I was looking through some old photographs the other day.
This photo was taken on the 15th January 2014, the day I turned 40.
It is of my amazing cake, the cake my husband organised.
And a very talented school mum made.
I had one stipulation about my cake
It had to be something that showed my love of Disney.
I think this pretty much sums it up.
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A week and a half into the school routine and already the summer holidays seem a distant memory. As August is all about the kids, sunshine, holidays and spending far too much money, I decided to hand this post over to them.
My 5 awesome things by Morgan aged 13
Clay Pigeon Shooting – This was something I had never done before. It was harder than it looked and the best bit was beating my dad.
My birthday – best thing about having your birthday in August is definitely no school.
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This week it was my little blogs birthday. During the summer holidays of 2013, I began to look into starting my own blog. My hours in work were dropping to 10 hours a week, and I needed a distraction to keep me away from the ironing and housework. Blogging seemed the answer, and I knew I wanted to focus on our travels and adventures as a family. I spent the summer holidays researching ‘starting a blog’. Which platform would be the best…. WordPress or Blogger ? Looking at endless themes and thinking of a domain name. And on 7th September 2013, I published my first post, all about our adventures during the summer holidays.… Continue reading
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to go away for a WHOLE weekend with no kids or husband. My best friend turns 40 in November, and her fantastic husband had paid for her to hire a lodge with a hot tub. So after a meeting to discuss who would be taking what (well we basically just needed a swimsuit and alcohol for the weekend !!) it was time for Friday and our weekend could begin. After packing the kids off to school, of course with a big hug and several kisses from me, it was time to load the car. I actually thought I was going away for about 2 weeks judging how full the car was.… Continue reading
Last week I noticed on twitter that a few bloggers were asking for people who were new to blogging. I put my hand up in answer to this question and promptly replied to Craig over at http://adayinthisdadslife.blogspot.co.uk/. Craig has been nominated for a Liebster Award for 2013. The Liebster Award recognises new bloggers and some say it is a nice welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. So where do I fit in ?
Well Craig had to answer 11 questions and in turn he had to select new bloggers to do the same. So make yourself a cuppa and enjoy my question and answer session.… Continue reading
I am linking this post (which is my very first blog post from September 2013) with Tots100 Be Inspired linky looking back at Summer memories
Remember the summer holidays ? We have got 4 days of school runs under our belt, and I must admit the summer holidays now seem a distant memory. I was lucky enough to have most of the school holidays off, and I knew I wanted to keep the kids busy. We love our holidays as a family and I always start thinking about the summer holidays around Easter time. As we had been to Florida in May I knew our holidays had to be fairly cheap, but I also wanted a few breaks away.… Continue reading