The Small Stuff – May 26



May has been a long month, or so it seems to me. It has been filled with two Bank Holidays the first which was full of sunshine, gardening and laughter, the other rain, but also so much joy and laughter too.  It has also been a month filled with #SmallStuff

This month we took the puppy on holiday to Sand le Mere with us.  It is wonderful to be able to take your dog on a holiday as we found out.  it makes for lots of family walks and talks along the way.  It means that you look out for family and gof friendly places and trust me there are out there.

We have had lots of board games and book reading.  I started and finished a couple of books including The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, which I loved, The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly, Oh Charlie Parker how I have missed you and also Eleanor & Park.  There is something about YA Fiction that I love.  The boys have been engrossed in Stew, a magazine for curious kids and it even got Maxi reading, which is a great thing (review and competition to win a subscription to come).

May small stuff

We have also had a lot of movie nights over the holiday as the caravan had a DVD player and have watched The Hunger Games part one and two, Frankenstein and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Maxi loved the Hunger Games and really got the story and we all loved The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

May has also brought a wonderful family christening, a celebration of family in all its imperfect glory.

Colour throughout may has been from a loom band obsession (the boys not me), a new rug to review, some fab tea towels from a blogging buddy, diy letter bands in gold and craft projects on the Cricut Explore including a spring themed party and Father’s Day Mugs.

Mini got his first serious haircut that MadDad didn’t approve of (it was always going to happen at some point) and the two tramlines did it!

There were tears from me due to a wonderful handmade shawl from a dear friend to wear when going for my infusions at the hospital. and even better I get to come home to great quality tea.

Maxi was allowed to use the BIG camera and documented a weekend in the garden.

Oh and to top off a fantastic month I took a step in to the unknown and got in front of the camera rather than behind it, more on this to follow.

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.

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