Our September favourites | Cake, crumble, and kids

September seems so far behind us now; well, in reality it is, isn’t it?! Three weeks behind us in fact. I’ve had so much happening the past few weeks that I’ve only just gotten around to writing our favourites for September. I was thinking I would just skip it this month, but then I decided to just get on with it as I haven’t missed a month since I started in May last year.

Our September favourites mostly consists of food and the boys. Well, they are two of my most favourite things in general anyway, so it’s fitting! September was back to school month, and we also have two family birthdays; The Husband and his brother, at either end of the month.
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The Complete Garden Design: What Is Yours Missing?

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Whether it is for a change of season, because you have moved into a new home, or just because you fancy a change, designing the layout and look of a garden can be surprisingly tough to get right. Gardens, for how enjoyable and beautiful they can be, are difficult spaces to work with on paper and in the imagination. Rarely do they turn out exactly the way you would hope, and you will often find that you have to make many changes along the way, right up to the completion of the project. But even then you might have trouble knowing whether you have actually designed your garden well, with nothing missing. Let’s look at what the complete garden design should incorporate. Read more

Our August favourites | Mazes, bear hunts, and a holiday

August favourites

The month of August seems to have whizzed by in a blur! I think it’s because I tried to get lots of work, some more fun in, and the school shopping finished before we went on holiday at the end of the month. When we came home earlier this month, it was only three days before the boys went back to school and I didn’t want to be rushing around.

I could just include everything we did on holiday in this post but then there wouldn’t be much room for anything else! So, I’m going to write about our holiday adventures separately. There is food involved, as usual, and some summer holiday fun.
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Musings of a Slimming World target member | #2

Musings of a Slimming World target member #2

It’s been a while since I wrote my first musings post; almost six months, in fact! I thought now was about the right time to get my thoughts down again. Since that last post, I haven’t found staying at target much easier. I still haven’t managed to get back to “bang on” target, so I obviously haven’t managed to get back to where I was before Christmas either. I would have felt like a fraud writing this before, as I’ve been out of target for the past month; but I finally got back into it this week.

If I’m being honest – and I always am on here – my head just hasn’t been 100% in the game. It’s not that I’ve completely lost my love of Slimming World; I think if I was following any other plan then I would be the same. We’ve been having problems with Jacob and it’s really been taking a toll on how I’ve been eating. Read more

Our July favourites | The foodie edition!

Well, July meant the beginning of the summer holidays for the boys, so we’ve been trying to have lots of fun! We’ve had a few days out, dog walks; but one thing we haven’t been doing is playing outside a lot. What is the weather all about this summer?! It’s bloody miserable, I think we’ve had rain on more days than not; we’ve not even had the paddling pool out yet, or the bouncy castle. Hopefully sometime before we go on holiday we’ll be able to, as we get back three days before the boys go back to school.

I’ve decided from now on, not to just limit our monthly favourites to five things in the round up post. I’ll just include as little or as many favourites as we’ve enjoyed. July is more of a foodie edition, as we had quite a few products for review last month, and had a great foodie (adult!) evening out.
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