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Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring Little Fox Blog


Good morning and happy Tuesday to you all. I hope you had a great half term break!

This week's Tuesday Twinkler is a post from Kelly over at Little Fox Blog.  Kelly has shared the goals she set herself for the year ahead and the progress she is making with them.  I always think it's nice to set goals, it gives us something to work towards and it is motivating to see how hard we work and how far we have come.  Pop on over to take a read - keep up the great work Kelly!






This Week's Linky

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Gratitude Journal #72




Half Term
Last week was half term. We survived! Our previous track record with half terms has always been a bit hit and miss with one of the girls usually being poorly but I'm hopeful we've broken it. We had a good week but, as ever, I'm glad to get back to a routine!

Food Shop and Preparation
I've started the week by doing a big food shop and as soon as I got home sorted all of the storage tubs out.  All I've washed and chopped as much of the fruit and veg as I can so that it's all ready for us to grab as and when we need it.  This is where having a larger fridge is proving useful!

Meal Planning
Further in my attempts to keep organised, I've even managed to plan our meals for this week.  I'm the first to admit that I'm not at ll consistent with this but I do try.

Keeping Dry
I'm grateful that we're keeping dry with the wet and windy weather we have been having recently.  I am looking forward to it drying out a little though so I can get out in my garden!

Work
Last year we were filmed for a TV programme. Forgive me for sounding cagey as to what the programme is but I do like to try to keep some anonymity! This week it has finally aired and we have had a great response to it - long may it continue!

Half Term : February 2020


As half terms go, this week has been a good one. We've had plenty to do, the week has gone quickly and we've hardly had any attitude or tantrums.

It started with my birthday, a lazy day, a gin (or three!) and a meal out with friends. The next day was a bit of a washout in all honesty as the gin may or may not have left its mark!

Monday was a busy one.  I managed to persuade the girls to help me with the housework.  We cleaned all the bedrooms, changed all the bedding, hoovered throughout and generally pottered around tackling jobs. In the evening, E had dance and we did the food shop after whilst T went to Nannys.  

Tuesday was full-on from about 8.15 in the morning! My friend was stuck for childcare so I had her two girls for the day.  A and E are really lovely little girls and get on really well with my two so I was hopeful that they would all play nicely, even so, I was a little apprehensive. It all went well! No arguments or tantrums, other than a few minutes here and there from T because the elder two wanted some time to play alone and I think that was more because she had woken up early as she was excited.  They mostly played in the girl's bedrooms and, even better, I didn't have to do a tidy up operation after!  As well as it went, I was bloomin' shattered by bedtime.  Looking after someone else's kids is a huge responsibility and I was on alert far more than I would be with my two.

Wednesday was a day in the office for me whilst the girls spent the day with Nanny and Grandad and went to soft play.  They slept well that night!

On Thursday we went to my mother-in-laws for lunch and a play date with my niece.  In the end, my MiL told me to leave the girls with her and to come home for a couple of hours on my own.  I was incredibly grateful!

D took Friday off work and we ended up going to Banham Zoo... as did half of Norfolk, it seemed! It turned out that they had a kids go free voucher running for the half term.  It was the busiest we have ever seen it!  The queue was never-ending and after 20 minutes without moving, we decided to cheat and joined the season ticket queue and getting tickets for the next year. We were lucky we were in a position to do that as many people were turning around and going and we heard one of the staff estimate it to be at least an hour and a halfs wait to get in.  

Our final weekend was been a lazy one spent at home.  Saturday was a film day whilst Sunday was really lovely because the girls spent the whole day playing together, either in their bedrooms or out in the garden.

How has your half term been?

Silent Sunday : 23rd February 2020


Twinkly Tuesday | Featuring The Next Best Thing to Mummy

Hello and a very happy Tuesday to you.  I hope you have kept safe in this stormy weather we've been having recently.  Storm Dennis was kinder to us than storm Ciara thankfully but having seen the news, it is clear to see how hard other areas have been hit. I hope you have kept damage free.

On to this week's Tuesday Twinkler and a post from The Next Best Thing to Mummy  Karen's post asks is it ok to leave a child at home alone.  It is an interesting read. I have to say that my Mum and then Stepdad often left me home alone for periods of time from the age of 11.  I've been told that I was a sensible child and I was clearly trusted. For me though, I can't imagine leaving my children home alone at age 11.  What are your thoughts? 


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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. 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
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