Seriously, I have no idea where August has gone.. or this year is going!
I literally feel like I haven’t stopped this month. We’ve had something on each week. That’s on top of it being the school holidays and having a toddler to entertain for six weeks.
The month started with some county loving: Yorkshire Day. I must say, we didn’t hang flags out or make a song and dance of it as such, however, one of our local pubs were holding a Yorkshire themed evening, with Yorkshire inspired food, followed by a Yorkshire themed quiz. So I popped round. There was also a little gin tasting station set up, hosted by Masons Of Yorkshire, which was quite nice. Not being a gin fan, I definitely left one. Thumbs up to their Lavender gin. I did fail, quite badly, on the quiz. I blame that I wasn’t born in Yorkshire. (I’ve just lived here for 28 years. Haha)
Having had our Centre Parcs family holiday in April as our ‘main’ holiday of the year. We decided that we would have a few weekends away over the remaining months. A major one was this month, starting with a trip down to Ipswich to see my Auntie, Uncle and three cousins. I’ve never visited before and we said we would when we last saw them two years ago, so it was long overdue! We had a lovely couple of days, visiting Colchester Zoo while there and chilling before we then took the long drive to Liverpool. We’d booked to stay in the Premier Inn on Albert Dock which was great, as I’d booked to visit the Mattel Play attraction for our toddler which was good, then The Beatles Story museum, which was brilliant. Liverpool is definitely somewhere we need to revisit. From there we headed across to Manchester, staying at another Premier Inn at the Trafford centre, using our day there to visit the Lego Discovery Centre, which was fantastic.
Thornton Le Dale Show is the biggest and closest village show to us and one we’ve attended for the last two years and being one for a tradition, we were there again this year. Though this year it was just the toddler and I we still had a good few hours on the rides, eating fudge, watching the acts in the main ring and seeing all the animals.
With the school holidays in full swing this month, I’ve made sure to make the most of it and arrange to see mummies and little people we sometimes don’t get to see because of school and rubbish diaries! Haha. It’s been great to see them playing together still, even after a period of time of not seeing each other and also great for adult time to catch up. We’ve also had a birthday party and a Christening this month, which have been great to be part of.
All About Me.
I Forgot my hair appointment! I know! I am both annoyed at myself and sad. Probably more annoyed! Being that it was meant to be at the being of the month, I’ve now had to wait another four weeks until payday to get it done. The pain is real.
Had a lovely me/mummies time at a friends baby shower this month. We’d done really well to arrange it and keep it a secret. It was just at a local tearoom for an afternoon tea and it was so yummy. Plus, apart from two very well behaved babies in attendance, it was lovely to be ‘child-free’ for an hour and a half.
I feel like this little get together had been organised forever! Which it probably had, knowing us two, but it was here – an afternoon tea date with the lovely Lizi at the Refectory found within The Principal Hotel, York. The afternoon flew by. It was so lovely to have time away, (it’s been a long 6 weeks school holiday! Haha!) nice to have some adult conversation. Need to get the next booked in! Maybe an early Christmas themed one?…
I’m back. I’m not entirely sure I went ‘away’, but I’m back. I truly feel good to be back. It’s so easy to get not only lost in worlds but lost in yourself when you spend time online. Being a mum, wife, homeowner, having a part time job, this blog and starting a little business for myself, as well as being a friend and taxi driver for my toddlers social events – it can all be a lot to handle and I don’t feel a failure for admitting that it’s a lot of hats. But. schedules. Plans. And ‘off’ time are all going to make it work.
Have a read of a post I’m pretty proud of this month The Best Morning Routine . You know when you write something or read it afterwards and think (or say out loud) YES!? Well, that’s how I feel about this. It was the first piece I write after my break and I think you can tell.