Cheese. That’s all somebody has to say to me, and I’m there. Add subscription box to that, and I’m all heck yeah, give me ALL the cheese! I’ve always been a great cheese lover and if there is ever a cheese board on a menu, that’s what I’m having. So when I was offered the chance to try out the Clwb Caws subscription from The Welsh Cheese Company, I grabbed it with both hands (quite literally, when it arrived!).
A subscription to Clwb Caws is the perfect way to ensure you have a regular supply of the very best Welsh cheese. Every month we hand pick four of our favourite cheeses, package them up and post them out to arrive with you on the second Wednesday of the month. The quartet of cheeses will always be varied and well balanced, and will weigh around 800g in total.Read more
You may have seen the cheesy meme going around recently; you know the one, where we only get 18 precious summers with our children so we must make the most of them. That’s all well and good, and to an extent I agree. But sometimes, just sometimes; we may have had enough, want a break, want to pull our hair out; just want them back at school! And that’s fine, too.
I’m not going to lie, I really struggled with them last summer. We were going through a really difficult time with Jacob and his behavioural issues, which made it hard for me mentally, wanting to take them both out on my own all of the time. Other than going away during the last week of summer, I’m going to admit that we probably had quite a boring six weeks. That’s why this year, we’ve made a bucket list! Read more
When we lived in our previous three homes we were very hot on making sure our home was secure, as we lived on an estate notorious for crime. We even used to lock the door when we were inside, just in case. I absolutely hated our rooms facing onto the road or path, for people to see what we had; call me paranoid, but it was to be expected! Since we’ve moved to our forever home in a quiet rural village we have been a lot more relaxed. After a few attempted break ins a few months ago though, I realised we needed to step our home security up a little. Read more
I’m not going to lie; I’m not one to strictly limit tablet screen time with the boys. If I want a lie in, I’ll use it; if I need a break, I’ll use it; if they ask to watch whilst eating lunch, I’ll usually let them. (As long as we’re not sitting as a family – they’re not allowed their tablet then). They don’t watch television as much as they used to, and if they do then it’s usually a chill out time with us.
Since we’ve been living in the countryside they play outside a lot more than they used to. Before that, we had a communal concrete yard so it wasn’t that great for them. But now we have three different areas in which they can play, and we often go for walks along the river bank. There’s a certain place along there, that they pretend is a boat and they are fishermen! Read more
That’s what I usually refer to you as on here, but today I’m going to use your actual name, Paul; the one I said during our vows 10 years ago.
Looking back to 13 and a half years ago when we met and began dating, we were both young; not sure if we were going to be long term. But then six weeks later, you asked me to marry you – and I obviously said yes! Marriage would have to wait though, as I was heading off to University in nine months time. For many, that could have been a make or break, but not for us. We still saw each other at weekends, which kept our love alive. I don’t believe I missed out, as I just partied through the week!
Fast forward a year or so and we set a date for our wedding; no more than a couple of months after I would be finishing Uni! Who thought it would be a good idea to plan a wedding and do a degree at the same time? Me! But I we managed it – somehow! And it’s up there as one of the greatest days of my life.
Fast forward another 10 years and here we are today. We’ve had our amazing ups, and also we’ve battled some truly devastating downs. But that’s the thing, we battled through; we fought for each other, as husband & wife should do. We probably have more battles to fight further down the line – especially the one we’re having for our first born at the moment. We’ve loved each other, we’ve disliked each other at times; but that’s the stubbornness and fight in us both!
I love you; happy anniversary. And here’s to the next ten years.