Sunday Scrapbook – Glumness & New Friends

This week has been HECTIC I tell thee! Lots of late nights, a bit of falling asleep on the sofa and waking up stiff, freezing and disorientated at 4.30 in the morning, a trip to London & being custodian of the school class bear for a day. His name is Dave and he needs a good wash. I’ve been so busy trying to juggle the groundhog day-like school associated activities like the drop offs/pick ups, dress like a sodding bear day, fill out the home-school book, listen to reading, money…

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Sunday Scrapbook: Half Term, Mister Maker & Baking

Our half term break has been lovely, I’ve loved having Athena around more even if it’s meant that I’ve had to work every evening to replace the days I would have been working but it was worth it! We had a couple of little naps together, and I even managed to put both kids to bed for a nap in the day a record three times! I mean I paid for it when Arlo spent hours trying not to go to sleep in the evenings but hey ho! Monday saw…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Trains & Trees & Six Weeks of School done!

This last week has been a testing one – but we survived! I got back from my holiday last weekend and it quickly felt like a) I’d never been away and b) I needed another holiday to recover from being back to the daily grind. But we survived! It was the last week of the first half of the school term for Athena, which means we are now enjoying our half term break! To celebrate the end of school we headed to the Firework display at a local junior school,…

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Sunday Scrapbook – New Videos & Eyes

So a brief post as I’m currently on holiday, and spent the last week either writhing in agony with my poor eyes or attempting to get everything sorted for going away (and going away without the kids and husband is more stressful I think as was trying to prep them for a week without me!) Anyway the stress and a cold made my blimming eyes flare up so I eventually went to see an optician who said “Well it’ll never go away, Blepharitis is a chronic condition” so that’s great.…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Cool Cars & Eyebrows

Last weekend we spent the day strolling around Horsham for ‘AmeriCARna’ which was actually a lot of fun! Horsham is a pretty sweet little town, neither of us had been there before! It was packed full of gorgeous huge old american cars, bikes and trucks and the kids loved it, as did we actually! Some of the american cars are HUGE, I would have a nightmare trying to parallel park them!   After a lunch of waffle-on-a-stick (the kids, plus some actual healthy food) and a bloody delicious Hog Roast…

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Sunday Scrapbook on a Monday

The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind, so I didn’t manage a Sunday Scrapbook last week and this one is a day late… almost two! So Athena is now at school, she’s loving it though has turned into a little moody-madam at times! She starts full days as of Thursday this week, with her first ‘school dinner’ experience on Wednesday. If you could all send positive vibes that a) she actually eats the food they offer her and b) she doesn’t drop tomato sauce down her brand new…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Fast weeks & Zippos Circus

Yet another week of the holidays has flown by. The days seem longer than normal but the weeks shorter, which is a little odd right? Anyway we’re entering the final full week of the summer holidays, hurrah! Last week was a fairly quiet one for us, with a lot of dull life/house admin on the to do list. We now have a fancy ladder that pulls down out of the loft so we don’t need two people to get up there any more (though that means I have no excuse…

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An Interview with Athena & Arlo

I sat the kids down and asked them these questions, writing down exactly what they said… What’s the best thing about being 4 (and 2)? Athena: I am going to be this tall and start school. I’m going to *names school* and am going to be in Butterfly class Arlo: I’m Big! What makes you laugh? Athena: Arlo when he rolls around and pretends to be a baby Arlo: you make me laugh (cheers, I think?) Who do you love and why?

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Sunday Scrapbook: The Dorset, Brighton & Storage wars

Hello! Long time no see, or it feels like it anyway! I didn’t do a Sunday Scrapbook post last week as there wasn’t a great deal to report that I wasn’t already writing about and I just sort of fancied a week off! We went to Wakehurst with my mum last weekend for her birthday and had a few days away in Oxford and I shared that here. This past week seems to have flown by, the summer holidays are over half way over now though I can’t say i’m…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Long days & sandy Beaches

I left off last week still in Norfolk, and we stayed there till Tuesday. My MIL, her partner and the kids great aunt and uncle took them out to a village fair for the day on Sunday, Athena rode a donkey for the first time and they all had a lot of fun from what I can gather! I caught up on a load of work and had some time to myself – bliss! On Monday we took the kids to Mundesley beach in the morning, which is very picturesque…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Long Drives, New Cars & Norfolk

I’m so pleased to be starting a Sunday Scrapbook off with positive vibes for once, first time in three weeks! This past week has been generally lovely in fact. It’s been the first full week of our Summer holidays, though Arlo had one last day with the ‘old’ childminder on Tuesday. We’ll all miss her, and the 2 minute walk to her house! But she’s moving away, so sad! Anyway we had a nice day out with our friends on Monday, though having two cafe trips out with four kids…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Lavender, Broken Cars & Afternoon Tea

Third crappy week on the trot, do I get a prize yet? Life just seems to be throwing one thing after another at us but hey ho! This week it was the car breaking down on the M23 with a bootful of IKEA shopping and both kids and a friend  on board! I lost power steering and all the dashboard lights lit up. I managed to crawl into the services as I didn’t want to be stuck on the hard shoulder. RAC eventually arrived, took one look and said it…

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