family · Homeschool

A winter weekend

I suffer with very bad anxiety and phobias and struggle to go places that are busy with people. I get anxious about the thought of germs and feel more anxious inside in busy places.

We are lucky where we live that we don’t get very extreme weather and are still able to go out to explore.

I find being outside in the fresh air helps my anxiety and provides a good distraction as well as exercise.

My son loves being outside ( not as much as gaming) but he loves to explore. For Christmas he received a metal detector this weekend was spent looking for treasure to his sadness we didn’t find any. We can’t wait to take it to the beach once spring arrives and we head to our holiday lodge.

There’s so great local parks to explore local to us we are very lucky.

Here’s some pictures from our walk

The rest of the weekend has been spent baking banana bread and making soup.

Ready for the week back to work and homeschool activities.

family · Food

Hidden veg ūü•£

Having a fussy child who wants healthy food but can’t manage to eat lumpy or crunchy food due to the texture can be hard, add in the mix of a husband who is currently unwell and has just had surgery but lives of junk food he’s not aloud meal times in our house are tough

Me and my boy put this recipe together yesterday and it made the most amazing tomato soup but added hidden veg

Recipe

6 large ripe tomatoes or a can of chopped tomatoes

1 large onion

2 cloves of garlic

2 leeks

1 red pepper

1 carrot

1 potato ( to thicken the soup)

1 tin of butter beans

Method

Saut√© the onion for 5 minutes don’t let the onion burn add a little water and sunflower/rap seed oil.

Add the garlic and stir for a minute trying not to let the garlic brown

Add the tomatoes/chopped tomatoes stir together with the onions and veg

Then add the rest of the veg in to the pan. ( we choose these veg as they were spare in the fridge but you could add other vegetables)

Pour in the vegetable stock

A teaspoon of paprika

And black pepper to taste ( you can add other herbs or salt to taste)

Leave to simmer with the lid on for 1hr 30 min

Blend and serve

We serve ours with homemade crusty bread and balsamic vinegar.

childrens fashion · family · fashion

Autumn boys clothes

Autumn is my favourite time of year for clothes buying. I love buying children clothes but boys clothing can be quite boring and repetitive and my son loves bright clothing.

Now he’s older and has¬† opinions on what he wants to wear and what’s cool I quite often find my self negotiating on clothes to find items we both like.

Below are some of our favourite pieces this autumn.

autum blog postDr martin turtle boot

coatmonsoon boys duffle coat

5971760703_1_1_1Zara pants these come in a choice of 5 colours £12.99

8574768802_1_1_1 Zara corduroy pants (which are so soft) £16.99

5536767922_1_1_1zara long cardigan £19.99

 

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busy few weeks.

Sometimes I don’t know where the time goes. I seem to link and he grows and weeks have gone past I realise I’ve a mountain of photographs to share and not had time to blog.

the past few weeks have been busy we got the keys to our new holiday lodge and have been busy visiting there organising things. We’ve had little days out and enjoyed the sunny weather. Although that has now disappeared here and it is currently throwing it down with rain.

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he looks so excited to be having pizza and chips its his most favourite meal and he usually only eats our homemade pizza as he can be quite picky with food.

we’ve also been for his eye test review were now down to yearly check up as he is short sighted he will always need glasses which is great as he loves his ray bans. he made me promise they would be no stingy drops but no he’s old luckily we don’t need them. I managed to get a sneaky picture. I’ll be in trouble when he sees this.

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Our new holiday home 

we picked the keys up to our holiday home a couple of days ago and went to get everything set up. The weather was nice but not warm. After setting up all the inside we went off to explore. 

The sites amazing and the facilities are out of this world. 

We spent the afternoon walking thecwoodland trail and playing mini golf. 

I went to put the rubbish in the bin stretched up and my pants fell down yep big mum fail and red face. Luckily I had a jules rain coat on and quick thinking little boy with me who jumped in front of me. I spent the rest of the day with my pants saftey pinned to my tshirt. Think I’ve lists to much weight when my size 6 pants fall off. Note to sell must eat more and stop being so anxious. 

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Saturday days

After a busy week we decided to finally organise all the skylanders,amibo’s,Lego dimensions. Hundreds of figures later there finally on the shelf not organised how I’d like them but organised to 7year old standard. 

  • The rest of the days been spent at the garden center. As we’re walking round my little one said please don’t go in that room the dinosaurs are so scary. There 6ft and roar the loudest roar after many promises we won’t go in we walk in to the outdoor conservatory area to find a almighty roar. He jumped I jumped (who ever moved them to hide at the side of the door either had a wicked sense of humour or no children)  here’s a picture, there was none of the dinosaurs he dragged me away so quickly. 
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Nintendo switch launch

IMG_0619We love games,game consoles we love playing family gaming nights. I only started playing after my son decided age 3 fm he wanted to game and has gamed ever since.

We pre ordered the new Nintendo switch as a surprise. We headed to game at midnight (yes we went and queued) he cryed with happiness when they handed him his switch. He waited 20!days to be able to play on it and to open it for his birthday.We currently only have Lego city, Zelda, but have pre ordered mario kart and splatoon 2.

While we like the switch my 7year old does not find it as easy to use on his own as the wii u or PS4. Wii u is still played with a lot more in our house due to being able to watch YouTube. He loves to watch and follow the walk through s of games.