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My #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 5

This past week has been quite demanding and emotionally charged. My husband left on Saturday and we won’t get to see him for about five weeks. The girls have been really good, but my eldest daughter’s teacher did mention to me that she’s been a bit teary this week. It’s been a tough week for her in particular. She doesn’t cope well with change – daddy going away and us breaking the news about the move and a new school next year. Also, she had to deal with the fact that her best friend, another friend and her little sister have all had their birthdays in the past week and she still has to wait another three whole weeks before it’s her birthday. Poor little love – I’m sure she will make it, despite her claims to the contrary.

She did well on Friday though – her sister’s birthday. Usually she likes all the attention to be on her, but she was a very good big sister and really managed to hold herself back from making it all about her. She’s definitely growing up and I couldn’t be prouder. The best moment came today when we were driving home from the birthday ice-cream treat and they were each quietly staring out their own windows and I heard her say, “Happy Birthday A* … I hope you had a good day.” My heart just melted and there may or may not have even been a few tears in my eyes. It’s those special little moments that get us through the hard days. Continue reading “My #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 5”

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My #Instaweek Round-up: Week 2

This week’s #Instaweek Round up is a perfect insight into my week which has been dominated by running around with my kids and their sport practices, and of course wine.

No 5: My post from Thursday’s soccer practice. It was Africa Day and even though we’re in the early stages of winter, it was around 21°C with a gorgeous blue sky. I truly love living in Africa. A few months ago I realised that I tend to do a lot my blogging on the go so I started using the #wheredoyoublog hashtag on Instagram as a way of showing all the different places that I blog at; I even wrote a post about it – #WhereDoYouBlog?

No. 4: As many of my regular readers know, I am quite competitive and today is the annual 5-a-side school soccer tournament. I came across this prayer whilst looking for #soccermom pictures on Pinterest. I just love it. I realise that whilst I do encourage my girls to win, a little perspective is needed and that as long as they do their absolute best, I don’t mind if they don’t win.

No 3: My eldest goes for swimming lessons twice a week at our local Virgin Active gym. The lessons tend to be late afternoon and unfortunately the sun is just at that level where I sit squinting into it and try not to get arc-eye from the reflection off the water. It does make for a lovely picture though.

No 2: Soccer practice again. Me and my eldest waiting for the rest of the players to turn up. Beautiful light with the leaves. I do hate the fact that I am becoming more and more pigeon toed – a result of having both hips replaced a couple of years ago.

No 1: Finally we have the obligatory weekly wine quote picture from #winewednesday. Once again a wine picture is my most liked picture of the week.

Happy #WineWednesday everyone! #humpday #wineday

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If you want to catch up on last week’s #instaweek post, please check it out here: #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 1

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.


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