Real Life

It’s been a busy week as the kids broke up last week for the Easter holidays – so a lot less working for me but a lot more fun with the kiddies! And if you thought 2 castles was impressive last week…this week we did 3! (Are you getting board of it yet?!)

Friday Reuben and I went on our usual castle hunt with Emily and Beau and then when we got home Mike arrived with Gabby who we haven’t seen for various reasons (Mothers’ Day followed by a Brownie camp) for 2 weeks. So it was lovely to all be back together!

On Saturday we went swimming then went to see Home at the cinema, which was fun. I totally cried when the girl got reunited with her mum (sorry, spoiler alert)!! Motherhood has made me well soft!

The List 30 - Easter holidays part 1 -  going to see the film Home

Reuben is the blur on the left – clearly ignoring my “stand by the alien and smile” instruction!

Sunday was a lovely quiet one with Mike’s Mum, Dad and Grandma coming for lunch, and Monday was my only work day as Reuben goes to Mike’s parents on a Monday. So I was able to get a wee bit of work done then. Actually, I think it was one of my most productive days ever!

Tuesday Reuben and I hung out as Gabby was at a Frozen dance workshop. So we went to soft play and then had a shopping experience followed by a haircut at a lovely boutique in Gosforth called Pikku. I got him a gorgeous jumper for spring and he had the time of his life driving the car while he had his hair cut!

The List 30 - Easter holidays part 1 -  hair cut at Pikku

The List 30 - Easter holidays part 1 -  jumper from Pikku

My little mod!

The rest of the week has been a blur of DIY (done by the lovely Neil – not us!) and day trips to castles. Now that most of the English Heritage sites are open and we’re on our hols, it’s been a great excuse to meet up with friends and family, and it is genuinely such an easy and lovely way to spend a day. Packed lunch, waterproofs and we’re set. I never thought I’d say that.

The List 30 - Easter holidays part 1 -  Belsay Castle

Belsay castle on Wednesday

The List 30 - Easter holidays part 1 -  Prudhoe Castle

Prudhoe castle on Thursday

Meanwhile, Neil – also known as the baby whisperer, reuben is besotted with him – has been rocking a storm back home. The living room has been painted grey with an awesome navy blue feature wall. I love it! When the sofas arrive that room will be almost done!

The List 30 - Easter holidays part 1 -  Farrow and Ball Feature wall

Feature wall is Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue

And for the Snug, Neil has built from scratch a sketch of a bookcase. It’s going to look mint and apparently the Snug sofas are arrive this week too – so it’s all go on the furniture front too!

The List 30 - Easter holidays part 1 -  DIY bookshelf in Farrow and Ball Dimity

Blog life

With all the high drama (I know it’s not really!) of real life, I’ve got about 20 blogs I need/want to do and no time to write them! But this week I really enjoyed writing up our trips to both Newcastle’s Castle Keep and our date night to Ox Pasture Hall Hotel and I’ve got a few Vlogs ready to go live too…maybe tomorrow?!

Over to You

How has your week been? My cohost, Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, and I continue to love this little community, which is growing each week – over 120 links last week and they were awesome!! Thank you for your continued support xxx

Here are my featured bloggers from last week:

Featured bloggers

The View from Here How to build your blog following this was like a personal ass kicking and I feel as though I took it would good grace – new me as of tomorrow (aka I need to catch up and prioritise replying to comments!!)

Haus Frau Blog – Benefits of having children young. A really insightful read into life with kids before you start your career. Having never really had a ‘proper’ career just lots of tries at things, I’m a true believer in being able to do what you want when you want!

Dad Blog UKTales from the Maternity Ward. Huge congratulations to John and his wife on their new arrival firstly, and secondly, I found the little details in this post really touching but also really felt for John’s wife, so sending love to her.

This week I am linking Easter Egg Hunt Cake and Boys Fashion can be fun too, and Aby is linking The PR Lowdown and 5 Things; That Mean I’m Obsessed With Blogging. What will you be linking?!

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