Happiness is 

Hey readers,

There them moments in life that are so simple but make you so dame happy. it here is my list often but I could easily right endless amount.

  1. Having an early night and a real good sleep, making you feel or refreshed and ready to go in the morning.
  2. Kicking autumn leaves as you walk on by.
  3. When you have had a long day put of the home and you return in the evening with a lovely hot, fresh brew ♨
  4. When you find that quid in your pocket that you so desperately need.
  5. Having a hot bath and getting into fresh sheets 🛀
  6. When your husband lets you have a lie in.
  7. Not having to rush about in the morning, having a slow day.
  8. Not behaving mummy guilt and feeling confident about parenting.
  9. Having lots if ideas for your blog.
  10. Getting your nails painted perfect first time around.

Cheers for reading X

Liberating

Today I decided change was here,

for once I felt liberated,

to let go of the past.

The time is now,

let’s evolve and go forth,

I can and I will,

I don’t need that extra help,

Keep being authentic,

if it is meant to be

it will be,

I am sick of worrying

about this and that,

things hold me back,

and it eats my motivation.

This is my turning point,

where I move forward,

and be the person I want to be.

 

Spring 2017 Wishlist

Hey readers,

The other day there was some sunshine shock horror and it made me thinking how I wish I had some sunglasses on me as it was so bright. So, it made me think of the seasons changing, specifically spring as it is just round the corner. I thought as I am skint I would just create a fantasy spring wishlist, enjoy!

1. I think there is something really feminine and flattering about a classic black jumper with a peter pan collar. I love the detail and it is great for informal and informal occasions. It is from Matalan and costs £16.00.

2. Asos Curve have this lovely neutral coloured and light weight coat perfect for the mix of weather in Spring time. It costs £65.00 but it is quite versatile so feel it could be worthwhile investment.

3. Next is a great bargain from Primark and costs a grand total of £4.00. To add a splash of colour to your wardrobe check this red and navy leopard print skater dress.

4. I can not get enough of clothing in dark green and this lovely t-shirt with rolled sleeved front pocket  comes form  Curves New Look – £17.99.

5. I can not stop eyeing up these lovely leopard print ballet shoes from Simply Be, which are great if you have wide feet like me – £10.00.

6.How beautiful are these lovely checked cigarette pants from Peacocks which are currently in the sale for £8.00, bargain!

Cheers for reading X

This is not a sponsored post, I just frigging love shopping but with no money it ends up being window shopping 😉 

Star 

Hey readers,
My word of the week is:

Because I got to see my son receive star of the week during assembly and he was beyond happy.  He was grinning like a Cheshire cat and it was lovely to see, especially after he has been waiting ages to receive it.  So, now it is up on display and he just loves looking at it and admiring his achievement.

Also, my eldest at the week end moved up a stage in swimming, which he is super happy about as his special friend moved up there pre-Christmas, therefore getting to be reunited again. So, now he can rejoin her and it helps him feel a bit more confident in the group as he knows a familiar face.

In other news I have been enjoying reading and being able to escape especially as this weather has been grime this week!

Hope you all had a good week.

Cheers for reading X

The Reading Residence

Wet day outings

Hey readers,

When days are wet and you can’t bear another day trapped in the four walls while you slowly go  insane then you must check out my safe list of places to go indoors. They are child friendly, dry and more importantly cheap.

1) Go to the library, read some books, choose some books and let the kids check them out. It is all very exciting and costs nothing.

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2) Your local garden centre is great as it has lots of random tat and they tend to have a coffee shop. Not to mention if your lucky enough fish to see and everyone is happy!

3) Got to love going to IKEA.  Child friendly, free play for 3yo, cheap food and child themed play areas. Both my boys love this place and they can run around causing them to tire them out, #winning.

4) Hit a coffee shop, my boys adore the mini cups as they feel like an adult. I also appreciate the atmosphere as it is a great chilled vibe.

5) McDonalds where you can go get a happy meal and it comes with a toy, what more could child want.  I have wrote a post here why I love this place so much!

mcdonalds

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6) Get on a bus for a adventure. My boys love a good trip out on a bus.

7) We live near a free (whoop) green conservatory area for the public. It had plenty of green and a pond full of fish. Beautiful settings and makes a change for me and the boys.

8) Faithful museums are free and educational.

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9) If in dealt go to Pets At Home, it is basically a free zoo.

10) If you want have a sit down in a quite, dark room, go to your local Odean where every morning during holiday time and weekends term time they have tickets for children films for £2.50.

Cheers for reading X

Diary of an imperfect mum

Why coffee is badass! 

Hey readers,

I never really fully appreciated coffee until the day I had children and it was a complete lifesaver. It is now a close friend who I engage with regularly. Why do I love the hot beverage ☕ so much, I tell you why:

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  • It saves life’s when you suffer from sleep deprivation. It helps pick you up when you feel like crashing. It holds your eyelids open when all you desperately want is to shut them tight.
  • It is warm, fuzzy and makes everything bearable.
  • It helps guide you to productivity.
  • It makes the early Sunday mornings look much more prettier.
  • It tastes so good and comes in a variety of flavours to hit them taste buds.
  • There is something amazing about the hot wiff of freshly brewed coffee that a cup of tea doesn’t really match.
  • This may come as oxymoron but there is  something relaxing about taking it easy and sipping a cup of coffee even if it is a stimulating with the caffeine.
  • Apparently it is coffee is really good at reduce the risks of getting type 2 diabetes.
  • It’s satisfying and can really hit the spot when much needed.
  • It gives you focus for when you are demotivated. Which is very helpful if you are a blogger and struggle with writers block.

Hope that has helped fill your coffee cup.

Cheers for reading X

Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

Over

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:


 

because I have finally taken all my Christmas decorations, yes I know what your thinking whatttttt it is like second week in January. But hubby has been poorly and in hospital for a short period meaning I needed him well. There is no way I am sorting out the sodding tree into different groups. I never realised artificial trees were so complicated to do, ugh. Still the tree is down now, so lovely to have clean and an ’empty’ feel to it.

In other news I had a gift voucher for John Lewis and brought the game silly sausage. If you have never come across this, well done and I am envy you. It is a toy sausage that has the most annoying American voice and is super loud. Quite simple for my boys to do with five demands; squeeze, hug, dip, twist, poke. However, with children they do not play it nicely or stop the repetitive button pressing as they think it is bloody hilarious. I am glad to get my ears a rest when they are at nursery and school.

Cheers for reading X

The Reading Residence