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?!). Read more

My Ordinary Captured Moment: Heart Shaped

Heart Shaped

Because, my love, sometimes it isn’t about
How fast or tall
How long
How loud or sweet the shout

Happy moments can too be made of bare faces
Kinky hair
Crooked biscuits
And no spare spaces

A messy draining board, as full as my heart
A crooked photo
Just ordinary us
Faced with life without you? I’m not sure where I’d start

My Ordinary Captured Moment written by Katie Haydock for Life on Vista Street

Words, when stringed together don’t always make sense. But when I look at this photo that my husband took of me and our daughter when we were just having an ordinary afternoon of baking (or ‘making’ as she calls it) the words above make perfect sense. We didn’t know the button was being pressed or that the moment was being captured.

We were being us. As we are. Happy and together.

As a guilt ridden working mum, I spend way too much money compensating for the time I missed with magazines and babychinos.

I need to remember that it doesn’t cost anything for me to show my Little Miss how much love I have for her in my heart. A few handfuls of flour and teaching her how to cut shapes out of simple dough is all it took. We kept cutting and cutting until the table was full of biscuits ready to be baked.

“Are they cooked now Mama?”

She doesn’t care that I have a bare face. I don’t care that everything she says is at ten decibels. It isn’t until it is time to go back to work that I realise how much I appreciate these ordinary moments. How much I appreciate the miracle that is my child, and how much I appreciate the man behind the camera capturing the moment.

Inspiration drawn from this blog post from the Ordinary Lovely.

Love

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Geronimo: Our Best Bits written by katie haydock for life on vista street - a review of geronimo tatton park in cheshire, knutsford

You might remember I’ve mentioned in most of my blog posts over the past few weeks (here and here especially) and over social media that we went to Geronimo festival during the bank holiday.

To be perfectly, perfectly honest: WE LOVED IT!

Geronimo: Our Best Bits written by katie haydock for life on vista street - a review of geronimo tatton park in cheshire, knutsford

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I cannot believe it has been a WHOLE month since I set myself some frugal goals for the month and since we last had a real, proper catch up – my word, what a month May has been…

The Month of May written by katie haydock for life on vista street

This month has been a bit of a difficult one by all accounts. A few bits of stress over a few different things mounted up and has caused a few sleepless nights. Our possible impending house move being one of the biggest.

We’re still waiting on a yes or no decision. Long story short – it’s driving us bonkers!

An operation that I’ve been waiting for has been postponed for at least another four weeks. Anyone suffering with Gallstones will know why this is a stress for me. I was looking forward to not having to panic about what I eat when I go to London for a mini break for Brit Mums this year. No such luck.  Read more