#Day one

Day one of our summer holidays.

I was treat to a lie in this morning… we got up at 7.23. Carl left for work, as quiet as a mouse so not to wake anyone up. 3 minutes later as he pulled away from our street, Nalah was wide wide awake!!

Breakfast went without hiccup, the usual mass crumb mess, soggy toast rubbed into clean hair and drinks flung across the room. But no real tales to tell.

Oscar spent his first morning of the summer holidays sanding down his bed.

Last night we discovered teeth marks all over his bed.  He was unable to tell us how they got there and insisted he must have been younger. Having only moved into that room a few months ago, I don’t belive that is the case.

This morning he informed he had in fact been trying to make his tooth fall out as his best friend had just had his first visit from the tooth fairy!!

After a talk of the health and safety risks of this and then a telling of talk for defacing furniture, Oscar was left with the task to think how to get rid all of these teeth marks. And there were a lot.

Oscar came to me with the idea he had spent the whole night thinking of, he would colour in some masking tape brown and stick it over the teeth marks. He thought this plan was solid, I wasn’t so sure.

I handed him some sand paper and instructed him how he could use it to get rid of the marks. So that his how he spent his first morning of the summer holdings.  Probably not his first idea to put on his holiday bucket list. But never the less the bed looks ten times better (slightly paler in parts) and I definatly don’t think he will be biting anymore furniture.

After he had finished I asked him to take off his bed sheet and put it in the wash as it was now covered in wood dust.

I then had to go see to Nalah, Oscar came bounding in pleased with himself for doing as I had asked.

Though I hadn’t thought the instruction through very well.

He had put his sheet in the washing machine as asked… the washing machine that had just finished it’s cycle full of my clean clothes…

We spent the afternoon at the zoo with my sister in law (soon to be) and the kid’s cousins who are 1 and 3 years.



We walked to pets at home. Which the kids absolutely love, the eldest two like to look at the rabbits, degus, rats and guinea pigs, whilst the babies happily stare at the fish swimming around, this trip enables a 10 minute uninterrupted adult conversation above the 2 prams.

This 30 minute trip took several hours due to extremely slow, tired, small legs and having to take shelter in b&m from the torrential rain that thundered above our heads.

Positives of the day.

  • I managed to take the bin out in the nick of time, baby on hip, in my dressing gown, looking pretty pathetic so the bin man had to take over and pull it out of my yard.
  • My wash basket is empty..and one wash has been washed twice!
  • 1/6 of the 3 beds bedding has been washed.. better luck tomorrow with the other 5/6.
  • Oscar had fun playing with his cousin and enjoyed a free trip out
  • I spoke to an adult for over 10 minutes.
  • Both kids were fed clean and in bed on time… despite Nalah still waking up at least 8 times throughout the night because she can now roll onto her belly..
  • I managed 3 rounds of my Charlotte Crosby workout out dvd.. followed by 2 massive cheesy garlic stuffed mushrooms…mmm
  • We didn’t spent a penny all day.



6 weeks Holiday here we come!

So I have been out of writing for far far too long and have shamefully neglected my blog. I’d love to tell you its because I have been super busy with the baby, been up to my eyeballs in extra curriculum activities with the 5 year old, thinking up new and exciting business ventures. Sadly no, I’ve just been to lazy to lift pen to paper.. or finger to keyboard as it is. And for that I apologise profounsly to anyone that cares.

So today marks the first day of the school holidays. 6 weeks here we come.

And as usual I will offer no real ‘advice’ for these 6 weeks a head. But instead i will share what we are doing as boring and lame as they may be. So you mummies (and daddies, aunts and uncles…) out there don’t get the same holiday feeling I get every half term and every holiday. That feeling of dread that you have to keep up with entertaining your little ones, forking out for the biggest best theme parks and filling each day with excitement as your so sure that every other parent (and their instagram page) are doing.

Nope no one has an everyday jam packed fun filled holiday. And if they do I’d sure like to meet you and get your coffee recipie.

Parents have to work, I am extremely lucky that I have this time to enjoy my young children. After working ridiculous (really really ridiculous 48 hour shifts) when Oscar was toddling about, I know how hard it is feeling like your missing out on your children and especially when you see that Tom Dick and Harry are spending every day with there angels at the zoo, beach and soft play. You may often feel like your failing them. But your not.

Some parents don’t work. Myself included which also means stretching those pennies to accommodate a day at lego land, alton towers and a 5 day stay at butlins is equally as impossible. You may often feel like your failing them. But your not.

Some of you may be single parents. Struggling on a day to day with keeping the house in order, budgeting money, juggling time and surviving on 3 hours of sleep each night. The holidays may fill you with dread and you may often feel like your failing them. But your not.

Some parents are just plain exhausted because having little children to look after 24/7 takes it right out of you. So when you see the sun shining and your head it telling you its a beach day for sure but your heart just wants to stay inside watching peppa pig slobbing out on the sofa. You may often feel like your failing them. But your not.

So I hope you enjoy my updates over the next 6 weeks. Just to prove it is okay to not have a pintrest lifestyle, your instagram not to be filled full of fun days out, not to be ‘checked in’ to all the fancy places.


Happy holidays 😀