Hello happy Friday, a not so sunny one but the week ahead has promise. Its been a manic week here, you know one of those weeks where it feels like last Friday was only 2 days ago. And I have so many to do lists running round my brain. It’s times like this I really should write things down, i’m sure it would give me a bit more brain space.
But it has been crazy! So here is what I have been up too in this last blink and you will miss it week.
Joe Being Ill AGAIN!
This week has seen poor Joe getting another ear infection, or not fully getting over the last one, i’m not sure which. But he looks like he’s in agony when it strikes. It makes me so anxious keeping him off school, its a tough decision. But you know when your children are in pain don’t you? Thankfully the doctor has given him different antibiotics, so hopefully this lot should get rid of it. I so don’t want to go away and leave him feeling under the weather.
Jack Going To A Festival
Arghh the stress of it! Jack has set off today with all of his friends to go to a festival. Honestly I could weep. I know he is nearly 19 but I don’t think I was ever ready for our boys growing up and becoming independent.
A lot of the worry lies around his sugar level, he has lived with diabetes for 8 years now and I just have to trust he knows what he is doing. But that really is easier said than done. As it’s 8 years since diagnosis I wrote a post about it this week. Seeing parents deal with new diagnosis is so hard so I wanted to share something to help them.
Afternoon Tea At The Montcalm At Marble Arch
Lat weekend I nipped to London to meet up with my good blogging pal Karen and spend a day eating food and drinking fizz. We booked afternoon tea at the Montcalm Marble Arch which was gifted via Buy A Gift. If you haven’t used Buy A Gift vouches they are fantastic as they can last for up to a year. Mine almost ran out but thankfully you are able to extend them.
We chose wrong as the service was not great, I have eaten the the Montcalm in Shoreditch before now which was incredible. Which made Marble Arch a real disappointment, the food was nice but the service was sloppy and indifferent. But the main thing was catching up and having a natter.
A Wander Around Paddington
We had also booked to stay at the Novotel, totally the right choice. Novotel is a hotel group we trust as a family. Its always our first choice pre cruise in Southampton. And the Novotel Barcelona is incredible with its swanky rooftop bar.
Paddington is not an area I have explored before and we had a wonderful time drinking cocktails on the pretty canal barges in Little Italy. It really is an area worth checking out.
Morning Cakes And Fizz With Mark Warner
Monday morning we nipped over to Chelsea to the new Peggy Porschen’s, my favourite cake shop in London. Omg I love their cakes and the whole vibe of the shops is just amazing. We spend a blissful couple of hours eating cake, catching up and sipping fizz courtesy of the lovely people at Mark Warner. We had a wonderful year being ambassadors and it was great to catch up with fellow MW Mums.
It was wonderful to meet up with some of my blogging faves, girls I have been friends with since day one. And also meet some new lovely ladies I have never met before.
I was gifted these gorgeous flip flops and toiletries bag for my cruise from the lovely people at Y Not Fashion. And I adore the designs of all their cosmentic bags the are so colourful and stylish and perfect for travelling.
Another favourite discovery is packing cubes, omg they are life changing when it comes to packing, I need to share a post on them as I have fit so much into my little packing cubes and they will be so easy to unpack at the other end.
And Next Week?
Erm, I haven’t mentioned this much but I am going on a River Cruise arghhh! We are almost organised, its actually harder going away without your kids! Who would have thought?
But we also have to organise the boys for the week ahead too which is no mean feat. Joe will be staying with Grandma and Grandad so will be totally spoilt and Jack has friends staying over, so is in charge on the home front. However we have still had to organise a full weeks shop for him!
I will catch up next Friday from Bratislava to share what our week has been like on the River. Have an amazing week whatever you have planned.