30.9.19

The Weekend 04

With weekends off work now I wanted to document not only Sundays, but the Saturdays too. I think that not only will this be a great way to document my life, but also to encourage me to actually do something and to not post "Stayed in bed with a book today" for every week.

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This weekend was pretty uneventful. We were due to go to Scarborough to watch bike racing at Oliver's Mount but due to the weather we didn't go and instead stayed at home.
We got back from our break away at just gone 11pm on Friday night and after a super long drive, not going to sleep until past 2am, I was shattered.
We spent the weekend unpacking, tidying the house, the boys catching up on Youtube videos (of course).
I ordered a new William Dunlop mug before I went on holiday and was really happy to come home to the delivery of that.
The boys were really good despite being shut in and not going anywhere but I think we all needed a lazy weekend and time to get back to being at home and in a routine. We've had a busy few weekends really and more to come so it was nice to just laze about....and to catch up on all the attention the cats missed out on with us being away for a week!

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23.9.19

The Weekend 03

With weekends off work now I wanted to document not only Sundays, but the Saturdays too. I think that not only will this be a great way to document my life, but also to encourage me to actually do something and to not post "Stayed in bed with a book today" for every week.

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Again, like last week, I'm starting my weekend post at Friday evening. I went to get my nails done as I am going away this week and also they just needed doing.
I think these are possibly the second best I've had (my leopard print ones from October last year will be hard to beat). I love the colours, the detail and the shape so much.

Saturday was pretty much a right off. I didn't go to sleep until 4am as I was making sure everything was finalised for work with my week off and also got engrossed in the R Kelly documentary on Netflix. If you haven't seen it it's really good. Very shocking and uncomfortable but a good documentary.
As a result I ended up waking up at around 10.30. My mum offered to treat me to lunch so I picked her up and we went to Wetherspoons in town.
I popped to B&M on the way back to get supplies for the following week away, got home at around 3 o clock and then....fell asleep again. By the time I woke up it was 7.30 and my 'to-do' list for the day wasn't really touched.

Sunday morning was a mad rush of cleaning the tortoises, dying my roots, getting the suitcases packed, getting the car packed, waiting for the boys to come back from their dads and general house sorting.
I was relieved when we finally managed to get on the road to Somerset.
After an hour delay on our journey due to traffic and toilet stops (one which resulted in us having a quick forage of blackberries in the layby), we got to my brothers at around 6.30.
I was so excited as he and his girlfriend got a dog a while ago and I hadn't yet had the chance to meet him. It was almost like meeting a baby nephew! He is amazing, so handsome and so clever.
After a glass of wine, and some pizza...bike chat and even a little ride for Charles on my brothers trial bike and all feeling shattered we headed for our hotel.
At 11.30pm the boys settled (I was quite relaxed with their bedtime due to the journey and sleeping in a different place).
It's difficult being a solo parent sometimes but right now, I feel like we are taking on the world and we have never been a tighter team. I love being their mum and making memories with them. And now as I lay here listening to them breathe as they sleep, gosh I just feel so incredibly lucky to have them as my family.


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16.9.19

The Weekend 02

With weekends off work now I wanted to document not only Sundays, but the Saturdays too. I think that not only will this be a great way to document my life, but also to encourage me to actually do something and to not post "Stayed in bed with a book today" for every week.

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I'm starting my weekend post from the Friday evening this week rather than a Saturday as I usually would.
I took one of my best friends to the cinema on Friday to watch IT: Chapter 2 as it's her birthday next week and I won't be around to see her. We were a little early so popped to the pub for a glass of wine first then headed to the cinema. I loved the first film and was really looking forward to the second one, despite the not so great reviews I've seen.
I actually really enjoyed it. I felt it was a lot more "Stephen King-esque" than the first one in terms of the story. However I was not prepared for how jumpy it was. I think I jumped once when I watched the first one, and I lost count of how many times I jumped this time.

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12.9.19

34 Things That Make Me Happy

Last year I wrote "33 Favourite Things" to mark my 33rd birthday and this year I thought about a similar post I could write, to then make it a yearly tradition.
After a brainstorm with Hayley I finally decided on "34 Things that make me happy".

Antidepressants
TT/Isle of Man/Motorbike merch

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10.9.19

The Weekend 01

I used to write posts about how I spent my Sundays and I used to really like documenting them. Even if I didn't really get up to much.
With weekends off work now I wanted to document not only Sundays, but the Saturdays too. I think that not only will this be a great way to document my life, but also to encourage me to actually do something and to not post "Stayed in bed with a book today" for every week.

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The weekend just gone was one we have been looking forward to for quite a while. We've always wanted to go and watch Truck Racing at Snetterton but for whatever reason hadn't gone. After going to watch BSB there a few weeks ago I saw absolutely no reason to not go to the truck racing.
This weekend the truck racing was on and I decided for us to go on Saturday as it's cheaper. £16 for me to get in and the boys are free!

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2.9.19

Five Things: Isle of Man TT 2019

I had booked my ferry journey for the Isle of Man last year and ended up selling it thinking I wouldn't go. I had a boyfriend who wasn't keen on going and we had plans to go to other places so I sacrificed what I loved for that. Having not gone last year and the state I was in due to that (seriously, the sport and island mean that much to me) I knew it probably wasn't the best idea to not go but I really thought it would be worth it.
I still had the TT week booked off work and with the relationship ending I instead planned to take the boys away on a caravan holiday in the UK. Except a month before I had an email from the ferry company saying there were still spaces to be able to get over to the Isle of Man for TT week. I checked and there was availability for half term week. 
Despite always saying it was "my" thing and that I wasn't sure I would take my boys I went ahead and booked. I booked camping for the three of us at the usual camp site. Then phoned them in tears of happiness and excitement to tell them. 
They were surprisingly excited too (Charles more than Harry) which really made me feel like I'd made the right choice.
The holiday there was going to cost less than a caravan in England, plus with the added bonus of them experiencing the sport and getting to visit my favourite island, it was the most sensible decision really. 
Here are five of my highlights from this years Isle of Man TT.


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