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Showing posts with label #update. Show all posts

Friday, 30 March 2018

... Haircuts, Dinosaurs and Hoppy Easter ...

I haven't really done a personal update in a while, so I thought now would be a good time to a little update on what we have been up to recently.

I've been having a non-planned social media break.
I've found that I haven't really posted much in the last few weeks and it has been quite nice just enjoying life without a phone in my hand.

I have been pretty busy with coursework and writing my first TMA.
The boys have mainly been busy with school and sports clubs.


A couple of weeks ago it was World Book Day and the boys all dressed up,
Ru went as Roo the Roaring Dinosaur,
Alex went as a Monster who loves Underpants... I did take a picture, but I can't find it on my phone :(
Oscar went as a Star Wars Storm Trooper as he didn't want to dress as a proper book character and Noah went as Harry Potter.


Link was neutered, and it was a trickier operation than expected as they had to take out all his intestines to find his hidden testical.
He had a cone on for 10 days, and we had to make sure he didn't suffer from internal bleeding and we had to keep him in the lounge to stop him going up the stairs or jumping around too much.
After the 10 days, he was desperate to get out of the lounge and have his collar taken off!

new house plant we found in Tesco's for £2.50


I got this awesome shirt to wow the kids in reception but unfortunately, it isn't long enough in the arms and my tattoos are on the show. So I need to find a thin long sleeved top to wear underneath. I have however worn it out and about and it has received lots of good comments!

 

My first proper TMA was marked and I was over the moon with the score...
84%!!
I just hope I can beat that on my next one.

I also finally got round to getting my hair sorted, my greys are all gone, my very old graduated bob is now evened out and I have highlights!!





The boys all had haircuts yesterday and they are all very pleased with them and I keep catching them looking in the mirror and touching their heads!


This morning we took the boys to a local church hall to join in with some Easter Crafts and hear the Easter Story. The boys all really enjoy joining in with the Church community and it's nice to see them doing something other than playing on the Xbox!


We are spending Easter Sunday at Jon's parents and Helen has planned a special egg hunt for all the boys.
Last year they had a great time running around their garden looking for the clues, so they can't wait for this year's hunt. 


Our Easter fireplace.
Easter Bonnet Parade Ready.









































I hope you all have a lovely Easter
x

Dinosaur shirt - www.shein.co.uk
Pink and White Plant Pot  - www.thetrianglehouse.co.uk 

Friday, 9 February 2018

... Good Days ...

The last week has been a good one.
Back from Centre Parcs I was ready to carry on at school and properly get into my studying.
I cut down my hours so now instead of 3 full days I just do half days, so I can spend the rest of the day studying without the boys around.
I'm already ahead.


The boys have gotten the bug for outdoor play again since being on holiday in the woods and every chance they get, they like to be in the garden....even Ru who usually doesn't go out unless its warm.


The twins have been learning about Space this half term and have been really enjoying it and really keen to do extra work at home.
Last weekend they drew a poster of our solar system and then researched how many moons the different planets had.


I changed the top of the hallway table out and replaced an old lamp with some fresh flowers.
It gives the hallway a fresh look and you really cannot go wrong with rainbow coloured tulips!


I've finished two units already and submitted a dummy TMA.
After having my first tutorial I'm really excited to crack on and I can't wait until October when I start my proper degree.
I am really enjoying studying again and writing down notes and reading things that I wouldn't usually read.
The fact that it means I can buy more stationery with out being moan at is awesome!



This week has seen the twins and Ru join a martial arts club and get their first ever badge!
The twins also joined a local football club too.
Their little social life is really starting to bloom!


After finishing my last book I've been on the hunt to replace it and came across Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
I only started it the other day and I'm already zooming my way through it.
It's so strange at the moment that I just can't put it down and I'm desperate to know more about Eleanor.


Ru has been noticing the Sonny Angels that are on his shelf and has started playing with a few of them, and even though I really wish they were in my room and he wasn't playing with them I decided to treat him too two new ones.

They were half price so it really was a bargain.
I adore these cute little babies and Ru does actually play really nicely with them and alway makes sure they go back up on their shelf once he's done.
He's also rather protective of them and will not let anyone else touch them.



The days that Ru was only at nursery for half a day I made sure to put my books away and do something fun with him.

We played his happy land train play set on the Tuesday and on Thursday we made Rice Krispy cakes and made him a robot costume out of cardboard boxes!



He enjoyed making the cakes with me but enjoyed licking the bowl more.
We also got him some medication to help him go to the toilet.
As he's currently started to withhold his poo and can go a week and sometimes a bit more.
He will stain his pants a little but won't actually do a proper movement, so it was getting a bit much 
and I could see the distress he was starting to get in.

The doctor was fantastic and talked me through everything over the phone and then sent the prescription of to boots for me to collect in the morning.
If it doesn't help we will then have to get Ru to see the doctor in person.


I also treated myself to some pamper time and got a gel manicure.
It wasn't until afterwards that we both noticed the colour I had chose matched my cardigan.


What have you been up to this week?


Thursday, 18 January 2018

... Work, Books and Beach Visits ...

I've been pretty quite on the blog front thanks to getting a volunteering placement at the boys school, where I work 3 days a week in the reception class.

I have also signed up to the Open University to do an access course which starts next month and then I will be starting a BA honours degree in Education Studies in October.
The course will take 3 years if I do it full time or 6 years if I do it part time.

So im going to be pretty busy but I'm really looking forward to it.


I was thinking about letting my blog go, but I don't think I can just let it be.
I'm going to knock the reviews on the head for now, as I just don't have the time for them, I may do one or two but for now this blog will just go back to a place for me to write down what we've been up to and how I'm getting on with my new venture.

I'll also be sharing the books that I've been reading.
As my New Years resolution was to read more and I'm already onto my 3rd book of the year.


The first books I've read so far are called;
I See You written by Clare Mackintosh
Before I Let You In written by Jenny Blackhurst.

Both have been pretty intense thrillers and haven't taken me long to get through due to the fact it was near impossible to put the books down.

I've never really been able to flow from one book straight to another but with these two books it was pretty easy, it also helps that the TV is pretty boring at the moment and it's really easy to just loose myself in a book.


The Christmas holidays really messed with Rupert's routine and now it is a nightmare trying to get him back into it.
He'll go down around 7/8ish and then wake an hour later to come through and fall asleep on the sofa until we head up to bed where he'll join us.

Being back at nursery he is sleeping a little longer but still wakes before we head upstairs to sleep.
He also wakes really early and starts kicking me in the head or tummy, whatever he feels appropriate for that mornings wake up call.
I really need to try and be a bit more firmer and start trying to get to stay in his own bed now.

So if anyone has any magical ideas for me please write them on a postcard as the usual tricks and tips don't work with the poo bear.


We have been enjoying time as a family walking around the woods or along the beaches and we make sure we do it every Sunday.
It starts the day off well and everyone feels much better afterwards.


Our recent Lego builds.

On the days the Ru is only in nursery for the morning I always make sure to do something fun with him before the others come home.
Mainly we have been baking things such as gingerbread men and banana cakes.



I've been taking my instax polaroid out with us on our little adventures and we all take it in turn to take a snap shot of something that we want and then once home we put it above the fireplace.
Hopefully in a few months we'll have enough photos to start a family scrap book.
Something to nice to look back on in years to come.



We went to search for some seals last weekend, but didn't find any but we did come home with a bucket full of shells.


My next book is The Night Rainbow written by Claire King and I'm actually going to start it as soon as this blog post is done.
I'll let you know how I get on.
I've started a new # on instagram to share all the books I read over this coming year.
It will be something to look back on in December and see them all in one place.
#hannahsbooks2018 


Some recent bargains from Home Bargains;
A copper framed peg board - £5.99
A yankee syle candle - 99p
A new notebook for uni work - £1.25.

I haven't decided where the peg board will go, but we're about to re jig our bedroom so that I can set up a desk, so I'm thinking ill save it for there.
So I can write some inspirational quotes on to keep me going through my study.


This past week saw the twins come down with tonsillitis, Oscar suffered more than Alex and even came out in a rash that still hasn't gone down, Ru seems to be coming down with something and Noah was sent home today before lunch.
I haven't been able to work this week as I've been feeling like I've had the flu and not been able to do anything apart from read and drink lemsips.


We are heading off to Centre Parc in a few weeks so I needed a new costume and I found this in Next.
I instantly fell in love with it and prayed to god it would fit.
Normally when I buy a costume it's in a size but this was just by bra size, so I wasn't too sure if I would get it over my hips but thankfully it does!

Now I have my costume I can't wait to go.


Friday, 17 November 2017

... Miss to Mrs ...


So last weekend I went from a Miss to a Mrs!

After I had dropped Jon and the 3 big boys off at the cottages we were renting I came back to find the house had been decorated for a mini hen do by Jenni (Jon's sister)


All the ladies that were attending the wedding came over minus a few who weren't travelling until the Saturday, so we had 9 ladies in total.
Jenni did a lovely spread of nibbles and drinks and we all played Prosecco Pong.
It took us a fair few goes until we were actually able to get the ball into the glass.
FYI put the glasses all together rather than with space in between!

The evening ended with everyone sharing some pearls of wisdom about married life to me and then people then headed home. I think Jenny (my bff)  and I got into bed about 1ish.



Wedding gel nails by Bella's Beauty & Skincare




Saturday morning I had plans of me and Jenny having a trip to costa and having a coffee but the morning pretty much slipped away before I knew it. 
We didn't get out of bed until 9 ish and I still had to print out the Order of Services and get Ru ready to go off with Uncle Ben (Jenni's husband) at 10.

So once Ru was gone I jumped in the bath and washed my hair and before I knew it, it was 12 and my flowers arrived and Caroline from Salon 63 had come to do my hair.

I was over the moon with my hair, the extra pack of extensions Caroline suggested really did make all the difference!
I would loooooove my hair to look like it did every day.


My flowers and crowns were all done by Swaffham Florist and they were just spot on. 
They smelt amazing!
My crown was perfect as were my little flower girls crowns.


I think one of the biggest highlights of the day was the cake!
It truly was stunning and tasted as good as it looked!
The very talented Emma from Buns of Fun who is based over in Sheringham Norfolk made it for us.

I was really worried about it but I really had no need to be, everyone said how lovely it tasted and luckily I had some left over that kept me topped up with cake for the following two days.

I highly recommend Emma and I'm sure ill be using her the next chance I get!


My guest book...
For my guest book rather than have a book where people could write in, my mum bought an Instax Mini 9 and all the accessories so I could make a display once the wedding was over.
I took the camera around and got snaps of everyone, I've wanted one of these cameras for a long time so was over the moon when I heard mum had gone along with my idea!

The photos came out fantastic and I can't wait to get creative and make up a little gallery wall with them.


To keep some of my beautiful flowers I was bought a flower press, so as soon as it arrived I got busy picking out the best blooms to preserve, I made a design for myself and another for my mum.
Fingers crossed they turn out well.


The day was amazing and it couldn't have gone any better.
Once I have the professional photo's back I will write about the day in more detail.
This was just a quick post with a few snaps that I had taken before, on and after the big day!