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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Throwback Thursday Blog Linky #3

I seem to have lost a week! I'm sure it was Thursday yesterday! So today the boys break up from school for half term! I can't believe we've made it through a whole term already. Later I'll also be heading to school to help out at the Halloween disco. I have a feeling I'll be needing some headache tablets and an early night!

Thank you again to everyone that linked up, I really enjoy reading everyone's posts. This week I decided to highlight these two posts...

Firstly we have a recipe from El and Baby A. This is similar to what I make all the time for the boys and it's their favourite. It's a lovely easy and tasty meal!

 Secondly I'm sharing this post from Twinderelmo all about the things Mum's are suppose to do! Honestly I can't do half of the things Beth has said she can't do. It made me realise how heavily I still rely on my Mum!

The rules are simple!
Find an old hidden gem that just didn't get the attention it deserved! It can be anything you like, recipes, fashion, your little one's update. Everything is welcome!
It just has to be over a month old!
Come and link it up here for everyone to have a read.
And lastly share the love, comment on a couple of other blog so that we can give them the attention they deserve!!

If you want to let them know how you found them you could use the #TBTL hashtag and I would love it if you could add the Throwback Thursday blog badge!
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I'll be commenting on everyone's post that is linked up and will also share the posts over on Twitter. The following week I will share a few of my favourite reads from the previous week.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Harvest Festival

Today was harvest festival at the boys school and I was over the moon to be invited to the assembly. I remember harvest festival when I was at school and I actually loved it. Each year our school would all walk up to the local church and attend the service they had on. After the service we'd all be given a basket of food to go and hand out among the elderly community with our teacher or a church worker. Although I'm not religious I have very fond memories of going to church partly because of all the charity I would be included in.

It isn't quite the same experience for the boys but I hope they know that they are doing some thing good even if they don't see it first hand I like did as a child.

They all raided my cupboards this morning looking for the best tins to take into school! I had to stop them a little as the whole of my cupboard would have gone to school and we need to be able to last on those tins as it's still another week till payday!

They also had fun informing me how out of date some items were, I think ones we had actually fun at the school's summer fair the year before last!

Anyway the assembly was lovely. It's only a small school with 52 kids in total so we all crammed into one of the classrooms to watch them all. I like that they all do assembly together as it means I get to see all three of my boys at once!

It was lovely watching them sing and dance and I was amazed at how brave they all were talking in front of so many adults.

Tomorrow is the end of term and a busy day for us all. It's their Halloween disco and I'm helping out. So we'll all be a school tomorrow!
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Monday, 20 October 2014

Our first Tropical Fish Tank.

Recently Morgan has been talking about having a pet, sadly this isn't really an option because we rent privately and our Landlord is very against pets. We would love a dog to complete our little family walks but unless we move house this won't be happening.

One thing we are allowed though are fish! Even though we can't take them on our country walks we've really been looking into having a good sized fish tank. We used to have goldfish but I would love a tropical tank. The fish are so much more interesting and pretty. I had tropical fish when I was a kid and I loved the little neon fish that zoomed around the tank.

With having a tropical fish tank they become slightly harder to look after than just gold fish. There has to be a good balance in the tank to keep the fish healthy. I also found the hard way as a kid that you really shouldn't over feed them!

It can be confusing setting up your first Tropical fish tank as there are so many things you have to consider. You need a heater to keep the water warm and a filter to keep it pure. It's best to shop at specialists like All Pond Solutions to make sure you are getting the correct items for you tank. Most of the time having a tropical fish tank is about looking after the water rather then the fish. Their environment has to be perfect for happy fish!

We are planning on buying the tank soon which means it's still going to be a while until we can actually buy the fish. You have to let the water settle for weeks so it is something you have to be prepared to wait for.

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Secret Park! Shhhh!

We've spent a lot of our time at the park this past week. The weather still hasn't been terrible and there has only been a slight chill in the air. It's sunny right now as I'm typing and if Abby wasn't sleeping I would have packed her bag and headed out to enjoy the weather. I know it isn't going to last much longer and we won't be doing our evening strolls as much once the clocks change, so I'll be making the most of the light over the next week.

We've been at the park 3 times this week and whenever I ask the boys what they would like to do they always ask for "the secret park" it's always so quite there that they think we're the only ones that know of it! It's really cute as they sneak up to the ally way, making sure no one see's them disappear!

Rhys spends most of his time playing with the games that are painted on the floor. He has a brilliant imagination and could make a game out of anything.

Abby spents her time at the park trying to keep up with her brother, she is normally always running behind one of them!

Morgan never used to be adventurous however these days he likes to check whether I have any underlining heart conditions with the amount of climb he now does.

Ewan loves the swings, he would spend the whole time on them if I was there pushing him. He's a bit of a dare devil like Morgan and wants to no go as high as possible! He normally asks for Daddy-Ben to push him because he's better at it!

I love heading to the park with them, although I'm running around a lot I do love just stepping back and watching how they like to play. I'm hoping for a mild winter so we can continue to enjoy our hidden park!

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Friday, 17 October 2014

My Retro Business idea!

When I was a teen I always had a dream business that I would open up if I ever won the lottery. In the little town I live in, there really isn't anything for young teens to do. The nearest city and large town are both an hours bus journey away and I always thought my idea would be the perfect way to get out and socialise....

I always wanted to open up my own Roller Disco! As a kid I always loved my skates, although I may have had a few bumps and bruises from them, I just loved trying to go as fast as I could. The skate parks were never really any good as the paths weren't smooth and the streets were worse. Then one day I was watching some cheesy American movie and they headed to a Roller Disco and it looked so much fun.

Although it's still a distant dream, I still browse the Skate Hut looking at the pretty quad skates they have. Thanks to Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page, skating has become very popular again with their movie Whip It. Although I would love a Roller Disco, Roller Derby looks a little too dangerous, especially when you are as accident prone of me!

How fantastically retro are these awesome skates! It would have to have a retro theme the the whole place!

So I will keep playing my lottery numbers and if they come up, you all know what I'll be doing! Though I do have other plans too, but my own business would definitely be the way I would go!

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