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Back to reality

There really isn’t anything better than having some well needed time off to spend with your nearest and dearest. No matter what job role you have, everyone needs that little bit of ‘me’ time.

Now I don’t have an over strenuous job, but I love nothing more than having some time off so that I can spend some full on quality time with my boys. I always feel so much better in myself when I take that time out to relax and do what I want, when I want.

This week has been no exception and didn’t I book the perfect week? The weather has been beautiful for most of it. We have had days where we have been out for walks all day, feeding the ducks and going to the park and we have also had days where we have stayed in our pyjamas and watched Disney films all day.

I can tell my little man has enjoyed having mummy and daddy all to himself all week. He has been full of smiles, constant laughter and hardly any tantrums at all… and his vocabulary is coming on brilliantly. I wish we could be like this all day everyday but unfortunately reality comes knocking and its back to work we go.

A week goes by far too quickly and soon it will be monday again. Next time I may request a two-week break instead and possibly look at taking the little man away as he is getting older. Most likely back to Haven or centre parcs.

I can’t wait to take him abroad, but as he is still quite young and extremely fair-skinned I worry of how he will feel being in a warmer climate. I think we would be best leaving this until he can fully explain to us how he is feeling.

The week isn’t over yet, we still have soft play to attend to on saturday and a lovely roast dinner out somewhere on  sunday which will make a nice change to the big man cooking. If the weather continues to go downhill we can always have an indoor barbecue.

I hope you are all enjoying your week too.

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Summer is here..

What glorious weather we have been having recently. I don’t want to jinx it but we can all agree that it doesn’t last for long.

So seeing as this is my week off from work, and it has landed on such a fabulous week, me and the big man decided to make the most of it.

We had planned to take the little man to the park yesterday but as it was so hot we decided against the idea.
He’s extremely pale like me and his daddy and I’m a bit wary of him being out in the sun.

We decided on our food shop instead and mainly bought picnic sets and some outdoor toys for the little man, now that its nicer outside he loves playing in the back garden, also giving him a healthy dose of fresh air too 🙂

Today however we made the trip to the park. Complete with a perfect picnic made by daddy. It was very yummy 🙂 We brought lots of toys too to play with, from the little mans favourite ball to his bowling set.

Once we plastered him in factor 50 we were on our way. We stopped off to see the ducks by the river before finding a Perfect shady spot to have our picnic.

The little man had other ideas though, he wanted to get straight on the swings. The park was relatively peaceful as all the children were at school and this gave the little man and his cousin free reign of the place.

We finished off with a game of football. Daddy was definitely down with the kids during the game. They absolutely loved it.

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Tomorrow we have a date with my bestest and my Godson, I will be getting cuddles all morning.
I shall also be making a visit to my nephew/eldest Godson who will be the big 8 in the morning… It doesn’t feel that long ago i was sat in the audience of Jerry springer whilst my sister was in labour.. Yes I am starting to feel old 🙂

I hope you are all enjoying the weather this week too 🙂

Xx❤xX

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Hello Fairy Godmother

Yesterday marked the day of my Godson’s christening.

I woke up extra early just to make sure there were no last-minute things to do, living with two boys you can imagine something would need re-ironing or their shoes would have gone missing in the middle of the night. I was pleasantly surprised when nothing needed doing at all so I took this wonderful opportunity to leave the boys in bed a little bit longer and settled down with a glorious cup of coffee.

At about 9.45am I decided to wake the lazy ones 🙂 I was all ready by this point, minus the rollers in my hair (Looking very Glam might I add lol!!)

The boy’s were ready in no time and before we knew it, lunchtime had arrived and we had to hit the road – after making a pit stop to McDonald’s for the little man to keep him going before the service.

I’m not going to lie, I was a bit worried to how the little man would act in the church. He has never really liked much fuss and sometimes when there are a lot of people around, especially ones he doesn’t know it can be a bit overwhelming for him. He did great though, not a single cry out of him 🙂

My little Godson did brilliantly too, smiling all the way through the service, even when it came to the water. He looked so cute in his little romper suit too, My bestest (his mummy) looked beautiful as always, seriously she doesn’t even look like she has had a baby 7 months ago.

The after party was located at a lovely golf club surrounded by fantastic scenery, and it was perfect for the little ones to run around and play. The little man caught the attention of a few little girls and before the day was out they were trading dummies and mummy’s bracelets.

Parents take note: it mustn’t be done with rings these days!!!

It was lovely catching up with old friends from school, some me and the Big man haven’t seen for years. It’s great how you can just pick up from where you last left off with them.

Most importantly I am extremely proud to have been given the privilege of being Fairy Godmother to such a beautiful little boy.

My little man was having a fantastic time, but it will be a long way off before he is allowed to date any of those lovely little ladies and I am sure their parents feel the same too. We had a lovely time celebrating this very special occasion an I look forward to many many more 🙂


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Shake that wobble..

Most of you will know that I have started to shake my wobble and tone up a little bit.. Or maybe a lot. I mean, Cesarean sections definitely leave a little to much hanging around afterwards don’t they?

So I developed a whole lot of courage and decided to start running a few weeks back. I was so excited. I even went as far as planning what nights I would run, making sure it didn’t clash with my Pilates… go me, how organised!!

I was all geared up ready for my run, dressed in my new workout clothes, iPhone in hand, with all my wonderful thought out power Ballard’s that I had created on a playlist for the occasion…

It was not to be, it was as if my alter ego couldn’t possibly stand the thought of being seen running through the streets resembling a teletubby.

My headphones wouldn’t work!!!

I couldn’t do it.. I couldn’t bring myself to go out running without some music. I knew that if I were to go out on a run, I would have just walked (again my will power is ridiculously weak!!) I even searched the house upside down for the big mans headphones. That’s how excited I had become, I was quite gutted actually and took a moment to feel sorry for my little old wobbly self.

At least if I had my headphones in I would be able to concentrate on my music rather than watching the people staring at me that wouldn’t actually be staring at me.

It’s such a scary thought going for a run all alone!

I decided that I would purchase some new headphones as soon as possible. I didn’t want to put my running mission off, I know me and I know that if I didn’t act quick I would lose all interest in running all together and I couldn’t let that happen.

Before I went to buy some new headphones the big man found his.. I got a little bit excited that I could go running sooner rather than later. BUT, they didn’t work either. My poor phone was broke, 16 days after my warranty had run out would you believe!!

I couldn’t believe it, I clearly wasn’t destined to run at all. I even tried some of my friend’s headphones just incase the big mans were faulty, again I had the same outcome…

My phone no longer loved me.

Still not happy that my phone was not playing nice and affecting my plans, I decided to play Sherlock. After numerous forums it seemed that this problem was quite common. So I took it upon myself to reset my phone (after backing up all my precious pictures and video’s of the little man)… It worked, my phone decided to play nice and loved me once again 🙂

I was so happy, that within half an hour I was dressed in my new workout clothes and headed out the door on my first run in a good few years.

I had my music blaring as I let the world pass me by. The best bit about it all? I got to shake my wobble looking like a teletubby without a care in the world.

I can’t wait for my next run on Monday. Hopefully I’m not in too much pain tomorrow.

And to my wonderful headphones, I love you more than you will ever know 😉

Xx

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Afternoon delights

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Have you ever been for afternoon tea?

I must admit the idea of of going for afternoon tea had never really crossed my mind and I can honestly say that if my wonderful friends (with fantastic taste and recommendations) hadn’t suggested it I probably wouldn’t have ever gone to one.

I’m so glad we did, I had a wonderful time. We decided to go to one local to us so that we wouldn’t have to travel very far. Our local tea room is based in Manchester just off Deansgate, down a quiet side street behind House of Frazier.

The interior is beautiful, it’s quite spacious with tables and chairs evenly set out around the restaurant as well big comfy looking leather seats to the back and around the sides. The place had some what of a calming feel too with some lovely power ballads playing in the background.

The cocktails looked gorgeous too.

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The menu is quite good and has a nice selection to choose from. If you feel like having something light you may possibly want to go for ‘the cream tea’. With this you get a scone with cream and jam and a choice of loose leaf tea or coffee for only £5.45 per person. For the full range I have attached the menu below 🙂

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You can find all of this and more at http://www.47kingstreetwest.co.uk

I decided on the 47’s afternoon tea. My treats arrived on a wonderful three tiered platter and consisted of a selection of sandwiches cut into pretty little triangles and decorated with twisted cucumber and halved cherry tomatoes. There was a mixture of fillings:

*Beef and horseradish
*Salmon and cream cheese
*Tuna and cucumber
*Cheese and tomato
*Egg and cress

The scones with the fresh cream and jam was by far my favourite. I could quite happily get by day to day eating this wonderful goodness. (Not that this would be healthy in anyway shape or form) 😉
Finally on the top tier you get a selection of mini cakes and chocolate surrounded by sliced strawberries. Our cakes were a mixture of:

*Carrot cake
*Lemon drizzle cake
*Miniature chocolate and fruit cupcake

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I have always been one to be different, so it was only fair that I had a delicious cappuccino to follow. If coffee is an option then nothing else will come close.

I would highly recommend this restaurant and the staff were very nice. We didn’t feel rushed even though it was quite busy. We ended up staying for a good few hours and it seemed that the afternoon tea had finished by the time we were ready to go.

I will most definitely be going again some time in the near future. (The big man doesn’t know it yet but he shall be taking me)

So if you would like a nice relaxed afternoon out, whether it be to catch up with friends, just to chill out or some quality time with that special someone in your life then book a table today. I’m sure you will love it as much as I did.

Xx❤xX

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Ladies that Lunch

Who needs to go on a night out to have fun? Not me..

Who needs lots of alcohol to have a good time? Not me..

Who needs to feel rubbish the next morning because I am such a lightweight? Not me…

Who wants to wake up the next morning feeling fresh as a daisy with the little man plotting his next act of mischief? This would definitely be me 🙂

How I hear you ask?

The week after next will mark the birthday of one of my lovely ladies. And to celebrate this wonderful occasion we shall be attending Afternoon Tea in town. What better way to spend quality time with friends at the same time as pretending to be posh.

I love little dinner dates like this, it means that we can all have a brilliant time and catch up on what we have been doing to keep ourselves out of trouble (or getting into) since our last little outing. And it also means I get to have my coffee fix too, with mini cakes. Yes, Mini cakes are allowed as they are smaller on the eye and it is a celebration after all 😉

I am still unsure what to wear for this occasion. I am sure keeping it simple with some accessories should do the trick and maybe add a little bit of makeup so I look like I have made the effort and look a little less mummsy.

I’m a bit excited that I get to pretend to be a lady of leisure for one afternoon with my lovely’s. I’m sure One day that massive night out will arrive, I just don’t think I am ready for that wild experience just yet. Maybe when the little man is about 10 or at least staying over at his grandparents house so that I can recover properly.

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Grandad on speedial…

It’s true what they say.
Babies don’t stay babies for long. As much as I love the little man learning new things and seeing him grow, there are times I wish I could stop time just for a little while.

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The little man has recently taken a liking to having a chat with his grandad on the phone. Not only that my little angel (if I should call him angel) has recently figured out how to face time people too, and dialling people I don’t even know leaving me to answer the questions of how I obtained their number 🙂

He amazes me everyday in everything he does. One thing will never change, he will always be my baby no matter how fast and big he grows.

Xx❤xX