This week has seen the start of Lent and with it the beginning of my 40acts challenge – 40 acts of generosity across the 40 days of Lent. It’s a challenge I took part in last year and enjoyed and resulted in me starting this blog so I’m quite looking forward to seeing where this year’s journey will lead.
I’ve also given up coffee for Lent and have to admit it has been somewhat challenging so far! Not quite sure how I’m going to manage without it until Easter, especially with hubby going away next week for two weeks but I’m determined to give it a go!
We’ve had a lovely half-term week overall – Jessica seems much less tired as a result of the half-term break and both girls have enjoyed having Auntie Fizz and cousins Ebony and Erin come to stay for a couple of days at the beginning of the week.
Out and About:
Unusually given that the four cousins have been together, we have not really been out at all this week, apart from going to church and toddler signing. It was unfortunate that the days when the weather was particularly nice were those when anticipated deliveries and various other reasons meant we were stuck at home.
Fun at home:
Being at home though has meant we have been having fun ‘making’. Jessica enjoyed making lolly-stick animals last weekend and then when the cousins were here, we covered the table completely in lining paper and all four girls had a wonderful time painting and covering the lining paper in handprints. We also had an afternoon making cards together. Jessica and Sophie have also been enjoying dressing up as fairy princesses and trying to make magic with their wands.
Time for me:
I had a mammoth spring cleaning session last weekend whilst hubby looked after the girls all day – not usually the kind of ‘me time’ I like but once I get focused on sorting out, it’s good to have the uninterrupted time to keep going and focus. Clearing out the spare room for my sister and nieces to stay was quite a mammoth task as you can see from the photo but it’s so good to have it tidy again!
I also have a giveaway running at the moment for Linea Mini Reed Diffusers which runs until 5th March.
My blog high this week though was definitely seeing my latest Tots100 ranking and discovering that my blog is now in the top 250 and I have a number on my badge! Thank you to all my lovely readers for helping get me there.
My happiest moment:
Sitting chatting with my twin sister and laughing until we cried whilst our four girls were playing happily together.
Next week I would like to:
Get through it without coffee and without pulling my hair out as I’ll be flying solo once again.