Lockdown boredom… inspires new adventures!☀️

Hi Guys! Lockdown has been a bit tough on the Butterfly family. Well, me actually… 😂 The kids have been amazing, they have taken it all in their stride and have been doing so well with school work, playing nicely together and staying active with Jo Wicks every day.

I, on the other hand, have struggled a little bit, and it’s ok to admit that. I am absolutely fine, and overall we have all done amazing well in this weird situation we found our selves in, but juggling work/homeschooling/life has been tricky and I miss people more than anything. I am lucky I live with my husband and my mum so I do have conversations and people around me, but I am a true extrovert and love the hustle and bustle of groups of people, and busy shops and mostly going out and gaining energy by meeting new people and visiting new places.

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For us as a family, we love to go out exploring, visiting places, exploring our little part of the world, and further afield when we can. So being restricted to home and the odd dog walks, has been the saddest part for us. I am happy to do it though, as I want my whole family and the rest of the world to be safe and happy but we did still miss adventures.

But rather than be super sad, instead we bought the adventures home and started planning what we might do when we feel safe to start venturing out into the world in this new “normal”.

You know we all love a trip to London. In fact, it’s almost our second home. London is one of my favourite places in the world.

We had planned to go to London in June to celebrate BTS festa and debut weekend, obviously this didn’t happen so we decorated our house and bought London to us. It was a super fun and exciting weekend, spend playing games, listening to music and eating yummy foods.

We did take a really quick to Bournemouth to buy a bubble tea, as it is one of my favourites drinks ever and we had really missed bubble tea. Bournemouth has been hectic and crazy busy so we went on a weekday rather than the weekend to avoid the crowds. We nipped to the bubble tea shop and returned home, but it was oh so worth it.

Over the weekend, we had BTS quizzes, games, our own run BTS style fun times, we had our own birthday cafe event with a BTS purple themed “purple you” mocktail and free gifts designed and made by my wonderful friend Dot’s daughter.

And at the end of the weekend , we even had a “visit” to a kpop store where the kids could choose their (pre-chosen) album I had treated them too. Me and mum had treated ourselves to the 5th muster magic shop and that also arrived in time! 💜💜💜

The weekend ended with a very exciting BTS concert live in our living room, in the form of Bangbang con which we enjoyed with our friends. The whole weekend was amazing! The children had a wonderful time, I had a brilliant time and the whole time spent together as a family being silly and doing fun things was wonderful. It still did make me miss our real adventures but the whole thing was just awesome!

What did you guys do to celebrate BTS weekend? Anything exciting or interesting to share? Let me know in the comments, I’d love or hear what you guys have been doing or buying.

See you soon,

Butterfly child xxx☀️💜

London Adventure

Over the weekend (Back in June- my uploads might not be working🤦‍♀️) the kids, Mr BC and I went to Wembley to see BTS in concert and wow it was incredible!

I have a new blog all about my new found love for Kpop and BTS over at showmyweird.home.blog if you want to read more about this! I will share some photos here but they aren’t the best quality as my phone was having a right moment!

Going to London with my amazing family to see BTS in concert is absolutely in my top amazing memories now!

The kids had an awesome time! We saw a Hamleys bear and we got to the BT21 pop up store which I definitely think was a highlight for them! BT21 are like friends created by the BTS members and the kids love them!

The kids were most excited about their army bombs as they both worked so hard to get the money for one by improving their writing at school and helping with chores!

There first look at Wembley was also quite impressive!

We all had an amazing time at the concert! We had been looking forward to it for weeks and it lived up to our expectations and more!!!

The show is relatively family friendly, some of the dance moves could be considered a bit risqué but my two are young enough to not understand and just enjoyed the singing and dancing. And on the whole they are a very family friendly group! They are pretty good role models as far as I am concerned. They are passionate, hard working, humble gentlemen. What more could you ask for? Well not only this but they are also spreading a brilliant message to love yourself and are always supporting all sorts of amazing groups and they discuss all topics even taboo subjects such as depression. And to top it all off they are all talented in singing, dancing and rapping and the show they put on is phenomenal!

Check out the trailer below to see just a snippet of their performance. It is incredible they sold out Wembley Stadium and it was totally deserving!

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I was lucky to have tickets for both nights!!

So whilst I went off on a grown up adventure all of my own to the concert for the second day – the kids and Mr BC headed off into London for a London adventure!!

It’s not often the kids go off without me! It was a special weekend, it’s not often daddy gets to take them out so it was extra special to see them bonding! I did worry for a bit, not because I don’t trust Mr BC but just for the fact that it’s normally me going off with the kids and today I was getting my own adventure and they were leaving me behind. I missed them but I soon got over my anxiety when I met friends and had a cider! 😂

I can’t share much of their adventure as I wasn’t there but I do have pictures so I hope you enjoy looking through them!

I am going to ask the kids to explain what there day was like with their daddy and I will add this later!!

After a very exciting weekend we all headed home on the train which was an exciting adventure all of its own! oh we also had a quick stop at the Harry Potter shop! Poppet also loved the tubes and was living her best life posing every chance she got!

We finally made it home tired but extremely happy!!!

We would definitely do it again next year if we get chance but we will be returning to London no matter what for more adventures for sure!

Me and the kids have also not gotten BTS or kpop out of our system and we have had it on in the house and car already!!! So bring on more music, more adventures and more living and loving!!

Mr and Mrs Butterfly Child were perfectly weird in every way… and they quite liked it that way!

I am a massive, massive fan of Harry Potter; books, films, merchandise, clothes… the list goes on and on, I love it all. Strangely enough, until recently I had never visited the Warner Bros Studio Tour. I kept putting it off, thinking I didn’t have time, or there was always something else the money could go on; a place the kids wanted to visit more etc, etc. Also as much as I desperately wanted to go, I wanted to wait to take the kids until they were a bit older. I never thought to possibly go on my own first and take the kids later. It just never occurred to me.

I have three best friends Annie, Charlotte and Becky, we’ve been friends for a long time, and even though we live quite far apart now, I don’t think I will ever be as close to any one or love anyone quite like I do those girls. But with age comes great responsibility, it takes time, patience and a great deal other amount of skills to keep a friendship blooming. 😀 Thankfully, we have managed it and we visit as often as we can, and we share an amazing friendship than spans the country and they are much more than friends, they are family. My children even call them Aunties. On this note, it has become apparent that my children love them very much and when they visit, they monopolise them and want to spend all the time playing with them and crawling over them and showing them every single toy they own. This is wonderful, but unfortunately it means we don’t get much time to chat, breath or just spend time with each other as friends. So we decided we would take a couple of weekends a year (extra to our usual visits) to spend the weekend just as us girls, the way it used to be. It’s a nice chance to catch up, those of us who are parents get to have a rest from the kids, and we all get to indulge in being young friends again.

We have visited Oxford and we plan on visiting York, but as a special treat two of my best friends treated us all to Harry Potter studio tour tickets for our Christmas presents. Myself and Annie are huge Harry Potter fans, Becky dabbles and Charlotte bless her, comes along for the ride! It was a super idea and an amazing present. As the tour gets booked up fast, we planned to go in January but tickets sell like hot cakes, so April it was. I have had a very exciting few months and it doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. The excitement for studio tours built up for many reasons. I was so happy to be finally going to the tours, and I was ecstatic to be sharing this special moment with my besties. I love getting to do things with my girls, it reminds me I am still very young, I can still enjoy myself without the kids and without feeling guilty and it is perfectly acceptable to have hobbies, passions etc all for myself. I think I forget that sometimes when I am being mummy 24/7. It is perfectly ok to be me sometimes, to recognise that I have likes and dislikes and do something for myself. Having my best friends want to share these things with me and do these things, is amazing and I am so glad to have them.

***BE WARNED I HAVE INCLUDED SOME PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP SO IF YOU WANT EVERYTHING TO BE  A SURPRISE … STOP READING NOW. I HAVEN’T INCLUDED TOO MANY SPOILERS BUT I WOUDLN’T WANT TO RUIN ANYONE’S EXPERIENCE BUT I WANT TO SHARE MY JOY!!*****

So onto the tour. Annie and I set off from Somerset on the Saturday morning and would be meeting Becky and Charlotte in London as they would be travelling from our home county of Derbyshire. We had a late tour time so we had decided to stay over in a hotel overnight, so it was an exciting weekend as we all got a nice break too.

Poor photo but our view whenever we head to London! Stonehenge – wonderful sight!

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I had made little HP goody bags for all of us including a little drink to start the weekend.

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Annie and I started earlier than the others! 🙂 Pretty much always the case… 😂

After a few short but wonderful hours catching up in the hotel we headed over to the studio! We were very excited but we were also trying to remember we were adults. We were generally well behaved, there were a couple of incidents, we might have thought the security guards were offering hugs, not wanting to search us, and I may have said something about licking a poster of an attractive member of the Harry Potter cast… I know, but my excitement as we waited in line was building up, and I struggle to control what my mouth says at the best of times, in fact most of the time it surprises even me.

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We may also have a bit of a fascination with cones, but you can’t blame us when they look like this… we have a better story about the cone later…

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“You’re a hazard, Annie!”

Finally, once we were inside. The magic truly became alive and it was everything I expected and more. We had some food and had a walk around the gift shop whilst waiting for our time slot. I made a long list of everything I wanted to buy and then stepped away and thought we would do the tour first and then I could make a final decision about what I wanted to buy. I got to waltz around in a Slytherin cloak and play my inner Snape, much to the staffs delight. The shop in itself is immense and I could definitely have wandered around there for much longer than we did. But finally the moment arrived and it was out turn to enter…. I hope you enjoy some of our photos from out trip. And if you get chance to visit, even if you don’t think you are a big Harry Potter fan, even if you’re a fan of films or even if your aren’t a fan of any of these things, it is still worth a visit, for the magic, wonder and enjoyment of it. Plus the attention to detail in everything is immense.

‘Can I lie down in the entrance and get a photo underneath?” I asked my friends, “Of course, you can those people are rolling all over the floor.” My friends responded in delight. I look over, “they’re very small children…”. “Your point?” my friends laughed.

But in the end I decided I have done many more stupider things in my life than lie down in the middle of the Harry Potter studio tours to get a photo and I will probably do many more stupider things in my future.

Our initial shock and awe of being there wore off, and I had gotten over Tom Felton talking into my ear…  (our wonderful friends had got me and Annie the digital tour guide) unfortunately Tom Felton wasn’t really whispering sweet nothings into my ear… 😍😂. We moved slowly through the Great Hall and onto the amazing tour. Honestly, I don’t think I can find words to express how amazing it was. We mainly walked around in silent wonder, listening to our guide when we needed, snapping shots and generally messing around. It was amazing to be with my friends experiencing this for the first time for so many reasons. I didn’t have any responsibilities at that moment in time, I could be myself without worrying about the example I was setting, or having to keep one eye on a kid at all times. Don’t get me wrong I cannot wait to go back and take the kids but for my first visit, where I got to experience and enjoy it all to myself with my best friends. Honestly, it was one of the best days of my life and I am so thankful I got to share it with the people I did.

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Have you seen these b*tches, I mean witches… Some of us have definitely got our resting witch face on today!

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 I think you can see we all had lots of fun and even though, some of us are bigger fans than others, we all had an amazing time and I think we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We stopped half way around to try our very first butter beer. I really liked it!

After our little rest we headed onto the rest of the tour. Gringotts was opened for the first time the day we came, which was unbelievably lucky and completely unplanned but amazing.

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I don’t want to post too many spoilers so I haven’t included this whole video but I needed to share this with you all, me and Annie will definitely be in a cinema near you soon with these acting skills, well voice over work at least. Apologies there is a little bit of swearing ☺️ I actually think the swearing is the best part!!! 😂 🤣(And yes, that is me not able to control my laughing!)

As we drew near the end of the tour, I just couldn’t believe how much attention to detail is put in everything, and I was a little worried the magic might be lost, but honestly I think it just made it better. Every little prop, every big scene reproduced, just walking through the whole studio itself was amazing. I won’t ever get to experience it for the first time ever again, but like my whole experience with Harry Potter, as with the books, I believe every time I go back there I will experience something new. It was truly an amazing and remarkable experience.

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“You’re a hazard, Annie!”

After all of that, admit it you still just want the rest of the cone story. So we had a very late tour time, so by the time we had walked around, visiting the store, spent a fortune and was heading for the car parking, it was late and dark. We had talked earlier on about how we love a cone to take home. Trust me this is not the first time, we have talked about wanting a cone. We have had many discussions and ideas about getting one. It never ends well… And I promise we don’t have any cones stashed anywhere. But anyway, there we are walking back to the car and a security guard is heading in our direction, I imagine returning to the studios and one of my friends out right asked him if we could take a cone home. I think he thought she was joking, she was not. Her parting words for all of you our there, “Well, if you don’t ask, you don’t get.”

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I hope you enjoyed my recap of our tour and liked our photos, there are many, many more and probably many more stories, but they can wait for another day. We are heading away for our weekend to York soon, keep an eye out on social media for us. I will be sharing our funnier moments and beautiful photos in real time!!!! 😀

February … is my favourite month

Firstly, an apology. I haven’t written as many blog posts as I had wanted to this last month, but I am hoping you will accept this blog post filled with all our exciting times over February as an apology and as an excuse as to why I haven’t written as much as I would have liked. I had such a busy, action packed and filled February, I didn’t get much time to write. But onwards with our exciting look back into February.

February is my favourite month for so many reasons, but I guess it starts with my birthday! I love my birthday, I am like a child and even though I know I am getting older, I don’t care. I love celebrating the year that has gone by and looking forward to the next. I like that I get to do all the things I love and I can make everything about me! I know, I know how childish and selfish does that sound, but I think everyone should get at least  one day a year where its all about them.

The second reason I love February is SNOW! If we are ever going to get snow in the UK, you can bet chances are high it will be in February. And this year, this year was my year! I made a birthday wish for snow on my birthday and I went to bed on the 31st of January, the snow started to fall… I was so excited that at midnight I went out to play. When I woke up in the morning, the snow was everywhere, I had booked the day off work and the kids got a snow day. We made a huge snowman, which fell over and broke my glasses, and poppet cried.

Dixon Dog really enjoyed the snow, we all had hot chocolates, and I treated myself to some Studio Ghibli DVD’s, a BTS album and some new books! My birthday was perfect this year.

 

We had a Chinese New Year themed party where we had an amazing Chinese takeaway, we made paper dragons, a pig keyring and watched Mulan. My mum picked an awesome cake for me, and every year she makes my birthday epic! I wish everyone had my mum to spoil them every year, because she is awesome! Nick and the kids helped me make some decorations, we had Chinese lanterns, the kids painted tea light candle jars for the table and we had pig banners they had coloured.

 

February was also the month for selfies and snapchat apparently, as I have a phone filled with so many selfies and snapchat screenshots. When monkey and I have to wait for poppet after her ballet class, we often take silly selfies, in fact whenever we have a spare few minutes, we indulge in a few silly faced photos. I often feel quite sad for monkey, as he spends a lot of time waiting outside dance classes, he always gets dragged along to shows and rehearsals and alsorts. But he takes it all in his stride and is very proud of his sister. Plus I think we both quite enjoy the half an hour or so where it’s just me and being him being silly and playing games.

 

I tried out a couple of Subscription boxes for my birthday and loved them. I had Inspireme Korea and Kawaii Box. Each filled with beautiful things from Korea, China and Japan.

Poppet had a week of exraordinary hairstyles which took over my instagram and was very fun to do everyday. I love writing my blog and I love sharing snaps of our weird crazy life, and when I asked poppet what we should focus on for the week, she wanted some wonderful and wacky hair. So we indulged and did a brand new hairstyle every day for a week. Some of it was fun, some challenging and some days a right pain in the … I’ll let you finish that sentence.

 

 The saddest part of February for us, was when Mr BC had to leave for work. But as he would be missing our wedding anniversary, he took me and the kids away for a night in the camper van. We went to stay in South Wales for a night and it was very cold but brilliant. We love going for nights away in the campervan, and I hope this year will be filled with lots of exciting trips.

 My bestie took us for a walk to Fairy Falls, as this is what I had asked for, for my birthday treat. I wanted to go on a nice walk and get some nice photos. Unfortunately it was a bit rainy so I left my camera in the car, but the phone did the job just fine. It was beautiful and such a lovely quiet place. I can’t wait to go back. Plus I got to spend the day with my beautiful godson. He is growing up really fast and I love his little squishy face.

 

Middle of February and we were still feeling the Chinese fever, as we headed to the Octagon Theatre for the Chinese New Year Extravaganza. I have never seen anything quite like it before in my life. It was an amazing experience. So many talented and amazing people. Balancing tables on their heads, contortionists fitting into really small spaces, and the finale with the dragon dance was immense. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and I can’t wait until next year.

 

 With spring soon to arrive and hopefully warmer weather, we headed out to the adventure farm park in Brean. We wanted to see Llamas and play on some rides. Poppet faced her fears by going on some high rides and cried the whole time, but still she was very brave. Monkey was also very brave and I am so proud of them both. We had a wonderful day. We took my sister and Mini monkey (my nephew) with us and it was amazing.

 

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 We have had some lovely days at the start of spring. I am not usually a warmer weather / sunshine kind of person, but as I get older I am finding I do love a warm day and I am even looking forward to summer more than I usually do.

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As the end of the month came to a close, excitement reached its peak in our house as BTS ( here comes some back story to explain our excitement) – I have known about this band since last year when they appeared on Graham Norton but I didn’t really fall for their charms until January of this year, and since then my love has grown and I am having an attack of boyband fan girling, as I have gone crazy for them – towards the end of the month, revealed they would be going on a world tour again. The best thing about having children that enjoy the same as you and are happy to listen and dance to music, is that I get to share my love and passion with them. So now we are a family of huge BTS fans, a girl on twitter even said we were #familygoals which made my day. I grew up listening to songs my parents liked and my sisters and brothers liked and eventually I added my own collection of music I enjoy to it. So I have a huge, wide eclectic taste in music that spans decades and genres. I have always loved music and to dance, and getting to share this with my children is beautiful. I know we aren’t always going to like the same things but I am glad me and the children are similar enough we have quite a lot in common and we can share so much.

Anyway, I digress again. So BTS revealed they were going on tour. Me and the kids were adamant we were getting tickets, so 1st of March we arrived at school early so i could sit, phone poised, ready to get tickets. We logged on at 8:15am and waited. Tickets went live and my phone kicked into gear. But nothing, it just searched for tickets and at 8:50am, it  kicked me out and I had to try again but by then, it was too late and tickets sold out. The kids were distraught and I wasn’t too happy either. Now I would normally say – oh well and move on. I never wanted to be someone who would pay stupid amounts of money for a ticket, but I am going to blame temporary insanity and not wanting to see my childrens sad faces. But whatever it was, I paid a silly amount of money for tickets, not hugely silly, I am not stupid but still more than a normal amount. Me and the kids are ridiculously happy so it was totally worth it. I am still claiming temporary insanity as I still keep looking at the Sunday night and considering buying tickets for the second night too. Although Mr BC has put his foot down and said no. I am working on it.

In case you have no idea what I am talking about, BTS is a Kpop band from South Korea, they are obviously massive in Asia, but over the last few years they are getting bigger over here in the UK and the US. When I say I like them, I do still get a lot of eye rolls and funny looks, but mostly I have amazing friends and family who (at least I hope) like my quirkiness and love my random little moments, and l or me regardless. So everyone is being quite supportive of my newfound love for a boy and. I never really did boy bands growing up so I think I’m a little late in the game but you’re never too old to appreciate good music, amazing dancing and well, they aren’t bad on the eyes either. Yes, they sing most of the songs in Korean, but music transcends language a little bit, they sing beautifully and I actually really enjoy the rapping. But for me, the choreography of the dancing is the main draw, they have flawless routines and look amazing doing it. I’ve always loved to dance around my living room and I love to see amazing dancers. My children are also big fans of dancing and singing, so it’s something we can watch/listen to and enjoy together. I know they won’t always have the same taste as me and I know we won’t always like the same things, but I hope we will always have some things in common and I’m glad at the minute we can see things together.

It’s always worth checking new things out, I know you kpop is everyone’s cup of tea, but I didn’t know it was mine either. I think we should all try something new, or open ourselves up to trying new things once in a while, it makes life a bit more exciting. Even if you think it might be weird, celebrate your weirdness, show the world, or if you’re not ready for that, show your family and friends. My family and friends are so supportive of me and my weird ways, they accept me for who I am, love me and encourage me. And I couldn’t ask for anything more. I think we should all show our weird and talk about things we love more, share our joys and passions, even if it is a bit on the strange or unusual side. Most people will admire you for it, and you may even discover you have something in common and broaden their world. So if you fancy checking them out, google BTS ampanaman for a funny lively show, no more dream for a very hip hop young BTS, or a number of their other songs. (Fake love, Idol, spring day, magic shop…)

So February drew to a close in the most exciting and exhilarating way, and over the next few months we have some amazing things planned and all the while we are counting down to our first concert as a family to see BTS at Wembley. As Mr BC being the superhero that he is, is coming along with us. Even though he doesn’t really like the songs, he is the best dad and husband ever to accompany us.

 So once again, my apologies for once agin falling behind on writing. It is one of my biggest passions, behind reading and I love this blog. But the main reason I started it was to write about my life, my joys and my children and share this with the world because I’m happy and excited by this prospect. But sometimes I get so excited by life, I forget to write about it for weeks at a time, and I am ok with this. I don’t ever want to get so caught up in writing about life I forget to live it, it will mean my blog may sometimes be on delay and I’ll probably never be a huge success at blog writing, but I am sharing what I want to share and living my best life and I am ok with that. I hope you enjoy my weird and wacky way of sharing with you and continue to read my blog.

I may be a bit on the weird side and I may find joy in lots of wonderfully wacky ways, but I hope I can connect with all of you who are also weirdly wacky. I love to to meet like minded people and indulge in the uniqueness of all of us. I hope you enjoyed my February catch up.

 

 

** BTS Images Courtesy of Twitter @bts_bighit.

Chaotic energy

My house is full of chaotic energy at the minute. I feel this post is going to be a true reflection of my chaotic mind, so bear with me.

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We are on the final few days of school, the countdown for our Roman Holiday is on and in the next few days we are finally, finally celebrating monkeys birthday! We say finally because he has been 7 for over half a year! With all this in mind, our house is a constant flurry of tidying, packing, excitement and craziness!

Monkey (well the whole family really) is currently obsessed with The Greatest Showman – if you haven’t seen it yet, you really should – it is an amazing film, and the soundtrack is awesome. We listen to it pretty much every day on the way to school, it really wakes you and prepares you for the day.

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(Our Lego Creation – The Greatest Showman himself – P T Barnum)

So for his party, he wanted this crazy, circus extravaganza! I managed to talk him down to a Greatest Showman Party and sleepover (yep, I am the crazy mother letting a bunch of 7 year olds sleepover!) I have some circus skills to try out, some circus arts and crafts, and a night of popcorn and candy floss filled DVD watching and sleep, if I can get them to sleep that is! 😂

I plan on making our living room into a sort of circus tent and I have bought some of the cutest accessories for the party, so I for one am very excited for it.

The invites have been sent out, the children are all excited and the planning is well on the way! Watch this space for some exciting pictures of our fun filled greatest showman party sleepover.

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Basic Italian learning is well on the way, and every now and then the kids will pipe in with ciao mummy! Often they even get it in the right context. I wasn’t expecting much from them, but I love how they are so exciting and willing to learn. It makes me so proud to know I am raising children who are so keen to travel, and learn about everything.

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As for school, we just need to get through Sports Day and the last few days and then we are on our way to the summer holidays. Ah, Sports Day! We are not necessarily the sportiest family in the world but we are born triers. So Monkey tries his hardest and is always amazing, he doesn’t really win anything but he loves to take part and for me, I feel like that is all I could possibly ask for. It will be poppets first sports day, she hasn’t really mentioned it, so I am not sure how she is feeling about it, but I imagine she will face it like she does everything in life, with a beautiful smile, pure determination and an almost stubborn quality to try her absolute hardest.

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Beyond sports day, school has been amazing this year. Poppet settled into school well, and monkey has taken everything in his stride yet again. I could not be more proud of the pair of them if I tried. I am not saying they haven’t struggled sometimes, waking up in the morning is a task for Poppet, and we have had a few conversations about how school seems to be getting harder (bless my little man – he has a moan about it, and still does ok!) but they have both just cracked on and performed to the best of their abilities and they make me proud to be their mum every single day. I can understand their frustration sometimes, as I question my own parenting all the time, I think we all have moments where we worry, stress or sometimes don’t even want to do something. But I hope I am showing them that with support and love they can try everything and with practice will get better. Also with the understanding that sometimes we have to do things we might not be so keen on, but everything we do will help shape us into being the best person we can be.

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With all of this going on – craziness running rampant in our house. I think I work best in a crazy flurry of excitement, the adrenalin of everything all at once keeps me ticking over and with the end of term fast approaching, I am lucky that I love a bit of drama. In fact as a family we love to live in organised chaos. We are made up of live in the moment people, so much so, planning is probably the most uncomfortable thing for us, the drama of living for now is spice of life. Nothing is quite as dramatic as trying to find entertainment for two energy filled children whilst trying to go to work and keep the everyday running smoothly. The downside of this, is September will come and we will soon realise we have no uniform, the book bags have been lost and Monkey cannot possibly have ruined yet another pair of school shoes! Could he?

****** I could have sworn I posted this last night, we had sports day today! It was good! Monkey didn’t come last in everything this year which is a huge improvement for us, and I still just love his attitude. “I didn’t win any race mummy, in fact I came last quite a lot.” I told him it didn’t matter as long as he tried his hardest and at first he said he didn’t ry his hardest which I thought was funny, but then he thought about it and said “I did try my hardest but I just don’t think sports it for me, but I still enjoyed doing it with everyone!” And that my boy is why I love you!

Poppet on the other hand, got a tad overwhelmed by her sports day and by the end looked a bit like she didn’t really know what to do in some of the activities, but she still looked like she was having fun, so overall I am a very happy mummy! Now we just have to get through the last day of school, which is a bit emotional for all of us, as we all like both of their teachers very much, but onwards and upwards as they say! ******

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