The B&W Photography Project...


Some fun in The Maze at Hampton Court Palace ..

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The Milk Race : And A Flashback Friday.....



We have been non stop this week with the kids off school and my Husband off work. Lots of fun days out. From Lincoln to London.

On Sunday we went for a day out on the train to Nottingham. This is not too far away from home, always delivering a smashing day. The now annual Milk Race is back in the city. After being bored on the train on the way in, with the hubby telling us all about the original Milk Race. When he was a lad!! We had a good walk round the City, some retail therapy, had our traditional walk up-to the Castle. Then finally went to encourage some cyclists in the Milk Race. If we are not exercising ourselves, cheering others on is always good fun..
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The B&W Photography Project...


I took this picture in Matlock Baths on Friday. The children can not resist popping into the slots...

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A Winter Walk...


On Sunday as it was such a beautiful day we had a ride out to Chesterfield. If felt like a lovely Spring day. So warm for the time of year with the sun out and shining so brightly.


I was so pleased to see signs of Spring arriving when I stumble by these beautiful flowers. 


My daughter has a habit of pulling a face or giving me a "No I'm not smiling look when I take photos at the minute". My son is always happy to has his took although I think he was giving me the same look here!!


We found a Carousels set up in the market place. I love to see signs of the fair. Reminds me of Summer..


Now the children have broken up from school for half term we have to make plans what to do next week. I hope we get some nice dry weather and maybe a added bonus of sunshine!?! for our fun days out..

Linking up with- Country Kids



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January Run Streak..


Big congrats to my 11 year old son who ran every day in January for his New Years Resolution. He ran over a mile a day, everyday. Now he is back into and indeed loving running. Bring on the ParkRun again.

I am so disappointed that I missed 2 days as I had a bad cold(flu) but hay ho I managed the other 29 days. Onwards and upwards and here is to a great February running.....



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6 Miles Walk...

Hurry up dad, it's my turn!!

When the snow arrived at the beginning of the month it was so much fun. Everybody loved it. Before it had settled the children wanted to go out and play in it. Walks out, snowballing fun, making snowmen, slipping, sliding, Nerf fun and going on a walkie talkie adventure.

Now a month later and the snow is back again {lost count how many times it has come and gone now this month!}. Not too much fun now, cold, icy and everyone is fed up with it. The flu, colds and fever has caught us all {apart from hubby} and now I am really looking forward to warmer weather...

This was a 6 miles walk through the woods when the snow was exciting ..

Linking our outdoor fun up with ~ Coombe Mill

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Guess It's Back : Wellies Ready...



Last year we had no snow through the whole year. Shame really as the children love to see it. Even I like to see to arrive for a few days but am equally as happy to see it go to, especially when it turns to slush and ice..

So far this year it has snowed 3 times. Once for a week over Christmas and into the new year, just for a few days a week or so later. Guess what!?! it is back again..

You can imagine how the disappointed the children was this morning as their schools were not shut today. At least they will be happy when they get home though as it has been snowing all day long...

My youngest son and I have been doing a runstreak {running at lease a mile every day since Christmas}. Even though I have been really poorly with a cold this week. Not  really looking forward to today run!!

I really thought we had seen the last of the snow for this year. It was only a few day ago the sun was shining and my mum got a picture of Mr Hedgehog sneaking out of hibernation. Hope he has gone back now and snuggled up nice warm...

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Wednesday blog Hop...



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Snow : The B&W Photography Project...

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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 !!

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Christmas Jumper Selfies ...


Having some fun with selifies and Christmas jumpers. Trying to get both the youngest two children on a Christmas photo is hard work though. Daughter did not want to play so she photo bombed them instead!! All good fun though...

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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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Cross Country Relays At Berry Hill Park...


Last week my second eldest son ran the Cross Country Relays at Berry Hill Park. Each year 1,000's of runners of all ages come to the park to race x country. If this day was not get my running mojo back, no day would.


This is an event all the family love to go to watch. My husband and all my sons had been looking forward to this event for some time. Would it be raining? would it be cold? would it be muddy? like previous year? No, It must have been the warmest year on record for this event, {well in years} as usually I am wrapped up warm hiding behind scarf's, hat and gloves with the cold.

Not this year!!

The ladies races is the one that inspires me..  Women of all ages, running unbelievably fast... one day lol...


My son did great and was very pleased with his race. It is hard to get a good picture when he is running though...

Sometimes my kids do not want their photo taken...


Sometimes they do lol...

So on Tuesday I did a 6 mile run and rep session at running club, after 5 weeks off from running. Great to get back on it again but the boiler being broken don't make it easy to get out the door as freezing water is not much of an intensive to get me out running.

 Great news too, we have found someone to replace our boiler, put it where we want it putting, and at the right price!! 

Roll on a week on Monday...


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Catch!?!


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Pound The Alarm...





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Victoria Embankment ..


There are lots of beautiful parks in Nottinghamshire and one of our favourite places is at The Victoria Embankment. The first time I seen it, I wanted to move here!! I phoned my husband up and said, pack up we are moving.
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Bop It Beats! From Hasbro Gaming : Review ...


Bop it!
Spin it!
Scratch it! 
Flip it!
Reverse it!

My daughter and I have been having lots of fun testing out the new Bop It Beats game this week, from Hasbro Gaming. How cool is this DJ style turntable? The principle is the same as the original games, with a whole new makeover and musical twist.
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Magical World Journals : Tree Man Review...


Have you heard of Magical World Journals?

I have been following them on Twitter for a while now. I was very intrigued how unusual, fun and creative their unique journals are. I really like their products and was thinking how these would make nice gifts for my 2 youngest children. Would they like them? Or would they be scared?
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But First Let Me Take A Selfie...

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Up cycled Jewellery Box, Button Jar And Basket...


Last week we received a lovely fun and crafty parcel from Bostik and Tots 100 as part of our monthly crafty challenge. With lots of crafty ideas springing to mind it was hard work deciding which one to go with first.
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