The weekly bits & bobs (week 1)


Phew. Christmas is over and it's time to get back to the normal reality of everyday life! It's been a chaotic few weeks (I've known anything quite as stressful as last month!!). Here are our best and worst moments lately.

  • I was poorly all over Christmas with some flu type thing. It's taken me ages to recover and I'm still not fully better but much better than I was! 
  • The kids go back to school this week... While it'll be good to get back into routine, I am absolutely dreading it! Not only that but I am happiest when the kids are home, haha. 
  • My washing machine is making a really bizarre noise again. Hmm. Hopefully that will last a couple more months because I am not in the position to be buying a new one right now! 
  • Not looking forward to my hospital appointment next week. But. It'll get it over and done with for another 4-6 months. (I'll be seeing the eye consultant as I have a rare brain disease which affects my eyes) 
  • Despite being ill, I still had a good Christmas, I enjoyed watching the kids open there presents and we played board games and set up there new toys etc. It was fun. The kids had a wonderful time! You can read more about our Christmas here.
  • I've seen a lot of my family recently which has been lovely. 
  • I'm glad the Christmas tree is down now! It was in the way and Sylvie (our tabby cat) was trying to climb it.. Silly kitty. 
  • As I mentioned above, it'll be good to get back into routine and have some kind of structure. All over Christmas I've lost count of what day is which, ha! 
  • The weather has been lovely lately. It's been cold of course but nice to see the sun! We even went out for a walk the other day and Charlie got to test out his new remote control drone/copter thingy (It doesn't have a camera, it literally is just a toy). It hovers just above our heads and was lots of fun running away from! 
  • I've been really productive lately and I love my fit-bit which I got for Christmas. It helps me stay motivated. 
  • Speaking of motivation, I have started bullet journaling and wow! I LOVE it. I've always enjoyed making lists and keeping diaries, I've had a bullet journal before but this!! This is something else, I truly have found a really great hobby that helps me relax, keeps me motivated and organised. I couldn't live without it now. (I also have a slight pen addiction.. Seriously I 'need' ALLLL the pens haha) 
Bullet Journal
  • I've already read one a book this year! I read 'The sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon' (Book review coming soon!) 
Things to look forward to:
  • Getting back into routine. 
  • Hoping that Ellie likes cheer leading which is an after school club she starts next week! Eek! I'm excited for her.
  • Having my hospital appointment over and done with. That'll be a huger relief. Hoping for good results. I just want to get it over and done with, it's making me anxious.
  • I'm strangely looking forward to organsing the kids rooms! It's been hectic over the holidays and things need organsing. 
Those are the best and worst bits of the past week or so. What are your best and worst moments? What are you most looking forward to?

Sarah xXx
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  1. I am so glad you're feeling better. Best wishes with the hospital visit. Happy New Year! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Aw it's not easy being unwell over Christmas! Boo! I love my Fit-Bit but I always forget to charge it! Going to use it properly this year! I swear! #ThatFridayLinky

  3. Sorry to hear you've been ill over Christmas. But glad you're feeling better, hope your hospital appointment goes well :) I'm sure you'll adjust to the school routine, I'm slowly readjusting to getting back into work!

  4. Bullet Journaling sounds good, I'm going to look into it! Best wishes for your up coming hospital appointment x

  5. Sorry to hear you were ill over Christmas, but I'm pleased to hear that you still had a good time. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  6. Glad to hear you are better. I can't believe xmas is now gone, guess we will have to wait almost another year

  7. So many people have been ill over Christmas this year. I hope you get rid of everything soon and are feeling better x

  8. Boo to being ill and going back to school. I have started bullet journalling too and love it. I have a notebook / planner obsession! (And I have that set of coloured pens!!) Kaz x

  9. It sucks being ill over Christmas, doesn't it? I've been once or twice and it really puts a dampener on it, but I'm glad you still managed to enjoy it :)

  10. Hope all goes well at the hospital super post Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  11. Ugh, its horrible been poorly isn't it. I came down with tonsillitis on New Years Day! Glad you didn't let it spoil your Christmas though! xo

  12. Ugghh. So many people have have the flu or something similar this Christmas! Hope you feel completely better soon, and I hope the hospital goes ok xx

  13. Get well soon and good luck with the doctors appointment.
    The weather here has been horrible, raining constantly

  14. My best was when I finally signed up for an international certification. So I'm really excited for the year 2017.

  15. I was poorly over Christmas too, think it is a hard time of year to be ill with so much going on. Glad you enjoyed your Christmas anyway.

  16. It's rubbish when you're ill over Christmas, hope you're feeling better.
    I just got a new planner for this year and am loving it! So glad to be back in a routine too. :)
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  17. Hope you're feeling much better now, it's rubbish being ill over Christmas - but glad you still enjoyed Christmas. Wishing you a fab 2017 and thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  18. Horrible to be ill over christmas, but glad you still enjoyed it. I was devastated by tree having to come down - I am every year! I love the christmas decorations! #PoCoLo


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