Monthly Roundup : May 2018

Here's what we've been up to in May:

Early in the month, we took the girls to do the Highway Ray trail at Thetford Forest. They loved it! It was quite warm though and none of us are great in the heat so we didn't stay for more than a few hours. That said, it was long enough for them to run around in the park and wear themselves out.  

I had an appointment with the consultant regarding my stomach and was booked in for an endoscopy at the end of May, on a Saturday, which surprised me. It sounds silly but I never really think of appointments happening on a Saturday. Anyhoo, I had the appointment and wrote about it here

I've been desperate to get outside in the garden and add some colour and now that the weather has perked up I've been making the most of it.  Its this time of year when our conservatory is particularly handy as its so warm in there, I set my seeds and line them up in there.  Most of them have taken but disappointingly the delphiniums didn't.  I have purchased some marigolds from the garden centre and popped those in some planters and they're coming along really well. I love marigolds because they're so bright and cheery, they're easy to look after and grow quickly.  Talking of plants growing quickly, I purchased some wisteria last year via Groupon and they didn't seem to be doing too much. How wrong was I, they seem to have gone wild in the last couple of weeks and I can't wait for the flowers to show. 

We took the girls to see Dinosaur World Live at the theatre and we loved it. I didn't have high expectations - I'm not a dinosaur fan -  but I think it was one of the best shows we've seen. If it's on in your area, try to see it!

We had a birthday party at soft play. The last soft play party we had was a year ago and what a difference - I barely saw E!  I wasn't particularly looking forward to it (early start and a bit of a drive!) but it was really quite nice in the end. 

Mum and my Stepdad were up here camping for the half term week.  Amongst other things, we went to the local carnival where E was dancing with her dance group, we took a trip to Welney and Mum took the girls to the cinema.  

We met Buddy. Finally, the day I had been waiting for! He's such a beauty and I really can't wait to bring him home - its not long now!

May was a good month for decluttering. I took 5 bags of clothes to the charity shop and managed to get a number of items listed on eBay.  I've been ruthless and started clearing out clothes in smaller sizes because if they do ever fit me again, I'm not sure I'd still want to wear them.  I've also so

Here's to June (although we're already part way through!), when we bring Buddy home!  Can. Not. Wait. 


  1. We love a trip to Thetford Forest as well. we only dipped into the Highway Rat trail as L wanted to do the music trail, it's his fave. Must try Welney #TwinklyTuesday

  2. Wowzers, what a busy month! Love the sound of that dinosaur show, will look out for it. Decluttering makes you feel good doesn't it? I recently did the same! Although I didn't even get a thank you from the charity shop as I handed over my pre-loved goods! Will look for somewhere else with a bit more gratitude next time! I can't wait to see your post when you finally get to bring Buddy home! #TwinklyTuesday

  3. Busy month for you all. Fond memories of Thetford Forest days out with a former boyfriend. Would enjoy Dinosaurs thing - they always capture the imagination so much and never go out of fashion. Enjoy your new arrival! #TwinklyTuesday

  4. Exciting! Not long now! #TwinklyTuesday

  5. Enjoyable read thanks for sharing Z #twinklyTuesday

  6. We love walking in the forest and taking the dogs along - thanks for sharing #twinklytuesday

  7. I really need to do a charity shop clear out - it's long over due! #twinklytuesday