#TheOrdinaryMoments – Ship Shaped

A few weeks back J came home with a set of instructions for how to create his very own Viking ship, the deadline was officially meant to be this Friday just gone but his teacher very kindly extended this until Tuesday which allowed us an extra weekend to put a little more effort into our endeavours.

I have to say having looked at the design ideas, I wasn’t really fancying building a boat. I’m quite the crafty type but making a Viking ship seemed a little beyond my ability, thus I left it up to the Dad ‘n’ Lad team to sort out.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Lets Go To The Beach

Every now and I take a trip to the beach, not with the kids nor the dog, just myself and my thoughts. It’s such a therapeutic place to visit, no matter what the weather or what may on your mind, five minutes spent by the shore is soothing for the soul.

Often following a trip to town or to the shops, I’ll go back via the beach – it’s worth the extra five or ten minutes just for the views. I live in an area so rich in beauty, it’d be a waste if I didn’t take the time to appreciate my surroundings now and then.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Garden Gazing

Back in 2012 when we first moved into our current house, the garden was a mossy, overgrown mess in which stood a large, rusting greenhouse. I wanted to get rid of it the day that we moved in but Paul insisted that he wished to hold onto the rusty eyesore despite the cracked panes and broken door. He had grand ideas of growing plants, fruit and vegetables with the children, teaching them the pleasures and possibilities of gardening.

Whilst the kids quite liked to help out with watering the flowers, plants and random fruit and veg which we have grown over the years, they weren’t really all that bothered by the greenhouse – it was just obstacle to avoid when kicking a ball about …

Seven years later Paul finally decided to remove the great hunk of junk from our garden.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Another Fine Fest

Following a rather sudden change to our plans for this weekend, my husband and I found ourselves footloose and fancy-free to do as we pleased. Never the type to waste a weekend, we took the kids along to the annual gala where they feasted upon hotdogs and ice cream, bounced themselves silly on the inflatables, smashed a few plates for kicks and spent their pennies on books and toys before heading back home to get ready for a night with their Nana and Grandad.

After dropping the kids with my folks, Paul and I got our glad rags on, went out for a spot of tea at the pub then made our way to Ulverston to celebrate ‘Another Fine Fest’.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Happy To Be Home

Our little lad spent half of the working week busy with his buddies on a residential trip, to say that I missed him is an understatement! I know fine well that J is more than capable of coping without us for a few days but I’m not sure that I feel quite the same…

I cannot tell you how glad I am to have our little guy back where he’s meant to be, he too seems pretty happy to be home. Having arrived back at base with what appeared to be an impressive tan, J then hopped into the shower for a serious scrub, where he/ we discovered that his brilliant bronzing was in fact dirt.…

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