December 1st 2018, our Elf on the Shelf, "Thumb" arrived and brought some treats. The kids very so excited and love the magic of it all. This year Thumb arrived while we were out shopping and left another poem for Allissa and Freddie x
A very quick and unprepped video of the things I bought when food shopping today. This was a requested video, I would have expected anyone would want to see what I bought for a food shop but if you like that kind of thing then fill yer boots! x
Last week I took part in another fundraising event for Charlie house. This one was perhaps a step too far out of my comfort zone but I did it and I'm proud that there were only a few secret tears. Any discomfort felt was well worth it though because the event raised over £7100 in total!
A monday night in the madhouse. Daddy is away in the lorry, bath time, stories, lots of hugs and even more kisses.
A quick catch up chat from me whilst doing some smashing 'survival parenting'. Update on why I have been painting every single nook and cranny in the madhouse over the past couple of months and whats happening next...
What I have done to prepare for my walking marathon, as well as what I am packing in my bag for the day.
Fundraising for Charlie House.
This is how I prepare Boris's meals for the week ahead every Sunday. I love him having home cooking when he is so far away from us. The meals change but the idea is the same every week.
The process Allissa goes through every few months to be cast for new splints. These splints help keep her foot in a good position and stop her tight muscles pulling her ankles round.
My version of an Easter Egg hunt party in our house. Super low cost and low effort but lots and lots of fun!
This is the full version of the video I did for Calvert Trust Kielder's Easter fundraising appeal. A tad emotional in places but mainly just sharing the amazing things we enjoy about our activity holidays at Calvert trust Kielder.
4 year old Freddie makes his own pancakes for lunch on Shrove Tuesday (scotch thick and fluffy pancakes not thin ones) Allissa gets a go too!
Primark shop, a rare day in the city for me, super quick shop followed by a trip to the dentist resulting in a tooth extraction and very swollen face.
Heading home, more scenery, chat, cups of tea, a delay and a little cleavage incident in Asda.
My lovely reunion with the kiddie winks a lot of hugs, even more kisses and my return to normal family life (dealing with fights over a rainbow).
More driving around the country, scenery and a very professional bunk demonstration. More hoovering, custard on my trousers and Pizza!
This is my trip away in the lorry with Boris, some scenery, a lot of hoovering and cleaning (not by me), many many cups of tea, a tour of the cab and where we sleep.
Cake making, gift wrapping, cake decorating and the birthday girl opening her gifts with a little help from her 4 year old assistant!
How to make self raising flour when you have none for cake making!
Busy day, nothing unusual!
Hospital appointment. Lots of errands some of which don't go to plan. Lost glasses, a big scream, Pixi the nursery teddy bear, a lot of housework, washing and a glimpse into Allissa's bedtime routine.
This video features some phenomenal bed head and mention of poopy fingers.
Just a regular winters morning getting Miss A ready for school, the dude ready for nursery, feeding the animals and heading off to the shops after some house work and admin.
What we do every day after school, Allissa comes home and i pop her in her standing frame for snack time. This was filmed on a day when it was just the 2 of us at home to make the video a little more chilled.
What we have bought for Allissa's 8th birthday. She can be a difficult girl to buy for but I think we have nailed it this year and can't wait to watch her open them!
Just me popping to the shops to snort some toiletries and prepare for the week ahead. I’ve gone through my meal plan for the week for our family. My first real attempt at editing, hoping this will be the hardest and it’s all down hill from here! X
Quick catch up from us about our holidays, our struggle with sleep deprivation, Epilepsy and attention seeking siblings. x
Our Christmas Eve box cost under £12 and feels just as magical!
(not including the cheap Christmas pjs I picked up last January)
Love them or hate them we all think about them around this time of year. What’s your view? What’s the craziest gift you have received, the nicest or the most touching?
A really difficult one for me to fillm, I struggled with the content and my attempt at editing in short I made an arse of it. Never mind this is the most light hearted part of the story so despite my anxiety I'm just going to put it up!
Eeek! This is the tough one.
I didn't want to spend a day editing and make you wait so I might go back and edit this later.
Its been hard to go back to these memories and the more I talk the more I remember.
Get in touch if you have any questions about wheat happened :) I know I've missed bits out and just rambled my way through but that's what happens when you don't script or plan eh! x
Boris has corrected me on the date we came home, it wasn't my mums birthday it was a few days later.
Final part of Allissa's first chapter. Please get in touch with any questions.
Just a quick recap from our weekend, piss up, housework, candle making, kids yoga, homebargains chat 🤓 just a recap of what we have been up to over the weekend