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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March Month in a Minute

March has been a busy month for us. Both of the children's birthdays and a plethora of other stuff going on! So now my children are four and six and somehow those seems like really good ages. My son has been so helpful and polite recently and I am very proud of him. My daughter is still pushing boundaries, but I have a grudging respect for her tantrums! I am grateful for the Easter holidays because it feels as though we haven't really relaxed much at all recently! 

It has also been a bit of a poorly month for all of us (except my son, who has started snuffling now that the Easter holidays have started). Luckily the rest of us are on the mend and we are looking forward to a weekend away in a couple of weeks. We're going to a caravan park for three nights and are all very excited about it.

Here is my month in a minute. 

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Week 126 - What has made me happy

This week has been busy. The end of last week saw me rushing round with the children, attending school Easter concerts at church, taking children to and from swimming lessons, and looking after our guests. The B&B is starting to pick up and we are getting busier. It's good for me to have a few days getting used to attending to guests when my husband and also my business partner are not around. It's difficult to juggle everything on those days, but I get through it with a smile!

We had a lovely night away, we went to Scarborough on Friday night after school and stayed in the Youth Hostel. I always think it's good fun sleeping in bunk beds! I ended up taking the children along the cliff path 'for fun' on our way back to the hostel. My timing was poor though and it was pretty dark by the time we arrived back. Luckily they hadn't felt my fear and I am so glad my phone has a torch on it! I know not to head out along treks as the sun is setting when I am alone with the children! We live and learn. We went to Sealife Scarborough on the Saturday and you can see my review here.

Without further ado, here is what has made me happy this week...

Inquisitive penguinBeach hut cuddle

Monday, 30 March 2015

Sealife Scarborough Review

We were invited to Sealife Scarborough to review their new walk through penguin area, where you can get up close with the penguins in their habitat. My children were even more excited when we arrived because there was a Spongebob Squarepants spongehunt around the aquarium. They had a trail and activity sheet and stickers to add whenever they found a different Spongebob character. My children adore Spongebob, so this was a really nice touch,

Weedy Sea DragonFish in pod

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sugru Review - fixing instead of throwing away!

I was excited to try Sugru, the world's first mouldable glue that turns into rubber. It sounded like an incredible idea and I don't like to throw things away, so it was a match made in heaven. However, initially I didn't have anything which needed fixing, so I played the waiting game! The first thing which was perfect for the Sugru treatment was my husband's iPhone charger.

29.03.15 Silent Sunday


Thursday, 26 March 2015

What I want from politicians

I doubt it has escaped your knowledge that this year there is a general election. Indeed, two of my fellow PPE graduates from 2014 are standing for election this year, and I wish them all the best.

I have voted since I was 18. When I was nine, I used to write to Prime Ministers. I love politics. It was the subject I enjoyed the most at university. At the moment though, it's fair to say that I feel completely disillusioned with politicians. Not politics. The actual politics which goes on I enjoy, but I have lost my faith in politicians. I am in a minority because I actually am a member of a political party. This doesn't help much though. The constant requests for donations is pretty soul destroying and, in all honesty, put me off donating money (not that I currently have any to give away).

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

What has made me happy - week 125

Sorry for the break over the past two weeks. We have had a lot of illness in the house and we have all been laid low for a while. My blog took a bit of a back seat, as it should on such occasions. I have still been making sure I see the good in everything and make the most of the day (even if that means staying in bed until I feel better). I won't try and catch up on the last few weeks, but will start afresh with this week. 

Without further ado, here is what has made me happy this week:

Spring butterflyFeather with water droplets

Sunday, 22 March 2015

22.03.15 Silent Sunday

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Getting gunged by my children for Comic Relief

 I am sure it hasn't escaped your notice that tomorrow is Red Nose Day and the UK will be doing it's best to raise money for Comic Relief by doing silly things or, "making their face funny for money". Persil very kindly sent us a kit for my children to make gunge and tip it over my head to make my face funny! Obviously my children didn't need much persuasion to chuck a bucket of cold gunge over my head. In fact, they thought it was hilarious (just listen to my daughter's giggle in the video).

Getting gunged by my kids

Sunday, 8 March 2015

08.03.15 Silent Sunday

dinosaur birthday cake