It’s true what they say – everything seems better when the sun is shining!

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a ‘downer’. Nothing dramatic or significant has happened to make me feel like this – I just think we all go through phases like this in our lives, don’t we?

I guess it’s just a combination of small things, that when all piled on top of each other they start to make me feel a bit down. I’m not happy with my weight, the winter months haven’t been kind to my waste line and I’ve piled on a few pounds. I’m broody as hell, but can’t face calling the IVF clinic to discuss our next round of treatment as I’m not sure I’m ready to go through the gruelling treatment again just yet. Our house move is taking longer than we expected and I’m frustrated that I’m surrounded by half packed boxes, in a house that I don’t feel like is ours anymore. My wrinkles are multiplying by the day, my hair sprouting greys quicker than I can count and I’m living with a child who is going through a stage of refusing to eat anything other than crisps or sweets! As I said, all minor things and I know there’s people out there FAR worse off than me, I’m just stuck in a rut that I’m struggling to get out of.

Adam always tells me to look for the positive in every day, no matter how small it may be. And this week I managed to do just that. Spring finally decided to show up and we’ve just had a week of blue skies and warm temperatures. This has meant we’ve been able to get outside and enjoy the sun, and it’s done wonders for my sanity!

We’ve had mornings at the park feeding the ducks, afternoons in the garden playing in the paddling pool and evenings dining alfresco – and I’ve loved it! Max is so much happier when he’s outside, exploring and having the freedom to run about, and a happy Max = a happy mummy!

The good weather has been just the medicine I needed and has given me a much needed ‘pick me up’. Bring on summer!

Oh one final thing, last week I won the UK Blog Awards 2018 ‘highly commended’ award in the Parent & Baby category. It’s crazy to think how far I’ve come with this little blog of mine, something that started out purely as a hobby. So to all who voted for me to get to the finals, thank you from the bottom of my heart, you don’t know how much it means to me!