “extended” homework! Its something I dread and I do not look forward to it what-so-ever.. But I have made a start for her. Its pretty awful that the school expect so much from a 5 year old to be honest, but I am here to help her, and once its done I am sure it will get her top marks!

‘And lastly..’

I am in no routine what-so-ever with my blogging… Since moving, its so sporadic, and I really need to settle my self into a blogging routine. I literally blog waiting on school runs and then edit when I am home! I know once I have a routine, it will work so much better!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely butwhymummywhy? for this linky, if you want to join in just click here and read all about how to!

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The Back To School Post…

Moo has been back at school now for 3 weeks, and so far its going well. We have had the odd morning where she gets herself into a pickle and refuses to go, but I think thats the norm?

The transition from reception to year one is the hardest apparently. The structured lesson and no play has been a bit of a battle for Moo to get her head round. All summer she said she really didn’t want to go back and when asked why its was always the same answer of, “Its going to be boring, we are not allowed to play!” 

With-in the second week we were given a homework sheet, this was not my idea of fun! But Moo has really surprised me.. She asks to do it everyday and we do. Every morning before school we sit down together and practice her joined up hand writing, read her books and talk about what the book involved {it can be a bit of a rush in the morning, but trying to get her to do it when we are home from school is hard work!} I always make sure she reads daily and if we cannot fit the hand writing in, so be it.

So far, she has taken to it well, a little hiccup with the TA and the days where she doesn’t want to go in {mainly a Monday – Monday blues I guess!} But all seems to be going well. She really likes her teacher which is a bonus and she seems to get on with everyone. Last year we had a little moment with friends and getting round to the idea that you can play with different children, not just the same circle. Moo seems to have got that sorted now.

Me, I hate it, I hate the school run and I hate the competition.. I need to cover that up though and go in with a  smile and pick her up with a smile, if Moo catches on that I am uneasy about it, then it will become uncomfortable for her and I really do not want that!

Blog Love #3

Ever since I started blogging, its become second nature to read my favourite blogs, check twitter and to see how they have enjoyed their days on Instagram.  The list grows weekly and I feel I am beginning to know these blogs as people rather than something I am just reading from my computer screen. My blog is nowhere in league with some of my most favourites, but its something I love doing and as long as I keep enjoying it, I will carry on with it.

I have a “blogs I heart” page dedicated to my most favourite but I have decided to do a little feature that showcases them and their blog. The reason being, because my list is endless and I just don’t want to keep adding to it without explanation!  Now I am sorry if this totally embarrasses you, apologies in advance!

This week I am featuring Morgana over at butwhymummywhy?

Morgana, is wonderful and her blog is an extensions of herself.. She blogs about family life, fashion, food, and eveything in bewtween, and she also hosts my favourite link ever {fact} Love The Little Things {or #littlelove}

Morgana and her two gorgeous children {Noo and E} are fashion frenzy, there is always a picture popping up, of either Morgana herself, Noo or E looking rather stylish!

Back to the beginning though! I first started reading butwhymummywhy? when I first started blogging and it was the link up {which was then called Something I love} that drawed me to it. {Its amazing how after just a few reads you begin to actually think you know this person!} So linking up each week and finding new blogs became a regular thing for me, and the posts in-between that Morgana wrote were the cherry on the cake.

I quickly added the blog to my Bloglovin feed, added Morgana on Instagram, Twitter and was constantly receiving updates to my phone! {Not stalker-ish what-so-ever!} We would chat about MIC, Grays, Ray Donavon {swoon} and lastly my new favourite programme Nashville, which she introduced me too through #littlelove.. We would normally compare notes via the link on a Friday..

Morgana writes really well and pulls you in to her posts. I particularly liked the posts about “my angry 5 year old” as I can really relate to them at the moment. Post reviewing products are also my favourite as I have terrible skin and I’ve found some really good advice and information from some beauty skin care products that Morgana has reviewed.

I like the fact the Morgana isn’t just the normal parenting blog, the fact that she writes about so much is one of the reasons I love it so much.. Its a little mixture of everything which makes is that little bit more special..

Here is a link if you want to go and check out Morgana and her amazing blog! {its a must!}

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Next week I will be featuring my another blog love so do pop by and check out who will be featuring!

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby Right Round {The Ordinary Moments}

Being a parent quite literally spins me round, this week has flown by.. Settling into the new school routine and having to get into the groove of driving instead of walking.. Its a hard adjustment for me if I am totally honest and I felt last week went by in one big car frenzy blur…

Moo’s world spins for other reasons… twirling, spinning right round is one of her favourite things to do, especially in a skirt..

Very grainy photos, but I get the joy in her face as she is spinning…

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I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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Love The Little Things #38

Happy Friday peeps… Another week has passed and its time for another little catch up with all the lovely bloggers that link up with Morgana and their #littleloves

I am still suffering hugely with the back to school blues.. I pine for the weekend and seriously hate the school run.. Its become something I dread and Its not down to to-ing and fro-ing of the drive {that does not help} but i feel like I am back in the school playground and Its not nice..

So with out too much waffling, here a few other things I have been loving..

Read

Ive been reading Moo’s reading record and she has come so far.. I am so proud of her and we have been practising reading every day.. I feel like a pushy parent at the moment, because all I hear is “so and so is on this colour and so and so is well above average” {another reason why I detest the school run} Moo I know will excel in her own way and she makes me so proud with just how much she has achieved..

Watched

Trashy TV! Bad Bridesmaids… This is the mother of all trash, I actually laughed all the way through and was a good tonic to cheer me up..

I also tried watching the brand new Sky Atlantic programme The Leftovers.. I am half way through it and I am a bit uncertain so far, Its going to take a little getting used to..

I we are still so behind on Ray and I am determined to catch up, one day, I promise!

Heard

Since driving to and fro from the school, I get to listen to the car radio! Yippee, I have heard this song at least twice a day on my journey and I love it…

Wore

A few weeks back, I had the worst haircut I have ever had.. I literally hate it and Ive not worn it down in nearly a month! I am so embarrassed by it.. I even cut me an old fringe in to make it look better! I went in for a trim and got a load of inches cut off, AND all my layers cut out, I was so cross and now Its a painful wait for it to grow out a bit so I can go and get something done with it!

Made

I made Moo’s party invites this week.. Another reason why I dislike school! Every child in Moo’s class has or is having a party and Moo is constantly asking.. We agreed this year {as we had moved} that we wouldn’t have one for her.. That soon changed last week…

‘And lastly..’

I made a choice to change shopping providers… I originally shopped at Tesco, at the time I worked there, so got a little help.. I then switched to Sainsburys, as I was fed up with the quality of Tesco and I have shopped with Mr J now for quite a few years.. This week, I received a delivery from Ocado.. I am converted! I always thought it was expensive but it came it bang on budget! The driver was really pleasant and carried it through to my kitchen {apparently I was told by the folk at both previous stores they were not insured to walk over my threshold!?} I am also loving the colour coded carrier bags from Ocado! The smallest things please me, but it was so much easier to find the relevant freezer bags and fridge bags without having to sort through every single bag!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely butwhymummywhy? for this linky, if you want to join in just click here and read all about how to!

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Blog Love #2

Ever since I started blogging, its become second nature to read my favourite blogs, check twitter and to see how they have enjoyed their days on Instagram.  The list grows weekly and I feel I am beginning to know these blogs as people rather than something I am just reading from my computer screen. My blog is nowhere in league with some of my most favourites, but its something I love doing and as long as I keep enjoying it, I will carry on with it.

I have a “blogs I heart” page dedicated to my most favourite but I have decided to do a little feature that showcases them and their blog. The reason being, because my list is endless and I just don’t want to keep adding to it without explanation!  Now I am sorry if this totally embarrasses you, apologies in advance!

This week I am featuring Carie from Space For The Butterflies.

I started reading Carie’s blog when I linked up to her blog hop “What We’re Reading”. I quickly fell in love with Carie’s writing. Her blog is well and truly beautifully written.

Carie blogs about family life with 3 gorgeous children.. Kitty, Elma and most recently the very cute Little Pip. I honestly thought Carie had the perfect family until just over six months ago she posted a picture on Instagram saying she was pregnant with number 3 {if anything is going to get me broody its this!} I read her weekly accounts of updates and It was a delight to follow her through it.. Carrie then went suddenly quiet so I just knew something was brewing and yep… A day later Pip arrived.. And her family is just perfect! Its adorable seeing her girls with their baby brother!

Carrie writes about the daily things, such as lunches out with her girls {before pip of course, but most recently she wrote a post about the family going out as a 5!}, The milestone post about Kitty and Elma {and soon to be Pip no doubt!} Its lovely to read and it gives you a sense of knowing her family just that little bit more..

she takes the most gorgeous photos and links them up with a blog hops such as “Siblings” “Living Arrows” “The Ordinary Moments” and “This Moment” Her children are very photogenic, which is always a good thing! Her photo’s always make me smile and gets me to step back and say wow..

As well as family life, Carie manages to fit in the odd Crochet/knitting into her busy schedule! Most recently creating some gorgeous knits for Little Pip. I am a huge fan of her Ravelry site, she has an amazing collection of socks which she has made! Pretty impressive and slightly jealous that she wears such gorgeous socks!  I managed to get a few tips out of her regarding a very ripply ripple blanket.. I honestly do not know how she fits it all in!

The way Carie writes is really beautiful, its something I only wish I could do, its so eloquently done, whether Carie knows it or not, her blog is truly beautiful in more ways than one…

Carie is up there in my favourite blogs I like to read, and if you have not had a read of Space For Butterflies then you really should, you will fall into it just like I have

Here is a link if you want to go and check out Carie and her amazing blog!

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Next week I will be featuring my second blog love so do pop by and check out who will be featuring!

Conker Picking {The Ordinary Moments}

Every year, we head to our favourite spot and conker pick. The village where we used to live is still a huge part of our lives.. It houses Moo’s school and all her friends live there. It also has a little park which we still go to occasionally.

The husband had an eye appointment at the hospital last week, and as the hospital {half of it} is in the village, we decided to take Moo and H to the park whilst he was busy at the eye clinic.

The park is home to a huge oak tree and every year we go and visit this tree and pick conkers. Its rather early for conkers to drop but we managed to find a small haul and when daddy returned we had a pile of baby conkers.. Autumn is approaching and its a season I absolutely love..

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I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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Love The Little Things #37

Happy Friday peeps… Another week has passed and its time for another little catch up with all the lovely bloggers that link up with Morgana and their #littleloves

This week has been a blur, its been the first full week of the school run, as much as I love our house I am gutted we do not live within walking distance and I find myself stressing out about parking spaces and being late! H also started play school again, luckily the school and play school are in the same village so in that sense its easy, but I really do not like the driving! Its give and take though I guess!

So with out too much waffling, here a few other things I have been loving..

Read

I have been reading lots this week! Blogs, books, and free newspapers which get popped through my letterbox {it never used to happen!} I have had a total of 15 hours all to myself this week so its allowed me to read! Its been good!!

Watched

MIC which is based it NYC.. I have to be honest, I was not impressed with this series, its rather repetitive.. I am so disappointed in Stevie! What a dog.. and i am fed up of seeing Louise and Alik eating each others faces! enough said!!

I also tuned into the final episode of “In The Club” I managed to watch it whilst waiting for a doctors appointment.. I really enjoyed this series and I am a huge fan of Kay Mellor {The Syndicate is back next year!! yippee}

Scott and Bailey is back too! I love this series and I am so glad its back! Suranne Jones is an amazing actress..

I am so behind on Ray {sorry Morgana! I will catch up soon I promise!!}

Heard

I am totally in love with this song.. Thanks Morgana and Jenny {butwhymummywhy and Letstalkmommy} They have given me the nashville bug and I am eagerly awaiting the next season! But for now I am getting my fix by listening to the cast on Spotify..

Wore

The sun came back out to play this week and the sunnies came out too! Its been so miserable the last few week and Monday and Tuesdays were the best days of the week! peaking at 26°.. I spent it in the garden of course!

Made

I up-cycled a chair {still in progress as the weather has turned!} The previous owners left a cast iron table and single chair, and I took to it like a pro.. I have painted the cast iron legs back to black and I just need to paint the slats.. I am pretty impressed with it! Cannot wait to sit outside with a cuppa and chill in peace!

‘And lastly..’

This week has been a pretty emotional week, for no reason, Ive just felt rather down.. I am hoping its just the back to school blues! It feels strange having 3 hours to myself everyday and I miss the company..

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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