Oh my, oh my what a week I have had. Life is all about chasing adventure isn’t it? I have said this before but I want to sit in my rocking chair and say well that was fun. Not, I wish.
As a parent this means trying to do the fun things, like chase ice cream vans when we hear the noise in the distance (I am yet to do this, but its on the list) Taking the time for the boys when they are at home, work can always wait they grow up so quick. (Although sometimes I have to remind myself of this rule)
As for family and friends it’s about never being to busy for them, always having time for that phone call, or making time to get together, life is short and should be lived for today.
I wasted to many years giving my life to a career that ultimately never had any intention of giving anything back but money. But was more that happy to take me from my family in the form of open evenings and even worse open Saturdays. With no appreciation of thanks, just pressure.
Now I work from home and go on a new adventure every day. Sometimes I may be away, but its fun. And the boys all happily plan a boys weekend full of wall-to-wall sport so they are happy.
And part of that is sharing my loves and likes from my week, a great way to save those memories and share my inspirations as a mum adapting to life with teens. My little loves from the week are ?
New Friends and Lovely Memories
I have to admit I had a preconceived idea of what Lanzarote would be like, but you know what? I am sure those areas exist, they are everywhere, but if you love exploring, fine dining and beautiful hotels then Lanzarote has it in abundance. So much so I want to take Chris and the boys to see exactly what I loved about the area. Including the incredible food, super cool hotels and UNESCO sites. The Volcanos were truly beautiful. And I overcome a fear and rode that camel.
I finished Sweet Little Lies, even though I found it hard to get into I loved it, the story had a thought-provoking ending which was dark and sad to think that these things happen in life.
I have just started reading, A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman. It’s one of those books that engages you from the outset. At the moment it seems to be a series of unconnected characters, but I am excited to see how the book develops.
I haven’t watched much at all this week! Apart from lots of Cricut tutorials, I have a Cricut machine on the way. And I can’t even describe how excited I am about this pending arrival. Before blogging I spent my spare time scrapbooking and crafting. But when we moved into our little country home and I started the blog I had neither the time no the space.
One thing that is key in the search for our new home is a dedicated office. And I plan to do more crafting on my blog. And I CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED, ARGHHHHH! I am so creative; you know that mum at school that could whip up a nativity costume in no time! So I have no idea why I have never blogged about craft, but watch this space.
I managed to listen to a tiny bit of the radio 2 interviews with George Michael, what I heard was incredible. And had fully intended to listen to them all on catch up, but they are not available waaaahhhh. I am so disappointed, as I loved the man! I am so sad he is no longer here; he was my hero when I was 13/14/15 such a talent and beautiful soul. Its breaks my heart to hear how troubled he was.
Woohoooo my sandals! That has to be my footwear of choice, so getting the chance to paint my toenails and wear pretty sandals in the winter is such a huge treat.
Hello toes I have missed you, 💗 I can’t describe how amazing it was to get a much needed injection of sun shine last week. In fact I may just take Chris and the boys next year. They would love it and winter doesn’t feel half as harsh after a little sunshine fix. Oh and all the 💗💗💗 for this gorgeous rug from our hotel ☀️☀️
This weekend I am off to Manchester with the Girls for a day of Christmas Markets and cocktails. Arghh I am so excited as we didn’t get to do it last year. This trip is a huge celebration of one of my besties and how she has fought the year from hell and come thorough it. In the meantime the Christie boys are off to watch a football match.
And then on Sunday we will enjoy a family chill out day and roast lamb dinner, one of my favourite sort of days.
Have a fab week whatever you are up too?