Well, hello, I haven’t been around here much lately have I? I meant to keep up with writing during the school holidays but like all best made plans it didn’t happen. At the beginning of the holidays it sounds so easy- I’ll spend all day with the kids then write at night once they’re in bed. But days out with the kids (and even days in with the kids) are exhausting. Practically there’s a lot more cooking and cleaning to do but it’s the emotional side of keeping four kids happy that I find most tiring. Once we’ve survived another day – the kids are still up late as “it’s the holidays” where late nights and lie ins seem to go hand in hand (I love them really, I really do). But when the kids are eventually sleeping I feel like sleeping (or at least chilling) too!
Then we went on holiday to France at the beginning of August (another post (or in reality posts) that I need to write!), we were home for only a few days then off again for a stay-cation in the UK while Danny and Rebecca went to PGL with Little Hearts Matters. It’s too far away for us to drop them off and pick them up so it’s easier to look for cheap places to stay in the area too.
We returned home from a really lovely family weekend and everything went dark, literally. I know it always goes darker in September but it came early this year in late August. The summer was gone. In contrast to the bright, light, hot sunny heatwaves days we’d been used to it was a shock to the system. This darkness combined with exhaustion from two holidays in short succession (which I realise is a lovely “problem” to have I know!) meant I found it really hard to think or do anything for a few days. Just getting out of the house to pick up food seemed so hard. I just wanted to stay in, eat junk food and watch TV for a few weeks. Initially I love the freedom of the school holidays but towards the end I begin to lose my way without a routine to follow.
Then a family emergency kicked in. While this in itself wasn’t good and it was a worrying time, the Adrenalin that kicked in did clear my foggy head and get me back “out there” running around again and getting to see my family. So we had a few weeks of coping with this situation and new routine- but I’m pleased to say is all well and good now which we are so happy and relieved about! Family really is everything. ❤️ And then the kids were back to school!
Now they are back and all is well and we are getting into some sort of routine I can come back to writing here and posting about our days out and adventures again. I know I’ve kept up with posting sponsored posts and I hate when I’m only putting “adverts” and “lifestyle” posts out there but bills still have to be paid but I do feel guilty for letting this blog and my readers down.
So, I’m back and I’m looking forward to sitting down writing up our life updates, days out, new autumn recipes, sharing our crafts we make and lots more. Wish me luck!
I hope you all had a lovely summer holidays? How are you feeling this September?