Keeping Busy A Day Into Our Lives: Welcome To The…

Keeping Busy A Day Into Our Lives: Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Happy Friday friends and welcome back to this weeks 18/08/2017 ‘Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop’.

Thanks for stopping by here again today. Happy you are here and I hope you want to link up with us today and join in the blog hop fun.

Keeping Busy A Day Into Our Lives

Keeping Busy A Day Into Our Lives: Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop:

We have been keeping ourselves busy again this week. So so busy. I can tell I am not that fit to keep up with the holidays!! Must try harder come September to get fitter!!

Keeping Busy A Day Into Our Lives

Yum, I need to eat more fruit and cut out the sweet things. That would be a good start!!

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A Day Into Our Lives:

Walkies With Mollie:

On Tuesday, the day started with a long walk with Mollie The Collie. I have to take her first thing as she does not leave me alone until she has had her morning walkies. She chills then until about 2 pm. Then starts following me for second walkies.

Quick Tidy Up:

A quick tidy up around the house. One of those, I have not timed, so I chuck everything in the cupboards and hope nothing falls out kind of tidy ups.

Walk To The Train Station:

Then a nice long walk to the train station for a day out with the children in Nottingham. A spot of shopping and lunch out.

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Shopping In Nottingham:

A nice long walk around the shops. I was looking for a new bag for travelling but I could not see one I really wanted. I wanted a nice one from Cath Kidston but I liked the waterproof back pack styles and they had not in at the minute.

So we walked around all the other shops but I did not see any I liked. No point in buying things I don’t need anymore so I left it. Feeling fed up and tired, we started heading for home.

Train And Walk back Home:

After shopping most of the day it was time to travel back home and walk back from the train station. The train home makes me so sleepy but I can not fall to sleep so I need matchsticks to keep my eyes open.

My Son, on the other hand, fell to sleep as soon as the train started moving. Not a care in the world!! Ha!


Second Walkies:

As soon as I get back home, Mollie was looking for her second walk after knocking me down to fuss me as she had missed us so much. Following me around looking to see if I reach for her lead. Best get my walking shoes on then. Just give me five minutes for coffee first!!

Walk Done Time To Rest?

Next up over an hour walking Mollie. I was tired after a day out shopping and all that walking but Mollie will not let me rest, so off we go. Walkies all done now time to rest!?

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Running Club:

Keeping Busy we dropped Mollie off home then it is 5 minutes rest and then time to drive me and the youngest two children to run club. It was so hot, did I really want to run?

No, I wanted to go to bed as I was so tired!! Next up, running reps at run club, still, no time to rest.  I did the session, happy, happy & worn out but did it.

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Home For Tea?

Bach home at 8 pm and the Husband is waiting for the car after a full day at work for him, as we have nothing much in for dinner. So off he goes food shopping. 9.30 pm food shopping done and is tea is made.

Bed Time:

11.00 pm Yeah, finally time for bed feeling so full from tea.

Morning Already, Nooo:

6.00 am Mollie starts waking up for walkies. No Mollie, please leave me five more minutes!? Then it all starts again, ha!! I am starting to feel worn out!!

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Polka Dots

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What I Wore: Dress: Dorothy Perkins | Kimono: c/o Asda | Shoes: Converse

Cath Kidston

What Did I Buy From Nottingham:

Did I buy anything in Nottingham? No, I was too worn out to think. My Daughter bought a pretty 101 Dalmatians bag from Cath Kidston though.

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Crunchy Carrot And Apple Salad With Cashew Dressing:

Secondly, happy Wednesday. How is your week going so far?

We are busy here with days out and dog walkies. All good fun. I am not eating that healthy though, with all this rushing around. I have just chopped up a nice big salad for today’s lunch and dinner though, so all is good today.

Are you looking for something different for lunch to try?

Today I am sharing a nice and healthy salad recipe with you.

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Last but not least, Welcome back to this weeks; The Wordless Or Not So Wordless Wednesday Photo Blog Hop.

Things are still really busy around here. I do not think I will ever get used to trying to work, look after the home and go out with the kids every day through the school holidays.

I think I must give it up as a bad job!! Tired out!! Also, Mollie still needs her 2 x 1 hour walks every day!

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  1. csuhpat1
    20 August 2017 / 19:27

    Beautiful pics. Love it. Thanks for hosting and I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

  2. Dawn Hart
    19 August 2017 / 12:06

    We've been away from blogging for a while and it's great to find your hop is still here, thank you for hosting xxx

  3. kateonthinice
    18 August 2017 / 22:41

    I want blackberry and apple pie now. Thanks for hosting.

  4. mummabstylish
    18 August 2017 / 22:37

    I've just made a pavlova, and the blackberries would look fabulous on it! Thanks for the link up. x Jacqui

    • 26 August 2017 / 21:27

      Sounds delicious Jaqui πŸ™‚

  5. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    18 August 2017 / 18:21

    It was fun seeing your day. Those berries look so ripe and juicy!

    • 26 August 2017 / 21:49

      Thanks Heather. I could eat some in a pie πŸ™‚

  6. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    18 August 2017 / 16:15

    I'm a fan of polka dots – you look so cute!

    18 August 2017 / 15:01

    I love your sunglasses and polka dots too! Those blackberries are yum..we have a huge festival here in WA every labor day…they are everywhere!

  8. Shelbee On The Edge
    18 August 2017 / 12:57

    I am loving your polka dots, Claire! And such scrumptious berries!Shelbee

  9. Cheryl Tucker
    18 August 2017 / 12:51

    Those berries look amazing! I can see pies in the future! Great photos! Peace! Cheryl

  10. vanity andme
    18 August 2017 / 12:15

    I have loads of Berries in the garden. Biggest crop ever! You sound super busy Claire. Have a great weekend xx

    • 23 August 2017 / 20:09

      Oh wow, sounds great Laurie, yummy πŸ™‚

  11. Tamar SB
    18 August 2017 / 11:11

    Those berries look so juicy!