Will and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. 5 years since we said I do, 5 years since becoming a Mr and Mrs team and 5 years of bickering over who left a used teabag on the side - true story!
We decided we’d go out to the cinema and for dinner together, but this then turned into just dinner, which then turned into lunch, which actually resulted in breakfast! This happens when you have children, your plans go straight out of the window! But we did enjoy a lovely anniversary breakfast and walk along the beach.
Madagascar, a Musical Adventure presented by The Royal Hippodrome Community Theatre Company, opened at The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne today and a musical adventure it was – We loved it!
Clark (3) was absolutely mesmerised by all the characters on stage, and at no point did he fidget, chat or ask for the sweets which we picked up on the way in (just for safe measures!)...
We love arts and crafts in this house, and my boys absolutely love to get messy whilst they create their masterpieces! Painting, sticking, drawing and moulding are all regular activities in our house, so when The Creation Station contacted me to see if we’d like to trial one of their classes, with the bonus of no tidying up (!) I couldn’t help but say yes!
The Creation Station run award winning arts and crafts sessions and events throughout the UK, and are passionate about nurturing creativity...
So last week you may have read that I’ve decided to start focussing on me a little more (click here to read), as in order to be the best mum and wife I can be, I need 5 minutes here and there to focus on just me.
I’m pleased to report that the majority of my 5 little things I set last week I achieved – Big high five, right!
Do you ever have days where you realise not once have you thought about yourself?
In bed the other night I realised just that. At 10:30pm I actually had time to think and realised that I had only eaten dinner, along with the odd leftovers. No breakfast or lunch, I had prepared the boys food automatically like I always do but didn’t even think about myself..
Clark is now at the age (2 soon to be 3!) where he is already aware of the amount of time people spend on electronic devices. After all he sits and watches me on my phone whilst I’m having a cup of tea, Nana googling recipes, Daddy playing games and his cousins checking social media on their phones, so I knew the day would come when he would ask for an iPad.
I always thought I’d be one of these mums who would be able to keep him uninterested in one, but in a society where both adults and children reach for their devices when they have time to ‘relax’ it would be hypocritical of me to say no. And after more investigation into the apps which are designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, I’m actually pleased I’ve opened up a new scope of learning for him, especially with the help of KidloLand!...
Thank you to the lovely Hayley at Devon Mama who tagged me to complete ‘The Little One' tag on behalf of my boys. Though, seeing as Clark is now at an age where he has an answer for everything, I thought I’d give this tag a little twist and ask Clark the questions directly.
So last night, just before bed (something which I regret as he didn’t stop talking after!) I decided to have a little Q&A session with the apple of my eye, the one who rules this roost.
I’ve not edited this, I’ve just typed exactly what he said and how he said it ......