Real Life

It’s been a Birthday week so it’s been a fun week of celebrations and Reuben being adamant it was actually his Birthday – although he wasn’t very impressed with the presents!

Before I get into this week though, just a notice for next week to say we’ll be going live a day early, on Thursday, as it’s the Britmums live Blog Conference starting on Friday!

Friday we went to Chillingham Castle as we continue on our tour of Northumberland Castles. That was a particularly good one!

Chillingham Castle - The List 40 - Birthday Week

Saturday, Mike and i had the day to ourselves. I’d organised it back in February for Valentines as our date for June. We had a gorgeous day pottering around town and enjoying each other’s company.

Date in Newcastle - The List 40 - Birthday Week

Sunday my parents brought the kids back and Mike made an amazing Roast Dinner.

Tuesday Mike and his dad got busy in the garden all day and got so much done! All we need now is for the grass and top soil to arrive and we’ll have a gorgeous garden!

Doing up the garden - The List 40 - Birthday Week

Wednesday was Mike’s Birthday and I can see why Reuben might have thought this present was for him! We had a dinner party in the evening and stayed out until 9 in the sun. I love British Summertime!

The List 40 Birthday Week

Thursday was another glorious day, so we got the Tubtrugs out (since we don’t have a paddling pool, that’s a great alternative!) after school and played with the water.

Playing with water - The List 40 Birthday Week

Blog Life

The biggest thing happening this week…the moment we’ve all been waiting for…is the launch of my newest project with the fabulous Aby, from You Baby Me Mummy, and Katy, from What Katy Said!

Live. Love. Blog is LIVE today!

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Please do pop over, have a good look around and let us know what you think, and be sure to follow us on twitter and Facebook to keep track of all the goings on!

Your Turn

This is the part where you can join in with my co-host, the gorgeous Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, and I!

We had another great week on #TheList linky, and not only is this our 40th week but we’ve also had our 400th blogger take part in the last week! My featured bloggers are:

Slouching towards ThatchamRules for dads…I’m glad someone’s finally worked this out – Dads head on over if you’ve not yet got your head around “the rules”!

Mum in a Nutshell – How to style a hallway – Our Hallway has been neglected and this post has reminded me of all the reasons it needs to get bumped up the priority list!

Messy Stains and Growing PainsHappy 2nd Birthday Dexter – I’m a sucker for these letters. I think they are so precious for both kids when they grow up and parents but the details just get forgotten so easily!

This week I’m linking What to eat to feel great and The Snug, and Aby is linking How To Set Achievable Blogging Goals and our Isle of Wight Weekend. What will you link up?!

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