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 The weeks are flying by and so with two poorly children and a day of Disney I have taken the time to catch up!

There are a few big events coming up in the village in the next couple of months – first will be the opera and then after that we have the fete. Much more excitingly than those however is that my boy turned two this week! 

Two cute pics of my bubbas and a fabulous manicure for me round up this week! We were away for the weekend celebrating a 40th birthday so party nails were the order of the day!

Managed to get my hair sorted – no more grey for seven weeks!

We have a toad that lives near our front door and this little frogy chap by our back door. Quite the place for amphibians to hang out. 
Look how he concentrates – this is just before the game was destroyed and it takes rather a long time to set up! 
They wanted to sleep together, sleep took rather a long time coming but eventually bliss! 

We went to Camp Bestival on Saturday with the kids and it is a truly family friendly festival. Expensive no doubt but a fabulous day out – we will be back.

Sunday marked the start if opera week in the village. We were in the church late setting up. 

This year’s opera is Don Giovanni and the performers came from all over the world to take part.  

It is amazing what such a tiny village can achieve – it was a great success roll on 2016! 

 My sister is over from Ireland for their annual summers holiday – it is lovely for our children to have this time together. 

This week was full of celebrations two important birthdays for two important ladies. We also went on our first family camping trip. Going to with two other crazy families was amazing after days of rain the weather took a turn for the better and the sun shone for us. Happy memories banked!

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Our Easter break continues and we spent Monday at the beautiful Chatsworth House.  

 There was a fabulous chair exhibition  in the house but the first picture sums up just how relaxing the day was.

On Tuesday we took the children to Derwent Reservoir for a walk and picnic.

Jon loves face painting with the kids – this one looks like Aunt Polly (I wonder how many people remember Worzel Gummidge?!)

We returned to Derwent on Thursday with another family and I took this picture – Beau told me it was her favourite holiday picture. 

 

It took us six and a half hours to drive home on Friday – luckily both monkeys had a good sleep in the car which killed some time.

Another Beau pic – I will need to credit her soon! This she informs me is the view from underneath her blanket. I love the colours.

The ‘then and now’ picture is thanks to Timehop. The tiny Beau from three years ago prompted me to take a today shot. Can’t believe how grown up my little girl is getting.

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In preparation of our Easter break and in the hope of good weather I got the boy a pair of crocs – he loves them so much he cuddled them in bed Monday night.

Tuesday’s bedtime was a total disaster – I ended up with both back down stairs at 9.30 pm starting the bedtime routine from scratch! Beau eventually flaked out, just before I did.

On Wednesday night Beau wanted to have a sleepover on the carpet with Wyn. This wasn’t the final sleeping arrangement! 

On Thursday we left the village and drove to some friends on our way up to The Peak District for our Easter break.

Friday night – our first at the holiday house. Four families – 8 adults and 7 children. Wyn’s first night was slightly unsettled but he managed to get comfortable on Jon’s back – both of them were snoring!

Saturday was fairy castle construction and Easter bonnet decorating day.

On Sunday we had an Easter egg hunt in the garden and the kids wore their bonnet. They had so much fun – it was a lovely Easter Day.