If you’re an avid reader on a budget, you’ll find loads of free and bargain books on this weekly book linky from Beck Valley Books. Here you’ll find a great selection of pre-loved reads plus all the new releases about to hit shelves and Kindles.
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Welcome to week 3 of the long summer holiday and the kids are now bored and we’ve all eaten our body weight in crisps. It’s at times like this I think that school dinners are the most marvellous invention because now they’re home the kids don’t stop eating.
We’ve challenged fussy eater Ieuan to try 10 new foods this holiday to widen his gastronomic horizons from chicken goujons and he’s just tried an olive and has gone for a lie-down. To be fair, they are an acquired taste but very few foods compare to a cheesy Wotsit in Ieuan’s world.
As anyone who works from home knows, trying to work with two children roaming about can be quite tricky. It seems our kids are now so reliant on iPads and gaming that they have lost the creative spark we had when we were young. In those days our parents just told us to ‘go out and play‘ and we’d vanish all day off on our bikes or exploring nearby woods. My Husband used to play in a quarry. Can you imagine that now?!
Still, our holiday is rapidly approaching so I have the joyous task of checking that my mobile medicine cabinet is fully stocked with potions and preparations for every conceivable illness – knee rot, housemaid’s ear, cabbage bottom – the whole gamut of medical risks has to be assessed. I don’t know about you, but I always need a holiday to recover from the stress of my holiday. God knows how I’ll cope when we finally get the kids passports and venture further than the M5.
I hope you are having a great 6 weeks and if you are child-free and looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful and Italian, check out my post about the fabulous Villa Pia coming soon. The rest of us will just have to bite the bullet of inflated holiday prices for yet another year.
At least you can find some free and bargain books from Beck Valley Books on this link.
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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