This week has been one of those weeks where I have kept my head down and worked.
With a little bit of swimming and yoga thrown in, obviously. It’s funny how part of my life yoga had become in such a short space of time. It’s incredible how chilled it can make you feel. Tension in my shoulders is a thing of the past. And in-between if I feel a little stressed or have energy to burn I swim and calm is restored to the world.
I have always swum. It was only when the boys made their appearance into the world, that time to indulge in such luxuries such as swimming became a thing of the past. However good news for all you mums out there with toddlers. Life gets so much easier the older your children get.
In fact I made a little YouTube video yesterday chatting about getting through the teen stage with Jack.
Its funny when I told Chris I had made it, he was a bit perturbed. Like I was saying Jack was off the rails. Well, it’s not that at all. Just that with teenagers, come certain changes, such as grunting, moodiness and indifference. I now know this will pass. It’s very much like the terrible twos times ten.
It will end, and will become a distant memory once Joe has gone through it, but maybe its inevitable. It is part of parenting and growing up as much as the terrible twos. Having said that I love being a mum, have loved every moments and every stage. Some being huge learning curves, some passing by completely painless. But you know what? I have friends that haven’t had that pleasure with their children; I am lucky to enjoy these stages. My children are here and healthy, for that I have so much to be thankful for, we are the lucky ones.
I have also been planning a few cheeky trips to London both with one of my besties so I know it will be fab.
What’s not to love, blogging events, afternoon teas, best friends and wine. I can’t wait, and am so glad the lovely Donna started blogging again as its something wonderful I can share with one of my faves. I am really hoping we can squeeze in a quick trip to the V&A the Pop Culture exhibition finishes soon and I so want to fit it in before its too late.
And lastly my gin of the week is Edgerton Pin Gin
This was a real surprise for me, as it didn’t taste at all how I expected. I don’t know what I expected pink to taste like, maybe over sweet? I am not quite sure. Anyhow Edgerton Pink Gin is delicious, with real flavours of citrus with a pomegranate undertone making it citrusy with a sweet kick that is so good. This is one of the more affordable gins I have tasted yet the quality and flavour would not indicate that at all.
Today I am off to IKEA to be a taxi for 3 teenagers. It seems my role is purely to drive them there and back. And whilst they shop for cool teen room accessories I am to meander the aisles waiting for them. Oh the joys, but better than the toddler days getting them round with a packet of raisins to keep then quiet ha ha.
Have a lovely week what ever you are up to.