This week has been emotional on another level too as it is exactly one year since our holiday in England ended with me coming home in a wheelchair. I spent about 6 weeks off my feet on multiple pain meds so I feel thankful that this year, I'm stronger and can actually enjoy the time-off with the kids. My back will never be 100% (and in fact today, it's been quite sore) but I've learned so much in the past year about caring for it. It will always be my weak spot but with plenty of TLC/pilates/gym, it will hopefully never deteriorate like it did back then.
So, what have we been up to over the past few days?
Well on Saturday, the kids and I were invited to an Asda sponsored Minions Party at Cityside Yorkgate. The kids don't get too many perks like this from the blog so it was a real treat for them to have face painting, treats and balloon modelling, followed by the Minions movie with food and fizzy drinks. In the words of the 11 year old 'your blog is well swag mum'...that's a compliment apparently. No photos from me - just the kids enjoying every minute...
Mountstewart House which has just undergone a 3 year restoration and features in a new UTV documentary for the next 3 Monday evenings (filmed by my friend Aaron). It was great to see it all in real life...the house is simply stunning now and well worth a visit.
love this marble flooring in the hall of the house - used to be covered in carpet apparently..
The weather held to allow us to have a picnic on the lawns afterwards...didn't need my Hush jacket for that as the sun was shining
Collarless Denim Jacket - M&S (old)
Cross Body & Sandals - Boden (old)
Hope you've had a good Tuesday and that the sun shone where you are today too. It's lovely to get this weather to start the school holidays....makes me so optimistic for the next 9 weeks. Back soon with a little purchase I may have made last week....inspired by another blogger and perfect for this gorgeous weather.