So here we are at the end of June already, thirty days sure have flown by. Here are a few of the things that I have #LikedandLoved throughout the month.
Half term holidays
Though it feels like a lifetime ago now, the half-term holidays were the much-needed break that we all required in order to rest and recuperate. We specifically didn’t plan anything so that we could take the time to catch up with ourselves, though E and I spent a weekend at a local art workshop and we took the kids to the cinema mid-week to watch the latest Spiderman movie. Other than that, E spent most of her time riding her scooter around the cul-de-sac with her friends whilst J continued conquering his latest coding/ computing challenges that he’s busy putting together for his beloved YouTube channel.
Though half-term was a bit of a washout, we were blessed with one or two sunshine days thus we spent some time clearing and cleaning the garden for the summer months whilst sunning ourselves whilst we could.
Butties On The Beach
Whilst E was occupied playing with her cousins, Paul, J, and I took ourselves for a stroll along the shore where we enjoyed some butties on the beach followed by an obligatory ice cream from the local van. It was great to get the sand between our toes, to watch the horses galloping along the shoreline, and to just spend some time out and about enjoying each other’s company.
Since the whole Covid 19 lockdown situation, it’s been quite some time since we’ve been to a local gala thus it was good to get out and to mingle with the crowds without the worries of wearing masks or swab testing and such-like. Though it wasn’t quite what it once was (probably because the kids have grown up so much since we last visited) it was still a lovely afternoon spent together in the sunshine.
E was busy enjoying time with her friends whilst swinging a golf club or two whilst J also clubbed up with his mates and had a smashing time throwing balls at china plates… as you do. Paul and I found ourselves feeling slightly redundant thus perused the various stalls, watched the local talent, and consumed a range of baked goodies before sitting in the shade of the trees as it was ‘scorchio’.
The Grand Tour
Jezza and the boys finally returned for another episode of the Grand Tour, a much-loved series in our household. Whilst Clarkson may be frowned upon by most, we quite like his work and therefore rather enjoyed watching Amazon’s latest installment of the hilarity that is the ‘Hamster’, Captain Slow, and Jezza.
Clearing The Clutter
My wardrobe is quite literally bursting at the seams (at some point we plan to put together a built-in wardrobe for our room but until funds are flush we will make do with our Argos abomination) so E and I decided to ‘clear some clutter’ and put on our very own fashion show which resulted in two large bin bags full of clothes being thrown into the boot of the car to go to charity. It felt good to ‘get real’ and to ‘get rid’.
Soul Seeker Signs
Given that I’ve already got quite the collection of divination decks, I tend not to purchase all that many new decks or sets these days. However, having already got the ‘Affairs of the Heart‘ oracle I couldn’t help but to cave and order LeoSunScorpioMoon’s latest deck ‘ Soul Seeker Signs‘. It’s such a lovely deck and such an informative read!
On Your Bike
With E’s birthday edging ever closer she’s been giving us a few hints as to what she might like on her big day. Given that we’ve got a holiday booked before then I wanted to get myself planned and prepared to make things a little easier on us all thus we took E to Halfords to get measured up for a bike (as she’s requested both for her birthday and upcoming cycling proficiency). I’ve got to say the price of the thing that she picked out brought tears to my eyes but with a little internet scouring I managed to acquire the exact same bike, in the correct size and style, in brand new condition for a quarter of the price thus now have towels and blankets hiding the damned thing until the big day.
J’s been going to drum lessons on and off for around four years now and over that time he’s improved endlessly. I was incredibly proud earlier this month when his teacher informed me that his drumming is starting to edge onto the advanced level. He’s so talented bless him and I’m super proud.
Packing, Planning & Preparing For The Duke of Edinburgh Award
It’s not long now before J heads off to complete his Duke of Edinburgh award. We’ve spent the past few weeks putting together a pile of various bits and bobs that he’s going to need for his grand outing whilst he’s practiced putting up his tent and discussed what food he’s planning on cooking at camp. I’m super nervous for him – I just hope that he gets through it and manages to complete the walk without any issues.
Thanks again for reading my blog – I hope that you enjoyed reading what I have #LikedandLoved throughout June.
If you fancy sharing some of your own #LikedAndLoved points from the month then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what you #LikedAndLoved this month!