Posted in Adventure, Beach, Best things in life are free, Explore the culture, Explore the world, Family, Kent Family, New Blogger, parent blogger, Sunshine after the rain, thoughtfullness, Uncategorized

The Simple Things

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The simple things in life are free, dancing in the rain, to seeing nature bloom and spending time together. Money doesn’t buy happiness it doesn’t buy sadness either. You learn to live within your means. You grow confidence in becoming a teenager, a adult and a parent you learn through the good and you learn through the bad.

You learn that people who make up lies are insecure of themselves and want others to feel insecure themselves.

You learn Bullies or Trolls will sometimes not say things to your face but some hide behind others or behind a screen. They will talk bad about you behind your back and your friends will always be true. You learn to stand tall and you learn to remember that life is too short to hide away, you learn to be proud of who you have become and realize you won’t go down to their level.

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You learn that the loneliness people are usually the most kindest people you will ever meet. You learn the generous people are usually the one’s who have nothing to give or if they do they don’t want anything in return. You learn the happiest people may have some sadness in their lives but will always be positive throughout everything. You learn the positive thinking people are usually the most confidant people you will ever meet.

You learn that the truth will always come through. You learn that everyone hopes they will follow their dreams and many people do with the support of family, friends and the confidence within themselves.

The best things in life are free, you certainly realize that as you get older and have children or grandchild. Expensive holiday’s, clothes, cars, phone’s and joining groups and clubs ( even though they are great for social skills!)  aren’t what will make your children happy it’s spending time with them. They won’t remember how much you spent on things its how much time you spent with them which will away’s matter.

They won’t remember the bad day’s you have, they will remember the happy times they have had with you. They won’t want for anything other than love, affection and honesty from you. Which will help them develop into kind, caring, loving adults.

They will learn that the little things in life are always the best and the free things in life will become the most amazing memories they have.

I am saying this as Bear only seems to remember the trips we have taken which didn’t cost the earth, he remembers going to the beach and building sand castles and splashing in the sea, he remember’s playing in the paddling pool at his great nanas with his cousins, he remembers playing with his friends in the garden. He remembers going to the nature trail when he was younger or playing in the swimming pool when we are away abroad. He remembers the simple things like making pizza and cutting his own vegetables and helping me make dinner.

So you see children seem to remember the simple things, the things which don’t cost the earth, things which are free. Please do not get me wrong, I love a holiday aboard it helps develop their understanding of different cultures and to see the world. But as I get older and wiser I certainly realize the little things are the things which you will remember more.

 

 

Posted in Family, Home made, Kent, Kent Family, Life, Teepee, Uncategorized

Teepee Fun

Don’t you just love a sunny day?

Bear was at school myself and Bell had the day off from work, I should of been doing housework but we decide to make a TeePee or Tipi instead.

We went to a local independent fabric shop and we found some we liked. We then popped to Homebase to get some wood and string.

It was very easy to put together my GCSE in woodwork paid off. I had to drill some holes, one in each piece of wood, big enough for some strong string. then cut the fabric and nailed it on. Easy peasy .

It was also the fraction of the cost from a shop brought one!

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Posted in Family, Life, New Blogger, Uncategorized

Me, Myself and I… Oh wait who am I kidding…

I am a mum of two Bell who will be three soon and Bear who turned 5 in the last couple of months. I also have two fur babies and a big child who will be 36 in a few weeks… the Big child is my husband if you didn’t guess!

We aren’t rich, we aren’t poor. We don’t live in a big house and I currently have drawings over my wall by the children. Unless you ask Bell who did it and she say’s Willow the cat. Yep my thoughts too how can a cat draw on the wall.

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If anybody ask’s what I do they will probably ask what don’t I do… I work part-time, I help with the local Rainbows unit (Girlguding), I love reading and I am there for my friends when they are feeling down and out.

I used to live near Lewisham, which is in London, but have always had family living in Kent. When my mum passed away of Cancer I moved to were I am now, and I love it. I have the countryside on my doorstep and live in a lovely little village. If anybody who knew me when I lived in Lewisham said where could you see yourself in 10-15 years time living I certainly would not of said Kent! I am certainly turning into the country girl and the London girl is certainly disappearing, but it won’t go 100%.

We love our Holiday’s ….well I certainly do! A week in the sunshine no work, no school and no cooking! We love being outside when the weather is nice and not so nice! We love just dancing in the rain and laying in muddy puddles! Hench the photo of the Muddy wellies in the wash!

We love baking and craft, We love spending time with family and friends. We love just chilling and watching a DVD or playing board games even though  I admit I do cheat a bit!

Hope you enjoy reading my Blog, I’m sure you will get used to my awful spellings and punctuation!