Good Friday has arrived in a flash, the Easter holidays are already whizzing by and the kids have been kept busy hunting for eggs, making cards, baking, playing games and having days out with family and friends.
It’s been a busy week with one thing or another and despite the kids being home from School and Nursery Paul and I have continued to work with a few alterations to our hours here and there.
Here are a few of my #LittleLoves from the past seven days which I have mostly spent enjoying time with the children without the worry of school runs, after school activities and such like.
I can’t say I’ve read a great deal recently. I have however been on a book hunt and as part of this have decided to invest in a new eReader in the near future. My current Kindle has a fairly grey screen and feels awkward to read in comparison to Paul’s lovely ‘PaperWhite‘ which he has very kindly offered to hand over to his wonderful wife that’d me then!
Given that our CD player has now given up the ghost the Kindle will have to wait as it seems a new Music centre for the living room has taken priority to this which as you can imagine has resulted in a fair amount of online research which I guess could count as reading…
J on the other hand has been doing a fair amount of reading this afternoon with his Pirate Plundering Quest for eggs in and around the house. Paul and I made the children a complex treasure map and a set of clues all of which were worded in Pirate speak. We then put the Pirates Of The Caribbean soundtrack on full whack, gave each child an empty basket and set them to task searching for treasure.
It took some time for J to make sense of the many clues and to locate their whereabouts on the map, this at least kept the kids entertained for an hour or so which gave Paul and I the chance to enjoy a coffee and to tackle a few of the many household chores.
Both Paul and I were equally excited about the new series of Peter Kay’s Car Share coming to BBC1 this week. What we didn’t realise was that each and every episode of series 2 would be immediately available to view following the first episode being played on Tuesday.
We were unable to resist and found ourselves binge watching the entire of series two over two nights. The second series of Car Share was almost funnier than the first, each episode filled with comedy gold moments alongside the ‘will they wont they’ storyline which continues to keep viewers hooked.
Without spoiling the programme for those that haven’t yet watched the full series, I was left wanting more and am now praying to the TV gods that Kay and co will return to complete the cliff hanger.
I have once again dipped into the ‘old school’ section for this weeks CD selection whilst driving to work. Pulp’s first album ‘Different Class’ features some well-known songs which have received a great amount of airplay over the years including ‘Common People’, ‘Disco 2000’ and ‘Mis-Shapes’.
Jarvis Cocker may not be the norm but since when has that ever bothered me? This is an album that will never truly age in my eyes, the Music is almost main stream yet has that air of peculiar that ticks the quirky box for all the right reasons.
Whilst Paul spent time hiding clues and easter eggs around the house for the kids to follow and to find, I sat with the kids at the table creating hand-made Easter cards which the children are yet to sign and to hand out to family over the weekend.
I haven’t made cards with the kids for a while now. Rather than giving the kids strict instructions as to how they were to design their cards I simply cut out Egg shapes for them to decorate as they wished and allowed them unlimited access to the craft box. This took some serious self discipline let me tell you!
It was really nice to sit back and to watch as they each came up with their own mismatch of ideas and creations all of which will be greatly appreciated by those that receive said cards I’m sure.
It’s been all about the casual clothing for both the kids and I this week. Without the school runs, play dates or random outings to worry about I’ve barely even worn makeup to be honest. Why bother?
One thing that has changed however has been my footwear, the winter boots were very quickly exchanged for summer shoes following a raise in temperature over the weekend. I have since realised that I may need to invest in a new pair of Skechers as given two years of being battered by my feet, my trusty Go Walks are a little worn yet still unbelievably comfortable though.
I’m not sure whether its the time of year or whether my blog has become more popular. Either way I am finding that I’m now being sent quite a lot of blog related work to get through which is certainly keeping me occupied. If it continues like this then who knows, one day I may be able to drop a few shifts behind the bar and put our newly decorated office to good use.
I wouldn’t say I’m particularly talented at writing but it is certainly something that I enjoy. One of my close friends suggested that perhaps this is precisely what I should be doing for a living writing that is not just generally whining about the World and it’s got me thinking, maybe their right, only time will tell…
I hope that you have had a fantastic ‘Good Friday’, Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed this weeks #LittleLoves. If you fancy sharing some of your own #LittleLoves then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what your #LittleLoves might be.