Family wise, September was a pretty quiet month – the kids were back to school and settling in with their new teachers and so on, and I was busy before, during, and after the BlogOn weekend. It was a success, if a very tiring one! BlogOn is a Manchester based blogging conference that I help out with – I maintain the website, as well as… Continue Reading “Life Lately: September 2018”
I took a lot of the summer away from my keyboard; partly to enjoy the 6 weeks holiday with the kids, and partly because I really needed a break. I was working on a big project that finally finished with just days to go until the school holidays, and it really stressed me out – I needed to step away from a while; just sitting… Continue Reading “Life Lately: July & August 2018”
This post is so late! July has been manic with work, that’s my excuse I’m afraid… boring but true. We started June while we were still in Felixstowe, and spent our last day going on the foot ferry across the river, to enjoy some geocaching around Bawdsey and soak up the sunshine. On the way home from our holiday we popped over to see my… Continue Reading “Life Lately: June 2018”
May began with Georgie turning 7, and me in a state of slight shock that I’ve now been a parent for seven years. It’s amazing how fast time flows by, I still remember her as a tiny baby, as an inquisitive toddler, and a shy pre-schooler. Now, our Georgiana is a lovely little girl – well on her way to being a “big girl”. She… Continue Reading “Life Lately: May 2018”
We started April off with a busy Easter holiday, with some fun local day trips including a visit to the Sea Life Centre, Hatton Adventure Farm, and even a trip to the Kingfisher Shopping Centre to take part in the Spring themed Nature Trail which the girls enjoyed… and I finally found the Harry Potter cushion I wanted in the Redditch Primark too, yay! The… Continue Reading “Life Lately: April 2018”
March was a busy month for us with lots to do despite most of us coming down with a bug or two during the month and all of us ending the month with a nasty heavy cold (thanks for sharing your bugs, kids). Oh, and I died my hair bright pink for charity.… Continue Reading “Life Lately: March 2018”
February was a pretty quiet month, with a fairly chilled out half term and ending with Lydia’s 5th birthday. We did have a few outings – we visited Sea Life and their new piranha tank, and we went down to visit Sophie & her gorgeous little girl Isla for an afternoon too. The girls did 5 mornings of swimming lessons over half term and progressed… Continue Reading “Life Lately: February 2018”
This year I’m going to incorporate my monthly minute long videos into Life Lately posts like this one… summarising what I’ve been reading, watching, playing, as well as what we’ve been doing as a family in the past month. We’ve had horrible weather so far this year, so we have been total homebody’s and have chosen to mostly hibernate indoors. The weather at the weekends… Continue Reading “Life Lately: January 2018”
We are a couple of weeks into 2018, and the time has come to reflect on the year just gone, and look forward to the year ahead. 2017 was definitely a mixed year for us. We had some really good highs, and some pretty depressing lows. It was the year we took a decent step forward with managing my chronic pain issues, I got a… Continue Reading “Looking back on 2017”
This is our Month in a Minute for December 2017! Christmas was fun even if it didn’t go to plan… and we had snow before and after Christmas! Lots and lots of snow. Granny has two litters of Norwich Terrier puppies the girls have been enjoying playing with, and we enjoyed lots of Lego and gaming fun.
The year is nearly over and I’ve finally done my November in a Minute video (what can I say, the last month has been hectic and I lost over a week to tonsillitis, which made me feel very sorry for myself indeed).… Continue Reading “November in a Minute (2017)”
I sat down earlier this week to do my seriously overdue November in a Minute and realised that in all the crazy busy-ness of November I didn’t get round to October… so here it is: We had a busy month in October – dancing with Ashley Banjo, into the city to see the bears, soft play with family, Disney on Ice, and a busy half… Continue Reading “October in a Minute (2017)”
September was a tough month for us, but there were some good moments in between the lows! We were still in Cornwall right at the start of the month, and enjoyed at day at the Hidden Valley. Lydia started school and has been loving every second, the girls have been enjoying conker hunting, and we’ve had some quiet moments at home too.