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This weekend has been a manic busy one, On saturday the 9th the plan was to get my hair done but because Mr S was busy in London for some website related business I decided to cancel my appointment to save my mum from having to deal with my children for an hour.

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Our main plan was to go to a garden center which is called Van Hage, I remember going there as a child with my gran and just being in complete awe of the decorations, the idea was to go there, grab some tacky tinsel and allow the children to buy their own decorations for the tree.. along with some plastic ones so Robin couldn’t break anything and we decided to head back there each year and once we get a bigger place to get a bigger tree and add more hand picked decorations onto it.

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Once we found what we was after, it was time to head back home and place everything onto the tree, which I will cover in another post, but when we headed back we sat down and enjoyed some tea while the children ate their candy canes, I told Amelia to go brush her teeth after she finished hers and she came running back into the front room to scream at us that she just lost another tooth, she had lost one on Friday while at school and had complained that the second one was just as wobbly… so the tooth fairy had to hunt around for some money in a hurry, I was amazed that her top tooth fell out first but all her first teeth appeared within the week of each other as a baby and they often fall out around the same time frame after they turn a certain age..

I don’t need anymore falling out anytime soon!

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Such a joker!

We had such a lovely time, I ended my night on some chip shop chips while Mr S was late back and even had a beer, which was gross but I still had some because the situation called for something and we didn’t have much else in the house I could stomach.

It is seriously feeling a lot more like christmas now.

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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WE GOT SNOW! I think the children are almost as excited as I am! I honestly don’t remember snow like this, the world is cold, clear and white.

We decided to go for a walk in it, which turned out to be a stupid idea.. but it was just so much fun!

I’ll probably change my tune tomorrow hah!

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Since starting my BC April biggest loser challenge (read about it here) I have been walking almost every day, R and I drop the two other children at school and head off on a mini adventure

Sometimes I loose my walking buddy to the nap monster but I have really enjoyed every second of these walks! I have made 10,000 steps everyday because of them and next week we plan on going further afield and explore more local areas.

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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Its that time of year again when we visit Cammas Hall and go select our pumpkin for halloween, We visited on Sunday 22nd and the children were super excited to finally get the hands on the pumpkins.

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There was just so many to choose from, classic orange pumpkin to ghost pumpkins which the children thought was really funny, they didn’t realize you could get different colours, K grabbed one and demanded that this was ‘the’ one.

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R loved running around between the rows, she was grabbing hand fulls of hay and throwing them everywhere, the last time she came here she wasn’t walking so seeing her run about having the time of her life was lovely.

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There was some huge pumpkins this year, I don’t think I have ever seen some this big, K and A attempted to pick a few of them up.

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I then sent K off to find a perfect pumpkin to take home, I wanted to get a medium size one and he selected this lovely perfectly shaped pumpkin, he asked to put the smaller white pumpkin back and seemed pretty pleased with his choice!

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Perfect!

We left my mum in the queue to pay and decided to go for a little walk around the rest of the farm, walking through trees which I am sure was pear trees to find the sweetcorn, they did have a maise maze but it was starting to get a bit chilly so we decided to head back and find nanny and go get some food.

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Cammas Hall sells a lot of its own products too, which I love, during the summer I got lots of wonderful colourful carrots and beetroots, there is nothing more delicious than freshly picked fruit and veg

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After that, and seeing the number of people waiting in the queue for the cafe we made the choice to go get a McDonnalds, after all that fresh food we went down the processed route haha.

Cammas Hall is always such a lovely day out, they have a large outdoor play area for the children which we use in the summer months, I know its easier to head to a shop and select a pumpkin from there but if you can I recommend going along to a pick your own place.

Until next time

Mummy Cat.

 

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On Saturday 23rd we went to visit my mum for the day, She lives in a town over from us so its either a long hour on the bus, well two buses but she came to collect us which I think made more sense as we didn’t just have ourselves but needed the high chair too.

Once we arrived to hers we set up the DVD player (we tried last time but she didn’t have the correct wires but I fixed it for her) and unfortunately because of our silliness we too a Blue-ray instead.. whoops.. so no Harry Potter for us.

But the aim of the day was to go out and find some conkers, or horse chestnuts to anyone else, and near where my mum lives is this wonderful street which is full of trees ready to give up their nuts for us!

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At first we didn’t find many, there was loads up on the trees and plenty of leaves on the floor but no beautiful browny red nuts to be seen, so we back tracked down to another road and to our delight and happiness to the children some lady clearing her garden had left some she found under a tree, and that’s when the madness happened.

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CONKERS EVERYWHERE!

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We had taken my mums little brown bag she got from her trip to New York but I really think we should’ve taken something a little bigger as there was just so many! everywhere you looked there was more and more!

Mums plan was to find some of the just opened ones to keep for spiders, I am not sure if that’s a true thing because we have had a conker in our front room and still get spiders, but we found a few for her and plenty for the children to play with, and of course I have a few for myself to make pretty flat lays with.

We returned back to my mums house and to my sons surprise I rented the last two Harry Potter films on amazon prime, they were pretty cheap and it kept them happy while mum and I entertained Robin and she got dinner ready which was a tasty sausage and mash with peas and onions mmmm!

I love going round her house at the weekend, its nice to get our of my home and away from the stress for a bit and just stress about in another house, I had been parenting alone at the end of last week as Mr S is in Birmingham at Eurogamer representing his site and I think I did a pretty good job…

No one died…

Until next time

Mummy Cat

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