We are having a bit of a slow, relaxed start to the summer holidays.
Day 203 – Sunday 21st July
Eldest had her horse riding lesson today and Bee had an extra Quran class to make up for some she had missed. Decorator was in and got started on the walls. One of the walls I am painting blue to make a feature wall with some prints. When he first put the blue on I did think what have I done! But once the whole wall was done it grew on me and I liked it.
Day 204 – Monday 22nd July
Another day stuck at home while the decorator was finishing off. Didn’t do much except watch a bit of TV and get stuck in with some cleaning. Was on a mission to get the cooker cleaned.
Day 205 – Tuesday 23rd July
As the eldest was off school and Bee was still at school (it was her final day), treated the eldest to some shopping and lunch out. We don’t often get to spend one on one time like this so it was nice. Once Bee was home from school the summer holidays officially began!
Day 206 – Wednesday 24th July
A slow start to the holidays. Just wanted a lie in and not do much. Just watched a bit of TV and generally lazed around. I also watched some of the Bee’s at work in the garden.
Day 207 – Thursday 25th July
The hottest day today! The original plan had been to go to a local park with a friend and have a walk around. Once we saw the temperatures we cancelled. Instead I got the pool out for Bee and just relaxed at home.
Day 208 – Friday 26th July
Not a lot planned today. It was the nephews birthday and my parents had asked me to go get a cake for him. After had a bit of cake just relaxed at home again. We decided to try a spot of baking while the weather had cooled down slightly. Attempted scones and a cottage loaf. They weren’t perfect but not a disaster either. Also managed to get a blog post published about children’s books relating to hajj.
Day 209 – Saturday 27th July
Karate in the morning for Bee. We skipped fight club as she had a birthday to go to. Her friend was having a paddling pool party and we had been asked to take a towel and water guns if we had them. However the weather was really bad in the morning. We checked before we went if the party was still happening and thankfully for the two hours the rain mostly held off. Even though it was a little bit cold and overcast they all still managed to have a water fight!
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A slow, relaxed start to the holidays sounds fab!
I like the blue wall!
I love that Elbow Grease cleaner! I think it’s brilliant for cleaning the sinks and plastic around the windows.
Today has been a rotten, wet day. I’m glad Bee still got to go to the party x
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It certainly is a good cleaner!
Hope you nephew had a good birthday. Poor Bee had to wait a long time for her holiday didn’t she? I love the blue wall. I used have a room almost that colour at my old house. I loved it and would do that colour scheme again.
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He went to work so the birthday so didn’t do much except eat cake!
The hot weather hasn’t been great has it. That blue wall is amazing. I’d love that kind of colour in one room, but the OH would never say yes. He’s magnolia (boring) all the way.
I just told my hubby that’s what I was doing and he looked a bit unsure!
I’m always curious, do the decoraters paint behind the radiator? I’d love to get someone in for high ceilings and hallways but hubby is not convinced!
Love Ebow Grease! Such a revelation!
Did you know they now make The Pink Stuff as a spray as well as the cleaning paste? Have to get my hands on it and try it out In Shaa Allah!
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This one didn’t..the radiator is too close the wall so he couldn’t even use a small brush…and he didn’t have the skills to remove the radiator
Oh didn’t know they have it as a spray now!
Those desserts and cake look fab. Can’t beat a swimming pool with how hot it has been x
Yep have to get the pool out!
a water party fight sounds good, shame it had chilled down a bit but nice it stayed dry.
Happy belated birthday to the nephew, nice cake.
Smart move on cancelling the park, much too hot.
Yes I don’t think we would have got very far in the heat!
The blue wall looks lovely and the light gives off different shades of blue from the paint. The dessert is too tempting, even simple things as watching a bee working is a beauty in itself. Great to know your daughter had a water fight. The cake looks great; sorry about the scones and loaf.
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Thank you….I do like the blue wall now
I love the blue wall, it’s a similar shade to my sofa. Hope you find the right prints for the wall
Still looking…haven’t found any I really like!
The paddling pool is always a good option. Your nephews cake looks gorgeous very yummy in deed. I hope you had a great summer holiday and starting it with a relaxing couple of days is a great idea
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The cake was pretty tasty!