#TheOrdinaryMoments – Pretty In Pink

Our little lady has been in need of a new bed for a short while now. She’s been after a desk bed for months and given that we are planning to buy her a television for Christmas, we thought it best to find a surface for it to live upon (ideally a desk) before Santa pays us a visit.

She inherited her original Thuka bed  (with a castle, tunnel, tent and a slide all of which we recovered in pink) from her brother and after noticing eight years worth of wear and tear, we decided to sling the slide in exchange for an almost new Thuka high sleeper bed with a desk, toy box and sofa (which doubles up as a futon should E fancy having a friend to stay overnight).…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Hasta La Vista Half Term

Monday is almost upon us which marks a return to the routine, the half-term holiday may have only been for one week but it was certainly a welcome break.

We’ve enjoyed walks out, swimming, playdates, Halloween parties, fireworks, films, meals out, baking, board games and all sorts of family fun. Both the kids and us adults really needed the rest, I for one have appreciated the time to relax and to recharge.

It’ll be another eight weeks before we have the chance to spend such a length of time together as a family and before then we have Halloween, Bonfire Night and of course the countdown to Christmas to look forward to.…

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#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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