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Thursday Photo #143

Now that February has arrived, I feel suddenly very aware that it’s not all that long until the summer. This may seem like a good thing. But for somebody who might have had one too many glasses of wine and entered a half-ironman, it’s a bit of a concern. It is particularly problematic because it’s now nearly 4 years since I rode a bike.

Aims for February

I’m not one for bucket lists or planning what I need to achieve for the month. But this month, I really do need to get my bike serviced and start riding it. We could also do with getting the kitchen at least mostly finished, and I need to buy some boots that don’t have holes in. All very minor goals but entirely necessary I think.

In other news, I’ve had a couple of exciting things blogging things happen over the past couple of days. Firstly, I was delighted to be featured as the Tots100 Blogger of the Month for February. Then today, I received an email to say that we had been chosen as ambassadors for the fabulous Warwick Castle. They’re going to be sending me through some information about special offers, and we’ll be visiting and reviewing it over the coming months. Their latest offer is 25% off their short breaks when you book by 1st March.

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This week’s escapades

I’ve struggled to find the time to fit everything in this week. You may notice that my blog has been a little bit sparse, but I have still been working on it. I’ve turned my sights to Pinterest. It’s something I’ve been meaning to get to grips with for a long time but I haven’t got around to it. It’s taking up a lot of my time right now, but I’m hopeful that in the future it will be less time consuming and more worthwhile.

Libby has been really tired this week, I think school and all her activities are getting on top of her. I really enjoyed watching her swimming lesson though. She’s getting to grips with some difficult techniques including bilateral breathing on freestyle. I’m glad we decided on private lessons, it seems to suit her perfectly having one-to-one attention.

Lia enjoyed swimming a lot more this week too. She finally seems to be getting more confident again, which is a relief. Sadly the same can’t be said for ballet. We went to the lesson but she refused to join in. I would have stayed with her to see if she’d give it a go, but Libby threw a tantrum about the fact that Lia wouldn’t do it, so we had to go home. Definite parenting fail.

Thursday photo #143

Libby’s art club was cancelled for this week, so I thought it would be nice to take the girls for a drink after the school run instead. I always let the girls choose what they want to drink and unusually, they each chose something different this time. Sadly I think Libby suffered from a bit of drink envy – Lia’s hot chocolate looked particularly good and judging by the look she’s giving Lia, Libby wasn’t too pleased that she’d chosen a babyccino instead.

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