It’s Been A While…

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Two months:-

The amount of time it has been since I published a blog post, responded to an email or generally did anything that required me to move… or put any effort in at all unless I had no choice.

It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock

I’ve mainly been taking some time for me. I’ve read a book (The Chocolate Lovers Diet by Carole Matthews) which is usually unheard of, almost finished watching Grey’s Anatomy in it’s 13 series entirety and watched the final episode of Girls (we’re you as disappointed as me?!).

When I have been forced from the security of my soft, purple sofa I’ve been:

Travelling For Work

I’ve discovered a little cove of charity shops just a few miles down the road from where my work’s Southern office is. There is an ideal hotel there too – small, friendly and close to everything I need. I can also get to this hotel from the train station, and from the hotel to the office easily by public transport.

I like getting he train down there. It’s not that I dislike driving, but sometimes finding somewhere to park and getting stuck on the M6 for 6 hours when homeward bound is a bit of a bind. So I’m really happy to have discovered Wantage.

It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock

It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock

Girls ONLY Weekend at the Caravan

We’re so lucky that both of my parents (divorced) have a caravan. One in North Wales and the other on Anglesey. The first weekend in March Little Miss Vista, my Mum and I had a drive around to Red Wharf Bay again. Just us girls.

The weather was atrocious and the beach seemingly disappeared under the tide. The smallest of us was very disappointed at the lack of opportunity to get out there with her welly boots and bucket but we made up for it with a swim in the private pool on site and a trip to Beamaris Castle. In the rain. We also took a lot of time to look for ‘bears’ with a large magnifying glass and torch.

The torch came in very handy when I tripped the electrics in the pitch black of night with the toaster. I blame the giant crumpets…

We just relaxed the weekend away.

It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock

Made Use of Our Garden

In our old house, we spent a lot of time and effort making our back yard as pretty and user friendly as we could. But one of the things we treasure most about our new house is the garden. In fact we have THREE – front, back and side. But our back garden is our own little enclosure of paradise.

Now that spring is here it’s getting to be full of fruit buds, vegetables shoots and flowers. And though it’s lacking a lick of pain, Little Miss’ Wendy house is coming on. We’ve kitted her out with bunting and a kitchen inside… and treated her to a proper ball to kick around on the lawn.

When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, the response was:

“A tooth fairy or a lady footballer”…

Good choice I say.

It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock

Visited the Lakes

I had no idea what I wanted for my birthday this year, so off we all went to the Lake District for a few nights break away. Believe it or not it’s the first time I’ve ever been (and we live less than 2 hours drive away)!

We visited the Lakeside, Bowness and Kendal. I’ll put together another post on what we got up to, but it was lovely. The budget hotel we stayed in was perfectly formed, but the bar and restaurant was a little pricey.

It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock

It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock

It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock

A Day in Kendal

This trip had two purposes. The first was to drop on some bargains at the charity shops, the second was for my bestie and I to have a reet good day out at the expense of my birthday. I came away with no bargains, but did have an extraordinarily lovely lunch bought for me AND a chocolate treat.

It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock
1657 Chocolate House
It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock
Brew Brothers
It's Been A While... Life on Vista Street written by Katie Haydock
Brew Brothers – ~New Yorker Panini
Discovered…

Now this one is a bit of cheat, because it’s a secret that I’ve known about since I published my last post back on 24th February. But if you follow me on Instagram you might have recently seen the post about OUR BIG NEWS!

Little Miss Vista has got some very exciting news to share…

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Our newest, and very welcome addition is due to arrive at the very end of September. All three of us are over the moon and looking forward to our 20 week scan mile stone so that we can get organised… and most importantly BUY TINY THINGS!

So, what’s new with you?

Thanks for reading: It’s Been A While…

Love,

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