Happy Friday! As you read this, hopefully I am sat next to a pool in sunny Spain with a nice cocktail in hand. If the weather holds and the kids didn’t randomly catch a cold on the plane (like they always do). I love October half term in Spain the weather is still nice and it’s just what you need to soak that last bit of sunshine and store up before winter hits back in the UK. We always have so much fun with our friends we stay with and their three beautiful kiddos. The kids always get along so well which really helps make vacations way more fun and run smoother. The kids told me they are excited to not being wearing scarves and big winter coats. (I agree completely).
This past week has been a blur of errands and doctor’s appointments and even a hospital visit too. B cut the web between his ring finger and pinky quite badly and had to get stitches in it. So that has been fun keeping it clean, dry and safe from ripping back open. It’s hard to keep a child from opening his fingers when he is playing. Then of course, MM likes to follow her brother’s footsteps and leaned against the bathroom radiator and burned her bottom really, really bad. It’s still blistering, bless her. We ended the week before heading off to Spain by my double blocked tear duct. Not just in one eye because that would be getting off lightly but both my eyes. Wearing makeup and seeing clearly hasn’t been the easiest. Let’s hope for a calm and easy week in Spain with no accidents or no illnesses. I think we are all due! Don’t you?
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING…
I finally got around to ordering some more books from Amazon. I am obsessed with a good book in my hand I just can’t go for a Kindle yet. Since I have been deep in watching Game of Thrones and Vampire Diaries it seems I have gone a bit fancy with my reading. These two books were recommended by Jess over at Catch a Single Thought. She is the fastest and biggest book reader I know…her library is amazing and she is always recommending great reads.
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It’s all about Game of Thrones for us…we are flying through it so you will be happy to hear me stop going on about it. It’s very addictive. I am always done with Vampire Diaries and boy did it take a weird turn but I am holding out until the end. I stay loyal like that. I used to love Grey’s Anatomy and towards the end when there were no more main characters left except Meredith I just didn’t love it anymore and yet I stuck with her until the bitter end. Literally!
This week, it’s gone really cold out. The bobble hats and scarves have all been pulled out, washed and ready to use. I am loving my bobble hat that my lovely friend Emma from Little Woods bought me for my birthday last year when we went to visit them. It went great this week with my matching colored skinny jeans and this tribal sequins sweater. I should have took a close up of the details sweater it’s lovely up close but hard to see here.
We finally revealed our Halloween Pumpkins for this year…it was a Gengar Pokemon and Paw Patrol Pumpkin party with these three pumpkins. I think they were the hardest ones I have ever done. Carving dog faces is not an easy task if you are not artistic in any way. Good thing I can follow dotted lines really good. I think my back and arms are still aching but the kids absolutely loved them when we finished! (I finished).
Another great roundup from my instagram community hashtag. Won’t you all come join these amazing feeds in sharing your life in zoom. They are so supportive and I love the engagement that happens over there. These instagrammers are some of my favorite snappers and week after week their photos are amazing. I wish I had a bigger grid to share more of them as I love all my #lifecloseup followers. Let’s get snapping!