Thursday photo #219

It can’t just be us in this ridiculous situation towards the end of the Summer term. There seems to be so much going on that I don’t have time to catch my breath. We’re all looking forward to the Summer holidays for a rest. I think relaxing days will be in order here for the first week, before we go into full on holiday mode. The triathlon You might recall that back in January, I entered a triathlon that was taking place in July. I’d done it before, many years ago, and it was something I was determined to get…

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Thursday photo #218

It seems like we’ve been winding down ready for the summer holidays for months. It’s the combination of the amazing weather and children who are totally ready for six weeks off. We’ve got some really exciting things planned this Summer. Both a beach holiday and a trip to London, plus our usual disorganised mystery tour that we still haven’t got around to booking. That one could take us anywhere in the UK. But there’s the small matter of one last week of school first. Thinking about moving We’ve been thinking about moving for an inordinate amount of time. It became…

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Thursday photo #217

I think a lot about productivity. How I could fit more in, make the most of my time and find a little bit of extra time for myself. Weeks like this make me realise how much time I waste on procrastinating. Because recently, I’ve managed to fit in a huge wedge of freelance work that I don’t usually do. The blog and social media have taken a bit of a back seat, but I’ve still kept them ticking along. So where do all those hours go in a normal week? The mystery of the missing tooth Last week, Libby mentioned…

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Thursday photo #216

What a week. I’d just got into a little bubble of cruising through life, working when I felt like it. But freelancing just doesn’t work like that. So this week, I’ve unexpectedly had quite a lot of work from three clients. Plus the usual bits and pieces going on with blogging and social media. And all of a sudden, the peace was shattered. I managed to protect my Monday morning swim though – but who wouldn’t when it means swimming in here in glorious sunshine? Late nights We had a lovely weekend with a party on Saturday night to celebrate…

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Thursday photo #215

Every now and then, the pace of life slows down a little. It’s never for long, especially not at this time of year. In fact, things picked back up today with an early start for me and Lia to head to London. But while it lasted, I enjoyed taking things a little slower. The Cotswolds We live a short distance from the Cotswolds and it’s one of my favourite parts of the country. Even the buildings are beautiful, built from Cotswold Stone which has a very distinctive yellowy colour. And yet, it’s quite rare for us to head over that…

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Thursday photo #214

This week has mostly been about Libby, which is just the way she likes it. She seems to be growing up before my eyes, having turned six years old on Monday. The triathlon Before Libby came along, my husband and I had both started to get quite into triathlon. We’d competed in a few, both sprint and olympic distance. I personally settled on the olympic distance. 1500 metres swim, 40km cycle and a 10km run. My times weren’t record breaking, but they weren’t bad either. I’ve always been a keen swimmer and reluctant runner. I have a love-hate relationship with…

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Thursday photo #213

Some weeks, I get to Thursday and can’t believe how much we’ve crammed in. This was definitely one of those weeks. Reaching the end of the school holidays is always a milestone. It’s amazing to have the girls around but it took me until yesterday to stop feeling overwhelmed with work. The wedding of the year My sister got married last weekend. She looked beautiful, the weather was kind and Libby and Lia didn’t get into a fist fight whilst walking down the aisle as flower girls. It was the perfect day. It’s quite a unique thing growing up with…

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