August Favourites 2017

I really am not sure where August 2017 went. It flew by so quickly, or at least it felt like it did. I don’t think we did a great deal, we spent a lot of time at home. But it isn’t always a bad thing; they’re thrown back into daily routine so it can be nice to just spend the time not rushing around. L-Red had her hair ‘dip dyed’

Baton Fun

My older two completed their first baton twirling seminar, they were very pleased with what they learned in just one day.


Two children holding a certificate each and a majorette baton, after completing a seminar.

A quiet week led to my children’s majorette troupe hosting a Charity Competition in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice and Towards Tomorrow Together. Was a fantastic day, hard work to put together, but the day went brilliantly, raising not only money but awareness of these two Somerset Charities.


Trophy in memory of Melody. Majorette Trophy


Annual visit to the local farm shop Maize Maze at Barleymow’s. The children always love it there; many things for them to do including losing ourselves in the maze.


Children on a drum train


Annual camping trip.

Every year for the past few years my husband’s family have all got together to have what we call “The Westival”. We have the most wonderful of times. The children always look forward to it. This year we spent it in Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds. Very beautiful part of the country.


We managed a visit to a National Trust property, Oxford and a children’s Play area. Would love to have spent longer in Oxford, although very expensive the city is very beautiful with its buildings.

Oxford Oxford street with bikes.

Our camping Trip only lasted for such a short time, we’re already planning the next one.

The other end of August

Not a lot of adventures happened, a trip to Vivary Park in Taunton, Exeter for a spot of shopping.


August round up

This August flew by, and I have fought with Mummy guilt of not doing a lot; but there are times, moments in our lives where we simply cannot do everything. There are times where taking days slowly, not rushing around with things to do every single day.

I am the first to admit that I like busy, I like plans, most years we have had plenty to do. This year hasn’t been one of them.

August Bank Holiday was a lovely hot one, we had a BBQ with friends, and a visit to the beach for Ice Cream.  A Great way to end August 2017.


Water fountain


Loads coming up over the next few weeks. So a quiet August was allowed.

Thank you for reading and being patient whilst I changed websites over.

What a headache, but it is done and I am slowly learning all over again.


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