A Little Bit Lately…

June passed me by very, very quickly… how about you?

We were on holiday at the beginning of the month and it just seems to be a life time ago…

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

June arrived in a blaze of sunshine and left under a black cloud. My friend Caro says that our summer is hiding in Sardinia. But seriously… where did the sunshine go? It’s all raincoats and welly boots here.

I’ve been trying to keep to my goals for the month and have been making a huge effort to drink more water. I was hoping to take part in the Robinsons #DrinkMoreWater competition but what with one trauma and another I just didn’t get around to publishing.

First trauma was this…

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

No, it wasn’t broken thank the lord and healed magically within days. But the two trips to A&E were really stressful and really shook me. The reality of not being able to protect Little Miss from everything has really knocked me for six. You take it for granted that watching your kids play is enough… but not when there are paddling pools and the urge to “jump in muddy puddles” knocking about. 

Good thing we went to that gin distillery in the lakes to calm my nerves…

Yeeeeeah. This. . . . #gin #mumstime #mytime #lakesdistillery #cumbria

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A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

The second trauma… I finally had my surgery!

So not really a trauma as such because I knew it was coming, but with the surgery being keyhole and fairly minor I had managed to lull myself into the false pretence that it was going to be quick and painless. Four days on and I am still very sore, on minimal painkillers but am literally forcing myself to get moving so my stomach muscles don’t cease up. I knew I’d have four wounds… but I didn’t account for the swelling, bruising or injection / cannula sites.

More about my surgery in the coming days – I’ve written a series of blog posts as I’ve gone along as a guide for anyone else suffering with gallstones or needs a little reassurance about their upcoming Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.

Father’s day came and went, and a lovely affair it was too. We took part in a great review campaign with Mumsnet as part of #teamsoft…

… and had some gluten free slimming world friendly blueberry, chocolate pancakes. Nom.

Nom! Slimming World pancakes.

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And then of course the weekend after this – there was Britmums LIVE.

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

My friend Karen and I started the weekend with a stunning afternoon tea aboard a big, red, double-decker bus… more on this in another post.

All I’ll say for now is that it was as scrummy as it was novel and I wouldn’t hesitate to go again or recommend to you!

A Little Bit Lately... a blog post written by katie haydock for life on vista street

It’s been another busy old month… how have you been? 

Thanks so much for reading: A Little Bit Lately…

Love and sunshine wishes,

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6 thoughts on “A Little Bit Lately…

  1. Wow – you are one busy mama! Just found you through #sharingthebloglove !! Your photos are just beautiful. I need to get better at popping my camera in my bag rather than using my phone! Top tip for drinking more water is get a hydratem8 motivational water bottle! I started off so well – need to get back on it! Hope you are feeling ok after your op. Charlie (realgirlramblings.com) x

  2. I hope you’re recoverying well – it’s so hard to really take it easy sometimes isn’t it? Your holiday looks fab – we were on holiday at the start of June too and it really does feel like a lifetime ago! So sorry to see about your little one’s arm too – I hope she’s recovering well too. I’m sure like most kids it’ll all be a distant memory soon and an exciting story to tell! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  3. Drinking more water is the bane of my life! It’s the easiest goal in the world and yet day after day I think I must drink more water, or some days just, I must drink water full stop!

  4. What a busy month! It really is horrible when you feel like you can’t protect your little ones from everything in life, I can understand why that would have knocked you of balance and I hope your little one is ok. Afternoon tea sounds yummy! Thank you for joining us for #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x

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