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Day by Day September

Woah, long time no speak pals! Sorry for the near three week silence, I’ve been busy. The babies are getting more demanding by the day – chatting, squeaking, rolling and ~trying~ to crawl, so come 6.30pm every night, I’m well and truly knackered. I’ve also started picking up a bit more work again, so my days are fuller than ever. Here’s what’s been going on:

Reading: The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman. I’m finding that my Kindle means I’m reading things I’d never usually pick up. This is a weepy, and I’m surprised to say I’m actually really enjoying it so far. Hoping to finish it by the time the film hits the cinema.

Watching: Wallander. Is there anything better than a Scandi noir? I’m a sucker for a crime drama and those Northern Europeans just do it so well. These are feature length so make for good evening viewing. Kurt is my hero.

Waiting: and waiting and waiting for Autumn. It’s been so damn hot and I hate it. Watching those leaves slowly turn to orange and brown is a great comfort to me and I’m counting the days until the nights draw in and I’m in my PJs before 7. 

Eating: A whole lot of kebabs from I Am Doner. Like most new parents, our takeaway intake has seriously increased since having the twins. It’s an easy rut to fall into and it can result in some seriously podgy waistlines, but luckily we have Deliveroo which increases our options tenfold. I love the Large Halloumi from I Am Doner and think it’s pretty reasonably priced too.

Pacing: The park during nap time each day. It keeps my step count up, and it gets me out of the house for a little longer. It’s also a great place to meet other mums and get chatting! Plus, during those challenging teething times, rolling the buggy here, there and everywhere is a surefire way to get the babies to sleep.

Planning: I’ve recently become a fully fledged #plannergirl with my new ban.do planner. Ok, so it’s not the coolest pastime in the world (Matt rips me endlessly), but it makes me feel so organised now that I have less spare time and there’s something strangely therapeutic about watching hours of YouTube footage of perfectly manicured fingers sticking stickers into books.

Booking: A short stay at Rudding Park Hotel in a few months time. It’ll be the first time we’re away from the girls for any length of time but I can’t pretend I’m not looking forward to it. A huge, cloud-like bed and a couple of uninterrupted nights sleep should put me right, plus I’m having a massage and dinner at their pop-up Horto too! Will report back.

What have you been up to?

  • I am so happy that I Am Doner has come to Leeds – they saved me when we were eating takeaway almost every night during our kitchen woes!

    Your trip sounds so lovely – I actually really like trips closer to home sometimes. Not having to worry about long drives/planes etc. makes things so much more relaxing & there’s so much good stuff on our doorsteps. I’m off for a spa weekend with some friends at Thorpe Park (the Leeds one!) in a couple of weeks and am very much looking forward to some down time (not that I need/deserve it nearly as much as you, I’m sure!).

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