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Sunday Favourites | Week Five

Sunday Favourites | Week Five

Hello Sunday, I’m back with another weekly favourites of things I have been enjoying . I have decided to start a new series called Sunday Favourites. I will be sharing weekly, 5 things that have stood out as being a favourite. Feel free to join in […]

Sunday Favourites | Week Four

Sunday Favourites | Week Four

Hello Sunday, I’m back with another weekly favourites of things I have been enjoying this week. I have decided to start a new series called Sunday Favourites. I will be sharing weekly, 5 things that have stood out as being a favourite. Feel free to join […]

Sunday Favourites | Week Three

Sunday Favourites | Week Three

Hello Sunday, I’m back with another weekly favourites of things I have been enjoying this week. I have decided to start a new series called Sunday Favourites. I will be sharing weekly, 5 things that have stood out as being a favourite. Feel free to join in as well and tweet me your posts, I would love too read about what you have been enjoying this week.

One || Friday Night Curry. Its been a bit of a tradition now that every Friday we have a curry. You would of thought that the this tradition may of stopped while we are having this heatwave, I mean who wants to be eating a curry in 30° heat? Me, thats who! Every Friday, without fail, I pop a curry into the slow cooker and eat it with my husband. I cool down with a cheeky Pina Colada, which I am still very much loving.

Two || Family Time. This week we have managed to get out and spend time with some of my favourite people, family. We went to a lovely splash park on Monday with my sister in laws and children. On Wednesday we went for a lovely walk at the local nature reserve with my sister, her partner and children. Holidays are great for this, as normally when they are all at school we very rarely get to spend so much time together!

Three || Olympus Pen. I know, I know, I ahve already shared this as a favourite, but I have been loving taking this out on days out and getting to use it. I am still learning and trying to teach myself all about the camera. Its been attached to me all week and I have managed to get some really lovely photos.

 

Four || This One. She has been a huge favourite of mine this week. She is blossoming into such a gorgeous young girl. I struggle to get my head round that I am actually her mummy! This week she has been so good. I was nervous about the holidays, as this little 9 year old seems to want to do something all the time! But with days planned its been easy to entertain her.

 

Five || Netflix. Oh this streaming service is amazing and they have so many good programmes on at the moment. I have managed to indulge in this week. Suits is back and then you have all the Netflix Originals that are streaming. Anne with An E, Orange is The New Black {which I am so behind on!) The Crown are all ones I would recommend! There are loads more I am loving though, too many shows to choose from.

Little Loves | July Edition

Little Loves | July Edition

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and that’s a Little Love round-up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Can we just take a moment to reflect on how quickly July passed? I actually couldn’t believe it yesterday when I realised […]

Sunday Favourites | Week Two

Sunday Favourites | Week Two

Hello Sunday, I’m back with another weekly favourites of things I have been enjoying this week. I have decided to start a new series called Sunday Favourites. I will be sharing weekly, 5 things that have stood out as being a favourite. Feel free to join […]

SCHOOLS OUT FOR THE SUMMER!

SCHOOLS OUT FOR THE SUMMER!

If you’re anything like me then you’ve been living in some sort of denial about the end of the school year approaching so quickly. This year honestly is going so incredibly fast, but we made it to the end of the school year! Gracie left year four and Henry finishing his time in year two. Thats the bit I am in denial about, It feels weirdly strange, if I am totally honest because, I will no longer have a child in infant school.

 

Henry has now finished his time in KS1 and after this summer break he will be heading into Junior School and joining his sister in KS2. Luckily our school is infant and juniors combined, so I didn’t need to re-apply, Henry will just go straight to year three within the same school, same friends and familiar faces.

This year has been a whirlwind, and its literally flown by. The older the children get the faster the years seems to merge into one. Both Gracie and Henry exceeded within all aspects of learning and I could not be prouder of them. We have a few targets to meet over the summer to keep up, but I am sure they will both head into years five and three confident and happy. They both love their new teachers which is a huge bonus.

But before all of that, we have an amazing six weeks off. It means, no more school run. Longer lazy mornings. No prepping pack lunches. Forgetting about having to iron the uniform and being able to throw in an odd pyjama day here and there. This will be a huge bonus and one I am going to take advantage of!

We are not actually going away as we have already had our holiday. This is the first year in a very long time that I have a job.  I am quite nervous about how the six weeks will actually play out. But I am most definitely looking forward to spending time with the family and making memories.

Schools definitely out for the summer

 

 

sunday favourites

sunday favourites

Happy Sunday, I have decided to start a new series called Sunday Favourites. I will be sharing weekly 5 things that have stood out as being a favourite. Feel free to join in as well and tweet me your posts, I would love too read […]

3 years | health update

3 years | health update

Its funny to think that 3 whole years have passed since I was first diagnosed with Skin Cancer. Its been a whirlwind of appointments with mixed emotions, and apparently I have reached quite a milestone. I was at my latest appointment this week and if […]

what i’m watching | june edition

what i’m watching | june edition

Ok, so I have been so very slack on this for the past few months. I wanted to post last month, but I just didn’t have the time, so I am going to do a bumper edition of what I have been watching.  I really hope you get some inspiration on some good TV to watch. If you have any recommendations then please do leave them in the comments below as I am always on the lookout for new programmes to watch! So without too much waffling, this is what I have been watching this month (give or take)!

This was gripping form the start and had me hooked from the first 5 minutes. It was so intriguing had me guessing till the end and had so many twist and turns. Its currently on Netflix and its something I would definiltley recommend you watch if you have not done so already. Its only eight episodes, so a very quick binge watch!

Widowed surgeon Tom has struggled to raise his two daughters alone following his wife’s death a year ago. Things seem to be on the right track for the family, who live in a gated community, because they have close friends nearby and Tom is in the early stages of a new relationship. But the situation takes a turn for the worse when Jenny, Tom’s oldest daughter, goes missing along with her boyfriend. Tom enlists girlfriend Sophie, a police detective, to help locate the teens, but her new partner is working her own agenda. As the investigation intensifies, Tom unearths dark secrets about the people closest to him in his affluent neighborhood.

The drama series was created by mystery novelist Harlan Coben. Another TV adaptions of his book was The Five, which first aired on SKY. If you can somehow get hold of it and watch that, then that is always a very good watch.

I have mentioned Suits quite a few times over the last few months. I am now fully up-to date and am eager fro season eight to satrt. Im pretty gutted about Megan Markle and Patrick J Adams departing, but you know her new job is much more important these days!

In need of an associate, big-time Manhattan corporate lawyer Harvey Specter hires the only guy who impresses him — college dropout Mike Ross. The fact that Ross isn’t actually a lawyer isn’t lost on Specter, who believes his new right-hand man is a legal prodigy with the book smarts of a Harvard law grad and the street smarts of a hustler. However, in order to keep their jobs, the charade must remain strictly between these two unconventional thinkers.

I didn’t start this series, until my mum and her partner told me I must watch it. I think I watched all four episodes in a day. It had me wanting more after each episode, so I decided to curb that feeling I juts needed to watch them all. I managed to work out in episode three what the outcome was. It was definitely a really good watch. Unfortunately its now unavailable on the ITV player, I would keep an eye out on its sisters channels though as I would recommend you watch it!

I cannot do this post, without mentioning the thing that is literally taking over so many peoples lives. I started watching this series last year and I was hooked. I’m only watchinh it because I was interested to see if people could actually find love. It proved to me that it can work. Quite a few that took part last year have gone on to get married. One pair has even had a baby. This year, its a bit crazy, a bit out of my comfort zone. I cant help but watch and join in with the general public airing their opinions of the snakes in the villa. Its been pretty brutal, not just by the boys, but the girls have started to turn! Are you watching Love Island? Have you been sucked in to the 9pm schedule?

snapshots and scenes | june

snapshots and scenes | june

Welcome back to another edition of snapshots and scenes. June has been such wonderful month. We have been basking in a heatwave in the UK and it looks like heading into July, the weather is going to stay. June saw us taking long walks. We […]


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FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. Which I have now turned into a linky! This week its all about Blogs! It always takes me sometime to pick my top three this month as there are so many, I love. I know eventually I will feature all my favourites on this little mini-series, but I still had a hard job picking! I have so many favourites. So here are my three for this month..

 

SORRY ABOUT THE MESS

I have been reading Chloe’s blog since I started blogging. Chloe was pregnant with her second boy and I somehow fell right into the world of “Sorry About The Mess” Chloe’s family has expanded to three boys since I found her little corner. Sorry About The Mess documents the life of a family living in London. Chloe loves recording memories through words, photos and videos {yes another YouTube favourite too!} and the photos she takes are absolutely gorgeous. Definitely pop by if you have not already done so. Sorry About The Mess is a must read.

 

 

CAPTURE BY LUCY

Capture by Lucy is the most down to earth blog I have read. I happened to find Lucy through the Me and Mine project and since I first had a read, its been bookmarked as most definitely a top 10 blog of mine. Lucy’s blog is a  collection of stories of life from her forever home, places and people who inspire her, and her work as a commercial lifestyle photographer. Her photography has to be my most favourite reason for liking her blog. Her photos are just beautiful and she really captures everything. Other than Lucy’s photography my other favourite part about her blog is the posts about her amazing birthday parties and celebrations she hosts! She really knows how to put on a great show! Do check her out if you haven’t already.

 

 

TOBY AND ROO

This is a newish blog read for me. I have followed Harriet on Instagram for some time now. I have no idea why I didn’t start her reading her blog sooner, but once I did, its one I don t like to miss out on! Harriet is a mum to two boys and one daughter. She basically shares the wins and woes of parenting, and isn’t ashamed to either. She is honest as anyone can be about parenting and I just love her writing skill. Its one to check out.

Do you have a favourite Blog? Leave the link below, I am always looking for new ones to follow!