#LivingArrows Birthday Takes & Cakes & 34/52 (2017)

Although it is technically E’s fourth birthday tomorrow (how the hell is my little lady four-years old already?!) we celebrated slightly earlier, throwing a party in our garden with family and friends which was much-enjoyed by all.

Here are a few shots of the kids taken during the party which despite being low-key was a super shindig, E was spoilt rotten with gifts and had an amazing time bouncing on the castle, trampoline and god knows what else, running around the garden and the house and generally burning off some serious energy with her friends and family.

Blowing Out The Candles – Take/ Cake 1

Blowing Out The Candles – Take/ Cake 2

The Birthday Girls Big Brother (now four years senior!)

Rather than spend hours waffling on whilst I’m half-awake, I’ll save it for when I have a little more energy and a little less to do!… Read more from this post

Letter To My Soon To Be Four Year Old

E as you turn four years old there’s a few things I feel that I, your Mummy ought to say. Firstly I love you to the moon and back, you are my perfect little Princess and no matter what I’ll always have your back.

Secondly, I’m super-duper proud of you, it feels as if these past four years have flown by in the blink of an eye and during that time you have achieved more than I could ever imagine.

You may well be a mini version of myself in many ways but please don’t ever let that dictate your decisions.… Read more from this post

When Life Gives You Lemons

There are times when life gives you lemons, how you chose to deal with those mishaps is entirely up to you. If you’re anything like me then you’ll probably spend far too much time dwelling upon the negatives, umming and arring over the what if’s and generally over thinking.

I’ve never been one to make lemonade from lemons, I usually find myself turning them over in my hands for a little while before finding myself fruitlessly (like what I did there?) frustrated and throwing said lemons hard against the wall which only ever results in even more mess.

Finding the positives can be bloody hard work when you’ve become accustomed to being dealt a shit hand.… Read more from this post

#LittleLoves – Theres No Place Like Home

Apologies for posting so late but I’ve been über busy catching up on the housework since returning home from Majorca, that and I’ve been working unusual shift patterns to fit around numerous social gatherings all whilst trying to keep two children entertained. Either way I’ve had very little time to do much of anything! Whilst I’m sat with laptop in hand, here are a few of my #LittleLoves from the past seven days or so…

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Having spent just over a week wiping my watery eyes each and every time I applied sun tan lotion I’ve since spent a fair amount of time reading up on the various ingredients of various lotions and potions.… Read more from this post

#LivingArrows – Pictures From The Poolside 33/52 (2017)

We’ve had a fabulous day swimming and splashing about at the local water park with the kids. We managed to avoid the queues thanks to our all inclusive wrist bands and grab a couple of sun loungers despite the park practically bursting at the seams with sun worshippers.

We have had a bite to eat and plan to spend what’s left of our final afternoon in Majorca resting by the poolside before heading out to town to buy some last minute presents ready for our journey back home tomorrow.

It’s been an interesting holiday, the hotel certainly wasn’t what I expected but rather than ranting I’ll simply say that in future I’ll steer clear of oversized family based complexes and opt for smaller, quieter accommodation ideally close to town or by the beach.… Read more from this post

#MySundayPhoto – A Spanish Sunset

Majorca is certainly a stunning little island, the beaches are beautiful, the marina is breath taking and despite our hotel stay being reminiscent of an episode of Shameless we’ve really enjoyed our time here as a family.

I never wish away holidays, Christ we spend a great deal of money and effort upon our travel plans so we’re sure to savour every moment. I am however beginning to look forward to heading home simply for the little luxuries that my home comforts have to offer…

A functioning washing machine, hair dryer, a sparkling clean bath, non-bio laundered towels, endless dietary options, a decent wireless connection, a comfy bed with thick duvets, a decent wireless connection and strangely … carpet underfoot!… Read more from this post