I fully intended to be far more active on my blog this week but as per usual life happened. I’m well aware that it’s a pathetic excuse for any blogger to give but it’s the best that I have at present.

Here we are once again at the end of yet another weekend, the majority of which I’ve spent busy behind the bar as always, although I managed to get out and about for a few hours yesterday which helped blow the cobwebs away.

It may have been bitterly cold outside but we wrapped up warm and embraced the outdoors for a play on the park and a blast on the beach followed by cake and steaming, hot chocolates at the local bistro bar.… Read more from this post

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If there’s one day of the year that I love it has to be Bonfire Night. I have always and will forever be a massive fan of fireworks.

There’s something rather magical about the heavens glittering with bright flashes of colour dancing patterns into the night sky, I for one could watch fireworks forevermore.

On a crisp, cold autumn night there’s nothing better than wrapping up and warm and heading out to huddle around a fire. The smell of freshly blown gunpowder thick in the air, scents of mulled wine and treacle toffee wafting from across the way whilst excited children shriek as they dance about in their Wellington boots, twirling their arms as they make shapes with their sparklers.… Read more from this post

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We’ve officially reached the end of half term and as per usual I’ve managed to leave a few things to last-minute as there’s nothing quite like living on the seat of your pants for an adrenalin buzz.

Unlike most people who spent time designing and carving their pumpkins with their kids throughout the half term holidays, we held off until last-minute leaving it till earlier this evening, the idea being that our pumpkins will last a little longer and should still look half-decent come Halloween.

In past years I’ve always been super organised but recently I’ve let live with a less rigid routine which has resulted in me running around like a loon for the past two hours getting everything in order for the morning when the school routine returns.… Read more from this post

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Apologies for the rather late post but I’ve had yet another busy day, hopefully things will calm down a little now that it’s half term, on second thoughts who am I kidding?!

We’ve had a fantastic, fun-filled few weeks which at times has felt like its been none stop till I literally drop. I dropped just over a week ago with the most horrendous sore throat and despite having next to no voice then sounding much-like a man I continued to do my very best to troop on.

There were times when I crawled into a bed for a few hours extra rest here and there but us ladies need our beauty sleep right?… Read more from this post

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My family and I have enjoyed a weekend away celebrating my brother-in-law (and now sister-in-laws) wedding. Our children J & E were very kindly asked to be  ‘Flower Girl’ and ‘Page Boy’ for the day and what a day it was!

We were blessed with beautiful weather which enabled the ceremony to take place outdoors surrounded by stunning scenery. The little ones looked adorable all dressed up in their suits and dresses carefully holding their bouquets as they led the bride steadily down the aisle.

Having witnessed what I can only describe as the perfect ceremony we then headed to the lawn for champagne and canopies.… Read more from this post

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