This Little Big Life | Pooh Sticks

This Little Big Life is a project I have started with Sarah from Sarah Rooftops to capture our weekends, every week. Whether that’s in the form of a photo post or video, the whole weekend or just one little moment, we are focussing on recording those small, normal, family moments that could so quickly and easily be forgotten with the passing of time before you’ve realised that actually, they are the big moments. You can find all my other posts in the project here.

Last weekend was if I’m honest kind of boring and uneventful, in fact it was so ordinary I completely forgot to take any photos until late Sunday afternoon. Which is a shame because looking back there were lots of little moments that were worth recording, and isn’t that the whole point of This Little Big Life? Ah well….

Saturday morning started slowly, as it always does to be honest. It was my turn for a lie in (jokes, it’s always my turn), so when I arrived downstairs at almost 10 o clock the house was in a suitable state of disarray and the kids were running/crawling around in their Nutella smeared pyjamas. I then opened up my Facebook messages to find what can only be described as quite possibly the best message ever from my Mum…

‘Don’t forget about the girls sleepover tonight’

*Score* (I had forgotten)

‘Bring them round after lunch if you want’


Now I love my children, hopefully that comes across if you read my blog? I don’t know actually , I’ve never thought about it, I kind of thought it was implied…. But anyway take my word for it, I love those little beasts. But as someone who generally spends 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with said grubby little munchkins, a surprise night off (well at least from 2 of them) is what dreams are made of if I’m honest. Just the thought of not having to do bedtime for one night…. bliss!

So off they scurried, excited for a sleepover with Nana and two of their Aunties, and I stayed at home to lounge in my pyjamas. Like actually lounge, not like when you try to have a PJ day with the kids and the only relaxing thing about it is that you didn’t have to find all of you a clean matching outfit to wear. Nope, I did actual nothing, just like the old days (for an hour or so before Carl and Ernie came back at least).

By the time we went to pick the girls up the next morning I was missing them desperately and couldn’t wait to see them. The main thing I miss about the little part time job I used to do before I had Ernie is that feeling you get when you’ve finished work for the day and you’re driving to pick the littlest up… you’re all excited and you can’t wait to scoop them up and give them a big hug as soon as you walk through the door. When we got to my Mum’s house they were both happy to see us too and came running up the garden shouting ‘Mummy! Daddy!’, although arguably they had missed Ernie more, judging from the shower of kisses that they planted on his little head.

We stayed to chat at my Mum’s for a few hours and then headed off for a walk along an old dismantled railway track because we had promised the girls an adventure. We didn’t get very far along our walk when we came across the most perfect bridge for playing pooh sticks, and that is where my video comes from this week. I’m quite pleased with this little video, I didn’t have any plan at all and I just shot bits and pieces really quickly whilst also trying to make sure the girls didn’t chuck themselves in the river, but I think it turned out quite well after editing. Anyway, let me know what you think.



Sarah and I would really love it if you would like to join in with our little project and share your own weekend moments with us. We’ve opened it up as a linky so please come and link up your posts, I’m really looking forward to little glimpses into other people’s weekends. All we ask is that you pop by each other’s posts and share the love a little bit, I’m really hoping that over time we can build a lovely supportive and creative community that we can all benefit from being a part of. If you want to use #ThisLittleBigLife on Instagram or when you’re sharing your posts on Twitter then please do, and if you tag us in your tweets we will retweet them, (@blueberriesblog and @sarahrooftops) but there’s no strict rules.

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  1. July 1, 2016 / 11:21 am


    We’re just starting to get screeches of “Mummmmmaaaaaaa!!!!!!” and “Daddeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!” when we get home and it’s the most amazing thing.
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  2. July 1, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Love it! Now that you don’t blog so much you really could stay in your PJs and do NOTHING! That is amazing… I love the video this week. Very cleverly edited to follow a narative. All nice and relaxed. #thislittlebiglife

  3. July 5, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Lovely video- Pooh sticks is such a fun way to spend an afternoon. Love the music you chose- where does it come from?

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