Oh my I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of August! The 8th month of 2018 this year seems to be whizzing by even quicker than last.
July has been a huge whirlwind I don’t even feel like my feet have touched the ground. It’s been a super busy one here. Seeing the end of the school year which for us was a mixture of emotions. Happy to have a break from the school routine but also sad to say bye to Thomas’s primary years. All his class looked so grown up and ready to be going when they were all sat together at the leavers presentation. I really can’t believe he goes to grammar school in September. Although I find it more shocking Izzy will be starting Y5 when did they both get so grown up.
It was also a very busy month for me in my role on the school pta and just in life generally so sadly my YouTube has suffered these past few months but I’m really hoping to get back on it soon and have lots of plans for content.
Edward has had abit of a up and down month. He’s not been too well which we aren’t really sure if it was a bug or he’s got a food allergy/ intolerance. So I’ve taken the practical step of keeping a food diary for him to see if we can solve the problem. Seeing him so distressed and upset was the worst and made me feel like the most awful mummy in the world. Nothing we tried to soothe him would work. It’s not all be on the gloomy side with him I may add he’s taking more and more independent steps so fingers crossed he may be walking in the next few weeks. Which we are so excited to hopefully capture!! He also had his first dentist appointment. Which he obviously refused to open his mouth for her to see his teeth although he did give her a peak of his pearly whites in the end. She just had to work hard for it. He’s still going to bed alone and self settling which is amazing so we can have a few hours to chill watching a film or do our own things.
This month we’ve managed to actually watch a few films which has been great. As before kids we used to watch loads. My favourite for the month of July probably has to be Thor: Ragnarok. Who doesn’t want to watch Chris Hemsworth running around fighting everyone with the sounds of AC/DC in the background. It had a really great feel to the whole film it reminded me of the guardians of the galaxy movies. It is still showing over on sky cinema if you have the movie package.
We also visited the cinema for a date afternoon it was quite funny really I booked the tickets thinking it would be really busy. However England won three match and went through to the next round in the World Cup. So Myself and Mr Hible along with the 4 other people in the cinema had our pic of seats to watch the matinee showing of Jurassic World-Fallen Kingdom. I was so excited for this film to be released and we waited to see it at our gorgeous cinema in our village. I have to say I’m still weeks on not sure how I felt about this instalment of the franchise. It started off ok then it just seemed to lose its way for me. I felt disappointed. Mr Hible on the other hand loved it but he is a proper fan boy Jurassic Park was one of his childhood favourites he knows the whole film off by heart. Maybe when it comes out on dvd and on a second watch I will feel differently which I really hope so as I do wanted to love it!
July also saw me finish two books and start on my third which I may finish this evening before August begins.
I have read Nevermoor By Jessica Townsend this was a magical and whimsical story about Morrigan Crow who’s destined to die on her 11th birthday. However she gets taken to Nevermoor and the story unfolds from there. I enjoyed this story the magical elements really kept me going and wanting to know about the city of Nevermoor.
Then I relived my youth by revisiting old friends at Animal Ark. I adored the Animal Ark series as a young girl so when I found out that there was a series following Mandy Hope as a adult I knew I had to read it. The first one in the series is called Summer At Hope Meadows. I adored this book apart from been set in Yorkshire my hometown which was amazing. It was great stepping back in with the old gang as well as new characters and a more grown up plot line while also keeping the same vibe and feel of the original series.
I’m halfway through my next read hopefully I will finish it today like I said. This is the brand new novel by Shari Lapena called An Unwanted Visitor. I adored Shari’s first two novels and I’m pleased to say this one isn’t disappointing me yet it’s still up there with the others. It may even be her best so far. Keep a eye out here or on my goodreads @mrshible for my final rating.
So now we go jumping into August full of family time with our summer vacation. Fingers crossed the lovely weather we’ve been enjoying here in the UK stays around.
Hope you’ve all had a great July whatever you’ve been upto!
Until next time