Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The one where we go to a summer fete.

I am so behind on blogging, seriously, I have had no time, what with the kids being off school and having a headache, I've had zero chance to write this post, which I have been meaning to write for over a week. Eek.

The other day we went to our local sumemr fete. There was lots of bouncy castles and activities for kids. I treated the kids to a wrist band each, which entitled them to unlimited time on the bouncy castles etc. It was great fun!

Ellie and Charlie really enjoyed riding on the donkeys. Ellie now has a fascination with donkies and ponies, bless.

Harry spotted a lot of his school friends there and went off to play with them on the bouncy castles. Needless to say, he really didn't want me taking his photo because apparently it's "embarrassing" Haha. I did take a couple though.
Charlie had a go at archery. Which he loved! The fella that was on the archery stall was brilliant and taught him how to use the bow and arrow. Charlie is small for his age and struggled to hold the bigger bow, so he used the smaller one (which is almost as big as him!) Bless. He did so well at this! So proud of him. Harry also hada go but I got no pictures because of the above reason, lol. He did super too. Bless 'em. Ellie enjoyed the bouncy castles best and the tombola, such fun.

We enjoyed a lovely picnic that I packed and I treated the little's to a slush puppy as there was no ice cream van this year. Boo. It was a fun packed day and didn't cost a lot at all! Each of the kids won prizes on the tombola/raffle. Harry won some soft drinks and posh biscuits. Ellie won some sweets and Charlie won some sweets, too. Yay!
We can't wait to go again next year.

Sarah xXx

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Reasons to be cheerful #R2BC

What makes me smile this week..

1) The weather - It has been truly beautiful weather, a little hot at times but it's nice to see the sun and actually have a decent summer! I have a lovely tan (not that I've been trying to get a tan mind). The little's have been enjoying the weather, too.
The thunderstorms were rather amazing! Lots of lightening forks and funky coloured skies. I didn't manage to get a photo of the lightening but I did manage to get this photo of the sunset and thunderstorm both at the same time. It was sunny, thundering and lightening while the sun was setting, it was a bit weird.

ups and downs smiles and frowns

2) It's officially the summer holidays! It's a very welcomed break from the school routine. It's lovely spending extra time with the kids and what not. We're just chilling out this week, no plans. Just chillaxing and enjoying the weather in the garden.

Ups and downs, smiles and frowns. Donkey ride.

3) Last weekend we went to the summer fete. It was such great fun! The kids had a blast on the bouncy castles (thank goodness for wrist bands & unlimited time on the bouncy castles and activities). They loved riding on the donkey's. :)

So those are my reasons to be cheerful this week. What are your reasons to be cheerful this week? Why not join in the blog hop which is hosted by Lakes Single Mum.

Sarah xXx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Animals #TheGallery


We spotted a peacock when we were on our way home from our grandparents house. It was just sitting there, perched on the wall, enjoying the sunshine. Isn't he pretty? It was rather lovely to see a peacock, I haven't seen one for years!!

swan @ Ups and downs, smiles and frowns

We also saw some swans, who were rather greedy and wanted to steal Ellie's Ice cream, lol! Ellie isn't a fan of swans after that experience! Bless her. It's such a beautiful swan though.

 And I of course HAVE to share photos of out beautiful tortoiseshell cat 'Lotti' She is my baby!


Not gonna lie, she has a bit of an attitude aka 'Tortitude', she's a right little devil sometimes and it's only ok to fuss her on HER terms, bless. She sleeps on my pillow every night with her paws draped over my head, no idea why she sleeps like that - she just does!! She's such a unique cat. 
We love her and she truly is part of the family. 

toirtoiseshell cat

The little's also got to the chance to ride on a donkey at the summer fete last weekend! They thought it was great fun!! To be honest, I kind of wanted to ride on the donkey myself but I didn't wanna make a spectacle of myself, I would probably have fell off knowing my clumsy luck.

Sarah xXx

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Our weekly meal plan. #MealPlanningMonday

Monday - Chicken burger, chips and beans.

Tuesday - BLT pasta salad with french stick bread.

Wednesday - Jacket potatoes with various fillings (baked beans, coleslaw, tuna, salad etc)

Thursday - Chicken Korma with rice and naan bread

Friday - Lasagne with garlic bread.

Saturday - BBQ chicken salad

Sunday - Sunday roast.

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