Saturday, 23 July 2016

Yay, we are finally there...Summer Holidays!

Hello dear friends, we are finally on summer holidays and it feels so good. Its been the hardest working year that I have had since joining the school just over three years ago, even though I have been working with the loveliest teacher ever, I walked out after the Year six prom last night and felt very relieved.

I intend to enjoy every minute of this holiday and for the first time in forever do some things for me. Recently, in fact, on and off for about six months I have been feeling very unwell, catching any bug going around, suffering with hip aches and having blood infections. Yes, I realise I'm getting older but I haven't even hit forty five yet so I know I am doing something wrong. So, this summer it is time for me to put me in order and not on the backburner. I will continue to spend time with my kids but for me I intend to:-

  • Relax in the bath with a face and hair mask and read a book at least once a week.
  • Eat healthy meals that I enjoy eating (rather than what everyone else chooses)
  • Drink lots of water and cut out the caffeine
  • Paint my finger and toe nails once a week
  • Get my eyebrows done (its been ages since they were done)
  • Spend some time enjoying the sun
  • Go running three times a week with my daughter
I'm hoping that taking a little bit of time for me will make me feel much healthier, happier and ready to go back to a full time job in September.

Today, I have eaten:-

  • Egg Sandwich
  • Chicken and New potato salad
  • Yoghurt
I have had four glasses of water and a chilled latté.


We have had a fairly busy day, myself and my three youngest children went into town earlier to get two birthday presents for my daughters friends. My daughter had a gift card from her birthday that she spent of a hand stitched Paris journal (Oh dear she has my love of books!), she also used the last of her birthday money on a pair of shoes. My nine year old spent some of his birthday money on a big pack of sharpies (the boy loves pens!).

We came home and my daughter got ready to go to her friends limousine and Prezzo's restaurant party.

Tara Bush's photo.

My youngest two sons and I then stopped a Costa, one had a Coke and crisps, the other had a hot chocolate and a crispy cake and I had a chilled latte. I love cold coffee!

Tonight I intend to have a bath and read my book.

I hope you have had a lovely day, the first day of our holiday has been bliss!

Take care xx


  1. Finally! It feels like it took you forever to get to the end of the school year... here we have Back to School Sales pretty much everywhere . Ugh. I hope you have lots of rest and fun on your vacation, it sounds like you're off to a good start! I think it's funny that you son bought himself a box of Sharpies. My daughter and youngest son always had a love of office supplies too. I think most of what my daughter bought in France last year were pens and pencils, and I always give her color Sharpies for Christmas.

    Your daughter looks lovely in her birthday party get-up. Such a young lady!

    Have a great week!

    1. I know... seriously, it did take forever. I can't believe you have back to school sales already. I do intend to rest lots.

      I can sort of understand the pen obsession though, stationary is cool.

      Haha, I normally put stationary in the Christmas stockings and I normally pick it up at the end of September when the back to school sales have really gone on sale!

      She is growing up so quickly Nathalie its quite scary and she is such a perfectionist everything has to match (not like me at all!).

      Have a good day xxx