Stuff on a Sunday – Birthdays & Fat Lips

This week was my Birthday week! I turned 33 on Tuesday! I still don’t really feel like an adult though (will I ever?) but it was fumy looking back through my timehop app and seeing birthdays from the past 10 years! Most of them were spent out of the country in fact, France last year, Prague, Germany, South Africa… I used to always try and be out of the country for my birthday as I thought if I celebrated it somewhere different that it didn’t really happen! Birthdays in your…

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Stuff on a Sunday & January’s #5MinutesPeace

Hopefully you’ll know what I’m on about when I say I’m sharing my favourite #5MinutesPeace photos from Instagram from the last fortnight. If not then this post should explain it… there were so many lovely homely pictures that featured steaming mugs of tea and cosy corners that I could chosen just mug shots, but in the end these were my favourites:   A photo posted by •Lauren• (@belledubrighton) on Jan 21, 2017 at 11:13pm PST   They’re all actually from other bloggers too, so from top left going clockwise: Jess…

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Stuff on a Sunday: Walks, Gifts & Doors

This week has flown by, and I finally can tell you the correct day of the week when asked, so I’ve come out of the festive mind muddle of not knowing what day it is finally! Athena went back to preschool and has turned into an over tired monster, pushing boundaries and getting cranky. We had an afternoon at soft play yesterday to wear them out so they’d go to bed early so they wouldn’t even know my mum was here babysitting (didn’t work, Arlo was up and down apparently)…

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Stuff on a Sunday – New Year, Panto & Dolls

My first Stuff on a Sunday roundup post of 2017! I’ve decided to join in with the ‘Little Loves’ linky as part of these posts too, and extra kick up the bum for attempting to get them up weekly! I’m cheating a little and going back an extra day for this post, to NYE. Sam was working a late shift so he took the kids out for a walk with some friends on the morning of the 31st so I could get some work done in peace, as I’d been…

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Stuff on a Friday

The last couple of weeks have flown by and I’ve somehow managed to get to the day before Christmas eve with nothing major left to do! Presents are wrapped, the Christmas food shop is due tonight and we’re heading out to Carols in the local park tonight, complete with snow machine! This past week has been full of parties and festive get togethers and I’ve loved it!   Athena was an Angel in her preschool nativity play last week, she was super cute and sang all the songs loudly, waved at…

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Stuff on a Sunday: Operations & father Christmas

I forgot to write a post last Sunday so this will just be a bit of a bumper post of whatever I can remember! I am also taking a ‘day off’ from social media as I want to make the most of a family day with a bit of Christmas prep! Over a week ago now Arlo had an operation to take out seven teeth under general anaesthetic. He was absolutely fine and up and eating a sandwich within fifteen minutes of waking up! I was hoping for a nice couple…

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Stuff on a Sunday: Sick and Sorting Out

I missed last weeks ‘stuff on a Sunday’ post because I spent that day mostly being sick. Arlo got sick on Friday, throwing up all over himself in his pushchair (thank god he wasn’t in a sling for once as we were out shopping!) and we’d walked into town, so I had to cart him and Athena home quick sharp on the bus! Poor pickle was under the weather the next day and then on the Sunday Sam and his mum took the kids out and he did it again!…

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Stuff on a Sunday – Fireworks and Tears

A very quick ‘Stuff on a Sunday’post from me today because I am exhausted and am also wanting to make the most out of a family bacon and egg sarnie breakfast! We very rarely get to eat breakfast all  together due to shifts and preschool etc so it’s nice to have a Sunday morning chill out together.

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Stuff on a Sunday – Solo parenting & magic light bulbs

A pretty good week all in all, Sam was away for three days of it in Germany snowboarding, so I’ve been out and about for the last few days with the kids as days inside drive me absolutely crackers! On Friday we headed over to Chelle’s house for a playdate for the kiddos and a mum-date for us! 7 kids in the house at one point and we didn’t go crazy (well, she may have done after we left!) Saturday saw us head over to our favourite place to while…

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Stuff on a Sunday – New Job & Hugs

This week has absolutely flown by, and I spent most of it thinking we were a day ahead of ourselves! I worked a few extra shifts as we’re short staffed at work (the hotel) but more excitingly I got a new job! I’ll be managing the social media/outreach for two awesome brands and I’m so excited to get my teeth into it!  I interviewed on Wednesday and was really nervous, the last interview I had was in 2006 when I was thinking of leaving my pub job (got offered assistant manager…

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Stuff on a Sunday – Jabs & Leon

The most testing time of the week was Thursday, always a shitty day anyway as I work 6.45-3pm whilst Sam does the preschool drop off and pick up and has Arlo at home in the middle. At 3 he brings the kids in to me at work and starts his shift and I head home with them. It’s not ideal but it means we don’t spend anything on extra childcare. Only this week it didn’t happen like that because of a meeting timed that meant one of us would have…

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Stuff on a Sunday – i360, colds and windows

I’ve been a bit slack with the old Stuff on a Sunday posts but I am determined to do them weekly from now until the end of the year, although I can’t promise they’ll be thrilling as I plan to do some mega hibernating this winter! So here’s what we’ve been up to over the last couple of weeks… I spent a lovely morning with my friend Nick who moved to Australia a few years ago, he was over visiting friends and family for a few weeks and he made…

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