An Uncooperative BBQ and a Sleepless Night

Taking advantage of the Sunny weather with a lovely BBQ – what could possibly go wrong? Find out more here!

We had a BBQ last night. The children were really excited. We had planned it a week earlier but the weather took a turn and we couldn’t do it.

So as we picked them up from school, they we’re happy to hear we were finally going to be having one!

Liam and his Dad had been attempting to get the BBQ lit, which turned into quite a chore because no matter what they tried, it just wouldn’t work (We forgot to get some fire lighters from the shop. Didn’t think it would be so difficult to start a fire!).

They tried allsorts, from burning newspaper to using flammable spray as a flame thrower – it just wouldn’t stay lit!

An hour or so passed and still with no success we decided to have an indoor BBQ simply using the cooker. The children were still happy all the same as they got their burgers, sausages and chicken.

After we all ate our food, Liam went to check on the BBQ to find it was actually burning and extremely hot just 2 hours late. We had to laugh – just our luck for that to happen.


Nevertheless the food was nice and I enjoyed having Liam’s Sister and Dad over. I do enjoy having little family get-togethers no matter how small.

Liam’s Sister has been a Godsend recently, helping me out with the children so I can get some housework done or just to have a 5 minute break. Especially since Kiiara has been rather clingy lately and doesn’t like to be put down for too long. It just makes it so difficult to get everything done.

We got the children to bed later than usual but we thought we’d make the most of the evening. When we finally got them all settled, we made our way upstairs to bed and I settled down to read my book, attempting to finish it so I can start another.

I’ve got 6 more to choose from. Not quite sure where to start. I usually let Liam pick because I can never make my mind up. Reading is my quiet, wind down time where I can get lost in a story, and I certainly look forward to that time of a night after a busy day with the children.

After nearly finishing the book that I was currently reading, it finally hit me how exhausted I was and I must have conked out about half 9. I got at least an hour sleep in before I woke myself up randomly. I’ve been having this problem a lot recently where I fall asleep early and wake up around 11ish, then I struggle to go to sleep again – it drives me batty!

I will be staring at the ceiling thinking about what I’ve got to do the next day or just waiting for the alarm to go off in the morning.

Last night was the worst nights sleep I’ve had in a long time. Mostly because my youngest monkey continued tossing and turning throughout the night, but when I finally settled her, I still couldn’t seem to drop off no matter how hard I tried! I even tried counting sheep but I think that just makes me think more but about fluffy animals that sound “bahhhh”.

Anyway enough about my awful sleeping habits. We have the ‘Forties Festival‘ on over the weekend which should be exciting (a festival event dedicated to the 1940’s wartime – they do ballroom dancing, showcase military vehicles from that era, a live gunfire display amongst several other things too!)

We can’t wait to share our weekend adventures with you all, so stay tuned for next week’s posts!


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Author: Zoe

Hi! I'm Zoe Williams. I am a mum of 4 children and I am in a happy relationship with my partner Liam. I like reading, writing and various other activities. I like spending time with the kids and now I am here to blog about it.

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