#TheOrdinaryMoments – Step Into Christmas

Although it seems that many people have decided to deck the halls a little early this year, ’tis tradition’ in this household that one must decorate for Christmas on the first Saturday of December and we’ve stuck to that.

With a brand new 7ft 6 Christmas tree at our disposal, you can imagine that the decorating duties took a little longer this year, though the kids were more than happy to take their time carefully placing baubles upon the tree whilst keeping a close eye upon the symmetry and structure of their handy work.

It felt a little strange sitting back and letting the kids crack on with Christmas decor, I didn’t need to lift a finger as between Paul, J, and E the job got done and I have to say – it looks great!…

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#MySundaySnapshot – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like… 49/52 (2020)

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a snap-sharing-blog-linky series that you are very welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

Following what has been an incredibly difficult and draining week, Paul and I decided to blow the budget and to splash out on some serious sparkle in order to bring a little festive spirit into our lives. So without further ado, allow me to introduce you to ‘John Deer’ our rocking new reindeer, which along with our brand new 7ft 6 Christmas tree has totally transformed our house.…

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#LivingArrows – Strength In Santa Hats & Sportswear 48/52 (2020)

Though it’s been a very sad and rather strange couple of weeks for us all, the kids have shocked and stunned both Paul and I with their incredible strength and resilience.

J may only be eleven years old but by Jove, he has such a wise head on his shoulders! He reminds me so much of my Dad as he just seems to know exactly what to say at the right time, meanwhile, E, bless her, is all sweetness and sunshine and can light up the room during the darkest of times. They are a pure pleasure and I’m not really sure where I’d be without them!…

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Things that I have #LikedandLoved in November 2020

November 2020 was just the worst month I’ve ever known, losing my Dad is one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with but it’s also taught me a very important lesson – life is incredibly short, shorter than you may believe, thus embrace each and every day, enjoy every moment and hold onto every drop of happiness that falls your way.

With that in mind – I will endeavor to hold onto the happier memories and to celebrate the memorable moments, thus here are a few of the things which I have somehow or other #LikedandLoved throughout November 2020.

Bonfire Night

Despite living through a lockdown, we made the best of bonfire night at home with a few fireworks and plentiful sparklers – though it wasn’t the large display that the kids have become accustomed to over the years, it was still special and made the night memorable.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – The Board Game Bubble

The past fortnight has been a whirlwind of emotion alongside none-stop organising for Dad’s big day. I hear that it’s best to stay busy after a loss but in all honesty, there is no other way as there’s just so much to sift through and to sort that there’s very little chance that you’re going to have a moment to yourself for quite some time.

In order to keep things as ‘upbeat’ and as ‘normal’ as possible at present for the kids, we’ve joined together as a bubble with my Mum and we’ve been getting together throughout the week, spending time enjoying meals and playing board games as a family.…

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