My Weekly Round Up, A Crazy Week


How is it the weekend? It seems like 2 minutes ago that I was sat here typing my last round-up, the bit in-between still feels like a crazy blur. This week I achieved nothing, apart from having fun. Which is all good right? I mean sometimes you just need to break the mould for a while and that is exactly what I have been doing.

Its been odd being away from the boys for 4 nights, ok I know have done that before, but because I have packed so much into the last week it felt like I have been away for so much longer. So what have I been up to this week?

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Meeting Friends In London 

We started our week by heading down to London to meet with friends. Of all the days to pick to meet friends in London we choose the day of yet another Brexit march! However we managed to avoid the crowds and spent an afternoon wandering Mayfair and Soho, stopping for drinks and eating food. You know one of those afternoons that are chilled, you laugh loads, probably drink too much wine and just enjoy being with friends.

Ice Bar In London


We did manage to check out the Ice Bar on Heddon Street, if you haven’t been check it out. It’s currently themed as London Land and its fabulous with a taxi and many other London related sculptures. It’s crazy that if you turned the temperature up it would just be an empty room.

Time With Chris In London 

Sunday Chris and I spent the day exploring the South Bank. We walked miles, checked out the Tate Modern, stopped in little courtyards for glasses of wine and just soaked in the atmosphere of London on a sunny day and then head to the Kings Road for drinks and dinner.

We also spent a little time checking out street art, omg have you ever been to Leake Street? I love how there are lots of spaces popping up in London for young people to be creative and express themselves. Leake Street really has to be seen to be believed, it’s full of street art, which totally blew my mind.

Street Art In London

London South Bank

St pauls London

Catching Up With Donna 

I spend a couple of days with my lovely pal Donna and her crazy family. We did have an event to attend, but decided our time would be better spent working and sharing good blogging practice (we probably do this every day over face time) however we took the chance to cook food, work on a little food photography and some posts for Cruising With Kids. And may also have drunk a little pink fizz too! We have been friends for so long we just get into a comfortable groove of working.

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Easy Midweek Lunches

The Cricut Crafternoon Tea

Wednesday I spent the day crafting with some incredible crafters and the Cricut Team, I can’t tell you how much I love days like this. Crafting has always been my hobby, I am one of those people with a creative mind. Everything I look at, I try to work out how I can make it myself! And my Cricut enable me to do that, however what I love is that you don’t need to be creative to use a Cricut. I spent the day showing people how Cricut works, inspiring others to be creative.

Cricut Maker

I was in my element, it was also incredible to get ideas of others too. And came home full of ideas of things I want to make and create.

In fact I created this cushion yesterday, this was a design out of the Cricut Design Space, so all I needed to do was choose my vinyl, send it to cut, weed the design and iron it onto my cushion. OMG how amazing is it? And zero creativity needed.

Elephant Cushion made with Cricut Maker

Coming Home To My Boys 

As much I have loved every second of the last week, its incredible to get back home and see my little crazy family. Life here is never dull, there is always something going on! And I was launched right back into the renovation planning, which seems to be coming along a little. Hopefully we will get to the stage where we are actually doing some work rather than planning!

The Week Ahead

It should be a lot quieter, I am going into my old college to talk about blogging and how I got started. And also have plans to meet with the lovely Jenny for a working lunch!

Have a great week whatever you are up to!

Linking up with the lovely Anne over at Raisie Bay

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  • SarahJChristie

    Author of Extraordinary Chaos a family lifestyle and travel blog from a 50+ mum of boys, sharing Cricut Crafts and Free SVG Files, family travels, recipes, reviews and country living. Also the co-editor of Cruising With Kids Family Cruise Blog and Mini Travellers family travel blog.

12 thoughts on “My Weekly Round Up, A Crazy Week”

  1. You have had such an exciting week, no wonder the time went so fast while you were away in London having fun. You even make your working sound fun with friends and food. I love the sound of that Ice Bar but I bet it’s cold in there. I love your cushion cover too, how clever, but you make it sound so easy. It’s always nice to get home again though isn’t, especially when you are going back to your family.
    Thanks for linking up to #wotw

  2. A week of fun sounds wonderful! It sounds like you have had a fab time.
    That street art is amazing and the food photos too!
    I keep seeing things about Cricut and it looks like a fancy gadget!
    Good luck with the talk at the college! x

  3. I love London, everyone who goes has a different story, and different pictures. Yours look amazing, but I’m glad you got time to spend with your family too. A good mix in life is great.

  4. A week full of fun sounds perfect to me but I agree about the weekends coming round really fast. How we are almost in April already I do not know. It looks like you and Chris had an amazing time in London, I wish we had more street art here in the North it’s crazy how much talent is out there that we never get to see. I hope you have had a lovely weekend x

  5. That does sound like a busy week!!! That food looks amazing and has made me very hungry just looking at it. I need a good sightseeing trip in London, such a beautiful city. Good luck with your talk at your old college – how exciting!

  6. What a busy week you had. Glad you managed to avoid the crowds and enjoyed catching up with your friends in London. I love the South Bank, it’s a lovely place just to walk along and there is always plenty to look at along the way. That cushion looks amazing. Hope you enjoy having a quieter week this week. #WotW

  7. Can you believe I’ve never been to Leake Street? Considering I live in London I don’t venture too much into the West End!
    Those food pictures look absolutely amazing

  8. That is officially a packed week. Good job it was all fun. So many friends and sights to see. Seems a lot of towns have more areas that are becoming well known for their graffiti art. The Cricut day sounds amazing. Wonderful to bounce ideas around as well as demo-ing. I love your cushion. The elephant looks amazing and I’m not sure it is totally devoid of creativity. Good luck with your talk at college, inspiring the next generation. #wotw

  9. Oh it keeps deleting my messages. I loved having you over this week. Sounds like you had a busy one too wow girl you go go go. I am looking forward to a bit of down time myself soon. Look forward to more working lunches soon.

  10. Sounds like you had a great week Sarah, love the idea of the day with Donna – the food photography looks fab. I can imagine getting home to your boys was just lovely x


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