Bargain boots, late night reading and a first day at rainbows #Littleloves

WHY has it taken me so long to join in with Coffee, work, sleep, repeats #Littleloves link up?! I literally have no idea! But I thought this year, I’d finally start. I probably wont manage to get one up every week, but I’m aiming for one a month at least. Anyway for those blogger friends who dont know, its basically just a post to help remind you – no matter how crappy your week has been- about all the lovely things that have happened this week. You can find the full details for the link up here

Anyway, so this week. Its been a bit of a weird one, It was my mums first death anniversary on Tuesday, which kind of knocked my inner balance a bit. But I let myself feel what I needed to and made a promise that I’m only allowed to dwell on it this one day a year. So it was of course back to business by Wednesday morning. Though by spending just that one day not sticking to my ever organised to-do lists and whatnot, the rest of the week has kind of been spent just trying to catch up a little bit. However, writing this post has cheered me up immensely because I’m forcing myself to remember all the lovely bits…

 

Read…

 

This week I started reading ‘ I am pilgrim – Terry Hayes’ It was mentioned on someones Insta stories last weekend with the description of being utterly obsessive. Thats pretty much all I need a book to be. Its only been a bedtime read so far, but already yes, I am a little bit hooked. Its absolutely not my usual type, but its been described as having a bit of a homeland vibe, which I can understand. So yeah. Give it a try if you haven’t, really interesting read. 

 

 

Watched…

 

I haven’t really got in much TV time this week, but when I have, its been to fit in a couple of episodes of ‘The tunnel’ which I’m still hooked on! We binged watched our way through the first 2 seasons, and now we’re on the 3rd and pretty up-to date, I’m kind of trying to stretch them out a little bit!

 

 

Heard….

 

Dolores O’Riordan of The cranberries, sadly passed this week. So literally ever since the news was released, I have not been able to get ‘Linger’ out of my head! She truly did have a distinctively beautiful voice.

 

 

Made…..

I’m not sure this one fits, but I’ve not been very crafty this week or taken any decent photos of my meals *Gasp! And I call myself a blogger!* Ha. But this week, I’ve been giving the Office another decor overhaul (there’ll be more of that up next week..) So, I’ll say I made… the office look pretty again! Ha ha. Anyway, here’s a sneak peek…

 

 

Wore….

I don’t tend to really photograph my outfits. Usually because I generally look like a bit of a scruff bag. But, one thing I’m wearing at the mo, that I’m super in love with are these gorgeous bargain Boots! A replica of the Topshop buckle boots, these were only TEN POUNDS in the sale from Dorothy Perkins. I’ve been wanting them forever, and finally they stocked some in my size -just a bonus that they were SO bloody cheap!

 

 

And lastly…

 

This week i’ve been loving Izzy being five, she’s finally gone back to school after the Christmas holidays/chicken pox dilemma, and each day has come home and told me something new she can do because she’s now FIVE! Another thing she can do now, is start rainbows! She’s been excited to join ever since Mischa started and now finally, last night was her very first session!

 

 

 

SO, thats it. My first Little loves post! What a fun post to write up!

 

 

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Self care series: Relax and read.

When I was younger, I was a reader. I was one of those little kids with their noses constantly in one book or another, I remember fondly the realisation that I’d just been completely absorbed in the Lion the witch and the wardrobe for three hours straight. It was my first memory of being in the that ‘reader bubble’.

I’m sure many of you know what I mean, the amazon prime guy delivers your order just after lunch… you’ll just have a quick flick before you start your chores…. And then its 2am. Who picked up the kids from school? who made tea? what day is it?

Thats the reader bubble, and its a feeling I chase a lot.

Not because I want to ignore my family! I feel I should point that out! Ha ha. No, but sometimes, particularly in this past year, reality can get a bit much. You’ve a couple of options when it comes to escaping reality for a while, almost all of them self destructive. So my choice? I read.

 

 

I grew out of the habit when I started high school, I remember coming home from school one day and hiding all of my “The sleepover club” books at the bottom of my wardrobe because – OMG reading for pleasure is so not cool –  I was a delightful teen! ha ha. which is Sad really, because they were the years I could have really done with that Non-destructive escape from reality. I did of course do some reading, the usual forced stuff in school. I think I randomly found a copy of Mel B’s autobiography. Ha.

I do remember when I Re-deiscovered my love of really loosing myself thoroughly in the pages. I was sixteen, and I picked up my dad’s copy of Neil Gaimans ‘Neverwhere’. I lay on my bed and I didn’t move until  finished it. To this day this remains one of my favourite books. Its one I always go back too. I like it when a story doesn’t just tell a tale – no matter how engrossing. I seemed to have developed a liking of stories that pick up on the divide between rich and poor, the class system in our country is one of those things that both infuriates and fascinates me, and so when its an underlying theme in a book I pick up, I’m automatically more interested. Neverwhere’s thought provoking twist on homelessness is one of my favourite things about the book – along with the imaginative use of the London underground stations, one of the bits that stick my head most about this story is when Richard is on his way to finding the market for the first time and he’s on the bridge with the little rat girl. I dont know why, but I re-read that part like five times, it just made me feel so sad! Anyway, I wont spoil anymore if you haven’t read it. But if really well written fantasy – I swear it could be true!-  is your thing  then give this book a go.

 

 

All this has got me thinking, Instagram is full of avid book lovers – Or rather my instagram is all of creatives and I think a big part of any creatives life is reading. Its been proven many times that reading is in fact exercise for the brain – the brain is a muscle, it needs those work outs too! – it stretches out that imagination, it transports you to different places, it forces you to think as though your someone else, you learn and you learn with every single new book you read.

The reason why I’ve included reading in my self care series, is really very simple. It is good for you, its proven to make you happier, healthier and smarter, as well as being really bloody good way to entertain yourself. One of lifes simple pleasures is being somewhere warm and cosy, having a cuppa’ maybe a snack. There’s nothing but silence and you open that first page, climbing in to explore a brand new world.

So, if I’ve convinced you to jump (back) on that reading wagon, but need a little Inspo. I’ve asked a few of my favourite Insta-huns what their ‘must read’ book is and a little on why.

 


“My favourite book is probably Paper towns – by John green. I read it in one sitting and absolutely loved how it left me feeling inspired and being the world through different eyes, even if for a short period of time. The characters are relatable and John Green has a wonderful way of depicting scenes so beautifully that its hard not to imagine each chapter as its played out in words.” – Jodie, Dear little daisy.

 

 

“One of my favourite books is the classic novel, Wuthering Heights. I first read this at fifteen whilst studying for my GCSE’s. I’ll readily admit that it wasn’t love at first sight fro me. I initially found it difficult to get into, it was full of brooding imagery and complex characters. Yet, as I unpicked the book, unraveled the imagery and got to know the characters, I began to have a reverence for it. Emily Bronte’s use of imagery is second to none and every time I read this book, I enjoy it more and more.”Morgana, Coffee, work, sleep, repeat.

 

“Lion, the witch and the wardrobe. Because as a child I needed to escape the real world and this book allowed me to do that. To believe in magic. As I was older and went to live with my nana, se bought me the series and we would read and discuss. They have the happiest memories of the most special relationship I had.”Kara, Innocent charms chats.

 

 

 

” Possibly Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – It just feels like home, when I’m sad or anxious I just need to put my headphones on and I start becoming calmer.” – Lucy, Hopelessly Lucy.

 

 

“My favourite book is The butterfly effect. I love that it is thought provoking and gripping at all times and although I dont read much these days, I love it to be really interesting when I do.”Laura, little ladies big world.

 

 

“If you love cars or dogs or both, The art of racing in the rain is the book for you! I still remember sitting on a sun lounger in Cyprus and crying my eyes out at the ending. I passed it onto may mum who had re-read it several times and friends of ours even named their dog after the dog in the book!” – Clare, Maybush Studios.

 


 

So, hopefully by the end of this post you’re excited to grab a book and get stuck in. Its hard sometimes to remember to do something you actually really love, life gets hectic, things get in the way, sometimes it takes a little effort to get stuck into that ‘readers bubble’ and its not always effort you have spare. If you’re wanting to do a bit more reading this year, there’s no time like the present to start! Self care and all that!

Also, if you’re local to Preston,  Lucy of Hoplessly Lucy has set up a Book club! We’ll be meeting once a month at the Town house coffee and brew bar – Our first meeting is on the 23rd Jan at 6pm. – facebook page is here if you want to join.

I’m interested to know, What are your all time favourite books to read?

 

 

Robyn,

TLWP

Home life project: January 2018

Happy new year!!

I’m back, after a lovely long Christmas break – which actually wasn’t so lovely because Mischa caught the Chicken pox and both Sam and I have been so ill for pretty much the entire week of Christmas. BUT everything all good now, and even more exciting than it being a brand new year, I’ve also got a brand new blog!

I’ve got big plans for 2018, and so a lot of stuff needed updating, I hope you like the new layout?

Anyway, on with what I’m actually here to post about HOME LIFE PROJECT! If you read last months post, you’ll remember I said I wasn’t sure if Clare was going to be running this link up again this year, but it turns out she is!!! Yay! So here we are to start a brand new year.

I’m going to just cut the point this year, just assume all HLP days are shot on the Sunday. I dont know what it is, but even on a day like yesterday when I’ve been running around like a headless chicken with sessions and trying to get the blog finished in time for todays re-launch, but I just feel more relaxed on a Sunday. So yes, this months and all the other months will be on a Sunday.

Other than that, I also this year am determined to get in on these photos more. Its not that I have low self esteem or anything, I’m just uncomfortable in front of the camera and why would anyone want to do something that makes them fee uncomfortable? I tell my clients all the time, “Just relax, stop overthinking it.” So I figured it was time to practice what I preach really wasn’t it!

Sunday this month has been a little bit hectic. So I’ve not really got a full day worth of photos to show. But I did grab as many moments as I could to pull out that camera and take something before I was onto my next thing. The morning was actually really lovely. I woke up before the entire house, snuck down stairs, made a cuppa and just sat staring out at the sun glistening over the frost covered back garden. Now this, unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of. I haven’t cleaned my windows in about three weeks so all you would have seen would have been hand prints and mud covered cat paw marks.

Anyway, the girls came down and enjoyed some cuddles before it was breakfast, getting changed then off to drop them at grandmas house for a couple of hours whilst I did a session. Grandma asked if she could keep them until three in the afternoon which gave me so much time to work! YAY!

Once back we went out to a lovely pub in a nearby local village for some delicious dinner, before coming back and lazing in a food coma. That was pretty much all that happened.

So, here’s my images for Januarys addition.

 

 

 

 

So thats that. First Home life project of the year.

They obviously dont flow very well this month, but with so much on I’m just grateful I managed to get something at all! Its certainly a bit manic round here recently.

 

Robyn,

TLWP.

 

If you fancy joining in with the Home life project, you can find all the info over on Claire’s blog.

 

Christmas Cookies.

I haven’t done a blog bake for SO long!!! But finally, I managed to scrape something together in time for Christmas. Today I’m sharing a really easy Christmas cookie recipe. These are basically vanilla biscuits, but the fab thing about them is not only are they easy, but you could decorate them a little fancy and give as beautiful handmade gifts or you could rope the kids in as a little Christmas Eve activity – get some delicious homemade biscuits under that tree for Santa!

Anyway, so simplicity, below you’ll find just how to make them.

 

 

 

What you’ll need:

  • 325g plain flour
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100g of chocolate drops
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

* These quantities will make roughly 24 biscuits.*

 

 

And here’s how to make them:

 

Firstly, tip your butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and give it a good whizz up.

Second, add your eggs and vanilla before giving another stir.

Next pour in half of your flour, combine, then add in the second half.

Then tip in your chocolate chips.

Give it all a good mix, before tipping out onto cling film.

Wrap your dough nice and snugly, before placing into the fridge to chill for at least an hour.

Once your dough has become nice and hard. Simply sprinkle your side with a little plain flour and roll out your dough to about 5mm thick.

Using any cookie cutters (I’ve gone with stars) cut out your biscuits and place on a baking paper lined baking tray.

Place your cookies on the middle shelf of your oven, bake at 160 (fan) for roughly 20 minutes or until golden.

When it comes to decorating you can be as fancy – or simple- as you like! These biscuits are melt in the mouth delicious. So I kept it super simple with only a dusting of icing sugar. However,, the girls wanted to give some out to their teachers and so they decorated them with a little melted chocolate and some sprinkles (you can see the mess they made over on my instagram stories!).

Easy as that!

 

 

 

They really are SO easy to make up. Its the perfect Christmas Eve activity with the kids if you’re stuck for something to do this weekend. Talking of this weekend, its only Christmas isnt it! – like you didn’t know! Ha – I hope you’re all a little more organised than I am. The year for the first time in over 7 years I am not making Christmas dinner! Instead we’ll be heading over to my mother-in-laws for the day, I think because I’ve not had to plan this big fancy meal for everyone I’ve just kind of bumbled my way through December thinking I’ve got load of time left! So, I’ll be spending this weekend running round like a headless chicken!

 

Anyway, have a happy Christmas readers, however your spending it! I’ll be back next week with a little look into our celebrations, plus some New Years news about the blog. Exciting!

Robyn,

The little woman pretends.

 

 

 

 

Winter wonderland.

‘Tis the season to be jolly, tra-la-la-la – la, la- la – la – la. …. You know the rest!

So here  we are! Its the week before Christmas and the festivities are stepping up a gear round about now! I wont lie, I’ve mentally checked out. I tried to fit as much work as possible into last week, so this week is pretty much just tidying up those loose ends ready to spend the rest of the month eating and being merry. However, sticking with my promise of re-connecting with the blog this month – I’ve still got plenty of posts to come before 2017 is over! Starting with todays, which is all about our visit to Prestons winter wonderland.

 

 

I love how magical this time of year is for them, but I’m also super aware of how long – realistically – I have left of these magical Christmases, before it becomes all moody teenagers and no one believing in Father Christmas. So I’m desperate to squeeze every last little Christmas drip from every year.

So on Saturday, we made our way down to town to visit Prestons very own winter wonderland.

We started off by being separated into smaller groups – which was a very good decision on the organisers part. This meant the children all got enough time in each tent. We started in the Elf workshop, where the girls decorated some baubles. Then it was over to make reindeer food in another tent. From there we visited Mrs Christmas to decorate biscuits and then over to meet Father Christmas, practicing some circus tricks whilst we waited.

All in all it really was a festive way to spend Saturday morning. The staff worked tirelessly to keep the children entertained, the only things that really did irritate me a little was the stampede of Parents (yes actual grown adults) pushing past younger children to get theirs into the next tent first – but that really wasn’t a fault of the organisers, just humanity in general. Ha. It was also a little bare. Not much in the form of atmosphere, maybe a little Christmas music, some more decorations, a snow machine. Something to just jazz it up a bit. We did after all pay £15 a ticket!  The girls however, were made up and that is the most important thing.

I think if they were to do this event the same

again next year I wouldn’t go, but with a couple of minor changes, it really could be something fabulous, I’d just remember to wrap up a bit warmer next time. Two degrees with only a thin Mac on, really wasn’t my brightest of ideas!

 

 

Robyn,

The little woman pretends.

Self care series: Simple skincare.

Winter is always the harshest season on my skin, and not even just because of the chopping and changing from freezing wind to drying out heating. Its mainly because of how many nights out are planned during the festive season. I’m not a massive make-up wearer. I spend at least 4 days out of the week completely make-up free and when I do wear it, its as simple as tinted moisturiser, concealer, mascara, blusher and maybe a gentle brush with an eyebrow pencil. When I -very rarely- go out on an evening, I like to get a little more glammed up. One of my friends is a make-up artist, so she does the majority of my ‘going out face’ she’s very aware of my hatred of anything to heavy, but y’know even the minimal look holds quite the job lot of products! Luckily I’ve developed my very own fail safe routine, so no matter how many times a week I’m make-up – ing up, I can keep it from being dry, chapped and prevent any breakouts.

My first port of call, is water, if I’m getting in after a night out, odds are I’ve had a fair few alcoholic drinks. Nothing starts a breakout for me, more than alcohol. The more sugary, the worse the breakout. I’ve learnt the best way to counteract this, is to drink as much water as possible from arriving home – going to sleep. (FYI – This also helps massively with the hangover! as does a good meal and some paracetamol before you go to sleep!) Anyway, from there I cleanse with my all time favourite moisturiser! Burts bee’s chamomile and soap bark creme cleanser. It smells like refresher sweets, lasts forever – not literally, obviously ha!- and seriously is the BEST cleanser I’ve ever used! Another brill tool to use is a Facial Cleansing brush. If your half asleep trying to take your make-up off, this takes away most of the effort. Just close your eyes and let the brush do the hard work!

 

That is pretty much my daily routine. I dont moisturise (It messes up the balance of my skin), I dont tone, or double cleanse, or use some super exclusive – eye wateringly expensive product, nothing high maintenance. Just a simple- yet super important cleanse.

Twice a week I use the body shops Himalayan Charcoal mud mask – which has an added exfoliant and is the best mask I’ve found since Lush took their Love lettuce of the market – still SO sad about that! And on the off chance I do get a spot, usually either hormone related or I’ve consumed too much sugar. I add a touch of sudocrem over the freshly cleansed area and leave it overnight. Repeat for 2 nights, one night off – that usually does the trick.

 

 

Simple as that!

I’m sure you were expecting this post to be piled high with ‘must buy’ products, but the truth is as decent cleanser and a hydrated life, is all it really takes to keep my skin happy.

 

 

 

How do you keep your skin happy? Any little tips or secret formulas that keep it in tip-top condition?

 

Robyn,

The little woman pretends.

 

Level – A bloggers night out.

I remember The Guild hall when I was growing up, it was always a little shabby – but the gateway to the bus station (Preston bus station that is, if you’re not clued up on my home town.) With its Grahams for cheap Charlie deodrant, Hydes shop – the perfect spot to spend your pocket money! Gabbots farm shop, which was THE place to get a little cheeky Chinese chicken snack before catching the bus home and not forgetting the weigh shop – which was basically a shop full of bins, the bins were full of everything from sweets to washing powder, Bombay mix to dry dog food – a real eclectic mix. You’d scoop what you wanted into plastic bags, weigh them and buy them. I think that was probably my favourite – you’d get to use the machine and print of your sticker – it helped me live the dream of working in a sweet shop!

Anyway, life moved on – quickly and then one day after living out of Preston for quite a few years, we returned and ended up taking a little trip through town. The guild hall was derelict to say the least. I know there’s been a big problem with shops closing in town/city centres, but this was just so far beyond this. The once fully occupied mini-shopping centre was just empty, nearly every shop front dark, about three people just scurrying through, trying to get through to the bus station. It really was grim.

Flash forward to now, and earlier on in the week attended a pretty amazing launch of a complete new leisure complex in there. Level, holding a bowling alley, interactive darts, crazy golf course, karaoke booths, Later tag, Children’s and adults assault course.

The whole of The guild hall has been transformed by local business man Simon Rigby. From Review the bustling metropolitan cocktail bar, Villa Italia restaurant, there’s coffee shops, a Tapas restaurant, a newly opened ice cream parlour and now of course this new venture.

 

 

 

Though the entire unit isn’t fully finished yet, it still is pretty marvellous. The Bowling alley is really something special! Our only other local place to bowl Isn’t up to much, but this place is shiny and new. With its neon lights and leather seats, its high tech player sheet is pretty cool too – with a selfie function if just writing your name is a little to mainstream for you.

 

 

One of the more luxurious aspects to this as a bowling alley, is its private bowling party option. Entering through your own entrance, you have two lanes just for you, as well as large chesterfields to lounge one, fridges ready to be stocked for your party, a small stage, plus the option to connect your phone up to the sound system – if you fancy getting your own playlist on. It really is a treat.

 

Its not all about the bowling, another cool feature to this place – and actually so far my favourite activity here – is the interactive dartboards. Set in a more relaxed environment, just off the main room. You’ll find a cosy little section. The walls lined with warm wooden panels, holding a row of dart boards at one side, the rest of the room filled with a pool table and shuffleboard – which is also a lot of fun! And though the ‘interactive’ aspect is a little tricky to set up – the staff here can help you figure it out – once you get going, it is actually really simple. Even for a complete novice like myself (who actually ended up winning the game with a bullseye!!) its so much fun to play, the room itself is a much more relaxed area, somewhere you’d come after work for a quick drink and a de-stress with your mates.

 

 

And last but not least. The main hall. And I call it a hall, because it is just HUGE!  I didn’t actually get a number on how many people this place can seat, but I’ll just say its a lot. There’s seating everywhere, including a raised little diner style setup overlooking the bowling alleys. The food served here is from Mundo’s Street Kitchen – which if I’m not mistaken is a side business from the Mundo’s tapas bar – also in The guild hall. We were treated to a lovely selection of bites, I was a massive fan of their garlic & chilli prawns. YUM!

 

 

The decor of the place is hard to fit into any one box. It’s a little industrial, but soft. Its playful with some incredible wall murals painted by the very talented local Artist Shaun Sharpe, but its still got a grown- up vibe. Most importantly is that when you combine all of these elements together, you end up in a place where you can relax, enjoy yourself, wether its a family day out or a date night. After work drinks or a children’s party. This place caters to it all.

 

 

 

 

We really did have such a good night trying this place out, the only bad thing I can say, is that I want to see the rest of it! I’m most excited for these karaoke booths! But the adult assault courses that will be filling the top level is definitely going to be something special! I’ve had word that everything on every level is expected to be up and running by the 15th – or there abouts – of December. And its open today, if you fancy having a pop in to see what all the fuss is about first hand.

It truly is such a brilliant addition to the city.

 

 

Robyn,

The little woman pretends.

 

If you want more information on the place you can find it over on their website or facebook page.

 

 

Home life project: December edition.

Its the very last month of 2017!! December, already! Seriously, the year is pretty much over! – I’m going to stop now, before I fill this entire post with exclamation marks.

But, here we all ready to finish up another year. I’ve really enjoyed taking part in the Home life project this year, I know the blogs been fairly quiet these past 12 months, but its just been so difficult to try and get this stuff organised, when my personal life has been so ridiculously chaotic. One of the constant things over here though has been this project – some months is been the only post. But truly its been a pleasure to shoot in the first weekend of every month.

Anyway, this months edition, I did have big plans to shoot our Saturday at the Manchester Christmas markets – but it turns out the first weekend after payday in December is absolutely not the time to go! It was so packed apparently, so we just gave it a miss. Instead – I just stuck to what I know best.. how to record a Sunday.

And thats what we did! We lazed, we watched cooking programmes, we ate delicious carb packed food. We did some Christmas crafts and the girls made a start on their Christmas lists. We didn’t really do much of anything, other than embrace the slow Sunday. This coming week is so beyond hectic with work, I knew I really needed to get the most. out of this lazy day.

Anyway, here it is… Decembers edition, complete with fairy light backdrops and all.

 

 

So, thats it. I’m not certain wether Clare will be continuing with this link up in 2018 – though I really do hope she does. Either way, I’ve been doing this project for 2 years now & I’ve learnt so much and captured so many memories. Its wonderful to look back on. Hopefully, I’ll back next month – which will also be next year! Do I say ‘ see you next year?’ ha, I’m such a child. – to start the #Homelifeproject 2018!

Robyn,

The little woman pretends.

Home life project: Novembers edition.

I’m going to skip the “Oh my god its November already” you get it as much as I do, times going fast! But with life fishing by so quickly, this month I’ve decided is the month for education. As many of you know back in July I started up as a photographer, which as been brilliant,business is going really well. But as I’ve been so focused on learning the ropes, I feel my work has kind of just become a little bit stagnant. I’ve been so focused on getting those jobs in, selling what I’m used to dong, there’s been no real time for growth. So, thats why I decided to keep November pretty free, just to go back to learning – This absolutely does tie in with this months HLP, just bare with me.

So when it came to this months HLP (See!) I wanted to tackle my first objective – Editing. I’ve fallen into a bit of a rut with Lightroom, but after a bit of Pinterest scrolling I found out that actually it can do WAY more than what I’ve been using it for. I’ve discovered things like the HSL tab! The before and after option – Seriously! And so with this months edition, I really wanted to put these things to use. You may not notice much difference to my usual stuff, but I can see so many changes already, my educational month is getting off to a good start!

So, more about this months photographs. With it being Bonfire night yesterday, Documenting our Sunday was an obvious choice. It started off pretty slow, all half term I’ve been pinging out of bed by 7.30, but typically on the last day, I woke up groggy at 10am questioning if something had happened to time, there was seriously no way I slept in that late! Apart from I did, and so did the rest of the house. I think the past week just caught up on us all.

Anyway, once we all finally dragged ourselves down stairs, it was sausage butties and a morning of lazing for everyone – but me who had to spend it working on website stuff. Once finished I got started on the first Sunday roast we’ve had in over a month!

Before dinner we decided to head out on a nice little Sunday afternoon stroll, Izzy had been a bit poorly over the weekend and Sam and I were feeling a little sore and stiff from Saturday mornings Gym session. So we took off into the local woodlands to stretch our legs.

Once dinner was done, we headed out into the garden for some sparklers and fireworks, I don’t tend to make a massive deal out of bonfire night – I’m all about Halloween – But even still, just a few for the girls, before we huddled back into the warm sanctuary of the house for Banana & Butterscotch pudding. Yum.

A really lovely Sunday.

 

 

Robyn,

The little woman pretends.

 

 

Home life project: October edition.

Its October, already! seriously. October! How on earth are we here already?! – glad I’ve got that out of my system!

Right, so Octobers Home life project is here! This weekend, I documented ‘some’ of our Sunday. I say some because, I spent most of the morning out of the house, helping my dad. When I got back we took the girls for a lovely little bike ride. This makes up pretty much most of my HLP photographs this month. I have to admit, it was a slightly half assed attempt, but I did try and I did actually edit and gather them together. so thats alright isn’t it?

My original plan was to take the girls collecting conkers. because – Hello amazing autumn photographs.- but also they’ve been asking all week. On the way back from seeing my dad though there was just traffic everywhere, I know most of the tree’s around our area have been rinsed, so it would have been up to one of the bigger parks. I was just tired, achey and I needed to make them some lunch before we could even leave the house. So a lovely ride round our local area it was. As you’ll see, it was rather muddy!

 

 

Robyn,

The little woman pretends.