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THANK YOU LITTLE OWLS WOODLAND PRE-SCHOOL| A LETTER TO LUCAS' FOREST SCHOOL TEACHERS



To the Little Owls Woodland Pre-school team, 

First of all thank you, thank you so much for all the hard work, time and attention you've given and put in to Lucas this year. I'll never truly be able to express to you how grateful I am for all you've done for Lucas but I guess an open letter and a little gift each will be the best I can do. 

I've worked in a childcare setting in the past and I know it's really bloody hard! It's exhausting both mentally and physically. You're on the go constantly, there are so many rules you have to follow that you're not always going to follow at home and remembering that is really hard, like certain words you can't use like naughty and mostly, you can sit on your phone at home and ignore your kid for 10 minutes when they're being little poo heads but you guys have to suck it up and pretend you don't want to put them in the bin and that's really hard. 
I also know that looking after others kids is really hard and you have to pretend you like every single one of them too, I mean you guys are true heroes and probably genuinely do like every child and for that I think you're even more brilliant.

ALL ABOARD THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN - INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS

*This post is in collaboration with Royal Caribbean, all words, opinions and images are my own and honest.*


Something we love more than anything, is spending time together doing something super fun and it usually involves travelling somewhere or a fun day trip. On the 30th June we headed on board the Royal Caribbean, independence of the seas and had the absolute best day exploring, eating amazing foods and just taking everything in. It's honestly a beautiful ship and we had the best time aboard and Lucas and Iris had the best time, especially in splashaway bay!
I've only ever been on a cruise ship for a day trip and now more than ever a trip on a cruise ship to tick some places off our bucket list and also to experience life on a moving cruise ship, to be involved with the exciting atmosphere, eat amazing food everyday, to watch the world go buy from a deck chair with the littles napping in the shade next to us and exploring a little bit of the world from a boat bigger than our house. (In Lucas' words). Also, Lucas' dream would be fully fulfilled if he got to experience a MOVING cruise ship, the only tincy, tiny negative to our day was that the boat didn't move and Lucas said he was sad... To be honest I was sad when they asked us to depart the boat, I wanted to just grab my husband, we took my Nan with us due to his work commitments, grab our suitcases and passports and check in for our next Walters adventure. Oh, reality you suck!

BOYS CAN PLAY WITH DOLLS TOO, HE'S TRAINING TO BE A BIG BROTHER (AGAIN) | BABY BORN


Sibling training is underway and Lucas is taking charge and is ready to show Iris all she needs to know. Lucas is strangely not around babies as much as Iris and he probably doesn't even remember having a newborn in the house. Lucas has always been really helpful with Iris, he gets her nappies and wipes for bum changes, puts bums in the bin, helps her reach things and shares MOST of the time. 

WILL WE STILL PLAN TO TRAVEL WHEN WE HAVE THREE CHILDREN?



A question i've been asked a lot is "will we still plan to travel when we have three children?" and i've been thinking about it a lot. I holidayed a lot in the past but anxiety and finances got in the way for a while and I lost any interest in it. At the beginning of 2018 I changed my mind and was due to go away once a month from January to June and then September to November too. Of course our holiday to Stockholm in October has been changed to a mini break to Wiltshire to visit Brad's Mum and step-Dad and our big holiday to Helsinki to Moomin world in February has also been cancelled but when I think about our holidays this year and the future of them I have been really thinking hard about it.

10 PREGNANCY WANTS AND NEEDS | BABY NUMBER 3



You'd think being on baby number 3 we'd be organised with hand-me-down's well... you couldn't be more wrong, we have a cot, a snuzpod and a handful of gender specific sleepsuits and an ergo we are borrowing from a friend. We sold our pram, sleepyhead and car seat when we had decided to hold off having another baby. So, now we're on the hunt for things again.
I thought i'd put together a little post of things we're looking at, things we like and things we need. The chances are the items listed wont be the ones we end up with in the end but from a browse on the internet, these are the ones that have caught our eye.

DUBROVNIK SUMMER FESTIVAL WITH DESTINATION2 | #AD

*This is a collaborative post with Destinations2 to promote their festivals from around the world campaign*


Visiting Croatia in April was amazing, as you already know but when I think of going back, I know I want to go back and do something different and Dubrovnik's summer festival which is running between July 10th and August 25th sounds right up my cobbled street. 
Destination2 are focusing on festivals from around the world this summer and Croatia came to was the first place that came to my mind and I couldn't think of a better place to write about.