All the Small Things #7

Shit the bed, is it that time of the week already?!

Yes, I did just start this positivity fuelled post with the word shit. Soz.

I could go on about how shit is cleansing for the body and soul and blah blah blah, but I shan’t. Because that’s gross. And hugely innapropriate.

This is going horribly wrong.

The past week’s been a bit fraught, tbh. What with battling with anxiety attacks, everything breaking – again and a small boy who is making it known, very loudly, that he ain’t best pleased to be back at school because he’s absolutely knackered.

Which makes me very thankful to have this linky –  Screw you last week, have some Small Things in yo’ face. I’m sat here racking my grey matter for something, anything and pop!

There it is!

Now, I don’t know about you, but I can feel the tiniest glimmer of spring, timidly poking up it’s head above the parapet in the never-ending rain. It’s there. I promise. If you stay really still and stay very, very quiet you just might be lucky enough to see it too. The air seems clearer, as if someone’s played around with the exposure settings, the greens are just that little bit brighter and the flowers. Oh the flowers…

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My gorgeous and hugely talented friend Jenny from Cheetahs In My Shoes very kindly let me use these beautiful photos she took last week while she sat in wet grass. Just having a big pop of colour punch me between the eyes (in a good way, obvs) is the perfect antidote to the endless grey and brown.

Now. Your turn. What’s been your Small Thing this week?

Feel free to add your link to the dooby-doo below, pop the badge on your blog post if you fancy it and try to comment on the other posts linking up so we can spread the happy vibes! And you can read what I’m going on about with all this “Small Things” waffle here.

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All the Small Things #6

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Rewind, two weeks ago:

Oh shit. Half term. Three days left.

Crap. What the hell are we going to do?

What you always do; disappear into a pool of denial, make sure you have all the Toy Storys on the Sky Planner and pray for a miracle.

Now:

My small thing could be that despite my fears, and let’s face it, realistic view that half term would be an unmitigated disaster. Half termaggedon, if you will. What with Noah’s potent defiance mixed with sheer exhaustion, and my meds making me an emotional enigma, oh and the weather, there was no other outcome tbh.

I’m sat here a few hours after dropping him off at school, his first day back, his little body dragging in his PE kit, his lunch bag and book bag, in his newly polished shoes. I can’t help thinking… Was that it? The relief I was expecting to feel is nowhere to be found, instead I’m sad to see that it’s back to reality, with the 6pm bedtimes and missing my little boy.

That can’t be a small thing though can it? Cos I’m pretty sure having an OK, alright alright, a good half term, is a big deal.

We went out last week to the seafront, we walked miles and miles along the beach, stopping every so often to look at something new, listen to a new sound, discovering things together, Noah asking questions constantly and me only pretending to know the answers. My small things are all the things we found together. Oh. And the fact it didn’t piss it down until we were going home anyway.

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Please feel free to add your linky in the dooby-doo below, pop the badge on your blog post if you fancy it and try to comment on the other posts linking up so we can spread the happy vibes! And you can read what I’m going on about with all this “Small Things” waffle here.

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Self Portrait

This weeks theme on the Gallery is Self Portrait. Yeahh I know, it’s most narcissistic and whatevs but I actually really wanted to join in with this as I’m having epic self-confidence ishoos atm. I wanted to prove to myself I could post a picture of meself on the interwebz without lashings of slap on me face, a few sneaky filters to make me look all glam and mysterious and a clever camera angle to make me look 8 stone.

Anyway. This is me. Face on. About five minutes prior to writing this. No filters. No trickery. No fancy angles. No taking 1,374 different photos and selecting the best one.

Ta-DAAAA!

But obvs I couldn’t NOT do a stupid face. Soz about that.

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Saturday is Caption Day!

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Hello campers! What time is it? It’s SATCAP TIME! *waves pants in the air*

This weeks offering is a drawing by the Bean, which I thought was too comical not to use. I’m a sharer, what can I say? C’mon, I DARE you to think of a witty / whimsical / disturbing caption for it. DARE YOU.

For more #SatCap frivolity and giggles, please pay the red-haired vixen Mammasaurus a visit and get stuck into some jolly good captioning!

Ready? #SatCap AWAAAAAAY!