A typical day – dog walk and lunch.
We need to be at our friends’ house at 11.15am. This means leaving the house at 10am to allow us time to stop at Sainsbury’s to buy high alkaline food for Arla, the latest in a long line of diets being tried to solve her tummy troubles whilst we wait for the dietician appointment. I suppose we should consider ourselves lucky that her being up from 1.30am-5am gave us the chance to do some research and a shopping list! Now it’s her turn to be the lucky one with a week of tofu and buckwheat groats (?!??) to look forward to!
It’ll take us 45 minutes to load up the car so this commences at 9.15am. Arla’s changing bag, some toys, her portable highchair and coverall bib, her snowsuit and carrier, a change of clothes for Bob and I in case we get caught in the rain, our walking boots, all the dog gear; leads, harnesses, water, treats, poo bags, dog towels (Diesel could find water in the Sahara!), all being crammed into the backseat of our Seat Ibiza, all whilst Buckley continuously howls and Diesel charges around the house at full speed, excited by the activity, both trying to make their way out of the front door at every opportunity!
Buckley is our soppy Beagle who loves cuddles, is the proud owner of the softest ears in the world and suffers from little dog syndrome. He is also single handedly responsible for the destructions of 2 sofas, a hair dryer, 2 phone chargers, 2 pairs of glasses and numerous socks! Diesel is our black Labrador who is ball mad, according to a vet boarding on hyperactive, renowned for twerking and gave me the experience of having to clean poop from behind a radiator under a bay window. No easy task! I can only imagine he felt his experience would be benefitted by a view!
Needless to say, Bob and I are equally surprised when we get into the car at 9.59am!!
Bob and I have been married for almost 3 years and are very proud parents to Arla who is 15 months and our doggies Buckley, 3 and Diesel 2. Our house is filled with mayhem and chaos and leaving it at any time has to be planned with military precision. It is also utterly wonderful and time with my family brings me so much happiness.
I decided to start this blog to document my journey to finding balance in my life, balance between being myself and a wife and a Mum, balance in my personal and professional life and balance between leading a healthy lifestyle and my unrelenting love of absolutely everything considered not healthy!
Wish me luck!