I am so glad it’s Friday as it means the year 6 SATS are over. Katie has been doing tests for the past 4 days, but today it’s own clothes and toy day.  She has handled this week brilliantly, keeping herself calm and doing her absolute best.  I gave her this card on Sunday night, as it pretty much summed up our feelings towards the tests.

SATS card

I am so proud of her, and tonight we are going to the Trafford Centre to treat her and go for a meal. Plus it’s a double celebration as it’s our 16th wedding anniversary today.… Continue reading

Another fortnight has passed since I last wrote my Little Loves, and what a funny 2 weeks it has been. The kids went back to school, and for Katie this is her final term at her Primary (all of the sobs from me). And just when we were settling into our normal routine, husband did his back in. For the best part of a week he was lying on the sofa in agony, but thankfully he is on the mend now. We had lunch out on Wednesday, and yesterday he went back to work.

White Lion Pub in Cheshire

Tuna and cheese baguette

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I love buying books from charity shops, and I picked this up yesterday for £1.49.… Continue reading

I can’t quite believe that the kids break up today, and it really does feel that this half term has been the quickest one yet. But with the holidays fast approaching it can only mean one thing….. We have 2 and a half sleeps till GREECE.

Deluxe Pool at Ikos Olivia

Ikos Olivia reception

Yes I am counting Sunday night as half a sleep due to the lovely 2.30am alarm call. It will be worth it when I am sipping cocktails around the pool on Monday afternoon. So apart from running around like a headless chicken getting ready for our holiday, what else have we been up to.… Continue reading

I honestly thought we were turning a corner with the weather, as we were graced with a beautiful Spring day on Wednesday. Thankfully it was my day off, and I headed to David Lloyd for a dip in the outdoor pool. Oh and I couldn’t resist embracing Spring by picking up some tulips and (yet another) planner.

Sainsburys planner and tulips

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The David Lloyd club that I attend has just introduced a free book library, so I picked up My Sister’s Keeper. I have not started it yet, but I believe I need to stock up on tissues.

Jodi Picoult - My Sister's Keeper

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Gilmore Girls has been put on the back burner, and for the past few nights it has been all about The Replacement.… Continue reading

It’s been 2 weeks since I last joined in with Little Loves, and last weekend was all about the little lady heading off to Scout Camp in Bangor. This meant that I got to enjoy some much needed time with the husband, and what better way than enjoying Sunday lunch together followed by a walk.

Sunday Lunch

Runcorn BridgeRead

I started this a few weeks ago, and feels a little strange reading a Christmas book in February.

It must have been the mistletoe

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Whilst Katie was at Scout camp we introduced the teen to The Hangover films. I LOVE the films, which I suspect has something to do with Bradley Cooper looking mighty fine in them.… Continue reading

I nearly wasn’t going to write this Little Loves post as I have been really poorly this week. But I suppose that’s what Little Loves is all about, remembering the little things that have happened in amongst the ordinary. The ordinary either being in bed or on the sofa. So here are some of the little things that have made me smile amongst the illness. I apologise now for the lack of photos.

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One advantage of being poorly is that not only have I picked up a book, I managed to finish it too. I read Caroline Flack’s autobiography, which was the perfect book to read in between naps.… Continue reading

I usually post about my Little Loves once a fortnight, but this week has been a whirl of fun and crazy times. We celebrated 2 birthdays in the Williams’ house, and this week has been filled with fun, presents and of course birthday cake.

Light Box

Birthday presents

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I got lots of lovely books for my birthday, but typically have not managed to pick one up yet. I think I will start with the wonderful Hurrah for Gin, as I fancy giggling myself to sleep every night. I did read LOTS of birthday cards, and when your daughter’s birthday is 3 days after yours, the cards get regulated to the side table.… Continue reading

Hurrah for the last day of term. As always with this time of year it has been filled with parties, film days, end of term tests, carol concerts and more. The kids (and I) are knackered and we are looking forward to a full week of chilling out before the big day arrives. In amongst the craziness of the week, I did manage Festive Afternoon Tea out with my best friend. It was the perfect opportunity to catch up, chill out, and of course eat lots of yummy cakes. So what else have we been up to this past fortnight.

Festive afternoon tea

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Since finishing Summer at Shell Cottage last week, I haven’t picked up another book. … Continue reading

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So another fortnight has passed, and I am currently sat in a cold home as our heating has completely packed in. But I won’t dwell on the negatives, as this post is about the little things that have made me smile. So among the doom and gloom of a frozen house, here are this fortnight’s Little Loves.

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I finally started Summer at Shell Cottage last night. Mainly down to the fact that I promised I would make a start in my last Little Loves post. I have a read a few of Lucy Diamond’s books now, and I am sure this one won’t disappoint.… Continue reading

Another 2 weeks has passed by since I joined in with Little Loves. The kids have been back to school this week, so it has been a fairly mundane week of school runs and work. It was however Halloween on Monday, and Katie dressed up as Harley Quinn again to go Trick or Treating. I must admit she makes a pretty awesome Harley Quinn.

Harley Quinn Halloween

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Despite having a book on my bedside table, I still haven’t started it yet. This week I PROMISE.

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Whilst we were away in Scotland the husband turned 45. And what better way to celebrate than rolling down a hill, in a large plastic ball filled with freezing cold water.… Continue reading