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Update: Coffee Lovers Edition

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Great blog I was the same and it’s amazing how one small change can lead to another to experience more glorious things but make you feel more happy within yourself.

CoffeeMamma

I’ve had an epiphany.

Alright so I’m sure if your a returning reader here at The Coffee Mamma that you have probably read posts of mine about how much I loveeeeee coffee and how much I hattteeeee Decaf. Or some of the good and bad experiences I have had with coffee all together.

Or maybe you’re new here and have only gotten a chance to see some of my newer posts like The Mommy Blogger Tag or one of my current favorites and personally my most exciting post this Fall season Coffee Mamma’s Fall Bucket List.

Either way there one thing that’s obvious here. I am a mother who loves her child and her coffee. Recently though, I’ve had an epiphany. I’ve grown so much as a person and I’ve been learning new things every day. Today I thought I’d share with you one of the many ways I’ve…

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My 41st Birthday

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Last Friday the 27th September 2019, it was my 41st birthday. On the Friday I woke up that morning full of energy, so around 6am I was up out of bed, got in the shower, got dressed, made the bed, opened up my birthday cards I received so far and cleaned the kitchen.

My hubby made me a lovely Bacon Sandwich with a cup of tea. I love that first cup of the morning, it really helps to set up my day.

Even the walk to my son’s school and back was a breeze, I didn’t lose my patience once.

Once I got back indoors, I did some training. I write a blog where I talk about my fitness training on my WordPress site: https://sportsandfitnesspassion.wordpress.com/

I did some strength and toning, with dumbbells and then exercised my obliques and legs. Ending in some stretching, whilst listening to some Chill out music. This really helps me to relax and take my time.

I then did some more cleaning after this, and dusted my home, downstairs and up, and did some of my Autumn clean up. I will be writing some blogs on my website carriesrealworld soon. Check out my Seasonal Clean up page on carriesrealworld, of my previous seasonal clean ups, and of my last blog Preparing for the Autumn

Opening up the post received that day, as it doesn’t always arrive early in the morning these days, I received a cheque from Argos. WAHOO!

I couldn’t believe it, plus a lovely card from my Mum and Tot (my Step-dad).

Later on the Friday gone, of my birthday my husband, son and I had some gorgeous Fish N Chips, from our favourite Chip shop, as we do have three good ones to choose from in Epsom, Kingfish, in Horton Centre. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and then finished the evening off with a glass of Old Mout Cider.

On the Saturday, once again I got up early full of energy so I made, my husband and I breakfast, whilst Henry had his breakfast.

Before that my husband kindly gave our son a bath, instead of me doing it. Sometimes as a mum, you do need to delegate and take time out for yourself.

I write blogs on parenting on WordPress.com.

https://theparentingadventures.wordpress.com/

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/tag/tips-and-tricks/

We (my husband and I) took our son over to my mum and Tots, who were looking after him for the night and received a lovely card from my Step-sister.

Then returned back to Epsom and found a few things in the charity shops. A new collared beige/brown jumper, a gift set and a set of boys pants aged 5-6 years.

We also visited Poundland, but I am going to share these pieces on other blogs coming soon.

Once dropped these items back home, we then went onto the train to Leatherhead to watch Leatherhead FC vs Bowers and Pitsea FC, and at last, as we have been a bit of jink last two games we went to see Leatherhead FC. Leatherhead won 1-0.

The price of the tickets were £12 each, so total of £24.00. The food is good there too. Not for the healthy gurus, but if you like the occasional burger and chips or Hotdogs, then the quality is pretty good, and doesn’t cost a lot either. We also had a few drinks. The alcoholic kind. Well it was my birthday still, as far as I was concerned.

Travelling back from the football, we went on home and chilled out watching a bit of TV. Only Fools and Horses. Had a cup of tea, a bit more to eat, such as a roll, some crisps and finished with my favourite thing since I was a kid. Good old Cake and Custard.

I also received a lovely surprise. A slip from Royal mail had been put through my letterbox. Both my husband and I were puzzled, as I hadn’t ordered anything and neither did my husband.

It had been delivered next door, and so my husband went to pick it up for me, and saw a big long parcel. It was for me.

I opened it up on Saturday evening, and saw it was a lovely box of fresh flowers from my brother, my sister-in-law and nieces.

So was a lovely surprise.

On the Sunday after I had slept well, as was child free for the night, woke up in the middle of night, really early Sunday morning and had a cup of tea. Eventually I did go back to sleep, I woke up again, still early on Sunday morning and made another cup of tea, did some more of my Autumn Clean up, which I will write a blog about soon, and cleared and cleaned the shelf in our bathroom storage cupboard and cleared the bathroom windowsill.

I did some more training, my Sunday morning training, which I am really enjoying, to some 90’s club hits, then had breakfast made by my husband, went to Colliers Wood.

We stopped in Starbucks whilst we waited for the shop Dunelm to open up.

I had a Classic Hot Chocolate, which is delicious with of course Cream on top and husband had a large Latte.

Then walked to Dunelm, where I could have shopped until I dropped. I am going to share what I bought on my Homewares page (coming soon) on Carriesrealworld.

Then we dropped the car off at my mum and step-dads, home and walked into Wimbledon main shopping area, and checked out some more charity shops where I bought a pair of black tights.

We walked back to my mum and step-dad’s home, where we saw my brother, sister-in-law and nieces and we all had a lovely Sunday dinner together, cooked by my step-dad. I had a glass or two of some red wine and then dessert had crumbled and custard.

All in all it was a bloody good birthday. I have written a blog on my theparentingadventurestipsandtricks site, about Celebrating Birthdays.

Please check out my previous blog on this site, called What a dreadful day if you haven’t already.

If you would like to keep up to date with my blogs on this site, then you can do so by following me on WordPress.com. I would love to hear from you if you too celebrated a birthday this weekend, and how did you celebrate it?

You can leave a comment below. I also write blogs on this WordPress site too:

https://everyonecanbuildacastle.com/

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

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Celebrating Valentines Day

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Happy Valentines Day to everyone. Me and my hubby don’t really celebrate the day as such, but I will cook dinner tonight as per normal.

I have never really celebrated Valentines Day I did make the effort when it was the year of mine and my husband 10 year anniversary, but apart from that I do treat it as a normal day.

We have even forgotten our actual wedding anniversary a few times, my husband is better at remembering those types of dates than me. I just about manage Christmas and this is the only holiday I really celebrate.

I used to be a complete humbug when it came to Valentines Day, as I was never a girl who had a lot of boyfriends and didn’t care for it much.

Me and my husband celebrate our relationship through out the year and so there is no real significance to celebrate Valentines Day as such, not knocking those who do it just not something I feel I need to celebrate.

What about you, do you celebrate valentines day?

What do you do to celebrate?

Many thanks for reading,

 

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

Visit up to the Southbank

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It has been a really good bank holiday, so much so we decided to go the Oak Furniture in New Malden today and purchased a new sofa, for our Living Room.

I will post about this and show a photo on my Seasonal Clean up page, on http://www.carriesrealworld.com Once it all arrives.

On Saturday we took a trip to one of our favourite places, the Southbank in London, and they had a food festival going on, as there were a lot of food market stalls, going along the Southbank as you reach the Millennium bridge.

It was good weather too, not too hot or cold, and we walked up to Southwark Bridge then made our way back to Waterloo Station.

We popped in the festival hall on the way there and back aswell, because this is great place if you need the toilet and want to grab a drink or two.

I never get tired of going to the Southbank, but it does get very busy up there now, especially because this is the last bank holiday for the UK, until Christmas.

What did you do this bank holiday?

I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Relieved about Christmas

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It is two days since Christmas and I can already feel the relief that this year is all done. Well almost. Next it will be new years.

I try to avoid the shops this time of year because how busy it all gets, just too many people, and a lot of rushing around.

I just want to take it easy post Christmas and make the most of the time I have with my family and husband.

I also like to have like I do from Autumn to spring is have a clear out. Today it was clearing out my inbox to one of my google email accounts. It just gets so out of hand.

It feels good to have a clear out and I have decided, my first new years resolution, to go through my emails weekly and have regular clear out so it doesn’t pile up. I will be making more resolutions as I get nearer to the new year.

So how do you feel after Christmas? Are you like me and relieved?

Do you make new years resolutions? what are they?

I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie  X