RachelSwirl

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Goodnight Princess

This is one of the hardest blog posts I have ever had to write, it’s certainly not one that I wish to ever write again but given that I allow pets into my life I’m fairly sure that I will encounter this heartbreak all over again in however many years.

My family, friends and those of you that follow me on Facebook are probably already aware that on Wednesday we lost a much-loved member of our family. Molly, our beautiful basset hound grew her angel wings and made her way to the ‘farm in the sky’ to peacefully play with her friends from the past.…

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50 Shades Of Decor

I’ve had a passion for Art from an early age; I’d spend hours sketching, colouring and painting as a child. I took time researching artists from the past and present and collected a vast quantity of art reference books which I’d flick through regularly for inspiration and enjoyment.

As a child I dreamt of decorating my own room and whilst I had some input into the colour schemes my parents selected, it was always down to them to decide how and where things would be placed, painted and so on. Still, I toyed with decor and design through playing and using ‘The Sims’; I would spend hours building, designing and decorating houses in the hope that one day it would be a reality.…

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#LivingArrows – The Magical Box & Our Greatest Showgirl 29/53 (2018)

With the summer holidays just over a week away, the kids and I are now on countdown. We’ve already enjoyed a month or more of super sunshine and we are now revved up and ready for routine to fly from the window.

I’m no longer pushing J nor E to sit and work upon reading, writing or maths during the evenings, instead I’ve given them free time to enjoy being outdoors and to make the best of the sunshine (before the rain arrives come the moment school shuts for the summer).

I finally ordered and received two new sun-loungers which have since been placed upon the decking.…

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#MySundayPhoto – Seeking Shade From The Sun

It’s been a seriously long week, some of which has been enjoyable but mostly exhausting. We had a short moment of light relief as the rain finally fell on Friday, this was short lived as we then spent the weekend basking in the baking heat.

It’s really hard to do much of anything with the high temperatures, the cloud cover has helped a little but still, it feels really stuffy and I’m finding it quite a struggle to go about my day-to-day chores without breaking into a sweat and surrendering myself to the sofa.

Whilst I adore summer, there is a limit to the amount of sunshine I can tolerate and my skin has just about had enough.…

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Tomorrow Is Another Day

As far as I’m concerned, today simply didn’t happen. The past twenty-four hours have utterly sucked from start to finish and as much as I try to look on the bright side, there ain’t no silver lining on this cloudy day.

It all began late last night when my husband alerted me to the fact that our washing machine was no longer. I wasn’t entirely sure how to wash and dry three loads without a machine and so called upon our good friend to assist us in repairing said lemon. Unfortunately, he was unable to drop by until today, leaving me pondering as to whether we’d need to replace said the washer with money which we’ve been saving for our holiday.…

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