With both my girls now at school full time, this is a new chapter in my life. One that at the moment feels unfamiliar and I feel a little lost with it. But I know that soon it will become my new normal and I just need to work out what I want to do with my time.
Plus I need to get a balance between working and doing jobs around the house. Because this week I’ve not achieved much and have lots of jobs half done, which is not very helpful.
Here is my little snapshot of this week…
Time with my parents… Last Saturday the girls and I headed to Cliveden National Trust with my parents. We left Andy behind to clear out our garage, that was desperately needing to be done. It gave the girls and I a chance to spend time with my parents before they left for their holiday. I love the relationship my girls have with my parents and they are going to miss them a lot. But we had a lovely day, the sun came out and it was really nice and relaxing.
Coffee Dates… My week has been spent having lots of coffee dates, I met up with my friend earlier in the week for a coffee and it was the first time in 6 years neither of us had a child with us. It was strange, but also lovely too. I also met up with my lovely friend Lara, who I met through blogging. She is one of the nicest people and last time we met up we had all 4 children with us. It was nice to meet just us and actually have a chance to talk more.
Reading … I’m currently reading, This is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay, and it’s really good. He shares so many experiences of life as a junior doctor and what it is really like. But also in a funny way too, I’m gripped!
O2 Climb… For my birthday my brother and SIL present was for me to climb the O2 arena and my SIL did it too. We went last Sunday and I was really looking forward to it. The whole experience is 90 minutes long, with 60 minutes doing the climb and it was brilliant. I loved it. We were incredibly lucky that we had a clear day and could see for miles. It was very windy, which you can tell from my photo. It’s great to have climbed such an iconic building.
School Mums… Becoming a school mum for the second time didn’t feel as daunting as the first time. Even though there were new parents to meet, I felt in a better place within myself to do so. I also didn’t need to worry, as they have all been so lovely. We have a WhatsApp group already and this week a few of us who could make it, had coffee together. I always get anxious beforehand, but I’m pleased I went, as they were all really nice and it was lovely to get to know them a little bit better.
This weekend… We’ve got a fairly quiet weekend planned. I’m going to take Alice to the cinema for a little mummy and daughter time, I can’t remember the last time it was just the two of us. The weather forecast isn’t looking that great either!
I hope you all have a brilliant weekend!