Sophie

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wife, mum & step mum
Sharing all the adventures, ramblings & humdrum of our little life. 📧wifemotherlife@gmail.com. Find my blog here 👇🏻

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CRUMPETS

Saturday morning and the food shop crush. It’s like the Krypton Factor manoeuvring the trolley around various obstacles trying not hit anything! 
Needless to say we are done with just a few things left to get for the Christmas feeding frenzy next week. 
But now it’s time for a much needed brew and marmite soaked crumpets in the shape of Christmas trees. What’s better than that?! #saturday #countdowntochristmas #simplepleasures #christmastreecrumpets #marmitelover #marmite #crumpets #breakfast #andrelax #littleloves #littlesquaresofmylife
I’ve popped a new post on my blog all about our date night last Friday night in Birmingham. The link is in my bio if you fancy a read xx

#ontheblog #newblogpost #blogger #wifeblogger #bloglife #blogwriter #motherblogger #lifestyleblogger #datenight #birmingham #handelsmessiah #birminghamgermanmarket #brumblogmas #blogmas
TREATS

My Mum wanted a new lippy so we popped into @bootsuk and she ended up picking a few bits up after having her skin tone check done. So I thought I’d get mine done while I was there and picked up a new blusher and matt lipstick too. It just so happened there was an offer on @no7uk giving a free gift with 2 items bought. Yay! 
Lippy - Stay Perfect ‘Blushing Tulip’
Blush - Apricot Blossom
Free Gift - Advanced serum, Airbrush Away Primer, Lash Impact Mascara & High Shine Lip Gloss

#notanad #boughtmyself #treats #no7 #stayperfect #blushingtulip #makeup #bekindtoyourself #selfcare #justforme #mumlife #treatyourself #beauty #blogger
AND BREATHE ... The kids are back at school 🙌🏻 and I am celebrating up town in @cafe.nero 
Ahh that’s better.

Happy Humpday xx

#wednesday #thatsbetter #andrelax #andbreathe #kidsbackatschool #treattime #metime #cafenero #soyhotchocolate
Today has been a bit of a mixed bag if you know what I mean. 
Both kiddos were off school due to closures. I spent half an hour digging the car out. The youngest decided he wanted to to be in just tshirt and jeans, so was telling him to get a jumper on. The eldest is hormonal and narky. I wanted to get round my mums to be able to take her out as she’d been stuck in for 2 days on her own. And I wanted desperately to get up town to collect my Christmas present! 
So like I said a mixed bag kind of day. Excitement, exhaustion, Batman voices, more snowmen and finally bed time! 
And to think I get to do it all again tomorrow as schools are still closed ..... please send coffee and cake if you don’t hear from me by lunch time! 
#myfamily #mytinytribe #snowdays #schoolclosed #homeday #monday #nearlychristmas #ohheymama #camaramama #mumsinthepicture #capturingfamilymoments #memorymaking #verynearlylostmymindtoday #myworld #bloggerfamily
SUNDAY SNOWDAY

Wellie boots on and out in the snow this morning. Snowman being constructed, sledges ridden down the hill with shrill squeals, neighbours laughing and waving hello, and fingers wrapped around steamy mugs of coco.

The smallest is already back in the house and changed after his first proper experience of snow since he was a baby. Love it when they are old enough to understand what’s going on a little more. 
Next on the agenda is a little baking marathon: banana muffins, Christmas cake & maybe some whipped shortbread! 
#snowday #sunday #snowman #sledging #happykids #itsbeginingtolookalotlikechristmas #december #wellies #aigleboots #aiglewellies #warmfeet #hotcoco #makingmemories #familytime
HOT PORRIDGE

Bowls full of hot porridge with a swirl of maple syrup for good measure. A proper rib coater for the smalls before they go out to play in the snow.

We’ve had a good half foot here and it’s still coming down. The hill is perfect for sledging down and there’ll be mugs of hot coco ready for cold hands.

Have you got snow? Are you gonna build a snowman?? #snowday #porridge #porridgewithoatmilk #maplesyrup #breakfast #warmtummies #doyouwannabuildasnowman #sunday #snowedin #toastywarm
SNOW DAY 
Well for the eldest anyway! The youngest has trudged in to school after we swept the few inches of snow off the car. 
Now it’s blue skies above like nothings happened. British weather hey. Still managed to grab the obligatory “look it’s snowing!” selfie before the school run.

Later me and the husband will be heading into Birmingham in the train for a dinner date at @carluccios before heading to the Symphony Hall to watch Handel’s Messiah. 
Have a great FriYAY!

#friyay #snowday #snowselfie #myworld #mykids #lifeupclose #momlife #autismmom #bloggerlife #motherblogger
I’m late with my Christmas cake this year, so I’ve shoved the dried fruit into a tub and sloshed apricot brandy all over it. Thankfully my favourite Christmas cake recipe is so good it won’t matter. 
It’s from my very old and well worn Delia’s Complete Cookery Course cook book. It is a beautiful dark rich fruit cake, and I cannot wait to finish baking it over the weekend.

In the meantime the fruit needs to get drunk before I can use it, so it’ll be sat on the side for a day or two. 
Do you have a favourite Christmas cake recipe? 
#christmascake #bakingprep #richfruitcake #deliasmith #deliasrecipe #christmas #excusethefruititsdrunk #apricotbrandy #christmasprep #fruitcake #foodie #tea #momlife #bloggerlife #bloggers
We made a tough decision and decided to move our blue eyed boy to a new school. He just isn’t happy where he is and in all honesty they aren’t that bothered about supporting him all that much anyway. He’s miserable and anxious, when he’s usually happy and content. 
Yesterday he had a walk around the school he will be moving to in January. He held the SENCO’s hand as she introduced him to his new teachers. He did great listening, even though eye contact was nonexistent. He came out gave me a cuddle and said ‘I love it!’ So we are on the countdown to the end of term and a fresh start in the new year. 
Some may dismiss a mothers instinct as hysterical and over protective. To me it’s my super power! 
#mothersinstinct #mysuperpower #kidsmentalhealth #newstart #twinning #autism #autismkids #autismmom #hedoesnthavespecialneedshehassuperpowers #momlife #motherblogger #trustyourguts #thehonestsquare
Let them eat cake!

So instead of completely losing my head this morning, which basically means I ranted at Phil all the way home and then took a few deep breaths, I made a cake. I found beating the living daylights out of the batter very therapeutic and I got cake at the end of it! 
After a quick (read long & spent a small fortune) trip to @aldiuk to grab some frosting, I finished constructing the cake ready for pudding tonight. 
The boy was singing as he carefully selected teaspoonfuls to devour. He now has a chocolate smile and is slightly hyper, not the best combo before bed I know. But you know what, let them eat cake I say! 
#letthemeatcake #dairyfreechocolatecake #homemadecake #chocolatesmiles #probablynotthebeatideabeforebed #wednesday #baddayturnedgood #momlife #motherblogger #foodie #mykidsthinkimthebombrightnow
This morning I was shouty mum. 
I hate being shouty mum. 
Both kids decided to have screaming meltdowns, I dread to think what the neighbours thought was going on. But it left me feeling completely drained and emotionally spent. 
I made a chocolate cake, not for them but for me, to have later. I may take a slice or may just sit with the whole damn thing and a fork! I won’t really but the idea is appealing. 
In the interim I’ve nipped out to get some frosting for the cake, and thought sod it so stopped in the coffee shop for a gingerbread soy latte. 
I feel better now. Happy Hump Day xx

#humpday #momlife #coffee #gingerbreadsoylatte #momproblems #imadecaketodaybutdontfeellikesharing #autismmom #wendesday #allthecoffeeneededtoday