How can the weekend be here already? I can say that with the bank holiday Monday this week has flown by in a blur. To be honest, time lately is just one big blur. I don’t know what it is but days are just melting away. I am absolutely exhausted. I have been working everyday of the bank holiday weekend and nights when the kids go to bed. I am not complaining about having work on the go that’s always a good thing but I have also been changing things and working on my site, working on my house, the kids’ social calendars are out of control and we have had a few social events ourselves to attend to. I think I could literally sleep all weekend this weekend. Sadly, I am afraid it’s already packed so I best find the energy somewhere.
The bank holiday was going so well until we had a huge situation on our hands. It’s all part of the parenting woes of life I know but it has really shaken us. You might have caught wind of it on instagram and facebook as I mentioned what happened with B choking on a grape. Thank god, Daddy jumped in and gave him the Heimlich and saved his life. I can’t stop talking about it because even though so many have said, “oh, yeah you hear it all the time, cut grapes length wise”. Well, clearly someone hasn’t shouted it enough because I have never been told that and not for older children too. So I am here to say it even if it’s a reminder, or a new one for a new parent. You should always CUT GRAPES lengthwise in quarters not just half for all children even adults. Grapes are being produced bigger now and an adult can choke as easily as a child can on them. BE CAUTIOUS!
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING…
I am starting A Boy Made of Blocks this week. It was recommend by a lot of you #littleloves crew and a few other friends outside of blogging. My mother-in-law said it was a tear jerker. Eeek, grab the tissues. I have been lazy with my reading last week so I am back on it now. I miss those few 30 min reading sessions I was fitting in, here and there.
Sadly, my internet radio’s batteries die on me and I can’t find the cord so no music this week. The kids have been good back to routines and activities so no whining. I have heard nothing but a personal trainer shouting at me to stop resting, working hard, do more, keep the time, four more, get down, get up, do this, do that. I know that’s what I signed up for when I wanted a new program written for me but man, it’s tough as I get older. I used to be able to do so much more in the gym than I can now. Is this just me?
I was really hoping to have my Ireland vlog ready to share this week. Sadly, my memory is still shouting at me that it’s full and it won’t let me move things onto my external hard drive either. Grrr, technology sometimes can fail me at the most important moments.
However, I have been watching Netflix like mad again at night. For some reason, working late makes me stay up even later as I just need to unwind after typing, reading and studying. This means, I am at the end of Gilmore Girls. I have to say no one let it out of the bag that it gets a bit frustrating towards the end. I am not going to spoil it but I am not going to lie I am not happy with it right now. I am about to start Pretty Little Liars up too with a friend. I think I need to watch the last episode as so much happened before the break. Together, Mr P and I are back watching Season 6 of Suits. I love it.
When we were in Ireland I went into a boutique called Carraig Donn. I fell in love with everything. It’s all frills, lace, puffy sleeves, pastel colors and I swear it was like a peak at my own wardrobe in a whole shop. I found out they ship to the UK, I hear a shopping haul coming on. I got this lovely white floral flowing top from there among others.
We have been making the most of the warmer evenings and the kids have been begging me for a picnic every night. We recently got this lovely picnic basket and blanket in the sale ready for our new garden but we just couldn’t wait for the garden renovation to be done before we pulled it out. So this week we have been making A LOT of picnics. (Yes, you see grapes there this is pre-incident above).
It’s no secret instagram is my favorite social media channel. You can find me there at least every other hour. I love the engagement it has and the photography. It’s such a great community. I really like to get involved in the hashtag communities too. I just wish they would stop changing the algorithm on us all. This is the reason I started my own hashtag community. I wanted to have a place where people loved to come talk about photography on zoom whether it was babies, home interiors, food, fashion, travel, etc. It’s such a supportive community and my goal is to hit 100,000 tags by Christmas…. we are just over 62,000 now. Do you think we can make it?
Why you bonder that…. check out these beautiful feeds and come say hello. Click the photo to be taken to the community and click the button below to follow me! Let’s get snapping #LIFECLOSEUP.
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