Thursday, 18 May 2017

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

If you have read any of Nicholas Sparks' books you will know that you'll probably end up crying at the end of them. And it turns out that his films are no different.
Save Haven is about a young woman called Katie who appears in a small town called Southport. Her sudden arrival raises questions about her path and she is very determined to avoid answering them. This is until she starts a relationship with a widowed store owner called Alex who is kindhearted and has two young children. Katie has another close bond with the neighbour called Jo (woman). Katie slowly begins to let her guard down on this close-knit community and becomes very attracted to Alex and his family. But her past catches her up and she has to decide whether to run or stay and fight her past. She chooses to stay. Even if it means putting her own life at risk and the ones that she's fallen in love with.

I absolutely love this film, I've never watched a Nicholas Sparks film before but from now on I am going to watch all of them and yes I did cry towards the end. I don't want to give it away just in case you haven't seen this film but if you need a good cry or are you just need to get your sadness out you need to watch these films. Don't think I've ever read a Nicholas Sparks book but I know most of my family have. I am glad that Katie does get her happy ending but at the end I wasn't expecting that where the storyline actually went but it was a great storyline. I need to actually find out if Stockport is a real place in South Carolina because it looks beautiful there. And one of the main characters Alex is not bad to watch on telly either, he's kind of good looking so that always helps watching a film. Alex's children in this film are an absolutely brilliant actor and actress and I think I will go far. 

Love
Mrs P

Monday, 8 May 2017

Family Holiday Isle of Wight

Over the Easter holiday we went away for a week to the Isle of Wight, to a lovely bit just off East Cowes. It overlooked the sea and had a lovely bit of beach. We stayed in a place called Coastal Retreat, they are Self catering lodges including a washing machine, full kitchen, towels and all the utensils you could need. Some of them even had a Private Hot Tub, which our one did and we made a lot of use out of it. We used it every day, sometimes three times a day.

They also have a lovely restaurant in the sister place Woodside Retreat, just a 2 min walk from the Coastal Retreat through the woods. The restaurant is lovely and the staff are so friendly. I would 100% recommend them.

But we didn't just stay in the Lodge we went to see what the Isle of Wight has to offer. It is a very small island but a very cute one as well. We did a little thing each day and only done a few full day things. One of the full day things was going to see the Needles, it was great and we went on a speed boat!! The beach was lovely and they also have a few rides that you can go on like the tea cups and other small rides. We also went to a place called Blackgang Chine. I have to say it wasn't a great place, so next time we will not be going there... the only thing that was good was that it has a dinosaur park where you walk around and that was good but still not worth the price in my mind. Little Miss P has done a little YouTube video about it so I will leave it below for you.

Love
Mrs P

Thursday, 4 May 2017

April Lookover

9th April - We have just got back from a lovely time away in the Isle of Wight. It was just the three of us and we stayed at a place called Woodside Coastal Retreat, that over looks the sea and the best bit is it has a hot tub that we can use whenever we want. One night we were in it very late and I loved that. Not sure why I just did and I will be doing a blog post about the place where we stayed.
The holiday itself was lovely,we spent lot of time just chilling out in the lodge and a few trips out at the beach and things like that. It was a great holiday.

13th April -  Little Miss P is still off school and Mr P has gone back to work but he is back off on Friday until Tuesday as it's Easter so that means a long weekend. The only plan I think we have is to go and see some family.

18th April - It's now about 9.30pm and I am sitting in bed about to watch Lucifer. I love this show at the moment. Over the weekend we went to see both our families and that means we got lots of Easter Eggs. Also each time we got some lovely weather that meant we could spend a lot time outside in the gardens. But from tonight the weather will be going back to being cold again just in time for Little Miss P to go back to school.

27th April - It's been a while and not much has happened really. But the other day Little Miss P got her dancing exam result and she has passed, but not just passed she got Commended and she was so happy with that. Bless her, that makes me a proud mummy. She's worked very hard over the month with dancing and music.

30th April - Little Miss P spent the night at Nanny's house last night, just her and Nanny I think she likes it like that as it's nice and chilled out. I also went to see Little Rosie who is getting so big now. Little Miss P has a little treat today, she had a little photo shoot in her dancing wear I think she liked it but she hasn't said much about it. I hope everyone had a lovely April and let's see what May will bring.

Love
Mrs P

Thursday, 27 April 2017

TV of the Moment


Line Of Duty
This is a BBC programme that we got into last year, it's about some detectives in unit AC-12 who look into corrupt units or other detectives in the police force and work out if they need to be sacked etc, that's the best way to explain it. But it's that type of programme that keeps you guessing if she really is and who killed that person and how it will all fit together. I am usually very good at this type of show and get the right person but this one I still don't 100% know.

Lucifer
This is a show on Amazon Prime and we have just started watching it. As per what it's called it's about the Devil who has taken a long holiday to LA. The main man is called Lucifer Morningstar (the Devil) who is unhappy in Hell, so he then runs a nightclub in Los Angeles called "Lux", with the assistance of his demonic ally Mazikeen. Lucifer becomes involved with the LAPD when he begins to assist Detective Chloe Decker in crime cases. He becomes fascinated with Decker when she appears to be immune to his powers. This is so funny and the humour is great, really my sort of style. I can't wait to be watching more of this with the hubby.

Monday, 24 April 2017

The Rest of March


24th March - One more week until Little Miss P is off school for two and a half weeks. Yes I can't wait, we are planning to have lots of fun, I don't know what to do with Little Miss P yet but I am planning it to be full of fun and hoping to do lots of things in the garden if the weather is nice. eBay has started going well again as I have the fabric in now, and I'm now hoping that Mr P will be bringing me some more when he gets home (that reminds me, I need to text him).

27th March - Just got in from work and so far it's been a good day, I had an appraisal at work and that went fine, lasted all of 10 mins. On eBay I sold a few things over the weekend and my little family are doing great. Can't wait until Summer's off school for two and half weeks over Easter. I plan to do lots of baking with her and playing in the garden if the weather lets us.

Not too sure where the rest of March went, but I hope you all enjoyed it.

Love
Mrs P

Thursday, 20 April 2017

March

 1st March - Where has the time gone, I have to say I'm not in entirely sure where February went, it, kind of just flew bye. This month has lots going on, not for me but for Little Miss P and Mr P. Just like every other month really. But this month Mr P has a show that he's MDing for and Little Miss P has two exams, her singing and dancing exams. I am not sure how this month will go but I hope it's fun.

6th March - The weekend went by so quickly. On Saturday morning Little Miss P had a birthday party to go to, it was her best friend's and they went to Kids Space, there were about 8 kids from her school that went and that evening we went to our friend's house for dinner and a few drinks. It was lovely to see them and have a catch up. On Sunday Little Miss P, my Mum and I went to go and see my Nanna and have dinner at her house, it was lovely and I also saw my Cousin and her Boyfriend. Nannna makes a lovely roast Dinner. And now for today, well not much has happened other then the normal.

20th March - Well let's start with eBay, it's going great. I have sold so much over the last few days and I have loved it. I have sold lots of different things but mainly fabric and a few pairs of socks, which I find a little bit weird. Work is OK it's just work and I do get money to put towards our Disney Trip that I hope to book for next year. Little Miss P is doing well and she seems to be doing really well at most things at the moment, which is great. Let's see what the 2nd half of March will bring, with eBay and Little Miss P and her exams.

Love
Mrs P

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Meet Rosie


Meet my new little niece Rosie Maria Flack born 18/02/2017 at 1.40pm, weight 6lb and 14oz. She is a little cutie with a little bit of dark brown hair, and a squishy nose. I love the fact that I can give her back when she starts crying, even though her cries are not much at the moment just a little whimper. Her big sister Isabelle is so proud of her and is always wanting to kiss her. Isabelle is only two years old and at the moment I think she thinks she's a doll and a novelty. I'm sure she will soon grow out of that.

I think she really looks like her Dad as she has all her Dad's features, but I wonder if she will still look like her Dad in a few years' time.  As she was three weeks early she doesn't really fit in any of her clothes at the moment as they all too big for her. But I am guessing it will not take too long before she fits into them.

Not much else to say about her at the moment as she is so small and new.

Love
Mrs P