Oh my goodness where has the week gone? It feels like only yesterday I was writing my normal weekly post! I think thats probably partly to do with the fact that Hubby has been in Germany all week. So I have gone into survival mode as the juggling gets that little bit harder with just one of you.

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Out & About

Last weekend we made the most of the glorious weather and headed out to see some friends at Tilgate Park in Crawley. I did write a post all about it here so I won’t go into it now, but we all had a great time out in the sunshine.

Tilgate Park Lake

Thursday evening after nursery I surprised Monkey with a trip to the swimming pool, he was missing his daddy and since he had been so good about the slides not working last week I thought it would be fun. I had been assured that the slides would be working as they run weekday evenings until 7pm. He was so excited about going on the slides talking about it in the back of the car …..but  as we walked into the pool area I had that sinking feeling when I didn’t see lots of children queuing up ….. they weren’t running again! This time because they were short staffed. I was so annoyed. Monkey dealt with it well again. In fact he’s had to deal with quite a bit of disappointment in the last couple of days….

Spinnaker Tower PortsmouthI have been writing a post about days out in Hampshire…its one of those posts which doesn’t seem to be flowing so is taking longer than expected. Monkey had found the days out leaflets and liked the look of the Spinnaker tower, requesting that we go up it. So when Friday morning came round we decided to go on a road trip after our normal music bus class. Its a reasonable drive for us (a hundred mile round trip). He was so excited walking through the shops, especially when he had caught a glimpse of the tower. But on arrival we discovered the lift was broken. Its hard work explaining to a three year old that they are not big enough to climb the 530 steps to the top. There was no mention of the issues on their website that morning. Annoyed doesn’t really explain how I was feeling! I’m hoping thats the end to our bad luck and the rest of the weekend will pan out as planned.

Fun at Home

Moon Dough    Day 9 - Insect Lore ButterfliesLast Sunday we had fun with Moon Dough it held Monkey’s attention a lot longer than I expected. I was so impressed I wrote a whole post on it here. We have also been monitoring our caterpillars and have been quite surprised by how quickly they have grown, I don’t think it will be long now until they turn into chrysalises.

Going on a Bear Hunt Birthday Party Invite

I am also really excited that Monkey’s party invites have arrived so I have been busy sending them out to his little friends. I am in denial at the moment of the workload ahead of me (we are holding the party at home). I am sure it will dawn on me soon!

Time for Me

This hasn’t really happened this week partly due to work commitments and needing to travel into London two days this week and partly due to Hubby being out of the country. However I had it in spades last week so I haven’t really noticed it. I will try and make a conscious effort next week to schedule some time in!

My Happiest Moment

Despite the slides not working swimming with Monkey was great fun, its nice to just play and not have to follow instructions, like when we are in swim class. We spent a reasonable amount of time pretending we were crocodiles ‘eating’ the bubbles and the catching fish and feeding them to each other…I love how his imagination is really starting to come on.

Next week I would like to

Spend more time on my blog – I always start the week with good intentions but never seem to quite make it reality. I have a couple of ideas for posts I want to write. I would also like to find some water slides that are actually running!!! 🙂

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend

Mudpie xx



  1. You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy) Reply

    Sounds like a good week, apart from the lifts and slides! Here’s hoping everything works next week! x

  2. travelingchristie Reply

    Isn’t it hard to keep up when you work its like a constant stream of work. the party invites are so fab, and can’t wait to see the caterpillars grow and change x

    • Thank you – they are growing so big and have started to shed which has upset Monkey a bit as he thought their heads were falling off!! 🙂 xx

  3. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    I love bringing the kids swimming, we went today!! You would be superwoman if you had me time with your husband out of the country! Caterpillars are great, such an amazing transformation to watch. #HappyDaysLinky x

  4. Things definitely feel that much tougher when you’re on your own. You got through it though. 🙂

    Your moon dough looks fab, it’s one thing I’ve been meaning to make for ages but never get around to doing.

    Thanks for joining our #HappyDaysLinky

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  5. Katy (What Katy Said) Reply

    Sounds fab and I am so excited for those caterpillars!! Must remember to get some myself! Thank you for joining in with #HappyDaysLinky x

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