#MySundaySnapshot – Derby Driving 35/52 (2019)

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This time last week we were southbound as we traveled around Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Staffordshire. We had the most glorious weather, with temperatures rising over thirty degrees in places, it got a little hot around the collar at times but we managed.

Although I love living in the Lake District as I believe it is one of the most scenic spots in the UK, I have to say that I fell hook line and sinker for Derbyshire.…

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Things that I have Liked and Loved in August 2019

After a splendid six week holiday, summer has come to a close, as has August. We’ve certainly had a super-busy, fun-filled month. Here are just a few of the highlights which I have #LikedandLoved during that time.

Crete

Although it wasn’t the holiday we’d expected, we made the best of a very bad situation and after hiring a car (and getting the heck out of the hotel) we enjoyed beach strolls, evenings out and hopping around Hersonissos.

My Thirty-something Birthday

I’ll be honest; I wasn’t entirely happy about turning another year older. I’m creeping far too close to forty for my liking.…

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#LittleLoves – August 2019

August has certainly flown by, it’s been busy, busy, busy in our household with holidays, birthdays, celebrations, meals out, trips away and family visits. We’ve not really had much time to stop, that’s kind of how I like it though! Here’s some of my #LittleLoves from the past month…

Read

Forgive me for I have sinned, I haven’t read a single book this month. I’ve flicked through plenty of magazines, blog articles and such-like, but haven’t picked up a book as I’ve just been way too busy!

I have however been reading books to the children before bed; J is currently reading David Walliams ‘Gangsta Granny’ whilst E is reading the first book from Pip Bird’s ‘The Naughtiest Unicorn’ series.…

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Hanging Out With The Hangrees

With it being the summer holidays, I have been willing to do almost anything to keep the kids entertained and happy. I’m not a huge fan of mess or goop so I must admit I was a little dubious when agreeing to review ‘The Hangrees‘ – the latest range of parody snack-based, slime creation to hit the market.

The kids, however, were overjoyed at the chance to get their hands a little sticky and of course to take a look at some new toys.

Snack Attack

We received a large box filled with goodies including a range of snacks, each wrapped in comedy packaging: Doritos became ‘Diaritos’, Reeces became ‘Reek’s’, Pringles became ‘Poo-ringles’ and a Burger King pack was renamed as ‘Booger King’.…

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So Long Summer

It’s the final week of the summer holidays and as we swing out of summer, the weather seems to have followed suit. Gone are the glorious sunshine days as the grey skies and the drizzle have returned – it feels very much like autumn has made an early arrival!

We’re just about sorted for the upcoming school year, I just need to add name labels into the kids’ uniforms, pick up a new school bag for E and to check that their PE kits still fit.

As for me, I’ve got a brand new diary, a brand new bag and I’m currently awaiting the arrival of some new work pants.…

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