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 Beau was given a paint your own crockery set for her birthday and we finally got around to doing it. She graciously allowed Wyn to paint some so really it was a success. My oil cloth however is terminal.

Decided to give Minx Nails a try as opposed to Gelish which I normally have. Fabulous result however these are best for a specific occasion rather than mother of two chaos – they did last quite well but I removed them myself after only 10 days.

Babychino 🍼☕️ 

 
Peace was destroyed in the night when I went in to check on the boy only for him to say “sick mamma” – indeed. He was a lot brighter in Thursday so we did go out but he still needed lots of mummy cuddles.
We have these beautiful moments if harmony – I imagine just after this photo was take Wyn walloped Beau with a piece if track and she banned him from playing!

Any excuse for face painting and now the boy is in on the act. When Beau asked to be a spider I made sure it was more ‘Charlotte’s Web’ and less ‘Arachnophobia’ 

Fresh peas in our veg box this week – had to cook frozen ones to supplement our dinner as she ate more than she put in the bowl! 

The boy is reaching the stage where he doesn’t always nap when really he could still do with one. This particular day I popped him on the sofa whilst I went to prepare lunch and this was the result. Not surprising if he has to clean all the time!

Traffic jam country style!

A family day at Longleat – we have purchased annual passes – expensive but worth it – I hope!! 

My little girl is off to school in September. Today was her last day at nursery, here she is alongside her tiny first day self.

She has also joined Rainbows which has caused a certain amount of controversy in our household since her father wants her to be a scout but that isn’t an option yet.

May have to start brushing his hair.

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Well it looks like I’ve been AWOL for a few weeks so here’s the mega catch up! 

 I love catching Wyn sitting next to Jon at work – with the size difference Wyn looks so cute.Treat time 💅

Beau’s first taster session at primary school – I cannot believe my baby starts school this year! She has had to prepare a file for school. We will need to put in a few pages about her summer holidays and this then becomes her school folder. With this much bling I doubt we’ll loose it! 

 Jon’s birthday weekend was fab – spent with best friends (although we did see sing-a-long Frozen – again!) but what can you do the girls LOVE it! 

 Wyn has fallen in love 💏

Another day in the kitchen watching the chefs hard at it. 

 A busy rest of the week. Nanna and Grandad came to stay which is always so lovely for the kids – and me they bring so much food!

Beau has her first Rainbows session and loved it – another uniform to buy!

Sunday was full on – we had an extra daughter for the day and the girls had so much fun. Only one falling out of fairy wings! 

 The week started out really well, blue skies and swinging in the garden. We had an angel to dinner Tuesday – she wasn’t an angel all day! Sports day in the morning followed by an afternoon at school meant Beau’s first swimming lesson in town was a disaster! She was more like this in the afternoon…

 I love it when they snuggle up 😍 

 Thursday was a family day and despite the weather we had a lovely day. Always seems to rain on Jon’s day off.

Had to get Wyn a new sun hat on Friday and then Beau went and lost her one the very next day! However we certainly didn’t need it on Sunday – all in summer gear and the heavens opened. The Great British Summer in all it’s glory!

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 My mother is away visiting her sister so I have been able to spend a week with the kids. The weather has also been kind so we have been outside a lot.

Pizza for supper on Monday went down very well, unlike the angel delight which received a mixed response at The Grays – Beau divided her portion out amongst the others!

The sand pit is a huge hit again this year.

That’s the view from sitting in our garden at the table – don’t think the kids realise how lucky we are, despite Wyn’s new found timidity around the cows! 

The first picture just reinforces my need for a girly night out – we have so many half finished conversations on the go my brain can’t cope!

Wyn was wiped out after playing at the park – properly catching flys in this picture!

Love the last one which Beau took in the car – grinning at his big sister 😍

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Our children are so cute sometimes, snuggled up together and on other occasions I can see their horns!

Have given this coffee machine a new home since it’s services are no longer required at the hotel – lucky us!

This little boy was wiped out and had a snooze on Granny’s sofa. At the time I was thinking he was about to get sick but we were spared this time!
We decided it was time for the little man to graduate to the cot bed. He looks so cute in his tiny bed – I also love that he comes into our room in the morning and tells me “out bed”.

Wedding preparations all day Friday – the bride made hundreds of little cranes. They looked fab hanging in the garden.

The weather on Saturday was superb and the wedding was lovely. We are so lucky to play such an important role in someone’s wedding. Job satisfaction – tick.

Sunday afternoon was family time spent in the garden and going for a bike ride in the village. Beau snapped this picture with my phone whilst Jon was taking photos of her. Like the filter she chose too! 

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We entered a team in the Dragon Boat Racing at the country fair. We never do well – we’d probably perform better if we paddled backwards but it’s good fun and we were racing money for The Max Appeal which supports children with DiGeorge Syndrome – a worthy course.

Loving my summer twist on a French manicure – really pleased with them.

Both children have been poorly for a few days with high temperatures and a loss of appetite – both slept with me that night. Jon had the sense to sleep on the sofa! 

We picked up Beau’s birthday present ready for the weekend – it is just perfect for her with it’s little basket on the front.

#selfie – need I say more!

On Saturday we went to a birthday party – Wyn was delighted because he could play with a balloon uninterrupted.

Sunday was Beau’s 4th birthday! We had her party at the hotel after we abandoned plans to have it in the village park due to awful weather! British summer at it’s best. It was a great afternoon and the last minute bouncy castle was perfect she had an amazing day. 

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Another very busy week at the hotel with the continued installation of our new PMS system. 

On Monday morning Wyn missed his nap and was desperate for a snooze!

I am really pleased with Beau’s birthday party invitations which arrived this week – need to send them our double quick – not long till the party!

Wednesday was ‘go live’ day and all our work paid off and our system was all online and operational by the middle of the afternoon.

Jon had what seems like a rare night off and we ended up playing jenga – must be a record breaking tower – just look at how tall it is! 

Every other Friday I have a box of organic veggies delivered and they are always fabulous. This week lots of lovely salad, spring onions and spinach.

We went to a local village fete on Saturday – the weather was lovely and it was a really relaxing afternoon spent with friends. Beau loved having her face painted as a princess.

On Sunday when Jon came home from work he decided to cut Wyn’s hair! He didn’t do a bad job at all, it’s just that he looks like a proper little boy now and not my baby Wyn.  

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 It has been a very busy week with work and home life colliding. We had an elderly family friend – 92 staying at the hotel for a few days. She never had children and so whilst wanting her to spend a little time with mine I am always acutely aware that she finds them and their childish nonsense alien in the extreme! We also had Jon’s nieces staying at our home and they adore my darling’s childish nonsense and find it completely compelling!

I meanwhile was working each day and squeezing in time with friends and their children early in the morning. Lucky to have such understanding friends. 

 My glass of wine on Friday night was just the job!

On Saturday we cleared out some of our baby items which have been taking up valuable space – clearly Beau is too big for the bouncing chair!

Wyn added the butter from lunch to his hair – I rather like the punk look! 

A good friend’s sister was very tragically killed on Friday night in a road traffic accident. I am beyond words – it is so so sad. She was such a delight, a smile that lit up a room and a personality to match. When you hear news like this it just makes you want to squeeze your loved ones a little tighter.