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).
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.
So now it is your turn. Come and share with me your small stuff. The little things that make a big difference.
What a lovely post- I agree with you about the dog, wish we could manage one but we are pretty much pushed to the limit most days so we are waiting! That boys’ mag sounds fab too- will be checking that out x
sorry wont be linking up this time, i wish we could have more bank holidays and more sunny days
Sounds like a lovely month. Loving reading all about these rainbow looms – my two are top young but it sounds like everyone is into it at the moment!
What a jam-packed month! I am so glad that May was mainly filled with fun, colour, friendship and family. I need to be brave and step in front of the camera more, can’t wait to hear all about it x
Thanks for the invite to link up Jen! I love a monthly review don’t you? And it seems as though you’ve had a wonderful month!
What a busy month! Hope you enjoyed Sand Le Mere even if you did have to cut it short!
What a lovely month, full of nice stuff 🙂 x
wow looks like a very busy month , my kids seem to be into those bands too at the moment but i am pleased its an affordable hobby this tie round x
It’s great to find holiday destinations that allow you to take your dog. The shawl your friend made you is very beautiful.
When you add up all the small stuff it soon makes a giant size bit of BIG happiness 🙂
What great review stuff. My lad loves the hunger games – he’s read the books more times than I can count. We watched the films on holiday and they got the Starving Games too.
Ah what a lovely month you’ve had – give me a poke when I see you to make sure I do this x x
Wow, you’ve done so much – I love the sound of Stew…must look into that for my oldest!
Aw a lovely post and its really nice to have a recap of the month all in one place! Your holiday sounds lovely and some really perfect family time! Luckily my little boy isnt old enough for the loom band craze yet but they seem to be everywhere at the moment!
What a busy month for you all .x
What a lovely post, it sounds like you have done so many fun things through out May 🙂 x
What a lovely month May has been for you. Your post made me smile. Sounds like a wonderful family month of good times.
What a lot of Small Stuff – and all Good Stuff too! We’re currently drowning in loom bands here too, it’s great to see them engrossed in something that’s not a screen! Hope June is just as fab for you all, look forward to seeing you on the other side of the camera!
What a fab post!!! Loom bracelet crazy in this house too!! Just wish I could get my son into something that doesn’t involve electronics?!!
I’m going to get the girls a loom bracelet maker thingy! I think they’ll love it. Glad you had a great month 🙂
Hooray for a lovely May – I’ve joined in too (thanks for the invite). I love the Hunger Games (books and films) so I’m glad you’ve been enjoying them too. Also, that shawl is beautiful!
I love the rug Jen just what my living room needs. x
It looks like you had a really busy month. I love that you took your dog on holiday with you. Love the small things.
Wonderful small stuff. Me too, I felt May was going on forever. Not in a good way…. xx
What a busy month you have had. I love caravan holidays and luckily our kids seem to like them too!
Oh, that shawl is wonderful! You are so lucky to have a wonderful friend like that 🙂 x