As the return to school creeps back in, it’s time to pack away those free times and sharpen the organisational skills… We all know that when school returns, so do the clubs, lessons and playdates. This makes it very difficult to squeeze in homework. Depending on your after school commitments, there might only be 1 or 2 nights free to fit it in, so it’s important to have a space away from the daily hustle and bustle where they can sharpen their little minds.Continue reading
Well our school summer holidays are drawing to an end up here in Scotland and I have to say, as our first experience as parents of the summer break (and our council throwing in an additional week this year… Deep end or what!) I’m genuinely surprised at how quick it has gone. I’ve not had a chance to organise a break away, or any big days out at such. A stark comparison to my memory of summer holiday length as a child!
Anyway, thankfully we are all set for the return to school. I grabbed all the bit we needed fairly early on, not that Liv has outgrown any of her current uniform, but I think it’s nice to return to school in a fresh uniform.
With that being said, I have some tips for those of you still have a few weeks left, or those who are going to tackle the back to school shopping this weekend.
A weeks ago Scott and I took the opportunity to have long child free weekend in London. It’s been 6 whole years since we became parents and pretty much everything we used to do as a couple, from cinema trips to date nates, fell by the wayside, so we had some serious catching up to do!
London is such a diverse and wonderful City and there is really something for everyone. As we had done London individually and as a family before in the past, for us it was all about the food and just exploring a bit. The scenery for one is completely different to that in Aberdeen, where it’s all grey granite, so it was great to see the colours, building heights and an entirely different pace of life altogether.Continue reading
If you’ve followed by blog since the start, you’ll know that a bit of a past time for me is making up little printables and various bits and pieces. I vowed to share these with you regularly and I’ve got some catching up to do! I’ve done a meal planner in the past, which is still available to download here if you want a more colourful option. However, I’ve simplified the design to be more in keeping with our kitchen now and I thought I would share this with you.Continue reading
Ok, so there may only be 2 weeks of the summer holidays left in Scotland, but I set myself a challenge of finishing our living room and I’m holding myself to it (even if it does mean cheating a little a borrowing the English holiday to qualify it!). This is the last room in our house to be tackled (I won’t say ‘finish’, as you know by now how I feel with regards to every other room only being 95% there!). This room has served us well since we moved in 3 years ago. It has been our storage room for our kitchen, new sofas and we even used a corner of it as a sitting area when the kitchen got knocked through into the dining room to make a large open plan family room. But it’s time to throw open the curtains, clear the clutter and get this space complete (or at least 95% of it!).Continue reading