Our wonderful new home

We’ve been in our new home for about three months now and I can’t tell you how happy I am living here.  It’s definitely living up to expectations.

Our house move went so smoothly. I think mainly due to the help of ten of our incredible family and friends.  We had unpacked pretty much all the boxes by the end of the day and were sat eating takeaway curry and watching crap tv by about 8pm.  It was a pretty good start to life in our new home. Continue reading

Making the Most of Our Weekends

My husband works ridiculous hours in retail.  As I type this he is working for a nine-day stretch. Nine days of work before he gets a day off and when he does it will be a Friday, Luca will be at school and I’ll be at work.  He also works weekends.  He sometimes gets a Sunday off but for the most part he works them.  Very rarely do we get a whole two-day weekend with him.

When Luca was in pre-school this didn’t bother me as much as it does now.  Ant and Luca used to get days together during the week.  Also because Luca went for 2 and a half days he had more days at home and our days off coincided with each other more often.  Now Luca is at school though we rarely get days together as a family. Continue reading

Twenty Wishes for 2017

The ever lovely Lauren, from Dilan & Me, tagged my in her ‘Twenty Wishes for 2017’ post and I love the concept.  It’s similar to my yearly to do list but instead these are wishes rather than goals. Things I hope will happen this year, not necessarily things I can actively set out to achieve.

5 Personal Wishes

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  • Continue to see the good in life when things aren’t quite going to plan.  I’ve always been an optimist but this year has tested this trait of mine.

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In a Nutshell – 2016

2016. What a year!

It’s been a funny old year.  Mostly because this year has seen some crazy highs and equally crazy lows, both for us and for the world.

However, I’m an optimist. I definitely like to view my glass as half full and so I wanted to round up our year with all the good things that have happened. Our 2016 in a Nutshell.

January

At the start of the year I signed up for a free, year long photography course ‘A Year With My Camera’ and I’ve loved every lesson and really learning to play and use my camera to it’s full potential.

One of my biggest highlights in January was our snowy day, we spent a good hour or so playing and wandering around in the thick white stuff. Continue reading

The Dreaded Working Mum Guilt

When I fell pregnant I never realised that for the rest of my life I would be riddled with parenting guilt.  From telly watching (does he watch too much) to tooth-brushing (we’ve all forgotten to brush them a few times right?) and everything else in between.  Parenting guilt creeps up in the strangest of places.  I didn’t realise that everything I did as a parent, I would end up questioning. Every decision I made I would second guess. I certainly didn’t realise how guilty I would feel for being a working mum. Working mum guilt is the worst for me. Continue reading

In a Nutshell – November 2016

November has been a bit of a funny month for us. It’s gone really fast and it’s hasn’t really been particularly exciting, I’m not sure why as we have still have managed to squeeze some fun out of it.


At the start of the month it was Bonfire night. We headed to our local cricket club to watch their firework display. It was better than we expected and the rum was cheap. What’s not to love. Continue reading

In a Nutshell – September 2016

September is over, already, and Autumn has definitely set in here in Yorkshire, although all our tress still seem to be green. I’m looking forward to crunchy leaves and Halloween but first I’m going to share with you our September in a Nutshell.  Continue reading

In a Nutshell ~ July 2016

July was an absolutely jam packed month.  It seemed to go on forever but in the best possible way.  We did so much brilliant stuff.  So without further ado, here is our July in a nutshell. Continue reading

Dreaming of a new home

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We have wanted to move to a new home for years.  The flat we live in is lovely, but it was never supposed to be a permanent home.  We moved here when I finished uni about 5 years ago to get back to the area we wanted to live.  It was a means to an end but we haven’t left.  The plan was to stay here whilst we saved for our own home but then I fell pregnant and everything kind of went out of the window.  As much as we have made this place our own and I have enjoyed living here, we have definitely outgrown it now. Continue reading

My Wild Ones ~ Seaside Shenanigans

This time last year we had just got back from an amazing holiday in Portugal.  This year we aren’t having a holiday so to banish my holiday blues we decided to head to the seaside for a weekend of sea, sun and sand. Well sea and sand at least.   We are really lucky that my best friend is from the North East Coast, and her parents very kindly put us up (or should that be put up with us) for a few nights if we fancy a trip.  It has meant that we have enjoyed a couple of visits to stay with them and always have a wonderful time when we are there.  This weekend was no exception. Continue reading