Tuesday, 22 April 2014

'On top of the world' by Me

Photo credit: PhotoPuddle on Flickr

The Easter holidays are over and that makes me sad as we had such a wonderful couple of weeks. My motto for the holiday was "A change is as good as a rest" although when my husband questioned whether this was actually true I did suggest perhaps "A change is as good as we're going to get" would be more realistic. I do think the change of routine did us all good though and the lovely sunshine definitely lifted my mood.

Here is a photograph I took of my little boy at the top of the Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth. He loved it up there and it's safe to say he's not scared of heights as he ran straight on to the glass floor and enjoyed looking down at everything below.

Here's a list of a few other things we got up to in the past few weeks.
  • Ate a lot of chocolate - I think we'll be eating Easter chocolate for many weeks to come
  • Did Easter crafts
  • Met up with friends - it was good for my daughter to catch up with various friends she doesn't see so much now they are all at different schools.
  • Watched a lot of Peppa Pig - thanks to Nick Jr 2 becoming Nick Jr Peppa throughout the month of April
  • Went to soft play - two different ones and neither were that busy despite being the holidays
  • Hung out with family - including seeing my youngest sister who I don't get to see very often
  • Ate out lots - and had the best burger even in Cafe Rouge
  • Went to gymnastics lessons
  • Ran lots - that was just me though
  • Shopped for clothes - got lots of summer things which I can't wear now as it's raining
  • Had tea at friend's house - that was just my daughter
  • Went to playgrounds - there are loads of good ones round here
  • Did homework - most of that was reading which my daughter just loves to do anyway
  • Went away for a few days to Southampton - a much needed break away
  • Went to the Zoo - I thoroughly recommend Marwell if you are ever in the Hampshire area
  • Watched films - Monsters Inc, Monsters University and Frozen are the big favourites at the moment
  • Went swimming
  • Celebrated my 37th birthday - and didn't feel as old as I thought I would
  • Went to the seaside - Brighton of course
  • Splashed in puddles - when the rain finally came on Sunday my son was really keen to try out his new wellies in some puddles
  • Had picnics
  • Drank wine - just the grown ups of course
  • Drank champagne - well it was my birthday
  • Went up the Spinnaker - see photo above
  • Sailed a boat - just a little one but my daughter loved it
  • Bought school summer dresses - which are currently hanging up in the wardrobe as it's not summer dress weather any more
  • Painted the bathroom - it looks as shiny as new
  • Cleared out my wardrobe - had to make room for the new clothes
  • Hunted for Easter Eggs - and hunted for Easter bunnies too
I'm sure there other things I could mention but that'll do for now. I hope you've been having a fantastic time recently too. 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

'Happy Easter' by V Photography and Art

Happy Easter!
Photo credit: V Photography and Art on Flickr

I've given myself a bit of a blogging break over the Easter holidays. Normal service will resume soon. In the mean time here are some mini eggs. I dare you to look at this photo and not get an instant craving. They are just so good.

Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, 11 April 2014

'It's all about spring' by Me

It's all about spring
Photo credit: PhotoPudlle on Flickr

I am shattered. It's all good though. It's just the sign of a fantastic first week of the Easter holidays. We have been so busy and had so much fun and I'm sad we're almost half way through now. Never mind, another fun filled week lies ahead of us. I expect I will be twice as tired by next weekend but I won't complain (yet) as I'm finding a change is indeed as good as a rest.

Happy weekend everyone. I hope you are having lots of fun in the spring sunshine!

Monday, 7 April 2014

'Running Track' by Sasin Tipchai

Running Track
Photo credit: Sasin Tipchai

I am not going to turn this into a running journal but I am so pleased with myself at the moment I need to record it here. On Saturday I ran 6km without stopping. And to be honest I think I could have gone further. I am not fast by any means - I definitely won't be winning any races - but I am forever surprising myself at my stamina. I thought 5km was definitely my limit but there is a little voice in the back of my head telling me that a 10km race might not be such an unrealistic ambition. I used to joke about not being about to run for a bus, well funnily enough I did have to run for a bus today and I wasn't out of breath when I got on. That's an achievement in itself! Roll on tomorrow evening when I should get the chance to get out running again.

This is a fantastic running photo to accompany my running rambling. It is so simple but so striking. I love the colours and I really like that you can't see where the track is going. Great picture that really makes me want to put my trainers on and go!

Friday, 4 April 2014

'Beach hut Jangle's' by Cobby31

Beach hut Jangle's
Photo credit: Cobby31 on Flickr

I probably should have posted this a couple of days ago but... Hello April! So far it has been a good month and the rest of it looks set to be rather busy. The school holidays started today which I am so pleased about. I am exhausted and whilst I know I won't exactly be putting my feet up got two weeks I will appreciate the change of routine. Hopefully we'll also get a few lazy mornings.

April is also an exciting month because it's my birthday. I was feeling quite bummed about turning 37 but I have realised I have so many friends turning 40 this year without complaining. I really shouldn't be fussed about 37! And I must mention a much more important birthday this month. My little boy will be turning two. Whilst I am a bit sad that this means a definite end to the baby years I am actually more excited because two is such an amazing age. There will be so much fun stuff he and I can get up to together.

So let me wish you a happy weekend and a happy Easter holidays if you are off on them too. I will leave you with this lovely photo. I don't think I need to explain why I love it. It's a beach hut that is just all kinds of pretty. A perfect photo to kick off what I hope will be a wonderful Easter.

Monday, 31 March 2014

'Mother's Day tulips' by Me

Mother's Day tulips
Photo credit: PhotoPuddle on Flickr

A Happy Belated Mother's Day to all you mothers in the UK and in any other place in the world that celebrated Mothering Sunday yesterday. I hope you had a lovely day. I had a really wonderful time and felt very spoiled. My five year old daughter is so sweet. She chose her present for me all by herself. Apparently she had her heart set on getting me a vase to put flowers in. She dragged her daddy round lots of shops on Saturday and fell in love with a glass butterfly vase which she really wanted to get for me. I tried photographing it today but was really not happy with the shots I got so here is a close up of the beautiful tulips that are currently sitting in it.

Friday, 28 March 2014

'Untitled' by Monica Forss

Photo credit: Monica Forss on Flickr

I love this photo. I love this vintage feel of it. I love the sparkle on the water. I love the wet footprints. I love how it makes me think of the summer. I think this weekend is set to be another chilly one but summer can't be far away now. I just hope that this summer will be as lovely as last year's was. I have lots of happy memories (and photographs) of all the fun we had last summer. Sigh... not long now.

Happy weekend all you lovely people.
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