Love The Little Things #35

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 have been rather slack with my blog post recently. I have not settled into a routine of blogging since we moved in and I am hoping once the children are back to school/play school I will find my way again.

Its the last week before school and I am in shock at how fast the summer holidays have actually gone! Moo is already stressing about going back, she isn’t in to the whole learning and no play thing!

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

Read

I read the wonderful news that Carie {space for butterflies} had her baby this week! I have been constantly checking her instagram, twitter and blog for any updates. Finally a picture was posted and he is so adorable!

Watched

We are slowly catching up with Ray Donavon {Celebrity Big Brother has taken over us!} We are 3 episodes behind, but I am hoping to catch up over the weekend!

Did you see The Great British Bake Off this week? I was so annoyed and really do not think he should of gone! It was not his fault at the end of the day! I noticed Twitter was sent into turmoil about it!

We also watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier this week and it was really good! I really enjoyed it.

Heard

After last weeks #littelove over at collecting moments, I have been listening to these a lot! I love this song, gets me jumping up and down!

Wore

So after last weeks mishap in the garden, Ive been sporting a lovely bruised knee, its really come out now and its a lovely black/green colour! Still very sore!! I did take note and I wore my chunky Timberlands in the garden on Sunday.

I have also had the hoodie jumper out! This week the temperatures dropped to 16° *shocking* and it really felt cold! Was such a miserable day too!!

Made

To he honest, not much! We have been making our house a home though! finally hanging pictures on the wall and putting things where we want them, its taken a few weeks, but we are at last making it homely!

‘And lastly..’

The husband is so lucky to work 28 hour weeks in the summer, meaning he gets 3 days off! Unfortunately its now the time of year where everyone starts to panic and put their heating on! So we are waving goodbye to those glorious shifts and begrudgingly saying hello to the winter shifts! I really do not like winter, we hardly see him and its longer days for him {and me!} But in 6 months time ish, we will be saying hello to summer again! {in work terms!} yippee!

How are your summer holidays going so far?

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!

BUT.. This week the lovely, Jenny from letstalkmommy is hosting so if your new and want to join in, then link up there!

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Traditions…

Traditions have become a regular thing in our household. One being a trip to Haleigh Castle with all the family. Its a chance to meet up and spend time together and for Moo and H to see and enjoy their cousins company. Each family has grown in size the last few years, so its rather difficult for us to meet up altogether. This is why this tradition has started to take place.

Every August Bank Holiday {although we did go last Saturday as the weather was abysmal this year!} we pack up our picnic blankets, cricket bats and kites and we all head to to the highest point and explore the ruins of an English Heritage castle. The views are rather spectacular looking out over the Thames Estuary, watching the boats go past and more importantly for H the trains! 

This year was no different, albeit the weather {twas a tad chilly!} We had fun, laughed, explored, ate, and flew our kites. When the sun shone it was glorious. It wasn’t to busy either which meant a few games of rounders and cricket were in order, although I was so cold, I watched from the sidelines huddled in a blanket! 

I am beginning to love this tradition, its definitely one that will continue to happen in years to come {as long as the weather is on our side of course!} 

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Childhood isn’t childhood if you don’t have a few grazed knees..

H, seems to always fall over, just as one graze recovers, he goes and gets two more. Tears fall and blood trickles down.

Its all part and parcel of childhood..

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The Little Things {The Ordinary Moments}

If you have only just started reading my blog {sorry for those that do!} you won’t know that we recently moved. For the past 5 years, I have battled stairs, car park issues, and lack of toy space. This year we decided it was time and we sold our family flat. I know I seem to go on and on about our house move and by now you must all be bored by how much I ramble about it, but it really is the little things that make me and the children happy!

This past week we have torn apart our garden. It was full of concrete and was not child friendly at all. I am so new to this gardening lark, I want it to be easy to handle. The husband has been busying himself with a brick wall and the children have been having the most wonderful time making mud pies! The fact I can open up the backdoors and the children can move from inside to outside in a second makes me want to burst! {maybe a slight over exaggeration, but I have not had a garden for 7 years!} The kids are loving it, and I am loving watching them, listening to them and seeing how they cope with their new surroundings. So far they seem to be loving it! 

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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 #34

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 good week, although the husband did go back to work after having a fabulous 3 weeks at home, he now has another 6 days off! The perks of summer shifts! We have made a start on the garden renovation and its coming along nicely! Moo has been ill, and now has no voice! She finds this rather amusing, I am savouring it at the moment as she talks constantly, so the quiet is rather nice! 

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

Read

I really need to get back into the swing of reading my book again! Ive not picked it up since we moved and its sitting dormant at the moment on my beside table! 

Watched

I am so behind on my programmes! I have not watched Ray Donavon for a few weeks, so I need to catch up with him, and also Banshee! 

I Have been watching British Bakeoff and the new intake of Celebrities that have entered the house! I am backing George from Gogglebox to win it! 

I have been watching re-runs of Greys Anatomy and Ive managed to get to season 5.. I forget how good the first series were! I am engrossed in them and I am watching them at any given time.

Heard

I will never tire of this song.. I heard it on the radio this week.. Its one of those songs you turn up and sing your heart out too! 

Wore

I wore the most inappropriate shoes whilst gardening this week… Flip Flops! Because of this, I easily fell over some rubble! I was so embarrassed as it was in front of my in-laws!! I managed to give myself a shiner on my knee! I ended up laughing for quite a while about it.. It was either that or cry!! {I really really wanted to cry!!}

Made

I have spent my week baking! I have had friends over so instead of buying cakes I decided to make them! Just simple sponge cakes and fairy cakes.. They taste better than shop bought ones! 

‘And lastly..’

This week, I went shopping for school uniform! How has this come by so quickly! Moo’s uniform has changed this year, so it was so much easier than last year! I somehow got conned into buying some school shoes that I really did not like! {and Moo was not a fan either!} It was such a weird situation and the sales assistant was rather scary! I ended up retuning them with 45 minutes of the purchase and Moo is happy with the ones I ended up ordering online! I sometimes wonder how some sales assistants get away with their perseverance! 

How are your summer holidays going so far?

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!

BUT.. This week the lovely, Jenny from letstalkmommy is hosting so if your new and want to join in, then link up there! 

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My Top Seven {The Nail Varnish Edition}

Nail varnish, I have become obsessed with it. When I was younger I used to be a terrible nail biter. I have the odd moment where I lapse but within the last few years I have suddenly stopped.. I love to sit and paint my nails and I love explore the variety of brands and colours!
My Top Seven {The Nail Varnish Edition}

 

butter LONDON NailLacquer Artful Dodger // butter LONDON Nail Lacquer Primrose Hill Picnic // butter LONDON Nail Lacquer, Jaffa // butter LONDON Lacquer Pistol Pink // butter LONDON 3 Free Lacquer // Butter LONDON Nail Lacquer, Rosie Lee //                                                        butter LONDON Nail Lacquer Henley Regatta

What’s your favourite brand and colour?

Love The Little Things #33

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 absolute chaos! We finally moved last week and I have had no internet! We were told it would take 2 weeks to transfer over but luckily, we went back online on Tuesday! Although we were only offline for 5 days, I really missed it! I was pining to get back to blogging, but given the opportunity to do so filled me with dread! But I managed to write a post yesterday and today of course I have to join in with this linky!

So without further ado here are a few things I have been loving this week…

Read

I am so behind on blog reading! I have missed Bloglovin so much, but over the weekend I am going to try my best and get motivated to read my favourites!

Like everyone else around the world, I read the awful news about Robin Williams. Its amazing how news travels, I found out via Facebook. Its so tragic, and we really have lost an amazing actor and comedian. Its sad to think I grew up watching films he was in, its so upsetting.

Watched

British Bake Off is back! I absolutely love it, and this years looks like its going to be fun! I already have a few favourites and one of them annoys the hell out of me already!

To be honset I have not watched too much telly, as our evenings have been unboxing and early nights!

Heard

I’ve not listened to much to be honest {apart from two bickering children!} Ive pull this from the archives! I absolutely LOVE Amy Whinehouse..

Wore

Ive actually wrapped up this week! Its been rather chilly and Ive been back to wearing jeans.. I really think summer is over with now! I cannot see us getting another heatwave anytime soon!

Made

I made some cupcakes with the kiddies this week. I needed them to have some chilled time and this was the perfect activity! Its been a strange week for them, and although they have been under our feet whilst we tried our best to unpack, they have been relatively well behaved, so I took five minutes out from packing and spent some time in the kitchen with them.

‘And lastly..’

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How are your summer holidays going so far?

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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Summer Days Out {The Ordinary Moments}

This past week has been a bit of an upheaval for Moo and H. They have been mega bored and have constantly wanted to go out. Its not so easy to walk to the park anymore since we moved, but we always planned to take them to the zoo at some point this summer. With all the boxes unpacked and the house looking reasonable, we picked the best day for weather and yesterday packed the car with a picnic and made our way to Colchester Zoo.

We have been a few times, but when the children were younger. It was such a chilled fun day out. The husband goes back to work next week, after having a 3 week break. Its been great and this was the last big thing we had planned to do. We managed to find a new playcentre which has been built ready for summer 2014 so after spotting all the animals, both Moo and H managed to let of steam whilst me and the hubby chilled with a cuppa!

On exiting, we were conned into buying teddies! {as if they don’t have enough!} but they seemed rather chuffed with them!

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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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Living Arrows #32

In the midst of packing and getting ready for our move, last week we took Moo and H to a mini golf centre. It was such a light relief and so good to get away from the mundane things going on at home! They absolutely loved it and its defiantly something we will do again! {if the weather stays nice!}

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From 47 to 45…

Last week, we said goodbye to our family flat and said hello to a family house! These last few months have been so tedious and the stress it has piled upon us was just awful.

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Number 47… You will be missed!

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Number 45… Lots of new memories to be made!

Finally after 7 months we were able to say goodbye to our pokey 2 bed flat and with open arms we embraced our wonderful 3 bedroom family home. Just less than a week later we have fitted in perfectly. Boxes are unpacked and we are already planning on what we are going to do to it to make it our own. Nothing structural, its perfect in that sense. Every room just needs a lick of paint. The bathroom needs a bath, as it only houses a shower, and the garden needs re-landscaping. Luckily its clean and liveable.. Something I wanted as I couldn’t bear to move into somewhere with lots to be done straight away!

I feel so relieved its happened, we were so close to having to start all over again! But somehow, it all fell into place, and although it was all very last minute, only giving us 2 days to sort out removals, I am glad it happened when it did!

Moo and H, love it, they have so much more space now than they have ever had, and although there are a few issues about being left up stairs to play, or not wanting to play in the garden solo, they will soon work it out and it will all fall into place!

So here is to number 45! *raises a glass*