#TheOrdinaryMoments – Scoot and Skate

It’s been a while since the kids have been on their scooters and skates at the local roller disco. Now that we are back to school and routine has returned, we are back to our boots and scoots of a Friday evening.

E was given a brand, spanking new pink, light-up scooter for her birthday which she was delighted to take with her this week and once the lights are out, you can certainly see her coming now!

The kids tend to switch and swap between using their scooters, swing scooters, rollerblades, roller boots, and Healeys depending upon what they fancy riding at the time.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Keep Calm & Fly A Kite

There’s been very little time this week to sit down, never mind to sit down with my laptop and the time to write a post or two. Don’t get wrong, I like keeping busy – it keeps my mind occupied and active, which I find far healthier than the alternative.

I thought I was all ready for the kids to return to school, I’d got their shoes, their uniforms, their bags, and everything sorted as far as I was aware. As it turned out, I’d missed a few essentials from the list and have since had to carry out a last-minute run around collecting new trainers, new coats, new sports shirts, and yet more stationery.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Rollercoaster Riding Adrenalin Junkies

I’ve always been an adrenalin junky when it comes to rides and rollercoasters. My husband, on the other hand, isn’t that keen on coasters but has shown willing to give the white knuckle rides a whizz with his wife.

I remember spending our honeymoon in Florida as a single-rider for the majority of the coasters. He simply wasn’t interested nor comfortable riding the likes of The Hulk, Space Mountain, The Kraken and such-like. Paul was quite happy to sit it out with a beer whilst I got my kicks on the coasters; I cannot get enough when it comes to rollercoasters, in the words of a true legend “louder, faster, harder!”

Last weekend my family and I visited Alton Towers theme park, it has been donkey’s years since I’ve been there and during that time there has been numerous new rides added to the park which I was itching to ride.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Boredom Busting

With it being a soggy, wet summer, we’ve spent a fair amount of time entertaining ourselves indoors. Whilst I allow the children a short amount of ‘tech time’ (time on their tablets, consoles or laptop) each day, I’m very conscious of their screen time and try to keep it to a minimum, thus the kids are asked to find alternative entertainment.

It’s all very well asking them to play with something else, until that ‘something else’ happens to require an app to control or to power said toy/ game. For example, E quite enjoys playing with her Furby that has an app which enables children to download and to learn new songs with their toy.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – The House of Hound

Oh, how I adore our hound; she is the sweetest, cutest, most loving, furry beast I have ever met. However, being a basset hound she is genetically programmed to cause chaos and there are times when I could quite happily string her up, yesterday being one of them…

Lazy Maisy

My husband and I are very rarely ‘child-free’, thus when the opportunity arises we get out and make the most of the time together.

Having been relieved of our parenting duties, we set off out to town to attend an opticians appointment and to collect the final presents for E’s upcoming birthday.…

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