#TheOrdinaryMoments – My Little Hero

Earlier this week our son went to the hospital to have a planned operation. Having had a fair amount of surgery myself, I felt pretty confident in being by his side whilst he was put under general anesthetic. Little did I realise that watching ‘one of your own’ being ‘put under’ is far from a walk in the park.

In all honesty, it’s actually quite a terrifying experience and whilst I knew it was for the best, I’d have done anything to swap places with our little man as he laid on that bed. Saying that I quite like a bit of general anesthetic but then I’m an odd bod!…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Life In The Lakes 1/52 (2020)

Welcome to the first  #MySundaySnapshot post of 2020!  For those of you that may be new to this blog series, #MySundaySnapshot is a weekly blog-linky (which you are more than welcome to join) that was designed and set up simply to share snapshots. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

Although one of my goals for 2020 was to take more pictures, I’ve had to let that ride this week as our son has been in surgery – thus we’ve been somewhat preoccupied with his recovery.

Though whilst we were cooped up in the children’s ward, our daughter was out and about having fun with her Grandparents, Auntie, Uncle and cousins in Coniston.…

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My Bucket List for 2020

Happy New Year! I’ve never been one to write a resolutions list, I’m utterly hopeless when it comes to the likes of dieting or giving anything up thus prefer to create a wish list as it’s far more achievable. So without further ado, here’s my wishlist/ bucket list for the year ahead.

To finish installing the upstairs front windows To add new blinds to the finished windows. To replace the disgusting drapes which currently hang in our dining room. To book and to go on a holiday not necessarily abroad! To get a new desk and filing cabinet storage system for the office To watch a live gig To have a weekend away with the husband To get new bedding/blankets for our room To reduce my anxiety and worry by putting a stop to overthinking and overanalyzing everything.… View Post

Looking Back At My Bucket List For 2019

Back at the beginning of the year, I put together a bucket list of thirty things that I was hoping to achieve or to do throughout this year. I’ve decided to look back at this list to see just how much (or perhaps how little) I achieved:

Replace the bay windows in the living room. – We replaced the living room windows with the most fantastic bay windows, though this took until September to sort it was well worth the effort and expense. Replace the windows in J’s room. – We were planning on doing this prior to Christmas but things got a bit busy, with a little luck we’ll get this done and dusted come the new year.… View Post

Things that I have #LikedandLoved in December 2019

So here we are at the end of another month and of another year. I am forever saying that ‘time flies’ but it truly does or at least it seems to once you have children. With it being Christmas there has been endless family festive fun, here are a few of the things which I have #LikedandLoved throughout December.


I’ve always enjoyed a good countdown, whether it’s counting down the months, weeks, days or even hours to a particular event, Christmas is no different. As a kid, I remember having an advent calendar, it may not have contained chocolate but still, I enjoyed opening the numbered doors each morning before setting off to school.…

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