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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Sunday Scrapbook – Zippos Circus, Firle Vintage Fair & Swimming

We had a pretty busy week this week, with daily swimming lessons for both children every afternoon. We signed them up to an intensive course at a little local pool just up the road and I am so glad we did as they’ve both come on loads in just a week – when they started they couldn’t swim at all and they can both now swim with a float and are confident in putting their head in the water, a few different strokes and are happily jumping in the water. We’ve signed them both up for lessons starting in term time to see how they get on, though we do want to go swimming as a family a lot more too! On Sunday I took my mum and the kids…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Cycling a four person bike & being a teacher!

We’re half way through the Summer holidays! This past week has been the first week we were at home all week too and it was so nice to just catch up on the washing, the post, and enjoy being at home a bit! We have been out and about of course – picking the two days it rained of course, sods law! It was pretty nice to stick jeans and wellies on though for the first time in forever! Here’s this weeks vlog if you fancy a watch:   If you watched my instagram stories at all this week you’ll have seen us cycling this weird bike/tuk tuk hybrid along the seafront, which was fun but pretty hard on the old legs! There is a guy hiring them out this…

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Sunday Scrapbook | Vlog – Boating on the Broads & Mazes

We’re up in Norfolk at the moment, and I can’t believe one week of the holidays have gone already! We’re having a lovely time apart from all being too hot almost all the time. The rain when it arrived on Friday night was definitely welcome, and the cooler temperatures are much more comfortable. I find it so funny how so many people whinge about it not being warm enough in the summer and now we’re practically living in the Sahara and nobody can cope! I wouldn’t mind so much had we not had a six hour road trip on Wednesday with no a/c in the car – boo! It’s actually raining at the moment so I am catching up on some work and letting the kids entertain themselves but we’re going…

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Sunday Scrapbook (on a Monday)

It’s been a funny old week, and it’s gone so fast too! I keep meaning to write a Sunday Scrapbook post but Sundays jut seem to fly past, and I am always so exhausted by the afternoon that I end up napping instead of writing! Last weekend the kids and I went to the pub with friends to spend an afternoon in the beer garden which was lovely, but this Sunday after a bit of a lie in (well, 8am!) and a little trip to the sailing club we drove to a farm shop to pick up some picnic bits. Then instead of stopping in the woods for a picnic which was the original plan, Sam decided to lead us on a wild goose chase to find a pub that…

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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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Sunday Scrapbook: The one where we’re all sick

I feel like our Easter holiday was a bit of a washout, it’s simultaneously flown by and also dragged its heels. Arlo turned three on Easter Saturday, but that was also the same day he started throwing up, and he’s only just stopped two weeks later. Long story short (and I’m bored of sharing it!) but he is one of a largish handful (14 or so reported when I last saw the newspaper) of people that picked up a parasitic bug called cryptosporidium from a petting farm. It meant he had V&D for almost two weeks, and although he kept pretty cheerful throughout he was definitely not himself and it would have been a much nicer birthday/week in wales on holiday/ Easter hols had he not been sick! We didn’t…

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