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Being creative and starting a challenge

A while ago I saw that Caroline over at Becoming a SAHM was starting a new linky called ‘Creative Challenge’. The idea is to post about any creative activity that you’ve been up to that you are trying to do better or more often or challenge yourself in some other way with it. When I saw this it was around
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Derwent water & Friars Cragg – #CountryKids

Well we’ve made it up to the lovely Lake District for our annual Easter holiday here. Since our journey in the car was quite long yesterday, especially for the boys and an even longer one for Grandma and Pop who came all the way from Devon, we decided that a quiet day walking from home rather than going in the
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52 photos – week 14

I’m slightly cheating here, because these selfies are from last week rather than this week, but for some reason I didn’t take many photos this week, not quite sure why! We bought a treat from a bakery when we were in town, and ate them while watching the Godiva clock (or ‘O’ clock), which we always have to do when
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Don’t get Thunderbirds wrong! – wot so funee?

As I sit and start to type this post, it’s pouring with rain outside. To be fair, it hasn’t been too rainy recently, but it’s making up for it today. This seems a good point to start with a funee moment from when the boys were at the park with Daddy at the weekend. Andrew was standing on the ground
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Charlcote Park, National Trust – #CountryKids

As I’ve written several times before, you can always trust the National Trust for a good day out. At the end of last week, before I got ill, we decided to go to Charlcote, a local property near Stratford-upon-Avon with Granny and her brother, Uncle Uncle Richard (two uncles make a Great Uncle), who is over visiting from Australia. The
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52 photos – week 13

Despite being not very well this week, we’ve had to get out and about even if in the garden or just down the road, because otherwise the boys (and I!) go insane inside the same four walls all the time. These pictures show them doing what they like best: getting wet and muddy! Oh and getting into mischief – Joel
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Springy flowers Mothering Sunday card

I’ve got a horrible cold at the moment, so I’ve not felt like doing much other than the bare essentials of getting through the day with the boys, but I thought writing this short post would cheer me up. We like to make cards where possible, which often means doing a photo collage online, getting it printed, and sticking it
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Curls – word of the week

At the very end of last week, on Sunday evening, we gave Joel his first hair cut. The curls were becoming quite a mullet at the back, and the front was starting to come as low as his eye brows, so I thought it was time to trim it so that it grows thicker with more shape. I remember cutting
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The sand park – #CountryKids

Whilst we’ve been living at Granny and Grandad’s house, we’ve done lots of park trips, just like we used to back in Cambridge. The nearest park to us here in Coventry is the War Memorial Park, which is the biggest in the city. In fact, considering it’s only a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre, it’s easy to forget
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52 photos – week 11

Despite the rainier weather this week, we’ve still been managing to play outside for some of most afternoons. One of Andrew’s favourite games to play is serving ice creams from his kitchen – he’ll stand behind it like this and shout loudly “Anybody want an ice cream?!” until I say which flavour I’d like, even though sometimes I say I’d
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