The Siblings Project {November 17}

The last four weeks have included Half Term.  The boys went to Nana and Grandad's for three days and enjoyed going swimming twice, jumping in and going down the big slide. I had the end of the week off so we had three days together and enjoyed a breakfast out in town, going to the cinema to see The Jungle Bunch and a trip to the garden centre for cake.  At the end of the week we carved pumpkins for halloween.  The boys drew a picture and asked me to transfer it on to their pumpkin.  You can see us picking the pumpkin in last month's Siblings project post here.

Freshen Up Your Fall Beauty Routine – Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Same as our wardrobe, our skincare routine needs a change as well. We’ll put away our tinted moisturizers and pink lipsticks, and pick more luxurious creams, and bolder makeup. Today I want to talk to you about just that – how to freshen up your fall beauty routine and give yourself a radiant appearance whenever you walk out the door. So, sit down, relax, and let’s exchange some tips.

Breakfast at Bill’s Nottingham

Bill's in Nottingham is in a beautiful building. It used to be a bank. The ceilings are high but it feels quite cozy at the same time with sofa benches and velvet cushions on the wooden chairs.  There were a few people in the restaurant at 10am but it was fairly quiet which was great for us as we got served immediately.  There is a separate children's menu and the portions for the boys were great.

Half an hour at the park with Nana – {The Ordinary Moments}

My Dad stayed at home watching the rugby, also because he's having a problem with his ears at the moment which means his hearing is even worse than usual even with his hearing aids in.  The boys had been to this park twice before with Nana and Grandad but it was mine and Matteo's first time there.  It was nice to have some fresh air as we hadn't been out of the house the day before.  Ethan & Oliver were in their element running up and down and going on everything. Their favourite has to be the zip wire.  In some parks they have to be lifted up to get on but here they can do it all themselves.  They loved zooming down and running back to have another go.  After half an hour of watching them running off some energy and us adults only really walking a little bit and pushing them on the roundabout and swing, we started to get a bit cold and so we headed back for a cup of tea to warm up. 

Hello Spring! – Family time at Gedling Country Park

Gedling Country Park was an old colliery and was officially opened after paths were installed for walking and cycling in 2015.  The playground was added in autumn last year and the boys love it.  There is a large area for toddlers with a sand pit, floor trampoline, swings, slide and a roundabout and then another large area for older children with swings, two slides and a climbing frame among other things.  The boys favourite is the zip wire.  There are also picnic benches so you can take food to eat.