18 Sep 2014

Currently//September Style

Feeling// Glad we finally have a new car that doesn't cut out or buck when in low gears, or permanently have the ominous engine light on. But also frustrated that we had to spend all of our Saturday (five hours at least) in a used car show room going through the motions. Super excited to have a card and not a key - welcome to the modern world. Also like the cherry red colour - a departure from our usual preference of turquoise. Slightly anxious about taking it out on finance as I have always preferred paying for things up front.

Watching// It was the Belgian's turn (actually it always seems to be the Belgian's turn) to choose a new series on Netflix and so we opted for Walking Dead as we'd heard good things. Despite the fact it is based on a comic book (not my thing) and about zombies (also not my thing) and very, very gory (defo not my thing) I am actually enjoying it and now waiting for the new series to come out.

Reading// All the standard English-teacher-in-September books like Importance of Being Earnest and Woman in White. Reading for pleasure is over till next summer.

Loving// Days off with my little man. Hanging out in the park, or retail parks or having an adventure walk or lunch in Leeds. It makes working worth it when I know I have two special days at the end of the week for just the two of us. Also currently loving his nap time - does this make me a bad mother? Haha!

Planning// My September back-to-school resolution was to be more organised and so I have a school planner and a personal planner. For the last few weeks I have been meal planning on a budget and using online shopping to cut down on spending my days off food shopping and also cut down on spending as I get tempted in shops! Would meal planning and especially using the slow cooker to meal plan be blog post worthy?

Photographing// Nothing. Wah! Wah! My phone fell in the bath whilst doing bath time and has not quite recovered and my SLR is pretty much dead. So its gonna be a lean few weeks for my Project Life. I have been hi-jacking the Belgian's instagram - that makes me an addict right?!

Creating// Lots of cute Project Life spreads of our Belgian trip using the Heidi Swapp Dreamy PL kit. Loving the little stamper with many different designs and using some new sized page protectors.

Pinning// Autumn sensory ideas to do with the baby, the chipolte and sausage lasagna looks yummy and this gorgeous Project Life layout using black and white photographs and lots of bright pops of colour.

Writing// Thank-you letters for the Baby's first birthday where he was spoilt with lots of lovely presents. He was one in July. Better late than never - they say! 

What are you loving lately?

10 Sep 2014

One Photo Twenty Words & Wicked Wednesdays unite

 What lunch? 
That one * points down *
Tastes better off the floor
So the dog says.

Linking up with the lovely Abi over at Creating Paper Dreams and Brummy Mummy for Wicked Wednesday linky

8 Sep 2014

Me on a Monday

So over here its been at back-to-schooling, park going. slide diving, nature walking, canal tow pathing, cafe frequenting, 30th birthday party attending, lesson planning, chore hating (see previous post), project lifing, dad diying, online grocery shopping, meal planning (get me) and slow cookering kinda weekend.

Jumping on Sian's bandwagon over here

6 Sep 2014

Family Day out in Yorkshire: Meanwood Urban Valley Farm

Do you have go to places for great days out in your local area? 
Just before the summer I found this gem - Meanwood Valley Urban Farm and have been a handful of times this summer. Its great for a family day out or play date with another mummy.
Reasons why it is fun?

1) There is a slide. Slides are always fun for a little one.

2) There are real live animals for him to pet and feed (although on our most recent visit you couldn't feed them as they said they are getting too fat!) 

3) Lots of open spaces for the littles to run about in

4) Lots of fun and colourful toys like this rocking horse

5) A bit fat and furry rabbit running loose for the littles to stroke. Can you believe how brave The Baby is? Unlike The Belgian (see photo below) who was too scared to let the goats or sheep eat from his hand!

6) Also there is a cafe serving light lunches and ice-creams etc so depending on the time of day you go there is a always a quick pit stop. The one day the sun was shining and so we sat on the picnic benches outside, but another time it was overcast and so we sat inside and had a hot chocolate. 

What is your go to day out?

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