As promised I am returning this summer with a new round of My Week in Pictures Posts. I only do these in the summer holidays as it’s the most interesting time of year! I don’t do nearly enough during term time! Maybe I should try. The other reason I only do this in the summer holidays is because I have a bit more time. I say this during a massive multi tasking episode, in which I have my laptop on the kitchen work top while I simultaneously cook dinner, fold washing, load the dishwasher, unpack suitcases and the hang more washing to dry. Last week was a little bit full on and crazy and a bit of a juggling act, but we’ve also managed to have lots of fun too.
Saturday 21st: I wrote a little post about this already, but after taking Jess to Pony Club, we drove over to Garson’s Farm and picked some fruit and veg. You can read a bit more about it in my Summer Holiday Diaries post. No outfit of the day for today as I kept it comfy in the heat in a pair of shorts and plain white t shirt.
Sunday 22nd : On Sunday we just had a day in and cleaned the house from top to bottom and generally tried to get ready for the week. I love getting things done on a Sunday and starting my week fresh and organised. It’s amazing how quickly the house gets messy again though! After that we went to see Incredibles 2 at the cinema. n
Monday 23rd: In the morning we made a start on our summer holiday scrap books. I had grand plans to do them every single day with the girls to record our 6 weeks together, but I’ll confess we’ve already failed a little at this. But on Monday we went all out and created some great pages.
In the afternoon when Rob got in from work, we took Lila for a walk around Morden Hall Park, which was absolutely lovely. I wore a dress from Collectif Clothing with some comfy Sun Jellies shoes.
Tuesday 24th: In the morning I dropped Jess at a riding school day and later on Lila went to my mum and dads. I headed into London with Faye for a lovely event with Pukka Herbs. I’m already a big fan of all their teas and this event was to launch their brand new collection of lattes. I will write a full post on them soon, but I can tell you now that they are all absolutely delicious. We were talked through all the different spices that went into each latte and why they are beneficial and work well together and it was so interesting. My favourites are the turmeric and the ginger flavours.
After that we had a brief wander around looking for cute little side streets and found this lovely yellow house. I love that even in the busiest parts of London you can find gorgeous quiet corners and quirky little squares. I got a quick snap of my outfit. I was wearing a t shirt from Primark and a Cath Kidston skirt with some comfy flip flops.
Wednesday 25th: After a chilled morning at home, we headed to Polesden Lacey in Surrey. I like popping out later in the day during the holidays, so everyone gets some relaxed time at home and we can get any chores out of the way. No one has to be in a rush and the girls can have lunch first. It’s definitely one of the best things about it staying light so late in the summer. We took in the lovely view and looked around the gardens.
I wore a yellow floral dress from Primark with my Hotter Sol sandals. I’ve picked up so many great dresses in Primark this year. I’ve been on a budget and they’ve just had so many awesome things that I can’t resist.
Thursday 26th: I spent the morning catching up on lots of work, I wish I’d got a bit more finished before term ended, but July has been non stop and there was no time to get ahead! I got loads of blog pictures taken and edited all ready for when I get a bit of time to actually write and post! I also tackled my Inbox which is always filling up so fast I cannot keep up.
Luckily I eventually got everything done and we went to lovely Ham House for a play in the garden and some lovely tea and cake. I sat under a tree while the girls had loads of fun doing gymnastics on the lawn. A great end to the day.
I wore a lovely top from Primark, which they have in. a few colours at the moment. They go with absolutely everything. My skirt is also Primark, but I bought it from eBay a couple of years ago for about £1.50. I’m wearing my Sol sandals from Hotter again. They are so comfy and go with everything. I cannot recommend gold sandals enough.
Friday 27th: Jessica went to a gymnastics club for the day and Lila and I ran lots of errands and got a few bits we needed. We also popped to the lavender fields for a gorgeous walk and an ice-cream. I always feel really lucky to live so near them, as I know people travel a long way to see them. I always try to go as often as possible in July and August when the lavender is in full bloom. I love seeing all the cute little bumble bees.
After weeks of no rain, the heavens opened while we were there and it was the best thing! I love the smell of hot summer rain and rising it with the gorgeous scent of lavender was just amazing. I was so grateful for the little break in the crazy heatwave too.
I wore a gingham skirt that I made myself a few years ago and the top from Primark in cream. Of course I’m wearing my Hotter Sol sandals AGAIN, even though you can’t see them!
Saturday 28th: We popped to the farm so Jess could go to Pony Club (yes she does too many activities, no I can’t really afford it, yes I’m bad at saying no 🤷🏻♀️) Lila and I had a play in the playground and went to see all our favourite animals. We go so often that we know every single one! I didn’t even get any pics of the animals or farm as we’ve done it so many times. Will make more effort next time! Lila did take a quick pic of my casual mum outfit, linen shorts and a yellow top from Primark. I’m wearing the Sol sandals in white this time.
So that was our busy week! Sorry this post is going up so late, we’ve been away this week and I didn’t get this finished before I left. Lots of catching up will happen this week.
I have to add that despite having a wonderful and full week with the kids I actually felt pretty down all week. Rob was working very long hours, my parents and brother were away and all my friends were working and I felt a bit lonely and really missed everyone. Being a mummy is the best thing ever, but not speaking to another adult all week can be a bit isolating. I also just felt like my mental health was a bit off and everything was a bit too much. You get through these little down weeks and life goes on, but I never want to give the impression of things being perfect. My kids act up, I get sad, I have a little cry, it’s all normal and OK. Just also a bit shit to go through!
I’m going to try to do one of these each week of the holidays, as well as Summer Holiday Diaries which will be longer posts about places we’ve been. I’ll also still be posting my usual content. You can keep up with everything over on my Instagram, where I post a lot!
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