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Thursday Photo #167

The past week has gone by in a blur and we’re all well and truly ready for a holiday. Luckily, holiday season starts tomorrow for us. Well, for me at least.

The birthday weekend

Last Friday, I spent the day with old friends and the evening with new friends. I caught up with an old friend in the morning and another one at lunch time. It was pure chance that I saw them both on the same day, but it made me realise how much I miss them both being around. I then had dinner with a new friend and fellow blogger, Emma. We have met briefly before but it was great to catch up properly at Siamais restaurant. We talked all evening and the time flew by. Our dinner and drinks were amazing too.

Siamais Thai Restaurant Brindley Place Birmingham Review

Saturday was my birthday, so my husband and I went out for dinner. It is incredibly rare for us to go out without the children these days and we had a lovely evening. We went to a local restaurant called Terrace on the Hill. They do a seven course taster menu for £39.50 on a Friday and Saturday night. They use local ingredients and the chef is incredible. It comes highly recommended.

Libby had a busy weekend with two birthday parties and Lia was able to tag along to one of them. The party they both went to was at Newbridge Farm Park and from what I’ve heard, it was a resounding success. I’ve never been there before and their dad took them on this occasion, so I’m adding it to my summer holiday list. Definitely worth a visit during the six weeks off.

All or nothing

I wrote last week about the emotional rollercoaster of freelance work. It really is all or nothing, and this week it has most definitely been all. Things have been pretty busy here anyway in the run-up to the end of term. Finding time to work has been difficult and I’ve had absolutely loads to do. As usual, I’ve ended up neglecting my blog and social media. But it’s reassuring to know that they’re still there when my deadlines pass.

My exercise regime has gone out of the window this week as it always does when I’m busy. What with that and the immense amount I’ve eaten this week, I daren’t even look at the scales. Luckily I’ve still been walking the dogs, which always does a great job of keeping me sane. Especially with views like this.

Thursday photo #167

I thought it would be a lovely idea to take a photo of the girls together today. It was the last time they’d be in the same ballet class – for now at least. So of course, instead of posing nicely together, they were jumping around pulling faces, before launching into a fight. The reality of life with siblings. Remind me again how I’m going to cope with them for the next six weeks?



  1. July 20, 2017 / 7:14 am

    Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely birthday weekend. Love the photo of Lia and Libby – getting children to pose for photos is so hard though! It’s a lovely fun shot though even if it wasn’t quite what you were hoping for. Hope you manage to find some downtime over the next few days – it sounds like you’ve been very busy this week.

    • July 25, 2017 / 8:01 am

      Thank you! Things have calmed down a little now.x

  2. July 20, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Happy birthday for the other day! I do like the sound of all the meals out you’ve had lately! My husband and I hardly ever go out without the kids either. We’re kind of between a rock and a hard place because nobody wants to babysit a 16yo, but the three of them can’t be trusted not to fight!
    Enjoy the summer holidays. X

    • July 25, 2017 / 8:00 am

      Thank you. It was lovely actually to go out with my husband. I hope your babysitting dilemma resolves soon!x

  3. July 20, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Happy belated birthday! I love that photo of the girls, they look like so much fun. I hope you have the best time with them this summer x

    • July 25, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Thank you, hope you have a fab summer too.x

  4. July 21, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Happy belated birthday! And yes, the summer hols….last day for us today, too. I’m kind of looking forward to it – if only there wasn’t so much to get through before we go away!

  5. July 23, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    You always keep your birthday quiet 😉 hope you had a good one. I think I need to borrow someone’s dog to force me to exercise more ha!

    Stevie x

    • July 25, 2017 / 7:56 am

      Haha yep, I do 😉 I wouldn’t leave the house some days if it wasn’t for the dogs.x

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