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  • Dear Diary – Our Week; Autumn is FINALLY Here!

    Morning Everyone!

    I hope everyone has had a lovely week. It’s been heatwave central here in the UK this week and to be honest I found it quite unbearable. All I wanted to do was cool down poor Josh’s room; 27 degrees at one point! Then Friday brought much needed rain and I literally did a little rain dance around the house. It was like a treat to be able to put the baby to bed in a sleep suit after a week of sleeping in just a nappy!


    We’ve had a pretty quiet this week this week to be honest so I apologise if this weeks update is a little bit dull. I’ve been taking it quite easy and I’ve also been throwing myself into a fantastic Productivity Challenge Course run by the lovely Aby over at You Baby Me Mummy .The course was amazing; we were set daily challenges to help us boost our productivity; setting goals, learning how to schedule efficiently and even buddying up with a fellow blogger to boost and encourage one another. An added bonus to the course is getting to know some other amazing bloggers even better. It’s been a really encouraging and motivating group and I’ve got lots of lists written, I’ve started scheduling things such as Instagram, and it’s given me a real insight into how to organise my time blogger more efficiently.


    The long awaited MAD Blog Awards took place last night. I have been eagerly awaiting to hear the results and was sat at home trying to be really cool, just looking at Twitter now and then like I really didn’t care…. such a loser, of course I cared! Why is it so hard to admit that at the time? I guess it’s the fear of looking silly. Sadly I didn’t win my category, it was always a long shot and I was thrilled to see the brilliant Jamie from A day in the life Dad  win. Well done Jamie!

    I’m not going to say I wasn’t a bit disappointed but to be fair, I think I did pretty well getting as far as I did. And this little blog of mine isn’t going anywhere, I plan to grow and grow so who knows what next year might hold! I always try to think positive and see the best in every situation and this isn’t any different. Who knows what the future holds.


    Josh has been teething central this week. I can see two at the top poking through and then the two on either side and this is coincided with the worlds runniest nose and a fair few meltdowns. I’ve done my best to keep him occupied though. We went to a little soft play place near where we live and also made the most of the stupidly hot weather and went for another morning to Southwold. It’s so lovely there and it was so warm we even had a paddle in the sea. I used to wish I lived near the sea when I was a kid, so now I make the most of it and I love taking Josh to the beach.

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    Another highlight of the week was getting our photos back from our professional photoshoot we had done last month! I am in love with the pictures; Josh looks so adorable and I’m glad we didn’t go for anything too cheesy. I feel so grateful looking at them and seeing my little family.

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    So as you can see it’s been a pretty quiet week, one for staying at home and taking it easy. We’ve got a super busy week next week though as my family are coming to visit, I’ve got lots of blog work to do (keep your eyes peeled for some additions to the website, including items I couldn’t get through the week without; one for baby, one for Mummy), vlogging plans, and meeting up with friends, including a lovely new friend I randomly made in Tesco car park. I was so glad me and a fellow Mummy got talking; our boys are around the same age and we got chatting and swapped numbers and plan to meet up for coffee and cake (any excuse) next week. So brave it fellow Mums; get chatting and you may well make a new mummy friend.

    I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and I’m sorry this post is a short n sweet one.

    Lots of Love



    A Mum Track Mind


    1. September 17, 2016 / 4:20 pm

      Those pictures are beautiful. It has been awfully hot this week hasn’t it, it must have been horrid for little one. Have a good week x

    2. September 17, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Ah congratulations for getting into the final, I think getting to the final is a huge achievement, And adorable photos I bet you are thrilled with them x

    3. September 18, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Congratulations for getting to be final. Your pictures are beautiful and enjoy your coffee and cake next week! Can’t beat a bit of coffee and cake x #fortheloveofblog

    4. September 18, 2016 / 9:58 am

      I love this post! Not in the slightest bit dull!! A LOVELY week! The photos are gorgeous! And the course sounds fantastic. And a jolly well done for getting as far as you did with the awards – amazing!
      Look forward to hearing about your week next week. #KCACOLS
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    5. September 18, 2016 / 10:13 am

      Love the photos. I’ve just started a family lifestyle photography business on the side, though I only shoot outside. Glad to hear you enjoyed Aby’s course. I signed up too, but got struck down by food poisoning and so I’m a little behind and I missed out on the MADS too #fortheloveofBLOG

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    6. September 18, 2016 / 12:45 pm

      Lovely photos1 And what a beautiful family!


    7. September 18, 2016 / 3:21 pm

      I got in the car this week and the temp said it was 37, it’s been too hot agreed! Gorgeous photos, sorry to have not got to see you at the MADS. Maybe next year? #KCACOLS

    8. September 18, 2016 / 6:47 pm

      What a lovely week you’ve had and I’m absolutely your photos! I’ve been liking your pics like a crazed woman on fb in the productivity group, and now I know they’re from you! Keep them coming 🙂 #HappyDays
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    9. September 19, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Yay for Autumn! My favourite season! I just love your pictures too Fi! How beautiful are they 🙂 Sounds like you’ve had a bit of a better week thankfully and the blogging course sounds fab! Thanks for linking up with us on #fortheloveofBLOG x
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    10. September 20, 2016 / 7:49 am

      Aww I love the photos!! They are so sweet. Totally jealous that you live so close to the sea, glad you’re making the most of it. There’s nothing wrong with having a quiet week at home 🙂 xx #fortheloveofBLOG
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    11. September 20, 2016 / 9:10 am

      It easy a mad weather week. We went from putting Poppy to bed in a vest and now she’s in a gro and a sleeping bag!! Looks like you had a good week and hope you enjoy your coffee date. #dreamteam
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    12. September 20, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      The photos are stunning! I have to say that I’m a little jealous of your heatwave – we had none of that in Scotland! Autumn is well and truly here and has been for a while. Well done for making a random mum friend – I’m still too awkward to approach strangers! #DreamTeam
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    13. September 21, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      Boo to the awards, but yay to the new friend! It’s always worth smiling and chatting to someone I find. Hope those teeth pop through soon. We found the amber necklace worked really well. Seemed a bit hippyish but it definitely seemed to do the trick! I love your blogging zone by the way, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing with the #bigpinklink

    14. September 22, 2016 / 6:07 am

      Love your photos! The course sounds amazing, I need to do something like that to organise my blog work more. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS, hope you can come back again Sunday after next x

    15. September 22, 2016 / 1:02 pm

      Lovely photos of you all. You did very well to be nominated, it’s a shame you didn’t win but maybe next time. Keep up the good work.

    16. September 22, 2016 / 4:33 pm

      Ah your photos are gorgeous! You must be so pleased with them x #KCACOLS

    17. September 22, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Sounds like you’ve had a pretty amazing week actually! I signed up late for Aby’s course as I’d been poorly, sounds like I missed a lot. I must catch up! Well done for your nomination, it’s a huge deal even if you didn’t win. And well done for being brave enough to make a new friend in the car park! I love your new photos, they are absolutely gorgeous. Something to treasure forever. #HappyDays

    18. September 23, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Hi Fi, your photos look amazing and so relaxed. I have never opted to get any done as we all freeze when we know someone is taking a photo of us! I am working through Abys course too, its brilliant stuff. Do you live close to the beach and are those cute little beach huts I can spy there? Thank you for linking up to the #Dreamteam xx
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        September 24, 2016 / 8:48 am

        I do indeed chick I live quite close to Southwold on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.We are so lucky to live here. xxx #Dreamteam

    19. September 24, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Oh those photos are gorgeous, no wonder you love them! Aby’s course was great wasn’t it? Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx

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