My Weekly Round Up, Bank Holiday Bliss

Oh don’t you just love a bank holiday weekend? Time to chill out and spend with the family. It’s weird how that one tiny little day can make such a difference to your week, you feel so much more rested, and that precious extra day with your family without the pressures of work, school and clubs is wonderful.

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Another week has flown by, as have the months. I don’t think it helps being so busy with my blog, but that is a lovely kind of busy that just fits in with our life.

Out & About

We had the most beautiful family walk on Sunday, we ventured a little farther than normal to try out a pub garden in another village; it was quite a walk but so worth it. The countryside was beautiful and the weather was so warm. I love days like this just us out in the open space. Jack wasn’t keen to start off and dragged behind, but he soon cheered up and got into the spirit of things.

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Fun at Home

Last week Joe took the huge step of printing off and completing the application to the Kids Great British Bake Off. Now I am all for encouraging our boys to be exactly who they want, we are always telling them you can be and do anything you want in life. But there was a small issue here; Joe had never finished a recipe in his life. Every time he bakes he gets bored half way though a goes off to play.

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We decided to give him a chance and let him bake from scratch to prove he could enter, and guess what he got bored and never made the icing or iced the cakes. So I suppose in the end he answered his own question, we never had to shoot down his hopes, as he hasn’t mentioned it since.

Time For Me

Last week saw another Blog event, and getting to meet up with another group of blog besties, last week I attended BlogOn, which was a great event. I met lots of lovely bloggers that I hadn’t met before, attended some great sessions and met some lovely brands. I got to meet up with the lovely Hayley, Karen and Katie and spend a bit of time chatting with them over coffee and lunch which was great, its lovely to see your blog friends in person rather than just chatting online to them.

IMG_7161My Happiest Moment

Was finally getting a family portrait to join up to the amazing Me & Mine linky, I have been meaning to do this for months, now I have got my first I will make sure I do it every month. It will be incredible to look back on at the end of the year. I can’t wait.

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Next Week I Would Love Too

Tonight is my Sister in Law Emma’s 40th birthday party so I am really looking forward to that. And next weekend is the first quiet, un-booked weekend we have had in ages. Now don’t get me wrong, I love being busy and having loads to look forward to but its nice to have a little quiet time sometimes. Although I do desperately need a trip to Cheshire Oaks, we need to get the boys some polo shirts for their holidays.

 This Week I Love

I have been sent this Monbento MB Gram snack box, and I love it. It is to use in Disney, and is perfect to keep snacks in for Jack. You see the problem is, snacks get crushed if not in a box. On the rare occasions that Jack does have a hypo he is not the most reasonable of people. It can alter his mood through no fault of his own, so there is no way he will eat a crushed snack. This little beauty is lightweight, yet solid so will keep snacks nice and safe. And looks really cool too.mon

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24 Comments

  1. 9th May 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Sounds like you had a great week :). I really like the family portrait photo – it’s so difficult to get one with all of you… I loose track of how many photos we have of me with Monkey and then Hubby and Monkey in exactly the same place/same pose/doing the same thing etc… Might have a look at that linky myself as it will probably force me to do it and ask someone to take the photo!

    I hope you have a lovely time tonight at the party – and will check out that snack box – as it’s definitely a problem we have… Xxx #HappyDaysLinky

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th May 2015 / 9:46 am

      Thank you yes it really is an amazing linky and forces you to get photos with you all on it x

  2. 9th May 2015 / 3:27 pm

    I’m so with you on longing for a weekend with absolutely nothing planned – wouldn’t that be blissful?! I smiled when I read about your boy not being all that keen on going out for the dog walk, we ALWAYS have this, then they perk up once we are out and about. Love that your boy likes to bake but also understand the whole getting bored halfway through thing 😉 x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th May 2015 / 9:47 am

      Ha ha Suzzanne its a teen thing isn’t it, but they soon snap out of it if you don’t pander don’t they? x

  3. 9th May 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Venturing out on that walk sounds like a real treat, I think you did better than us with the bank holiday weather, it poured on us with our fish & chips! Lovely photo of you all too, I never manage to capture all of us these days, it is harder than you imagine, well done on yours. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th May 2015 / 9:49 am

      Thanks Fiona and yes I am determined to get one a month now moving forward x

  4. 9th May 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Sounds like another great week Sarah. It also sounds like another fab blog event! The picture of you all is really lovely, it will be fab to look back over the year. I laughed out loud about Joe and his baking activities, my two used to always get bored half way through too ha! The walk looked lovely and I totally agree, what a difference that extra day makes. Good luck at Cheshire Oaks, it’s five minutes from our house but we dare not venture there during the weekend ha! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th May 2015 / 9:51 am

      Oh Lisa what heaver to live 5 mins from cheshire oaks I am so jealous, well maybe one day I will go alone and we can meet up for coffee, I have yet to mention my plans to hubby not sure how he will take it ha ha x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th May 2015 / 9:52 am

      Thanks Merlina it so hard to co ordinate isnt it ? x

  5. 10th May 2015 / 10:52 am

    Looks like you had a great weekend! Love the photos and my favourite sweets! Thanks for sharing x #CountryKids

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th May 2015 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you, yes I love love hearts too, and yes it was a great weekend x

  6. 10th May 2015 / 8:05 pm

    I love the Great British Bake off Story! I can’t imagine having to deal with that sort of situation but I’m sure it’s coming. Perhaps when your son is a little older he will actually finish a recipe!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th May 2015 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks Morna ha ha I know it was an awkward situation bless him x

  7. 10th May 2015 / 10:03 pm

    I love days just spent walking in the countryside too – not much beats that, does it?

    Oh Joe, bless him – you’re right though, at least he did answer his own question.

    Thanks for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th May 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Thanks Jenna yes I am s glad he did make his own decision in the end xx

  8. 14th May 2015 / 10:31 pm

    Oh bless him for wanting to enter but even more bless him for not even trying to finish the cakes- did make me smile. Glad you had a good week hun. Thank you for joining in with #HappyDaysLinky x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      14th May 2015 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks Kate and yes theres commitment for you hey ha ha x

  9. 15th May 2015 / 8:50 am

    What a lovely week you seem to have had. I do love a long weekend, even though Hubby works weekends, its nice to see other people having a really lovely family time! 🙂 #thelist xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      15th May 2015 / 7:22 pm

      Thanks Sophie, yes its great just knowing you have that extra day xx

  10. amiecaitlin: bumpbabyme
    20th May 2015 / 9:01 am

    I got so excited when I read about the Bake Off application – what a shame! I guess his attention will hold when it’s a genuine passion. He’ll find his niche 🙂
    #TheList

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st May 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Ha ha I know bless him, but yes you are right when he gets the passion he will comit more x

  11. 20th May 2015 / 9:22 am

    Awesome week – I love a BH too 🙂 Amazing news about the great british bake off – how exciting and good luck to Joe!! Wish I had come to blogon, looked great. And I LOVE that snack box too 😀 Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      21st May 2015 / 4:01 pm

      It was great Hannah shame you couldnt make it x

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