My Weekly Round Up, Exams

It’s hard to know where to start today. My heart is still filled with sadness. I am trying to make sense of all the tragedy and sadness around me in a week, that feels like it has all been a bad dream in many ways.

There are no words are there? How do you carry on as normal when such atrocities happen, how do you keep your children safe? And that awful fear that actually there is nothing you can do. But the relief that apart from all the horrendous grief it has caused, this cruel disgusting act has pulled people together in so many ways.

Last week started with the Blog On Blog Event. It was fab, my favourite so far. I picked up some great tips and inspiration and got to spend time with lots of lovely bloggers. Sometimes that is every bit as inspirational as we all have different ways of doing things. I love to listen to others and get hints and tips on what works for them.

The week  has been dominated by exams again. But you know what? The fact that it has dominated the week tells me Jack is making a real effort.

We are so proud of him. No matter what his results he has worked hard and done his best and that is all can ask.

This has been an exciting week on the blog front with my little She Shed Post going live. I loved being involved in the project it was so much fun to be part of. And has given me loads of ideas for when I build my very own She Shed in the garden.

The Perfect She Shed And Creating A Little Space For Me

And also being featured on the Walt Disney World website arghhh I am beside myself with excitement about it. I LOVE Disney, so it is such a honour. I have also been featured on the gorgeous Laura Ashley Blog with my tile up cycle.

My Weekly Round Up, Exams and Extraordinary Chos being featured on the Disney Website

My Weekly Round Up, Exams and Extraordinary Chos being featured on the Laura Ashley Blog

 

We have a jam-packed weekend planned with friends and family and are so looking forward to a chilled week. We did not book to go away this half term as I felt it would be to disruptive being in the middle of GCCEs. This is the first May in years we have been at home and not travelling, but I am sure we will make up for it.

I have a new gin, it is from the Winchester distillery and I have to say they have a few quite exciting gins.

I have been trying the Hampshire Fine Dry Gin which has lemony notes but a real sweet after taste. A real easy drinking gin. And check out their twitter comp to win a bottle and you need to do is RT my tweet to be in with a chance to win.

My Weekly Round Up Exams 1

Lastly, this week I got a new phone. Much to Jacks disgust I went for the iPhone SE. It looks the same as the iPhone 5 and does everything the 6s does but is cheaper. For me it was more about the data package, I have got a great deal with EU and 5 international countries included in my data package. Which is so much better when travelling.

And you know what? I love have a smaller phone it is sooooo much easier. Yesterday I thought I would give the camera a test and really pleased with the results. Ok not as great as my camera, but a reliable emergency option.

My Weekly Round Up Exams 1

My Weekly Round Up Exams 1
My Weekly Round Up Exams 1

My Weekly Round Up Exams 1

My Weekly Round Up Exams 1

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend, I hope this sun stays with us.

A Quick Catch Up, My Weekly Round Up

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18 Comments

  1. 27th May 2017 / 12:13 pm

    Hope exams are going well and hopefully they’ll soon be over. Was so lovely to see you last weekend and I just adore your she shed. What an amazing little place to go and work and chill out. Off to read the post about it!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th May 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Ah thanks Tas it was so lovely to spend time with you at the weekend, they seem to be going well so lets hope the result co ordinate with that x

  2. 27th May 2017 / 4:07 pm

    I’m glad the exams are going well, sounds like he’s working hard. I have just this afternoon read your Disney post, before seeing it here! Well done, that is fabulous! And now I want a She Shed…! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th May 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Ah thanks you I know I am thrilled being on the website I just love Disney I would visit every year if I could x

  3. 27th May 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Much love for the iPhone SE here too, I have had mine since last year and I adore it. Love that you have been featured on the WDW website and also Laura Ashley website too. Your deserve it Sarah. Sounds as if Jack is doing well with his exams. I can’t believe it will be us in another 12 months x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th May 2017 / 6:19 pm

      Isn’t it fab Tracey and the battery is so much better than my 6. I know its been a good blog week this week I am feeling very thankful x

  4. 27th May 2017 / 11:57 pm

    Ooh gin – that always perks me up! It’s been an awful week hasn’t it? So, so sad. Glad to hear that Jack is knuckling down to his exams. As you say, he can’t do any more than his best. Hope he does well and you stay sane in the process! X

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th May 2017 / 6:21 pm

      Yes so sad suzanne it just all feel like an awful dream that someone would do that to children ! And yes as long as he does his best we will be proud of him x

  5. 28th May 2017 / 9:12 am

    I have an iPhoneSE too and love it. The size was the biggest attraction for me – I didn’t want a bigger phone. Well done for being featured on the Walt Disney World website and on Laura Ashley too. Good luck to Jack with his exams. #WotW

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th May 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Ah thanks so much Louise I am thrilled, and very proud of Jack. And yes a smaller phone is so much easier x

  6. 28th May 2017 / 10:35 pm

    What a busy week for you. Hope Jack’s hard work pays off. Well done on the features and its always fun to get to know your new phone. Hope you enjoy your weekend too. #wotw

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      29th May 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks Cheryl yes I do too, fingers crossed. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend too x

  7. 29th May 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Hmmm a she shed sounds perfect! And good luck to Jack. #wotw

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th June 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Ah thanks Carol he is doing quite well with his revision so fingers crossed x

  8. 31st May 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Loving the look of the she shed it looks like a real craft haven. Lovely to see you being featured by big names too. #WotW

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th June 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Ah thanks so much Helena, I am so thrilled its been a fab week and yes it was the perfect little craft haven x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th June 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Ah thanks so much Lisa thats lovely xxxx

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