Half way through the year! Normally I would say something along the lines of how quickly time is going by. However I think with all the travelling we have fitted in so far this year. We are forced more to live in the present. I feel like I spent most of the week in London, having meetings there every day this week. It was probably not the week I needed work wise since Kipper and I are off to my brothers wedding at the end of the week. Plus Monkey has his birthday part. But here is, and if you would like to catch up on what we got up last week you can do so here – Our Adventures in Pictures: 365 Week 25 2019

Saturday 22nd June – Day 173

Today I turned 40! I thought it would be a big deal but actually it wasn’t at all. I didn’t have big party instead choosing to spend time with close family and friends away in Norfolk. We spent the day crabbing at Cromer Pier which is something I had never done before. The kids hadn’t either and had the best time. Since there was so many crabs they managed to catch nine between them. As crabbing is only really fun when you actually catch something! In the evening we went to a fish restaurant and I had local crab and lobster. I was very spoilt with balloons, cake and some thoughtful gifts. It was definitely one I will remember.

Sunday 23rd June – Day 174

On the way home from Norfolk we stopped at a National Trust property – Wicken Fen. We were hoping to go on one of the boat rides but they were already all booked up when we got there mid morning. Still it was nice to break the journey up by stopping on the way home.

Monday 24th June – Day 175

I worked from the Gherkin today. Although the business I work for still has floors in the building its not our main office anymore in London. So it’s rare for me to be there unless for a specific meeting. I caught this on the way to the station. It was busy so I got lucky missing the daily commuters. Its strange I have walked past these bollards so many times but never really noticed them until today.

Tuesday 25th JUNe – Day 176

Despite being in the Gherkin again today I managed to get back in time to pick this one up from nursery. When I arrived they had been having a water fight in the garden with the hose pipe. Kipper was soaked through but loved every minute of it.

Wednesday 26th JUNe – Day 177

Monkey’s 7th Birthday. How did that happen. Seven feels like such a large number to me. I had to get a reasonably early train into Orpington before going into London again. So present opening started at 6am sharp, so that I could catch most of it before leaving. He asked if he could have his breakfast dinner in Smith & Westerns. He was very happy with his huge ice cream and red glitter cowboy hat.

Thursday 27th JUne – Day 178

Last day of work for two weeks meant I hardly had time to think. Getting ready to had over quite a few things before we go away for my brothers wedding. Some of them were issue related which always makes me nervous.

Friday 28th June – Day 179

Music bus this morning before running around finishing errands. Getting the washing done for our travels and picking up the last few things we need. I actually managed to do an a little bit of clothes shopping while Kipper napped thanks to the heat. I can’t remember the last time I brought myself anything. So went a little crazy and got two dresses! Since the forecast is nice at our destination I am sure they will come in handy. Once all ur chores were done I went in search for a poppy field. Hubby had heard about a local one on the news which we tried. Although a lot of the field was over the bottom corner was still pretty vibrant.

I convinced Kipper to pose for photos although he wasn’t keen on the bugs in the flower heads!

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  1. Laura Wheatley Reply

    busy busy for you. Happy belated birthdays to you and Monkey. I really want to find a Poppy Field, my 9 year old is called Poppy and was born on remembrance sunday so would love to get some photos of her in a poppy field

  2. Love going to National Trust properties and love the poppies in the picture. They look so nice in a field

  3. It sounds like you have been so busy.
    Ohh! Happy birthday to you! I turn 40 later this year and I’m looking forward to it. It sounds like you had a fab day and Happy birthday to Monkey! I love his cowboy hat!
    Those poppy’s are so pretty! I have some just outside of my back garden. I must get a photo! x

  4. Happy birthday to you and Monkey! What a big week for you all. Monkey really does look grown up in that photo. This week my biggest baby became an adult, so I am still trying to get my head round that.
    Love that photo in the poppy field.

  5. I’m glad you chose to spend your family, I did the same for my 40th.

  6. Great poppy picture. He would not have stayed wet for long with the heat we had.
    Happy belated birthday to you both. no being 40 is no more painful than being 39, and I doubt I will feel any different when I turn 60 later this year.

  7. From one night owl to another, greetings! I was just checking my last week’s blog post to see whose blog I missed to comment on, when your comment appeared. 🙂
    Happy belated birthday to you and Monkey! He looks so handsome. Wet Kipper is very cute too.
    Love the windmill photo!

  8. Happy birthday! I am less than 2 years away from being 40 and don’t know if I want a celebration or not. I think I’d like a big family party or BBQ but it would also be nice to dress up and go somewhere fancy. Happy birthday to Monkey too! My son’s birthday is the day before mine so that is always a big deal while mine is quiet #project365

  9. A week of birthdays! Happy belated birthday to you both!

    Wicken Fen is on my list of places to visit. Hoping to go in the summer hols

  10. Rebecca Whatmore Reply

    Happy birthday to you both. Nice having a Summer birthday. Lovely photos.

  11. Happy Belated birthday. I find it great that the little ones love to be outdoors although a little strange your son dislikes bugs. I thought creepy crawlies were every child’s dream #365

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