August saw so many big adventures and changes for us, both in life and with the house too. New mindsets, new school teachers and a clearer (or at least, I hope it stays clearer) road ahead. So without further ado, let’s get into it…Continue reading
We’re not beginners when it comes to hiding tv cables… We’ve done it a number of times and even in our last house we had sonos and ceiling speakers, which we were lucky enough to wire as it was being built. However, we may have uttered a bad word when we attempted to hide the tv cables downstairs in our current house, only to discover we have insulation boards packed right up against the plaster board. This instantly meant our trusty wire coat hanger method was not going to work on this occasion.Continue reading
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