Ten Things March (T)

Ten Things March (T)

March – Ten Things

I usually do my Ten Things post at the beginning of the month, but I was waiting on ‘T” to come up on the blogging challenge for me to cover March.

I have a truly terrible memory so I have really had to think about what I got up to last month.  Thank goodness for Instagram!

Skiing Holiday

I am sure you are all waiting for the final instalment of the Winter Wonderland series to find out if the monkeys ever managed to go skiing.  Don’t worry “W” is coming up soon and I am not going to give too much away in this post.

At the beginning of March, we managed to get away for our third skiing trip this year.  This time we actually stayed over for two nights.  It really felt like a bit of a holiday.

We have not had many holidays just the four of us.  This is our second trip, just us, in 3.5 years.  It was really fab to spend time together as a family.


Snowball fight after dinner on the first night of our March holiday

The highlight of the holiday: Snowball fight


Car Museum

Last month my hubby discovered a car and motorcycle museum, just 15 mins drive from our house.

This is especially exciting for the monkeys, who are completely obsessed with all vehicles!

All the cartoons that include vehicles – with the exception of Minions of course.  To prove my point their favourite things to watch on TV are:

  • Cars 1 & 2 (film)
  • Planes 1 & 2 (film)
  • Bob the Builder
  • Blaze and the monster machine
  • Paw Patrol
  • Go Jetters

You get the point.  So when my hubby discovered this museum we realised we had found something that could keep them entertained on rainy days.

Last month, we took a wee trip to the museum and the boys LOVED it!  I have never seen them so excited.

I thought it was pretty cool too, although I have to say I was worried that they were going to accidentally damage one of the vintage cars, so spend most of the time slightly on edge!

some of the classic cars on show at the museum



The Best Friend

Over the last few months it has become apparent that the boys have a best friend.  In the past the boys have told me they have a best friend, but due to their age they always just played side by side, not really interacting.

This has all changed recently.

Every day when I pick the kids up, all I hear is what they have been up to with J.  “J is my best friend” is a common phrase in this house.  The boys ADORE him.  Thankfully, as it turns out, the feeling is mutual.

When I drop the kids off in the morning, J is always there as a little welcoming committee.  The boys all shout each others names and run to each other.  So pleased to see each other and mummy is soon forgotten.

I love that they have a best friend.  Although, it makes me feel like they are growing up far too quickly.

Day Trip

The kindergarten was closed for two days for staff training in March.

The boys were gutted that they would not get to see J for FOUR WHOLE DAYS, so I arranged to go to the animal park with J’s mummy.

We were so lucky, as it turned out to be one of the first days of spring sunshine.  We had a great morning and it was lovely to get to know J and his mama better.

First sunny day at the animal park. Boys playing at the playpark.

Boys were slightly over-layered. As the morning went on I realised it was warmer than I anticipated.



As you all know, Easter was incredibly early this year.  Which meant, to put it bluntly, that it chucked it down with rain for most of the weekend.

However, the terrible weather and the seemingly endless colds that we have all had didn’t dampen our spirits and we had a really lovely weekend.  It was nice to hang out just the four of us, although we did remark that we would have loved to have spent it with some of our extended family.

We baked, enjoyed great food and played games. Oh.. and we may, or may not, have eaten our weight in chocolate.

Two chicks that the boys made on Easter Sunday.

Easter crafts. Anyone that follows my Instagram will know that this was from the CBeebies magazine, not me being super organised with ideas!



At the end of the Easter holidays we took the kids out for dinner.  We go to a fab restaurant which is great with kids.  They provide crayons and paper for the kids to draw on.  The menu has pictures of the food available, so the kids can then tick what they want – this is especially good for younger guests, like the monkeys, who are unable to read.  However, the most essential thing about the restaurant we go to is that the food is served really quickly.  There is nothing worse than trying to keep hungry children entertained, while waiting for dinner to be served.

Charity Spin

I took part in a charity spin class in March.  The class was held to raise money for Fiji, by spinning to Fiji.

I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up, but I was really pleased that I was able to.

I have to admit I was suffering the next day… and the day after for that matter.


The sun made an appearance last month.  After MONTHS of dismal, freezing cold rain, it was so nice to see the sun streaming in the window one morning.

It has been really nice to dig out all the garden toys for the kids, sort the garden out and feel like summer is on its way.

Sun definitely makes me a lot happier.

Pretty blue sky on a clear day.

Look: blue sky! I repeat: blue sky!

30 Day Blogging Challenge

March saw me take part in my first ever blogging challenge.  I really enjoyed it and it has helped me get into a better routine for my blogging.

I enjoyed it so much that I am now taking part in the A-Z challenge.

Next month, I will go back to normal blogging.  I won’t be doing a post every day like I have been doing with the A-Z challenge but I do think I will be posting more often now. I have got in the habit of regular blogging.


In March I increased my hours at work, just an extra 5 hours a week but it is just enough for me to get a little more involved in writing articles.

I have found it a little bit of a struggle to get into a new routine but I think we are getting there now.

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  1. randommusings29
    23rd April 2016 / 10:36 pm

    March sounds like it was a busy but fun month for you. I’d love to try skiing but I’m so clumsy! It’s so cute that the boys have a best friend

    • Double the Monkey Business
      29th April 2016 / 10:04 am

      I am terrible at skiing, I didn’t do lessons until I was in my twenties, and spend most of the time on my behind!

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