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I love pictures of Mr Purple with the children, they’re so used to having their pictures taken (blogger kids) that they’re still present in the moment and I can capture them this way. Look at the love in their gazes. These two have so much fun together.

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She has the tiniest, cutest violin. Perfect proportioned to her. She loves playing it but her slapdash attitude to violin care is a tad stressful for me. She just doesn’t get that violins don’t react well to being dropped/picked up by their strings/overly vigorous bow on string action. Still it’s good for her to get comfortable with the instrument ahead of potentially doing lessons when she’s a little older.

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Doing well with my February aspiration of keeping my cake tin well stocked. I baked an orange and lemon drizzle loaf cake using Mary Berry’s recipe. It was yummy, I may have had two slices.

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Food, lots and lots of yummy food. Thanks to Bella Italia for inviting us to visit, I’ll be posting my thoughts about their new kids menu later in the week. I must quickly say though that having had a few fairly average visits to Bella Italia I was delighted with the improvements, we had a delicious meal and will be adding them to our family friendly favourites for future weekend treats.

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What a lucky lot we are. We have so much fun whether we’re vegging out at home in our P.J’s or out and about enjoying our beautiful city. This weekend I took my youngest two to see Bristol based ¬†Aardman’s new Shaun the Sheep Movie. It was, as expected, super fun, silly and delightful to watch.

It was a gert lush weekend and I’m starting my week feeling happy and rejuvenated. Hope you had a lovely weekend too.