A Mothers Ramblings

Sunday, 20 August 2017

A Wild Swimming Family Afternoon

After having got up entirely too early and then spent an absolute fortune on new School uniform and shoes, I thought that we needed something fun to do as a family and so I suggested that we go Wild Swimming at a spot that wasn't too far from home. Luckily, Flyfour and the children were up for a bit of an adventure and so after a quick change of clothes into swimming costumes and our quickest drying clothes/shorts we were off.

The River Great Ouse

The day was one of those annoying British Summer days, where it couldn't make-up it's mind if it wanted to be sunny or cloudy and as we arrived at the steps the sun decided that it wanted to stay hidden behind the clouds.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

What We Are Eating W/C 19th August 2017

This is going to be the week that I'm not looking forward to and that I AM looking forward to in equal measure. My bathroom will basically be out of bounds for the week (and at the rate Dan Jon and I drink water this could be a HUGE issue) but at the end of the week, I will have my brand new sparkly, drip free bathroom. I AM SO EXCITED!

This week also sees Dan Jon and Flyfour off on their Camping Trip, Top Ender and I start our Staycation and Dan Jon is also off to Tech Camp! It's going to be a great week if everything goes to plan!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


I was talking with Top Ender the other day and we were talking about the future and where we see ourselves in five years time and if where we are now is where we saw ourselves five years ago. It was a really deep conversation and it allowed me a chance to reflect, more so than the reflection at the end of each year.

Top Ender and PippaD

At one point, when we were talking Top Ender asked why I say "Just" so much when talking about myself. I thought back over what it was that I said and realised I use he word "just"to describe myself all the time.

I'm just a Mum.

I'm just a Stay at Home Parent.

I'm just volunteering.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Five Mother Son Date Ideas

With Top Ender having been on Youth Camp and then having gone Camping with her Dad, Dan Jon Jr and I have spent a lot of time together alone. We have loved our time together and we came up with a few different ideas for spending our time together, that we thought other Mother's might find useful for sparking their own ideas in the future.

PippaD and Dan Jon Jr

Saturday, 12 August 2017

What We Are Eating W/C 12th August 2017

I'm such an idiot.

I forgot last week that Top Ender and Flyfour were going camping during the week and so some of the meals that I had organised were too much for Dan Jon Jr and I alone! So we kind of rescheduled a few meals and ate scraps of bits and pieces that we had in the freezer and cupboards, made other meals from the bits and pieces I had remembered to buy and well Dan Jon and I may have accidentally fallen into a couple of supermarkets to buy supplies for meals that we like, whilst Flyfour and Top Ender were away.

Luckily the boy has cheap tastes and so we were well fed and happy!

Dan Jon and PippaD pulling faces