{Me & Mine} 2015 – July

{Me & Mine} 2015 – July

Daddy is loving :  * The extra bed space on the nights Mummy is at work * Packet noodles (fast becoming a work staple – oops) * His new iPhone 6 now that Mummy has upgraded * Having the car to himself now Mummy has a new car Mummy is loving : * Her new job and meeting new people * Wearing make-up again (taking some time for herself) * Having quality time with the children now school is out…

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Working Nights

Working Nights

About 6 weeks ago whilst chatting to a friend online I decided to apply for a job working night shifts.  This was around the same time we decided to send the children to Private School and therefore obviously needed some extra income.  Life has been a little crazy since then as there has been so much to sort but I am so happy that all of this was set in motion. I had an interview and then due to the…

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My Life with a Dyspraxic

My Life with a Dyspraxic

It’s Dyspraxia Awareness Week and as my husband has severe dyspraxia, I decided I would take part in the awareness raising. Reading through the list of symptoms on the dyspraxia foundation website really made me chuckle. It sounds awful that it’s comical to me if you are a severe sufferer, but my husband and I have learnt to live with it and I find it endearing (most of the time).  Things I forget can be related and I get at him frequently…

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18 Days of Summer #11

18 Days of Summer #11

   Today was the most stressful day I’ve had in a long time.  We had decided last night despite my anxiety that we would travel down to Worthing on Tuesday and allocate today as a rest day for me, so that I would be ready to do the 6 hour drive (not including stops) with 4 children on my own.  I felt happy with our decision, but awoke to a text from my mother-in-law with a different suggestion for us….

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18 Days of Summer #9

18 Days of Summer #9

18 Days of Summer #9 A more relaxed summer day today, as James stayed in bed most of the morning, he must have needed it.  It was throwing it down outside early so I started to plan in my head for a rainy day.  I booked us in to the cinema as planned for the evening, this made sense as I thought it would hardly be a beautiful summer evening for sunset strolls on the beach. Slowly sorted breakfast, which…

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THE ORDINARY MOMENTS #3 {BEING A DANCE MUM}

THE ORDINARY MOMENTS #3 {BEING A DANCE MUM}

The Ordinary Moments #3 {Being a Dance Mum} I’ve been doing a mini blog series with the children as we are in the middle of 18 days holiday with the girls.  18 whole days with my big blended family, and I am loving it.  If you want to follow our series it’s called ’18 Days of Summer’ the most recent post is here.  As we’ve been documenting EVERYTHING that has been happening in the week, my Ordinary Moments post this week…

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18 DAYS OF SUMMER #10 {HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY JACOB}

18 DAYS OF SUMMER #10 {HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY JACOB}

18 Days of Summer #10 {Happy 21st Birthday Jacob} Today was a day of mixed emotions, we were celebrating my brothers 21st birthday, and going back home from our summer stay at Nana and Grandad’s.  We had to be up early and head out to church, it’s further to travel from my Mum’s and James was on Kids team so had to be there an hour and a half early.  My Dad packed half of our things into his car…

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18 DAYS OF SUMMER #8

18 DAYS OF SUMMER #8

18 Days of Summer #8 Today we were able to celebrate my Dad’s birthday as a family.  We were unable to attend the birthday meal my Mum hosted the weekend of his actual birthday as we had made commitments before anything was planned.  So, we took him out for breakfast at the local carvery. We had to wait until 9am when it opened, so much harder on these light summer mornings, so first the girls chose some hairstyles again :…

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18 DAYS OF SUMMER #7

18 DAYS OF SUMMER #7

18 Days of Summer #7 Today was a random day to be in the middle of our summer holiday, but last week my friend passed away and his wife asked me to sing a song he loved me singing at the funeral.  I loved William, he used to call me his adopted daughter.  He died suddenly whilst in hospital waiting for them to attend to him at the age of 57.  I had tried to practice last week and just ended up…

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18 DAYS OF SUMMER #5

18 DAYS OF SUMMER #5

18 Days of Summer #5 Today was an interesting day, as somehow our Tax Credit renewal form had never been sent to us.  Therefore, we obviously hadn’t sent it back.  So our Child Tax Credits hadn’t gone in.  We had to get the car fixed last week, so you can imagine, this didn’t put us in good stead for days out with 4 children.  We barely had enough to buy nappies for the baby that had run out.  After some…

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