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My Week That Was: Captured

My Week That Was: Captured

Well this week certainly ended on a high for some members of my family,  after Vodafone very kindly sent complimentary tickets to Capital FM’s Summertime Ball in Wembley. I say some as Baby R and I weren’t included in that announcement <sob>

I’m typing this as I eagerly await the arrival of the bigger boys & man to return back to the fold, older (ok by a day!) wiser and smugger after they were initiated into the amazing world of music concerts. I do have photos though, and a half written up blog post which I will share later in the week and there may or may not be a photo of a half naked Jason Derulo ( for anyone not familiar with current pop, you’ll still be impressed with this man candy that bestows your very eyes)  I should probably point out at this point that my selfless sister stepped in to take my place (hence the half naked men photos) to schmooze with the generous & lovely Vodaphone PR lady, Claire, while my husband could fully concentrate on Jess Glynne our boys.

While all this was occurring Baby R & I joined my Mum & Step Dad for Pealla on the beach which is hosted by Chef Grant  from Bay View Tea Rooms in Beer, Devon. Although it wasn’t a balmy summer evening, it was still warm enough to sit & eat out while mingling with the other Paella diners and BBQ-ers on the beach.

This week also included a couple of return to work days for me leaving Daz in charge of Baby R & school runs. I’m guessing by the way he skipped out the door Wednesday morning that becoming a full time stay at home Dad isn’t in his short term goal planning.

So after 2 days of not seeing my baby in the day time I was adamant that we spent quality time doing fun things so we ventured up to The Donkey Sanctuary, swimming and more beach days and it was also another first for Tween as he went off on a school residential trip for 3 days. It’s the longest we’ve ever been apart and I’m aching to spend some time with my middle boy. Man was I missing him by yesterday afternoon, after a brief catch up on Friday night he was off jet setting to Wembley the next morning. Lots of cuddles and chit chats are scheduled for the next few days.

On that note I’m off to prepare for warm welcome for my brood and make them tell me everything about their  weekend alway, I may even be lucky enough for a soppy welcome home hug from Teenager before he dives off to his room to begin some serious bragging rights.

Tween of on his residential // cuddles with Nanny at the Donkey sanctuary // a glorious sunny Sunday morning on our morning dog walk

My sister and nephew loving the Summertime ball // Baby R having free rein of the beach huts on a Saturday evening // Baby R about to go for a swim.


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  1. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    9th June 2015 / 7:03 am

    Oh no! Sorry you missed out on the concert but loving the sound of Paella on the beach – how great it that?!. Thanks for linking up at #sharethejoy lovely lady x

  2. 10th June 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Jason Derulo is nice in the ears & eyes! Sounds like you are having fun too while the others are out! Paella is a fave here and eating that on the beach sounds heavenly! #mmwbh

  3. 11th June 2015 / 1:09 pm

    Aaah what a lovely post! So sorry to hear you missed out on the Capital FM gig but it looks like you more than made up for it!! I LOVE paella! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro |

  4. 13th June 2015 / 5:24 pm

    Paella on the beach sounds amazing – I think I’d prefer that to the concert to be honest 😉 Especially in beautiful Devon 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xxx

  5. 14th June 2015 / 9:38 pm

    Aww sorry that you didn’t get to go to the ball but at least your consolation prize was fun! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • 14th June 2015 / 10:35 pm

      It wasn’t too bad a prize though so shouldn’t complain

  6. 16th June 2015 / 11:21 am

    What a gorgeous collection of photos for your week! Thanks so much for linking up! #MMWBH

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