Decorating, apologising and crack dens.

Well if it isn’t obvious already Adam and I are now the proud owners of our forever home. 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets and a laundry room. A very odd shaped back garden though but I’m fine with that…  I’m forever saying ‘sorry we just moved in’ to anyone who comes over, but they really don’t care…

We’ve been told that the tenant who used to live here was a junkie who hadn’t cleaned in years… Ew… The house was completely ripped apart and we were left with floorboards, magnolia walls and black broken tiles in the living room. It’s a challenge trying to decorate. Especially now only one of us is working (I quit my job to be a student!). 

We’ve actually done pretty well so far. We’ve painted the whole house and put wallpaper up. We had all our furniture anyway so that wasn’t a problem. I’ve also become obsessed with freecycle? It’s amazing. Until we’ve saved up enough for the flooring we want in the living room I managed to find some room sized rugs someone was giving away, the lady seemed lovely in email and I sent Adam to pick them up. He came back with a very angry look claiming I sent him to a crack den.

It’s really hard work especially with the kids now on summer holidays. I managed to paint the stairs a few days ago whilst the girls were here though. They were pretty good. Sat with a tablet each and a packet of biscuits so I guess you could say they were fine? 

We will get there, it’s going to take time, but I’m probably the worlds most impatient person…

Holidays with kids part 2.

So the first post I did a while back was our annual November butlins trip. This time was slightly more challenging as we went abroad to Turkey.
I was worrying and stress sweating in the car from Stevenage to Luton imagining me breaking down in tears because the kids wouldn’t stop crying or screaming from the traumatic 4 hour plane journey.
Well I completely under estimated them. They loved it. Marley even had a nap. The flight was at 7.30 pm and we landed in Turkey at 3 am Turkish time.
They were still going. I don’t understand how but they were wide awake…
The hotel was stunning. It was 5* all inclusive and I literally ate my weight in food every opportunity I could.
The girls loved every second of it and I don’t know why I was so worried?
Oh they were both really sick a couple of times. Like, vomit everywhere sick…

I really don’t know why I was so worried. They were such good girls.
Maybe it’s because I was drunk by 9 am everyday?

The big move.

I haven’t posted in a while because my life is currently submerged in decorating, school runs, childminders and unpacking. But we are finally in our forever home. No more moving and no more military houses. We are now normal people in normal jobs and a normal house. We are finally average. And I’m fine with that because it’s what we’ve wanted for a very long time!
Adam is now working as a recruitment consultant and I’m studying to be a teacher. Bonnie is now in an amazing school and Marley has a lovely childminder twice a week.

There is a few downsides to moving into your first house.
We have no carpets or flooring yet. The whole house is dusty floorboards and tiles. It’s cold and it’s filthy. My poor steam mop is gathering cobwebs and screaming to be used. We are also terrible at painting and hanging wallpaper so our bedroom is a very rushed job.
Adam and I don’t have a wardrobe so our clothes are all over the place. The girls have built in wardrobes but no drawers yet. We also don’t have curtains so we look like a crack den with sheets/throws up at the windows.
But we have a huge utility room!

It’s getting there. It’s gonna take a very long time but that’s exactly what we have now!

I’m so proud of us and what we have finally accomplished.

We are off on our first family holiday out of the UK on Friday so I will post again and tell you what a 2 and 4 year old are really like on a 4 hour flight.

Love x

Perry and Adam do 4 christmases

Last year, as a couple and a family we decided to have a quiet Christmas just us and the girls. Eating all the food you want without that one family member staring at you with that look they always  do and lounging in pyjamas and having a cheeky flirt because you’re a little bit tipsy.
Well that never happened. We spent a week on sofas and floors and driving in the car and getting very very drunk.
We did it though. Gorgeous presents. Gorgeous food. Gorgeous company. What a great week!

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Christmas eve: number 1
We stayed at my mums from Monday the 20th up until Christmas day morning. It was really lovely. Unfortunately Adam and I had to share my mums sofa. He’s 6″4 and I’m 5″8 so it was a bit of a nightmare. We spent every night agressively fighting with our feet over space.
So dinner was amazing. I was so full up I thought I was gonna faint but I carried on because it’s Christmas and it’s what you’re supposed to do right?
When the girls went to bed we decided to play a nice friendly game of Harry Potter trivial pursuit. We forgot the number one rule of any family board game. Never let Adam play. He wins every game every time little shit. His knowledge of Harry Potter is scarily thorough and precise.

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We did the santa footprints though leading from the fireplace to the Christmas tree which the girls loved!

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Christmas morning comes and we’re all opening a sea of presents. I’m literally loving life. Then it springs on me that I have to get dressed and make our way to Christmas number 2.

Christmas day. 12.00pm. Number 2:

The roads were surprisingly really busy. We guessed everyone was doing what we were doing?
Off to my mother in laws now. Her house is packed full of family and I desperately need a wee but there’s only a downstairs toilet. Next best option is to drink instead. I’ve had a LOT of baileys by now and Adams niece decided to make me some bizarre chocolate cocktail? Girls open more presents and honestly I’m just trying to stand up straight at this point…
We all got more gorgeous presents though 🙂

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Christmas day 2pm number 3:

On the road again!

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On the way to my dad’s now! I’m actually pretty drunk at this point but of course Adam is sober so I’m not too worried about the welfare of my kids *thumbs up emoji*
Greeted by my dad and sisters. Both which are hungover and moody. Perfect time for Bonnie and Marley to jump on them and give them cuddles!
My dad is a chef so he’s been preparing dinner since 10 pm Christmas eve and the house smells amazing! Girls get more gorgeous presents and I’ve now finished a bottle of baileys and moving on to malibu.

*side note. There’s a reason I’m barely in any photos! My front camera is broken so Adam took all the selfie with my family!*

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Just look at my sister. This was how hungover she was:

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I managed to sober up after dinner and obviously had to sit all my family down to watch eastenders! Of course they moaned the whole way through it.
We all fell asleep on the sofas at 11 pm. Great night!

Boxing day Christmas number 4:

So OBVIOUSLY me and Adam were up dressed and out the door early to hit the boxing day Next sale. I stink and I need a shower. My face is so spotty because I’m using baby wipes to wash it. I stink of stale smoke and roast dinner. But everyone in town looks exactly the same and it makes me feel better!
Time to get the girls dressed and to try and squeeze all our presents in the car which is proving a huge challenge!
Now on our way to my father in laws. Where I get drunk again. Oops.
But there’s no real Christmas without a traditional family fallout and today was no different!

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27th December. Time to go home.

Again I stink and I really need to get changed but we’re off back to mums for lunch and to pick up all our stuff. We’re all exhausted and at this point I just wanna go home.

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Adam trying to pack the car up *crying with laughter emoji*

What an amazing, exhausting, dramatic, thankful, precious week it has been!!!
Thank you everyone 🙂

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Perry xx

Christmas *slams own head on table*

Well it’s that time of year again where I’m forced to smile and pretend I’m well excited to see the girls rip open hundreds of pounds worth of presents whilst I sit there with my baileys coffee pretending I’m not drunk.

But the shopping is done. I did it. I braved the Christmas carnage in town. We didn’t have the kids with us and I celebrated this by ordering alcohol at lunch and chain smoking because I could. 
Now I want to say that now we can relax and stay in pyjamas watching cosy Christmas films eating our weight in gingerbread but truthfully this is not the case. Adam and I both come from separated parents which means four YES FOUR different Christmases. It doesn’t bother us as this is all we’ve ever known and we’re fine with that. I never wish for it to be different because I don’t know otherwise.
But the effort of it. Ugh. The packing and unpacking of the car then trying to fit all the presents in without breaking then oh and I’m taking my cats with me because I love them more than my children.

Bring on the alcohol the delicious food and the copious amounts of chocolate!!

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So… Hey!

I haven’t posted in a long while because quite frankly I forgot I had this?
But a LOT has happened…
Adam has left the army and we are moving home soon, Bonnie has started pre-school full time and WE FINALLY HAVE A HOLIDAY BOOKED LIKE A PLANE HOLIDAY WITH FOOD AND EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have booked to go to Turkey next year and as you can tell I’m slightly excited? We have been talking about this for years as Adam and I have never been on holiday together. AND THEY HAVE A KIDS CLUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So my little babies are now 3 and 21 months. 2 toddlers is proving to be so hard. They fight, kick, scream, shout, throw, destroy and draw. On everything. They’re always dirty and they always have stains all over them. They fight over broken McDonalds toys and they demand that Peppa Pig is played 50 times a day. They demand I give them biscuits and throw themselves against walls and down stairs if I dare offer a healthier alternative.

But I love them. They are my everything. And nothing will ever change that.

I’m gonna try a lot harder to post on here a lot more.

Peace x.

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