Social Media and Balance

At the end of the summer we went on a family holiday to Portugal. Although we’ve had several short breaks of a few days each to Hope Cove in Devon, this was not only our first holiday longer than 5 days but also our first trip abroad as a family. Before then we hadn’t been abroad since the husband and I got married in Cyprus in 2007, long before we even considered having children. Before booking, we didn’t do anything… Continue Reading “Social Media and Balance”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point

It’s hard to believe but we are now half-way through the summer break. I almost feel as though we have wasted the last three weeks as we haven’t really done much at all. One of the (few) benefits to having a communal garden is that we have ready made playmates for Cheeky Chap. As long as it is a dry day, we are able to send him out into the garden and, more often than not, at least one other… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point”

Disappointing Summer Holiday

I’ll be honest; this summer holiday hasn’t been a huge success. I had grand plans of doing lots of fun things, having day trips out and generally creating memories with Cheeky Chap but those didn’t quite materialise, partly due to the weather (is it me or has it been the most miserable summer in a while?) and partly due to my recovery. I have been so tired and drained of energy. Despite the warnings of a long recovery period I… Continue Reading “Disappointing Summer Holiday”

A Kings Camps UK Summer

Two weeks into the summer holidays and so far Cheeky Chap and I haven’t really done an awful lot. Sure, we’ve done all of the local parks, several times and he’s spent a lot of time outside in the garden with neighbours when it’s dry but it still doesn’t feel like we’ve done┬ámuch. If you’re a parent of a small child, I’m sure you know what it’s like. With another four and a half weeks until he returns to school,… Continue Reading “A Kings Camps UK Summer”