Anyone For Tennis?


On a stroll through a nearby park a few weeks ago. My youngest two and me saw some tennis courts.  It took me back more years than I care to remember. I loved playing tennis as a kid, however like many things over the years I seemed to have forgotten all about it.
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Black And White Project: Walk Around London...


I took this photo outside Buckingham Palace on our 15 miles walk around London. It was a lovely walk day and the kids loved having a 5 minutes sit down..

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Me And Mine: March..


Can you believe it is already the end of March!!
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Shopping In Nottingham...


An inset day today, or as my daughter likes to call it ladybird day. So I have planned a nice girlie day out in Nottingham. Me, my daughter and mum are going shopping :) I can not wait as it has been years since me and my mum went shopping and she has not been to Nottingham since I was little!! Looking forward to a great day, trying clothes on, yummy food and a lot of banta, bring it on ...

{Us 3 when we get together...}

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Snow : The B&W Photography Project...

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Our Christmas Day..

Hoping you all have had a lovely Christmas day? We have been having a great time. Too much food, not much sleep, lots excitement and quality family time together. Even snow on Boxing day made it just that bit extra special!!

So many fun things have happen over the last few days which really do feel like weeks. Husband and children all home with time off work, school and university. Family visits, baking party cakes, Christmas day and opening presents. Christmas dinner, parents visiting for tea, more food, tasty cakes and drinks. Boxing day out for a party lunch at my mum and dads. More amazing food and cakes and home before the snow arrived. Snow came. Straight out at night to play in the snow in-case it disappeared by morning. More party food. Out to the park in the snow. Walking 3 miles to the shops for a spot of sale shopping. More snowy walks. 2 and a half miles walk around the woods to make the most of the snow. Sit down, heat on, feet up, nice cup of tea, more chocolate!!...

This is my catch up! What have you all been up to?

Sharing our Christmas eve through to Christmas day pictures today...


A present for Santa and Rudolph...



Now I really do need to get back to the gym, the weight is starting to creep on!! but it is still so cold, snowy and icy outside when it is lovely and warm inside..

Linking up with Jamie over at ~

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Wicked Wednesday...

And my Wicked Wednesday is my daughter not wanting a photo took with me and her brother.Then photo bombing the picture !!

brummymummyof2
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Flashback Friday : Putting Up The Christmas Tree 2013...

My youngest two are all excited for the weekend when we can go into the garage to sort out the Christmas decorations. On Monday I have been told by them, we will be putting tree up. 

I was thinking maybe we will wait a while this year, however after a trip to the shops today I had a change of heart., Seeing all the shops decorated, the Christmas music playing and every other shop seemingly selling Christmas jumpers I was finally getting into the Christmas season. I just wish my bank balance was!!

So once school is done Friday we will get the kids a new jumper, set up the advent calenders, then wait until Monday morning to trim up.

A few pictures of last year.






Christmas 2013



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Share-In-Style : Favourite Print....


This weeks theme over on Miss Papelicos Share-In-Style (on Mondays) blog hop is favourite print.  

My favourite has to be...

 Polka Dots...

I love Polka Dots...

 My daughter love polka dots...

Even got my husband a few polka dot shirts and he wears them...


These photos were taken in the ladies powder room at a hotel we stayed in for our holidays..

My daughter loved this room and thought it was a cool place to go...


I use to own lots of polka dot dresses...

 One by one they have wore away, got to big or old and tipped so I sent them to be recycled...


I even washed this one with an orange t-shirt and now has a peachy glow!!

So I'm on the hunt for a nice new red and white polka dot dress...

Any ideas? 





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Fajita And Film Night From Santa Maria...


Last week we had a Mexican feast and film night. Thanks to Santa Maria (previously Discovery Foods).

They sent us a lovely parcel filled with lots of tasty things for us to try out.  Perfect for our Mexican themed dinner. Best of all we all got to make our own fajitas with the toppings of our choice. We got sent a lovely selection of things including in our parcel~

Wholemeal tortillas,
Nacho rolls,
Fajitas seasoning,
Salsa,
Red jalapeños,
Onion and garlic dip,
Guacamole style topping.

We love making fajitas, we serve them with chicken dippers, chilli con carne all kinds of meat and salads. I picked chicken to go with our fajitas, so we could really tasty the dips and toppings. We all enjoyed the sauces, nacho, tortillas and dips and had a fun meal together. My favourite dip was the onion and garlic, perfect with the nacho rolls. My daughter loved the guacamole topping, not to spicy. Only my 2nd oldest son was brave enough to eat the jalapeños though, haha..

We also got to pick a film to make a special night of it. My daughter is a big Frozen fan so we selected that off their list. After we had finished all our delicious food and I had done the washing up, me and my daughter went to watch Frozen for a little mother and daughter girly time..



Me and my daughter watching Frozen with Ana and Elsa...

About this post~

I was gifted this parcel full of yummy food from Santa Maria. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...


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Sunday Runday..



This weeks word~

Sorry!!

You are not running London marathon...



Last week my daughter did here first Parkrun 5km run...

And this week she knock well over a minute off her time...



Last Saturday my son got a PB at park run an amazing under 24 minutes for 5km!!

This week he did a schools race...


 Last week I pulled my shorts out of storage and went for it at Parkrun.

 Best time this year and knock nearly 2 minutes off the same course 2 weeks ago.

Yesterday I was a little slower, only 22 seconds slower than last week though. It was raining and I was so hot in a woolly hat I put on to protect my new hairstyle!?!


Nice to get back upto 5 miles...


This weeks exercise~

Monday~

5 miles run
30 minutes Spinning class
45 minutes Body sculpture class

Tuesday~

3 miles run

Wednesday~

3 miles run

Thursday~

1 hour body pump class
3 miles run

Friday~

Day off

Saturday~

5km Parkrun

Sunday~

Day off



Now I know I am not in London, I need to make new goals ...

Plans and stick to them...




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Fantasy Island...

The last few weeks we have been getting out and doing lots of running. The children are loving running at the minute, which is great...A PB at Parkrun for my son last week and nearly 2 minutes quicker for me last week than 2 weeks before. 

This week I though I would share some pictures of a family day out to the seaside {instead of running again!!}. Sharing one of the last visit to the Beach in 2014. No more visits for another year. Aww...

Something special about being at the seaside when the sun is shining. 

How good does it make you feel!?! 

This was a day out a few weeks ago at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells. The sun was out and it felt like we were aboard. We stayed the night in Mablethope and the next day was completely different, cold windy and overcast!! Typical British weather!!


Fantasy Island was buzzing with people..


Great wall, perfect for a photo opp!!


Loving this sunshine..



After a walk around the market and fairground, time to hit the beach...


Having to sit in the shade as it was to hot..



Linking up our beach fun with ~

Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
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