Butlins, Making memories and family #LittleLoves

August 30, 2019

After feeling out of sync with everything during July I wanted to step back and take time out from it all. This month I have switched off more than I have done before. Ignoring my inbox, not getting involved with things that will bring me anxiety or drama. Focusing on family, time with the children and enjoying time together. It was just what the doctor ordered – sun, fun and ice cream.

Time for August’s #LittleLoves…


I’d put together a summer reading list in anticipation of lazy days in the garden with the children. However, we’ve opted to hit the road and enjoy family days out so the reading list is still sat there untouched.


With the children at home for the summer and no need to rush in the mornings (although they still get up at the crack of dawn). We have been enjoying lots of family film nights. From introducing Roo and Tigger to the Batman Dark Night trilogy to sharing family favourites with Granny. I even managed to watch Avengers: End Game after being jealous that Roo, Tigger and What The Dad Said got to go to the cinema earlier in the year.


Having enjoyed a weekend at Butlins we managed to listen to some classic tunes. Which I was pleased to see that some playlists had been created on Spotify. This has allowed us to continue the musical trip down memory lane in the car.


During our trip to Butlins, I knew that the children would like to spend a good proportion of the time in the swimming pool. Including Piglet who often misses out at home as What The Dad Said needs to support Tigger who is still gaining his water confidence. With this in mind, I bought and wore a swim dress. This might not be a big deal to most, but to me, it was a huge step outside my comfort zone.


August has been about making memories as a family. Both with the children and our wider family. Visits from Granny and my brother, as well as time with Magic Nanny and Bad Dad. Ensuring that we are spending time together, taking snapshots and having fun.


It’s almost time for back to school. I’m 80% there with the school uniforms and supplies (with many, many phone calls to chase the all-important high school uniform). Although I’m not quite emotionally ready to have the children go back.


  • Anna-Marie August 31, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Adore that beach shot! So cute!! I really like your swim suit! I needed a new one this year and I just could not for the life of me find one I liked. I have been chasing the school uniform shop for a week now! Managed to get everything but they missed something of my order! Hope you receive it all before the new term starts! Thanks so much for joining in, the link is now live if you want to add the post to it 🙂 Have a wonderful month ahead x

  • Rebecca Smith August 31, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Well done for stepping outside of your comfort zone. I did the same this month and bought a swimsuit for the pool for holiday.

  • michelle twin mum August 31, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    I love a Butlins holiday, we’ll be there again next April. Well done on wearing the swim dress and cretaing some great family memories. Mich x

  • Rhian westbury September 1, 2019 at 11:32 am

    It must feel so odd that the summer holidays are almost over already, they go so quickly. Some good choices of movies, end game is so good x

  • Anosa September 1, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    We love Butlins, it is always a great holiday when we visit, good luck with back to school.

  • Laura Dove September 1, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Ah it’s a while now since we went to Butlins but they were some of our favourite holidays together! There is so much to do for kids isn’t there?

  • Karen Langridge September 2, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Sounds like you had lovely priorities this month, my inbox has me slightly panicked but am hoping I can catch up with everything once the kids go back!

  • katie September 2, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Reading is so easy to overlook, my Summer reading list is untouched too. I’m hoping these cosy Autumnal nights will get me in more of a reading mood.

    Katie xoxo

  • Jenni September 3, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Ooh I love swimdresses, I have a couple of them

  • Kara September 7, 2019 at 8:31 am

    I have not been to Butlins for years……will have to look into booking a break

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