Life lately

I’ve been a bit rubbish on the blogging front the past couple of months. The start of a new school year always seems to be so manic, that I’ve just struggled to fit in a bit of time for blogging. I thought it’s probably worth sharing a bit of an update of what we’ve been up to since we last blogged – a bit of a life lately type round up. I’m also conscious that I haven’t done a post about our summer hol, but am aiming to do it soon. So, what have we been up to lately..? Well,…

A bit of a catch up

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…

Capturing our moments – Jan

We’ve just been away for a lovely week in a cottage in Norfolk, so it’s been very quiet on here! I’m so late with this, but as the point of it is to capture our memories I still wanted to post. I’m not really a huge January fan. It’s cold, dark and we’re often watching the pennies following Christmas. This year was no exception. We were also jet lagged as we returned from Florida at the beginning of the month. My mum was also poorly for almost 3 weeks. It was all pretty scary, she’s better now, so doctors think…

Things I’m loving lately – January

January has felt like a very long month and if I’m honest I’m so glad it’s over. Here are some of the things I’ve been using to help get me through January. Beauty A friend of mine is a Nu Skin distributor and I recently tried their Curling Mascara and Epoch Glacial Mud Mask. The mascara is amazing, it makes my lashes super long, doesn’t give me panda eyes and comes off nice and easily with make up remover. It was only launched in the middle of Jan and is already a sell out and it’s easy to see why.…

Things I’m loving lately

I haven’t done this in a few months and I’m actually very late with this one but thought I’d post it anyway. Beauty  I have to be honest and admit that when I go to bed I’m often so tired that I really can’t be bothered to do my whole face cleansing routine. In fact, in the past I have been known not to bother, or to resort to a quick once over with a wet wipe! I know this is not good and as I get older I really need to pay more attention to my skin. I have…

Capturing our moments – December

A little bit later than usual with this, but we’ve only just returned from a lovely week in Orlando, so catching up with work, washing and removing the Christmas decs and getting over jet lag has meant I’ve been a bit short of time! As it is for most people, December was pretty hectic, lots of shopping, Christmas parties (and hangovers), nativity plays and generally getting ready for the big day, coupled with getting organised ready for our trip to Orlando on Boxing Day! Here’s a roundup of our month: Work Christmas parties I do love a good Christmas party.…

Capturing our moments – November

You may have noticed that I’ve changed the name of this monthly roundup very slightly to ‘Capturing our moments’ instead of ‘Capturing the special moments’. I know it’s a very slight change and that’s because I want these posts to capture all the moments from our month. There may not be anything particularly special about them, in fact they could be quite ordinary and that’s fine. It’s these moments that I want to capture, so we don’t forget about the little things. October was pretty hectic for us, so I was quite looking forward to November being calmer. It turned…

Things I’m loving lately – November

I didn’t manage to get chance to do a ‘Things I’m loving lately post’ last month, but I do really enjoy doing them, so here’s my roundup of some of the things I’ve been loving this month… Beauty  Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate I’ve been using this for a few months now, but now the cold weather has arrived I’m finding it really beneficial. I use it at night instead of a moisturiser. It feels amazing on and smells amazing too. When I wake it the morning my skin feels really smooth. My skin is normally a bit dry in the…

A mother and daughter spa day

Every year, around this sort of time, my Mum and and I have a spa day. Last year we went to Eden Hall, which is one that we’ve been to a few times and a firm favorite. However, this year we were keen to try somewhere new, so after a bit of searching we decided to try Hoar Cross Hall Hotel & Spa in Staffordshire, which is about a 40 minutes drive from us. It looked lovely on the website, but the reviews on Tripadvisor were a bit divided, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I really shouldn’t…

Caputuring the special moments – October

October has been a crazy month for us, here’s what we’ve been up to: I got the ‘You’re In’ magazine for the London Marathon, which has coincided with a foot injury from the recent half marathon I did (it’s finally starting to feel better!). So I’ve wanted to exercise but had to take it is easy on the running front. Instead I’ve been doing some spinning and swimming. At the beginning of the month we attended the gala dinner for our friends charity, Forever Stars. Their little girl, Emily, was born sleeping in Dec 2013 and ever since they’ve been…

September – Capturing the special moments

I wrote this post a couple of weeks ago, but somehow just never managed to get round to posting it. I know it’s now mid-October (timing is going too fast!), but I’m still sharing so that I have a record to look back on. September was a pretty quiet month for us. Simon decided to take a month off drinking alcohol and I was in training for my half marathon. Here’s a little round up of what we got up to. At the beginning of September it was my Dad’s birthday, so we went out for a meal to celebrate.…