#TheOrdinaryMoments – Halloween Has Arrived

Though it may be a smidgen early, Halloween has officially arrived in our household, and why the heck not?! It’s the half-term holiday, the clocks have turned back an hour and the dark nights are now drawing in so I’m all for anything to lighten the mood and to lift our spirits a little.

I’d have ideally liked to have bought a few extra decorations and to have changed things about for Halloween this year but with Covid, it simply wasn’t to be. Thankfully, we’ve got plenty and as a result our living room now looks pretty spooky-spectacular!

I’d have really liked to have taken the kids out to Muncaster Castle for the day to see all the spooky sights but it’s bound to be busy and therefore not worth the risk – here’s hoping that we can visit next year perhaps and until then we’ve got plenty planned to keep them both entertained and on their toes.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Eat My Homework!

Apparently, there’s no such thing as a break when you’ve got two kids and a poorly parent thus I’ve given up trying to have a weekend these days.

We spent Saturday catching up with E’s reading and kindness collection homework prior to stripping beds, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning, tidying, and getting the house into order before going baking bonkers as we made various loaves of bread and a cake which was then to be iced as a plant/ animal cell as part of J’s science homework.

By the time that we had ticked off the many tasks, it was almost evening and I was off out on ‘Dad duty’ to offer Mum a little time to herself so that she could enjoy a bath in the hopes that she may feel slightly more human. …

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Muddling Through

Life is far from easy at present, there’s just so much going on right now that I barely know where to begin…

2020 has been the most difficult year of my life thus far and whilst I’m desperately trying to cope with juggling the kids, finding my way around a new job, living through a world pandemic, and dealing with the heartwrenching reality of having to watch my Dad struggle through what the Doctors and I suspect are to be the final few months of his life, I’m finding it all to be somewhat overwhelming.

Despite struggling emotionally, I’m doing my best to muddle on through and to take each day as it comes, a step at a time.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – A Step Up In The Kitchen

Like most kids, J & E love to bake, cook, and to muck in around the kitchen. Back in the day when the kids were tiny, we had a kitchen helper to lift the kids to ‘counter height’, they have obviously grown since then but E is still a little short and for the past few years she’s used a chair to stand on whilst baking, cooking and so on.

However, E is a little too short for the counter but a little too tall to be stood on a chair so I recently decided to purchase a simple stepping stool.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Balancing Bedlam

This post seems wrongly titled at present as it feels as if any ‘ordinary moments’ were a lifetime ago. Perhaps these posts would be more aptly titled ‘moments of madness’ considering the chaos that I’m currently enduring.

I’ve never been all that good at cutting a long story short so prepare yourself for a waffly rant regarding what’s going on right about now.

Going back a year or more ago I suffered from a few random blackouts during which I’d collapse without warning, often coming round to find myself lathered in sweat, shaking, and completely exhausted for the next few hours.…

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