Tag Archives: The Parenting Adventures

Looking back on 2018

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Looking back and reflecting on 2018, it hasn’t been a bad year, with lots of memories to look back on.

Taking Henry to the seaside was something I wanted to do this year and we got to do it, check out my blog post I wrote about visiting Selsey to see Henry’s cousins and extended family. He got to see a real life Lifeboat, and go to go on it too.

The beach at Selsey

The Real life, Lifeboat at Selsey.

We also go to see the RAF 100 years fly path, which was amazing to see, we stood and watched it from the start of the fly path, by the Southbank, in London.

RAF 100 years fly path over London.

It was magical to watch and my son was fascinated by it all.

I wrote and published my third book and my second book of The Parenting adventures, Baby to Toddler years.

cover of my book

I have another book waiting to be released which is coming out in the near year.

I did do a lot of what I wanted by starting a new career as a nursery practitioner aswell a growing my blogs and books.

I enjoyed the Royal Weddings I thought they made the year extra special and wish them all the happiness in the world.

My passion is writing and sharing parts of my world on blogs and books, to help others out there, and thank so much in reading my blogs and books I am truly grateful and look forward to writing and sharing in 2019.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

End of another week

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It is Friday once again, and I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am.

I started my new job this week, as a Nursery Practitioner and it is good to have a fresh start of something new to get my teeth into, but been tiring at the same time.

I am looking forward to tomorrow evening as I am out having a meal with my family and during the day, my husband and I are off to see a show “Bat out of Hell”, to celebrate my birthday.

I am now officially a 40 year old woman. How does that make me feel?

That I feel I have a lot more to explore.

Also Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow and I will be watching on catch up, on the BBC iPlayer. I’ve been having dreams about being on the show, I truly love it, my favourite on TV.

So far I have been impressed with the performances, and think a lot of them could be possible winners. I think it such a great show especially for Saturday night TV.

It is also a relief not to do the school run for two days, as boy I never realised how stressful it could be, as getting my son dressed isn’t always stress free, so time of the school run I am a anxious wreck.

I have written about in my other blog website, about being continuously anxious:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/2018/09/13/continuously-anxious/

Do you get stressed when it comes to school run?

What you up to this weekend?

I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

Wimbledon Common Open Day

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Each year in Wimbledon, well the last couple of years they have done a Wimbledon Common Open day, where there are animals, food stalls, fair ground rides and shows.

Here is a photo of my mum and son feeding the goats they had there.

It is a really good day out. You do have to pay to go on the fair ground rides, by purchasing tokens and the food on the stalls but worth the money.

Henry our son, who is 4 years old loved it.

Here is a picture of him on one of the rides, and they even had bouncy castles and trampolines too.

We were very lucky with the weather as last year it rained.

So why not check it out.

What days out to you go to? I would love to hear.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Visiting Wisley Gardens

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Last Sunday as it was coming up to my nieces 11th birthday, we celebrated by having a picnic in Wisley Gardens.

Such a beautiful place to visit with it lovely flowers, plants, ponds and a cafe where you can have a drink and enjoy the scenery.

There is even a play area for children to play, but my nieces wanted to climb the trees there.

Inside this large green house is some lovely plants, flowers and a waterfall which you can walk under, and apparently you can get married in there too.

It costs about £14 to £15 for adults, families it is about £40 and about £12 for a large group of 10 or more per person, but it is well worth the visit.

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

 

Great Weekends

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Picture I took up at The Epsom Downs, from the Beafeater in Tattenham Corner

I had a brilliant bank holiday weekend, spending time family. We spent sometime close by the River Thames, having a drink in Putney.

There some really nice bars in Putney along the river and along the high street.

Then we head a lovely meal up at the Epsom Downs on the Sunday in the Beafeater, and had a lovely Sunday lunch. Definitely would recommend.

Then last weekend, took Henry to Rugby Tots, which is great for children 2 years and upwards, and get to know their colours and learn some rugby skills, like scoring a try and kicking the ball. Then watched the Epsom Derby, this is great day out, watching some horse racing and you can take your own picnics along, whilst sunbathing (when the weather is nice, like it was).

The weekend just gone, my mum and I took my son to Hobbledown, which has some animals and kids playing areas, where they can climb, jump and slide. They even have an indoor softplay area too.

So good to have these days out, as it is good for those memories that last forever.

How do you spend your weekends?  Where do  you like to go? It would be great to hear from you and gather some ideas.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x