According to the weather reports, summer is apparently just around the corner. As this post goes live John, Erin and I are on holiday at Haven in Caister-on-Sea and when I checked the weather while writing this, it was supposed to be between 16ºC and 20ºC all week! So, I thought I’d write about some of my favourite things about summer! Freshly cut grass Just the other day I was using our new grass trimmer and it made me remember just how much I love freshly cut grass. We have quite a large garden and now that the weather is
I remember back to when Erin was less than a month old, roughly 6 months old to be exact and we had a massive heat wave during the summer. I was looking at old pictures with Erin the other day and we came across the ones of her sleeping on our bed in the middle of the day in just a vest because it was so hot that year. I think it was much easier to keep Erin cool when she was a baby because she couldn’t answer back, couldn’t run away and would lay pretty still for quite long
I’ve always been really thankful that I haven’t suffered from allergies such as hay fever. Up until this year I have been able to happily enjoy every spring and summer, wearing whatever make-up I wanted and generally just getting on with things. However, this year it seems that my body is changing and I have developed some allergies. I don’t really know if it’s hayfever or whether it’s something else but I find my eyes streaming as soon as doors or windows are opened in the house and taking Erin to nursery has turned into a strictly no mascara thing.
I hate winter. I absolutely hate it. I cannot stand the cold and wearing winter boots for months on end is my idea of hell. If it wasn’t super cold a lot of the time I would probably wear sandals all year round. Having hot feet is horrible and I love the freedom of wearing sandals. The sandals I had last year were a bit beaten up after playing in the garden with Erin for hours on end so this year I desperately needed some new shoes ready for summer. JD Williams came to the rescue and really kitted me
I’m not sure how I managed it but Erin is such an outdoorsy kind of girl. She hates being stuck indoors and I think she would be out in the garden even if it was chucking it down with rain and especially if it was full of snow. Erin really loves it when the weather finally turns nice as I always like to have the back door open and we can go outside to play as much as she likes. We also go to the park a lot more which she is a big fan of. One of the problems
We are on countdown now to our first family holiday in only a few days time. However, before we decided on a final destination we had so many different choices of where we could go and it took quite a long time to decide. With summer just around the corner (hopefully) I thought it would be a good idea to write about some of the places we considered. Benidorm I actually went to Benidorm way back when I was 18 and as cheesy as the TV show makes it seem, I loved it! Although I went in March it made
Spring has come along so fast this year! It’s amazing to see all of the spring flowers starting to pop up everywhere, and with Easter Sunday fast approaching, trying to plan anything with the family can be an uphill struggle. With summer just around the corner, it might be time to start planning your 2018 summer family getaways while you can… The sun can be evasive at the best of times here in the UK, but when the sun does come out to play, there are so many things we can do with the family to make the most of
I’m not a big drinker any more. In fact, I could probably count the number of alcoholic drinks I have had in the past two years on one hand. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t like a yummy cocktail. Just recently we discovered a new chocolate brand, Choconchoc, who have an amazing range for the summer. We were lucky enough to be sent a sample from the summer range in the form of the Chocolate Cocktail Lollies. How gorgeous do they look? I love how the set comes in a lovely gift box and they’re presented so well. If someone gave