Tuesday, 30 June 2015

I am the mum who

I have a fun post to share with you this morning, the lovely Aby of You Baby Me Mummy  tagged me to join in with the 'I am the mum who post' so here goes............

I am the mum who can only function to your needs first thing in the morning once I have had a cup of tea.

I am the mum who loves it when you both wake up happy.

I am the mum who never ever takes you food shopping.

I am the mum who can have a meltdown just like you two.

I am the mum who tells you Daddy has eaten all the crisps.

I am the mum who loves it when you play together and hates it when you fight.

I am the mum who is driven to wine especially towards the end of a long week.

I am the mum who loves our family day trips.

I am the mum who is still learning about motherhood every day.

I am the mum who needs to be more patient.

I am the mum who hates the school run with a passion.

I am the mum who loves to be super organised.

I am the mum who much prefers it when daddy takes over the cooking.

I am the mum who needs to give myself a good talking to at times.

I am the mum who worries too much.

I am the mum who needs time on my own.

I am the mum who is blessed to have two amazing little ones who I am so proud of.

Ah that was fun, now it time to pass the tag on and I have chosen these lovely bloggers to take a turn.

29 Year Old Mama
Little Maldod
The Ordinary Lovely
What The Red Head Said

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A Little Catch up - 52 Memories

Good morning, June seems to be flying by! I am playing catch up again with my 52 memories, here is a little snap shot of photos to add to my collection so far this year.

(Photo credit Piers MacDonald - Mollie Makes)

I love looking back through photos, June really has been a lovely month so far with two birthdays family days out, spending time with friends and attending my first blogging event Blogtacular which was so inspiring,  I made some lovely new blogging friends, but best of all I got to spend time with the lovely Aby of  You Baby Me Mummy we had such a great weekend.

Writing this blog has made me realise how much it means to me to have all my memories in one place, I am so happy I took the plunge almost two year ago and hit publish on my first blog post and started the journey of blogging. Thank you to all of you guys who take the time to read and comment on my posts it really does mean the world to me.

I hope you're all having a wonderful June!

Much love Cathy xox 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

A Memorial Afternoon For Mum

Hello lovely readers, 

This morning I share with you our plans for mums memorial afternoon next month, this will be the third fund raising event we have done the last one was in July 2013 and you can read all about it here

The event is in aid of St Richards Hospice  we will also be donating funds to the Church Lench Village Hall Committee  mum loved going to events at the Hall and she was part of the Lenches Ladies where she enjoyed monthly meet ups. The afternoon is really important to my family, it is comforting and rewarding in so many ways. We never want mum to be forgotten and we feel very strongly about supporting St Richards Hospice who looked after mum so compassionately in her last few days with us. I will never forget how mum called the nurses her little angels. 

Plans are well under way, my clever sister Susie designed this pretty poster,  Dad is working on the garden to make it look beautiful and I am on the hunt for more raffle prices!  If you're local and would like to come along and support our event please do we would absolutely love to see you. I will of course let you know how it goes and take lots of photos of the day.

Thank you so much for reading, 
Cathy xox 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A 6th Birthday Letter to George

George turned 6 last week and we had such fun celebrating with a birthday tea after school at Pizza Hut and a family day out at Thorpe Park on Saturday, he is growing up so fast, such a big boy, beaming in confidence and so happy, I am so lucky to be his mummy and here is my birthday letter to him.

Oh my sweet George,

You're 6!! How did that happen it only seems like yesterday our baby George entered the world. You are so going to love being 6 sweetheart it will be full of more fun and adventure!

Over the last year you have excelled in so many ways, you are doing so well at school, I love your creativity and your passion for reading and your love of sport. I am so proud of you with your swimming, I know how difficult your find it at times but I will never forget when you swam your first 5 metres you were beaming with pride.

You learnt to ride your bike in Grandads garden this year too and now there is no stopping you, you love nothing more then going off on our family bike rides and stopping at the ice cream shop on the way home!

You are patient with Tilly most of the time sweetheart but remember how little she is and sometimes she just wants to be with you, I know playing shops is not your thing but she adores her big brother.

I love that you still want your Boo Boo bunny and you still need him at times and that is fine darling. You are such a caring little boy you always have been and you still love your cuddles.

You have some lovely friends at school which you love to spend time with and you are always kind, I am so proud of you in many ways.

So George enjoy every minute of being 6 this year I promise we will make so many happy memories.

Love and hugs always my darling,

Love your mummy xox

Monday, 8 June 2015

Family Adventures - Croatia

So a few weeks ago we went off on our travels to Pula in Croatia, we were all so ready for some sunshine as May was so cold here in the UK!

But like a lot of mothers I was a little apprehensive about the flight we drove down to Stanstead the day before and after dinner we managed to get two very excited little ones to sleep and woke bleary eyed in our hotel room at 4 am to catch our flight. Everything went really smoothly Ryanair were brilliant and checked in extra bags for free, the security checks weren't too much of a nightmare and we managed to grab coffee, juices and croissants and then we thought we would just walk to the gate!! No not so straight forward, we had to get a train!! We just got there in time with seconds to spare, now that was stressful! George and Tilly were amazing on the plane especially as it was super early and the flight was just under 2 hours and went really smoothly - phew!

Pula airport is small so no dramas there and after a fairly short taxi ride we were at our resort, our apartment was ready early so we were able to freshen up and unpack a little, the one packing fail was my Nikon camera didn't have any batteries in it which I was gutted about so only iphone photos to share!

So after freshening up and a quick change, We headed to the restaurant by the pool for lunch, we were relieved to be there enjoying the sunshine and some much needed family time.

Our week was very chilled and because it was out of season it was pretty quiet no rushing to get a sunbed by the pool. The resort overlooked the ocean with breathtaking scenery, we were a 5 minute walk to the most stunning beach with clear blue water we really couldn't have wished for anything better.

The weather was pretty good for out of season a comfortable 22-24 degrees most days apart from one day where it rained a bit on and off , we visited the Aquarium and got to see the rescue turtles it was a great way to escape the rain for a few hours.

We spent a day in the centre of  Pula doing some sight seeing and a bit of shopping. Pula is a really interesting city with lots of history and the local people are so friendly and lovely with the children and the restaurants are really good value.

We couldn't fault the resort where we stayed it was so clean and everyone was so friendly. We stayed in apartments as all inclusive holidays just aren't really our thing but we were able to use the facilities in the hotel which had a great indoor poor and spa.

We used the kids club a little bit so we took it in turns to stay with them to give the other one time to relax. But actually now they are a little bit older they played really well socialising with other children and George was in and out of the pool with his Daddy, Tilly and I weren't so keen it was a little chilly for us!

It was such a lovely family holiday and  good value, I can't recommend Croatia enough it really is a wonderful place to visit.

So what are your holiday plans for this year?  I would love to hear where my readers are off to!

And don't forget to follow along on Instagram to catch up with our adventures this summer!

As always thanks for stopping by!

Cathy xox

Monday, 1 June 2015

I am still here.......

Oh my days, my poor blog has been a bit neglected lately! I just don't seem to be on top of things at the moment, we have had a lot on, what with all the house moving not moving malarkey and then we went away to Croatia which was such a fantastic holiday but taking little ones abroad takes a lot of organising and I have been drowning in laundry since we got back! I am hoping to share a post with you later this week all about our adventures.

So I guess this is a little check in post to say I am still here and I have said it before but thanks for bearing with me and for now I want to share with you a few links from around the web that maybe fun to read when you get chance for a cuppa and a sit down this week!

I just love these beautiful photos of Lucy's little boys birthday celebrations over at Capture By Lucy they are so lovely and happy.

My Dad has recently put up a new greenhouse in his garden which we can't wait to see. So its been fun to catch up with a recent post over at Junkaholique Artemis and Nao have created a new studio in their garden beautifully styled as always.

I really want to get back into meal planning again so this week I have popped over to At Home With Mrs M for some much needed inspiration.

George is learning to tell the time which he is so excited about! This week after school we are hoping to make this clock which I found over at Lets do something crafty there are some super cute craft activities over at Jess's blog so would definitely recommend taking a look.

So inspired by this cute travel journal  Rachel from The Ordinary Lovely has put together for her little boy, so going to make a start on one for George.

A simply lovely home tour over at Decor8 is definitely worth a peek!

This post is linking up 'The List' hosted by You Baby Me Mummy and Mums Days hit the button below to the linky to find some more great reads this week.

You Baby Me Mummy

As always thanks so much for stopping by.

Cathy xox

Friday, 8 May 2015

52 Memories Week 19

Hello lovely readers,

I have one for my 52 memories project  to share with you this afternoon. George was a very happy boy last weekend as he got to bring home the class bear 'Barnaby' he had been waiting ever so patiently for his turn and he was so excited to be picked last week!

I am sure many of you who have experienced entertaining the class/nursery cuddly toy which can seem quite a challenge, especially with the pressure of taking him to fun and exciting places!! Oh and then filling in the diary with all the photos and patiently helping with spellings it is a bit exhausting! But actually seeing how much George loved having this little bear at home with us filled me with joy and to think he is almost six and he is still so caring about teddies, I love that he is not growing up too fast and is still my little boy.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Cathy xox 

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