We Are Going On A Sykes Holiday!

It’s that time of year, soon we will be off on our big family Sykes holiday! 

There will be 10 of us. 10. That’s many people. We haven’t been on holiday together in years, I can’t even remember the last time we all went away together. I must have been like 11, entering that awkward teenage stage so mum just stopped taking me away.

I can see why. 

We are working with Sykes to document our big fat sykes family holiday, we will be vlogging over on our youtube channel – so make sure you head over there and check it out. We will also be posting some stunning photos from north wales. North Wales might have to be one of the most beautiful places in the UK, with dramatic mountains and open spaces, it’s just stunning.

The girls are really looking forward to going away with their aunties, uncles and nanny and pappa, I am sure they will squeeze every penny they can out of them. I’m not even sorry.

Last year daddy couldn’t come away with us. Yes, sad face. However this year he will be there and he will have chance to relax and have fun. Something I think we all need.

I cannot express just how happy we are to one be going away for a proper holiday, but to be working with such a lovely company as Sykes cottages, who has a huge and fabulous array of holiday homes across the UK. They really have something for everyone, I am super picky. Like, really picky!

So if I love them, you will.

Right….. TO THE BEACH!!!!

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Oh, before we go, where are you going this year?! We would love to know!!!

 

 

 

Netflix #Streamteam April

Wow, April already.

Easter is over, half term is all done and what a month it has been.

We were all SO poorly over half term. We had doctors visits and so many antibiotics to distribute. At times, I wondered if myself and Ben would survive.

Alas with the help of family we did.

Family and Netflix.

Netflix released so many epic kids films this month, from frozen, which was added for a couple of weeks, to rio 2, which is awesome because it is a family favourite.

Netflix kept us going this month, it brought a little bit of happiness with the family film love, and I think, kept us all sane.

FAMILY BLOCKBUSTERS

These classic hit blockbuster for all the family have just hit Netflix for everyone to enjoy!

MADAGASCAR
 
MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA
 
MADAGASCAR: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED 


SHREK 2 
 
SHREK THE THIRD
 
SHREK FOREVER AFTER 

KUNG FU PANDA
 
KUNG FU PANDA 2

TREAT YOURSELF

Indulge yourself in a different way this Easter by bagging yourself some me-time and snuggling down to the films
you didn’t get chance to see at the cinema.


THE HELP
The hit film based on the popular book which will have you giggling, laughing and in awe of what the women went through in Mississippi.

STILL ALICE
Julianna Moore won numerous academy awards in this drama which sees a happily married woman with three children diagnosed with Alzeheimer’s.


DJANGO UNCHAINED
With an all star cast including Jamie Fox and Leonardo DiCaprio,
Django Unchained follows a slave accompanying a Bounty Hunter on a vicious mission.

Go and sign up now! It’s all you need for some sanity 😛

I Want Another Baby

Let me start by saying, I already know how this post will end.

I just hope I am not alone in getting to that ending.

The girls are growing so fast. I know its a total cliche, but they really do grow up before your very eyes. 

I can still remember leaving the hospital with Liv and feeling like my undercarriage was falling out.

I can still remember holding them both in my arms for the very first time. The way they smelt and looked so perfect and innocent.

My girls.

But now they are 3 and 6. Now they don’t lie still, they don’t love cuddles, they don’t like to be sniffed and snuggled.

Nope.

Now they like to make noise, create chaos and make their presence very well known.

Don’t get me wrong, I love how they are now. But part of me misses those little babies. 

Part of me knows I can have one. I have all the right parts still. Just a little, well, looser?

I could just completely shake up our normal and do it all again.

I really could.

But I can’t.

I know the effects it would have on my MS, which in turn affects the whole family. I would be even less normal than I am now.

I couldn’t face the endless nights awake and I couldn’t let Ben do it all alone. My poor husband has enough to deal with.

I couldn’t suddenly stop all my medication and expect to be okay. And I couldn’t spend as much time going to appointments as I do now with a baby in tow.

As much as every part of me wants just one more. 

Equally those parts don’t.

It just wouldn’t work.

So yeah. I do want another baby. But I also couldn’t think of anything more debilitating to do to this family.

We will have to stay this way…

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Depression Desperation.

 

It’s everywhere, that word. That feeling. That illness.

That feeling of being completely desperate to know, to feel, to tell someone the truth about how completely empty you feel inside.

How completely empty yet full of every feeling and emotion you have ever felt. All at once, all wanting out, all needing to be heard and felt.

For me, depression had almost become a way of life. As scary as that sounds? This problem and feeling won’t ever leave, so I learn to control it. to turn it off, for a while.

When it happens to you, it’s okay. You’re strong, you can do this, you have done this.

But when it happens to someone you love, it suddenly becomes a whole new experience.

A whole new way of life.

You want to do and say the right thing. You want to be strong, the rock, but you also need to release that emotion. Because watching someone you love fall apart from the inside out is impossible.

But we will cope.

We will pick  them up and carry them, for a while.

We will listen and we will learn.

We will have patience and we will become that rock.

Because we are a family and that’s what we do.

No one really knows the path it will take, or how long we will walk it, but we will walk it together.

Because we can x