Birthdays, New Baby and Family Fun.

A new born baby, a girl in cosplay and fireworks over the waterfront

Disclosure:  This post contains some affiliate links and I receive a commission if you visit a link and buy something on my recommendation. Purchasing via an affiliate link doesn’t cost you any extra, and I only recommend products and services I trust. All opinions are my own. Another busy month which was very family focussed. A new arrival On August 8th 2019 my very first grandchild was born! A beautiful boy weighing 8lbs 1oz. If you follow me on social[Read more]

Family games, a baby shower and more!

image 1 - two ladies at a baby shower playing a game where you need to smell a nappy smeared in chocolate to guess the chocolate but it looks like you are smelling baby poop! Image 2 a waffle with ice cream and strawberries on top drizzled in chocolate sauce. Image 3 - a young girl playing crazy golf in a corridor which has bookshelves painted on the wall in the background.

July has been a busy month! We have had lots going on with the family but in many ways, I think that I actually prefer it that way. Big Family Game Night This month’s big family game night was at my mum’s and was bigger than ever as my brother and his partner came too for the first time ever! The only missing family member was Chloe as she was at a wedding. I did not enjoy this one as[Read more]

June News

Four picture collage. 1. Dad with his arms around his daughter. 2. Lion fish. 3. Mum and daughter selfie. 4. Girl wearing cos play costume holding merch.

We are now halfway through the year! Can you believe it? I know that I am going to sound old, but time really does speed up the older I get. June has been a lovely month and just when I was about to give up on summer, the sun came out. I don’t know about you, but I find that the sunshine really does lift my mood so I am feeling pretty good right now. Anyway, I digress! Here is[Read more]

May News 2019

three images. 1 - a young woman blowing out candles on a birthday cake with a young girl. 2. a young girl holding on to a tree. 3. A home made foil fish.

Here is my news for the month of May 2019. It has been a quiet month, but I still have a bit of news to share! Weight loss I have managed to lose 9.5lbs this month so I am really pleased. My goal for the month was to lose 6lbs or more. I didn’t weigh in last week as my training and assessment clashed with my weight watcher meeting. Losing weight is never easy (in my experience anyway!)  but I[Read more]

My April News

April photographs. Easter egg hunt and three dogs

April has been a quiet month for us to be honest, but we have had some fantastic weather for April in the UK! Having said that, I do have a little bit of April news to share. We hosted big family game night On new years eve, we invited my mum and LJ and her partner around to play some games and see the new year in together which was lovely. This inspired my mum to host a family game[Read more]

My October 2018

Four pictures. child dressed as witch. girl with face paint. girl with bunches and lady with birthday hat and streamers

Me I have been so busy with my work placement four days a week and then uni once a week. Leaving only evenings and weekends to fit in family activities, seeing friends, hobbies, doing my academic work, self-care, home things and the blog. Sadly my blog is suffering with very minimal posting as I just can not fit everything in.  I am enjoying my work placement though, which is good. It is reminding me why I decided to study social[Read more]

My September 2018

Four images. Lady with snapchat bunny filter. Man in football top. Dog running with ball and young girl in school uniform

I know that I must sound like a broken record but September seems to have flown by! This month has been mega busy with everyone back at school, uni and work. The long lazy days of the summer holiday’s seem like a lifetime ago and our holiday in Spain last June is only now a distant memory! I do like the routine and structure that this time of year brings though and the months of October to December are my[Read more]

My August 2018

four images. The first is a lady bowling.

For us, August has mostly been a month of relaxing. FJ is now of the age where she is greatly in demand, so has spent a lot of time sleeping over at her friend’s houses and going on day trips with her grandad. When she has been at home we have mostly been watching movies, playing Minecraft and visiting family. I know that I say it all the time, but I just cannot believe how fast these summer holidays have[Read more]

My July 2018

All about me! July has been a good month for us. For me personally, deciding to start writing this blog again has already brought me a lot of joy. Not only do I enjoy writing and expressing myself but also the whole blogging community is a lovely place to be.    I have also had my last student social work placement confirmed which I am very excited about. I will be starting in September and if all goes to plan I[Read more]