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    Happy New Year!!!

    Happy New Year!! No, I am not confused and thinking it is January 1st. The end of the summer holidays signifies a brand fresh new start for me, even more so than the beginning of the year. We’ve had a long hot (very rainy at times) summer and it has been absolutely fantastic to share all that time off with our littles. I’m not going to sugar coat this and pretend that it has all been rainbows and fairy sprinkles. This summer for me, has been the most challenging in so many ways. With each summer that rolls round our children are that little bit older, are in completely different…

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    Life Lately

    Hi guys, how is everyone? Are you all ready for the big return to school next week? I’m nearly there with the uniforms etc, I just need to get the children’s school shoes. I tried to get them last week in Exeter, however I was met with a ticket from what looked like a deli counter ticket machine and told to wait in a room full to the brim of stressed out parents. I took one look and bolted, only to be told by the ever so helpful sales assistant that I could in fact ‘book an appointment’ – errrrmmmm, no thanks! Mr K has been on annual leave for most…

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    Weekend Adventures – Sidmouth, Starbucks & Dawlish Warren

    We had a full on weekend out and about to keep the children entertained as they have been bickering constantly over the last couple of weeks. We are out of routine, having late nights, early starts and just generally being busy so everyone is tired and ratty. Saturday It took forever to get organised and out of the house on Saturday for some reason everyone was on a go slow. The last time we ventured to Sidmouth was exactly a year a go, we went to the Anchor Inn for some lunch and mooched around the town ending up at Jacobs Ladder. I’ve never walked through the gardens before but…

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    What My Children Eat During The Summer Holidays

    My children are eating me out of house and home this summer holiday. As soon as breakfast is over they are asking if it is lunch time, seriously how hungry can they really be?? My shopping bill has increased by a good £20 just on snacks and extra “bits” for them, they act like they’ve never been fed in their lives. Here is a good day of eating for them, they love to graze during the day but I try to limit the snack attacks. Breakfast This morning the rugrats had, Aldi crumpets topped with Nutella along with strawberries and a glass of milk. This is not an everyday breakfast,…

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    Stepping Back into Real Life

    What a beautiful weekend we are having! I’m so happy the sun has made a return it makes life so much brighter doesn’t it. I absolutely love blogging and recording events in my life but I do get overwhelmed by stats, followers, tweets, Instagram posts, Facebook statuses etc. I find myself getting swallowed up by social media and sometimes feel very suffocated and often inadequate, if you blog or vlog you will certainly understand what I mean. Mr K has a week off work and it is the last week of the summer holidays next week, I’m gutted the children have to return to school as, even though they’ve bickered…

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    Summer Holiday Activities For Children – Ice Excavations!

    I thought I would share a series of activities that the children get up to over the summer holidays, things that I have been wanting to try for ages and also to keep them busy. This week’s activity is… Ice Excavations Really simple and cheap activity for children to do but keeps them entertained and their busy minds ticking over. You will need some small toys that you don’t mind getting wet and frozen, a strong large zip lock bag, some water and enough space in your freezer. I chose a Frozen theme for Amelie’s bag and a dinosaur/cars/bugs theme for Charlie’s bag. I placed the toys into two separate bags…

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    Summer Holidays – Our Week

    I can’t believe how quickly the first week of the summer holidays has gone. We have not stopped this week, the weather has been up and down but we have made the most of it. Monday We started our week saying a sad farewell to a very special family member. We didn’t take the children, Amelie went to summer club at school as she had been begging me to book her in. Charlie spent the day with my mum, sister, brother and nephew, I hear they had a great day together. Tuesday I took advantage of the sunshine and got the children dressed and fed early so we could head…