#TheOrdinaryMoments – Festive Must-Haves

Though I’d never buy a television guide any other week of the year, I have and will always buy a Christmas television guide, most usually The Radio Times – it is a festive must-have!

Both the kids and us adults use sharpie pens to draw rings around the programs that we wish to record and to watch throughout the Christmas period, though remembering to actually set the programs to record is another matter…

This week marks the final installment of #TheOrdinaryMoments series as Donna (from What The Redhead Said) has sadly decided to bring this series to a close. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Donna for hosting this wonderful series which I have greatly enjoyed being part of throughout the years.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Step Into Christmas

Although it seems that many people have decided to deck the halls a little early this year, ’tis tradition’ in this household that one must decorate for Christmas on the first Saturday of December and we’ve stuck to that.

With a brand new 7ft 6 Christmas tree at our disposal, you can imagine that the decorating duties took a little longer this year, though the kids were more than happy to take their time carefully placing baubles upon the tree whilst keeping a close eye upon the symmetry and structure of their handy work.

It felt a little strange sitting back and letting the kids crack on with Christmas decor, I didn’t need to lift a finger as between Paul, J, and E the job got done and I have to say – it looks great!…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – The Board Game Bubble

The past fortnight has been a whirlwind of emotion alongside none-stop organising for Dad’s big day. I hear that it’s best to stay busy after a loss but in all honesty, there is no other way as there’s just so much to sift through and to sort that there’s very little chance that you’re going to have a moment to yourself for quite some time.

In order to keep things as ‘upbeat’ and as ‘normal’ as possible at present for the kids, we’ve joined together as a bubble with my Mum and we’ve been getting together throughout the week, spending time enjoying meals and playing board games as a family.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Sleep Well Dad

This has been the hardest week in my life so far as I very sadly had to say goodbye to my darling Dad. After braving a ten-month fight with cancer Dad sadly lost his life last Thursday. Dad spent his final few weeks with us at home in a peaceful setting, surrounded by his family and we held his hand till the very end.

Whilst I’m completely and utterly heartbroken, I’m also rather relieved that his suffering has now ceased. There are simply no words to describe how I feel at present, I can only hope that time may heal my hurt.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Girly Time Gingerbread Biscuits

Having altered my weekly timetable in order to gain a little home-work-life balance, I am now able to spend two afternoons per week with my delightful daughter. Each week we spend an hour or two enjoying what we term as ‘girly time’ during which we usually do art, crafts or baking to while away the time prior to the boys arriving home.

This week we made gingerbread men which we had originally planned to ice but having tasted them found they were sweet enough! We’d never used cinnamon in biscuit baking before, the results were delicious and we will certainly be repeating this recipe (most likely this week coming if I have my way!).…

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