#TheOrdinaryMoments – Building Before Bedtime

We are fairly rigid in our routine, especially so when it comes to bedtime. We usually give the kids their supper whilst they watch a cartoon or two on the couch, they then have their baths and get ready for bed before settling down with a book or two.

This evening, however, we mixed things up a little and it’s been quite nice to do things a little differently. The kids had an early supper followed by a quick shower, whilst I got busy with the vacuum cleaner.

Having scrubbed and shined themselves, the kids then came downstairs in their pajamas and proceeded to build Lego models from their latest kit, before eventually tiring and making their way off to Bedfordshire (aka their beds).…

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#MySundaySnapshot – When Christmas Comes Early 42/52 (2019)

Welcome to this week’s festive-themed #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a snap-sharing-blog-linky series that you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

It may only be October but signs of Christmas coming are already upon us. It’s not just the aisles in Tesco which are displaying seasonal stuff, Mother Nature has also got her Christmas colours at the ready as earlier this week I came across this beautiful holly.

I myself have made long lists of ideas for family gifts and the presents are already beginning to pile on top of my wardrobe.…

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Hello Half Term!

The half-term holidays have finally arrived and whilst most people I’ve spoken to seem to have made plans for their time off, we haven’t and I’m quite content with the concept of a relaxed, free and easy week ahead.

I woke late this morning, which is surprising considering that sleeping on our mattress is next to impossible, as it has now worn down to the springs, each and every one of which we are able to feel grinding against our spines. I’d compare the experience to sleeping on a bag of nails but I suspect that may be more comfortable!

I was obviously exhausted as despite the lack of comfort, I actually enjoyed a rather long lay in and feel far better for it.…

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The Siblings Project – October 2019

So here we are, halfway through October already! I don’t know about you but I’m ready for a rest, bring on that half-term holiday, I’m more than ready for a break.

With the darker nights starting to set in, we have been eeking out ever hour of sunlight we have before the curtains are closed and we settle down for the evening. Whether it’s a short walk, a quick scoot or a bike ride, it makes all the difference to the day.

Work Hard – PLAY HARD!

With all the rain we’ve had of late, it’s hard to believe that this photo was taken just last weekend whilst enjoying a play at the park.…

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#LivingArrows – Make Every Moment Count 41/52 (2019)

Life is short, so be sure to spend it with those that matter and to make every moment count.

Kids seem to know exactly how to live life to the max, they don’t care so much whether people are watching, laughing or commenting upon their antics. They are happy in their bodies, free spirits without the burden of the anxieties and worries that the adult society seems to carry like a heavy shroud.

Childhood is a time to be savoured, enjoyed and to be reflected upon fondly. These two kids of mine are a living reminder to live life for the moment and to savour every second.…

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