Monthly Memories – August

Monthly Memories – August

… So I know I’ve only posted once this month, but I’m hoping to start back up in September. And I still wanted to post my monthly memories as I love being able to look back at these posts.

I hadn’t thought I’d had a good month, and whilst a lot of it has been stressful, by putting this post together I’ve been able to acknowledge the good parts too, which is another reason I love writing these posts. 


At the very beginning of the month I went and bought myself a load of plants – which I’ve kept alive for the whole month so I’m feeling pretty proud. Actually, why am I proud about keeping some plants alive for a month but I’ve managed to keep a dog alive for over 6 years?? People say you should get a plant before getting a pet to see if you’re up to the job, but I’m more likely to kill a plant.


On the second weekend of the month I went on a little staycation to Blackpool Marton Mere caravan site which was.. eventful. If you follow me over on Instagram then you’ve possibly read what happened, if not I’ll include the posts here so you can catch up.

So that was a fun few days of constant stress and anxiety. They are both doing fine now (although Oscar now has a sore on his foot… – maybe I’m not doing so well at keeping pets alive?!).

Otherwise here are some photos from the weekend.

DAY 1

Max killing it as a model.

How fun do these look? So fun that the next day me and Becky went on them too!

DAY 2

After the vets visit we headed over to St Anne’s beach in a hopes of seeing some of the Blackpool Air Show. However, the weather was so beautiful and in turn hot, with no shade that I began getting very anxious about having the dogs out in the heat, especially when they were both feeling so unwell. I bought a beach umbrella and they had constant access to water but I don’t think I even lasted 20 minutes before I had to go back to the caravan. Becky stayed with the kids for a while longer but it ended up being that we saw more of the planes from the caravan site than she did on the beach.

Back at the caravan I tried to block the door so Oscar and Mia couldn’t get out but some fresh air could get in. I honestly don’t know why I thought it would work, within seconds Oscar had jumped up and was looking back over his shoulder sassily at me.

Poorly baby 😞

DAY 3

On our final fun day we headed over to Freeport Outlet Market in Fleetwood. I think this was one of my favourite days as the weather was much cooler and we just had a nice sit down at a cafe where I didn’t have to stress too much about Oscar and Mia as they just lay on the sofas beside me watching the world go by… – and glaring at seagulls.

Later in the evening we went for a little walk and again laid on the grass and relaxed. It was nice within the tension to just take a breath.


The next weekend my Auntie dropped off her dog for us to watch for a week whilst she was on holiday. Now don’t get me wrong, she’s a cutie. But her and Mia fought all week so they had to be kept separate, and with her being a Collie she required a lot of physical and mental attention. We were able to take her up some of my Auntie’s friends during the day where there were plenty of people working and able to play with her and tire her out. But she still never turned off, so whilst I already knew I’d never personally be able to own a Collie, it just reinforced how much work and time you have to put into a breed like that. 

Here are a few photos of my week with Willow.

Look at Mia being a naughty rebel and sleeping in Willow’s cage. *Living The Life Of A Troublemaker*


I mentioned earlier that Oscar has a sore on his paw, I believe it is a nettle sting that he has really agitated by none stop licking. So now we have more cream and antibiotics! And he has to wear his cone of shame.


Where is my coffee?!

Did those pictures of Mia make you yawn? Every single time I look at them they get me. Although even saying the word yawn makes me yawn — I legitimately just yawned writing that!


How was your August? What has been your favourite memory looking back on the month? And what are you looking forward to in September?


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17 Comments

  1. September 6, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    Nothing like a sickness bug to make everything 10x more stressful than it needs to be! glad they are feeling better xxx

    • Sarah
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      September 6, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      Yep 🙄 they sure know how to get my adrenaline running 🤨 xxx

  2. September 4, 2018 / 1:12 am

    Oh I can only imagine the terror you felt while your dogs were sick. I’m glad they’re all better now & hopefully Oscar’s paw will be soon, too. ♡

    Always love reading your monthly recaps & seeing all the cute photos!!

    • Sarah
      Author
      September 5, 2018 / 1:05 am

      It was awful. He almost died once so that’s the worst experience I’ve had but this comes second, it was just a lot of stress being away from home with two ill dogs that were vomiting! And I hope so too, it’s still not great at the minute 🙁
      Thank you very much 🙂

    • Sarah
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 12:21 am

      It’s stressful as hell, one of the downfalls of loving them I guess 🙄 And I hope so too, it’s still not great at the minute 😔
      And thank you! I’m so glad you like them as I’m always a bit worried only I find it interesting because it’s my memories lol.

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