So that was the Summer then?


I can’t quite believe the Summer is over. Where did it go? We’ve crammed quite a bit in over the last 6 to 8 weeks with our holiday, days out and our friends wedding. We’ve had lots of work done in the house so our home has been turned upside down whilst it’s been carried out and it has also been hubby’s first Summer at home with Little Mr whilst I go to work during the week. For the record, I really don’t like it. I hate getting up early and leaving them both in bed and working when my boys are home having fun together but I know it’s got to be done.

We’ve had a fun filled Summer and I love looking back at what we’ve been up to, this was the Summer of 2014.

The Football World Cup in Rio has been and gone. We got a touch of football fever and enjoyed wearing our England colours with pride, thanks to Asda for the goodies. Even Little Mr enjoyed it and learnt to say “Goal” which was great.

world cup asda

We enjoyed our first family holiday in Turkey which was enjoyed by all. I miss the sunshine, spending time with hubby and our gorgeous Little Mr in the pool and I miss my freckles that made a brief appearance but went back into hibernation as soon as we came back to the UK.

We’ve been enjoying my Friday days off work so making the most of family time with trips to the farm, LolliBop, CBeebies Land, the Monkey Forest at Trentham, seeing friends and enjoying lazy sunny afternoons with Grandparents playing games.

Little Mr has enjoyed a new bathtime product. The Cussons Mum and Me Little Explorers Funky Fizz bath crackles are a great invention to encourage little ones back in to the bath tub. Little Mr went through a phase that he didn’t want to sit in the bath and would protest against it come bathtime. We emptied a packet into the bath and let him listen to the magic of the crackles do their stuff in the bath. He was amazed. He loved listening to it and when the water turned a lovely shade of blue he was in awe.


For the rainy days of Summer when Little Mr needed something exciting to play with, we tried out the Persil Stains Kit. We messed about with ink, chocolate, fruit stains and treated the garment with Persil and hoped our stains would come out. I have to say I was a bit worried about the stains but Persil seems to have worked wonders and the stains came out.

persil small and mighty

Little Mr was gifted to some lovely books from Aldi. It’s not really a supermarket I would associate with products other than groceries but these Disney books were only £1.99 each and are a fabulous read at bedtime. I love the Lion King, it’s one of my favourite Disney stories and we love reading it to Little Mr.

dumbo books

It’s been a very fun Summer and we’ve enjoyed spending time with each other. I’ve got over 1500 photographs that I need to sort through, upload, get printed and put in Little Mr’s Summer memories book. I’m still putting together a collection of photographs for my Project Life albums all of which I’ll be sharing at some point. I’ve only completed two pages so far but would like to get some more memories in to the book as soon as possible.

So the Summer has been and gone, only 8 weeks until half term, 9 until my birthday and only 16 weeks until Christmas. How is that even possible!

Disclaimer: We were sent the products above to try out. We were under no obligation to write about them but wanted to show our gratitude by the way of this post. 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Donna 31/08/2014 at 10:36 pm

    The summer has definitely flown by! It definitely sounds like you’ve had a good one – I love reading about your family’s adventures x

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