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Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Jennifer Lambert


Hello, happy Tuesday!  Hope you are all keeping warm and have had a good start to the week.  We're still a house of bugs but I live in hope they'll disappear sometime soon! 

This week's Tuesday Twinkler is a post from Jennifer Lambert sharing a look back of the previous decade.  As we draw to the end of the decade, I think its quite nice to take a look back at what has been achieved.  From adoption and birth to moving home a number of times, she's certainly packed a lot in! 



This Week's Linky

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* You can link up to one post per week, old or new. Additional posts will be deleted.
* The linky will open at 6am Tuesday and close at 23:55 the next day (Wednesday).
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*  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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Gratitude Journal #62


Kitchen Worktop
The kitchen worktop was delivered last week!  Three pieces, each at 4 metres long, ready for D to cut them to size. Goodness was I glad the drivers carried them into the house for us, I'm certain I wouldn't have managed!  

Christmas Decorations up
We finally got the decorations up this weekend. They normally go up the last weekend of November but with being unwell, they took a backseat. I must admit that I have liked them going up that little bit later this year so I may try and do the same from now on. It has to be said that the kids were crazing me to put them up though!

Christmas Cards I've finally sat down and done our Christmas cards. It's one of those jobs I really don't look forward to doing.  I had planned to pop a message in some of them or a photo of the girls for the family but I've not been particularly organised and just wanted to get them out of the way so I gave it a miss. 

Antibiotics 
After feeling very unwell for the last week and a particularly bad couple of days, I took myself up to the Doctors.  The cough has now gone to a chest infection and I ended up having to go for an urgent chest x-ray.  It makes me laugh that it is put through as urgent but that the results still take three weeks to be sent back to the Doctors.  I've been sent away with antibiotics and I'm hoping I'll start to feel better soon.

E's Dance Show
At the weekend, it was E's Christmas dance show. They start working on their show dances from September onwards and this year the theme was hip hop.  It was held in a new location and this is the third year she's taken part and I think it was the best show yet.  Despite not feeling at her best with this horrible bug we've all had, she gave it her all and did a brilliant job.  I was so proud of her!


Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Where the Wild Things Were


Hello to you all - Happy Tuesday!  I'm going to keep this post as short as I possibly can this week as, at the time of writing this quite honestly, I feel terrible.  T was off last week with a bug, which I picked up at the end of the week.  With that in mind, please accept my apologies for the lack of comments on your posts this week.

This week's Tuesday Twinkler is a post from Where the Wild Things Were which is talking about reverse advent calendars.  Essentially, for every day in December, you pop a non-perishable food item into a box and then donate it to a food bank.  Our children are doing something similar with the school and I think its a really good way of showing them how lucky they are to have everything they need and reminding them that they are in a position to help others.  Pop on over to have a read and to see some of the suggested food items.





This Week's Linky

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* You can link up to one post per week, old or new. Additional posts will be deleted.
* 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
* Please comment on my post and at least two other posts, including the one directly before yours and as many others as you can - we're all busy but let us show other blogs some love.
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Gratitude Journal #61



First Module
I'm grateful that my first aromatherapy module has been completed and marked with a 100% pass mark.  Its a real boost to my confidence and I'm enjoying getting stuck into something new.

New Ovens
The ovens are here and in the kitchen!  We're now waiting for the hob and oven hood to be delivered. 

Christmas Lights Switch On
Last weekend it was the Christmas light switch on in our town. The main road closes, the shops open late and there are lots of stalls with food and games for the children. After having a look around we went to the pub to meet my inlaws for dinner at the pub.

In-laws helping with childcare
Almost half of T's class has been off with a nasty bug and last week was T's turn.  I thought she just had a bad cold but come Wednesday, she really wasn't very well.  She came into work with me for a couple of hours and then my in-laws picked her up after they had been to a couple of appointments. She lasted until late afternoon when I had to go home because she was so unsettled and wanted me. 

Girls being good!

D came down with the bug late Wednesday night and it was my turn to come down with the bug on Friday. Hands down, it's the worst I've felt in a very long time - no wonder T felt so poorly - it's felt like flu.  After seeing every hour on the clock on Friday and Saturday night, Saturday and Sunday were spent doing very little and dozing on and off on the sofa.  Luckily, the girls have been pretty good for us, playing in the garden and cuddling up to us on the sofa.

Roast Dinner

My in-laws cooked us a roast dinner on Sunday.  I know I've been poorly because I've lost my appetite but I managed some of it and I was very grateful not to have to worry about cooking anything.

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Wander & Luxe


Good Morning! Can you believe we are already in the last week of November?! Last night we went to watch the local Christmas lights being switched on, everyone around us seemed to be enjoying themselves, as did the girls but I was left feeling a little 'meh'.  It just seems too early to start putting decorations up. The girls have already been asking if we can have our tree and decorations up but I just can't bring myself to do it just yet.  Is anyone else feeling the same? 

At odds with my little grumble above about it being too early to be getting festive, there's one area I've always been willing to compromise on and that's when it comes to clothes!  One of my favourite things about Christmas is seeing the kids dressed up.  I remember we went overboard for E's first Christmas, she was dressed up as everything (penguin, Christmas pudding and an elf, to name a few!).  So I couldn't resist this post from Wander & Luxe sharing a selection of adorable Christmas outfits. My favourite was the llama PJ set, what's yours? 



This Week's Linky

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Linking
* You can link up to one post per week, old or new. Additional posts will be deleted.
* 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
* Please comment on my post and at least two other posts, including the one directly before yours and as many others as you can - we're all busy but let us show other blogs some love.
* 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.
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