Great July Weekend

Good July Weekend

Well, this was a lovely July weekend. The sun shone, I got to spend time with family, eat good food and enjoy a sleepover with my nephew, so there was very little wrong with it. It didn’t start so well, as I was sick from Wednesday to Friday, but I was feeling much better by Saturday morning, and got to fit lots of nice things in before work starts again tomorrow. We went to see an amateur production of The Little Mermaid first thing Saturday followed by a delicious lunch (mine was a pulled pork bun, which was SO yum!). I then brought my nephew back to my house, where he got to play out in the garden with my Mr., before a sleepover and some park fun on Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon was a quiet one, but still a great way to end the weekend. Here’s to another good one next week.

Seaside Summer Sunsets

My boy and I are lucky to live pretty near to the sea – we don’t get to appreciate it all that much when we’re working on when the weather is bad, but at the start of the past weekend we decided to take a late evening drive down to the sea front and take a leisurely stroll while it was warm and the sun was going down. It was a gorgeous evening, and it was lovely to really appreciate the light summer nights and the sounds of the water against the rocks. We had a cheeky cone of chips and took some photos before heading home for a glass of wine to start the weekend off right. There won’t be too many more Summer weekends left once August comes around, but I really do hope we make it back there a couple of times before it gets dark and cold once again.

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Photo Credit: Lucy

A Summer Weekend by the Water

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This past weekend was another sunny one – it seems like we’re having the best kind of summer so far – and so we made the most of it by spending the majority of time outside. This included a trip to a local food festival, sampling some delicious food and drink while walking around in the sunshine. I enjoyed a greek frappe followed by a gorgeous curried chickpea, coriander and coconut burger, while Hana gave some vegetable noodles a go and our boys were loving the local meats of the area.

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A good day had by all, even if we were all pretty jealous of the yachts tied up at the water’s edge – we made a pact to go in together in 20 years to buy our own! I love local events, especially when they involve getting to taste fresh, local food and the weather is good to boot. We hope you had another great summer weekend.

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Photo Credit: Lucy

Fitness plan…5km in 10 weeks

It would be safe to say that I don’t particularly enjoy exercise. I do have membership to a gym but on average I would say I go about once every 2 weeks. I think it’s because I don’t have a lot of motivation. I don’t need to lose any extra pounds and there are things I would much rather do, but in recent years I’ve become increasingly aware that I am quite unfit. I would like to be able to jog for more than a couple of minutes without struggling, so I’ve been looking around the internet and came across this training plan for being able to run 5km within 10 weeks. I think this is a great idea, even if you’re not planning on participating in a run anytime soon, it seems like a great way to gradually build up to being able to run a longer distance. So the plan is, over the next couple of months I will be using this plan to help me on my way to a fitter lifestyle.


My Disney Collection & Favourites

Disney Movie Collection

Disney movies have long been some of my favourites – my earliest memories include watching them with my sisters or my mum. They are heart-warming and funny and cheer me up when I need a it of a boost, so it was only going to be natural for me to complete my collection with all of those animated classics. It’s taken a few years, trying to find the best deals on them I could as they’re pretty expensive, but I’ve now got each of them.

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I hope to someday share this collection with my children, enjoying all those movies I grew up with with our new generation. I hope to watch all of them in order as the months go by – this is one of 30 by 30 goals, watching some for the first time, others for the fifteenth! Picking out my 5 favourites was pretty difficult, given there are 53 great choices, but these are the 5 I most enjoy watching time and again. There are a mixture of old classics, mixed in with some of the newer releases, still all enjoyable after all these years.

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Bambi (1942)

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest after his mother is shot by hunters.

Cinderella (1950)

When Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.

The Lion King (1994)

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young woman named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.