Thursday, 20 December 2012

Erin's Questions

I got this idea from my beloved Pinterest. I think the idea of doing this every year on Erin's birthday then making a folder for them as a keepsake when she is an adult, is a lovely thing to do. If she is anything like her mother then I know she will love it.

  1. What is your favourite colour? Orange
  2. What is your favourite toy? Chocolate coin maker
  3. What is your favourite fruit? Plum
  4. What is your favourite TV Show? Dora The Explorer
  5. What is your favourite snack? Raisins
  6. What is your favourite animal? Chicks
  7. What is your favourite song? Lullaby
  8. What is your favourite book? Colouring book
  9. Who is your best friend? Lucy
  10. What is your favourite thing to do outside? Roll in the grass when it's a sunny day
  11. What is your favourite drink? Blackcurrant juice
  12. Which is your favourite holiday? Easter
  13. Who is your favourite person in the world? Mummy and Damian
  14.  What do you want to be when you grow up? Car driver
  15. What is your favourite thing to do at school? Write on the big board at Choosing Time
  16. Who is your favourite cartoon character? Dora
  17. Give 3 words to describe you brother? Happy, proud of me, sometimes mean
  18. Give 3 words to describe your family? Lovely, special, funny
  19. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Get all the food and eat it all
  20. Give 3 words to describe yourself? Happy, caring, friendly
She needed a bit of help with choosing words to describe, but other than that, these are her answers. It will be lovely to look back and see which answers change and which stay the same.

This would have been nice to do with Damian, but seeing as he'll be 10 on his birthday, I'm going to change the questions, I know he wont be as fussed as Erin with having this but it'll be nice for me to keep.

Erin's 5th Birthday

I can't believe my baby is now 5, it doesn't seem so long ago that I brought her home from the hospital all brand new.

She certainly is a bundle of sweetness mixed with a dash of mischievousness, but I wouldn't change her for the world.

Happy Birthday Princess, we love you so much xx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Silly cats

I love cats, period!!

They are so funny. My mum has 7 of the beggars and each one of them has their own individual personality.

The cat wearing the santa hat and beard is Snowball, my mum took him home thinking he was a girl, it wasn't until she took them to be spayed and they discovered Snowball was a boy cat and was therefore neutured, we now call him No-Balls. This cat is the most laidback cat you can find, he didn't move a whisker when we were putting the hat and beard on him.

The black and white cat is Harvey, he is a beast of a Tom-cat but is a total wuss.

The other cats are: Diglet, Smudge, Cornflake, Buttons and Minnie. I will take pics and blog about them another time, but I will leave you with some very funny cats.....

Stay and Play morning at Erin's school

So this morning, I spent the best part of an hour doing crafts with Erin and I have to admit, I still love it and I think Erin is going to take after me.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

20 Things To Do Before I'm 40

Yes, I have another 8 years but I have a lot planned and will need the dollar to proceed with said plans!!

  1.  Take my sproglets to Walt Disney World Florida next year.
  2. Get down to a reasonable weight: This is an ongoing bugbear of mine and ideally the weight will be lost in the next 16 months in time for No.1
  3. Plan at least 1 fancy dress party.....just because!!
  4. Go to NYC for a long weekend shopping with the girlies.
  5. Take my sister to Las Vegas for her 21st (in 4 years time), can you see the USA theme!!
  6. Change my hairstyle and experiment with clothes....atm my hair is long, dark and curly, my clothes are pretty non descript which translates into I don't stand out of the crowd and people rarely remember seeing me.
  7. Fall madly in love.
  8. Move away from my hometown.....I don't know if this will be do-able, but it's an option and I've already moved away once and came back.
  9. Start saving for a rainy day.
  10. Keep up with my beloved Blog.
  11. Make new friends.
  12. Seeing as I've just landed a new job, I want to excel in what I do and see what opportunities come my way.
  13. Enjoy cooking more.
  14. See the Aurora Borealis
  15. Visit Rome
  16. Visit Paris
  17. Take the sprogs to Egypt
  18. Spend 3 months in Canada...I've always wanted to live in Canada but would need to go on an extended holiday just to make sure I like it.
  19. Parachute out of an aeroplane....attached to an experienced person of course
  20. Reconnect with my spirituality.
I was trying for 40 Things, but I really can't think of that many things that I want to do that I haven't already done before.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

My Ultimate Favourite Blogs to Read....

The D Ways

The Shull Family

The Massey Family

I Heart Organizing

This last blog, I have already read once, but I'm sharing with you because the story has to be shared, but be warned, it is so very sad. It's a Mother's account of raising her son who suffers from a rare genetic skin disease called 'EB'

Tripp's Story

Now time to share your favourite blogs with me x

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


I saw this clip on another blog and watching it for the first time, I don't think I've laughed so much at an American comedian. Not that they aren't funny mind, just that they have such a different sense of hunour to us Brits. But watch it and see what you think.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Easter 2012 Part 2

Wow, what fun we've had these past 2 days: On Saturday, we waited in all day for a postal delivery that never came, I'm a bit miffed about that, as it was our Disney jigsaw that we were going to start tonight for our Family Games Night, but that's Royal Mail for you!! But we did get our Easter Cake delivery and I have to say they were simply delicious.

I took the kids into town to walk off some of that energy and there were teacups to ride in, they begged and pleaded to go on them, but at 2 pound a pop it was very expensive, cue more pleading and whining from the kids until I gave in. It did give me a laugh to watch them spinning around and giggling so much.

On Easter Sunday, Erin tried to wake me up at dear child, it is only acceptable to wake Mummy up at 6am on Christmas Day!! She was just so excited about our little Easter Egg Hunt:

It was very wet and dreary but certainly didn't dampen their spirits.

Yesterday was also the day for the kids to hurt themselves; Erin fell over and hurt her knee and Damian split his head open, both were fine after a little attention and some kisses and cuddles, but it sure scares the crap out of me when it involves head wounds and lots of blood....who would know so a small cut would bleed so much.

So with the kids considerably hurt, I'll leave this post with a few other pics taken over the weekend.

Happy Easter to all!!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

4 Day Easter Weekend

How nice is it to finally have a long weekend: when I wasn't working I totally took my free time for granted and since starting my new job, the weekends fly by too quickly, trying to cram in a weeks worth of housework, parenthood and me time into 2 days doesn't work too well.

So we are now into day 2 of 4, the weather isn't too great but we are waiting in for a postal delivery and cake delivery. The kids are really looking forward to tomorrow and all the fun things we have planned.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Tom Hardy is top Valentine's dream date


According to, the following has been copied from their website.

We've apparently all voted Tom Hardy as the top Valentine's day dream date in a new poll by Digital Spy, with Ryan Gosling at number two.

Here's the full list of dream Valentine's dates, just in case you need some daydream inspiration today… (Just say no to Harry Styles)

1. Tom Hardy
2. Ryan Gosling
3. Bradley Cooper
4. Michael Fassbender
5. Chris Pine
6. David Beckham
7. Robert Pattinson
8. Hugh Jackman
9. Harry Styles
10. George Clooney

I can agree with the top 2, I would have Chris Pine at no. 3....What do you think?