A full week into 2018 and I’ve managed to eat healthy, drink lots of water and loose 7lbs. I think that weight is from constantly needing a wee with all the extra water I’ve been drinking. I work with cakes surrounding me all day long and it is living nightmare if you want to diet when a freshly baked cake looking fabulous comes past you. My willpower is holding strong for the first week.
I’ve kept to using my bullet journal for little things this week and it’s been nice to sit back in the evening and doodle. I’ve got a little list of all the things that I would like to have a try at in my bullet journal to help with creativity and learning new skills, and there’s just so much inspiration across Pinterest and Instagram, it’s really gotten me wanting to improve myself.
It’s been nice returning to normality in a way after having the Christmas holidays where no one knew what day it was and everything merged into each other. The girls both loved being back at school again as they began to miss their friends and I’ve enjoyed being back at work again and talking to people about their New Year’s and Christmas holidays.
I’ve even managed to improve my latte art skills too a little bit. I’ve only mastered doing a heart but baby steps.
How has your first week been?
Happy New Year!!! I have become that typical blogger that reappears at the beginning of a new year just to disappear again. Not this time! I will kick myself in a couple of months when I have done exactly that. 2017 went by so fast and I am glad it is in the past and that I’m ready to move on and to strife to be a better version of myself as the year goes on.
It’s a small list. It’s an easy one. It’s an achievable one which I know I can work towards.
I miss crafting and it’s one of the things I really want to make time for this year and get back into doing something I really love.
Go On Holiday/Travel
I’ve not been on a holiday for 4 years and I would love to take the girls away somewhere for a bit of family time. Same as travelling, I would like to see more of what’s around me and where I live.
I sucked reading last year, I brought so many books from charity shops but just didnt get around to reading them so at least I have enough to get me started!
Trying to be a responsible adult. Even opened my savings account this morning so go me!
Turns out I’m a bad hoarder and really need to stop basically. I have so many things that are just there for emotional reasons that I need to let go off because it is just wasted space. Same with buying things because I think I need them when I just want it.
Eating a lot better, less takeaways and sorting out my mental health as it takes a beating some days.
I wish you all the best for 2018 and that it is filled with happiness, unicorns and all the things that make you happy!
Half term can be hell for some parents. I’m not perfect and yes, we’ve already had one day where we’ve spent nearly all of it in our jim jams so on one of my couple of days off this week, I dragged the girls out nice and early to go do some pottery painting! We’ve all been to the Little Pottery Studio before and made some cute little things for the house including salt and pepper shakers ,mugs and unicorns so we picked some new additions for the house.
Both the girls loved getting their creative minds going with what to do, which colours to pick, what stamps and stickers they could use. Out of all the colours, Ophelia managed to get black in her hair. I swear that her hair just attracts everything it goes near.
I decided to do something a bit Halloween-y so I picked this cute little ghost that I gave a little floral touch to it.
Aurora and Ophelia both picked their own plate to decorate to go with the mugs that we already have a home. I forgot to take photos of the finished plates of the girls but they added their names around the outside of the plate. It won’t be long until I get to pick the finished products as it only takes 7-10 days from when we finish them for our little pieces to be glazed and put in the kiln for that shiny finish. I’m excited to see how these ones turn out and can’t wait to share them.
If you’re ever in Lincoln and are wanting something to do then I would recommend giving the Little Pottery Studio a visit, the staff are lovely and are on hand if you ever need any help and it makes for a great treat to do with the kids or even with friends. Just make sure they have room for you when you visit.
Hi there. Me again. Yeah that person that just keeps coming and going and mental health just gets in the way of me enjoying myself or doing the things I love. It’s such a fucker. So while I’m in a good place then why not try and just get on with the things I keep wanting to do and just bloody do them.
Getting that crochet buzz again and loving it! Out of all the patterns out that there to try I took a look through my Pinterest and knew that this Ragdoll Unicorn pattern by Spin a Yarn Crochet was the perfect one to go with. I got the girls to help me out picking the colours for her hair and it just turned out better than I thought.
Ta da! What do you think? How cute is this pattern and it’s so easy to do. There are so many other beautiful patterns across Jillian’s website so go check her out if you can, I’ve been making quite a few of them so far that I can share with you soon!
I’ve missed having the crafting bug and with having had so much going on recently and in my head, getting all crafty has been the best escape for me.
Now I’m that I’m a full time working mummy, I want to be able to make the most of the summer holidays on the days that I have off and be able to take my girls away on little trips that before I wouldn’t of been able to afford or do. So on Saturday, we took a little trip up to Woodside Wildlife Park which is only a 20 minute drive from my house, so with my voucher from a little magazine that the girls got from school for one child free with every two paying adults off we went. Bonus. We were lucky that there weren’t so many people there with the weather forecast saying it wasn’t going to be amazing so the girls got some amazing views of the animals.
I loved the Meerkats and Otters. I made an ‘awwwing’ noise which can only be described as high enough for dogs to hear. The park had recently had baby Meerkats which sadly we didn’t see, but we did get to see the baby Otters all grown up! Look at how soft their fur is!?
After walking around a bit we came across the Capybara family, (giant guinea pigs) with their three little ones all huddled around Mum while eating. Baby animals bring out the weirdest noises in me I swear. After standing around watching them a little while, we went to watch a show were we got to see a Fox, some birds as well as a few other little animals up close before wandering around some more.
The crocodiles were so still like statues. They only moved once while we were looking at them. I couldn’t get over watching their eyes blink because of the way they moved. Made me feel all funny.
Before the day was over, we went to look have a look at two other shows that were going on, one where we got to see them feed Julia the Tiger and the Lynx cats too, and then a Reptile show where we held a snake and got to stroke some lizards all while a woman stood way too close for comfort with a Tarantula in her hand.
It was a great little day out, we lots of animals seen, lots of cooing over the cuteness of them all and getting to exhaust the girls out on the little play area again. I can’t wait to go back when they get some new animals in!
What’s your favourite animal?
Anyone who knows me, knows that I like to have different colours in my hair or experiment for all that matter with my hair. It’s just one of the few things I do like about myself in some matter. My kids love it and so do their friends, I have to be one of the easiest parents for teachers to find in the playground when waiting for them to come out of school. Over the last year, my hair has gone from red to blue, then blonde and now there’s some pink in it too! And it’s been cut very short. Or short for me. I don’t think I’ve had it this short for well over 10 years.
I’ve always just done darker colours on my hair until the last year as I never thought that anything near blonde with suit me just because of how naturally pale I am. I think for my birthday this year, I might treat myself and go to this amazing hairdresser in town who is known for her hair colours and see what fancy thing she can come up with for me.
Do you like to do anything bright and colourful or fun with your hair?
This week I went for a bit of a spacey kinda theme as I had some shooting star washi tape I’d been wanting to use. I had a little bit of a play around with my watercolours and my crayons which you could add water too as well this time. I think I need just a little bit more getting used to them as it looks a little scruffy in places but overall I’m quite happy with how it turned out.
Check who learnt to drink water this week! That’s right, I did. Mainly because I just kept filling my glass up at work every time it got empty, I just need to remember to do that at home too instead of opening the wine.