Tag Archives: plans

Our Summer Goals!

A & C: this summer we both have quite different goals/what we want to achieve, but its nice to have some plans on what we want to do over the summer months so thought we would share ours with you!

C: Obviously, if you are a regular reader of this blog you would know that I am pretty preggo now as I am due in September, so I am now on maternity leave – wahooo! So here is my list of things I want to do before my life is taken over by babies, feeds and dirty nappies!

1. Baking/Cooking! I never get time anymore to bake or spend an afternoon making a really nice meal. I am sure I won’t feel up to this all the time, but I can’t wait to actually have some spare time to make a nice cake or even make some jam/chutneys (which I love making!)

2. Read! No one ever has time for reading properly do they? I am hoping to make the most of the lovely summer weather (which probably will last about another week at the most realistically) and sit outside whilst I relax with some good books – recommendations welcome please!

3. Go to the beach! I love the beach, I don’t go in the water as I am pretty convinced I will die in a freak shark attack… but I love it all the same. Fish and chips, 2p machines, dinky doughnuts and walks in the sunshine? Yes please! I am determined to go this year before I get too tired out!

4. Take photos in the sunshine of some preggo OOTD’s! I am really disappointed in myself for not doing any of these yet. I would love to be able to look at other preggo styles/get some ideas on what to wear so I definitely need to do a few of these whilst the weather is perfect for photos! In fact I might get Annie to help me this weekend!

5. Finish unpacking my spare bedroom and therefore have space to do some crafts! I want to make some cushions for the nursery and some bunting – another project that Annie will have to help me with! Will definitely do some how-to posts on these badboys if I persuade her to help me!

A: I have a love/hate relationship with Summer, I love the warm evenings and days spent in the garden – but the super hot days just aren’t for me, so here are my plans/tips for staying cool!

1. Watch the sunsets. I’m well aware that this sounds soppy and ridiculous but we live in a part of the UK that’s incredibly flat which means the sunsets are epic. And our garden allows for amazing views because we are surrounded by fields. I love to end a hectic day sat down the bottom of our garden with a book, a cat and maybe (probably) a glass of wine. It’s super peaceful and so good for relaxing!

2. Slip and slides! Quite often on a weekend we end up with our niece and nephew playing in the garden, and after a full on couple of hours running around like crazies in the sun, what better way is there to cool down than a slip and slide?!

3. Wear orange lipstick! It’s one of my favourite colours to wear but it is pretty daring, especially with orange hair! But I love the way it looks so I need to push myself.

4. Go for walks. I really need to do this one, I’ve been eating healthily and being really good but I think going for some walks will make me feel even better. But I love being at home far too much and never want to leave the house!

5. Go camping. Another problem caused by not wanting to leave the house! We have a beautiful old campervan called Jeremy which we’ve used a couple of times this year, but we definitely need to have a few more long weekends away before it gets too chilly!

6. Last one I promise, but it’s an important one – make jam! One of my favourite things to do in the summer and if I’m lucky it lasts into the winter too! Will be posting recipes as soon as I make some!

What are your plans this summer? Let us know if you have any recommendations! #twolittleowls

Blogmas 2014 – Day 21! Sharing Our Christmas Day Plans

Share your day with us

C: I am guessing this means Christmas day plans? Oh well, that is what I am going to tell you about anyway! This year, L and I are staying at home on Christmas Eve (I am picking him up from town when I finish work, so I am guessing he will have had too many egg nogs). We live next door to L’s parents so after opening ours to each other we will go straight there (L’s dad really loves it when I wake them all up early on Christmas day) and do presents/breakfast with them before they drive to Sheffield to see the rest of their family. We are then going to my parentals at about 10 to see my Aunties and Uncles before we do our family presents. We will then have Christmas Dinner and take the obligatory photo of my dad with all the Party Popper streamers on his head (not sure why we do this, obviously a tradition started when I was young and immature). In the evening we will then both be going over to Jim and Annies to do presents/have drinks with our friends! Literally cannot wait!

A: This year my boyfriend and I are heading to my Aunt and Uncles’s first thing. My whole family will be there and my Auntie makes homemade sausage rolls, we drink Bucks Fizz and give our presents out. It’s
Something we’ve done every year since I can remember and it just sums up Christmas for me. For lunch, we are heading to Jim’s dads. His sister is making lunch, and then we will watch DVDs for the rest of the day. In the evening, as Chloe said they are coming to ours with the rest of friends so we can drink snowballs and chill!

What’re your Christmas Day plans? #twolittleowlsblog