Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Pragmatic Poe


Hi folks! Its that time of the week again. Honestly, I don't know where the time is flying to at the moment. The school holidays seemed so far away and now suddenly the kids are breaking up next week and I'm in a panic about being organised with work and having lots of different things for them to do!


This Week's Linky

It was great to see a few new faces linking up last week and it would be lovely to see even more this week!
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This week's Tuesday Twinkler post comes from Pragmatic Poe, talking about those lacking truths about motherhood. I'm sure you will agree that everyone talks about the good but sometimes the not-so-good is glossed over and until you've had your baby, you just won't understand what people mean about different things. For me, it was the tiredness. Actually, scrap that. Not tiredness, more overwhelming exhaustion. There's nothing like it! Pop on over to see the other things on the list - are there any you would add?





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Monday, 16 July 2018

Monthly Roundup : June 2018


Yep, we're already a couple of weeks into July and I'm only just getting round to finishing this. All in all, June was a good, if not rather busy, month! 

We started June by seeing Peppa Pig at the theatre. Both the girls absolutely loved it, although E wasn't so keen towards the end when they surprised us being spraying water on us. T, on the other hand, thought it was hysterical and laughed at us whilst hiding under the chair so that she didn't get wet!  She wasn't quite so happy later in the afternoon mind you, when she lost the balloon that Daddy brought her..... bye bye Mr Dinosaur.



The most important and all consuming thing to take place in June was Buddy as he finally came home. He's been here 4 weeks and we're finally getting into some sort of routine.  I can't believe how time consuming he is, quite like having a baby actually, but he is a beaut so I'll let him off!

The girls have been excited as this month Nanny and Grandad have had a large climbing frame delivered and built (by Daddy and Grandad). Its bloomin' amazing, I'd have loved to have had something like it growing up.  They really are very lucky.  

We've had two birthday parties this month. One of which, I managed to turn up to the wrong venue.  Ahh, fun times. The second was a pirate party that T was excited to go to, got dressed up and then as we got there, decided she didn't want to go.  After a lot of persuasion we went in and she had a great time.  

Whilst we've not made as much of the garden as we did last year - its just too hot - we've brought a new BBQ and some garden furniture so we finally have somewhere comfortable to sit. The garden is unbearably hot so I'm hoping the temperature drops so we can get outside and enjoy it some more!  I say it every year but I really do dislike the hot weather and I'm longing for it to get cooler, even though I'm quite aware that I'd still be complaining if it were too cold.  I've been very much trying to keep hidden away and have been deploying all the tricks I can, to no avail. All I'll say is I am very thankful for fans and air conditioning. And sun cream!

There have been a few changes at work recently with a new member of staff that I am working directly with and its been rather busy over the last few weeks. Its all good though and I'm excited to see the changes we can bring about working together.  

Painting! Again, as I paint in the conservatory, its been too hot to get much done but I've managed to get one wooden towel rail painted and sold and a coat of paint on a second.  I'm itching to get on with it but its like an oven out there! 

Finally, I was sent a lovely package from the people at Buscopan. I've had IBS for as long as I can remember and I really struggle to control it at times.



Diet and stress relief have, for me, have always been the advice given to me whenever I've asked for help from the Drs. Last year, I wrote about finding a lump on my jaw and the diagnosis and advice I was given which you can read here. One of the things that was really drummed into me was learning to relax and sorting out my sleep hygiene, both of which will always be a work in progress for me!  I've previously shared some different ways I try to relax, along with some tips from other bloggers which might be helpful to others. 

July will be a busy month with T having her school inductions and the arrival of the school holidays.  Here's hoping the holidays are kind!

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Buddy's First Walk

Last week we had to take a delivery to one of the seaside towns along the coast and as Buddy has now had his jabs, we thought we'd make the most of it and take him with us so he could have a little walk.  


And it did turn into a little walk! We walked a little down the road until we were clear of people and it took a good few minutes to walk more than a few feet as he wanted to stop and sniff every millimetre infront of him.  Then, when I finally managed to get him to shuffle a few feet along, one of two things would happen: he would just lay flat to the ground and refuse to move, regardless of whether he was in anyone's way, meaning I would have to pick him up.  Or, I'd get him moving and I would more or less immediately be stopped by someone who had clocked him and wanted to give him a fuss.   Which is, of course, lovely but also a little frustrating when you answer the same questions over and over, not to mention you get nowhere fast! 


Of course, we bumped into a huge amount of other dog owners and took the opportunity to let Buddy get acquainted with them. I was a little weary about this but luckily all the dogs were friendly and very interested in sniffing him. He wasn't at all worried and took it all in his stride.

One thing everyone has said to us when they have seen him or spent any time with him is that he seems to be a happy little thing which pleases me no end. When people were fussing him, 9 times out of 10 he was rolling over onto his back so that they could rub his tummy. He loved every minute of it!



For the first year, we aren't supposed to walk him too much whilst he is still growing and his back still develops but I'm looking forward to taking him on lots more walks, although I hope it will be a little quicker in time! 

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Dear Mummy Blog


Hello! As I write this, its the start of another brand new, hot and sticky week but the sky here is looking suspiciously overcast and my fingers are firmly crossed for rain as my poor garden could really do with rescuing.  The grass is completely yellow. Some of the flowers are still surviving but the sweet williams that I had waited to flower since last year have mostly died off. Gutted.


This Week's Linky

Whilst the number of people participating in the linky has dwindled somewhat, it was great to see a few new faces linking up last week. Please don't forget to follow the rules below, it only takes a moment to share your post and the linky.


This week's Tuesday Twinkler post comes from Dear Mummy Blog who has shared some adorable photos of Bella enjoying her birthday in a beautiful mermaid outfit.  Bella had been asking for a mermaid's tail from her mummy and daddy and I can just imagine how excited she must have been to have opened up her present and discovered her wish had come true!  





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