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LINE OF DUTY, BIG LITTLE LIES, ASPIRATION DAY | LITTLE LOVE 18/52

LINE OF DUTY, BIG LITTLE LIES, ASPIRATION DAY | LITTLE LOVE 18/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Thanks to the Bank Holiday weekend this week has zoomed by. Its Friday already and I am sure I have lost a day somewhere! […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | INSTAGRAM

FOR THE LOVE OF | INSTAGRAM

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week its all about Instagram. I love this social networking platform and I don’t use it half as much as I should, but I love keeping up to date with all my favourites. […]

THESE TWO | APRIL

THESE TWO | APRIL

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

April has been a funny old month. We have spent quite a bit if time together as a family, thanking the Easter holidays for this. We made sure we made the most of the glorious weather and got out quite a bit. It meant i was able to take some photos of my two together.

This month G has managed to become Star of the week at school. She moved up in her swimming class and she also received a few extra awards school for her writing work. Academically this girl tries her best at everything. We know the subjects she struggles in and we work with her teacher to try and push and it has really shown. Her confidence since moving up to juniors has sky rocketed and she makes me so proud.

H has done just as well in school. He has taken a real liking to reading and constantly has his school book to hand. He loves to read with me and over the past few weeks I have seen a huge improvement. It has definitely paid off. As soon after the Easter break he was moved up to the next reading level at school. I worry about H academically, he isn’t as quick as G and rather lazy when it comes to writing and school work. After having a chat with his teacher at the end of term I feel much more confident that he does actually knuckle down at school.

In February I mentioned about the sleeping routine and how it had basically gone to pot. We decided to put both G and H to bed a little later of an evening and its actually worked really well. We don’t have them messing around in each others rooms. The extra hour they are awake we use as wind down. They watch TV with us or if the weather is nice they get to play in the garden a little longer. Its working really well and so far we have had a much better bedtime routine.

With half the month being the Easter holidays we met up with friends and family. We had a few play dates and G had a few sleepovers. As a family, we managed to spend some quality time together which was lovely.

We have had a few sickness this month. H had a virus which resulted in a rash and the odd sickness spell. G had a terrible cough which seemed to last for days. It wasn’t fun and I ended up making a mad dash to the pharmacy to get supplies!

I have loved watching these two in April. They have been a complete and utter joy to watch.

 

MENTAL HEALTH, FRENCH, OFFICE SPACE | LITTLE LOVE

MENTAL HEALTH, FRENCH, OFFICE SPACE | LITTLE LOVE

Its S A T U R D A Y {I am day late!} which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. I cannot believe how quickly this week has gone. I’ve been so so busy. I am quite […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week its all about Blogs! Its taken me sometime to pick my top three this week, I know eventually I will feature all my favourites on this little mini-series, but I still […]

BACK IN A ROUTINE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOSPITAL VISITS | LITTLE LOVE 16/52

BACK IN A ROUTINE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOSPITAL VISITS | LITTLE LOVE 16/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat.

This week we are back to normality! We have been thrown back into school and we are firmly back in a routine.  As much as I love having G and H off and at home with me, we all work better when we have routine and towards the end of the Easter holidays we were definitely in need of it.

I’ve been loving lots this week, without too much waffling here is this weeks #LittleLove

Read

I actually picked up my book this week. Only managed a few chapters but it kept me going at my hospital appointment, which might I add was running late by 2 hours!!

I also have flicked through Ideal Home magazine. I love getting inspiration from them. My mums husband has them on subscription so I get to have them once he has finished!

Watched

I finally got to see Beauty and The Beast! How amazing was it. Its my all time favourite Disney film and I was half expecting it to ruin the fantasy of the animated version, but it blew me away and I loved it just as much as the original. I have to say though, the prince when he turned from beast could of been a bit more handsome. Maybe it was the long hair that turned me off him!

Broadchurch! how amazing was the finale? I was not expecting it! I had a feeling about some of it but I was way off with my predictions! Gutted its over with now!

Mr B and I are making our way through the latest season of Homeland. We get a bit lost with this series and we end up taking a break, then binge watching and thinking why did we stop? This season is bloody brilliant and I say it every time, how can they continue? but they also manage to come up trumps with the script. I think we have 3 episodes left to watch which I am sure we will have watched by the weekend.

Heard

I went to the hospital this week. It was a 3 month plastic surgery check up and all is good with my scars. All 5 of them. I had some concerns and because I am not due to see the specialist cancer doctor till June, I asked my consultant if he would quickly take a look at some moles. Thankfully he doesn’t see anything wrong with them, I just need to keep an eye on them and mention it at my June appointment. I went to this appointment on my own and although its normally the least one to worry about, I had major butterflies, Im guessing it was because I had concerns, it didn’t help the clinic was over running and in total I waited 2 hours to be seen. Thankfully I left with good news! Such a relief! Just June to getup the way now. I hate the countdown to hospital visits!

Wore

I have not worn it yet, but I purchased a new skirt, top and shoes for a wedding I am going to in the summer. I saw the outfit a few weeks ago and liked how it looked on the mannequin. Whether it looks good on me is a completely different story but I will give it a go!

G and H were also kitted out in their summer uniform. G has shot up and her winter uniform no longer fits so I decided not to buy any more skirts and shirts and just dive straight back in with her summer dress. H would wear shorts all year round if he could so he is rather pleased he no longer has to wear trousers!

Made

I didn’t make this, my sister did. Mr B is putting up my picture shelves at the weekend, I have the perfect place for it to go. I adore it and I have a big flamingo picture that I am going to pop up next to it!

And lastly..

Mr B has worked so hard in laying all our flooring downstairs. He just has a tiny bit left to do and then the trimming. I absolutely love it and I am so glad I no longer have to look at dirty old flooring! The lounge is finally done and its just down to me to finish it off with some little touches! Next job is new internal doors downstairs!

What ever your up to, have a wonderful weekend and have a very lovely Easter!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely Morgana over at her new blog Coffee Work Sleep Repeat  for this linky,

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FOR THE LOVE OF | VLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | VLOGS

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week its all about Vlogs! Since I began blogging, its evolved into not just blogging but vlogging. I am no way going to start my own vlog. I hate the sound of […]

CREME EGG BROWNIES

CREME EGG BROWNIES

With Easter well and truly upon us, I wanted to make something that was egg themed. Last year I made the Creme Egg Cheesecake and over indulged on it. This year I thought I would do something simple but effective. A traditional brownie with Creme […]

PRISON BREAK, SIGN OF THE TIMES, EASTER THEMED BAKES | LITTLE LOVE 15/52

PRISON BREAK, SIGN OF THE TIMES, EASTER THEMED BAKES | LITTLE LOVE 15/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat.

It has been a full on week this week. We have been out and about making the most of the last week of the holidays. Unfortunately our Easter hols are coming to an end and come Tuesday G and H will be back at school. I love them being at home, but I always say that towards the end of the holidays they both need routine back! I’m going to miss them next week as its been such a lovely two weeks.

We have been busy with lots of days out. We went to the coast, bowling, crazy golf, park trips, visiting friends and family and G even managed to go to a sleepover. Its been pretty hectic but fun. I have also spent as much time in the garden this week. The weather has been so lovely. I love seeing the garden grow and I love seeing lots of new flowers popping up all over. There is a sense of achievement that you actually helped them grow! My Camellia being my most favourite plant at the moment, its gorgeous and perfect in every single way. Its amazing. {above picture}

I’ve been loving lots this week, without too much waffling here is this weeks #LittleLove

Read

I read some pretty terrible news this week about a new road being built. Its basically a junction coming of the M25 and cutting through all the gorgeous fields and linking up to a new tunnel which will go under the thames to kent. Thoroughly disappointed that the final say was this option and although it doesn’t affect me personally {other than the huge amounts of extra pollution!} I know people who it does effect and unfortunately it means wiping out a fair few houses along the way and loosing all those gorgeous green fields!

Watched

After a seven year wait Prison Break is back! Mr B and I absolutely loved this series and when it finished I mostly was gutted. I was so upset at the outcome as quite frankly I wanted Micheal and Sarah to live happily ever after, but it wasnt meant to be, or is it? We have watched the first episode of the new season this week and I am thrown into the series like it never finished. I’m so glad most of the original cast are back {I would of loved to have seen “Mahone” but he didn’t sign up for the new series!} I cannot wait for next weeks episode! Who else watched it?

Heard

Yep I am one of those people that is rather liking Harry Styles new single “Sign Of The Times” I heard it yesterday and I actually cannot stop listening to it! I think out of all the 1D boys he definitely has the nicer solo voice. There is also a Bowie sound to this single, am I wrong in thinking that?

Wore

Nothing to shout about. I really do struggle with this one sometimes as my normal mum attire is Jeans and some sort of top!

Made

I made the most amazing Brownie this week. I decided to make some easter themed bakes this week and this was a huge hit. It was so moist and tasted amazing warm! Recipe is coming up over the weekend so keep an eye out!

I also made some Marshmallow Rice Krispie cakes and what a complete disaster! I used to love these when I was a child and quite frankly they did not taste how I remembered!

And lastly..

We have a busy weekend. Mr B is going to finish laying the flooring which was started last week. Unfortunately he was unable to complete it before he went back to work. We are also out Saturday evening for an Easter curry at my sister-in-laws. Sunday we are in all day and I am am going to cook a roast lamb dinner and then on Monday I finally get to see Beauty and The Beast! Yippppeeeeee!

What ever your up to, have a wonderful weekend and have a very lovely Easter!

I am linking up with the ever so lovely Morgana over at her new blog Coffee Work Sleep Repeat  for this linky,

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FOR THE LOVE OF | TV

FOR THE LOVE OF | TV

I have decided to do a little mini-series on the blog, I am going to be calling it For The Love Of..  Its basically a round-up of the things I am loving. I am going to have 4 categories, TV, Blogs, Vlogs and Instagram and […]