I missed last weeks round-up. Mainly due to the fact that I was London bound and decided to have a chill weekend. Usually when I travel by train I work non-stop. However I decided to have a rest and make the most of my time in first class (I treated myself) I read my book for the whole journey. It was blooming lovely, such a treat.
The last 2 weeks have been mad, GCSE’s, I know I sound like a broken record, it’s incredible how they are so all-encompassing. But so far so good, all is calm and there are only 2 more to go. Then it’s prom! I felt so emotional when Jack tried on his prom suit. He looked so handsome and grown up, and it was something I was not ready for at all. I still remember his first day at school like it was yesterday.
Last week Joe and I head into Manchester to see Gangsta Granny it was wonderful, we loved the film and the show was just as good. It was tough as he was so frightened to go into Manchester. You know one of those moments as a parent where you feel you are encouraging your children to do something that terrifies them. Part of me felt awful but I knew it was a hurdle he had to get over.
We head to Artisan for dinner and he started to relax, by the time the show started he was fine. I am so glad I encouraged him to go. We don’t want the boys growing up in fear; it’s no way to live. And sometimes their minds just can’t process all these awful things that are happening. God knows it’s hard for us and we have the benefit of life experience to draw on. What makes me sad is that our boys have grown up loving cities and this awful current situation enabled fear to creep in for a while. As parents we owe it to our children to show them that love and acceptance prevails not fear.
I left with the same feeling that I felt after my first BritMums Live. My blog was only 2 months old back then and wow it blew my mind. I just knew from that moment that blogging was for me. And here I am 3 1/2 years later. Still so inspired by this amazing crazy, creative industry that makes me smile every single day. That has to be the best job in the world. I am so lucky. It’s not about the things, the opportunities, it’s about that excitement I feel every Monday morning, not everyone has that, do they?
My gin of the week is the amazing Poetic Licence, Northern Dry Gin.
I tried out their Strawberries and Cream version last weekend and wasn’t so sure, it was a little sweat for me. Saying that my friend Kelly LOVED it, it just goes to show it’s all down to taste. For me the Northern Dry Gin is a winner. The flavour combination is a bit mad with cardamom, coriander, juniper, lemon and lime. It is so spicy but refreshing and one to add to the cabinet.
And lastly after so much excitement I have another exciting week planned
Today we are off on a 10-mile charity pub walk through the Lancashire countryside. The sun is shining and it’s going to be hot. It’s a huge event in our little group of villages and people come from all the surrounding towns to take part too. It’s all in aid of the local hospice so a great cause and I love that the whole community gets involved. I am planning to share a little on my stories but forgive me if I stop after a couple of pubs. That’s never a good idea is it?
And then the lovely Karen and I are off to Greece, woohoooo. We are off the visit the new Sani Dunes Resort in Halkidiki, it is part of the Ikos group so I know it is going to be just incredible, that makes me all the more excited. Meaning next week will be all about beaches and hopefully hot hot sunshine. Have a lovely week whatever you are up too.