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My Week in Pictures 31st July – 6th August

August 7, 2017

Well it’s been another very busy week, enjoying the summer holidays with the girls, being busy, relaxing and spending time together. I’ve felt a lot better this last week and have got into a good routine and balance between work, housework and family time. Obviously these posts are a personal celebration of the good bits of my weeks, a highlight reel. On the most part my life is pretty mundane, loading the dishwasher, cooking meals, doing the washing etc. Most days I’ve stayed in my PJs until the afternoon. But I have made the effort to wear something pretty and get out of the house everyday, because thats what I need at the moment and it makes me feel nice.

Monday: I had an early appointment at the hospital to look at my eyes and see how I was getting on. They had to put drops in to dilate my pupils, which always feels horrible. They did a scan of my eyes and the consultant had a look at them and talks to me about how I was feeling. I’ll write a bit more about how I’m doing at the bottom of the post.

After the appointment I went to Frankie and Benny’s for breakfast with Rob. What I wanted was pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, but as I’m trying to be healthy I got poached eggs and avocado on toast. It was such a small portion that I felt even hungrier after eating it! But it was very tasty! Rob went to work and I picked up the kids.

I went home and got a bit of work done. Then we headed to Richmond Park in the evening for a walk around Pembroke Lodge. I’ve not been to this part of the park for a while and it is looking absolutely gorgeous. The kids played nicely for a while, before getting very very grumpy. Being typical sisters they have a bit of a love/hate relationship! I didn’t let it bother me and just took the time to appreciate the beautiful evening.

I wore my Cath Kidston Winnie the Pooh dress. I wear this one so much as its the most beautiful fit and fabric.

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Tuesday: Tuesday was mostly about running errands, I had a big piles of Etsy and Ebay orders to send, so I spend the morning packing them and getting all my chores done. I then headed into to town with the kids to go to the post office and grab a few things we needed.

After that we headed to our friends house for a barbecue, it was lovely seeing them and having a chilled out afternoon. I completely forgot to take any pictures all day! I got Rob to quickly get a snap of my outfit in the garden. I wore a new tropical dress which I picked up in the Collectif sale. I love anything with a fruit print and this one has been reminding me of my fruit print Swirl dress every time I’ve seen it.

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Wednesday: This was a pretty boring day, I did housework all morning, went to the supermarket and chilled out with the kids. I also took some blog photos and spent some time putting my rollers in my hair. I’ve not set my hair in ages as its got so long, but I felt the need to have a bit of a pamper.

Thursday: In the morning I did some baking with Lila. I wanted to experiment with different types of crumble for some recipes I’ve been planning, so I baked a lot of crumbles! Later on we headed to Morden Park for a quick walk. The girls brought their scooters and and we played some games in front of the beautiful Georgian house, which is now Merton registry office.

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I wore a pair of Collectif dungarees with an anchor print t shirt from Primark and my black Nike trainers.

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Friday: On Friday we headed to Nymans, a National Trust property that I’ve not got round to visiting before. Nymans is a beautiful garden, set around a ruined country house. It is simply gorgeous and despite being a bit reluctant to go, the kids had an amazing time and really loved looking around.

I’m probably going to write a proper blog post about Nymans soon, so I’ll only post a couple of pictures today. I wore this gorgeous boat print dress from Palava, I picked it up in their sample sale a few weeks ago. I can’t get enough of their beautiful organic cotton dresses at the moment. I teamed it up with my Hotter Flare sandals, which are super comfortable for long walks.

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Saturday: On Saturday Rob was home, so I got a nice long lie in. Once I got up I had a big tidy and cleaned the house. I spend ages sorting out my clothes and helping Lila reorganise all her Sylvanian families, which is always a really fun Job!

In the evening Rob and I headed into Soho to celebrate my friend Catherine’s birthday. I wore this amazing embroidered dress from Peacocks, I thinks its absolutely stunning and it only costs £35! So if you’re looking for a budget friendly evening dress, this is a great option. I was sent this to review on the blog, so there will be a proper outfit post with this one very soon.

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Sunday: I surprised Jess with a pair of last minutes tickets to Summer in the City, a big Youtube convention that happens in London every year. As I’d only bought the tickets the day before we hadn’t booked any meet and greets, but there was still plenty to do. We looked at all the stalls, had some lunch and went to some of the panels, which were really interesting. I really enjoyed the Women Who Write and the Body Positivity panels.

I wore my Cath Kidston Mickey In London dress and my trusty Hotter sandals again.

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Health Update: So as I mentioned about I saw the eye doctor on Monday. Everything with my eyes looks really good and my vision is still perfect. So I’m really happy with that. They don’t need to see me again for 3 months and its all down to neurology now to confirm my diagnosis and start treatment.

I’ve managed to cope quite well with everything so far, and I’ve been pretty brave. I’ve also really taken care of myself by eating healthily, getting exercise and plenty of sleep, this definitely helps. The worst part of my week was getting a phone call to say the next available neurology appointment isn’t until October! Which means I pretty much have to put up with this, untreated for quite a long time. From a coping point of view this isn’t great, as I feel like I’m in medical limbo. For now thats it really. I just need to pace myself and keep looking after myself for the foreseeable.

Weekly Goals: This week I really need to catch up on a lot of work. I have articles to write, blog posts to publish, more parcels to send and a huge amount of emails and admin. I’m going to get organise and break everything down into manageable chunks and obviously prioritise the kids, as they’re off school. I hope you’ve all had good weeks, what have you been up to.

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  • Reply
    August 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Lovely pictures! That dress looks gorgeous – I can’t believe it’s from Peacocks. What a bargain!

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    Mim (@crinolinerobot)
    August 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    It’s good to know you’re taking care of yourself. I’d love an excuse to play with Sylvanian Families – I always loved them as a kid but never had any.

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      August 14, 2017 at 12:04 am

      I never had any as a kid either, so I enjoy playing with them now! 🙂

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