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

Super Busy Mum


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.

This post is linked up with At home with Mrs M.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Going on a donkey ride.

Donkey ride

Yesterday we went to a summer fete! They had donkey's there.
Charlie and Ellie both really wanted to have a ride on a donkey!

Ups and downs, smiles and frowns blog

Ellie was natural at riding the donkey! She was like 
"Can't we get a donkey and keep it in the back garden?" 
I don't think that would be appropriate, lol. 

Donkey ride

Charlie also had a ride on the donkey, which he LOVED and wanted to go again. And again. And again. Haha.

donkey ride

Charlie was a natural at riding the donkeys. Ellie was also a natural. Considering it was there first time ever riding a donkey, they did so well!

 There was a women there who was holding onto the rope/lead thingy (what's it called?!) walking around with the donkey, while the kids were riding! They really enojyed it! I'll write more about the summer fete in another post, so be sure to look out for that.
I wonder if there will be donkey rides along the seafront this summer?

Sarah xXx

This post is linked up with:
The black and white project. 
Living arrows 
Magic moments 

Silent Sunday & My Sunday Photo. #SilentSunday

thunder storm and sunset