The Friday Focus 24/04/15

This week has been all about spending time together – time with my mum, time with my beautiful girls and time with my hubby. My mum has been staying with us for a few days and the girls have loved spending time with Nanny plus it has meant that hubby and I have also had some time just for us too!

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Out and About:

We visited Bekonscot Model Village which both the girls absolutely loved. Sophie in particular was transfixed by everything – especially the little model trains that were running through the village and the model people waving from windows – it was so wonderful to hear her squeal with delight and suddenly point to something that caught her eye.

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We’ve also enjoyed going out and doing some shopping – finding some pretty cardigans to go with the girls’ summer dresses.

Fun at home:
Whilst out shopping in Sainsburys, my mum spotted this gorgeous Cinderella dress and couldn’t resist buying it for Jessica who fell in love with it the moment she saw it. We’ve been having lots of fun with both girls dressing up and they’ve also enjoyed having Nanny to join in with their games too.

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Time for me:

Hubby and I managed not one but two date nights this week thanks to my mum’s encouragement to take advantage of her being around to make time for us. It was so wonderful to have some time for us and to be able to relax knowing that the girls were being so well looked after.

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On the blog:

I was really pleased that hubby agreed to share some of his thoughts on marriage for this month’s “Me and You” post.

My happiest moment:
Walking around the model village in the sunshine listening to the squeals of delight from both my girls each time they discovered something new.


Next week I would like to:

Meet up with lots of lovely bloggers at BlogCamp – can’t wait! I’ll be travelling with Mel from Le Coin de Mel who I met for the first time at the last BlogCamp and it will be lovely to meet up again.
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52 thoughts on “The Friday Focus 24/04/15

  1. How gorgeous are those princess dresses! Time is just so important especially when you have little ones. Two date nights must have been heaven. Glad you had such a fun family week. Let’s see what next week brings xxx

  2. Looks like a lovely week, I bet the model village was good. I love that cinderella dress!
    I’m going to Blogcamp too….would be good to meet you x

  3. Happy to hear that you’ve all had a fabulous time while your mum’s been visiting – sounds like a great week x

  4. Sounds like a lovely week. Good on you getting two date nights, too! I’ll be at blogcamp as well, so looking forward to meeting you there xxx #WotW

  5. Greta word, sounds and looks like a fun week. That photo of the girls dressed up is adorable. And well done on two date nights, brilliant! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, and I hope you have a fun journey with the lovely Mel x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. Thank you – I loved seeing them both dressing up. Was lovely to see you at Blogcamp yesterday 🙂

  6. Sounds like you’ve had a great ‘time’ (pardon the pun!!) this week. Bekonscot railway museum is fun isn’t it – we haven’t been there for a while but made me think we should revisit it. And I love the dressing up dresses; you really can’t go wrong with a good princess dress can you?!
    Have a lovely week xx

    1. Thanks Tracey – it was a lovely week and am sure Mademoiselle and Little Mister would have a lovely time at Bekonscot. Hope you have a lovely week too x

  7. Go you and hubby for managing two date nights, how fab hon. Really hope they recharged the batteries. I’m so sad to be missing out on BlogCamp, I would have been travelling with you and Mel. Are you going to BML? I’d love to meet you xx

  8. It is lovely just spending time, sometimes not doing very much just being together. The dressing up dresses look lovely on the girls, they will miss you mum when she goes home. Enjoy blog camp x

    1. Thank you Lisa – having a day out with Daddy after Nanny went home helped ease things and BlogCamp was great, thank you x

  9. Looks like you had an amazing time at the model village. I think my two would absolutely love it too.

    Great dress up from both of your girls, they look fab!

    Glad you enjoyed date nights, they are a rare thing indeed.

  10. I love the little matching dresses/pinafores – adorable! Hope you enjoy blogcamp #happydays

  11. Ahh, your girls are adorable!

    It sounds like you guys made the most of your Mum being about – it is good to take advantage of such things.

    I hope you and your family have another wonderful week!

  12. Hi Louise, your girls are the cutest. I love their little outfits! Really nice that you got to spend some quality time with your other half, it can be difficult to manage that when you have small (and older) children.

    Maybe one year I’ll get over to the UK and manage to go to a Blog Camp or bloggers meet up. But for now I have to make do with reading about them.

    Sounds like time was a perfect word for you!


    1. Thank you Debbie – it was lovely to have time with hubby, with my mum and with my little ones 🙂

  13. 2 date nights in one week? Wow, your mum sounds like an absolute star. I’m glad you got some quality time together as well as enjoying time with your mum and girls this week. 🙂

    There’s something lovely about model villages – we went to one in Devon in the Summer and I still find them magical as an adult.

    Thanks for joining in with our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    1. Thanks Jenna – it was amazing to get two in a row. Model villages are lovely to visit. Lovely to join in again with #HappyDaysLinky 🙂

  14. Wow this sounds like a great week and those photos are adorable =) It’s great watching children discover new things the excitement is wonderful to watch. I hope you had fun at blog camp, (I am a tiny bit jealous I would loved to have gone!)

  15. Oh I’ve been there yearrrrrrs ago! I took a class on a school trip, so much fun. I actually mentioned to G about it the other day and will hopefully go this year. LOVE that Cinderella dress, I would love one myself haha! Thank you for joining in #HappyDaysLinky xx

    1. I love the Cinderella dress too – wouldn’t it be nice sometimes to be little and be able to dress up too! Lovely to link up to #HappyDaysLinky 🙂

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