While I’m writing this the girls are at school for their last morning before the summer holidays. I can’t believe that in September they’ll be in Year 1 and Year 4! It’s so true that once your children start school the years just whizz by even faster. I’m currently cramming in as much work as I possibly can into my last few hours. It’s certainly going to be a juggle over the holidays but I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with my girls.
After finishing Strictly Between Us last week I did a little Amazon shop and treated myself to some summer reading. They’ve got a 3 for £10 offer on loads of paperbacks so it’s worth taking a look. These are the ones I decided on in the end.
Of course then comes that tricky decision of which one to read first! After loads of advice on Instagram I eventually decided on While My Eyes Were Closed and now a few chapters in I’m really enjoying it and intrigued to see where it goes. Of course I’ll be reviewing it fully at the end of the month in my Coffee Work Read feature.
We also had the girls school reports of which E’s caused quite a stir! If you follow me on social media you might have seen me have a little vent about it. Let’s just say she’s exceeding academically BUT there’s been a personality clash and leave it at that 😉
I have to tell you all about the new series Stranger Things on, yes you guessed it, Netflix! We got to have a little preview of it last week when I met up with the rest of the #StreamTeam and I knew within minutes that it would be a programme that both the mister and I would love. I spent the whole of lunch while they were playing it trying to distract myself from watching so I wouldn’t spoil it for myself! It premiered on Saturday so of course we were straight on it! We were hooked and ended up finishing the whole thing by Tuesday night.
Here’s the trailer
It’s a supernatural, psychological thriller full or drama and jumpy bits! If you like Fringe, The Walking Dead and as a kid – ET, Neverending Story etc, then you NEED to check this out and this is where the kid films come in -if you’re a child of the 80s like myself you have the added bonus of nostalgia as it is set in the 1983!. The score, the soundtrack, acting, cultural references, just well, everything is executed with perfection and of course WINONA RYDER is in it (and she is superb). Honestly, I’m so excited about it I can’t type fast enough or word this review articulately enough. Just watch it.
On to something completely different… we finally took the girls to the cinema to see The Secret Life of Pets. The Odeon have a family ticket offer where it’s £30 for a family ticket with drinks and snacks included. Definitely worth being aware of for a rainy day in the summer holiday. The girls loved the film and while I don’t think it will be my favourite kids summer release it was really funny and I didn’t fall asleep in it.. unlike my husband.. *cough*
I made some more cookies for E’s reception staff and that’s about it really. It’s been so hot I’ve stayed out of the kitchen as much as possible!
I did make the effort and head out to David Lloyd for my last class before the girls break up. I love Body Balance and will miss going over the holidays. I’ve blogged about my fitness goals and how hard I found sticking to them – here’s hoping my new approach does the trick.
Hopefully over the coming weeks I’ll have a lot more creative makes to share with you 😉
The girls wore their school dresses for the last time! I don’t think I’ll get away with sending E in hers come September, this 5 year old has already outgrown her age 6 dresses and if I’m honest they’re covered in pen stains anyway, oops.
You mean apart from my tired kids crying and squabbling? 😉
I’ve had a quiet week this week music wise, there’s no new discoveries to share with you. I have been enjoying some classic Incubus in the car though, particularly this track.
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