2014..is going to be all about ice-cream and muddy walks..

It’s been so long since I’ve sat down and written anything, that I’m struggling to know where to begin. Ignoring the 25 hour power cut which ended at 3.30pm on Christmas Eve, the wet weather which has left the garden looking more like a mud bath.. Christmas was good, it was kind to us, we had power and we didn’t flood, so many weren’t in the same position so I count my blessings. The lack of power meant I read the entire book shelf to the boys, and realised that we need to do some book shopping as most of the books Boo started reading to me! We had lots of family time, and even managed a few muddy walks as a family and with our friends too! I had won a Marwell zoo family day pass just before Christmas and we managed to pick a relatively dry day to visit, the boys were delighted and it made a lovely treat. We didn’t manage to see the baby pigmy hippo unfortunately, but the boys were captivated by the snow leopards and we then all sat in the cold enjoying a little sunshine and eating an ice cream!

 We’ve decided 2014 needs to be all about being outside and eating ice-cream, as we’ve had more laughs in the first week of 2014 (complete with muddy walks and random ice-cream stops in the pouring rain!) than we did in much of 2013. My aim is that every Sunday whatever the weather we’ll take ourselves out on a long walk and end it with an ice-cream (whether at home from the freezer or from the nearest shop!). Yes I must be mad, but 2014 is going to be fun, and the only way it will be fun is if I make it so! Our plan for this weekend involves a bike ride for the boys, as Elvis is getting a balance bike for his Birthday on Saturday, I’ll write a post to let you know how we get on!

Ms G x