This Little Big Life | Dinner Out

Welcome back to This Little Big Life! This Little Big Life is a project that Sarah from Sarah Rooftops and I started to capture all our weekend memories, with a special focus on the little details and the mundane moments, the small things that individually could easily be forgotten with the passing of time, but when put together make up your wonderful big life.

All you have to do to join in is write a post about your weekend and add it to the linky. Each week Sarah and I both do the same, using photos, video or words, or a mixture of all three to tell the story of our weekends. You can see all of my past posts here.

This week we have added another way you can join in… just tag your photos #ThisLittleBigLife on Instagram and we have set up a new account where we will be sharing your photos. We’d love to see as many people as possible joining in, it doesn’t have to be from the weekend, just any little moments that you want to remember.

So on to my weekend…

On Saturday we had a lazy morning, Carl made a cheeky fry up for breakfast and we just generally lazed around for a bit before we got everyone dressed. For the afternoon, Carl took everyone to his parents’ house, I stayed at home for a little bit of peace and quiet, I stayed at home and (shock horror) I didn’t even clean! I feel incredibly guilty doing this and feel bad admitting it, like it’s a dirty little secret that I occasionally have time off from the kids but oh my goodness I need it! Sometimes I just need a few hours to not be Mummy and pretend like I don’t have any responsibilities. And anyway, they all had a fabulous time and it’s not like Carl had to solo parent, he had his Mum and Dad running around after the kids as well…. I bet he was sat with a cold drink and his feet up the whole time!

Carl took some pictures while he was there, although he said it was a bit tricky because they all stripped off naked not long after arriving… story of my life!

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Predictably, they all fell asleep on the way home and we had to try and wake them up to give them some dinner. Don’t you just hate it when that happens?

Greta was the hardest….


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This led to a bit of a late night for everyone and when Sunday came we all woke up in a bit of a grump and didn’t know what to do with ourselves. We spent most of the day in this grumpy indecision, until finally we thought sod it, let’s just go out and have something to eat. So we all piled in the car and headed to the harvester where we know there will always be colouring packs for the kids, loads of food they will eat and friendly staff who don’t mind when we inevitably spill something.

After an early dinner, we headed down to Southsea for a spot of Pokémon hunting and stumbled upon the most beautiful rose garden that I never even knew was there! There was a bit of drama with a random kid who cut his leg open, but I sent Carl over to be the hero and sort him out until his Dad got there… I’m not good with blood. But mostly we spent our time watching Mabel and Greta running through the flowers having the time of their lives (and catching the odd pokemon).



We’d love to see what you got up to last weekend so please link you your posts below, visit and comment on each other’s posts and tag me @blueberriesblog and Sarah @sarahrooftops on Twitter for a retweet.

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  1. July 29, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Your little man has got so big! So cute. Love the rose garden. Can I have invite round to the grandparents please? They have so much cool stuff in their back garden. One day I will have cool stuff! #thislittlebiglife
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