My Weekly List {20/10/17}

I’m really enjoying recording my weekly favourites and can’t believe I’m on week 5 already – the weeks are flying by! The next week sees J finish her first half term at school and I’m looking forward to some quality mummy daughter and family time over half term:

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Fields Lined With Orange

Every year since J has been walking we have been pumpkin picking. This year was no different, although we went armed with a wheelbarrow as I’ve learnt from previous years J likes to pick the biggest one she can find!

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Things to do in Autumn

I often get asked why I love Autumn so much – there is no denying it’s my favourite season. I write this as I’m sat in a warm, cosy knit, and it just makes me smile. The heating is on, the house is toasty, and I although the hubster’s in shorts and t-shirt (polar opposite to me) I couldn’t be happier. There’s something about being snug and content in your own surroundings and thinking of new activities and things to do in this beautiful season

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Halloween Chocolate Apples

When I was a young girl I’d walk round the supermarket with my mum and dad for their weekly shop and see amazing candy and chocolate covered apples on sticks in the fruit section. It always seemed like the most exotic fruit and the most delicious treat on earth in amongst the standard ‘boring’ fruit and veg (I’m obviously a 90’s child…) and most weeks I’d plan to spend my pocket money on one. Of course it never really worked out that way as the supermarket was always too far for me to travel and so my pocket money usually got spent at the corner shop

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A Blue Eyed Butterfly {Living Arrows

This might sound controversial, but if I could skip the first 3 years of J’s life and relive the age of 4 over and over and over I think I would. I know all the hard work we put in over the last 3 years has led to this amazing child we have now, but 4 has been my favourite age by far

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Family Forest Trips

Every 3 or 4 months my cousin and I arrange for a woodland walk with our daughters. We see each other every day at work but not as frequently with our girls outside of work, so when we do it’s really nice to see them both together. They already count each other as best friends and when they’re out together they’re as thick as thieves and we generally don’t get a look in

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A Pumpkin Festival and a Scarecrow Called J

For the last 3 years we have visited a Pumpkin Festival in the south. Every year J makes a scarecrow with her Nanny Sharon, every year she names it after herself, and every year she tentatively places it in the scarecrow alley ready for it to head to it’s next home. After she got upset about having to leave her scarecrow I convinced her it’s destiny was to be in a farmers field to scare the crows, and until then it needed to be with it’s other scarecrow friends at the festival “scarecrow alley”. It’s funny how the small things make for the big discussions in this household!

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My Weekly List {13/10/17}

I’m really enjoying writing my weekly list and looking back over the week that went by. The weeks seem to be passing by so very quickly and I cannot believe that J will soon be on half term. We have some special things planned and I’m glad we get to have some quality time together as a family unit. Here are the things I’ve loved this week:

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Sunday Staccups

One of the things we’ve tried to do since J started school is have a family day on Sunday which usually involves activities at home together after a nice dog walk. Whether it’s crafting, baking, watching a film or playing a game, the focus is for us to spend quality time together before the routines of work and school start again

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BlogCampOnBoard with MSC Preziosa

On the 4th October myself and 120 other bloggers had an amazing opportunity to visit MSC Preziosa. I grew up in Hampshire and with Southampton being the biggest cruise city in the region I’m a little ashamed to say I’ve never been on a cruise ship before Continue reading “BlogCampOnBoard with MSC Preziosa”