Postcards from Kent


A few weeks back we made the annual journey over to my sisters for her birthday. We spent a few days doing what you should whilst there; a trip to the seaside for evening fish and chips, picnics and sprinklers in the garden, walking through fields of crops (we weren't quite wild or brave enough to run through the wheat field though!) and stopping at country pubs nestled in chocolate box villages.



Postcards from Kent


A few weeks back we made the annual journey over to my sisters for her birthday. We spent a few days doing what you should whilst there; a trip to the seaside for evening fish and chips, picnics and sprinklers in the garden, walking through fields of crops (we weren't quite wild or brave enough to run through the wheat field though!) and stopping at country pubs nestled in chocolate box villages.



Strawberry picking near Bristol!


Last weekend we decided that we'd better go Strawberry picking before it got too late in the season, like last year. It was the harbourside festival on in Bristol, and neither Rob or I had any intention of dragging two children down there (I'm sure it's ace but crowds and business isn't our thing!) so getting out of the city was appealing. We drove to a place that we've been going to for the past three years, (you can see our first trip here...look how little Theo looks!) so it's nice to have some sort of tradition. It's called Chosen Hill farm near Chew Valley lake. The drive over itself is beautiful as you round the valley the get stunning views back down towards the lake and hills in the distance.

It feels sort of special to be slowly introducing our family traditions to Rohan, bringing him along and showing him all these new places. Obviously he's only a baby so isn't really aware of where we are or what we're doing, but it's nice to think he's joining in! These are the things we looked forward to most of all when thinking about having another baby, and especially once Rohan was actually here but in hospital. It felt like such an unknown future, not knowing when we'd be able to get back to our normal lives and start doing all these traditional things as a family. So it's days like these that we soak up even more and revel in the ability to actually be able to achieve those outings and experiences. It may not seem like much, but to us it means so much!

Anyway, this year we went a little wild with the amount of strawberries we collected, and like an over excited kid in a sweet shop we took them up to pay and were a little surprised at how much we'd spent! So armed with our 3kgs of strawberries we heaved them home and decided to try our hand at making jam for the first time. Theo, after helping to make it, then decided that he wanted to give some jars as a goodbye gift to his teachers which I thought was a very sweet idea!

So here's to another year of strawberry picking!




Strawberry picking near Bristol!


Last weekend we decided that we'd better go Strawberry picking before it got too late in the season, like last year. It was the harbourside festival on in Bristol, and neither Rob or I had any intention of dragging two children down there (I'm sure it's ace but crowds and business isn't our thing!) so getting out of the city was appealing. We drove to a place that we've been going to for the past three years, (you can see our first trip here...look how little Theo looks!) so it's nice to have some sort of tradition. It's called Chosen Hill farm near Chew Valley lake. The drive over itself is beautiful as you round the valley the get stunning views back down towards the lake and hills in the distance.

It feels sort of special to be slowly introducing our family traditions to Rohan, bringing him along and showing him all these new places. Obviously he's only a baby so isn't really aware of where we are or what we're doing, but it's nice to think he's joining in! These are the things we looked forward to most of all when thinking about having another baby, and especially once Rohan was actually here but in hospital. It felt like such an unknown future, not knowing when we'd be able to get back to our normal lives and start doing all these traditional things as a family. So it's days like these that we soak up even more and revel in the ability to actually be able to achieve those outings and experiences. It may not seem like much, but to us it means so much!

Anyway, this year we went a little wild with the amount of strawberries we collected, and like an over excited kid in a sweet shop we took them up to pay and were a little surprised at how much we'd spent! So armed with our 3kgs of strawberries we heaved them home and decided to try our hand at making jam for the first time. Theo, after helping to make it, then decided that he wanted to give some jars as a goodbye gift to his teachers which I thought was a very sweet idea!

So here's to another year of strawberry picking!




a weekend in Brighton


A few weeks ago (yes I'm very behind!) we took a trip to Brighton over the bank holiday weekend to visit family and friends. It had been over a year since we'd last visited, and the city by the sea was pulling us back.

We arrived on the Sunday to glorious sunshine, and met our friends at their new home. After a little lunch we strolled to the nearest park for a play and a good old catch up. We then headed to the seafront and a visit to the pier, something we didn't have chance to do on our previous visit! 



Both the pier and seafront were ridiculously busy with everyone out enjoying the warm weather. I was determined to show Theo the pier and relive my childhood memories of running over the slats peering at the sea below. We let him have a go on a few rides, the carousel and the helter skelter, but steered clear of the heaving arcades, however strong the lure of the 2p machines were! 



After we'd had our fill of the pier we escaped the crowds and walked to find a quiet spot to sit, chat and have a drink whilst Theo napped. 

The rest of our trip was spent dodging rain whilst we browsed in the toy, comic and vintage shops of the lanes, met with friends for coffee and visited a very soggy fete. It's not often I say this but in hindsight I'd wish we'd visited the Sealife centre, and perhaps planned our day a little better! 

But fear not, Brighton, we will be back! 

a weekend in Brighton


A few weeks ago (yes I'm very behind!) we took a trip to Brighton over the bank holiday weekend to visit family and friends. It had been over a year since we'd last visited, and the city by the sea was pulling us back.

We arrived on the Sunday to glorious sunshine, and met our friends at their new home. After a little lunch we strolled to the nearest park for a play and a good old catch up. We then headed to the seafront and a visit to the pier, something we didn't have chance to do on our previous visit! 



Both the pier and seafront were ridiculously busy with everyone out enjoying the warm weather. I was determined to show Theo the pier and relive my childhood memories of running over the slats peering at the sea below. We let him have a go on a few rides, the carousel and the helter skelter, but steered clear of the heaving arcades, however strong the lure of the 2p machines were! 



After we'd had our fill of the pier we escaped the crowds and walked to find a quiet spot to sit, chat and have a drink whilst Theo napped. 

The rest of our trip was spent dodging rain whilst we browsed in the toy, comic and vintage shops of the lanes, met with friends for coffee and visited a very soggy fete. It's not often I say this but in hindsight I'd wish we'd visited the Sealife centre, and perhaps planned our day a little better! 

But fear not, Brighton, we will be back! 

oh we do like to be beside the seaside

So finally the great British summer has shown up, and we were lucky enough to be visiting Rob's grandparents last weekend so we took advantage of it and had our first trip to the beach this year (well not the first, but the first hot and sunny trip)

There was a slight breeze as we made our way through the town to the seafront, passing other families revelling in the marvel of the sunshine like it hasn't been seen in a long while. People sat on benches willing their winter white skin to turn a darker shade, whilst children bravely tested the sea water. We stopped for ice-cream, because that's what you do at the seaside, before finding a small patch on the beach to try it out for ourselves.

I'm so happy that Theo has finally become a bit braver when it comes to the sea, because it would be a boring childhood for sure if he never experienced the waves, and might even help me get over my fear and hate of the sea and sand. Here's hoping the good weather sticks around and this can be the first of many great weekends by the sea!


Have any of your been to the beach recently, or even braved a paddle in the sea? I would love to hear about it if you have, and discover any new spots! 

oh we do like to be beside the seaside

So finally the great British summer has shown up, and we were lucky enough to be visiting Rob's grandparents last weekend so we took advantage of it and had our first trip to the beach this year (well not the first, but the first hot and sunny trip)

There was a slight breeze as we made our way through the town to the seafront, passing other families revelling in the marvel of the sunshine like it hasn't been seen in a long while. People sat on benches willing their winter white skin to turn a darker shade, whilst children bravely tested the sea water. We stopped for ice-cream, because that's what you do at the seaside, before finding a small patch on the beach to try it out for ourselves.

I'm so happy that Theo has finally become a bit braver when it comes to the sea, because it would be a boring childhood for sure if he never experienced the waves, and might even help me get over my fear and hate of the sea and sand. Here's hoping the good weather sticks around and this can be the first of many great weekends by the sea!


Have any of your been to the beach recently, or even braved a paddle in the sea? I would love to hear about it if you have, and discover any new spots! 

last weekend


Last weekend before Theo's birthday on Sunday, we traveled over to my sister's little cottage to spend a few days with her. She had very kindly booked us tickets to go and see a theatre performance, by Oily Cart, a company who write and perform theatre for early years and children with special needs. I wasn't sure how Theo would be and if he'd be able to sit and enjoy the whole performance, as it's aimed towards under 5s, but I couldn't have been more wrong! He was compelltey engaged with the whole performance. There was so much to do and look at and part take in, and each section lasted the perfect amount of time. There was so much involved, such as sensory, music, moving around, watching, and playing...and even though there were children who were older there too, Theo was as engaged as they were. I don't want to go into too much detail because I seriously urge you to go and check it out yourselves if they come to a town near you! The show we saw was called 'In a pickle'. go go go!




Later after the show, which was at the University of Kent, we hung around in a student bar for a little while reminiscing of the way life used to be and how a tiny bit of us wished we could go back to being a care-free student, with no responsibilities in the world! Oh how easy that life was!

We drove back to my sisters cottage in a small hamlet, built a fire, ate dinner and I fell asleep on the sofa watching Bednobs and Broomsticks! It had been a long day and drive over, but such a good one!








The next day we woke up to beautiful sunshine, which was so welcome after a week of milky snowy skies. We had a lazy morning before heading into Canterbury for a little stroll around and some lunch in the Veg box Cafe 









We returned home and decided to go for a walk to the pub which is about a mile away through the woods. It all sounded like a good idea, a mile is easy to walk....but not with a toddler. We made it to the apple orchards and that was about it, we didn't have a carrier and there was no way that I could have carried Theo for a mile, and Rob didn't have very sensible shoes on for trudging through mud. But we enjoyed the orchard in the evening sun before giving up and driving to the pub instead! You may remember some photos I took of a walk we went on the last time I visited my sister, back in June. How different it looks in the winter, and how much Theo has changed...











After a few drinks of warming ale (don't worry I only had a half!) we headed back home and prepared for the long drive home. It was a short, but very enjoyable trip away! We're still recovering a little bit from last weekend, we packed quite a lot in, but most importantly Theo had a lovely time seeing all of his family!

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last weekend


Last weekend before Theo's birthday on Sunday, we traveled over to my sister's little cottage to spend a few days with her. She had very kindly booked us tickets to go and see a theatre performance, by Oily Cart, a company who write and perform theatre for early years and children with special needs. I wasn't sure how Theo would be and if he'd be able to sit and enjoy the whole performance, as it's aimed towards under 5s, but I couldn't have been more wrong! He was compelltey engaged with the whole performance. There was so much to do and look at and part take in, and each section lasted the perfect amount of time. There was so much involved, such as sensory, music, moving around, watching, and playing...and even though there were children who were older there too, Theo was as engaged as they were. I don't want to go into too much detail because I seriously urge you to go and check it out yourselves if they come to a town near you! The show we saw was called 'In a pickle'. go go go!




Later after the show, which was at the University of Kent, we hung around in a student bar for a little while reminiscing of the way life used to be and how a tiny bit of us wished we could go back to being a care-free student, with no responsibilities in the world! Oh how easy that life was!

We drove back to my sisters cottage in a small hamlet, built a fire, ate dinner and I fell asleep on the sofa watching Bednobs and Broomsticks! It had been a long day and drive over, but such a good one!








The next day we woke up to beautiful sunshine, which was so welcome after a week of milky snowy skies. We had a lazy morning before heading into Canterbury for a little stroll around and some lunch in the Veg box Cafe 









We returned home and decided to go for a walk to the pub which is about a mile away through the woods. It all sounded like a good idea, a mile is easy to walk....but not with a toddler. We made it to the apple orchards and that was about it, we didn't have a carrier and there was no way that I could have carried Theo for a mile, and Rob didn't have very sensible shoes on for trudging through mud. But we enjoyed the orchard in the evening sun before giving up and driving to the pub instead! You may remember some photos I took of a walk we went on the last time I visited my sister, back in June. How different it looks in the winter, and how much Theo has changed...











After a few drinks of warming ale (don't worry I only had a half!) we headed back home and prepared for the long drive home. It was a short, but very enjoyable trip away! We're still recovering a little bit from last weekend, we packed quite a lot in, but most importantly Theo had a lovely time seeing all of his family!

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birthday

yikes, I'm so behind on updating our Christmas time! Here are a few photos from my birthday trip to London. When I was little we used to go up to London to look at the lights on Oxford street and to visit Hamleys. Sometimes we'd go up for the whole day, or sometimes just the evening, but I always remember being filled with so much awe at the size of the buildings and the busy streets. We wanted to go back and to show Theo the same things, but believe me it's very different through an adults eyes...regent Street and Hamleys on a Sunday two days before Christmas is not a good idea! But none the less we battled through the crowds and had a look around and Theo had fun running riot in Hamleys. But I'm getting a little ahead of myself, first things first we traveled to the V&A museum, Theo got to ride the tube which he was very excited about! We had tea and cake in the cafe, had a quick look around the fashion exhibition, before making our way to the Science Museum.

I haven't been there for years and was really excited to take Theo, we of course took time looking through the airplanes, trains, cars and tractor hall before visiting a few of the other areas. We watched an amazing bubble show, but I missed the best bit at the end, where a man was put inside a bubble?! I know, gutted...but Theo had finally tired himself out! We also missed going into the Garden, which is a giant play area for little ones, with lots of climbing and water...think we might have to plan another trip just to go and play here, it looked amazing! My favourite part was probably the around the home exhibition, with rows and rows of household appliances displayed through the ages, don't ask me why but I love that sort of thing! 

By the time we got out it was getting dark, so we made our way over to Regent Street. It was a fun, but as always in London such a tiring day. I had a nice birthday, but it didn't really feel a whole lot like it. I didn't have that same sort of special feeling that I used to have, even up to a couple of years ago. Perhaps because most of the day was arranged around Theo that I sort of didn't have time to think or feel about my birthday! Poor me...sob sob.






















p.s yes that is Theo's face drawn in sand by a robot...

birthday

yikes, I'm so behind on updating our Christmas time! Here are a few photos from my birthday trip to London. When I was little we used to go up to London to look at the lights on Oxford street and to visit Hamleys. Sometimes we'd go up for the whole day, or sometimes just the evening, but I always remember being filled with so much awe at the size of the buildings and the busy streets. We wanted to go back and to show Theo the same things, but believe me it's very different through an adults eyes...regent Street and Hamleys on a Sunday two days before Christmas is not a good idea! But none the less we battled through the crowds and had a look around and Theo had fun running riot in Hamleys. But I'm getting a little ahead of myself, first things first we traveled to the V&A museum, Theo got to ride the tube which he was very excited about! We had tea and cake in the cafe, had a quick look around the fashion exhibition, before making our way to the Science Museum.

I haven't been there for years and was really excited to take Theo, we of course took time looking through the airplanes, trains, cars and tractor hall before visiting a few of the other areas. We watched an amazing bubble show, but I missed the best bit at the end, where a man was put inside a bubble?! I know, gutted...but Theo had finally tired himself out! We also missed going into the Garden, which is a giant play area for little ones, with lots of climbing and water...think we might have to plan another trip just to go and play here, it looked amazing! My favourite part was probably the around the home exhibition, with rows and rows of household appliances displayed through the ages, don't ask me why but I love that sort of thing! 

By the time we got out it was getting dark, so we made our way over to Regent Street. It was a fun, but as always in London such a tiring day. I had a nice birthday, but it didn't really feel a whole lot like it. I didn't have that same sort of special feeling that I used to have, even up to a couple of years ago. Perhaps because most of the day was arranged around Theo that I sort of didn't have time to think or feel about my birthday! Poor me...sob sob.






















p.s yes that is Theo's face drawn in sand by a robot...

I want never gets...

well sometimes it does...

I've seen this idea floating around on pinterest and thought I'd share it here. It's a simple guide to follow when asking or thinking of what you would like for Christmas. When people ask me what I want, I have to think of what I want for my birthday too, and I honestly can never really think of things I want/need (which is why all you summer birthday people have a good deal!) I always need things at other times of the year, but around this time my mind just goes blank! But this idea really helped, and it's been really useful in keeping things simple and not going over board on presents. The idea is to think of one thing you want, you need, you can wear and you can read. I assume that the categories can be mixed, such as I need some knickers to wear as mine all have holes in (this is just hypothetical btw) haha...

So back to Christmas, as it's getting eeeeeeven closer, how on earth did that happen? Isn't only 5 weeks away now? I know it's silly because after all it is just one day, but I have to say I'm so excited this year! Rob for the first time has the WHOLE of Christmas off, which means we can visit family together, spend time together as a family when everyone else is spending time together as a family too, which is very VERY unheard of round here! (f you retail! So glad Rob's not working retail anymore)

I don't know why I'm so excited this year, perhaps it's because it's the first year when Theo will maybe understand a little bit of what is going on and we've got him some pretty good presents that I'm excited for him to play with. We also get to see most of our family over a few days, and we're taking a little trip just before Christmas to visit my dad and my hometown. Every year when we were little we would visit a little miniature railway which runs a little steam train, and we would take it round the track to Santa's grotto! I really want to take Theo on this and relive some of my childhood through him. It's really important to me for him to experience things I did as a child, since we live so far away from where I grew up, and I had a really lovely childhood looking back. We're also going to be visiting London on my birthday on the 23rd which is a little bit of a tradition as we used to go when I was younger to look at the lights on Oxford Street and have a look/play in Hamleys toy shop...I'm so excited to do the same this year!

We're not doing any more travelling than that, and staying put in Bristol. We are spending Christmas day with Rob's parents and grandparents, and the next day my Mum, Andy and one of my sisters and boyf will be coming to us in our new house for a second Christmas. I've got a little bit over excited about this, and am collecting quite a stash of Christmas treats! So basically roll on Christmas!

It's going to be a stressful time running up to it though, as we move next week and have been busy packing and sorting and trying to get our head around all the things we need to do, but I'm ready to move and to relax in our new home.

Sorry it's been a bit quiet over here, I've been busy tipi making (weeeeeeee!) and then getting ill (booooooo). I spent all day yesterday in bed not being able to move with a horrid stomach ache/headache/tiredness and feeling sick which wasn't fun at all. I'm feeling a little better today and even managed to venture outside. And we've been busy packing boxes. I'm sorry if it is a little quiet around here over the next week, as we're going to be super busy, but please hang in there with me and don't forget us! 

p.s on that note, please remember to vote for us on top baby blogs when you can! that would be much appreciated and very Christmassy of you!! (link on side bar....)


I want never gets...

well sometimes it does...

I've seen this idea floating around on pinterest and thought I'd share it here. It's a simple guide to follow when asking or thinking of what you would like for Christmas. When people ask me what I want, I have to think of what I want for my birthday too, and I honestly can never really think of things I want/need (which is why all you summer birthday people have a good deal!) I always need things at other times of the year, but around this time my mind just goes blank! But this idea really helped, and it's been really useful in keeping things simple and not going over board on presents. The idea is to think of one thing you want, you need, you can wear and you can read. I assume that the categories can be mixed, such as I need some knickers to wear as mine all have holes in (this is just hypothetical btw) haha...

So back to Christmas, as it's getting eeeeeeven closer, how on earth did that happen? Isn't only 5 weeks away now? I know it's silly because after all it is just one day, but I have to say I'm so excited this year! Rob for the first time has the WHOLE of Christmas off, which means we can visit family together, spend time together as a family when everyone else is spending time together as a family too, which is very VERY unheard of round here! (f you retail! So glad Rob's not working retail anymore)

I don't know why I'm so excited this year, perhaps it's because it's the first year when Theo will maybe understand a little bit of what is going on and we've got him some pretty good presents that I'm excited for him to play with. We also get to see most of our family over a few days, and we're taking a little trip just before Christmas to visit my dad and my hometown. Every year when we were little we would visit a little miniature railway which runs a little steam train, and we would take it round the track to Santa's grotto! I really want to take Theo on this and relive some of my childhood through him. It's really important to me for him to experience things I did as a child, since we live so far away from where I grew up, and I had a really lovely childhood looking back. We're also going to be visiting London on my birthday on the 23rd which is a little bit of a tradition as we used to go when I was younger to look at the lights on Oxford Street and have a look/play in Hamleys toy shop...I'm so excited to do the same this year!

We're not doing any more travelling than that, and staying put in Bristol. We are spending Christmas day with Rob's parents and grandparents, and the next day my Mum, Andy and one of my sisters and boyf will be coming to us in our new house for a second Christmas. I've got a little bit over excited about this, and am collecting quite a stash of Christmas treats! So basically roll on Christmas!

It's going to be a stressful time running up to it though, as we move next week and have been busy packing and sorting and trying to get our head around all the things we need to do, but I'm ready to move and to relax in our new home.

Sorry it's been a bit quiet over here, I've been busy tipi making (weeeeeeee!) and then getting ill (booooooo). I spent all day yesterday in bed not being able to move with a horrid stomach ache/headache/tiredness and feeling sick which wasn't fun at all. I'm feeling a little better today and even managed to venture outside. And we've been busy packing boxes. I'm sorry if it is a little quiet around here over the next week, as we're going to be super busy, but please hang in there with me and don't forget us! 

p.s on that note, please remember to vote for us on top baby blogs when you can! that would be much appreciated and very Christmassy of you!! (link on side bar....)


A weekly round-up


I made my Instagram profile private again, as I didn't really like the idea of random people following me, therefore I had to remove my instagram widget on the side of my blog. I know this is probably weird as I share lots of photos on the blog, and I don't know who is looking at them, but I kind of feel it's better to have a bit more control over who views my images. I'm considering watermarking my photos of Theo that I put on the blog, call me paranoid but it does worry me a little bit that just anyone can look and even save the pictures I post. Has anyone else considered doing this? Or am I just being over paranoid? It's a strange dilemma really, and probably hypocritical on my part as I'm the one taking and sharing photos of my family (without Theo's permission, obviously as he's a baby) and details of our life on the internet. As I've said before, the reason's for sharing photos are to document and to share with family and friends, but obviously there are people who I don't know who look at the blog. I would love to believe that everyone out there looking at this blog is a nice, decent person, but you never know right? But surely you just have to take that risk as part of the enjoyment of blogging, and the rest of the positives it creates. (aaahhh)

Anyway, I majorly digress, the point of this post is to share a few photos from Instagram (see a contradiction right there as I'm still sharing them?) of our week:

1&2 Getting ready for our family cycle ride to bath (20 miles all round!)
3&4 Our destination and on route
5&6 My sick Saturday and Theo climbing under the covers with me
7&8 The boy and I achieving nap time without nursing and a visit to Grimsbury farm
9&10 Always playing with trains and at the farm
11&12 eating a banana like a real boy and balloon watching with daddy in our garden

So this week has been very quiet indeed. We went on a little (big!) bike ride on Friday on the spur of the moment, we had to hire a bike and a trailer for Theo and I but we had the best day! But the next day I paid for it as I came down with a horrid cold. Theo had had a cough for a little bit too, but he seemed fine for a few days, then came down with the cold too. I thought I was getting better, but I actually started to feel worse again, meaning I had to cancel all arrangements this week, which resulted in a very uneventful week! We did manage to get out yesterday afternoon to enjoy the sunshine (I love you September) for a quick visit to the farm. Needless to say a lot of Thomas and cbeebies has been watched this week whilst I lay around dripping in snot. Summer colds suck.

Anyway, we're on the mend now and have an exciting weekend planned. Tomorrow (as that's when our weekend starts!) we are going to visit a potential wedding venue before we head our separate ways. Rob is going on a stag do to Woolacombe where they are hiring our a chalet and going to have fires on the beach. I'm very jealous, I want to be doing this especially as the weather is supposed to be lovely! I'm heading down to Rob's Grandparents for another little visit and a break!

Hope everyone else is enjoying the lovely weather we've been having! And have a good weekend!

p.s I just re-read this post and realised it's all over the place, you'll have to forgive me as I don't think my brain is quite back to normal....

A weekly round-up


I made my Instagram profile private again, as I didn't really like the idea of random people following me, therefore I had to remove my instagram widget on the side of my blog. I know this is probably weird as I share lots of photos on the blog, and I don't know who is looking at them, but I kind of feel it's better to have a bit more control over who views my images. I'm considering watermarking my photos of Theo that I put on the blog, call me paranoid but it does worry me a little bit that just anyone can look and even save the pictures I post. Has anyone else considered doing this? Or am I just being over paranoid? It's a strange dilemma really, and probably hypocritical on my part as I'm the one taking and sharing photos of my family (without Theo's permission, obviously as he's a baby) and details of our life on the internet. As I've said before, the reason's for sharing photos are to document and to share with family and friends, but obviously there are people who I don't know who look at the blog. I would love to believe that everyone out there looking at this blog is a nice, decent person, but you never know right? But surely you just have to take that risk as part of the enjoyment of blogging, and the rest of the positives it creates. (aaahhh)

Anyway, I majorly digress, the point of this post is to share a few photos from Instagram (see a contradiction right there as I'm still sharing them?) of our week:

1&2 Getting ready for our family cycle ride to bath (20 miles all round!)
3&4 Our destination and on route
5&6 My sick Saturday and Theo climbing under the covers with me
7&8 The boy and I achieving nap time without nursing and a visit to Grimsbury farm
9&10 Always playing with trains and at the farm
11&12 eating a banana like a real boy and balloon watching with daddy in our garden

So this week has been very quiet indeed. We went on a little (big!) bike ride on Friday on the spur of the moment, we had to hire a bike and a trailer for Theo and I but we had the best day! But the next day I paid for it as I came down with a horrid cold. Theo had had a cough for a little bit too, but he seemed fine for a few days, then came down with the cold too. I thought I was getting better, but I actually started to feel worse again, meaning I had to cancel all arrangements this week, which resulted in a very uneventful week! We did manage to get out yesterday afternoon to enjoy the sunshine (I love you September) for a quick visit to the farm. Needless to say a lot of Thomas and cbeebies has been watched this week whilst I lay around dripping in snot. Summer colds suck.

Anyway, we're on the mend now and have an exciting weekend planned. Tomorrow (as that's when our weekend starts!) we are going to visit a potential wedding venue before we head our separate ways. Rob is going on a stag do to Woolacombe where they are hiring our a chalet and going to have fires on the beach. I'm very jealous, I want to be doing this especially as the weather is supposed to be lovely! I'm heading down to Rob's Grandparents for another little visit and a break!

Hope everyone else is enjoying the lovely weather we've been having! And have a good weekend!

p.s I just re-read this post and realised it's all over the place, you'll have to forgive me as I don't think my brain is quite back to normal....