This week’s My Captured Moment is a few photo’s from Father’s Day, which was last week. We’d prepared presents the night before, so the kids were all super excited when they woke up and couldn’t wait to ‘help’ Simon open his presents. We went to Harvester for breakfast, and although the food was okay, the children were not. They were all little monkeys, so we decided to needed to get out for a couple of walks, so they could burn off some of their crazy energy! We had arranged to pick my Dad up for an afternoon walk, so before…

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When I’d first had the twins, I remember someone saying to me that she could always spot parents with three or more kids as they were more laid back than those who had one or two children. I didn’t really get it at the time, but it’s something that has always stuck with me and I think she might be right (she was a mum of three, so she had a good insight). Not because we are naturally laid back, but because we simply have to be in order to survive being outnumbered!! I’m actually a natural worrier and perfectionist,…

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, but I never seemed to be able to get round to it. However, although I’m posting well after our trip took place, it’s a trip that I want to capture as we had such a lovely time. During February half-term we went to Norfolk for a week long break. I’d wanted to visit Norfolk for quite a while, so I was looking forward to exploring the area. We’ve travelled quite a bit and as a result I’m really particular about where we stay whenever we go away. We had…

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I love beauty products and over the years have certainly tried a fair few. I love the thrill of trying a new product or discovering a new brand. As the beauty industry continues to evolve, there are always plenty of new products to try! However, now I’m in my thirties, I’ve found that I am now actually quite loyal to certain products – the ones that work! I thought I’d share with you my most favourite beauty products. I use these products on a regular basis and, unless I come across a better alternative, I think I’ll use them forever!…

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that at the end of every month I normally do a post about what we’ve been up to that month – a bit of a round up really. However, with my recent marathon training and the generally business of life with three kids, I haven’t managed to do on since January! Rather than do a post for each month I’ve missed, I thought I’d do a bit of a roundup post as a bit of a catch up. My memory is rubbish since having the kids, so I’m not sure…

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This week’s My Captured Moment is a shot taken on our recent holiday to Dubai, which you can read about here. We had an amazing time and I think this photo captures that. The boys had gone to the kids club for a couple of hours but Heidi wanted to stay with us, so her and Simon went for a little walk around the hotel, which is when he captured this. J x

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During the May half-term break we went on holiday to Dubai. Simon and I have been a couple of times in the past – 10 years ago, pre-kids and five years ago when Oscar was 11 months old. Both times we loved it. The hotels are luxurious, the shopping is amazing, the beaches are beautiful and at just over six hours, the flight isn’t too much of an ordeal. The only downside, and probably the reason we haven’t been in five years is that it can be quite expensive for flights and hotels. However, on this occasion Simon managed to…

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A couple of weeks ago I attended the launch event of the new Hairven salon in Beeston, Nottingham. I’ve been to the original Hairven in Gedling a few times and have always been impressed. However, I live near to Beeston, so was quite excited when I heard that Hairven had chosen Beeston to open their next salon. Being local, I’d seen the building being developed and it looked fab, so I couldn’t wait to see the finished salon. I certainly wasn’t disappointed! The Beeston salon is a lot larger than the Gedling one. However, like the Gedling salon, the contemporary,…

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After posting on Friday night about being a bit anxious about attending BlogCamp, I’m delighted to report that it was fab! As soon as I arrived and joined the queue for coffee I got chatting to the lovely Becky from Pinks Charming, we had a pastry and a little chat before it was time to go into the main room for the welcome. It was quite a surreal experience, as there were so many familiar faces, yet I’d never actually met anyone before! It’s amazing how close you can feel to someone as a result of reading their blog and…

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It’s been a while since I’ve linked up to this link-up, but It’s one of my favourite ones, so I’m really going to try and link up more often. The link-up is ran by the lovely Heledd over at Running in Lavender  and it’s a great way to capture a moment every week. My Captured Moment is from last week. Henry had started potty training (finally!) and his reward for doing so well was a sleepover in Oscar’s room. Obviously Heidi being Heidi, there is no way she wasn’t joining the fun, so they all slept in Oscar’s bed together. Thankfully…

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Tomorrow I’m going to be attending my first blogging conference. I’m attending Blogcamp, organised by Tots 100. It’s a free event (hurrah) and is taking place in Birmingham, which is only about an hour away from me. I was really excited when I managed to get a ticket as these events normally sell out super quick. I’m excited about the day, but also a little anxious. It’s my first event of this type, and I know that there will be quite a few ‘proper bloggers’ there and I’m paranoid that everyone will know each other! Also, with my recent marathon…

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