Tuesday, 2 January 2018

... Boys In The Wood ...

First walk in the woods in 2018!

The boys are at their happiest when they are making up some adventure game in the woods.
Today's adventure was hunting for Smurf Village.

They love nothing more than climbing trees, getting muddy and finding faces in the trees.



They all have so much energy its nice to get them out somewhere local and let them run it off.
The more we go the more wild their imaginations become.
Last time was just after the boys had watched Jumanji and after they heard a gunshot go off in one of the near by fields they decided that was the hunter and they were being hunted, I've never seen them run off so fast!



Each time we come to these woods we find another trail to get lost on.
We have been a few times now and every time we have never been able to find the pervious trail we took!
Which helps keep it exciting for the boys and the dog!



Now after getting extremely muddy after rolling down hills we are back home in the warm catching up with Grandpa's Great Escape!
The boys all munching on biscuits and I have a lovely hot coffee!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Looking Back & Looking Ahead

2017 was a funny year.
It started well, we had just moved into our dream home and started up a new life in a beautiful Norfolk village.
The boys all settled well into their new schools and everything was just perfect.

Roll on a couple months down the line and Jon was down in London for a month learning about his new pain device that was going to be inserted into his back, yet another operation on his back!
Whilst there he witness the Westminster attacks and hasn't really been the same since.
One of his biggest fears unfolded right before his eyes and he couldn't do anything about it.

A few months later we suffered two miscarriages, one after the other.
The final one having to be removed surgically.

After getting our heads around that Jon had a back spasm which ended up with him on the ground not being able to move, paramedics and the air ambulance all had to see to him and he ended up back in hospital for two weeks!

Even after all the heartaches and pain we managed to end the year on a happy note by finally getting married.
It really was a great day and we were over the moon to be able to spend it with all the people that we love dearly.


2018 is a brand new sparkling year and we already have lots to look forward too.

After 10 years of being a stay at home mum I am finally starting a new chapter and going back to work!
January 5th I start in the reception class training to become a TA (teaching assistant)
It will be voluntary to begin with, with the aim to do a college course and finally get on the pay role.

We are heading off to Centre Parks towards the end of Jan and then some time during in the year Jon and I will take a weekend break up in Edinburgh for our proper honeymoon, we just have to wait for Jon to be feeling 100% better.

Jon has started a new venture and that seems to be paying off, so we're hoping 2018 is the year of doing and not just being.

I don't really do New Years resolutions but I am going to try to read more books and be more crafty this year.

What are your goals for the new year?


Friday, 29 December 2017

Festive Baking With Num Noms Series 4

The mini beasts were sent a festive baker parcel to keep us in the festive mood after Christmas.
In our parcel we had a stocking filled with series 4 Num Noms and a jar filled with scrummy cookie ingredients.


We were making rainbow cookies with our Num Noms.


The cookie mixture took no time at all mixing together but waiting 40 minutes for the dough to set in the fridge was the hardest part for the boys.
To keep them entertained we sat down and watching some classic Christmas TV.
We go so engrossed in the programme that we forgot about the cookies, so the dough had a little longer than 40 minutes,


After we had scooped out our cookie balls we sat down to find out what was in the stocking.
The twins picked first and then Ru had his turn.


The twins unboxed some new Num's which we'd never seen before,
Lizzie Lasagna 
Hearty Spaghetti
& some glitter Noms
Nana Swirl
Razz Cookie.


Ru unboxed his first ever polish it Nom!
Ru rather enjoys having his nails painted so was over the moon to finally have his very own bottle.
Ru's Num was Citrus Blizzard and Lime Polish it!

Baking up a treat.



Ru was more than keen to get his nails looking snazzy and made me paint them straight away.


Once all the nail painting was done our cookies were finally done, so we all sat down to enjoy the boys handy work!
They were extremely tasty and didn't take long to polish off!


Num Noms Series 4 available in most toy shops!