Sunday mumiform and new @converse kicks with my eldest 👟
Current scene in our house. Housework done and the boy’s are playing. Sullivan is really going through it. Red nose from awful gunk overnight and the fact it won’t stop running 👃 Goopy eye from conjunctivitis 👁 Rash from the MMR vaccine last week 💉 Rosy cheeks from the teething 🦷 He’s still smiling, even though he’s in a pretty sorry state 😔
(#AD) How is everyone getting on with their New Year’s resolutions?! 😜 If you made them, that is. If you’re trying to cut down on alcohol with #dryjanuary, did you know that @coopuk has a great low and no drink range? These emulate the taste of real wine, and are very fruity, but just 0.5% alcohol. A tasty alternative! And if you’re enjoying the real deal, cheers to you too 🍷
A little #tbt to my toot-tooting Ethan, six years ago. He’s had a fantastic school report this week and is growing up a lot at the moment (getting flashes of his teen years already! 😂).
#review Am I the only one who’s skin needs a bit of TLC and a new routine depending on the time of year? ❄️ This black goop I hold in my hand is a wonder cleanser that I’ve been trying for the past five weeks or so and whilst it’s a treat, I absolutely love it and intend on keeping it in my skincare regime 🧖🏼♀️ Full blog review live today, including the @lumitylife facial oil too. #lumity4in1cleanse #lumity #lumity4in1cleanser
This space brings me so much joy ☺️ I had a vision of a dining table with a bench one side and mixed and matched chairs around it. Then I saw this unit in a charity shop just before we moved for £30 (I’m going to chalk paint it at some point). And there was space for a cocktail sofa which just made it all complete. Still not over the novelty of having a dining table!
Family photo at the cottage we stayed at this weekend. It was the same one we went to the previous mock Christmas, when Sullivan was still in my tummy (see the third pic for a comparison). Fast forward 14 months and our family is complete and our Sulley Bear had the best time with our friends. We are home now with our feet up before another week begins.
We’re enjoying our belated mock Christmas weekend with our friends in a cottage with food, drinks and games. Lovely bright weather today and it’s nice to just relax (as much as you can with three children in the group), catching up with each other.
A #tbt of my scrummy four week old Sullivan Elden, one year ago, on the day that one of my besties has had her second baby girl 👶🏼
Happy hump day! Here’s a little spot in our kitchen where we needed to do something so went for these floating shelves. They’ve added some colour and fun to this bland wall, and make me smile 😊
This boy loves his doggy so much (probably because he’s a huge @heyduggee fan 🐶) that he often shares his food or snacks with him, then laughs ☺️
Is that a bit of sunshine we are seeing? Today can not make up its mind where we are - bright sun then clouds and drizzly rain! 🌧 At least this room is always bright and breezy 🏔 Lazy Sunday in order with Sullivan teething, bringing home another cold now he’s been back to nursery and getting us up at 3.20 😑
(#ad) Continuing with the #veganuary theme this week, I’m currently enjoying this faux chilli con carne from the all new @coopuk Gro plant based eating range 🌱 It’s rich and filling, and has a bit of a kick too! 🌶 I like shaking things up and trying something different - and it’s a good time of year to do it 👍 #triedandtasted
A photo of me, as captured by Ethan 😂 I’m actually in frame and not mid-blink! This was taken at @billsrestaurant earlier this week (#gifted - see my blog for a review of their #veganuary menu) when we had a nice dinner date. Six is quite a challenging age but when he’s his usual happy, lovely self, he’s the best.
(#competition) Sharing a throwback photo of Ethan from when we went to see We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at @thsh_birmingham a couple of years ago as it’s on again NOW until Sunday and you can win tickets! 🐻 I’m offering four tickets to the 11am show this Sunday and an activity set to one lucky winner - just visit my blog, click on the link and enter before midnight tomorrow... good luck 🤞
(#gifted) I’m on a little dinner date with Ethan tonight and we’ve come to @billsrestaurant at @bullring. I’m trying the special #veganuary menu and this is a delicious Pear and Ginger Cooler from the No and Low drinks menu, if you’re doing #dryjanuary. We love the atmosphere at Bill’s, and Ethan’s chuffed they have colouring for him to do, whilst I can’t wait to try their vegan special Beetroot Steak 😋
Full of ideas... just need to work out the time to make them a reality 📝 What are your plans or goals for 2020? Or are you just going to go with the flow and take things as they come? #gogetem #newyeargoals #nextbigidea #futureplanning #alwaysdaydreaming
You can take a tour of Sullivan’s bedroom today on my blog... featuring a stunning #gifted mural wallpaper feature wall from @muralswallpaper and lots of personal touches. We are so pleased with how it’s turned out! Link in profile 🏔
16 years together 💕
This one is so full of personality right now, pointing at everything, chattering away and working out how his toys work. His development appointment is tomorrow with the health visitor. This photo was taken yesterday - today we are wrapped up at home getting ready for work / school / nursery life to resume.