Sunday Scrapbook – Steam Trains and Castles

I’ve got the lurgy (aka a cold, I just like to be dramatic) so it’s a short post from me as it’s almost 8pm and therefore time for bed! This past week was half term for us here down south, though we do have another day off tomorrow for an ‘insect’ day as Athena and most of her classmates call it. Sam turned 30 last weekend, and we celebrated by heading to Kent for a night in a hotel, where Sam’s mum met us too. We spent his birthday on a steam train which took us to meet some PJ Masks characters (which was a huge it with the kids) PLUS it snowed a bit! On Monday we spent a lovely day at Leeds Castle, which I’ve not been to…

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Sunday Scrapbook – A week apart and a bit of snow

Hurrah! The slowest week ever has ended, Sams home from snowboarding and it’s his birthday today! I’m typing this from the car as we’re on our way to Kent for the night, Sam’s mum is meeting us in Tunbridge Wells, we’ve booked a train trip with characters from PJ Masks later as a surprise for the kids then we’re heading to a castle tomorrow for a day out. Sam’s shifts mean he’s not at home every morning and evening like a ‘9-5’ worker would be so I spend a lot of time with the kids on my own anyway, as sometimes his shift patterns mean he doesn’t see them for 48 hours even though he’s been home. For some reason though a week of him not being home at all…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Theatre, Good Doctors & Oils

I thought I’d join back in with #LittleLoves again, mainly because having categories to write about will help by sleep deprived brain. Arlo has a cold so has been waking up a lot in the night and then getting up pre 6am most mornings too! I also braved Brighton on a Saturday with both kids and no buggy for Arlo, who is a bit of a runner. We made it out unscathed though, even through the crowd control at the station and onto a train home! I published two posts about my stunning Scotland trip this week, which already seems like so far away… the first is about our idyllic Log Cabin and surroundings, and the second is about visiting Loch Ness! Read I finished Perfect Remains by Helen Fields, which…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Feeling Festive & Panto!

We’ve been properly getting into the swing of Christmassy this week! We put up our tree, made mince tarts, went to a panto and did some Christmas crafts! Aren’t these little Christmas trees cute? They’re so easy to make too! Vision Direct have made a downloadable template and you just need to cut out two tree shapes per tree and get decorating! I cut round my tree shapes, placed them on my cardboard box and then cut them out, for each pair of trees I cut a slit in the top of one tree and the bottom of the other so they can easily be slotted together to make a tree! To decorate the trees we used metallic pens in various green shades to use as a base, then used stickers,…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Mice at the Theatre

Another week of this year has shot by, this one on a blur of feeling dreadful and sleeping pretty much! We had a lovely day at Marwell last Saturday (here’s a video) but last Sunday I woke up feeling a bit rough and ended it with a fever in bed by 6pm. I’d fallen asleep with the kids for an afternoon nap and when I woke up I was practically delirious, boiling hot one moment then sweating and shivering the next. Turns out it was tonsillitis and I managed to see a doctor on Monday afternoon who gave me a prescription for antibiotics, which I hate taking but needs must on this occasion!  I was sick after the first few doses but finally managed to keep them down and by…

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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…

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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…

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