My Weekly Round Up

This week has been exciting, manic, upsetting and scary for lots of different reasons. Sometimes you bob along in you own little bubble and something happens to someone around you that makes you realise you just can’t rely on certain things in life.

This week I am feeling thankful for many aspects of my life when others around me have received bad news or a shock. It has made me feel a little guilty about sharing good news, but also made me feel incredible lucky in many ways, so here is my round up of the week.

Fun at Home

Joe didn’t go back to School until Thursday this week, I am lucky that being part-time I was at home with him on Wednesday, we had a lovely chill morning. I caught up with some blogging after being away and he sat by me watching CBBC.

Out & About

Once we were ready and organised we went shopping for holiday essentials. Whilst out we stumbled upon an American Diner which reminded us of our favourite Johnny Rockets on board Royal Caribbean Ships.

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We just had to go in for lunch and had a lovely lunch chatting about all the things we were excited about this year. Eds Diner also had the old style tabletop jukeboxes, so we got some change and Joe had such a great time choosing Elvis tracks. It was so lovely as every time a song came on that he chose his little face beamed.

Time for Me

I haven’t had any time for me at all this week, in fact as I write I haven’t even had time for housework yet, which I plan to do today, so I am mega behind. But I have had something lovely happen to me. On Wednesday night I got a phone call from the lovely Karen at Mini Travellers to tell me I had been announced as a finalist for the Tots 100 Mad Awards.

Arghhh I never expected that, I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how I feel so lucky for the love and luck that has come way in blogging, and this is another lovely thing to be so thankful for. I read last week there had been over 154,000 nominations so it never entered my head there was ever a chance. So if you voted for me thank you so so much mwah xx

MAD Blog Awards UK 2015

My Happiest Moment

This is a weird one because an awful experience turned into my happiest moment, yesterday I had just settled down to write a post before catching up on housework when I got a phone-call from school to say Joe had fallen on climbing frame at school and could I come to collect him. Now Joe is always bumping himself so I thought it odd that they had asked me to collect him.

They sounded calm enough so I didn’t panic just grabbed my bag and set of to school to collect him, I knew something want right when I saw the head teachers face. Then I saw Joe and omg his head was completely swollen on one side, his eye swollen and closed and going black rapidly, he looked disfigured, it was so bad it make me feel sick.

So off we trotted to the hospital, poor Joe holding an ice pack on his eye. He had fallen and landed on a piece of wood so his eye area had taken the impact. After several long hours at the hospital, an X-ray of his skull and lot of tests to his eye which they had to hold open to test ( I nearly fainted) we were told the wonderful news that the hospital were happy that his eye and skull were not damaged.

My poor boy was so so brave, we are so lucky his eye is ok; I could see the concern and the relief of the doctor who was amazing with him. It’s awful that these freak things happen in life but I am so thankful the damage is not lasting. A lot of the swelling has now gone down and he is left with a very black, very swollen closed eye, but at least this will repair.  So my happiest moment is knowing Joe’s eye sight will be ok, trust me we are very lucky.

We were meant to be visiting the Nottingham Belfry Q Hotel this week, but as always the lovely Jemma and Amy at Q were so lovely and supportive and sorted it all out for us, thank you lovely ladies.

Next Week I Would Like To

I have an exciting week next week, I am waiting for some news on a very exciting blog development eeek so fingers crossed there, and I have a very exciting travel event next week with the lovely people form Trips100. I am so excited about my first ever travel event.

My Work Of The Week

I know I had thankful last week, but I have to use it again because this week I have so many things to be thankful for.

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28 Comments

  1. 6th June 2015 / 10:40 am

    The phonecall from school and seeing your boy all bruised must’ve been just awful, and then waiting for all of the Xrays and results – I can’t imagine what both of you must’ve been going through. I’m so glad that he’s ok.
    Congratulations on reaching the finals of the MADS!
    Thankful is a very apt word for you this week. I hope Joe’s injuries heal soon
    x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      6th June 2015 / 9:36 pm

      Ah thank you for your lovely comment, at the moment he is talking my ears off so is on the mend ha ha x

  2. 6th June 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Thankful is a very good word for your week – what a scary moment for you and I am so glad that Joe was okay and hope that the bruising heals very soon. A huge well done to you on making the MADs finals – wishing you all the best of luck.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      6th June 2015 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks Louise, I am still in shock and as for poor Joe he is very bruised but the swelling is starting to go down x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      6th June 2015 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks Debbie yes it was but thankfully the swelling is going down now a little xx

  3. 6th June 2015 / 9:03 pm

    Gosh Sarah just catching up on your week. Poor Joe. It must have been awful seeing him like that and thankfully he is going to be ok. It must have been the week as Morgan fainted in school on Tuesday. SO pleased for you becoming a finalist in the MADS. You so deserve to be there Sarah. Sounds as if you have another busy and exciting week ahead x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      6th June 2015 / 9:43 pm

      On no I hope Morgan is ok, there must be something in the air bless, ah thank you Tracey what a lovely thing to say xx

  4. 7th June 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Sounds like the perfect word for you this week, I am so pleased for you all that Joe is OK as it sounds like it could have been so much worse. And well done on the MADs, too! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x (would you mind popping my badge on, too, pretty please? x)

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th June 2015 / 10:00 pm

      Oh so sorry did I forget off to do now, and thank you x

  5. 8th June 2015 / 2:26 am

    Oh my gosh what a scare for a mommy! So glad to hear that your son is ok and sounds like he was quite the trooper through it all. I hope your blogging opportunity works out and that you find many thankful things this week. 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th June 2015 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you Trista, yes he was very very brave we are so proud of how he dealt with it bless him x

  6. 8th June 2015 / 5:33 am

    The accident is so scary! I am so glad that he is okay! Congrats on the MAD blog awards. #wotw

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th June 2015 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks Merlinda, yes he is just very bruised now but on the mend x

  7. 8th June 2015 / 1:41 pm

    Poor Joe. Hope he is OK now and recovered well. Bless him. WOW! What a blog week. The MADS is great news and so well deserved. You’re flying lady! Good luck and I’ll be wishing you all the success – you deserve it xxxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th June 2015 / 9:20 pm

      Ah thank you beautiful Lady you are a good friend, and yes Joe is on the mend and feeling proud of his bruises now bless him x

  8. 8th June 2015 / 6:46 pm

    That must have been scary – so glad he’s okay 😀 and massive congratulations on being a MADs finalist – really happy for you, you have an amazing blog – a true inspiration to all us newbies xx #HappyDays

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th June 2015 / 9:24 pm

      Thank you, yes he is thank goodness, and has grown quite proud of his bruises ha ha x

  9. 8th June 2015 / 10:18 pm

    Goodness, reading about poor Joe makes me feel sick. I can’t imagine how you felt. Thankful is definitely a fitting word AND I am so excited that you are a finalist. SO EXCITED… and so very proud! You are awesome lady xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th June 2015 / 11:11 pm

      Aw thanks Maria, that means so much and yes it was very scary with Joe, he is still bruised but on the mend x

  10. 10th June 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Sounds like a great week except what happened to Joe but so glad he’s okay now xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th June 2015 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks Amy and yes he is looking so much better a little Panda like but on the mend x

  11. 12th June 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Oooh I want to know what your blog development is Sarah!! You can’t leave me hanging like that!!!! So glad Joe is ok, what a worry. Thank you for joining in with #HappyDaysLinky x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th June 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks Katy yes it was a huge worry, his eye is still black but looking better x

  12. 13th June 2015 / 7:25 pm

    Poor Joe! I can’t imagine what you must have felt when you saw him. I am so pleased that he is okay and that he hasn’t permanently damaged anything. That is definitely something to be thankful for. And a massive congratulations about the MADs award lovely. I am so thrilled for you. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      13th June 2015 / 10:11 pm

      Oh Lucy it was awfu I felt sick looking at it, but thankfully he is on the mend, and thank you lovely i am so pleased to get to the final of the MADs, its a a real honour x

  13. 16th June 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Oh hunny glad Joe is ok and bless you never good to get a call. Always panics me too. Huge huge congratulations for the MAD I can’t wait to go this year too. It’s going to be so much fun. Be great to see you darling. Best of luck. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. Hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th June 2015 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks Jenny, congratulations to you too lovely lady, and yes I am so excited I have no idea what to expect but with all the lovely people that are going I know it will be amazing x

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