Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Coombe Mill


Hi folks! Thanks for dropping by for this week's Twinkly Tuesday linky. I hope you've all had a wonderful week, we've had a ton of rain here and as I'm sat here typing this, I genuinely can't remember what I've been up to this week.... its such an exciting life I lead! 

This week's Tuesday Twinkler post comes from Coombe Mill and contains some wonderful autumnal activities to do with young ones with fallen leaves. These are perfect for getting little ones outside in the fresh air and exploring their surroundings. And quite frankly, in my experience, anything that involves paint and dipping things in it is usually a big hit. Pop on over to read the post.




This Week's Linky

It has been lovely to see some new faces linking up recently - thank you, long may it continue!  
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Monday, 15 October 2018

Gratitude Journal #2




Its been one of those weeks. Last weekend I was in a real hormonal funk and this week seems to have followed suit. Can I blame it on hormones? I'm not sure but I've felt low and pretty miserable, especially combined with period pains and everything else.  Other than work and housework, its been a quiet one. Here's what I'm grateful for:

School Disco
This week was the school's Halloween disco and both girls had a great time. It was T's first one and she was very anxious about going but when Nanny picked her up afterwards, she didn't stop talking about it and how good it was.  She was also very impressed with the sweet cone she got afterwards!

My friend cancelling breakfast
We'd loosely arranged to meet for breakfast after the school run on Thursday but she was unable to make it, which worked out well for me as it meant I could catch up with some housework and washing. I finally found the bottom of the washing basket, hooray!  

Painting
This week I've managed to finish painting a bookcase and got it in to the shop for sale.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a quick sale.

Hairdressers
I've not had my hair cut for the last six months or so, I just haven't found a hairdresser or salon that I like.  Consequently that also means the kids haven't had theirs cut for almost the same time.  This weekend I took the girls to a new hairdressers and I think I've found our new hairdresser. She gave them both a great cut, was friendly (without being too over the top!) and, just as importantly, was quick!  The girls are looking less scruffy and I've even booked myself in for next week. 

The Kitchen Floor
As I've probably said a billion times before, the problem with doing a home renovation  is that it just takes so long to do when you're doing it all yourself. This weekend D has completely cleared the garage and managed to start laying the new floor - i.e. insulation and floorboards, ready for the actual floor. Whenever that happens. I'm glad its finally starting to come together although I'm under no illusions that I will get my kitchen any time soon! What are you grateful for this week? 


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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Silent Sunday





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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs


Hello! Thanks for dropping by for this week's Twinkly Tuesday linky! How are you all? Hope you have had a fab weekend. Ours was pretty quiet and dull, the children were winding each other up and I was in a hormonal funk for the most part.  Here's to a shiny new week! 

This week's Tuesday Twinkler is Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs who's sharing 5 things she swore she would never do (and then did when she became a Mum!). Personally, I think she was being very restrained in listing just 5 as I'm sure there's plenty more that could be added to the list.  What did you swear you would never do? I swore I wouldn't rely on the TV and would only have it on occasionally but needless to say there is many a day when that goes completely out of the window! 




This Week's Linky

It has been lovely to see some new faces linking up recently - thank you, long may it continue!  
Please don't forget to follow the rules below, it only takes a moment to share your post and the linky.


Linking
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* The linky will open at 6am Tuesday and close at 23.55 the next day (Wednesday).
*  Please add the Twinkly Tuesday badge to the bottom of your post.
* By linking up, you are giving me permission to use the images from your blog if featured as a Tuesday Twinkler.

Commenting 
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* I will comment on as many posts as I possibly can but please do not be offended if I don't manage to visit your blog. Rest assured, I'll continue to choose a Tuesday Twinkler.
* Don't forget to add #TwinklyTuesday to your comments so they know where you found them.

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Monday, 8 October 2018

Gratitude Journal #1





For the last couple of years I've been keeping a journal. I try to write in it regularly and one of the things I write about is moments from my day that I am grateful for. I decided to jot down my moments of gratitude as I had read that focusing on the positive things in life helps to lift the mood and to attract further positive things in to one's life. (This article from the Huffington Post explains what a gratitude journal is and the benefits of keeping one).  

It has to be said that I'm not naturally optimistic so I'm all for anything that will help to change that so, no matter how big or small something is, if I'm grateful for it, it goes in.  

Here's what I'm grateful for this week:

*  Bugs. Or rather, the girls not getting whatever bug D had at the start of last week. Sunday saw him start to feel poorly, although he couldn't quite put his finger on it. Monday saw him take the day off sick and he had a half day on Tuesday. I knew he was unwell as he's never off his food and rarely takes time off sick! 

* After having a good 2-3 weeks or interrupted sleep, finally getting a full night without waking up once.  Sadly it hasn't happened since but, y'know, I live in hope. 

Google. E came home from school with some English homework. I had to google it before I was able to sit down and supervise her. Honestly, if this is what its like in Year 2, I'm screwed as they climb through school!

* The last two weeks have been good for me with selling some of my painted things. I've sold a wooden towel rail, a bureau and a glass display cabinet.  Not big money but it all helps.... and means I don't feel guilty about starting to paint something new!

* School pick up. Or more specifically, the time before, which I've been using to either have a quick walk around the estate or to read a book.  I'm enjoying being able to read more, I just need to find some new books to get stuck into. 

What are you grateful for?

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