My Weekly Round Up And Catching Up

This week has been all about catching up, you know the feeling returning form a holiday and having a mountain of washing to do. Dozens of emails to reply to, tons of posts to write and photos to edit. A great place to be in, but wow working from home with kids is hard. I found myself getting up early to make the most of the peace, make myself breakfast and work while they were asleep. It did work quite well, and meant I had the rest of the day free for them.

My Weekly Round Up Catching Up

And check out my gorgeous new coaster from Coconut Grass its such a unique online shop I love it. I also have a W for wine!

My Weekly Round Up , Catching Up

My Weekly Round Up , Catching Up

My Weekly Round Up , Catching Up

Joe and I have had some wonderful afternoons, this week as a result, there has been the odd day I have had to work on longer, but it’s not easy with Joe constantly chatting.

We tried out my gorgeous new mixer and baked cupcakes, and they were delicious and so light and fluffy, I can’t believe the difference using a full powered mixer has made to the consistency of my cup cakes, they were delicious, I will share a recipe next week, but I just love it.

My Weekly Round Up , Catching Up

My Weekly Round Up , Catching Up

And hasn’t this weather been just beautiful, Joe and I have spent hours in the garden, he is a real outdoors kid and as soon as the sun is shining, spends hours outside climbing and playing football.  We also fit in a few long walks in he field with Toby and walks to the ice cream shop, which are a must on a hot sunny day.

My Weekly Round Up , Catching Up

My Weekly Round Up , Catching Up

Last week my photo challenge was my everyday routine. I don’t think I have set the world on fire with my pics, but they do reflect our week really well. I suppose it’s what I do on Instagram all the time, but has made me more aware of my surroundings. I think the more aware of photography you become the fussier you become about your photos grrr. I am so aware now that I don’t always get it right, was it better when I was blissfully unaware?

My challenge for next week is feet, I am fascinated by feet photos so this week I am going to try to reflect our personalities through our feet. God only knows how this will go, wish me luck.

I also caught this gorgeous sunset, which is not strictly part of my routine, but how stunning is it? And as it made me stop what I was doing and run for a camera I decided it sort of qualified.

My Weekly Round Up , Catching Up

And lastly, I was so pleased, well a little more than pleased arghhh, to find out my blog has made it to the final of the MAD blog awards in the School Days category.

I am so thrilled. Getting to the final feels like such an achievement so I am feeling a bit giddy about it, but there are some amazing blogs in my category, all worthy winners.  So it is all down to the public vote now and what will be will be, but I am so looking forward to the award ceremony later in the year and celebrating with all of them.

20 Comments

  1. 23rd April 2016 / 11:45 am

    I hate playing catch up after a holiday, we just moved house and I’m so behind. I think I might need to try your trick of getting up early to get things done without any distractions

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd April 2016 / 9:40 pm

      I know Sarah me too, but getting up early has helped thank goodness, I am looking forward to next week and a little organisation x

  2. 23rd April 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Massive congrats on the MADS !!! The cupcakes look yummy and what beUtiful dafs. Your photos are fabulous.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd April 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks Catie I am over the mood about the MADS and they were so tasty, thank you so much, have a lovely week x

  3. 23rd April 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Ah yes, the post holiday catch up! Sounds like you’ve had a good week, though. Those cupcakes look lovely, maybe I need to get a mixer, too – will look out for your review. And congratulations! Well-deserved 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd April 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Yes its been a fab weeks thanks Jocelyn and wow I love the more it is gorgeous so stylish, and thank you so much x

  4. 23rd April 2016 / 5:55 pm

    I am guessing the boys have still been off this week. My 2 went back on Monday and on Wednesday I swear I ironed for most of the day, catching up from holiday. I am SO pleased you were nominated Sarah, and will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you on the night of the awards. Looking forward to your feet photographs lol xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd April 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Ah thank you Tracey, of course winning would be lovely but I am so happy to be in the final, and hoorah for the boys going back to school Monday x

  5. 24th April 2016 / 9:18 am

    We have the same sublect this week. Its so hard for me though as I cant catch up fast enough! Love your photos always and goodluck with the mad blod awards! #wotw

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      24th April 2016 / 10:44 am

      Ah thanks you Merlinda, I know sometimes catching up can really throw you cant it, thankfully I feel I am getting there a little now x

  6. 25th April 2016 / 1:05 am

    I know exactly what you mean about catching up – coming back from holiday there is always so much catching to do but it feels good once done!
    REALLY WELL DONE on reaching MAD blog finals…fingers crossed for you
    Love you photography too, the screaming yellow of daffs is one of my gorgeous colours in Spring
    #WoTW

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      25th April 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Ah thank you Tracey that means so much, yes I love spring colours so much today and thankfully I am finally feeling I am getting a bit organised x

  7. 26th April 2016 / 10:36 am

    Lovely splash of daffodil colour drew me into the post. Even in spite of pain after daffodils ate almost my entire bed of the beauties. 🙁

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      26th April 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you, I love daffs our in the garden have been eaten, I seriously hate slugs !

  8. 26th April 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Enjoy all the washing! And congrats on the MADS so exciting 🙂 xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      26th April 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Ah thank you I know I am so excited and so glad you will be there to celebrate with me x

  9. 29th April 2016 / 9:43 pm

    No wonder you have made it to photography in BiBs Sarah – honestly I look forward to your pictures every single week! Thank you so much for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      30th April 2016 / 7:50 pm

      Ah thank you so much Kate, that is a lovely thing to say xxx

  10. 29th April 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Huge congratulations on being a finalist, very well deserved and I am thrilled for you! I love your everyday photos – but then again, I always love all of your photos! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      30th April 2016 / 7:51 pm

      Ah thank you Sian, I am still in shock but over the moon x

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