Slow Mornings and Fast Weekends

Slow Mornings

There is something about waking naturally, rather than to the sound of an alarm or the radio. It always makes the mornings seem much more relaxed, even if they do start at the usual time of 7am (Yes, we are VERY lucky!).

My favourite part of the school holidays is losing the rush to leave the house. I absolutely love making a coffee for myself and Mr. T and taking it back to bed. (Secretly, I like it better when Mr T makes the coffee!) Just curling up under the duvet, with a hot drink and chatting has been amazing. Some mornings all the children join us, some mornings they all vanish down stairs to play. Its just a nice to catch up, because with the usual rush of school we hardly see each other before Mr. T dashes off to work.

Despite our beautiful slow mornings, this week has also been really hard. I’ve not been very well and looking after four children in the summer holidays is pretty manic, even when running at full power. They want to be constantly on the go, and I’ve had pain in my jaw and a virus which has meant we have spent much of the week at home.

Fast Weekends

Even when the mornings are slow, the weekends are still pretty manic. We have had a skip delivered outside our house, ready to take away our kitchen rubble from our kitchen renovation. We also planned to take a brick wall down at the back of our garden and level the ground to make room for our trampoline. Things rarely go to plan, so instead of taking one weekend, its taken two. Complete with a trip to the hospital when Mr. T hit his hand with the hammer!

It was a bit of a relief to escape for a few hours, to go to a friends birthday party.

My first go at capturing shots in manual at a dark venue!

Lily loved her cat facepaint

Ava insisted on wearing her denim jacket, which she loves!

I love this shot, taken just before I realised that all of Lily’s fringe had escaped (we are growing it out!) Ava is gazing up at Lily and you can see the love in her eyes.

I am linking up with Katie at Mummydaddyme and Donna at Whatthereadheadsaid for #TheOrdinaryMoments


  1. Sherry August 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Our little girl is like clockwork and even when on holiday she’s awake at 6am, I do wonder if this will change when she’s at school. Hope Mr T’s hand is okay x #TheOrdinaryMoments

    • Hannah August 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Much better thank you 🙂 J&L have become slightly better at sleeping for longer as they have aged, so fingers crossed for you xx

  2. Lauren Scrapbook Blog August 10, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    7am would be long lie in for me! haha! I love the shots of the party, impressive that you got them with manual, i’d not have the first idea where to start! Weekends always do shoot by don’t they?

    • Hannah August 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      We are up a lot in the night if that makes it any fairer! I am a very slow learner at manual, and I still play it safe a lot and switch back to auto. The weekends seem to vanish here, I wish they would slow down!

  3. Mudpie Fridays August 12, 2017 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful photo of the four of them. I must admit even though I have to get up for work the school holidays are a lot more relaxed here too. I am hoping to hold onto some of it when Sept arrives! #ordinarymoments

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Hello, I’m Hannah. Chasing simplicity is about keeping a positive mindset, slowing down, saying ‘no’ more & spending more time doing the things we love. Chasing simplicity isn’t simple – keeping things simple can be fairly complicated, but it’s always worthwhile. Read more here


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