August in a Nutshell

August has been and gone and E is now back at school. I remember thinking to myself that the six weeks school holidays is such a long time. Looking back at it the time went by super quick. We have had an interesting summer holidays, we haven’t done a lot really but as a whole we have had a nice time. This month I have however failed to take many photos. At the start of the month we took it easy, had a lot of play days in the sunshine. Even on the cooler days we made time to head down to the beach and have some fun. E loves the hat and sunglasses that we were sent earlier in the month. We had a couple of days out during the school holidays. The first day trip was to Dartmoor Zoo, we haven’t been there before. Its a lovely little… View Post

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July in a Nutshell

The days fly by and before you realise it we are into another month. July was a busy month yet very enjoyable. At the start of the month we had a family wedding to go to. It really was a lovely wedding, E was a flower girl and J looked super smart. We even managed to get some child free time. This never happens, it was strange and enjoyable. There was lots of catching up with family, eating good food and drinking far too much! I may be biased but they both look handsome/beautiful in these photos. On the 6th July I was invited to a blogger event at Ocean in Exmouth. It’s an amazing place. The soft play is huge. J loved running around, It tired me out! I will write more about Ocean soon – including the pizza and Prosecco lunch.. Here are a few photos of J enjoying… View Post

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Our Prezzo La Famiglia Experience

Eating out is a special treat in our house, however eating out as a family poses many challenges. Firstly getting time when we are all together and also secondly finding somewhere child friendly. Last week we were invited by Britmums to go to our local Prezzo and try our their new La Famiglia Sharing Pasta Bowls. We had been to Prezzo in Exmouth before, but never with the children. The new La Famiglia bowls celebrate the joy of trying dishes as a family. There are currently four sharing bowls to choose from – Penne Arrabiata, Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti Carbonara or Penne Alla Rusticana. La Famiglia sharing bowls took the stress away of staring at the menu for too long and regretting your choice. As soon as the sharing bowl was placed in front of us we all made a collective “oooooh”. There’s something amazing about a giant bowl of food being placed… View Post

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Housework vs Life

I hate housework. With a passion. I always have. There is always something else I’d rather be doing, something more important and meaningful. Anything! Like writing, going out for lunch, spending quality time with my family, living life. Cleaning the house together, as a family, is not quality time in my books. I sometimes think, usually as I’m vacuuming or scrubbing the toilet, that if the world ended today I’d like to have spent my last hours doing some truly important things, not cleaning the house or doing laundry or dishes. But this rebellious line of thinking is ridiculous because I hate having a dirty house. And it’s not going to clean itself! I hate it so much. During the Easter school holidays E and I went to London for a few days, a welcome break. However when I came back to a messy house it made me miserable. Cleaning with J around… View Post

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An Autumn walk

It is no secret that I love the summer, the sunshine, warmth and the light nights, I am not a lover of any cold seasons. This year however I have fallen in love with Autumn. I don’t know if its E that has made me this way by opening my eyes to all the beauty that I guess, I have always taken for granted. There is nothing like a child who has a zest for life to make anyone realise how beautiful or wonderful things we take for granted are.. Autumn is beautiful, lots of beautiful colours and so far the temperature hasn’t been too bad and there are even some warm sunny days, and today was one of them. After yesterdays wet and miserable stay in side and play day, I was determined to get us all out of the house today. We decided to go to the park and have a… View Post

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