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

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

The best is yet to come?

I feel like I should have lots to say but despite all the words floating around in my head I can’t quite get them out.

I always find this time of year is definitely a time for reflection.

There are lots of things I want to leave in the past exactly where they should be.

I’ll be moving forward into 2022 with an open heart and an extra feeling of ‘going for it’ making the changes I want and need to make.

After all we only get one shot at this crazy life but if you stand still,the world will keep turning and the sun will keep shining but your feet won’t move by themselves.

May you dream big, love well, be kind and brave enough to follow your heart and see where it takes you, after all maybe the best really is yet to come.

Happy New year Everyone.

Much love.❤x

100 years young.

Its our beautiful Nan’s heavenly 100th birthday today.


She was never without her beautiful smile even when times where undoubtedly hard for her.


I’ve so many fond memories over the years, one of which being the fact that you would never leave her house unfed if you were hungry or not!


So with that in mind I’m having cake tonight not all of it mind,else I’ll undo all my hard work and won’t fit into my ‘ripped jeans’ that she would always affectionately comment on saying ‘ Oh Natalie did you buy those jeans with holes already in them like that?!’


So loved,missed and forever in our hearts.
❤x

Today.

Whatever you do today,tomorrow and every day after that~just make sure you hold your loved ones tight and tell them that you love them.
Don’t leave questions unanswered for another day.
Live for the moment, be open, be honest, don’t wait for tomorrow.❤x

Every day is a school day.

As the saying goes ‘every day is a school day’.

Life is full of learning but unlike school there is no timetable, no planned lessons for daily tasks, love, life, emotions,parenting etc.

Every day can feel the same,it has 24hrs in it, every week has 7 days but you can never be sure from one day to the next what you’ll be learning today,tomorrow or next week.

You don’t get days off, no summer holidays anymore.

You just go with the flow, riding the rollercoaster of life with its ups and downs,twists and turns.

Life is a learning process and you are never too old to learn.❤ x