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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A Soggy, Sullen Summer

To say that it’s mid-August, you wouldn’t know – it’s a soggy, sullen summer as the weather is utterly miserable! All those summer vest tops and pairs of shorts that I bought in anticipation of the warmer weather are now stuffed back in the drawers, replaced by jeans, long-sleeved tops, and cardigans.

I’d hoped that the holidays would be six stress-free weeks of sunshine and smiles but that’s not quite how it’s turned out. So far we’ve had a funeral, an overpriced holiday on which a tragedy occurred at a ‘four-star hotel’ that I wouldn’t have given a single star to, the death of a very close family friend, illness, surgery, and shoddy weather.…

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#LivingArrows – Cool In The Pool 30/52 (2019)

Apologies in advance if you’re growing bored of the never-ending pool pictures, it’s not often that we get the chance here in the UK to spend time in the pool. It’s not that we are averse to water, we are quite used to getting wet but it’s usually with rainwater rather than pool water if you catch my drift…

British summers are much like playing the lottery – you’re never quite sure whether it’s worth setting up a barbeque or whether it’d be easier to grill indoors. Only last week the kids and I were sat at the picnic table, about to enjoy our sandwiches when we were hit by a sudden downpour.…

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Surviving Summer – The First Week

That’s the first week of the summer holidays done and dusted, routine has officially been flung from the window and I’m quite happy living the relaxed lifestyle. When the temperature sores to thirty-odd degrees celsius, there’s not a lot you can do other than prop up the parasol and slump on a sunlounger, either that or join the kids in the paddling pool. No ta…

I’ve been busy both indoors and out (dependent upon the kids’ toleration of the heat) keeping the kids from killing each other. We’ve baked, crafted, coloured, you name it – we’ve done it in the name of entertainment and so far everyone’s still alive.…

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Let Summer Commence!

I was intending to write this post yesterday. However, despite my best intentions I decided to cut loose and to celebrate the start of the summer by sharing some bubbles with a bestie.

At precisely 1.15pm just as school was officially ‘out for the summer’, rain began to heave from the heavens by the bucket load, the electricity began flickering on and off and it felt far more like winter than summer. Not one to let the weather get in the way, I finished off my jobs for the day, loaded the kids into the car and played summer songs all the way home.…

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