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 too annoyed about that as I want to settle in to the new normal of school runs and routines. Talking of routines its suddenly dawned on me that the lack of wardrobes in the kids room (and ours!) means that…

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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 and most importantly is a proper sandy beach, unlike our local ones here! The had a great time building sandcastles and then flattening them immediately! In the afternoon we had lunch with their Aunty E then headed off to meet…

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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 four and under is always ‘fun’ to deal with! Both my kids are in a bit of a mountain goat stage at the moment and aren’t happy to just sit in their seats like any normal person, they have to…

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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 wasn’t fixable so we then had to wait ages for a low loader truck to arrive to tow us home, finally arriving home at gone 9pm. Arlo bloody loved it though, he was so excited to be on a truck!…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Another Shitty week

I really wanted to be sitting down to write about what a wonderful week we had, with less injuries than last week but alas, it was not to be! I’ll start with the good bits: I spent a lovely day with Donna swinging through the trees at Go Ape, followed by a delicious dinner and a lovely drive home across the Downs with the sun setting as I drove and an audio book. I also had a lovely day with Arlo on Friday, he’s normally a bit tricky to keep entertained and happy when he’s on his own but he was a delight! I even managed a work phone call with him happily playing with his trains and not getting irate and throwing things about! I tired the kids out…

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Sunday Scrapbook: Bruises, Heatwaves & Den exploring

Well Hi! A bumper catchy up post from me as I’ve not done a Sunday Scrapbook in a couple of weeks, much to my own annoyance! But I wasn’t annoyed enough to miss out on precious sleep to write one so there we go. This blinking weather would be gorgeous if I was on holiday and didn’t have to get on with the daily grind of general life but I do, so it’s not. It’s hot, sticky and humid and it gives me a headache more often than not! I’ve still been feeling pretty ‘everything is getting on top of me’ for the past couple of weeks, though I do feel like perhaps I am not doing enough to help myself. Scrap that, no perhaps about it, I am definitely…

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Sunday Scrapbook: It’s okay to not be okay

I’m struggling. I can’t seem to get anything done properly. My house is a tip (more than it normally is) and there are piles of clean washing that have been waiting to be put away for over a week. I have adminy paper work to file for household stuff, and last year’s tax return to file work wise. I have a gazillion blog posts to write in my head (thankfully nothing review wise is outstanding as I’ve been saying no to most things) and no time to get them actually written. Then when I do write a post I don’t have time to schedule any promotion for it so nobody reads it anyway! I want a holiday, I need a break, I need to savour this last summer with Athena before…

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