Battles At Bedtime

I’m quite a thoughtful person by nature; I often sit up till stupid o’clock thinking, wondering and generally bashing my brain with quizzical ideas, hopes for the future, masses of memories, realms of regrets and anything else that niggles itself into my noggin. As you can imagine this leaves me with very little time for sleep!

I therefore often laze till as late as I possibly can before clambering from my pit. I almost never feel fully rested and am forever tired but there’s very little I can do to ‘switch off’. My mind is a labyrinth of information, I’m never quite sure what’s around the corner and it’s not just at night-time either – I often find my thoughts wandering during the daytime too.…

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#LivingArrows – The Grizedale Forest Zog Activity Trail 14/52 (2019)

As the sun was shining and the kids had been promised, we took the kids and the hound out for the day. We had originally planned to visit Jodrell Bank but due to time constraints we decided to visit somewhere a little closer to home – Grizedale Forest.

It was really nice to get out for the day and to spend time as a family with the hound in tow. There was no rush to return home due to the dog, we could literally spend as long as we liked just making the most of the good weather and the beautiful scenery.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Feeding Time At The Zoo

I decided to address an issue which seems to be a constant battle in this household – food. As this is indeed ‘an ordinary moment’ for this family, it seemed to fit perfectly into this post.

Way back when the kids were first-born I made a plan to ween them onto freshly made fruits and vegetables, all of which my husband and I peeled, chopped, puree and then placed into ice-cube trays to freeze. We then placed the frozen cubes into plastic bags, which we then labelled with the date and contents. Following this we followed Annabel Karmel and Gina Ford recipes for a wide range of nutritious meals all of which our children ate.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Spring Is In Bloom 14/52 (2019)

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

We are officially half way through the half term and the sunshine has finally shown its face. With a little luck the weather will stay on side and we might just make the best of our break. At last, spring is in bloom; the hedgerows are thick with flowers, the smell of freshly cut grass hangs in the air and the idea of having a BBQ and some drinks on the decking doesn’t seem too far out.…

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