Everyday Life

Time flies when you’re…..head down and plowing through…

Time flies.

I don’t want to insinuate that I don’t enjoy my life at all as I do. I have a great life and a very full life. A different life to some but we all have our battles, our ups and our downs, however, I feel as though it’s just ‘head down and power through’ at the moment. I’m just getting through everyday, trying to keep the house presentable, Bear’s food intake healthy, activities enriching, the dog walked sufficiently, the blog ticking along and friendships alive.

I feel as though I’m in this stage as a means to an end. I have to get through this and then everything will calm down and we’ll live our Pinterest worthy, Instagramable life. The reality is that days, weeks and months are flashing by in the blink of an eye and I’m still treading water. I think I need to accept that this is life for now. I keep thinking that once Bear start’s school in September, things will slow down and I’ll get on top of things but I think I’m just fooling myself.

Bear has, and is, a very lucky and privileged boy. I joke that the day he realises that he’s not middle class, will be devastating! Due to my blog, my family and scrimping and saving, he has a life full of sports lessons, days out, trips and holidays, crafts and baking at home and enough toys to occupy him and enrich his imagination. All year, we have been talking about different times by relating them to events coming up. ‘Before Wales, we’ll do…..’ ‘After Wales, we’ll do this and then we’ll have sports day’. ‘After sports day, it’s camping and then that’. ‘After camping, it’s Spain and then we’ll be able to…’.
I’ve created little countdown calendars for the events and we count down in sleeps but suddenly, we’ve been to Wales, sports day was a blast, camping and the Deershed Festival was AMAZING and we go to Spain in 2 sleeps. 2 SLEEPS. The house is a mess, the boy ate spaghetti hoops and toast for lunch with no salad or veg in sight, he’s thankfully playing so nicely with his duplo as I write and the dog is asleep on the sofa.

The car is being cleaned as there is no way I could drive our friends to the airport in that health hazard. The black interior was almost white due to the Labrador’s hairs and the junk in the foot wells was embarrassing. Shorts need to be purchased due to a sudden, yet extreme growth spurt by the boy and I need a cheap bikini or two as I have decided to that it’s going to be too hot to care about a roll or two and I’m letting it all hang out (literally. Sorry if you see me on a beach in southern Spain). I need to pack and write a list of what to pack, schedule a few blog posts and…, and….., well, I know that there is more that I need to do.

So. This is a bit of a Hello and goodbye. Well, more of a see you later as I get everything sorted and prepare to be a lucky so and so and stay at my family’s house in Spain for a week.

Take care, I hope you are all well and I’ll see you soon.




  1. Whew! Time sure flies when you’re having fun. At times likes this, I have to remind myself to sit back and enjoy the moment for what it is – family time. Time goes by way too quickly and I want these memories to last so that I can tell my grandchildren (hopefully not for a long time yet! LOL) what their moms were like when they were little. Loved reading your post and have a fantastic time in Spain!

    1. Thank you Rosie. You are totally right. I am thankful that my blog helps me document things. It’s my online scrap book for memories but I want to live these moments too. I’m looking forward to just playing on the beach. Grand children sound perfect but yes, not yet! You’re far too young to be grandma!

  2. I think we all feel we’ll have more time ‘one day’. ‘One day’ never comes but sooner or later we look back and realise we DID achieve a lot even though it didn’t feel like it at the time. Have a wonderful time in Spain. I used to live there and my children were born there but haven’t visited in a while. Very jealous! Hope you and Bear have a great holiday. Thanks for all you do with #weekendblogshare

  3. I feel like my life is flying by as yours is too…and we don’t even have kids yet! Learning to slow down and enjoy the little moments. Your life sounds like a lot of fun and blessed though. 🙂

  4. Time flies when aren’t paying attention to it. When life is so busy and you aren’t paying attention to the clock it keeps ticking on by quickly! Enjoy your trip!

  5. I also love using my blog to remember things! It’s so easy to feel like it starts to slip away from you, but there it all is, written down. It makes me think about how people in the past kept letters and momentos like that.

  6. You are so right it does fly by in a blink of an eye. It’s amazing that your blog has enabled you to give your little one such awesome things like sports lessons #weekendblogshare

  7. Time does escape us. Especially when we least expect it. I expect that once Bear starts school and it’s slowed down a bit you will have much more time to reflect and probably realise even more how quickly life has passed you by. But it does sound like you have made many memories and had some great times during this blur. Hoping you have a lovely week in Spain, I am exceptionally jealous! #weekendblogshare

  8. I hope you have had an amazing time in Spain and found some time to catch up with yourself a bit. I know what you mean, I often just find myself getting through another day, another week, and wondering what is going on. I keep thinking I’ll regain control but somehow the weeks turn into months. Maybe that’s just how it is? As long as we have some fun and family times along the way, we’re doing ok! Thanks for hosting the #Weekendblogshare

  9. I hope you had a lovely holiday! I think its great that you work so hard so that Bear can have all these things in his life #weekendblogshare

    1. Thank you so much, that’s really kind. To be fair, I don’t work that hard in comparison to my old life but I do work as hard as I can. The holiday was lovely thanks.

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