The Weekly Bits & Bobs.


Ahh, another week has been and gone and time seem to be going so fast. I wish I could slow it down sometimes! This time of year always seems to fly by. The first couple of months drag but as soon as we reach mid March, it just flies by in the blink of an eye.
Here are my best and worst bits and things to look forward to this week...
I'll start with the negatives, although I don't think there are many!


The weather is driving me crazy. I want to start power walking and jogging, I quite fancy giving the Couch 2 5K a go but with this weather, it's madness. It's currently pouring with rain. Where did the sunshine go?! Our Picnic plans aren't looking very likely...

I've been so clumsy this week. I've broke a mug, dropped coco pops all over the floor (They're a pain to clear up, especially when the roll there way under the fridge!) Broke my sunglasses, dropped just about everything I have laid my hands on and also ripped my coat. Awesome. I just need to slow down and stop trying to do a hundred things at once.

Over the weekend I had a bit of bad headache (again - it's the brain disease) but it wasn't THAT bad. It's certainly been a lot worse, still though, I didn't really achieve everything I wanted to achieve on my list, it's taken longer than expected.

I've failed on the working out (I'd much prefer power walking and a slow jog to be honest) but I have been eating super healthy and I've been doing A LOT of walking! I'm doing at least 10k steps a day. This HAS to be good for weight loss.

I can't think of any more negatives...


Charlie has finished his SATS (almost a week ago) and he feels he did well. I'm proud of him no matter what. He's relieved they're over and I'm relieved for him. Bless him. He did try extremely hard.

I'm slowly working my way through my weekly goals & list, like I said above, it has taken longer than expected but I'm quite proud of myself. I have done so much cleaning, tidying and laundry, I'm quite proud of myself. I managed to blitz the kids rooms, too.
I still need to clean under the fridge, which I'm going to do shortly.

I found a couple of bargains in the charity shops this week. I went in the charity shop to have a browse among the books and I always checkout the DVDs, too. I picked up 'Ground Hog Day' for £1, Disneys 'National Treasures 2 - books of secrets' for £1 and 'Monster High - 15 wishes' for 50p. It's also a bonus that the kids haven't watched any of these movies. I think they'll enjoy National Treasures. Such Bargains! We're going to have a movie night one evening this week (When there's no after school clubs and what not). Such a cheap movie night.. I already have the snacks. I just don't see the point in buying brand new DVD's, pre-loved ones are just the same, as long as they're not damaged of course.

I also picked myself up a couple of books and dropped a pile off into the charity shop which I've read/no longer want or need.

I've almost caught up on laundry. Hoorah! Even if it is for about five minutes, haha. Where does it all come from?!

I managed to finish the book I Started last week 'The Other Child'. It's a psychological thriller and one of the best books I have read for a long time. 

I'm looking forward to..

I am very much looking forward to having a movie night with the kids one evening this week. We'll watch one of the 'new' movies I picked up. We already have the snacks. Yay!

Also looking forward to playing board games with the kids. It feels like ages since we've played a good board game. We'll probably play Mouse Trap followed by Dog Bingo - they seems to be the latest favourites.

My sister has Friday off work so we're going to have a catch up! I'm really looking forward to it. It'll be nice to have some adult company for a while, too! Not that I don't enjoy the kids company but everyone needs a conversation with an adult from time to time... One that doesn't involve Shopkins, Minecraft and football! (Not that I know anything about football really, ha)

I'm looking forward to drier weather, isn't everyone?! We wanna go on a picnic!

And of course we are all looking forward half term. A break from the school routine is more than welcome!

What are your best and worst moments this week? Or what are you most looking forward to this week? 

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  1. All your positives out weigh the negatives, right? Dropping the coco pops is so annoying even after you have cleaned up you will find them somewhere else haha. #BestAndWorst

  2. The weather is making me so sad. We just got back from 3 weeks in Greece and the weather isn't making being back any easier.

  3. This is such a nice idea for a post and it always shows that the positives outweigh the negatives. The weather has been driving me crazy too (even outside just now I can hear the wind) and you reminded me...I need to clean under the fridge too, haha!

    Sarah, Things Sarah Loves.

  4. The weather is a nightmare, I just want the nice weather to come and stay for more than a day or two. We went through SATS last year and was such a relief when they finished. Hope you have all positives this week x

  5. I said I would walk home from work (4 mile trip) at least once a week...the weather changed and I've forgotten all about that idea! I love charity shops, perfect for finding new books!

  6. The weather is driving me crazy too. We are about 20 degrees colder than usual for this time of year. Come on spring!

  7. Love the idea of power walking.I too feel bad if I don't workout .But I definitely try to walk or run every day.
    Your positives made me smile.Books make me happy too.They are so friendly all the time

  8. What a great idea for a post, it's lovely to be able to go back and reflect on positives and learn from the negatives. Let's hold out for some more hot weather (fingers crossed we haven't had all of our summer!)

  9. Love your positives hope you all fun on your family time. We got s bbq out of May but I think that's all we'll get looking outside!! X

  10. Hi Sarah! I've popped over from #R2BC to visit you. I smashed my phone screen this week - not cool but I have also had a lovely week making a Rey (Force Awakens) outfit and staff for my daughter that I'll be blogging about soon. Se are going to a film and comic convention this weekend and she can't wait. I admire your exercise commitment, BTW! Keep it up.#R2BC

  11. The weather is so pants at the moment isn't it - it can't seem to decide what it wants to do from one minute to the next. Enjoy your movie night as well. x

  12. Great when the positives far out weigh the negatives! Some great movies there. Hope you can find some decent weather for C25K I started that 3 .5 years ago and have my first half marathon this weekend..

  13. The weather is getting on my nerves as well, it's good that the positives are outweighing the negatives x

  14. Ohh yes, I love the National Treasure films, such a good series. Have a fab weekend and I'll pray for some sunshine so you can get out jogging. Mich x #R2BC

  15. Aaah the weather has been something of a nightmare of late but what can one do about it!! I hope you're feeling better and hope you manage to have movie night with the kids

  16. One of the worst jobs ever is cleaning under the fridge or the washing machine x

  17. I can't wait for half term too - perks of working in a school if I get the time off too yay x

  18. The rain is utter poo isn't it? Where did the sun go? Rubbish when you can't get out but doing well with the 10K steps a day! I love an old film and settling down with snacks is even better. I need to hit the books at the charity shop as going on hols soon! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  19. You are so right that time fles by during spring and summer. I'm sorry the weather hasn't been good out where you are. It's okay here but I still miss the few days of warm weather we had about 10 days ago. Oh, congrats to Charlie on finishing his SATS!

  20. I agree time flies during spring and summer. I'm sorry the weather hasn't been good out where you are. It's okay here, but i still miss the few days of warm weather we had about 10 days ago. Oh, congrats to Charlie on finishing his SATS!

  21. This year is just flying over....
    We have had the sunshine up here for a few days now.
    Well done to Charlie with his SATs...

  22. The positives definitely outweigh the negatives this week. I really need to start checking out charity shops for DVDs and books, you got some great deals x

  23. The weather is on the up hun, that couch to 5k will happen! well done for doing it!
    The pros deffo outweigh the cons of the week so chin up, enjoy the sun and here's to a good week ahead.
    Hope your son survived his sats ok, tough times for our kids at the moment isn't it?! ROl on half term!x

  24. I love this idea - I am the same with the weather it is driving me crazy. All I want is a little bit of sunshine to last longer than the day, to be able to make weekend plans without saying 'lets see what the weather is like!'

    Well done Charlie - we are all on half term countdown in our house!

  25. I know what you mean about coco pops! They get everywhere, and just when you think you've got them all, you will find more days later!!

    Wow! Groundhog Day takes me back. It's such a bad film but I absolutely love it.

    Laura x x x

  26. The weather was awful back home, we got fed up and packed up our bags and headed in search of Spain in the car!

    Good luck Charlie, hope everything goes well in the SATS!

  27. What lovely things to look forward to.
    We love movie nights with our boys too and you can't beat a good board game.
    A big well done to Charlie for getting through his SATS too :)
    Thank you so much for joining in with #MMBC xx

  28. Oh I LOVED Mousetrap as a child! Congrats to your son on finishing the dreaded SATS - We have y6 SATS with our middle daughter next year and I'm dreading it already!

  29. Getting caught up on laundry is enough to be excited for! lol! I'm slowly working by way through the numerous loads waiting for me, but I look forward to celebrating with you very soon! Thanks for sharing at Friday Funday Blog Hop :)


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