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Thursday photo #171

I’ve hit the wall slightly with the Summer holidays now. It’s a bit like that feeling you get when you’re running a marathon. Around the 20 mile point from what I remember. The end is in sight. You know you’ve got to keep going because giving up is not an option. But all of a sudden it’s like swimming through treacle.

Days out

Despite hitting the wall myself, we’ve kept going with some fabulous days out this week. We had a brilliant day at Eastnor Castle, we’ve been swimming and had two lovely days meeting up with old friends. The girls are having a wonderful time together and I will be sad to see it come to an end.

Dinosaurs at Eastnor Castle

It has been lovely this week seeing the girls with my friends’ children. Although they have nothing in common other than their mums being friends, they seem to get along brilliantly. I’ve been proud of all of them in the way they are able to adapt and socialise with whoever is put in front of them.


I think part of my problem during the summer holidays has been lack of exercise. At the start, we were away for quite a while and I got behind with work. So I spent time catching up, getting back to where I needed to be. And I decided that this week would be the one when I made time to get out for a run at least a couple of times.

And then on Saturday, I broke my toe. I’m not one for bothering doctors unnecessarily, so I haven’t had an x-ray. But I’m certain it’s broken. And there’s no way I could run on it at the moment. So, my best intentions for getting out and exercising went out of the window. I’ve decided just to give myself a break and start again in September.

Our Thursday photo #171

Our Thursday photo this week was taken at Hanbury Hall. This is another brilliant National Trust property in Worcestershire, where we spent a lovely day with friends playing outside. The photo sums up the girls brilliantly. Lia is never happier than when she’s chilling out. She’s recently really taken to swings like this where she can lie down and relax. Libby on the other hand is always up, looking around for her next adventure and making sure she doesn’t miss anything.



  1. August 17, 2017 / 9:32 am

    How lovely to read about your girls getting on so well with your friends’ children. Sorry to read about the toe though! That must be very frustrating!

    • August 30, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Thank you. The toe is on the mend at last, bring on the running!

  2. August 18, 2017 / 7:11 am

    Hi Nat, it’s lovely to be able to sit back and watch when children get on and have fun with friends. I can relate on the exercise front. I made a conscious decision not to worry too much about exercising in August, but I miss it so much and am feeling ‘lardy’ already, but the lack of time and the heat means it was the right decision until September…. A positive is that times like this make me realise how important exercise (and sleep) are to me.


    • August 30, 2017 / 1:57 pm

      Oh I can’t wait to get back into exercise over the next couple of weeks. I’ll have more time for it than ever and I intend to use it!

  3. August 18, 2017 / 7:25 am

    I love the photo of Libby and Lia in the swing and the way it captures their different personalities. I know what you mean about hitting a wall – as much as I love having my girls at home with me over the summer, it is challenging too. So sorry to hear about your broken toe. Hope it heals soon x

    • August 30, 2017 / 1:56 pm

      Thank you. I’m glad it’s not just me, it’s tough! The toe is healing slowly thanks.

  4. August 18, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    It’s great having the kids at home, but yes it can certainly be challenging too. I look forward to just going to the shop for 5 mins for a break! Hope your toe is better soon, you’ll be running well again in September. 🙂 x

    • August 30, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Haha yep it’s funny how the little things can seem like a welcome break!

  5. August 20, 2017 / 8:20 am

    Ouch! A broken toe is not good. I’m so pleased to have Andy home for the last 2 weeks and our holiday too, it came just at the right time x

    • August 30, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Oh lovely, I hope you all have a wonderful couple of weeks together.

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