Athena & Arlo – October 2018

These two are definitely feeling the ‘it’s almost the end of half term but not quite’ exhaustion. I am too, even though I had a five days away last week! It always amazes me how much kids seem to change when you don’t see them for a few days. I only had one phone call with them when I was away, as they tend to get more miffed I’m not about if they can speak to me but i’m not around, plus having a phone conversation with either of them that goes beyond “How are you?” “Good” “What have you been doing?” “Nothing” long pause, possibly because they’ve wandered off and done something else leaving me talking to nobody! Anyway, when I got back they were eating dinner and Arlo…

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How to get more sleep when you share a bed!

In the movies, people can happily doze off in each other’s arms and wake up in the same position, looking utterly refreshed. Not in real life! Even the couples that couldn’t imagine spending a night away from their partner usually find that spooning blissfully into slumber doesn’t last forever. Maybe you keep waking up with a numb arm that you can’t retrieve from underneath your loved one. Perhaps their snoring deserves a rank on the Richter scale. Even if you’ve simply lost the will to battle for the duvet every night, here are seven tips to getting back to sleep you can only dream about now. Switch positions Finding the right sleeping position is essential. Lots of couples choose to spoon, with the smaller person lying on their side, facing the…

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Scrapbook Loves – September 2018

A very quick ‘Little Loves’ post from me as I am running out of time to get everything done before I go away in a couple of days! I didn’t want to miss Septembers update out completely though as I love looking back on them! Read I read the seven books below this month, a bit of a variety of genres and themes though! The two CS Quinn books are historical fiction based in the 1600s London, in the plague and the Fire of London era, well, one novel is set in each of these periods. Long but enjoyable. I thought The Lido was very schmaltzy and predictable with so much description you forgot what you were meant to be reading! Clock Dance was good, but The Couple Next Door…

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Me and Mine in September ’18

Okay, I know it’s not September anymore, in fact it hasn’t been for a week now but I’ve been busy and a ‘Me and Mine’ post slipped my mind, and in fact slipped my mind throughout the month as we were so busy- this phone snap is the only complete family photo we managed to capture! Sam has been busy teaching people to drive, I have been busy getting on top of my workload after the summer holidays and the kids have been busy settling back into their school/preschool routine. For more of what I’ve loved this month there is a Scrapbook Loves post with what we’ve been reading, watching etc!

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5 ways to Combat Boredom

Are you bored all of the time? Do you feel like you don’t know what to do with your spare time anymore? Have you grown a bit uninspired in general? If so, rather than sitting around and fretting about how bored you are, it is time to take action. You need to look for ways you can cure this boredom once and for all. With that being said, continue reading to discover some of the best steps to take. Do something out of the ordinary – First and foremost, one of the best ways to cure your boredom is to commit to doing something out of the ordinary every day. This does not have to be something completely wild, like jumping out of an aeroplane. It simply needs to be…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Unexplained Exhaustion

No proper recappy post this week – it was just a week of school pick ups, drop offs, and numerous after school clubs. It culminated in the kids being asleep before 6pm on Friday night and me nodding off on the sofa about 10 minutes after I put them to bed! But then yesterday I had no energy to get going in the morning, and then when we got home from an afternoon out I fell asleep again for almost two hours – leaving the kids to fend for themselves! I don’t think they even realised I was asleep actually as they were chilling out in front of the telly! I’m not sure if it’s a case of the holidays utterly exhausting me, the slight cold that I can’t get…

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Athena & Arlo – September 2018

Both the kids are at school (or preschool/childminders) now five days a week again and I must say I am enjoying having time to sort the house out, work and have five minutes peace now and then! The holidays shot by and we actually only made it to the local park once, the day before Athena went back to school! But the kids always love posing on the ‘chair tree’! And the obligatory ‘first day back at school even though it was the fourth because I forgot’ photo… I always love a beach-snap but it’s not often we’re on Brighton beach as the sun goes down, but we had a little explore for ‘special stones’ after seeing Paw Patrol live last weekend at the Brighton Centre! The kids have the…

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