Thursday photo #211

When I started freelancing, the intention was always that I’d have a bit more time to myself. After years of working long hours and commuting, I was ready to carve out free time. Of course, I was being naive. I spent every spare moment either working or with the girls. But now, I finally feel like things are changing. Putting life first I’ve always enjoyed sport, but for the past few years it has seemed like a chore. Something I had to fit in, that I knew I’d love once I started, but I really had to drag myself out…

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Thursday photo #210

We’re still very much in birthday mode here. Lia’s birthday was last Thursday and in her own inimitable way, she didn’t want much. We bought her a bike last September when we felt she was ready for one, and she had a scooter last year. So, her birthday consisted of lots of little things wrapped up and put into a big box, and an impromptu day out with friends. The birthday party The girls’ birthdays are relatively close together and I am relatively lazy. So, I managed to persuade them that it was a good idea if they had a…

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Thursday photo #209

What a week it has been. Isn’t it amazing how a bit of sunshine and a bonus day off work can make everything seem better? Bank holiday weekend In our usual disorganised manner, we hadn’t booked anything for the bank holiday weekend until the last minute. But with the weather looking so good, we knew we needed to make the most of the camper van and head to the beach. We ended up in a gorgeous campsite called Pencarnan Farm near St David’s in Pembrokeshire. My husband and I both spend quite a bit of time in Pembrokeshire before we…

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Thursday photo #208

Isn’t it nice to get to a point with work where you’re busy doing things you want to do? I’ve had a bit of downtime this week from my freelance work. I need things from both of my clients before I can move on. Usually, I’d take the time to focus on the blog and social media. But this week, I’ve taken a break from it all. I’ve exercised, been to the theatre to see the Little Mermaid with the girls, and had a couple of nights out. Perfect. Gratitude I’m very aware that the girls are incredibly lucky. They get…

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Thursday photo #207

After a couple of difficult weeks, this has been quite a good one. We’ve settled back into the school routine, the sun has been shining and it was my husband’s birthday. This of course means cake, and every good week needs cake. Exploring Herefordshire We live very close to the border between Worcestershire and Herefordshire. And I’m not sure why really, but we never spend a great deal of time in Herefordshire. So at the weekend, we headed that way for a day out. We had an amazing day at Goodrich Castle, then went to Hereford cathedral to see the…

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Thursday photo #206 – taking control

For the past few months, I’ve felt a bit like I was drifting along. There was always too much to do and not enough time. And yet, I felt like I should be doing more. Fitness and weight loss After losing Pluto last week, I realised it was time to get back into running. I had tended to walk most days because I didn’t have time to both run with Bubbles and walk Pluto. So, now it’s just me and Bubbles going out each day, there’s no excuse not to run. I’ve entered a triathlon for July so I need…

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Thursday photo #205 – the hardest week

There were high hopes for the Easter holidays around here. The weather would improve, we’d go on holiday in the camper van in the sunshine. There would be days out, chilled evenings and walks on the beach with the dogs. But you know what they say about best laid plans. Warwick Castle It seems like a long time ago now that we went to Warwick Castle for the day, but it was only last Thursday. The girls had both been suffering with a cold and Libby was still a bit under the weather that day. But we’d said we’d go…

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