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Thursday Photo #93

This week, I’ve taken a bit of time off work and we have filled the week with lovely days out and time together as a family. I have enjoyed it so much, I can’t wait for my next week off with the girls. We have managed to cram in the Sea Life Centre, @Bristol, Drayton Manor and Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds. We also managed a quiet day at home for some recovery time in between all the excitement. We have finally got around to investing in an iPad, something I’ve wanted to do for a while. Whilst I hate the…

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National Sea Life Centre Birmingham: Review

Today, we were lucky enough to be invited to the National Sea Life Centre to check out their Ancient Oceans event. We are all huge fans of the National Sea Life Centre and visit regularly. However, the Ancient Oceans event was particularly exciting for my dinosaur loving girls. National Sea Life Centre Birmingham: Review The National Sea Life Centre is home to native and tropical fish, sharks, otters, rays, an octopus, a turtle, jellyfish, starfish… the list goes on. But arguably, the star attraction is these gorgeous little chaps, the Gentoo penguins.  On entering the National Sea Life Centre, you…

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Our Thursday photo #92

This week instead of a weekly update, I’ve got a story to tell. As usual, my dangerous dog plays a starring role. It all started as soon as I stepped out of the door to take the dogs for a walk. My husband had taken the girls to playgroup and true to form, he’d forgotten to take a spare nappy for Lia, who promptly crapped herself. He sent me a text asking me to drop off a spare. So, knowing full well that our walk was going to be cut short, I headed straight to the nearby muddy field to let the dogs…

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Our Thursday Photo #91

This week has been an ordinary week. Nothing unusual has happened and it has flown by as quickly as ever. But this week, I’ve tried a little bit harder to slow down and appreciate the ordinary moments. The ones I know I will look back on and yearn for in years to come when the girls are adults and don’t need their mum anymore. Our little moments We have started receiving regular updates via a computer system at the nursery Libby goes to and today, there was a photograph on there of her painting a daffodil. It’s the first time…

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3 Simple Cocktails

Whether you’re having a cosy night in with a partner or hosting a dinner party, cocktails are a must. But they can be so complicated! Many recipes have a plethora of ingredients that I can’t find in the supermarket, let alone the cupboard. So, I drafted in some help. I’m neither a cocktail maker nor a photographer. Luckily, we have a family friend who is both. TheseĀ 3 simple cocktails – both recipes and photographs – are courtesy of Scott Stockwell Photography. But I’m happy to say, I did drink them. And they’re fabulous! Cocktail 1: Raspberry Mojito Ingredients White rum…

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