So just to add to my holiday blues, It’s been a throw boiling hot water over yourself whilst cooking a roast dinner kind of day really,yes you read that correctly, whilst straining the potatoes earlier I managed to tip the water at a funny angle and cover myself with it~cue a mad dash to the bathroom undressing myself as I went before jumping into a cold shower!!

I can laugh about it now but it really did hurt and my poor tummy is now sporting two very red, sore patches.

Other than that I’ve been busy,busy sorting out holiday stuff whilst thinking about booking another one,I also got some beautiful flowers which cheered me up no end and put a big smile on my face.

After my chaos in the kitchen we had a roast dinner and made Oreo milkshakes yum yum.

All four kids are tucked up in bed now so I’m going to rewatch my favourite film yet again~when a man loves a woman~I’ll try not to cry but I couldn’t possibly guarantee that!

Happy Saturday everyone.❤️x

Wales 2017

Wow what a busy five days it’s been in wet Wales.

We had no signal there so I’m doing an update now.

I’m currently sat eating a creme brûlée trying to console myself for several reasons~firstly we are back from holiday, I’m not ashamed to admit that after we went our separate ways back to our own houses on the last part of the journey~I cried and cried, if I’m being totally honest and I wasn’t stuffing my face I would probably still be crying!

It’s been such a nice week and although the weather was pretty rubbish the company was wonderful and that’s the main thing.

I’ve come home to not just a pile of sandy washing and suitcases to unpack but a speeding fine as well~oops that’s not a great end to my week.

I’m trying to be positive though because I’ve also come with something else~some fantastic memories and that’s something we can all smile about.

Sunday was a pretty standard pre~holiday sort of day for me, I was,even by my standards highly unorganised and slightly stressed, add into that a impromptu trip to Fareham on a broken down car mission and you can imagine how stressed I was.

Of course like most things in life when you take a deep breath and get sorted things are usually much easier than they seem and I was soon ready to go.

As I looked at all the cases and bags neatly packed I thought how nice it would be if it was possible to just simply pack any worries/anxieties away just like that~a lovely thought anyway!

The journey there was good, the kids are very good on any car journey which definitely helps.

There were a few narrow country lanes which are not my favourite but they led us to our camp site which was right near to a beautiful beach and some stunning scenery which was lovely to see.

The days went quick and despite the rain we managed to have lots of fun, spending time together.

The beach was super windy and blew the sand everywhere as well as anything that we weren’t holding on tight to including a football which was rescued by a kind man and his tractor!

We braved the swimming pool which was busy and chilly but the kids enjoyed it. 

 Also the junior disco proved to be good fun lots of dancing and giggles, from us adults as well as the kids~well it had to be done! 

That sums up my week and a very good week it was too.

I’m taking my tired and emotional but happy self to bed now, the rest of the washing will have to wait!



It’s day one of our family holiday to Wales.

To say it’s wet is an under statement~it’s absolutely pouring but we won’t let that spoil our fun.

Everyone was awake early let’s hope that doesn’t turn out to be too early!

We are going to the swimming pool soon although to be fair we could just chuck the kids outside for a paddle!! 

One thing is for sure we won’t let the rain stop play~it’s a beautiful part of the world and fortunately the caravan is quite big with plenty of room for the six of us.

It’s just lovely to be here all together~good times.❤️x

I’m just looking

I’ve said it before but it’s amazing how songs/music can take you right back.

I Just heard a song on the radio it took me back 17yrs to when I was 22yrs.

I think it’s easy to put things to the back of my mind and not think about them,maybe they aren’t relevant anymore or I think I don’t need to think about them anymore.

Actually though it’s nice to look back and remember good times, things may be different now but different doesn’t have to mean bad.

In the last 17 years life has changed of course it has it’s not meant to stay the same~time moves on and the world keeps turning.

Hearing that one song brought up a memory~a happy one, with family and friends. Lots of singing, dancing and drinking!!

Before that memory would of made me sad but today I can smile and say do you know what~that was a wonderful day and it’s a memory I’ll always have. 

The past is exactly that its made up of times gone by, good ones, bad ones and amazing ones.

Memories last a lifetime and I’m looking forward to making lots of new ones.❤️x

Date Night 

Last night was date night.               Not only did we go out, we went out~out and stayed in a hotel!!

With four children between us getting time on our own isn’t always easy~big shout out to my parents for having mine for me.

To celebrate our freedom we went out for dinner and stayed up way past a reasonable bedtime hour~needless to say I’m rocking the sleep deprived look today.

I obviously packed enough stuff to last me a week somehow managing to forget shampoo though,but it was a good excuse to try out my new suitcase (always a bonus), the restaurant was so hot I began wondering if I was having a full on hot flush~I can’t tell you how relieved I was to discover that it wasn’t just me who was melting!! 

The food was really good as was the company.We were the last to leave the bar when it closed, it was a short walk back to the hotel where we sat up chatting and drinking coffee until the early hours.
The journey home has been eventful~I’m not joking when I say there was a complete lack of services and I have never been so happy to see McDonalds in my life~if I could of ran in to use their bathroom I would of done.

Now currently sat on the motorway en~route to collecting the kids,who if their texts are anything to go by are looking forward to us coming back. Knowing my daughter that’s so that she can make me feel guilty for having a night away without them! 
To sum it all up I’m tired but happy and smiling. What a fab way to start the summer holidays. There’s lots to look forward to including a holiday to Wales next week~all 6 of us. Good times❤️x

The holidays have landed

Day one of the summer holidays and someone had to be ill~might as well be me! A quick trip to the doctors to get some anti~biotics wasn’t exactly what I had in mind but at least we had a giggle when the pharmacist called out ‘did you say your name was Rosemary?’ No I didn’t it is in fact Natalie but maybe Rosemary’s got some better meds than me hehe.

Medication sorted we had a quick dash to town and then collected my girl from her lunch time finish.

We spent the afternoon celebrating a special girls birthday and crabbing~although sadly the crabs were some what lacking today. My boys ball managed to have a splash in the water not once but twice.

After one successful rescue, there was a patient wait whilst it bobbed itself across the water, I guess I should be thankful it was the ball and not him!

I came home to a fab present~a key finder fob, this has made my day, I’m constantly losing my keys. This does however mean I’ve lost one excuse for being late~no doubt I’ll replace that with a other one!

I’m now looking forward to a girls night in with my big girl~we’ve got control of the remote and popcorn and chocolate all ready to go. Happy Days.❤️x

Sunshine and raindrops 

I can’t believe it’s Monday again, seriously you have to stop creeping up on me like this.

If time flies when your having fun then my life must be seriously fun right now, the days and weeks are disappearing quicker than any money in my bank account!

Not that I’m complaining~oh no not at all. This weekend we went shopping to get a few things for our upcoming holiday which we are all very excited about.

It was quite tiring with four kids in tow but we made it home relatively unscathed. The kids then all watched a film together and helped me paint nannys nails too, all in all a lovely day.

Unfortunately the weather had taken a turn for the worst and the rain was pretty heavy, not ideal for my night out with the girls that we had planned. We decided that we wouldn’t let a little rain stop us so we totally rocked the rain coats and wellies look and headed for the moreradioGarden Party to watch some fab bands play some great music.

We spent the evening laughing and dancing, at times with umbrellas too but hey we can all multi~task so it was still fun! 

I decided it would be fun to record and share our wonderful singing and dancing~I’m sure this was entertaining for everyone at home, it was such a good atmosphere you couldn’t help but join in.

Later on that evening, I was sleeping downstairs as my parents had kindly babysit for me. Once ready for bed I turned the lights off and couldn’t find my phone for a light, I decided that I could easily climb over the back of the sofa~yes that part was easy although I didn’t anticipate almost rolling off the other side despite being sober,that could of been a painful landing! Clearly I felt younger than I actually am after all that dancing.

Sunday was a nice chilled out day, which is unusual because I can’t usually sit still for very long. It was kind of an enforced quiet afternoon as I wasn’t feeling great, after a snooze on the sofa I decided I really should feed the kids. Having decided that beans on toast was the nearest  I was going to get to cooking, I was almost distraught to find we had run of bread. Luckily my knight in shining armour went and got some for me,little things really do mean a lot.

As for this morning~it was the usual Monday morning scenario although I’ve finished work for the summer the kids still have school for two days. So there was a daily argument with my girl before I had even opened my eyes, this was followed by dropping my boy off for the last time at Junior school, and consequently dropping the bottle of wine that I had brought for his headteacher on my foot and smashing it! 

I then went and was brave and had my eyebrows threaded for the very first time, I’m glad to say it didn’t hurt and I am very pleased with the result. I also brought some new shoes which prompted me to paint my nails and not get any house work done~still it’ll all be waiting for me tomorrow or the next day.

In no time at all it was time for my very last school run at the junior school. This is a journey I’ve been doing for 8yrs now and it seems like yesterday when I first visited the infant school next door when my daughter started. 

In those 8 years my two have changed so much and so have I.         I know there are good things to come for all us and there are exciting times ahead. I look forward to those times with a big smile on my face.❤️x

Liebster Award ❤️

Happy Sunday everyone~here’s hoping your having a relaxing day.   I would like to say a big thank you to Hayley from lovehayleybeth.blogspot.co.uk for nominating me, please take the time to check out her fantastic blog.

I have 11 questions to answer which are as follows~

1.Are you part of a fandom? If so which one/s. No.

2.Does pineapple belong on pizza? Oh yes for sure, I think it tastes yummy.

3.Why do you blog? I have always loved writing and my very good friends suggested I should give blogging a try to share my funny dating stories. I decided to give it a go and here I am.

4.Where do you see yourself in ten years? Ooh that’s a tricky one, I’m not very good at organising my life any more than one day at a time, so I’ll settle for being happy and hope that everyone around me is happy and healthy.

5.Where is one place in the world you would like to travel to? I would love to visit Australia one day, and experience all it had to offer.

6.Who is your role model in life? Again a tricky one~I think I would say My Dad~he keeps the whole family together and has taught us all about the importance of love,family and friendships.

7.Who is your favourite author?  Lisa Jewel, I have read each and everyone of her books and always look forward to her up and coming novels.

8.If you could be a Ben and Jerrys flavour, what would you be and why? There could only be one answer~ Coffee,Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz. Coffee flavoured ice cream with espresso bean fudge chunks. Simply because I love coffee it’s my all time favourite and something I can’t go a day without.

9.What is your favourite fragrance?     Flash by Jimmy Choo.

10.High heels or sneakers? High heels every single time. I love to wear heels when I can.

11.What is your dream in life?           To be healthy, happy and loved. Wherever life takes me I hope I will be with my family and friends.

I nominate~

The rules of this post~

You must acknowledge the blogger who nominated you. Answer all 11 questions chosen by the nominating blogger. You should then nominate other fantastic bloggers, and give them 11 new questions to answer.

Have fun.❤️x

Crazy little thing called love ❤️ 

This one is for some one who has come into my life and turned it upside down in a crazy but good kind of way.

Happiness is here again       Happiness my old friend.

You’ve been hiding for a while but you’ve come back to make me smile.

Sometimes laughter seems far away but you can always cheer my day.

You turned up in an expected way but I’m happy that your here to stay.

On this journey we call life there’s ups and downs and wrongs and rights.

If we can smile through the tears and look beyond those fears,I’m sure that we can rise above.

I guess that’s why it’s known as that crazy little thing called love.