Lily Tessa




Archer Leo

Weekend Watch 20.01.18

This weekend was one of 'those' weekends. One of those weekends that you know are going to be a total write off before they've even properly started. 

I can't even pin point what was wrong with me to be honest. A little bit of everything that's going on lately just eating away at me perhaps. But the long and short of it is that I woke up on Saturday morning with a pounding head and feeling so down in the dumps that I just didn't have it in me to participate in any of the plans for the day ahead.

I don't actually think there would be a weekend watch post at all this week if it hadn't been for a shift on Sunday that brought sunshine to my storm and changed my mood entirely. 

There's a lot to be said for mother nature. 

Losing her to dementia - 12 months on

it's been twelve months to the day since we lost you.

but dementia stripped you from us long before that.

Today I've been remembering.

Mama Style with JD Williams*

Working with JD Williams is always a pleasure. They are a brand that I initially came across through the world of blogging and who I have recommended to many others since. 

When recently asked by JD Williams to have a browse of their ladies sports wear section I was pleasantly surprised to see that they stock branded sports wear on top of their own range. 

I've been wearing hoodies and cardigans a lot recently, mostly for ease and comfort on the school run. & also because it is soo freaking cold lately (coldest January to date anyone??) and so I picked up two hoodies that are ideal for the current weather.

I'm not a brand, I'm just me.

When did blogging become such a chore?

It never used to be. I used to post as and when I liked, with no real thought to any sort of blogging routine. I was probably number 25689 in the Tots 100 chart and I'm pretty sure my partner was my only reader. But I was happy.

Some where along the line I subconsciously got sucked in to the blogging world, as we all do. And I didn't realise it until I was well and truly riding that train. It's human nature to want to be good at something. To want to be great at something even. To want to be the best. But when my conscious thoughts consist mainly of where I should be going and not where I am now then something is strongly telling me that it's time to take a step back and recognise that I need to change.

Siblings In January 18

It may be a new year but these two are continuing the current trend that began in the Christmas holidays of being thick as thieves.

It's both heart warming and a nightmare, tbh.

Lily makes Archer belly laugh twenty four seven and it's my favourite thing but in the same vein it's usually from her doing something naughty entirely for her little brothers amusement.

It's like all of a sudden they're a team. In cahoots.

Mama Style with Simply Be*

A company I find myself coming back to time and time again are Simply Be. I have worked with them in the past and have always remained impressed by the varied range of clothes available. When they got in contact recently and asked me try out some of their clothes once again, I knew I wouldn't have to worry about finding something I liked. 


Our Week in Pictures #13

The Christmas holidays are over and done with and I'm a little bit gutted. For the first time in a long time I could easily have had another few weeks holiday but alas it's back to cold rainy school runs and noisy overcrowded play groups instead!

Normally I crave the routine of these sorts of things but I think what I've enjoyed most about these particular holidays is the lack of routine, the lack of anything really. For the past week I've had no idea what day it is, that weird period in-between Christmas and New year where time seems to stand still and no-one really has any concept of it. I've surprised myself if I'm honest with just how nice it's been not to be constantly clock watching, not having to make sure we're on time for this and that and the other and allowing ourselves to just be