A Little Bit Of Us… #2

Two weeks in a row must be some kind of record on here!  I hope you enjoyed my little update last Friday.

We had a whirlwind weekend, which, in hindsight may have been a bit ambitious when a return to school and the general routine of life was looming large but we drove 5 hours down to Dorset on Friday to enjoy a weekend break in a Yurt.  I’ll have a more in-depth review live here on Tuesday but suffice to say that it was a really enjoyable time, and surprisingly a lot warmer than I had expected!

Our host, Mark, was incredible which I really think makes all the difference when you aren’t massively familiar with somewhere and we got to take the kids to Monkey World; somewhere I haven’t been in about 10 years which was really lovely.

This week hasn’t been so hot however.  Not only have we had to get back into the full swing of things with work and school, which has worn the kids out completely (I swear they have been sleeping with their eyes open this week) but James has been hit with the flu.  At first I thought it was a bad case of ‘man-flu’ but to be fair, he never complains of feeling unwell and this seems to have completely wiped him out.  I always know it’s serious when he won’t go to work because he turns up whatever.

the power naomi alderman

So I was unexpectedly left to fly solo but also to work and to care for a sick husband as well.  Not massively fun!  It did leave me with a fair amount of down time of an evening however and I was able to finish reading The Power and start of A Court of Wings and Ruin, thereby ticking off a) my book club choice for the month and b) my decision to finish series by reading the last ACOTAR book.  Wins all round although ACOWAR is over 700 pages long so wish me luck on that one.

book and quill installation park bath

On our way home from Dorset we stopped off in Bath and had a wander around to stretch our legs and enjoy some good food.  It is a beautiful city!  I have only visited once before, a long time ago for a wedding, and didn’t really get to explore.  We will definitely have to come back for a proper visit as I absolutely fell in love.  I also took some pictures of the kids and they are some of my favourite, ever.  Although also quite heartbreakingly I think that they both look so much older all of a sudden.  Alas the passing of time!

This weekend, fingers crossed, we will get some more finishing touches done on the kitchen.  My father in law is coming over to help but how much gets done will no doubt depend on how much James has recovered.  I’m looking forward to potentially not having to hold the dishwasher open with my shin though as we haven’t managed to get around to fitting the door properly and it springs closed if you don’t hold it open.  It’s the little things of course…!

So aside from collapsing on the sofa this weekend, we will hopefully make progress in the house.  I’d like to film another reading vlog too if I get chance but we’ll see how that goes.  I think it all comes down to whether James is feeling any better.  Eli apparently has made plans for us all to go swimming on Saturday morning but I’m just not sure we will have the energy.  Funny how a sudden shift back into routine can really wipe you out, isn’t it?

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  1. January 15, 2018 / 23:43

    I really want to stay in a yurt – still trying to convince my OH it would be fun. Hope James feels better soon x

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