So, it’s been a stop start this week for blogging so to round up the last week I’m unashamedly using the format I see over at noahandthegirls (if you haven’t already, you need to go check out her blog!)
This is what the last week has meant for me:
Uni books! I signed up to do a few courses before our holidays; both online. One is Prince2 which is a project management accreditation that I’ve been booked on to do before around 4 times in the last 4 years but a deadline or issue escalation has always stopped me being able to attend but I’ve finally started! I have 10 years worth of experience but it will be nice to finally get accredited too!
The idea is to have this finished before my diploma starts in mid-October.
I have also been reading a little trash recently….I’d say guiltily but I’ve actually enjoyed it. It’s been nice to pick up a book for relaxation again and considering how hectic our life it at the moment, it’s been nice to read something easy which was pick up and put down. This week I finished Less Than Nothing by R E Blake which is a coming of age novel of a 17 year old runaway as she has dreams of making it in this X Factor generation. It won’t change your life but it’s a good read.
I’m late to the party to this one but this week I’ve picked up Once Upon a Time on Netflix. I love a good fairy tale so I’m really enjoying the show. We’ve also embraced our inner baker and are enjoying the Bake Off…..it’s such a guiltly pleasure though does nothing for the diet considering all the lovely sweet stuff you crave throughout!
We’ve just booked to see Stereophonics in December for our 7th wedding anniversary so at the moment I’m listening to their new album Keep the village alive and am absolutely loving it. Can’t wait to hear it live!
Winter boots…..where oh where has summer gone?!?! I also heard from hubby that not only is summer apparently gone, but also it’s set to be a nasty winter. I see plenty of winter nights in snuggled in front of the wood burner in our future!
First birthday party preparation is well underway so there have been quite a few makes going on:
Birthday Cards – shocked at the price of special birthday cards I raided the craft box this weeks and pulled some together. They take time but I’m really pleased with how it come out.
Bunting – no little girls first birthday is complete without bunting so I managed to last night finish two sets ready for her party in a few weeks. A string of 16 flags and a huge set with 79 flags! It took a look to preparation and isn’t as easy as I thought it would be but after a lot of stress and some trial and error the end result looks pretty good.
Bees! – more birthday party preparation, these little knitted guys are due to become a bee-utiful mobile. Hopefully it will come out as I imagine and I can share the finished article soon.
What I haven’t been making unfortunately is dinner…..our diet and eating habits have suffered this week as we have lived off a steady supply of cereal and toast. It’s amazing how I always find time to ensure the bear eats properly but not the adults in our house. This week we must do better!!
In amongst all of this we have had a lovely weekend as a family including swimming on Saturday (followed by an Ikea trip – though that was less lovely!) and a first birthday party yesterday where a certain little lady had so much fun playing with EVERYTHING in the soft play area that was set up for the kids.