#TheOrdinaryMoments – Building Before Bedtime

We are fairly rigid in our routine, especially so when it comes to bedtime. We usually give the kids their supper whilst they watch a cartoon or two on the couch, they then have their baths and get ready for bed before settling down with a book or two.

This evening, however, we mixed things up a little and it’s been quite nice to do things a little differently. The kids had an early supper followed by a quick shower, whilst I got busy with the vacuum cleaner.

Having scrubbed and shined themselves, the kids then came downstairs in their pajamas and proceeded to build Lego models from their latest kit, before eventually tiring and making their way off to Bedfordshire (aka their beds).…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Soggy Sundays

It’s most definitely been a soggy Sunday! We’ve had non-stop rain for the past twenty-four hours and whilst I’d usually suggest that it’s the weather for ducks – I’m pretty sure that even they are fed up with the forecast!

E and I drove through to town earlier for her weekly swimming lessons. Unfortunately, the spa facilities were shut, leaving me to watch from the window rather than spectate from the sauna. To be honest, I wasn’t all that fussed as I didn’t really feel like getting wet today, I didn’t really feel like doing much of anything other than wrapping up warm and keeping comfortable.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Home Comforts

Nothing beats spending time in the comfort of your own home. Don’t get me wrong, getting out and about can do wonders for the mind but after a busy day at work, a walk along the shore, a day or an evening out, a week abroad, or just a trip to the shops, ‘home’ will always be where you eventually return to.

I’m a big believer in the concept of ‘tidy house – tidy mind’ thus spend a lot of my time clearing and cleaning around the house. I find cleaning to be quite therapeutic, especially so once it’s all been done and I can relax in the comfort of a fresh-smelling, clean, tidy house. …

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Sunday Swimming & Shopping Shenanigans

It’s been raining continuously for almost twenty-four hours now and as Id expected the roads were like rivers when E and I drove through to her swimming lesson earlier today.

E recently passed her stage two swimming certificate, she has now moved up to a more advanced class at a later time (bang on dinner time!) which began today.

Poor E was accustomed to being one of the strongest kids in her swimming class, whereas now she is one of the smallest, youngest and weakest swimmers in her class, though I’m sure it won’t be long before she finds her feet or should I say fins?…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – A Walk In The Park

Given that we live almost fifty-minutes (in the car) away from our nearest shopping town, we tend to keep things local and to use the smaller (and unfortunately more expensive) shops to collect our food shopping and such-like from.

However, there’s some stuff we simply cannot get hold of, thus have to hop into the car and to make that journey… yesterday was one of those days. To make the journey worthwhile, we usually take the kids to the cinema, go swimming or take a walk through the park.

It may be pouring it down with rain at present, but yesterday the weather was glorious and the park seemed to be the obvious choice.…

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