You know it is half term when..

Hey readers,

I have seen may of associations with myself and other parents with children when it comes to half term. Here is my list of my favourites.

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1) If it is sunny the ice lollies come out.

2) What bed time you say, we all need a break the rules it is a holiday ;).

3) At the beginning of the holiday it is so lovely having the kids off and spending extra time with them. Then at the end of the week I need a break from all the bagging about the bickering between the two boys. Let’s also not forget about the hell of boredom kicking in.

4) You need to add a couple more hours to do your shopping trip. Not only for your children but also all the other children clogging up the Isles ;).

5) You are guaranteed to spend more money on shite that you don’t need and to add more clutter to your home.

6) Every day is becoming a bigger mission to walk around your home because of all the toys everywhere.

7) You have explored every free art gallery in your area. The beauty of these places are that it’s free and your skint from buying all the tate that you don’t need. Not to mention that indoors which is always win especially with the unredictable weather of the UK!

8) You have been to the cinema at least once as it’s pouring again and you need to get away from one set of walls to go and be in another. What is better then being in a busy room full of kiddies on a sugar rush, Whoop!

9) Yet again your days are filled with Mr Tumble songs or equililant running through your head.

10) You go cold turkey with adult shows or YouTube vlogs cause you can’t hear them with the sound happy children arguing over a £1 water bucket.

Happy days and hope you had fun this half term.

Cheers for reading X

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Bus ride

Hey readers,

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Here are the boys having a ride on the bus together. They love sitting together and chatting away whilst mummy is on the outskirts. They laugh, chat and sometimes in code that mummy doesn’t understand. But that is OK as they are great friends and have a blast. Who knows how long this will last but loving this moment where they love each other so dearly 😍 😍 😍

Cheers for reading X

Saturday Siblings

Information overload

Hey readers,

This week has been a funny old week for me mentally. I seem to go through some weeks evaluating and reflecting who I am or what am I doing? Probably no dealt that I am over thinking everything and wonder what I could have done to be different.
Sometimes I get caught up with all the information I see online and yeah it is my choice, I go and click. It draws you in as there are so many wonderful and knowledge people out there. You start comparing yourself which I knowis natural but to what extend is healthy?!
I have an obsessive mind. I an autisitic and OCD so therfore more inclined to swing that way. Black and white thinking and trying to take it all in.  Which then makes me go a bit crazy and mad at myself. Why do I take things so seriously, I need to remember why I blog. I have a choice in what I want to do, it’s not a job. I think it is because I feel the blogosphere is so competitive. People are all about SEO or moz links or some kind of shit like that. It sucks the fun out of blogging. I want to hear about people’s ideas or raw feelings not bullshit about numbers. It is the same over Instagram with people talking about themes and scheduling times to get more likes. So much for the spontaneous shots that get caught up in th then moment that are just fun to share. Nothing calculated. It feels like it is back in the playground sometimes. It saddens me that authenticity seems to be going and it is all business like minded people wanting numbers.
For me it was a void to fill in as I was going some heavy stuff in my life when I first started out.  It distracted me from the pain and hurt. I really enjoy blogging on the whole so I am just going go with it, wing it. I’m going to try my hardest to not read into too much information out there. Just got to fall back in love and write.

Cheers for reading X

P.s. What is wrong with a hashtag on Pinterest. God I love a good hashtag 😉

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Warmth

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

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Am I the only one who struggles picking a word, so I just pick one that instantly pops into my head. So hence why warmth as currently the sun is shinning and it is a lovely temperature. We have enjoyed a good few days of sunshine which really lifts your mood. Not to mention the speed it takes to reduce the washing load. I know yawn but I can’t help it I am a mum and it is socially acceptable now to talk about suck exciting stuff, 😂.

We have had a blast the other day with the boys and playing in the local foundations in our city. It was lovely to just sit back and watch my boys play so nicely and lovely. Their bond seems to be getting stronger and stronger each day.

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Cheers for reading X

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Father’s day gift guide

Hey readers,

It won’t be long now till June which means Father’s day (19th June 2016). I have done a gift guide that may inspire you this Father’s day with fun and loving ideas to celebrate the fantastic job the daddy does!

1)A novelty mug is always a winning gift and there is extensive choice from personalised to quirky. I particularly like this cup for my husband as he is always commenting on his lack of hair and he loves a good joke.

 

Funny Father's Day Bald Man Basic White Mug
Zazzle, £12.30.

2) Go The F**k To Asleep book by Mark Mansbach. It is a great book to the parody of the child’s one (It’s Time To Sleep). It is a fun book for a parent and will make them smile and nod along agreeably a the challenges faced with sleep deprivation. It is under £10.00 so it is great gift for someone on a budget.

Go The F**k To sleep
Ebay, £5.27 plus free p&p.

3) For the card I love the idea of personalised cards as they feel more special. Now I know this is frightening prospect especially with younger childree. Do not fear as there are some really cute and simple designs to do. Fantastic if like me have younger children and there concentration span is limited. Really cheap to do just get some card, paint the feet scribble the words down (the adult). Hey presto you have done a fun thing with the kids and the daddy should love the effort you have put into it.

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4) What is cooler then going on your dad’s back you ask? Well a t-shirt with a race track round it so the kids can race cars on the back. I adore this quirky idea. I am opting to buy it I know I could get the fabric pens and do it myself. But my boys are too young and by the time I have brought all the material and finding the time it is easy to just buy one.

http://www.thetbird.co.uk (12.00 plus free p&p).

 

 

5) Finally my hubby loves a tipple so why not get the dearest father a drink to celebrate the special occasion. Now I be honest I love Aldi for budget friendliness. I have found Amaretto Liqueur which is a brilliant twist to your typical beer.

 

Bellucci Amaretto Liqueur
Bellucci Amaretto Liqueur, Aldi (£4.99).

I hope you have a special Father’s day however you celebrate it.

cheers for reading X

 

 

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