#TheOrdinaryMoments – A Grand Day/ Night Out

Every few weeks my parents very kindly have the kids overnight; it gives Paul and I the chance to relax a little whilst the kids spend time with their Grandparents. We don’t pack much in terms of clothing as my Mother is an eBay addict and is forever buying bundles of clothes for the kids, which they come home wearing the following day. However, we are always sure to pack their walking boots and wellies as whilst there, they usually head out for a hike with the crazy but cute dog.

Although I miss having the kids at home, it does us all a World of good to break the routine and to have a night out.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Five Minutes Peace

Being a creature of habit, I have my routines one of which is following lunch and tea (depending on whether it’s a work day or the weekend) Paul and I will clear the table, wash the pots and get as many of the chores out of the way before taking five to sit at the kitchen table and to enjoy a cup of coffee and a catch up whilst the kids entertain themselves.

We don’t get long before being interrupted by one of the kids or the dog requiring our attention. Those five minutes however are golden, it’s our time and the kids have come to accept that coffee cups signal five minutes peace and a sit down for their folks.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Feel The Sand Between Your Toes

If there’s one thing I love to do, it’s to feel the warmth of the sun on my face, the cool breeze through my hair and the sand between my toes.

You can’t beat taking five to sit at the beach: watching the water as it laps at the shore, soaking up the smells of the salty sea air with vague wafts of freshly cut grass, BBQ’s and suntan lotion, whilst listening to the kids laugh and scream as they run amuck.

This is exactly what I was doing earlier this week. It felt great to kick back, to let my hair down and to soak up the sun whilst Paul took the dog for a wander and the kids busied themselves on the beach.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Happy Easter

We’ve had an egg-cellent Easter this year; the weather has been amazing and the kids are both in high spirits following an egg-citing Easter egg hunt inside, outside and around the house. They have each been spoilt rotten with chocolate, money, books and fluffy toys galore which they collected during the hour-long hunt. Eggs-cuse all the egg puns, they aren’t even bunny! Feel free to poach all my best yolks

It may have taken the kids almost an hour to collect their bounty, but it took Paul and I almost two days in total to set up the elaborate Easter pursuit.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Biking With The Boys

I’ve just popped home from my in-laws following a scrumptious Sunday lunch, I wouldn’t usually be home so early on a Sunday only I’m about to hop into the car and to stretch myself for a ‘Yogathon’ in the name of charity, the North West Air Ambulance to be precise.

It’s been donkies since I’ve donned the lycra for downward dog and all that. I once loved my Yoga lessons but with the kids after-school activities and everything else that we somehow squeeze into our weekly schedule, there seemed to be very little time for anything Paul or I fancied partaking in.…

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