Scrapbook Loves – June

Is June going so incredibly fast for anyone else, or just for me? It seems like Athena’s birthday on the 6th was ages ago and I keep expecting the date to be a lot closer to the end of the month than it has been! I think it’s because my mind is on a count down to summer already, equal parts excitement at getting to spend all day every day with my kids and terror at getting to spend all day every day with my kids. So on to this months ‘Little Loves’… Read This month I’ve read the following 5 books: Four of them were really good, Be Mine was just a bit meh, readable but I wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend it! The Great Alone…

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Summer Fun with the Disney Store

It’s so hard to believe that only around nine months ago I was getting ready to take Athena to school for the first time ever. Now she’s almost finished her reception year of school and is loving it, and it was only after the last half term that she ever said ‘what, school… again?!’ one morning. Other than that she’s been so keen to go in and ‘do my learning’ as she puts it. I have watched her grow into a confident little thing, who will correct me if she thinks I’m wrong, who never stops asking questions and who loves to write and draw. I am almost dreading the summer holidays because I am not sure how I am going to keep her occupied and her mind active for…

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13 Reasons to love Camping – Millets Outdoor Explorers

Those of you who have followed me since I first started writing this blog will remember my holidays used to involve things like city breaks to Prague, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, and hotter holidays to Egypt and Cyprus. Now though, our holidays tend to involve a big field, a tent and a campfire. And do you know what? I love it! Camping means we get to explore more places, spend less money and get more trips away. It’s family friendly, relaxed and a perfect way to unwind. This year we’ll be working with Millets as ‘Outdoor Explorers’ and I couldn’t be more excited, we’ve got a trip planned in a couple of weeks to Kent, and we’re also off to a festival for the August bank holiday. We will fit in…

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If Money were no Object, this is what I’d change

If I won a substantial amount of money somehow these are the five small changes I would make… Every day I would wear new knickers, and if it was a sock-wearing sort of day new socks too. There is nothing quite like the feeling of pulling on new underwear! I appreciate this is fairly wasteful in the grand scheme of things so I would happily donate my (cleaned!!!) cast offs to be sent off to people that could really do with new undies! I would pay the school lollipop man to start 10 minutes earlier at pick up, so that he can see the parents safely across the road on the way to school, and not just after pick up. I would pay him finely for this directly, rather than via…

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Sunday Scrapbook – London, Vapiano + Beach trips

I’ve had a genuinely lovely week, lots of family time, time with friends and a bit of shopping too – which always helps! Last Saturday we had Athenas best friends birthday party at soft play, so the kids pretty much entertained themselves whilst we chatted! After that I headed into Brighton for the evening with a group of friends who I’ve not seen in years, literally years! We spent the evening and night catching up, swapping stories and generally having a bit of a drunken time! We’ve all moved around a bit and it was a nice walk down memory lane, although there were a few noticeable absences as people are living abroad and things! Sadly I had to head home before the trains stopped running, but that did mean…

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Athena & Arlo in June 2018

Another month of closeness from these two. It does make me wish a little that I had a sibling to be so close to growing up! These photos were taken right at the start of the month during half term and they’re only from my phone as my camera was off being repaired but I love them just the same! Athena has taken to doing a ‘pose’ every time I point a camera at her (one hip out, arm cocked at her side, you know the type!) but she and Arlo was just messing about in the New Forest for these so I managed to capture them being normal! Well, as normal as they ever are! Still thick as thieves for the majority of the time they’re often causing mischief…

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Looking after my face in my thirties

I feel like I am starting to look my age, along with the odd grey hair, including one in my right eyebrow, I am starting to get wrinkles on my forehead and between my eyes, although I think these are because I spend so much time frowning with a tensed face without realising it when I am working! I also used to use sunbeds when in my 20’s for a couple of summers which probably didn’t help my skin. This is my natural face in the summer, freckles and all… I want to try and make sure I look after my skin, after all it’s the only one you get! I remember my mum telling me (via email, it was the first one she ever sent me!) to always moisturise…

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