Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Kate on Thin Ice


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope you've had a great weekend and are all set for the coming week. Its turned really cold here, -4 when I went to bed last night, but no snow, much to the kids disappointment (and my relief!).




This week's Tuesday Twinkler is a thoughtful post from Kate On Thin Ice.  It is a letter to someone from her school who has since passed away and how they never got to know each other, other than to say Hi, when in hindsight they might well have made more in common than they realised at the time.  It is a good reminder to us all that we shouldn't make assumptions of others and should scratch under the surface to discover more about them. 


This Week's Linky

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* 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 
*  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 lets 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.
* Don't forget to add #TwinklyTuesday to your comments so they know where you found them.


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Monday, 21 January 2019

Gratitude Journal #16



Awards Tickets

Our business is up for an award, with the winners being announced at a special ceremony in March.   It was a bit up in the air as to whether I was going to go because we only had a set amount of tickets and I felt a colleague should get priority and get some recognition for all of the hard work she does for us.  Luckily we've managed to get hold of another ticket, meaning I can go. I do get a little anxious about social gatherings but I think its important for me to go to this one and I'm almost looking forward to it!  

Dinner Out
Last week, after my full day in the office, we collected the kids and met my inlaws at the local Wetherspoons for dinner.  Its always such a treat not having to cook after working all day and even though it was later than they would usually eat, the kids were brilliantly behaved and ate well.

Playing Nicely
One evening last week, we came home from school and I had to make a telephone call so sent the kids upstairs to get dressed. As I was on the phone, all I could hear was them banging around, slamming doors and arguing and thought brilliant, that's obviously the night we're going to have then.  There was an unexpected turn for the better when 10 minutes later, they asked if they could go upstairs to play in E's room and have the TV on whilst they were up there. Who am I to argue? In the end, they played for an hour and only came downstairs because it was dinner time.  


School
And in complete contrast to my last point, I'm very grateful that the kids are back at school today.  To say that its been a hard weekend would be a complete understatement.  There has been a huge amount of attitude in the house, coupled with T throwing herself about in tantrums and having a whinge at anything and everything.  We seem to go through cycles of her being particularly challenging and it feels as though we're right in the middle of the latest.  

Starting the Week Well
As soon as I dropped the kids off at school, I went straight to do the food shop. Once that was done and put away (anyone else hate that job?), before I sat down, I grabbed Buddy and headed out for a walk.  We did an hour, I'm not entirely sure how far we went but when I got home and checked my steps etc I had done 3.5 miles by 11am.  I'm really pleased with that as last week was a bit hit and miss with walking as I spent most of the week feeling a bit under the weather (bloomin' hormones).  I did find it a huge struggle though as I've had a cough and cold for the last few weeks and the cold weather didn't help! Next time I'll remember to take my inhaler with me! 

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Sunday, 20 January 2019

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Coombe Mill


Hello! Happy Tuesday to you all. I hope you've all had a great week. As I type this on Monday, I'm feeling quite relaxed after a busy but quiet day at home.  I do love Mondays as its one of my days off and after the weekend, its much needed!

For this week's Tuesday Twinkler, I've chosen an upbeat and inspiring post from Coombe Mill. Fiona has shared a detailed post with what the farm and business achieved through out 2018. Well done on your accomplishments, I'm sure 2019 will be a knock out too!






This Week's Linky

Please don't forget to follow the rules below, it only takes a moment to share your post and the linky.


Linking
* You can link up to one post per week, old or new.  Any 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 lets 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.
* Don't forget to add #TwinklyTuesday to your comments so they know where you found them.


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*Sharing your post on Twitter? Don't forget to tag me, @newmummykate, using #TwinklyTuesday and I'll make sure to RT you!

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Monday, 14 January 2019

Gratitude Journal #15


New Dog Coats
Somewhat of a random one, I admit, but we finally got two dog coats for Buddy that properly fit him!  Since he's gained a little weight, his previous one no longer fits round his middle and its been hard finding one that fits him properly all over. We found some online from a website called Woodlands Dog Coats which were very reasonably priced, as well as being very well made. We picked him up a fleecy one for when he just needs to keep warm and a waterproof one. 

Late and Lazy Weekend Mornings 
This weekend we had two slow and lazy mornings with the girls - and therefore us -  not waking until 8am.  On both mornings I got up to feed the cats and Buddy, let him out as usual and then went back up to bed!  Its a rarity!  

A Sunday well spent
Sunday's are usually spent at home, unless we take Buddy out for a long walk. Yesterday we headed out to do the food shop, followed by a trip to soft play for the kids. It did them some good to get out and burn off some energy. Because T was being so good whilst out, despite feeling a bit under the weather (she's caught my never ending cough and cold), he told them we would take them to McDonald's after. Of course they were thrilled! Once we got home, he dropped me off before nipping to see his parents, taking the kids with him. So I grabbed Buddy and took him out for a quick walk. We managed 20 minutes - I'd have liked longer but it was just too windy for my liking!

Books
I dropped some things off at the charity shop last week and managed to leave myself enough time to browse through the books and picked up 5 to bring home. I'm already half way through one and its got me gripped.  

Meal Planning
We're two weeks into the year and so far I've managed to plan out all of our evening meals which I'm really pleased about. Here's hoping I continue to be as organised from here on in, it makes the food shop and mealtimes generally so much easier.



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