How are you? An update

Hi everyone, it’s been a while (again)! I do manage to keep up with a Silent Sunday post every week so you get a tiny snippet of what we’re up to but I’m finding it hard to keep up with posts at the moment with studying and volunteering taking priority and obviously still doing everything else I did before too like be a Mum, run a business, keep a house and husband happy etc. etc.

But anyway, I’m not complaining, life is good at the moment. REALLY good, just busy!

So I thought I’d stop by with a very quick photo update of what we’ve been doing of late though. There’s been a few firsts…

I passed my Level 2 Counselling Skills course and started my Level 3 Counselling Studies. Hooray! Diploma here I come.

We went to a Frozen Sing Along, with an exciting train journey to get there.

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And a wine filled journey home… it was a long VERY LONG day!

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We celebrated my 36th birthday with a trip on a steam train, the Great Central Railway’s Easter Bunny Express.

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We celebrated Easter by eating chocolate, baking, having a lovely Easter lunch out and spending time with the people we love.

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We went to Disney on Ice. It was FAB!

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We helped Mum celebrate her 65th birthday.

Jumped in lots of muddy puddles.

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Littlebit graduated to a big girl bed.

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We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary.

We had some lovely play dates.

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And days out with friends.

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We finally started to see some good weather so we could get out into the garden to play and garden.

We went to my lovely cousins wedding.

Mum took Littlebit and I to our very first ballet – Swan Lake. A ballet specially designed for little people with a narrator and brilliant programme explaining it all.

Littlebit took to the stage for her very first show a few weeks ago. She’s in the infants class at a local drama school with her bestie Babyzoid and they were in two scenes, one from Whistle down the Wind and then Chim Chimney. My heart didn’t half swell!

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I also chaperoned for two of the three nights, exhausting doesn’t begin to explain that experience, but it was great fun and the infants were so good (mostly!)

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In half term we went to see Big Hero 6 with Auntie Amy.

Visited Abbey Park and watched a very creative outdoor show called “The Wonderful World of Mr E” all about using your imagination, this was part of the brilliant Spark Festival.

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Littlebit was lucky enough to enjoy two days out with her grandparents, one day with each.

We had a lovely pub playdate and lunch with Babyzoid and her Mum.

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We visited Warwick Arts Centre with Auntie Alison for lunch and to see Aliens Love Underpants. It was fab!

We made a restaurant at home, complete with his very own Littlebit waitress as a treat for Daddy.

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We then went back to the Arts Centre for their Family Day with some friends where we had fun taking part in their Waterchestra.

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Made dragonflies

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And the boys took the kids to see (take part in) The Boy Who Bit Picasso while us ladies had a coffee and a catch up.

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This week Littlebit has had her first ever “school” trip (play school really) to the zoo. I obviously wasn’t there so didn’t get any photos, but here’s a photo of her disposable lunch.

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In other news I’ve lost 1.5 stone of the 3.5 stone I want to lose before Littlebit starts school this September. I’ve done this over the last 6 weeks so I’m sure my goal of another 2 stone is more than achievable.

1.5 stone isn’t much really but think you can definitely see it in my face on these two photos taken about 6 weeks apart.

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I’ve also upped the exercise. I’ve bought a Power Plate and some kettlebells which I work out with a few times a week and I’m walking a lot more. I’m hoping to start running as soon as I have built myself up a little more, I’m going to try the Couch to 5K NHS programme. I’ve also managed to get a Jawbone UP24, review coming soon, which is really helping me keep a handle on my movement and activity too and generally keeps me much healthier. More on that soon though!

So, that’s our latest. What have you been up to?

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