Wednesday 10 November 2021

Life update

I've been a little bit absent from the blog in the last few months, due to life being so up in the air, the house move, a new baby, a new area and still feeling a bit blah after Bea's birth I needed a break and to try and get my head together.

I think I'm nearly there, I've taken another off year uni as I just couldn't juggle the studying and chasing Bea around the house and I'm trying to just focus on not overloading my plate and trying to do things that bring me joy rather than stress.

The house is all unpacked and the rooms are all starting to look how we want them, Bea still needs her wallpaper doing but we have planned to get that done before Christmas.

We had ordered a new kitchen to be installed in the new year, but have decided we need to put that money towards new windows.
We currently don't have double glazing and the house is super cold.
We have to stick to the current design of windows which is sash windows due to living in a conservation area and not wanting to change the look of the house as we love it and on our last count, we have 21 windows of all shapes and sizes, we also need 3 new doors, as the current ones need updating.

Ru's room is coming along

I found a lovely lady on Etsy to make my house sign.

Noah got into the local secondary school and then a three weeks after starting school the younger three boys were all offered a place at the local primary, which meant no more school runs in the car and we could all walk to school!
It also means that they will get straight into the secondary as they are part of the same school!

Things have all seemed to really work out.
I just need to find some local baby group and things to do with Bea and life will be brilliant.
Bea is now at the stage where she needs to be getting out and about and exploring the world.
She's so active that I know she'll benefit from it, I just have to stop being such a hermit and get in my car.

We are loving exploring the local area and have been on lots of adventures.

Our yearly tradition of pumpkin picking was picked up this year, Noah decided he didn't want to come along so it was just the four kids but we made sure to pick out Noah a decent sized pumpkin for him to carve.

The past week and a half we have all minus Jon been on lockdown!

Noah got Covid on Halloween, just as I had planned a day out at Pensthorpe as they had a special spooky trail on, so we had to cancel but thankfully we can re book once we are all better.

As Noah tested positive we took everyone to get a PCR test just to make sure no one else had it, turned out all the boys did.
Bea also came down in a rash and had a fever, after talking to 111 and the doctors we did a lateral flow on her and her test came back positive too.

Noah's symptoms were a high temp and he has been feeling really tired,
the twins have had poorly tummies,
Ru had a temp of 40 degrees which would only come down to 38/39 but otherwise felt ok
Bea had a rash, runny nose and a temp of 39 but again seemed ok within herself.

Being double jabbed I though I would get away with it, but unfortunately I didn't and just before this weekend I tested positive.
I spent most of the weekend feeling rough and I have lost my sense of smell, thankfully now I'm not feeling too bad.
Noah goes back to school tomorrow and the others are back on Friday, I'm still in isolation until next Tuesday and I cannot wait to get out and go for a walk!

Bea is now 9 months old!!
I can't believe in 3 months time she'll be turning one!
I will do a whole post on her and her milestones in a few days.



Belle Fever collaboration

Like most women I love jewellery, I'm a sucker for anything shiny.
Belle Fever have very kindly sent me this lovely personalised russian linked necklace I was instantly over the moon with it!
My babies names all on one piece of jewellery than I can wear forever.

About Belle Fever.

Belle Fever are a lifestyle brand, Belle Fever offers a collection of products and designs that will help you along the way. 
Getting things done through unconventional methods is our goal, and we want to be around for all of your moments. 
Their aim is to provide you with confidence, comfort, and support.

With nine years under its belt, Belle Fever has sold more than one million customised, handmade pieces and counting!
 From coast to coast in Australia. 
Over the years, they have grown to include hundreds of different designs and products to satisfy everyone's tastes.

I love the chunkyness of the rings and that I can see all the names nice and clearly. 
It's nicely weighted and hangs perfectly
The necklace length which is the free standard chain length at 45cm is the perfect length for me, but if you wanted it a little longer you can select to have it in 60cm for £5.

The Russian interlinked rings necklace comes in a few different tones, Rose gold, Gold, Silver or even all three tones.
It is currently on offer at £46.00 rather than £61.00, which could make the ultimate christmas present for your own mother, your wife, your girlfriend or even your best friend.


The necklace comes in an elegant display wallet to house your necklace when you're not proudly showing it off.

I really love my necklace and I always get compliments about it when I have worn it out, getting all five children onto on piece of jewellery seemed a bit impossible but I was so happy to see it could be done, without it all looking squished in.

Belle Fever have a different range or personalised jewellery, something to suit everyones tastes and to meet everyones budget.

I can offer my readers a special 15% discount just in time for Christmas just use
MINIBEAST15 at the checkout.