#TheOrdinaryMoments – Five Minutes Peace

Being a creature of habit, I have my routines one of which is following lunch and tea (depending on whether it’s a work day or the weekend) Paul and I will clear the table, wash the pots and get as many of the chores out of the way before taking five to sit at the kitchen table and to enjoy a cup of coffee and a catch up whilst the kids entertain themselves.

We don’t get long before being interrupted by one of the kids or the dog requiring our attention. Those five minutes however are golden, it’s our time and the kids have come to accept that coffee cups signal five minutes peace and a sit down for their folks.…

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What Are The Benefits Of Living Abroad?

There may come a time where you seriously consider living abroad. You might have been traveling all over the world as part of your childhood, or perhaps you’ve never even left the country you were born in. But no matter what your story so far, you can always decide to cross borders when moving provided it satisfies the criteria you are looking for. Also, having almost the whole globe to choose from when looking for a new space is pretty much the textbook definition of being ‘spoilt for choice.’

But how should you consider your opportunities when desiring abroad residency? What should you expect?…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Sunbeams Through The Branches 18/52 (2019)

Welcome to this weeks edition of the #MySundaySnapshot blog series, a blog-linky which you are more than welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

Life is so full on at present – my diary is stuffed full of appointments, activities and lengthy lists of ‘things to do’. Don’t get me wrong, I like to keep busy but there’s a difference between being busy and finding yourself feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff you need or are expected to do. It’s at times like these when I appreciate a moment to stand in the sunshine, to take a minute or two to take stock, to take a breather and to clear my mind.…

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Things that I have Liked and Loved in April (2019)

We’ve had such an incredibly active and fun-packed month, here are a few of the things which I have #LikedandLoved throughout April.

Paul’s Birthday

Paul turned the grand age of thirty-six earlier this month, he is technically therefore a year older than me now. Thus, I can and will spend the next four months reminding him and ribbing him regarding our age gap.

Blackpool Sandcastle

To celebrate Paul’s birthday we took the kids out for an afternoon swimming at Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark. We bought wristbands to ride all the slides and the both the kids and us adults had the most amazing day.…

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#LivingArrows – Pride & Progress 17/52 (2019)

I’ve said this time and time again but I’ll say it once more – I couldn’t be a prouder parent. My kids may drive me up the wall and round the bend at times but I love them more than life itself. Not only do I vacuum and mop the floor upon which they walk, I worship the ground upon which they wander.

J is heading towards turning two-digits in age, I cannot believe that ten years have passed since I was the size of a house, desperate to meet my little man. The years have flown by – J is no longer little, he is now a rather tall and handsome young chap.…

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