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A weekend to remember at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball

A weekend to remember at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball

Last weekend Daz and the boys were lucky enough to experience a weekend to remember, now note I said Daz and not I, that’s not a typo, I played not part in this weekend to remember, other than purchasing a large picnic, packing bags and stressing about accommodation and travel. Nope,  this was a boy’s weekend away. As music fans, Tween and Teenager were treated to the creme de la creme of pop at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball in Wembley Stadium. And boy were they happy!

I sat at home in a quiet house, feeling very sorry for myself. (ok, so I may have managed an early evening walk to the beach, so it wasn’t all bad)

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But that’s enough of my sob story, motherhood is all about sacrificing the odd thing here and there and this weekend I did just that. But I took great delight in knowing that my boys would be having the time of their lives and Daz would be equally enjoying him self too. Even my sister and nephew got in on the fun.

Capital FM’s Summertime ball this year boasted the best line up ever with One Direction kicking things off. My dear little sister, Lynz, arrived in plenty of time as this was one band she did not want to miss. (I’m trying hard not to make any reference about cougars here, he he) she called me to say she’d arrived and commented on how many families there were everywhere, I was so relived to here that and knew it’d be a great introduction to music concerts for all our guys. The next message I got was telling me she may have cried a little when Harry and the lads came on stage.

As my family text and sent photos throughout the day, Baby R and I got into the mood with a kitchen disco whilst listening to the live stream. The wonders of technology meant I could share their day in part and as much as I missed my boys and man, little snippets of how it was all going their end, cheered me up, especially the half-naked Jason DeRulo which my thoughtful sister sent.

It’s been a few days since they returned and the music has been blaring out ever since. It seems my boys are well and truly obsessed with live music now, with Teenager asking when he can go to another one. I never realised quite how much the experience would imprint on them, I love that my children never cease to amaze me.

On which note I’ll leave you with a photo round-up of their weekend to remember….

Many thanks to Vodafone who made it all possible. 

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  1. Emma's Mamma
    11th June 2015 / 9:11 am

    Looks like they had a great time! An early evening walk to the beach sounds lovely though x #MyCapturedMoment

  2. 11th June 2015 / 5:41 pm

    It looks like the boys had a great weekend ! I would have loved the early evening walk to the beach just as much though X #MyCaptured Moment

    • 11th June 2015 / 8:49 pm

      It was nice, shame it wasn’t as warm as it is tonight though.

  3. 11th June 2015 / 7:51 pm

    That sounds like loads of fun, I used to love going to concerts like that when I was younger. Nowadays I’d probably wonder who most of them were lol! #brilliant blogposts

    • 18th June 2015 / 9:55 pm

      I only knew a few of them to be honest, I recognised the songs but had no idea who sang them!

  4. 15th June 2015 / 7:38 am

    What a wonderful experience fpr Daz and the boys, I know mine would adore this too. I’m so sorry you couldn’t go too, does it sound really bad that personally I would have prefered your walk along the beach with the little one? However i would have wanted to go just to see the joy on the older boys faces, at least thanks to modern technology you had a glimpse of this too and no doubt some excited retelling of the day afterwards. #MagicMoments

    • 18th June 2015 / 9:45 pm

      I think not seeing their reactions to it was what I missed but I wouldn’t have known most of the acts any way!

  5. Heledd - Running in Lavender
    16th June 2015 / 3:07 pm

    You are one very cool mum! I have to say I’m very jealous of the boys weekend of music but (if I’m honest) I’m also slightly jealous of your weekend on your own, I’d love one of those. These are all such amazing pictures of a very special weekend. Thanks so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment x

    • 23rd June 2015 / 3:20 pm

      I thought I’d love the peace and quite but to be honest I hated it. The house was too quiet (having it clean and tidy was a bonus though)

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