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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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 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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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. 

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 It has been such a long week and I have been at work loads and yet all my pictures reflect my children – I always feel like I’m pulled in so many directions but even more so when my presence is required at the hotel day after day, all day like it is at the moment.

Beau has some new trainers and is now determined to learn to tie her own laces.

Wasn’t able to take Wyn to his swimming class on Tuesday due to work but he still gave me loads of glorious snuggles when I came home.

I purchased these hanging letters at Christmas but have decided to keep them out all year – they make me smile everytime I look at them.

Jon’s parents have dug out his toy cars from the depth of their garage for Wyn – I’m not sure who is more excited Jon or Wyn! 

Beau’s hair is getting really long now but I am terrified about having it cut incase her curls disappear!

My children love to take all the cushions off the sofa and have cushion islands – I seem to remember doing the same when I was little.

Jon just managed to leave work just in time to come to the theatre with us today – we saw a production of the book ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson. It was fabulous – Beau found it really funny and Wyn enjoyed it up to a point but he was a bit tired and grouchy towards the end. We went out for supper and these two ‘monkey bottom faces’ were Wyn and my dinner companions – delightful!

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I couldn’t resist this picture of Jon – why do cats always pick the person who is the most allergic to them to snuggle up to?

Beau lost a ballet shoe on the first night of her performance at the theatre – I haven’t replaced them yet, I am still hoping it will magically appear. I had so wanted to keep her very first pair of ballet slippers.

The posters are coming together for Don Giovanni which we are putting on this Summer in the village – with professionals doing the singing naturally!

This little chap was having a good nose over the fence at us and what a beauty he is. 

Another image from the opera weekend.

I came downstairs to find Wyn enjoying storytime with Grandad – so sweet.

Beau had such a lovely time at the birthday party this morning – she loved decorating the glasses and of course posing for a picture afterwards!