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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Instagram Life



Sorry for the radio silence. I got waylaid by life. You know how it is sometimes but I've still been instagramming as and when I remember. It seems so much easier - a quick snapshot of a moment in time and not too many words.

So this is a quick summary of what has been happening in my Instagram world of late .....


  • Eating yummy ice creams from the ice cream van. It was a Friday, the weather was nice, the boys were good, so we had a treat from the ice cream man. And he's got new flavours in so I thought it was only right to try the chocolate cookie and vanilla flavour complete with raspberry juice. No sprinkles or flake for me! And don't you think the sound of the ice cream van just conjures up memories of childhood? 
Yum Scrum!


  • Sitting in a lot of parks when the weather has been nice. You do this a lot when you have young children.
It's a hard life (honest - it does get boring).


  • Making chicken salad sandwiches for dinner. This was so easy peasy - even for someone who hates cooking like me. Basically take some small fillets of chicken breast, squeeze some lemon juice over, throw on some oregano and some salt and pepper. Pan fry or put on a grill pan. Stick in a nice cloud soft bread bap with some salad and mayo. Yum.
Healthy and deelish!


  • Following Mr Cockerel around to snap his pic. Quite a photogenic little chap isn't he? He'd strayed out of his field and on to the park where my boys were hanging out. 
Cock-a-doodle-dooo!


  • Enjoying my perry (pear cider) reward for weeding the garden and finally getting it ready for planting. That was blooming hard work believe me! 

Pear cider - cheers!


  • And after the weeding comes the planting. The sugar snap peas are in! These are planted for the sole purpose of the boys picking them and eating them fresh from the pods and not for the Grumps dinner which he moans about. And those huge leaves belong to the whacking great rhubarb plant behind it. I live in The Rhubarb Triangle - shame I'm not keen on the stuff.

Rhubarb & peas.



  • And last but not least ..... standing in and around bushes trying to take artistic shots of my feet. These are my Kooples slipper shoes which I got a little while back but have only just started coming out to play as the weather has improved. The raspberry coloured trim on them makes them a little more cheery than if they had been full on khaki & grey. Even I need to do a little colour sometimes. 
Now that's pattern matching for you!


So that's basically a quick little update on what is happening in my world at the moment. What's been happening in yours?


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24 comments:

  1. Lovely to see your life in pictures Sue!! My favourite is the one with the pear cider! ;0) Happy bank holiday xx

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    1. I'm not a big drinker but a glass of perry is starting to become my tipple. I don't actually know what that says about me :o/

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  2. Amazing selection!
    www.agoprime.it

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    1. Thank you Laura. Hope you had a good bank holiday :o)

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  3. Yummy food and days in the park - I can't think of better ways to spend time. Have a fab Bank Holiday xx

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    1. Yes there does seem to be a lot of food pics and park days doesn't there? Means I'm a big kid who likes their food! Hope you had a good bank holiday Sharron :o)

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  4. Yummy - I want the chicken sandwich it looks SO good!!! xx

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    1. Come round and I'll make you one!

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  5. Great pictures, Sue. Your pattern matching makes me laugh! The chicken sandwich looks delish. Lynne x

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    1. Oh the pattern matching will be the death of me. I have put so many things back just because something was out by a mm or such like. I need to get a life. And I can tell you now - the chicken sandwich was delish - even if I do say so myself!

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  6. Hi my dear! Sounds like your life balance is spot on, blogging is wonderful of course but real life and family is top priority and to intertwine the two is even better! Love your pics and hope you've all had a great weekend xx

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    1. Hi Sharon. You're spot on there. It's good to remember what real life is sometimes and take a step back and out of the blogging arena every now and then. And as it gets to summer, it's even easier to get waylaid by more park adventures and picnics. Hoorah!

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  7. Great pics...I love Instagram! I've got back into drinking cider (my Uni years put me off!) & pear cider is delish! x

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    1. I didn't really do the cider in the early years but I seem to be making up for it. And I like pear cider more than the apple one - it's a little lighter and fresher isn't it?

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  8. I'm feeling quite peckish at the moment, so honestly, I'd really like that chicken sandwich and a glass of pear cider. Followed by ice cream ... but I'd like the flake please! Just perfect!

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    1. Ha ha Helen. Now that you mention it ... I might have to do all that in that order one day.

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  9. Found your blog after doing a google search for holiday shorts! I couldn't decide how many pairs to take so your post was super helpful. I took all 5 pairs ;-) Love the photos and the fact you're on instagram too. The ice cream particularly looks amazing - look forward to seeing your future posts!

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    1. Hi Lindsay - ooh the shorts post - that's nearly a couple of years ago now. I had to let a few pairs go - my backside has expanded since. And shorts - you took all 5 pairs? Well they are only small aren't they so the more the merrier I say :o)

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  10. Love your Instagram shots, those camo slipper shoes are lovely as is the chicken sandwich #nomnom!! Xx

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    1. I got mine round about the time you got your M&S snakeprint ones. Now I'm looking at fringed handbags - I think I might even have to steal your style and get the same one. Looks to be the perfect size and shape.

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  11. Lovely-looks like you've been making the most of the (sporadic) good weather! love the kooples shoes-I can never have too much grey in my wardrobe!

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  12. That cockerel is brilliant!

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  13. Fab post. I rather like your' shoes. You kept those quiet. I must say that the ice creams have just made me feel really hungry ( I am on a fast day! ) H xx

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  14. I haven't really got into cider, but it sounds like a great summer drink? Sounds like you are growing some tasty produce in your garden at the moment! xx

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