August is the month for …

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For me, August is the month for … relaxation, family time, socialising with friends and getting away from it all.




On the blog I have some bookish posts planned – author promotions, book reviews and signed book giveaways.  I’ll be reviewing the Techbed (it’s awesome!) from Edge Beanbags. I’ll also be sharing my thoughts on stationery goodies from the very first #SherbetBox.  This subscription box service from artist Claire Keay got off the ground in June funded by Kickstarter and I love that it has gone from strength to strength already.  There’s a giveaway too. You’ll still be able to link with Talk of the Town and I hope to get some photos up to take part in Darren’s My Sunday Photo.

As well as looking forward to spending time with family and friends both at home and away I’m excited to be attending the On Your Marks, Get Set, Cook event with Cook at Purewell on 17th August. This looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!  Simon Hallam, Head Chef of The Thomas Tripp in Christchurch and Ian Hewitt of Hewitt’s Home Dining will be battling it out in a head to head cooking competition!  I’ve never been to a live cooking event before so another ‘first’ will be ticked off the list.

Thoughts of the new academic year are viewed from far away as I contemplate August.  Sometimes I still miss the time when my son’s were younger and trips/rest days were planned to balance out the seemingly never-ending summer holidays but my plans these days are flexible and on the whole spontaneous.  There’s plenty of time to to get ready for 1st September …

Lots to look forward to this month (both on the blog and in real life!).  I’ll be posting photos on Instagram and tweeting.  You may even see the odd YouTube video too.

Do you have any events you’re looking forward to this summer?

Do you plan your days, wait to see what each day brings or mix it up?

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Family comes first! I'm married with two son's in their 20's and have a little more time now to follow my passions. I love my role as an Inclusion Lead in KS2 and I'm passionate about early help. I'm a member of Bournemouth's Early Help Operational Board working alongside others to instigate change and growth. I'm also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet. I've been blogging for eight years at Jera's Jamboree.

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