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Places to go and people to see

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I thoroughly enjoyed the Athletic World Championships this year that ended last Sunday, and so happy that Great Britain and Northern Ireland did well in the relays. The Gold medal our boys won in the 4×100 relay was so unexpected that it made the championships even more amazing, as unfortunately Moy Farah didn’t get another gold in the 10,000 metres.

My son now keeps mimicking the runners, and runs across our living room floor, so you never know I could end up having a 100 metres sprinter in our home, who knows!

Now we have the football season again, but not as excited this year, as it is so much about the money that it has lost its spark in my opinion, I know there will be people reading this shouting NO, but sorry it has.

It has been a good week took my son Swimming for the first time and he was so confident that he was like a little WATER BABY, and didn’t freak out once, as I had originally suspected. We took him to Richmond Pools, which had a childrens heated pool. Thank you mum, as now I want to go swimming again, it is such good exercise and fun, that you can do it as a whole family activity.

Here’s a picture of my niece, Gracie and Henry eating some lunch together, which I took yesterday in Wimbledon Park, which has a little water fountain which children can play in, but Henry and Gracie were not interested in that so they played on the swings.

Wimbledon Park is a lovely park and not far away from the Wimbledon Tennis. It has about 3 playgrounds with different climbing frames and swings, and a cafe where you can have something to eat, and a lake where you can feed the ducks and the swans.

If you are near the Wimbledon area, do check out Wimbledon Park, great location for kids and there are gates to each playground so kids can’t easily get out. They even had some bouncy castles there yesterday too, and Henry and Gracie enjoyed it so much they both fell asleep in the car on the way back home.

Great place to go for a picnic this time of year. This weekend coming my hubby and I are going to have some time out just the two of us, and going to Southampton for the weekend to celebrate his brother’s, who passed away last year life, and spend sometime with his family.

So I will report back next week, until then many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

The Rock

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Since last week I have been enjoying the Athletic World Championships, being hosted in Londons Olympic stadium. Mo Farah is running again tonight, which I will try my hardest to stay awake for.

Its been really good to watch, seeing all the events like the Javolin, hurdles and long jump. We brits have been unlucky, Laura Muir just missed out on a medal, and I know our girl Hitchon who took part in the hammer, just missed out too, she threw brilliantly but couldn’t quite make it to a winning throw though.

I do love my evenings in bed, watching the TV, my favourite thing at the moment. I saw this brilliant video earlier today of The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) singing tune to a new disney film Moana, here is a clip below:

 

I really want to see this film now, The Rock does the main charactors voice.

My husband and I had a last minute weekend away in Southampton, to celebrate his brother’s birthday, who sadly no longer with us, with his mum and dad.

We are going back to Southampton just my husband and I in a few weeks time, this time for another weekend away as it will be Marks Anniversary of when he sadly lost his life, and see my husband’s family again.

Anyway that is it for this week, I hope to those on holiday now have a great one and I will post another blog as of next week.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

Embrace your children

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I have just update a new blog, which I thought I had posted, but must not have done as it was in my draft’s list. I have written about my holiday in Bournemouth. You can find it on this page, below this blog.

The hot weather always gets me thinking about holidays, and today was no exception. Today I took a walk up London as part of my training, and boy it was scorching.

If you didn’t know I am doing the London Marathon walk in September, raising money for Anxiety UK, I am actually walking it on the 23rd September of this year.

I hope when the new South West trains are put into place that they add air conditioning, as going up to London was a bit hot.

I have been watching game of thrones, and found some videos of Games of Throne bloopers check out example below:

I got to say (not being a spoiler) but it gets gorier and there is more blood to come and my hubby and I are on series 5, so catching up fast.

 

I have bought some new mother and baby items in the passed week so I will share these on my Parenting Adventures blog site soon, as the items I purchased, are great if you are potty training and if your child too has grown from sitting in a high chair, to sitting in normal seats at the dinner table.

It is amazing how our children independence grows and so my focus has been my son the last couple weeks, so not been up to much else but that is parenthood it will take over at times, and you just have to embrace it.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

 

 

You can’t beat a bit of music

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Since my last blog (last week) my world has been focused on Potty training. Check out my blogs on these two sites https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com and https://theparentingadventures.wordpress.com)

What I can is, it is challenging, but come the evening when all is peaceful in my world, my husband and I have been catching up on the Games of thrones we are still on series 4, get ready for the new series 7 starts.

I do love a box set.

I have also discovered a singer called Harriet, who is a beautiful singer. Sounds so much like Karen Carpenter, with that deep angel like empathy to her voice (easy listening), I would recommend to check her music out, as it like healing music.

Here is her version of the song, Broken For You,

I did watch a bit of Glastonbury, but missed the Top Of The Bill bands and singers as that is a bit late in the evening for me by then, but did enjoy watching parts of the festival on BBC.

I got to say if you never been to a music festival they are worth it, definitely on my list to do’s for next year. Not been to one since I was pregnant, and so in need of one.

Anyway that is it for this week, many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

My holiday Bournemouth 2017

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Here is where we stayed, The Carrington House Hotel cost about £308.50 for 3 nights that included breakfast.

Was a nice hotel we had a good size room which could fit up to 6 people. The dinner was 12.50 per person, Henry our son was free.

The dinner was Buffet style of three courses. I liked the first two courses but cheesecake wasn’t nice.

The Boscombe Beach was gorgeous and we were very lucky with the weather. We walked down along the beach, having a dip in the sea as we walked.

I was envious of those sitting outside a beach hut. I so wanted one of my own, as the people whom had one, looked so relaxed and room to put drinks in and person was even cooking inside one of the sheds.

My hubby and son on the beach. It took my breath away with how lovely the beach was.

On our last day we walked the other way towards Bournemouth Pier and sat on Boscombe Pier on our way back, pure Heaven.

This was taken on our first day on our first walk along the amazing stretch of beach.

On the train back I felt sad that our short break away was coming to an end.

Another photo of the wonderful beach could not stop taking photos was so photo genic.

Above is our train ride to Poole where we meet my husband’s parents and had wonderful fish ‘n’ chips.

Below is of Poole Harbour where we had a bit of retail therapy. My husband bought a new pair of trainers and I bought Henry two pairs of shoes and myself all £3.99 each. I love a bargain.

The boys below watching a group playing frisbee.

Was a fabulous break away and would so recommend it if you are looking to go on a short break away. We will definitely return too.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie x

Holiday Fever

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Yes I have holiday fever at the moment, even though the weather is some what skeptical. I have been searching holidays in the last week as I am gasping to go on another cruise some where.

If you think cruises are for those who are passed their expiry date, then you are wrong. Cruises are brilliant for everyone, and I personally love them, that every time I think of Southampton, I think of the Quays.

I am soon to be off to Bournemouth with my son and my husband and I can already smell the sandy beach. I have decided I am going to be clearing out my suitcase that is stuck in my son’s wardrobe at the moment, which is loaded with Henry’s old baby clothes, and get started on the packing for our little break away.

I have even decided already, as my husband has already warned me not to take a lot,  on what I am going to be packing away with me. No it does not include the kitchen sink.

 

 

We aren’t driving there, but have already booked our train tickets. I would always suggest if you are booking and use the trains a lot to invest in a railcard, we haven’t this time, as we tend to drive most places, and I can always use my Oyster card now, as I tend to most of the time travel by train to London.

Railcards are only £30 or so and saved me a lot of money when I used to travel to London to the south coast a lot. Check out link below:

https://www.railcard.co.uk/

If you want to save more money, when eating out on holiday, why not invest in getting a Gourmet Society card, Kidspass or a Tastecard.

There are so many ways you can save money, you just have to shop around.

So Bournemouth here we come, so looking forward to the Sandy beach.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X