Roaring good time…

Hubby was working today, so I had to drag myself out of bed and get on with looking after mini mister. Luckily, I must say, he was a well behaved little angel (phew).

I’d booked tickets for this show months ago, but now that the day arrived, the thought of being in a hot room with loads of bodies wasn’t the ideal way to recover from whatever viral thing had gotten hold of me all last week (not covid, tested many times).

However, it actually went really well, the story was great fun, and made really interactive and not too scary (thank goodness). Most importantly, my little guy had a roaring good time.


Took my little guy to the beach today for some Mama-son time. He really does make me laugh. Whilst drawing pics in the sand, we had the following conversation:

3YO: Mama, Can you draw a tractor?
Me: There you go.
3YO: Great job Mama, now draw a combine

For reference, this was my tractor sand skills:


I don’t normally post pictures of myself on here but this weekend I had the joy of becoming godmother to a very special little lady and I’m bursting with pride so I thought I would share my happiness with you all.

There’s a special place in my heart

Carved out just for you

It’s full of love and wonder

And dreams of all the things you’ll do

We are so proud to be by your side

Privileged to watch you grow

Although you are still so little

You’re already loved more than you know

Much love


Happy Mother’s Day

There’s two sides to every story and that’s certainly the case today. I could post and say I’m such a lucky Mama who has had loads of cuddles, some pretty flowers, cards and gifts from my OH and my special little guy (all of which is very true).๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Or I could say we’ve got a poorly snuggly little guy, had a night with lack of sleep, and a daddy who believes fresh air is the best treatment for all illnesses so dragged us to the allotment ๐Ÿ™ˆ.

Being a Mama is a 24/7 job, 365 days of the year, and I wouldn’t change it for the world (although I might skulk off for a long hot bubble bath and bit of Bridgerton later tonight whilst the boys watch Blaze ๐Ÿ˜).

So, big happy mothers day to all the mama’s out there, even if your day didn’t entirely go to plan. โคโคโค

Living it large

Life in London was busy but brilliant (more on that to follow when I get some time). However, as much as I love a holiday (and I really do), coming home is an equally wonderful feeling. โค๏ธ

That being said, not 24hrs after crossing our threshold a sickness bug took over the house and tortured each family member one by one for a 48 hour stint.

Thankfully we got rid of it just in time to celebrate tiny man’s birthday. So it’s been a long weekend of farms, exotic animals, parties, friends, families, balloons, cake and more.

Life is full of ups and downs. ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿฅณ Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. KL

Special thanks to Joyce

I may have mentioned my family are going on holiday to London. ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ We are visiting a lovely family member whom we haven’t seen since before the first lockdown.

๐Ÿ• This morning we packed our bags, took the dog to our friend’s house, then headed into town on the bus for some lunch as we “had plenty of time to spare”. Or so I thought…

๐Ÿ“Œ Whilst walking to the train station, realisation dawned on me. The train tickets were still proudly pegged to the notice board were I left them.

๐Ÿ˜ฅ We went to the ticket office, waited frantically in the queue only to be told “no tickets no travel”. I had the booking reference, the seat numbers even the credit card I paid on but the answer was still no.

๐Ÿ˜ญ I was given the number for Northern Railway who I’d booked with, I called them and was passed from person to person, I was told I could rebook for the sum of ยฃ280 pp. I had originally paid less than ยฃ100 for all 3 tickets. We don’t have that kind of money. I looked at my little boys excited face and burst out crying. I’d ruined his holiday.

๐Ÿงโ€โ™€๏ธJust when all hope was lost, a lady from the ticket office came out. She told me if I could get the original tickets she would book us onto the next train.

๐Ÿš• I left my husband and son at the ticket office and hopped in the station taxis. I explained to the driver and amazingly he drove like a madman to my house (not something I’d normally encourage but on this occasion I was so grateful ๐Ÿ™).

๐ŸŽŸ Returned triumphantly waving the tickets. Joyce the ticket officer true to her word put us on the next train. Although she’ll never see this, I can’t thank her enough for saving my little boys holiday. Your kindness has meant the world to us. โคโคโค

We are on our way. โค๏ธ

Taking the time…

Life is almost always pretty hectic around here. This weekend I’ve taken a little bit of downtime to spend time with my little guy. We’ve wandered the forest, done lots of digging at our allotment and today we’ve been to the local theatre.

Treasuring these family moments. The news is showing us exactly how scary a world it is out there.

Take a moment to hug your loved ones just that little bit tighter.

Stay safe everyone. ๐Ÿ™