It takes a village


These words blew me away this morning~my girl and I were  reminiscing about when her and Ads were younger, talking about the dens we built,the pancakes we cooked at the beach,the picnics at the park all the wonderful memories she remembers that make up their childhood.

When she paused and said ‘You did all those things by yourself Mum,it was just you,all those times over the years it was just you’.

Behind some of those memories are some of the hardest times I’ve been through as a parent, during some of those days I would of painted a smile on my face and just got through until bedtime because our family life had been turned upside down.

I am so so glad for all of the memories we have created so far and I cannot wait for the many more to come.

I wanted to share this because parenting is hard no matter what your situation and on some days when you just don’t feel you’ve got it  together or that your best is not good enough~just hang in there and don’t be so hard on yourself.

I am forever grateful that although it may of just been ‘me’ it was never really just me, my amazing family and friends have been there always every step of the way and they do they say it takes a village.

So here’s a huge heartfelt thank you to my ‘village’ for ensuring that I’ve never truly been on my own.❤️x


Too big

Ooh what a week~too little sleep, too much of the menopause and far too much fathers day advertising for my liking.


I’ve literally jumped in the car and come to my favourite spot. The washing and housework can wait as can the disposal of the far too big packaging my far too big tv came in yesterday~that’s a story for another day!


So here I am with my coffee (well coffee’s) listening to the waves crash and enjoying the peace and quiet.
Ever thankful that Dad left us such a beautiful spot to visit and come to when ever we need to after all a girl is never too old to need her Dad.❤x

Summer in a can.☀️

Nothing beats a warm sunny evening in the garden with good friends, sharing a laugh and some fabulous wine.
These cans are an ideal size, each one is a single serving of 250ml and the wonderful selection meant we could try different wines without opening a whole bottle.
The cans are infinitely recyclable which is another huge bonus.
Bring on the summer evenings.❤x

*Gifted*

Just another manic day

This was yesterday but typically I forgot to post it! So here we have another day of madness from your’s truly~enjoy!

Tonight is ending in a similar way to which the day started, minus the part where I spent 20mins trotting around worthing trying to locate a fully functioning parking machine with a complete stranger only to then bump into him shortly afterwards in Greggs with me wishing that despite having 3 hours sleep last night I had made even a bit of effort rather than sporting the ‘I’ve literally rolled out of bed 10 mins ago ‘ look.

This afternoon was fairly drama free, sorting some bits out at home whilst trying to prise my eyes open without propping them up with matchsticks.

I went off to vote, came home and upon realising that being the responsible adult that I am it falls on  me to feed the kids, this should come as no surprise as naturally it is a daily occurrence but still!

So off I went and after opening the fridge  and basically throwing anything edible into the oven I set a timer  on Alexa.
When said timer went off, I told it to be quiet and although in my head had asked for it to be snoozed,quite clearly the words never left my mouth and as  I sat pondering my life, it suddenly occured to me that the chips where taking an awfully long time in the oven. Alexa then very kindly informed me that there was no further timer set just as I opened the oven door in the nick of time before cremating tonight’s dinner.

Cue more shouting at poor old Alexa!

After washing up and waiting what felt like an enternity for the bath to run, I have fallen into bed, although feeling some what accomplished with my to-do list fully ticked off, still pretty frazzled and hopeful that my brain gets the memo tonight sleep is most definitely required.
Happy Thursday.❤x

aguulp

During these crazy days which never seem to have enough hours in them,I am constantly aware of trying to keep myself healthy in various different ways, this includes looking after what goes into my body.

I have been trying out ‘aguulp’ a liquid food supplement which supports your gut.

aguulp’ do a variety of supplements all varied which you can choose from to see which one would suit you best.

I chose ‘aguulp’ for gut because it helps to support the normal function of digestive enzymes.

It has a minty fresh taste and is conveniently packaged in individual pouches to really make it simple to fit into your daily routine however crazy that routine may be!❤ x

*gifted*

My team.

7 years ago my Dad and I painted Ads bedroom ‘blue’, I can remember that day like it was only yesterday, him giving me relationship advice,drinking lots of tea and generally helping me muddle through life (as usual) oh how I wish he was here now.


Today Ads and I repainted his room, we chatted about life, had a giggle and I cleaned up plenty of spilt paint whilst he made me coffee.

Team work then and team work today.
❤️x