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My Weekly Round Up, Fun And Pub Walks

Hello and what a gorgeous Friday it is, I hope you have such glorious weather where you are too?

It looks like we are in for a week of so of sunshine and the heat-wave is back. Doesn’t it make everyone feel so much better?

Last weekend we took part in the Pendle Pub Walk

I took hardly any pictures, but had a wonderful day walking 10 miles between country pubs with great friends. Despite a few downpours the weather was quite kind to say the forecast was pretty horrific. It was in aid of our local hospice which is such a wonderful cause. I love the sense of community you feel on days like this.

And because we hadn’t walked enough we went for a country walk and enjoyed a family day on Father’s Day.

A river in Lancashire www.extraordinarychaos.com

Lancashire Countryside www.extraordinarychaos.com

This week seem’s to have flown

It’s been a busy and fun week. We had a meeting at Joe’s new school with his pastoral head of year and we both came away feeling so excited. The new school is so positive. We have also been buying uniform, which all feels very exciting. I feel like we can rewrite history and bury the memories of the last year finally.

Although I still want answers and that I will not drop!  I am trying to work out how to use those answers to stop other families going through this. I suppose in many ways I should just walk away, however the fact that almost everybody that goes through this does just that (and I fully understand why) means the issues of schools burying bullying incidents will continue. It needs to stop.


On Wednesday we went into Manchester for dinner at Harvey Nick’s (More on that next week, but omg it was soooo good) and to watch David Walliam’s, Awful Aunty at the Opera House. The play was a lovely heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty and Dinner was amazing.

I love being near to Manchester there is so much to do and being a lover of the theatre its great to be able to nip in and out when there is something great showing.

Dessert at Harvey Nick's Manchester

A Trip to The Theatre to see Awful Auty


My new swimming costume arrived, I might have mentioned last week I had a few on order. And this weeks suit is a shocking pink Miracle Suit from UK Swimwear. I have had a miracle suit before but I wasn’t keen on the colour so didn’t keep it long! I know epic mistake.

But this hot pink bandeau style is totally my style and colour and as it is tummy control swimwear it looks amazing on and even better feels great.

Miracle Suit in Hot Pink www.extraordinarychaos.com

I can’t believe the difference having great fitting swimwear makes to your confidence. I am building up quite a collection but its great to have swimwear for all occasions. I.e. serious swimming, sunbathing and beach yoga. So roll on the holidays and long lazy beach days, I cannot wait!

I am so excited to also be able to offer 1 reader a chance to win £100 to spend at UK Swimwear on a swimsuit of their choice. Just enter via the rafflecopter and best of luck.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


As Joe and I have a little time to indulge in creativity, he has been working on his photography again. Yesterday we went for a country walk and he took charge of the camera, which I have to say, felt a little odd.

We have also ordered a lens ball for him to use which is he is so excited about. I have to admit Charly  took one on our trip to Puy Du Fou last week and it looked fab. So I am dying to have a go myself, we have big plans for the Caribbean sunsets.


Lancashire Country Walk www.extraordinarychoas.com

The Week Ahead

This weekend is jam-packed with seeing family and friends and with the promise of sunshine it will be a fab weekend.

And next week I am off to see Legally Blonde at the Palace Theatre and pre theatre drinks with one of my closest friends. I haven’t seen the film but have an idea of the story so am so excited.

Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to and I hope the sun shines where you are?

A Quick Catch Up, My Weekly Round Up



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  1. nicola rupawala
    22nd June 2018 / 11:39 am

    I love the Pour Moi Barracuda Underwired Halter Swimsuit

  2. Peter Watson
    22nd June 2018 / 12:45 pm

    The Anita Comfort Florintina Swimsuit is my pick

  3. Sadiyya Maryam
    22nd June 2018 / 1:08 pm

    I love the Gottex Profile Allure High Neck Swimsuit especially because it looks so stylish and still has tummy control!

  4. Tracy Nixon
    22nd June 2018 / 1:36 pm

    I’d choose the Gottex Cosmic Petals Halter Cut Out Swimsuit! Thank you x

  5. Annabel Greaves
    22nd June 2018 / 1:51 pm

    I love the Speedo Sculpture Auragleam swinsuit

  6. Angela Treadway
    22nd June 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Pour Moi Barracuda Underwired Halter Swimsuit x

  7. 22nd June 2018 / 2:17 pm

    I’m so pleased the meeting at the new school went well and you’re both really happy with it. I can see why people do just let issues drop so they can move on, but you’re right in saying that then things don’t change so I do hope you manage to make a difference for other kids in the future. Enjoy your busy week ahead – Legally Blonde is one of my all-time fave feel-good films, have fun! x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  8. 22nd June 2018 / 3:16 pm

    It’s good to hear that Joe has a new school. I don’t know what to do about my Joe’s school (yes, my Little Man is called Joe too 🙂 ) I have put in a complaint which they have counteracted. I have reported what happened to the Education Authority, but not heard anything back yet. So many people have taken their children away from the school, I think the main problem is they spend more time helping the kids who bully, trying to make them better, without giving enough time looking after the ones bullied. They blamed my boy for attracting the bullies with his behaviour, rather than punishing the bullies. It’s all backwards to me and all the time the good kids are leaving and the naughty ones still have their place.
    Anyway, I’ve entered your competition and I love the Miraclesuit Temptress Mandala suit. I can just see myself as a temptress, hahaha, well maybe 30 yrs ago.

  9. Susan Smith
    22nd June 2018 / 3:35 pm

    So many beautiful swimsuits was hard to choose, but I did like the Gorttex Profile Origami Halter swimsuit the best

  10. Kim Neville
    22nd June 2018 / 6:53 pm

    I like the Moontide Contours Twist Swimsuit

  11. Sara T
    22nd June 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Moontide contour twist looks super flattering!

  12. Katie
    22nd June 2018 / 9:59 pm

    I really like the Bahama Embellished White Bikini but it’s over £100 so I’d need to choose again!

  13. Sarah Roberts
    22nd June 2018 / 10:57 pm

    l adore the Pour Moi Sunkissed Control Swimsuit. So many gorgeous swimsuits though completely spoilt for choice.

  14. Margaret Clarkson
    23rd June 2018 / 12:14 am

    I would choose Gottex Profile Origami Halter Swimsuit, although it is a hard choice as there are so many lovely costumes.

  15. Angie McDonald
    23rd June 2018 / 12:44 am

    I’d choose the Speedo Sculpture Vivapool Swimsuit! I love how vibrant the colours are!

  16. jo louise ogden
    23rd June 2018 / 6:58 am

    Gottex Embrace Bandeau Swimsuit this is lovely and great for sunbathing in as n strap marks

  17. Helen
    23rd June 2018 / 7:08 am

    I love the Anita comfort Gisela swimsuit or any speedo control number ?

  18. Helen Best
    23rd June 2018 / 7:37 am

    I love the Elomi Essential Gathered Swimwear it’s perfect for the fuller figure

  19. Suzanne
    23rd June 2018 / 12:42 pm

    I love the Anita Comfort Gizella Swimsuit.

  20. Chantelle Binge
    23rd June 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I really like the Moontide Contours Twist Swimsuit x

  21. Maria blythin
    23rd June 2018 / 2:38 pm

    i love the anita comfort gizella swimsuit best but they are all stunning x

  22. Susan B
    23rd June 2018 / 5:11 pm

    The Gottex Hawaii Square Neck Swimsuit which is so lovely that I would pay the difference.

  23. Leila Benhamida
    23rd June 2018 / 6:01 pm

    I will put the voucher towards the Gottex Profile Java Skirted Swimsuit.

  24. Iona Cornish
    23rd June 2018 / 7:31 pm

    Love the Moontide Contours Twist Swimsuit

  25. Ruth Harwood
    24th June 2018 / 9:45 am

    Love the Seaspray Aura Stone Side Buckle Strap Swimsuit – I liked another one, but it was a round the neck fastening and I can’t wear those, but so lucky this is the same but shoulder straps, meaning my dream may come true lol!!

  26. Claire Woods
    24th June 2018 / 10:42 am

    Pour Moi Atlas Control Swimsuit

  27. Michelle Smith
    24th June 2018 / 10:54 am

    I love the miracle suit Purr Fection crossover swimsuit

  28. Fay
    24th June 2018 / 12:45 pm

    I would choose the Amoressa Laura Mars Faye Swimsuit…. its named after me! 😉

  29. 24th June 2018 / 1:00 pm

    It’s great to hear you sounding so positive about the new school, I hope Joe will be very happy there. Manchester is great for shows and food isn’t it, I can’t wait to see your Harvey Nicks dinner review. Hope you’ve had a fab weekend x

  30. Alica
    24th June 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I really like the Pour Moi Rouched V Neck Control Swimsuit 🙂

  31. olivia Kirby
    24th June 2018 / 2:31 pm

    I absolutely love this Anita Comfort Florintina Swimsuit, gorgeous! I would choose that if my size is in stock!

  32. Jules Eley
    24th June 2018 / 3:06 pm

    I would choose the Anita Comfort Florintina Swimsuit.. it looks stunning.

  33. ElizM
    24th June 2018 / 3:38 pm

    I’d choose the speedo sculpture rubygem swimsuit

  34. Joanne Darnell
    24th June 2018 / 4:25 pm

    love the Anita comfort florintina swimsuit

  35. Sally Collingwood
    24th June 2018 / 4:41 pm

    So much to choose from but I like Pour Moi High Line Control Swimsuit the best

  36. Carol Thomas
    25th June 2018 / 5:52 am

    I ??? the Gottex Profile Java Cross Back Swimsuit in pibk please

  37. Jane Willis
    25th June 2018 / 1:08 pm

    I would choose Seaspray Aura Teal Side Buckle Strap Swimsuit

  38. Lorna Ledger
    25th June 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Pour Moi Blue Flowers Control Swimsuit so pretty !

  39. lorraine kirk
    25th June 2018 / 2:55 pm

    I would buy the Speedo energyflow swimsuit or the Acqua & Sale Exotic swimsuit 🙂

  40. Isabel O
    25th June 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I think I would probably choose the Pour Moi Heatwave Control Swimsuit. 🙂

  41. Tracy Hanley
    25th June 2018 / 7:39 pm

    I love the Seaspray Cassiopeia Panel Front Bandeau Swimsuit

  42. charlotte
    25th June 2018 / 9:46 pm

    i love the Pour Moi High Line Control Swimsuit the best

  43. 25th June 2018 / 11:38 pm

    So glad the meeting with Joe’s new school went well. Love his big smile too bless him! Loving his photography. I’ve been informed I’m ordering my moody teen a lens ball, she’s seen Donna’s pics using one and has been badgering me for ages to get her one. Infact she’s dragging me out tomorrow to take photos – at least I won’t have to crowbar her out of bed for a change I guess! Have fun at Legally Blonde x

  44. john prendergast
    26th June 2018 / 11:13 pm

    my wife would choose the Dolores Cortes Aruba Swimsuit

  45. Jennifer Toal
    27th June 2018 / 7:41 am

    Speedo sculpture contour

  46. 28th June 2018 / 9:14 am

    Sounds like a lovely couple of long walks even if the weather wasn’t always so nice. Glad to hear that Joe’s new school sounds so good and I’m glad you’re still trying to get answers with regards to the bullying – it’s easier to walk away but not allowing the school to bury the issue will hopefully help prevent it happening to other children. Hope you enjoy seeing Legally Blonde this week 🙂 #WotW

  47. gemma hendry
    28th June 2018 / 4:20 pm

    i love the dolores cortes cuba swimsuit

  48. 28th June 2018 / 10:30 pm

    I’d choose the Seaspray Alina Raspberry Classic Draped Swimsuit

  49. Hayley Colburn
    28th June 2018 / 11:56 pm

    I really like the Moontide Above Board Square Neck Suit, would have to go for a one piece, I have gained so much weight since having the latest addition and would be really self conscious in a 2 piece now

  50. Beverley Cousins
    29th June 2018 / 9:08 am

    Love the Gottex Contour Reverie Bandeau Swimsuit

  51. Karen Worrall
    30th June 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Amoressa Mykonos Calypso swimsuit is my favourite! ?

  52. kayleigh Robinson
    30th June 2018 / 9:33 pm

    I’d chose “Pour Moi High Line Control Swimsuit” it’s absolutely gorgeous!

  53. Suzanne Gaulton
    1st July 2018 / 9:28 am

    The Gottex Contour Reverie Bandeau – it’s lovely!

    1st July 2018 / 6:41 pm

    The Liberti Calla Bandeau, too many to choose from

  55. Astrid C
    3rd July 2018 / 6:59 am

    pour moi barrcuda is gorgeous x

  56. Azra
    3rd July 2018 / 2:50 pm

    I love the Anita Comfort Jamina Swimsuit. I think black and white are timeless colours and the stripes will give the effect of curves, love it

  57. Eileen Tingle
    3rd July 2018 / 4:10 pm

    They’re all lovely but I think I like the Pour Moi Heatwave Control Swimsuit best.

  58. Carole Nott
    3rd July 2018 / 8:06 pm

    great choice – the Speedo Sculpture Contourluxe Swimsuit is ideal

  59. Isabell Whitenstall
    4th July 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I would choose the Gottex Maritime Bandeau Swimsuit, its beautiful

  60. Maureen M
    4th July 2018 / 10:37 pm

    Anita Comfort is lovely.

  61. Kate Davies
    4th July 2018 / 10:45 pm

    I’d choose the Miraclesuit Temptress Gulfstream Swimsuit.

  62. donna l jones
    5th July 2018 / 10:19 am

    Pour Moi Barracuda Underwired Halter Swimsuit

  63. Kelly Hanson
    5th July 2018 / 11:58 am

    I’d choose the Moontide Contours Twist Swimsuit, so my style!

  64. Laura Jones
    5th July 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Amoressa Mykonos Gaea Swimsuit

  65. Amanda Richardson
    5th July 2018 / 10:15 pm

    I’d choose the Speedo Sculpture Vivapool Swimsuit

  66. Katharine Phillips
    5th July 2018 / 11:52 pm

    The Amoresds Stella Cassiopeia in black, please.

  67. paula cheadle
    6th July 2018 / 12:22 am

    I love the Palm Beach Epithesen Castello Swimsuit

  68. Ann-Marie Doody
    6th July 2018 / 10:57 am

    Seaspray Ave Halter Plunge Swimsuit is gorgeous!

  69. Martha Chisholm
    6th July 2018 / 2:51 pm

    I’m quite tall so it’s great to see longer lengths swimsuits. I love the Seaspray Alina Gather Front Bandeau Swimsuit, stylish but still suitable for my more *cough mature shape. Love. them….

    6th July 2018 / 10:19 pm


  71. Niki Marie Wardle
    6th July 2018 / 10:46 pm

    Wow what a selection to choose from! I would love the Miraclesuit Lisa-Jane Swimsuit, if I was lucky enough to win

  72. sarah hutt
    7th July 2018 / 12:38 am

    I would choose the speedo sculpture rubygem swimsuit I love the blue/black colours and the patterns on it

  73. vera Bahounkova
    7th July 2018 / 7:01 am

    I love the Speedo Sculpture Vivapool Swimsuit

  74. Rachael Sexey
    7th July 2018 / 8:53 am

    The Speedo sculpture vivapool swimsuit ?

  75. Lauren Old
    7th July 2018 / 9:14 am

    Gottex Profile Sport moonstone high neck swimsuit

  76. jo liddement
    7th July 2018 / 10:02 am

    I would choose the Moontide Kenya Long Line Bikini….absolutely lovely design!

  77. Kirsty Fox
    7th July 2018 / 10:31 am

    Lots of gorgeous costumes to choose from but I really like the Pour Moi Rouched V Neck Control Swimsuit.

  78. Laura Pritchard
    7th July 2018 / 11:33 am

    I’d love the David Lady Club Navy Halterneck Tankini

  79. Emma Loftus
    7th July 2018 / 2:36 pm

    I’m after something flattering and bright or non drab whichever way you want to look at it! That’s why I’d pick the Pour Moi Blue Flowers Control Swimsuit. its stunning.

  80. Michael Knappett
    7th July 2018 / 2:41 pm

    My girlfriend would choose the Anita Comfort Gizella Swimsuit.

  81. Mandy Betts
    7th July 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Dolores Cortes Aruba Swimsuit

  82. Joanne Matthews
    7th July 2018 / 4:50 pm

    I love the Roidal Brasil Sari Ombre Bikini, would be stunning to wear on my honeymoon next month!

  83. Jen Jackson
    7th July 2018 / 6:12 pm

    The Anita comfort Gisela swimsuit would suit me i think

  84. Natalie Gillham
    7th July 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I’d choose the Amoressa Meridian Lyra Swimsuit

  85. Ellen Nixon
    7th July 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Amoressa Meridian Lyra Swimsuit

  86. janine atkin
    7th July 2018 / 8:20 pm

    id choose the Gottex Profile Allure Skirted Swimsuit

  87. Simone Griffin
    7th July 2018 / 9:36 pm

    I love the Dolores Cortes Cuba swimsuit x

  88. Nancy Bradford
    7th July 2018 / 10:10 pm

    I really love the Bahama Blue Lagoon Swim Dress x

  89. A.E. ADKINS
    8th July 2018 / 3:20 am

    I like the Dolores Cortes Cuba Swimsuit or any of the Speedos. I need a cossie designed for swimming in rather than sun worshipping.

  90. Adrian Bold
    8th July 2018 / 3:41 am

    This one… Gottex Embrace Bandeau Swimsuit

  91. Kimberley Grant
    8th July 2018 / 6:23 am

    I really love the Amoressa Hustle Margaux Swimsuit

  92. Anneka
    8th July 2018 / 6:56 am

    I’d pay a little extra for the Gottex Profile Monte Carlo High Neck Zip Swimsuit – this is just stunning and would make my confidence soar!

  93. lisa bell
    8th July 2018 / 8:24 am

    I love the Gottex Profile Tutti Frutti Cut Out Swimsuit

  94. Ann Skamarauskas
    8th July 2018 / 8:39 am

    I would choose the Anita Comfort Avelina Swimsuit

  95. Ann Skamarauskas
    8th July 2018 / 8:39 am

    I would choose the Anita Comfort Avelina Swimsuit

  96. Kay Broomfield
    8th July 2018 / 9:35 am

    I’ve just spent ages on the site – it’s so hard to choose! I think I’d go for the David Rangiroa Fosca Bikini!

  97. Kim Styles
    8th July 2018 / 9:48 am

    I would choose the Gottex Profile Casablanca Monochrome Swimsuit as it is not too revealing!

  98. Fiona Johnstone
    8th July 2018 / 10:55 am

    They have such a great range of swimwear. I would choose the Dolorus Cortes Aruba swimsuit. It’s so pretty.

  99. Karen Hughes
    8th July 2018 / 11:09 am

    I would choose the
    Dolores Cortes Bahamas Swimsuit
    It is so thing a little bit different

  100. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir
    8th July 2018 / 11:32 am

    The Anita Comfort Florintina Swimsuit would be my choice.

  101. Sandra Fortune
    8th July 2018 / 12:15 pm

    The Pour Moi Kissed Control Swimsuit

  102. Carol Boffey
    8th July 2018 / 1:30 pm

    lovely giveaway

  103. Jacqueline Roberts
    8th July 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Gottex Hawaii Square Neck Swimsuit is simply gorgeous

  104. Sam Parkes
    8th July 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Love the watercult island takes halterneck bikini

  105. Pauline Dring
    8th July 2018 / 2:32 pm

    Speedo Sculpture Rubygem

  106. Samantha Lee Ann Buntain
    8th July 2018 / 3:56 pm

    My favourite was definitely Miraclesuit Meshmerize New Revelations Swimsuit

  107. laura stewart
    8th July 2018 / 4:09 pm

    i like the Moontide Jacquard Stripe Zip Racer Back Suit

  108. Erica Field
    8th July 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Moontide contour twist ?

  109. R Amison
    8th July 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Moontide Contours design

  110. Tracey Mitchell
    8th July 2018 / 5:36 pm

    So many lovely ones but I do like the David Aquatic Irma one such lovely summer colours and so flattering.

  111. Ruth Wollerton
    8th July 2018 / 6:04 pm

    I would love to SWIM AWAY with the Amoressa Laura Mars Faye Swimsuit – it’s glamorous and gorgeous. Thanks for the chance xxx

  112. Lynn Neal
    8th July 2018 / 6:18 pm

    Speedo Sculpture Auragleam Swimsuit

  113. claire davey
    8th July 2018 / 6:45 pm

    wow what a fab range and really hard to choose but think have to be Zoggs Toggs Lava Beach Aquaback Swimsuit

  114. Carly Belsey
    8th July 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Amoressa Meridian Lyra Swimsuit is my favourite – gorgeous

  115. Deborah Clarke
    8th July 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Amoressa Stellar Cassiopeia Swimsuit is simply stunning. Thanks for the chance to be your lucky winner

    8th July 2018 / 8:31 pm

    This is the item i would pick and it is the Gottex Profile Java Cross Back Swimsuit Zoom in white

  117. Bethany Molyneux
    8th July 2018 / 8:41 pm

    I like the Gottex Profile Origami Halter Swimsuit the best!

  118. ribbons1978
    8th July 2018 / 9:06 pm

    Speedo Sculpture Vivapool Swimsuit would be my partners choice she loves colourful clothing being from Greece

  119. Gillian McClelland
    8th July 2018 / 9:16 pm

    I like the Acqua & Sale Exotic Round Neck Swimsuit

  120. Maria hackett
    8th July 2018 / 10:03 pm

    i love the Gottex Profile Allure Skirted Swimsuit.

  121. 8th July 2018 / 10:56 pm

    a toss up between two, but probably Seaspray Alina Draped High Back Swimsuit, unless I could get 2 cheaper ones with the voucher

  122. Tee Simpson
    8th July 2018 / 11:03 pm

    I would buy the Gottex Profile Allure Skirted Swimsuit

  123. Natalie Crossan
    8th July 2018 / 11:34 pm

    Seaspray Ave Halter Plunge Swimsuit is absolutely lovely

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