My Birthday

As much as it hurt’s, it was my birthday on Monday – I am now 34 years old *sob*.

Initially, we didn’t have any plans to celebrate. I am not a massive fan of my birthdays anyway. I don’t like getting old. But because the weather forecast was promising a good weather (which is the reason to celebrate itself), we have decided to have a relaxing day in the garden with some bbq, a glass of wine – lazy and stress-free.

In the morning, however, we made a ‘tiny’ amended our plans. After I was greeted with a glass of bubbly (for breakfast!) and some cute birthday cake and when family sang me a happy birthday song for about 5 times, I got in the celebrational mood (must be champagne) and I have decided, that I am actually up for a little party, instead of so planned relaxing day in the garden. It’s my birthday, so my wish is my command – we texted last minute invitations to our friends and we were delighted to find out, they were all up for the idea! Woohoo! 🙂

My Birthday Eve
This picture was taken on my birthday eve. We were walking to our local pub, hoping to get some dinner (we ended up in Mcdonalds, as the pub stopped serving food). I simply forgot to take photos on my actual birthday, so at least I am posting this one 🙂

So our plans for a relaxing, quiet day at home turned into pretty stressful last minute preparations – guests were about to come at 2pm. We still wanted to catch that little bit of sun instead of staying indoors. But the time was pushing – we needed to do some shopping, prepare the house as well as ourselves and kids, marinate the meat for bbq and get snacks ready. For a split second it crossed my mind, why did I do it to myself on my own birthday haha.

But it was so worth the effort. As soon as our friends arrived, our stressful morning turned into a lovely afternoon – chatting, eating, enjoying the sun while sipping a drink.

I even received some birthday presents! I really didn’t expect it, as it all was so last minute organised. But to my surprise, I was gifted with some shopping vouchers, flowers, sweets and macaroons (I love macaroons!!!) and my amazing cousin gifted me a Haven Caravans weekend stay, that we will be going to this weekend! How amazing is that???

What can I say, my birthday was a success. It’s actually wonderful people who made it special. I have a lot to be grateful for.my life, my passion

I am Officially Unemployed *meh*

I am Officially Unemployed *meh*Leaving our hectic life in London for a fresh start 160 miles away has left me with no choice, but to resign from my Front of House Administrator’s position @ one of Hilton’s family hotels back in London.Travelling from Staffordshire to London for work would be simply impossible – it’s too far away (or I don’t get paid enough to cover travelling costs ha ha). It means, I won’t be coming back to my working place, where I spent the whole past 5 years. No denying, was a big part of my life- with ups and downs, but I loved it regardless.

I have already resigned from my position at the beginning of this month and I am now officially unemployed (I hate to say this) or FULL-TIME MUMMY in other words. It took some time to get used to the thought and I actually feel pretty devastated. I am already missing it. 🙁

It feels very strange knowing, that I will be unemployed for God knows how long. We have no one around to look after children, so I will have to wait for Harry to get old enough to start the nursery and only then I can start looking for a job again. Do I feel happy? Strangely not extremely. As much as I love my children and enjoy spending time with them, I often feel, that I also miss adult’s company during the day. I love my babies more than anything in the world, but I feel that this time at home is slowing down my personal development.

I am Officially Unemployed *meh*I am  scared, that in the long term I will become one of those mums,  moaning about someones shoes put in the wrong place, plate in the sink and not in a dishwasher or eating biscuits in a living room (I already complain about all of these actually 😀 ). I desperately need to get out of the house ha ha.I am Officially Unemployed *meh*

But if you think, that I am bored at home, you are very wrong. My day is as busy as it can get. Looking after 3 children it’s a hard job itself. Cleaning, laundry, feeding, putting to sleep. The only break throughout my day that I have is when Daniella and Harry are both asleep, I then make a cup of tea for myself and either work on my blog (it’s not only about writing posts or many technical issues to fix as well), or on another project of mine, that requires more of my time, than I normally have. My head is buzzing with ideas, but I can never find enough time to make them live. 🙁

I am Officially Unemployed *meh*Sooner than I realise, Daniella and Harry are up from their afternoon nap again, Luka is back from school and it’s then time to prepare dinner. Then Edward comes back from work, we eat and the day is nearly over.

I punish myself for not going out enough during the week. But I am just so panicky, that something will remain undone (one of those obsessed mummy symptoms). Or that my little project (that one day hopefully might turn into some additional income) will remain neglected. But (once again) I miss some adult talk. I miss seeing people, dressing up and going out to work. I honestly really hope, that my unemployment won’t last for long. Once Harry is a little older, mummy will start searching for a new job. 🙂

Are you, or have ever been a full-time Mummy? I will be very keen to find out if you felt the same or any different? How do/did you organize your day? Let me know in the comments bellow. 🙂my life, my passion

5 Things that I am Obsessed with

 Things that I am Obsessed withTV program- Come Dine With Me

Love it, love it, love it! I am not gonna lie, I watch it every day! Come Dine With Me- couples, Come Dine With Me- Christmas, abroad, celebrities…. EVERYTHING! It came to the point, that Edward makes that dramatic SIGHT, if I switch another TV program to Come Dine With Me. Kind of ‘NOT AGAIN’. Yes, I admit, I am obsessed! I think it is one of the best TV programs ever (my turn for a happy sight now). 🙂

Cleaning wipes

Yes, that’s what I mean. Cleaning wipes. I know, it’s kind of silly, but I can’t help it! I love cleaning wipes and I buy ridiculous amounts – for the floor, for the surface, for windows, for the microwave! I love them scented, so it leaves the sense of freshness in the house. I am aware, that the cleaning spray does very similar job, but it’s just so much easier with wipes.

Seafood

And my mouth starts watering from the thought of it! Seafood is the best! Every time we eat out, I look for the seafood in a menu – calamari, prawns, mussels, lobster is definitely something I am obsessed with! If we go for holiday any time soon, I know where I want to go – somewhere, where there is a lot of SEAFOOD!

Chorizo sausage

Another ‘must have’ in the fridge. It’s not the healthiest option ever, but it’s totally delicious! I eat chorizo on it’s own. I just slice it and here it goes! Once I start, there is no end for it. I already tried a lot of different brands of chorizos. My favourite so far is the one from Sainsbury’s store (but I don’t remember the exact maker, sorry) YUMMY!!!! A strange thing about my chorizo obsession is, that I could not even look at it when I was pregnant – it was physically making me sick. But I am certainly back into my old (unhealthy) habits again! Continue reading 5 Things that I am Obsessed with