Monday, 21 July 2014

Our weekly meal plan. #MealPlanningMonday

Monday - Chicken burger, chips and beans.

Tuesday - BLT pasta salad with french stick bread.

Wednesday - Jacket potatoes with various fillings (baked beans, coleslaw, tuna, salad etc)

Thursday - Chicken Korma with rice and naan bread

Friday - Lasagne with garlic bread.

Saturday - BBQ chicken salad

Sunday - Sunday roast.

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Going on a donkey ride.

Donkey ride

Yesterday we went to a summer fete! They had donkey's there.
Charlie and Ellie both really wanted to have a ride on a donkey!

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Ellie was natural at riding the donkey! She was like 
"Can't we get a donkey and keep it in the back garden?" 
I don't think that would be appropriate, lol. 

Donkey ride

Charlie also had a ride on the donkey, which he LOVED and wanted to go again. And again. And again. Haha.

donkey ride

Charlie was a natural at riding the donkeys. Ellie was also a natural. Considering it was there first time ever riding a donkey, they did so well!

 There was a women there who was holding onto the rope/lead thingy (what's it called?!) walking around with the donkey, while the kids were riding! They really enojyed it! I'll write more about the summer fete in another post, so be sure to look out for that.
I wonder if there will be donkey rides along the seafront this summer?

Sarah xXx

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thunder storm and sunset

Friday, 18 July 2014

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire (book review)

Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers, #1)

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire (Maddox Brothers #1) 

 'The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series.
Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again'

Ok, I'll TRY and write this without spoilers because I know that there are people reading this review who have this on there 'To read' lists.
If you have read the 'Beautiful Disaster' series & enjoyed them, 'Beautiful Oblivion' is for you!!
This book.. what can I say?! Amazing!! I loved it. Ok, so I probably still prefer Aby & Travis over Trent and Cami series, but it is still so good. I loved it! Trent is no Travis and yet they're so similar, it's so hard to explain. I fell in love with Trent, another Maddox brother. I love Cami too. I loved the twist. I had to read the last chapter twice infact because it was that good and I was like "How did I even miss THAT?" I have no idea how I didn't work the twist out in the first two or three chapters. It's so unexpected.  Jamie McGuire did an amazing job with this book. I enjoyed everything about this book. It's beautifully written, too. 
Best book I've read since beautiful disaster. I am SO reading this book again.
Five stars from me!

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

What makes me smile this week? #R2BC

My reasons to be cheerful this week...

1) It's almost the summer holidays and I can not wait! Neither can the little's. It'll be a very welcome break from school runs, uniforms and just the general school routine. The kids are really looking forward to beach days, picnics and just chilling out at home. It will be nice to spend some extra time with them, too! I need to finish planning our days and what not. Hopefully we'll achieve some of the goals on our summer bucket list.

2) I'm looking forward to this weekend. It's also Ellie's school fete, although the boys will be at there dads (they're going to a BBQ and going fishing, so they'll have fun) it won't be the same without them but it's some much needed mummy and daughter time. Fingers crossed the weather stays nice.

3) I am feeling so much better than I was this time last week. I'm still not 100% but the sore throat has gone and the cold isn't as bad as it was! Summer colds are the absolute worst, so glad it's going now.

ups and downs

The little's ALL got really good school reports and I am so, so incredibly proud of them all. Harry is doing brilliant in all subjects but he could do with practicing his handwriting a bit more. Charlie needs to practice his times tables up to 12x tables and Ellie needs to continue adding and subtracting etc. We'll work on all those things over the summer! They have seriously done really, really well at school this year. Did I mention how proud of them I am?!

So those are my reasons to be cheerful this week, what are your reasons? Why not join in with Lakes single mum blog hop and share your reasons to smile this week :)

Sarah xXx