I didn’t write a round-up last week. It had been one of those weeks that had been all about catching up and doing jobs, not the most exciting of weeks, but all the same, essential.
In all honesty I have felt more stressed than I had felt in years. Last week was High School decision time, and when we went through this with Jack he was allocated a School you would not send your worse enemy too. My fear that it would happen again with Joe was immense. This morning I started writing about how I felt and before I knew it had filled a full post. So I have saved that for another day. But thankfully this time we are happy. The relief I am currently feeling is unbelievable. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my mind.
Last week we had a wonderful time catching up with good friends and their families. The house was manic all weekend but filled with smiles and laughter. Chris and I also got the chance to go out for dinner alone. Something we haven’t done for so so long. Life is so busy. It left me thinking why don’t we find time more often, we used too!! Luckily enough Joe is away with School for a week soon. So I have decided we will go away and make the most of child free time. I am thinking somewhere with a spa and gorgeous cocktails is on the menu.
On Tuesday I head down to London for a wonderful day with the lovely Donna and a baking event.
We had a trip up the Shard and afternoon tea with bottomless Champagne at the Sofitel St James. I cant wait to share more about that next week. We spent hours wandering round London taking photos and mostly chatting. We have been friends for over 20 years now, and always have fab adventures. This one did not disappoint. There is a vlog over on my YouTube channel of us living it up in London if you fancy a peek.
Wednesday I attended a bake-off competition with some other lovely bloggers, it was a real challenge but so much fun. And have you ever tried to carry a cake from London to Lancashire by train? I do love a cooking challenge, in my mind I am some sort of domestic goddess, but the reality is very different ha ha.
The week ahead will be filled with of lots catching up, investigating school busses and lots of photograph taking. And thankfully being able to breathe, well for a short while anyway. We still have the dreaded GCSE revision. But have left the calendar free this weekend, well free apart from all the boys’ activities! So hope for a little chill time after a truly manic week.
Have a lovely weekend whatever you are up too?