July’s Small Stuff 11



I think I say this every month, but wow July flew past.  The days can be long, but the month is short!

July small stuff

The start of July was all about trudging through the last days of school.  We were all tired, but fun was had a musicals, assemblies, shuffle up weeks (meeting new teachers) and saying thank you to teachers who have helped to shape and mould my boys.

The other underlying aspect of July has been thrills and spills.  We have visited three theme parks. Enjoying a fab new ride at Drayton Manor, Thorpe Park (come back tomorrow for a FAB competition featuring Thorpe Park)  and have our ill held preconceptions shattered about Blackpool where we took Mini to his first show to see Mama Mia.

Family has been the keyword during July with a fab family Christening and catching up with some wonderful family from my Dad’s side of the family and watching the MiniMads connect with another generation.  We have spent the warm summer evenings walking the dog and chatting.

The Minimads have been loom band and football card crazy and also finding time for some Hama Beads in their crazy social whirl.   The weather has been really kind, so lots of scootering and biking has happened and they have made the most of the time off school playing football and cricket with friends.

I made a trip to London to learn about Kindle Fire HDX and learn how to use it to limit the boys online time but also about Amazon Video Streaming (more on that to come).  I also took part in a North Eastern Blogger and Brand Event in Newcastle, which was really interesting.

I have discovered that I love cold coffee and have been making frozen decaf ice cubes to add to cold milk (voila iced caffe late) thanks to our Dolche Gusto machine.   We have also been filling the freezer with home made lollies and popsicles.

We have so much to be thankful and grateful for that we have started a family gratitude journal.

The Mad House

So now it is your turn.  Come and share with me your small stuff.  The little things that make a big difference.