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So, school, every day then!!

We’ve been doing pretty well so far. Had a week of afternoons. Fine, easy.

This week is mornings. Bearing in mind we are just two days in to the week, as I was getting her uniform all ready for tomorrow morning, I just thought; ‘Oh flipping heck, this is every dayΒ now!!!!!’. and had to sit down for a minute to let the shock subside!

I felt pretty smug at my amazing planning yesterday morning, she went off looking the model pupil, and then today we couldn’t find her tie so she went without it, god only knows what disaster will befall us tomorrow!!!

Pleeeeaaaase can someone tell me I’m not the only Mum struggling with this realisation, the horrifying, crushing, worrying realisation that I now have to be organised every single day, apart from the weekend. When we are not supposed to do too much.

I now remember why I hated school so much when I was younger!! 😉

I can’t believe the novelty has worn off already. (For me anyway, big girl is loving it!!)

The other option is homeschooling, which involves far more organisation so I will just have to suck it up and find that tie before the morning!!

In other, less whingy news, we have blackberries and apples in the garden and today we had a great bake off! Blackberry and apple crumble, apple and cinnamon crumble cupcakes and biscuits. The kids love baking and we all love eating. Win win!

Really regretting leaving the bag of flour with them!!!!

Our delicious haul! This is NOT good for my waistline.

*Edited to add that thisΒ is why we don’t bake every day!!! Look at my kitchen!! :O The Great British Bake Off tent never seems to look this bad, I think I need a team of clearer uppers in the back ground at all times, instead of the two professional mess makers I seem to have living with me! πŸ˜‰




  1. September 16, 2015 / 10:05 am

    The picture of the baked goodies made me drool, immediately followed by crazy cravings πŸ™‚

    • September 16, 2015 / 10:32 am

      They are delish! Every now and then I go crazy with a big bake and then have ages off. Probably because my kitchen takes HOURS to put right afterwards. The mess was unreal!! πŸ˜€

  2. September 16, 2015 / 11:17 am

    I feel your pain. I’m pretty good with being organised but I do find the whole school run thing combined with being organised quite tiring. Every day is like groundhog day. Lol xx

    • September 16, 2015 / 4:07 pm

      Yes Nicola!! Groundhog Day is so apt!!! Hoping I can get sorted so that it is quick & easy instead of stressful & shouty. πŸ˜€

      • September 16, 2015 / 4:17 pm

        Don’t worry. You will adjust quickly enough but the rushed feeling never really changes. Well not for me anyway, no matter how organised I am there is always an element of stress in the mornings. The joys of motherhood eh?!

  3. September 16, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    I’m so hungry right now! Those look lovely.

    The return to school has been a big adjustment. Having to be up and out, with everything ready for a specific time so we don’t miss the bus is so hard! So tired right now …!

    • September 16, 2015 / 5:04 pm

      I’m hungry too, considering cake for tea!! πŸ˜€ We only live a short walk away thankfully, I can totally imagine that a bus to miss adds to the pressure big time! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  4. September 16, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Every time I bake anything I wish for a team of people to whisk away all the dirty things, wash them and return them to the cupboards! πŸ™‚

  5. September 16, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    Oh god, it hadn’t even occurred to me yet that you have to be organised every morning when they start school! #bestandworst

  6. September 17, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    I do the nursery run twice a week but I have to admit I’m looking forward to the school run next year, eek! All your baking has made me super hugry, yummy! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst hope you’ll stop by again! x

  7. September 20, 2015 / 6:28 am

    We just made jam with our blackberries….should have made muffins!! Love the mess :). We still have a year before school but the thought fills me with dread!! xx

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