Sunday Scrapbook – Winter Wonderland

I’ve been a bit sporadic with my ‘Sunday Scrapbook’ posts because some weeks there really isn’t much to report, school runs, late nights and early morning Arlo-shaped alarm clocks. But the past couple of weeks have been pretty busy, another trip to London for me for a day at Youtube HQ learning some tips and tecnhiques to make better videos, which came at the perfect time as Sam and I had decided that we want to make a weekly video to capture our memories in a more visual way in 2018. Then last weekend we spent a chilly but lovely day stamping around Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park. We had been invited up to watch a couple of family shows and to explore the park, go on some rides…

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 for school clubs and all that jazz that there doesn’t seem to be any energy left for anything else once I’ve done my actual job too. Nobody told me school would take up so much of my time and my…

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 us head off to Drusillas for Shriek week with our best friends. The kids all hurtled around looking at animals, playing in the huge soft play area and generally having a good time! Arlo loved the Hello Kitty car ride,…

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, the kids scoffed popcorn and gawped at the fireworks, they seem to love it so we’re going to try and go to a couple more over the next couple of weeks too. We battled the rain and the winds yesterday…

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. A lifetime of washing my eyes out and using drops, awesome. I mean I am fully aware there are far nastier chronic conditions to live with but gritty eyes that you can’t stop rubbing is pretty shit. Plus I look…

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 (us) we had a quick walk around the woods but poor Athena is still so tired from adjusting to school so we didn’t last too long! The rest of the week flew by in a blur of rain, school runs,…

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 cardigan/white polo shirt that’d be ace! The weather has been so naff, sun, wind and rain all in the space of twenty minutes, normally timed for the school run too. Joyful! Anyway, it’s nice to have a semblance of routine…