The end of the week has finally come and usually I say what how did we get here already but not this week. I have had one of the busiest weeks ever with my brother visiting. While I took this week off work to show him where I live and take him and the kids on some great adventures I fear I will need another week off just to recover. We have been to Alton Towers, to London, to the Beatles Story in Liverpool and many more exploring days since he arrived in the UK last weekend. We are at Formby for a family picnic as you read this and he is off to the Man U vs Arsenal game on Saturday before he leaves back to the states. I hope we have shown him so fun and made memories that will last forever for his very first time out of the USA. I love my brother so much and it’s just made me grateful how close we are and look at my children the same that they have each other. It’s almost like watching mini me and mini him when I look at my two kids. There is something so very unique and special about having a sibling.
While there is so much huge things I want to share here are some of the little things that I have loved this week too. Joining in with the lovely Butwhymummywhy for #littleloves
I took this week off so I haven’t read blogs, magazines, or books with the kids as much as I normally do. But I have been reading maps of so many cities and sightseeing bus tours I can’t see straight. I probably still don’t know my way around London or Liverpool or Manchester like I should by now.
Have you heard? I started a new vlog series (don’t worry “bloggers insight is still going too) but my new series has just launched and I have a few episodes in the pipeline already for you all. If you haven’t heard, welcome to “My Expat Life” mini series where I take questions straight from all of you and answer them in each episode from really happy ones, to funny ones, to really emotional sad ones. Everything is on the table. Come watch and give me a thumbs up if you like my new series. Don’t forgot to add your own questions to this expat in the comment box and I will add them to my list.
I was so proud of my friend Lucy for finally doing a “talking” vlog on her youtube and she is one of the most creative person I know. When she told me about her idea to do a pregnancy diary vlog I was so blow away, it’s such a great idea and what a beautiful thing to have forever for your baby. Do watch along as she shares her amazing journey of her third baby.
I am always seeing everyone with a top knot and while I still don’t think I can pull it off, Morgana gave me some encouragement to try it so I have been wearing it out in public, brave the stares of strangers to see if I like it. Haven’t quite got the hang of it on the very top of my head yet. I also have been wearing this bright blue blazer around a lot lately. I love it so much. The color and so cozy and it was only £8 on sale at Primark. Bonus!
I am really cheating this week as I haven’t been home cooking or baking in the kitchen but I have (helped) make B’s big boy bed. Yes, I think that still counts as I made all three drawers while I put my big brother to work on the rest of it. I even had him paint that ugly green wall so B’s room is looking so much better now. I can’t wait to do my room tour soon when the redecorating is done just waiting on a shelf. So watch this space.
Of course, we had to welcome my brother to the UK with a firepit party with friends. It was a night we had planned for awhile wanting to make the most of our new firepit and share it. Want to know how bad of party hosts we are… had champagne stocked, nibbles ready, and friends all arrived. Ten minutes into our gorgeous fire lighting moment and champagne cheers we ran out of propane! Talk about a party let down we are. But the beauty of great friends is we still had a blast sitting around it without the fire on. Sorry!
I have so much I want to share with everyone and I hopefully will catch up with it all before I go to the states but if you want sneak peaks of all our travel fun and daily adventures pop over to instagram or twitter and follow me there. I am always sharing and up to date. Come say hello.
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