Our Week

At the weekend we headed to a RSPB
nature reserve
you can read more about this visit over on my husband’s
travel blog. I was getting itchy feet
as the last few weekends we have stayed close to home so it was nice to get out
and do something different for a change. 
Hubbie and I are like chalk and cheese, he is a home bird that would
gladly mooch around the house whereas I like to stretch my wings and add a bit
of variety to the weekends. I work from
home so come the weekend I have had enough of the place…

A tunnel to explore, cookies to munch and birds to spot #rspbnaturereserve #rspb_love_nature #rspb x

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I had an ulterior motive as I was
hoping to wear the boys out as my youngest had a sleepover afterwards. But he still managed to stay awake an extra
30 minutes compared to last time, nodding off at 11:30pm so it didn’t quite
work as planned! Although they were
well behaved and it wasn’t as tough as some sleepovers can be, eldest is always
determined to stay up as long as humanely possible so it’s usually 2:30am or
just after for him and his friends.

The following day my boys got
creative in the garden, what started out as quite a sedate activity just
painting the tarmac nicely with brushes, turned into something else completely,
with both boys dual wielding paint bottles and shaking them everywhere. The end result was interesting if not a
little MESSY! But I do like moments
like this as I think the boys will cherish them when they are older. I am quite relaxed about mess because I like
the boys having a certain amount of freedom to express themselves.

Creativity happening here #mindthemess 😀 x

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The boys have had parents
evenings earlier in the week with mixed success. Youngest needs to concentrate more, I can sympathise with his
teacher, as he is quite hard to get to focus on a task. We have cracked reading though and he does
like bigger more challenging books now so I am pleased about that.

I am excited to be getting a new nest of tables, it
might only be a small change to the living room but it gets me closer to
sorting it out! I am done with big
coffee tables that the boys just end up resting their feet on a bad habit I am
working on stopping – no coffee table no temptation to do it after all! Discrete tables I can tuck away are
hopefully the way forward.

We also went out for tea and cake again, its turning into a bit of habit before karate and kickboxing but the coffee shop makes the most divine cakes and I just NEED to work my way through them all. I did some freelance work this week writing wardrobe articles… so its my treat to myself as there is only so much you can say about wardrobes.

#cake then #kickboxing least one offsets the other 😀 x

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