Me and Mine {November 2017}

A few days late for our Me and Mine post for November, and for good reason – the hubster and J’s birthdays. I think this should be the last time I mention it, but every birthday is such a big milestone and so bittersweet that I can’t help but not focus on them

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You Are 5 – Ladybug Letters

Dear J

The last time I wrote to you was when you were about to start school, and the time before that was your 4th birthday. 5 years ago we became parents and so here I sit, wondering where another year has gone, and wondering why time seems to speed up as each year passes

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A Month of Adventures {November 2017}

I have joined in every month with KA (and now Laura) for My Family Adventures and it’s been one of my favourite link ups but I can’t quite believe we’re about to head into the last month of this year. November has been gorgeous and really has treated us to some beautiful scenes, but we’re fast approaching some special dates in the calendar which outshine the rest of the month, and that’s the hubster and J’s birthdays

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Me and Mine {October 2017}

And so we say goodbye to my favourite month in the calendar. The month of beauty in the skies and all around us, the month where we spend so much time outdoors and the month where we pick pumpkins, play in the leaves and naturally start thinking about cosy evenings with hot chocolates and marshmallows

October was simply wonderful for us; a weekend away, half term holidays, birthday parties galore, a new business position for the hubster and a new job for me. October is always full of adventure and anticipation, and is the one month I’m always sad to say goodbye to

We actually had a photo organised at the beginning  of the month, a photo with us and the dog taken by my cousin’s husband while we were on a walk, but then we went to the New Forest for a weekend and the sun shone. I just couldn’t help but set the camera up for another family portrait even though the dog wasn’t there, and it was funny to watch the hubster run to and from the tree – my remote still isn’t fixed and I was too short to jump up onto the fallen tree



This month:

Sherry has loved…

  • The feeling of accomplishment after a month of blogging every day. It’s safe to say I don’t plan on doing it again for a while but it was nice to explore my  creative side
  • Going on a mini break with the hubster and J in a camping pod
  • Pumpkins and pick your own in preparation for Halloween. The hubster rolled his eyes so many times when J and I arrived home with our treasures but he secretly loves it…I think!

The hubster has loved…

  • Going away for the weekend, having our family portrait and walking down by the river
  • Having a child free date night
  • Playing our new favourite game, Staccups 

J has loved…

  • Staying in a camping pod. She bounced with excitement when we arrived in, and it was a welcome change from school runs
  • Going to lots of birthday parties, playing with her new school friends and getting a head teachers award
  • Seeing her cousin and going on lots of outings with them

Lexi has loved…

  • Staying with her doggy pal Archie while we were away and being treated like royalty

We move into November at a rate of knots, the month dominated by 2 birthdays, family traditions and weekends of busy schedules. Every weekend between now and Christmas is busy and booked up that I’m looking forward to resting during the break

The outtake for this month is when child and dog decided not to play ball – at least the grown ups are looking!

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A Month of Adventures {October 2017}

And so my favourite month in the calendar is nearly up and we’re hurtling into our busiest 2 months of my year. The months where we already have something planned for every weekend and then a much needed 10 days off together as a family over the Christmas break. Before I get ahead of myself, lets focus on the month that was October

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Your First Half Term {Ordinary Moments 22/10/17}

Dear J

6 weeks ago you started school and it still feels like yesterday, yet here we are sat in the first school holidays – it’s gone by in a flash. Everyone always says it’s the parents who struggle the most, especially with their emotions and they weren’t wrong as it’s been an emotional few weeks

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Playing in Leaves {Ordinary Moments 8/10/17}

Life has been so busy the past few weeks I’ve struggled to have time out and record our ordinary moments. The past week has seen 2 conferences, training, birthday parties and an off colour J to start it off. That naturally slowed our evenings and weekends down but our little tornado of energy returned towards the end of this week and so we set off on Thursday to stretch our legs and play in the fallen leaves

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A Day in the Forest {Blogtober #7}

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I’ve been meaning to write up our adventure in the New Forest for a while as it was a perfect day prior to J starting school. We went to Bolderwood in the New Forest to see the deer and do the Gruffalo Spotters Trail, something we’ve done in Cheshire but not in Hampshire

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Autumn Love {Blogtober #3}

Long nights, cosy knits, warm socks and a crisp smell in the air on a walk…what’s not to love about autumn? It is by far my most favourite season and I have a constant pull to get out and about and explore the fields, and to walk under the trees as they start turning gorgeous shades to represent the end of summer

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A Week of School {Ordinary Moments 17/9/17}

Well the first full week is done and dusted and despite a slight hiccup on Monday when the teacher asked to speak to me afterwards it was a resounding success! Is it just me that gets petrified when the teacher asks you to wait behind to speak to you? – I felt like I’d done something wrong, but it wasn’t anything bad thank goodness just J getting a little teary on the first lunch break

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