Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends over the pond.

I’ve woken up today in a happy mood. Whether that is because I slept well or if it’s because I hit 29’000 word count for my novel, I’m not sure. What I am sure about is that I have a lot to be thankful for. When it comes to life we have to be thankful to have our family and friends, a career that makes money to keep a roof over our heads and our health. we are alive so embrace it!

Here are my Top 5 things that today I am grateful for …

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Firstly, I am thankful for waking up this morning! We come across so many people through our lives who lose loved ones. So many of us have health problems or to daily issues to deal with in our lives that sometimes we forget the most important thing of all and that’s that we are alive!

Today marks fifteen years since I lost my Dad to illness. He is always in my thoughts but today I am thankful for the memories I have of my parents.

 

 

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I am thankful for my health. My health isn’t the greatest, to be honest. I struggle every day with small tasks from drying my hair to walking up stairs. By allowing time to get ready in the morning and to work through the tasks of each day I am still thankful because my health could be worse! For now, it is manageable.

 

 

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I’m thankful for my family and children. They are my world! They are always there when I need cheering up and to see their little faces smiling at me could warm a million hearts!

They are my little life angels to carry me. I love them with all my heart as I do my partner. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

 

 

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I’m thankful for being able to read and write. This might seem like an odd thing to list as one of my five things to be grateful for but without these two very important things I wouldn’t be right here now writing this blog! I’m writing my first novel and without reading I wouldn’t know how to do that!

In a few months time, you will hopefully be reading it!

 

 

 

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I’m thankful for coffee!

Well, quite frankly … How would I get through the day without it?

Coffee is just Love in a mug!

….Unless of course, you drink tea!

 

 

I challenge you to list your top five things you’re grateful for!

Mummy Talks #2

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Proud Mummy Moment!

So today is the day that every parent becomes a nervous wreck, paces backwards and forwards when it arrives when their child is in secondary school! It’s the day our children work hard for, for over two years. Blood, sweat, tears and doubt go through their minds as they prepare and attend their exams! Today was Year 10 GCSE Results Day!

My big girl is in year 10 at her school and did 4 subjects at GCSE level early as do all children nowadays … not like when I was at school and we had to cram all exams into one year! They now get a go at it early!

We all arrived at school, moody, stressed and worried … We left with mahoosive grins!

My daughter got her grades she wanted and more! A whole level higher than she expected! She was worried because she didn’t think she had done as well as she could have but when receiving her grade realised she actually got the highest level achievable!

We had a bit of trouble getting our heads around the results paper as it wasn’t exactly clear … bit confusing but once we worked it out it was all fab!

A very pleased and happy daughter and a very happy and proud Mummy!

it’s now time for me to pay up! I promised her big rewards for her grades! Looks like my living room carpet will have to wait!

 

 

My First Mummy Talks Post!

 

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Today is Thursday! The day I introduce my new blog feature!

So I’ve participated in the Daily Post prompts, where you create a post focused on a word you use for inspiration. Read more here …  DailyPrompt

This gave me the inspiration to introduce a weekly feature to my page. One of my goals was to create a feature which I spoke about in an earlier post called Blogging Goals It’s nice to see that lots of people are posting and interacting with other people’s blogs to try and get their blog seen so I thought I would give it a go too so if you would like to participate then please do!

Mummy Talks is the new feature I have started and will be a weekly post every Thursday! (Or more if I have lots to say). It will be a mixture of parenthood, funny conversations, the struggles and joys and trials of being a Mum to three very different children! A teenager, Pre-teen and Toddler! You can’t get much different than that right?

If you would like to take part, use the #MummyTalks tag.

Also, Please feel free to share this post with anyone you think may be interested! I’d love for this to become a regular feature on The Fiction Café and for lots of my followers to join in!

Let’s all help each other get noticed!  😊

Family Blessings

Family time is precious!

 

When it is time to spend the holiday as a family we look forward to all the precious times together we will have. The mundane routine is replaced with the relaxed atmosphere that time no longer exists. The freedom of choice of activities becomes an exciting adventure. The morning is lazy, breakfast is not planned but consumed when hungry. Bedtime .. There is no bedtime!

We envision all the things we will do, go to the beach, walk along the coastal walks, take lots of family photographs and look out to sea. Meet family, build a sandcastle and eat traditional Cornish foods, visit the places we love and meet new families.

The reality is … The kids will play up! The dog won’t walk! We never have food in the fridge!  We eat too many takeaways! The caravan awning will get wind blown and the poles fall down! The kids will fight scream and argue! It will rain!

… But all in all, it is still our holiday! Although it will always be eventful with children and a dog, we know that memories of the time we spent together will be the most precious times we remember. The fun of games until midnight, playing cards and keeping a tally of who wins the most, ice cream that melted all over our hands, the rolling up of the windbreak that nearly knocked us unconscious in the wind. The new friends we will meet and the time spent together!

I wouldn’t change a thing … Except for the kid’s behaviour of course!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

“My 6am Blissful Morning Walk!”

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The morning starts with Lillie whining to be let out her crate. I listen silently hoping my partner hears her and goes to her first. At the side of me, the snoring gets louder … Hmmm, he is playing me at my game! The cheek of it! So quietly I lay there in case he hears her. Still nothing but snoring from a dead weight laying next to me. I pretend to be roused by the puppy and that I’ve only just heard her in case she is truly just waking up.

I get dressed quickly, as soon as I’m up and out of bed, the tail wagging gets louder! It’s a race to be ready before the baby is woken up!

I go to her while her tail is wagging loudly against the side of her crate threatening to wake up the children. The caravan is small, there is room for her but for a 16-week puppy she takes up a quarter of the total floor space. Not that I don’t like that she is part of my family, I love her like a child but come on! There are five humans living in this tiny home for two weeks! Share the space!

Letting her out quietly is like a plane trying to take off without the noise of the engines! It’s impossible!

The crate is open … Tail wagging is furious … Middle child stretches loudly! Puppy is banging the sides of the crate creating a commotion like a rhino is in there … Baby sits up … “Hello, Lillie”.  I’m at the door, opening it quietly but that last bit that sticks where the catch doesn’t quite unclick without a loud noise and then … Teenage daughter in the awning is awake! “What time is it.” … “Go back to sleep baby girl … It’s only 6,” … I wait for the “What? Why did you wake me up?” In a millisecond, there it is!

Lillies lead is on, walking bag is filled with all the essentials needed, crossed over my shoulder and I’m gone … With a big smile on my face as I hear hubby say … “Morning Kids”.

It’s all about the packing up and moving on …

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Exciting Times Ahead!

We are going home after a lovely two weeks in Cornwall with my family spending quality time together, but it is time to say goodbye until next year. It’s been a holiday of joy and disappointment, fun and happy times, eating too much food and drinking so much of the wrong things! For Mocha addicted me … Too much coffee! Finally … This holiday has brought me some time to make some decisions…

I can’t continue as I am, changes need to be made to save us all. The children need more time with Mummy making memories! I’ve realised my health is not good. For many years I’ve struggled and continued as I was but it’s time to get this sorted!

I’ve decided it’s time to focus on my businesses and create time to work on building my customer base. If I do this I will be able to build a better future for my family. This time last year I started a new business and I’m no nearer to being financially stable. I’ve dropped the ball! I need to build time into my routine to make the time. This is easy to do so won’t be a problem.

I’ve started a Blog! I’ve always wanted to do this so here I am! I’ve started already! I’m doing it!

I’ve decided to write a book. More info to follow but for now, it’s going to be so much fun! I’ve never written anything in my life!

Until later … Once I’m home!

Have a good day!