General, Life, Saffie Dog

Happy Half Term Holiday

Happy Friday! Not only is it the weekend but also half term week, yay!  Do you enjoy the school holidays or does it present problems with work etc?
So I didn’t get around to posting last week, partly because I was busy getting on with life and also because Mum came to stay which, as ever, was lovely. We met for a shopping trip last Monday which consisted of  coffee, looking around for a while and then going for hot chocolate, hand made chocolates on the side and chocolate dipped strawberries for lunch. Oh my that was good!

I wanted to have a look at juicers but then I saw the nutribullet! I am now the proud owner of said nutribullet. It happened to be on offer that day and because it’s my birthday next week Mum said she would pay towards it for me. I have been merrily drinking all sorts of things that I would not normally eat such as kale, spinach, advocado and figs. As long as I put a banana in I can’t taste all the other stuff so my body can enjoy the benefits of fruit and veg that I don’t normally eat – result. Some of them do look a bit ‘iffy’ in colour though!  Little Miss has been having a smoothie of oats, banana, strawberries, blueberries and grapes with milk all week! It always makes me feel good knowing that the kids have gone to school with a healthy breakfast, you know?

Scrummy #nutribullet #banana #glutenfree #oats #banana #strawberries #almondmilk #sodelicious ❤️

Scrummy #nutribullet #banana #glutenfree #oats #banana #strawberries #almondmilk #sodelicious ❤️

I still haven’t got round to finishing ‘the sideboard’ that I am supposed to be blogging. Maybe I’ll get that finished for next week, you never know!  I haven’t been feeling the creative buzz since Christmas really as I felt all crafted out but I think it’s on it’s way back so hopefully I will be posting more of that soon.

Something that is keeping me incredibly busy, more emotionally than anything, is the children. I seem to have hit the stage of ‘teenagedom’ with more speed than I thought possible. One is well into it and the other is not quite there years wise, but they are both there in full swing!! Obviously we have been there for a while and I was aware but a couple of things have happened, conversations had and I’ve been made acutely aware that this is it – bam!  What the heck? It’s a bit overwhelming if I’m honest. This is the point where I need to trust that I have done enough in the earlier years to help them through these years with as little collateral damage on the way as possible. We have all been there though and made our own mistakes and it’s the only way they will learn but It can be hard to watch.  How did those of you who have been through it and come out the other side fair?


Saffie dog has been quite time consuming, trying to keep her clean. Oh my goodness who is having the same problem with their pooch? This muddy weather is a nightmare, especially for the short legged variety like the saffster. Part of the problem being that we haven’t had her cut for some time so there is so much more fur to clean. She may be a tad overgrown now though!

Saffies early evening nap joined by mummy #naptime #lovesaturdays #chillingwiththedoggy #ilovesaturdays #happy ❤️

Saffies early evening nap joined by mummy #naptime #lovesaturdays #chillingwiththedoggy #ilovesaturdays #happy ❤️


Mr H has been away all week and will be home late tonight. Very much looking forward to seeing him and it’s the weekend and valentines weekend at that! ❤️❤️❤️

What’s been happening with you? Any of the same issues? Would love to hear from you.

Lots of love ❤️

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  • Reply Lesley Smith February 14, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Kate, thank you that you make the everyday difficulties so normal by demonstrating in your relaxed, friendly way that everything is manageable and doable if we don’t keep ourself to the words should and must, but be flexible and kind to ourselves regarding life and time management. Have a romantic return with Mr H.

    • Reply Kate February 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you Lesley xxx

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