Happy Days, A Week Planning

I can’t believe how quickly this week has flown by. I feel like we have got lots done, but oh my, it has gone quickly. School holidays always do for me, trying to catch up on all those jobs you put off. I currently have 3 bin bags full of toys in the boot of my car waiting to be taken to the charity shop. It amazes me every time I clear out the toy cupboard how many toys they have and how many they just don’t play with.

Of course now Jack is an age where he doesn’t have toys the sheer volume is thankfully reducing. Sad in a way, he is growing up but wonderful to be getting some space back in the house. Seriously kids just don’t need that many toys do they?

Yesterday we dropped Jack off to join his school trip to Austria, it was lovely to see him so excited, I felt sad after he had left but I know he is going to have an amazing time. He is so adventurous and loves a challenge.

One thing that has tickled me is that I get him some travel-sick pills for the ferry crossing, to which he told me he wouldn’t need them, as he is fine on ships. When questioned further it transpired he thought the ferry was going to be like being on a cruise ha ha. Now I know ferries are nice, but I have never been on one with a flo-rider or theatre.

Here’s the rest of our week.

Out and About

Joe and I have been all over shopping and planning his new bedroom. Chris is decorating his room this week, and Joe is so excited. He has really surprised me as we gave him free rein to choose whatever style and colour he wanted and chose a very simple grey theme with grey stars and strips bedding and one accent red cushion.

I am always going on about how Jack is growing up but this week I looked and Joe the baby of the house and thought, wow when did you get so grown up, maybe having an older brother is influencing him and his taste.

I also took Joe to Ikea to get all the finishing touches, shelves, and accessories. We had such a lovely day and he really enjoyed shopping just for him.

Fun at Home

Well, I am not sure about fun, I loath decorating. All that mess preparation and disruption. I don’t mind restoring a piece of furniture, but painting and decorating urghhh.  Fortunately Chris does all the decorating and I shop and plan for it.

So this week Joe and I have been sorting through toys, clothes and having a good clear out. It has been lovely to chat as we worked, and Joe was a great help until the point that he got bored and then left me to finish the job and tidy up alone.

Time for Me

Amongst the chaos I have found a little time to blog, and get up to date with emails. And as Jack was still at school this week, when Joe was at pony club I got the chance to meet up with my lovely friend Lisa and have a chat and coffee, oh a book out train tickets to BritMums Live. I am so excited about that little weekend. I also got time to meet up with another friend the lovely Fran, I hadn’t seen her for ages and it made me realize we really should find time for friends.

My Happiest Moment

This would be spending a little time with my lovely friend Louise and 2 of her 3 children Joe and Suzy. Suzy is my god-daughter and I just adore her and love spending time with her. It is wonderful to see her growing into a toddler. And Joe and Joe get on like a house on fire so spent a couple of happy hours playing together.


So thats our week, a very productive week all round, have a lovely Easter weekend and lets hope for a little sun.


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  1. 4th April 2015 / 3:17 pm

    Sounds like a busy week – I’m glad you are already thinking about BritMums Live and booking your train ticket! Have a fabulous Easter weekend.

    • SarahJChristie
      4th April 2015 / 10:03 pm

      Susanna I am so excited for BritMums last year I was so new to blogging, and it all felt like a fairy tale. I can’t wait to visit with a tiny bit of experience under my belt x

  2. 4th April 2015 / 11:48 pm

    Great week hun. I have everything booked and paid for for BritMums Live, so exciting isn’t it x

    • SarahJChristie
      5th April 2015 / 2:38 pm

      I know by i am so excited x

  3. 5th April 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Wow busy week! Hope you get all your jobs planned. Enjoy the decorating 🙂 Happy Easter to you and your lovely family – Jess xx

    • SarahJChristie
      5th April 2015 / 7:19 pm

      Ah thank you Jess and Happy Easter to you lovely lot too xx

  4. 5th April 2015 / 11:08 pm

    What a busy week! It’s funny with the youngest isn’t it? you are so busy then you take a breathe and suddenly they seem really grown up! His room sounds like it’s going to be lovely. I had to laugh about Jack thinking the Channel Ferry was going to be like a cruise. I hope he’s having a great time and you are not missing him too much- I bet he’s having a ball xx

    • SarahJChristie
      6th April 2015 / 4:25 pm

      Ha ha I know I bet he had a shock when he got on it, he is having a great time thanks Lisa x

  5. 7th April 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Sounds like a great week. I can’t wait to see the finished bedroom! You have just reminded me that I really need to buy my train tickets too!

    • SarahJChristie
      7th April 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Yes you do Katie whilst they are still cheap, oh yes I should take photos of the finished look x

  6. 8th April 2015 / 8:40 am

    What a lovely week Sarah. That picture of your god daughter is very cute. Hope Jack is havig a fab time skiing and Joe isn’t missing him too much.

    • SarahJChristie
      8th April 2015 / 8:37 pm

      She is so cute Karen, and so funny and thank you Jack is having a fantastic time xx

  7. 8th April 2015 / 3:30 pm

    What a lovely, lovely week you’ve had! Made me laugh about the ferry/cruise!! Perhaps if ferries WERE more like cruises, I wouldn’t be so anti going on them!! 😉 I HATE boats full stop actually…. not sure even a theatre in one would tempt me!!!!

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • SarahJChristie
      8th April 2015 / 8:39 pm

      Ha ha I know bet he had a shock when he got on Caro, oh no cruising is my ideal holiday I love it, well if you ever win a cruise I will take it off your hands for you xxx

  8. 8th April 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Aww how cute is Suzy? We have had a decorating week to and I used to loathe it but I love it now and just want to get on with the whole house! Can’t wait to see the finished room! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      8th April 2015 / 8:40 pm

      I know she is adorable isn’t she, and so so funny haha can’t you tell I am the doting godmother, no I will always loath decorating chris does it all and it still makes me feel fed up that he is doing it x

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