#TheOrdinaryMoments – Keep Calm & Fly A Kite

There’s been very little time this week to sit down, never mind to sit down with my laptop and the time to write a post or two. Don’t get wrong, I like keeping busy – it keeps my mind occupied and active, which I find far healthier than the alternative.

I thought I was all ready for the kids to return to school, I’d got their shoes, their uniforms, their bags, and everything sorted as far as I was aware. As it turned out, I’d missed a few essentials from the list and have since had to carry out a last-minute run around collecting new trainers, new coats, new sports shirts, and yet more stationery.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Tower Power 36/52 (2019)

Welcome to this week’s edition of the #MySundaySnapshot blog series, a blog-linkup to share snapshots that you are more than welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

Summer may be done and dusted but we’ve got plenty of happy memories from the holidays to look back upon. Our trip to Alton Towers still remains a firm favourite, it was an awesome day out which I wish we could do all over again.

Autumn has now arrived and I’ve already started putting plans together for up until Christmas. Paul and I have two gigs booked – Freya Ridings and Russell Kane, I’d also like to make a return to the ‘the Towers’ for an adults weekend away.…

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Back To School & Autumns Arrival

Whilst I returned back to routine on Monday, the kids had a further two days off before starting back at school on Wednesday. They were more than ready to return, six weeks is a long time and boredom had begun to set in…

J is now in his last year of primary school, whilst E is in her last year of the infants, time sure flies by! This time next year J will be heading off to senior school and come Monday, the admissions system opens and it all becomes a little bit more real…

Although the early get-ups have been a bit of a shock to the system, we’ve just about got back into the swing of things.…

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#LivingArrows – Growing Up Far Too Fast 35/52 (2019)

I was flicking through my photos of the kids earlier today and came across these two shots snapped over the summer.  I suddenly realised how much the kids have shot up; our little lady no longer looks quite so little and our big boy is becoming a teenager before his time. Not only in terms of appearance but also in his attitude…

Our Big Girl & Her Big Bunny

Mad For Milkshake – A Teenager Before His Time

I cannot believe J is about to start year six, his final year at primary school, following which he will move up to secondary school whilst E will become a junior!…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Rollercoaster Riding Adrenalin Junkies

I’ve always been an adrenalin junky when it comes to rides and rollercoasters. My husband, on the other hand, isn’t that keen on coasters but has shown willing to give the white knuckle rides a whizz with his wife.

I remember spending our honeymoon in Florida as a single-rider for the majority of the coasters. He simply wasn’t interested nor comfortable riding the likes of The Hulk, Space Mountain, The Kraken and such-like. Paul was quite happy to sit it out with a beer whilst I got my kicks on the coasters; I cannot get enough when it comes to rollercoasters, in the words of a true legend “louder, faster, harder!”

Last weekend my family and I visited Alton Towers theme park, it has been donkey’s years since I’ve been there and during that time there has been numerous new rides added to the park which I was itching to ride.…

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