Monday, 9 July 2018

Marie Antoinette - Film Review

This film review is all about the film Marie Antoinette. I loved this film when I was about 20 years old, it stars Kirsten Dunst and it's all about her life. I was bored the other day so I thought I would re-watch it and I still enjoyed it, just not as much as I did when I was in my 20s. 

This film is definitely a chick flick, it's all about Marie Antoinette when she became the Queen of France. She was very young and she was betrothed to King Louis XVI at the age of 14. It brings to life a new a interpretation of the teenage queen, she is a very beautiful but naive queen and enters the French courts, which have a lot of conspiracy and lots of scandal. Without any guidance she turns into a young girl rebel and she is known as the most misunderstood French monarch.

I have to say my favourite bit in the movie is when they're trying on all the dresses, make up and different hairstyles. Outfits of that time were absolutely amazing. It's the famous scene where she says "Let them eat cake" and in that scene they have lots of different cakes and macaroons there. It's just a very bright, colourful and fun part of the film.

Honestly I think this film is definitely designed for the teenage to 20s audience, but I did still enjoy it. 

As I used to promote my daughter's vlog I will be doing that again for her so this week's one is when we went to see Taylor Swift...


Mrs P

Monday, 25 June 2018


It's that time of year again when we have to look for teachers' gifts. I don't like doing the normal things for people but I like chocolate and flowers. I think they must go through lots of chocolate and flowers as you just see everyone bringing them in. I like something slightly different, not completely out there as I would hope the teachers like it, and it's actually kind of easy to buy for a woman teacher, but for a man teacher it's really hard. So I thought I'd give you some ideas for both women and men teachers, that are not just flowers or chocolate's.

 First, for a woman teacher...
Stationery, everyone loves a bit of stationery. A lovely pen, notepad or to do lists. You can buy them from pretty much anywhere depending on your budget. If you're after something cheap you go to the pound shop and pick up some lovely things or if you have a bit more money places like Clintons or W H Smith, they always have a lovely stationery section. 

Beauty products, you need to know the teacher for this one and that you think they have helped your kid out a lot. A nice bottle of perfume if you know what make they use, or a lovely smelling bubble bath and candles.
Now for the men...
To tell you the truth I actually don't know what's best to get men teachers as Little Miss P has never had one, but if she ever gets one this is what I will get them. The first one would be homemade brownies, or some sort of traybake. Or perhaps a really nice tie.

Alcohol as most men drink alcohol, so I think this one is a safe bet. But not wine, maybe a spirit. Or a few flavoured beers.

Yep that is pretty much all I've got for the men teachers, sorry. 

But most of all when you go and buy their presents just try think about how you would feel if you got it and if you would like it.

Mrs P

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Disney Wishlist

I have seen this in a YouTube video and I am thinking about doing it on my Disney YouTube channel, Parkers Do Disney. But this also works well with a blog post, so here  I am. I will only keep it to five things on the Disney wishlist and keep it to Disney World things only. 
As I always do, I will start with number 5.

5) Go on a shopping spree. I know this will be extremely dangerous and very bad for our bank account, but it would so much fun and all the things would look so good in our house and on me, mainly the bags hanging off my shoulder. They have so many nice bags in the shops. 

4) Get a group photo with all the Disney Princesses together with you in the middle. I don't think I have ever seen a photo like this but how amazing would it be to get. My daughter would really like this to happen too.

3) Go to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. It would be amazing to see all the villains out and about as you don't normally get to see them any other time of the year. And to do trick or treating in the Disney parks.

2) Stay in every Disney hotel from the value ones to the top ones where it would cost an arm and a leg to stay there. So far I have stayed in two. First trip was Caribbean Beach resort and our last trip was Port Orleans Riverside. Both have been very nice and I would stay in them again. 

1) Own a house on Disney Property. You can now buy your own house on Disney property and the place is called Golden Oak. We went past this place every single day from our hotel to one of the parks. The houses cost between $2-3 million, but they all look amazing. As you're on Disney property it will only take you a few minutes to get to the parks. I know this one will probably never happen but a girl can dream.

Monday, 30 April 2018

I lost it for a bit

So over the month of February and March I think I've lost the idea of doing the blogs and YouTube, even though at the beginning of the year I said I'm going to do it every single week and I just haven't. I don't know why, I just seem to have lost the enthusiasm of doing it. But now I've had a great week away with my family in Disney World Orlando and I am back to feeling energised and motivated to do it! So although I failed the first three months of the year I'm back. I'm planning not to work my arse off on this though, I actually just do this for pleasure and I have missed doing it.

    It was nice taking those two months off, as you can see from the last week I've just uploaded some January ones that I did and just didn't upload. 

  I have a few plans for my blog which I am pretty excited about, but most of the plans won't be done till next year now. 

I will be posting similar contents, I'm also hoping to be posting more Disney things as I'm a big Disney fan. Also day-to-day life and everything else in between. My aim is to still put to blog post up a week, but there will definitely be one a week and that will always be a Thursday. 

  Let's see if can now continue the rest of this year how I plan to.

Mrs P

Little ones PJS Fashion lookbook

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Disney Holiday Shopping

Yes we are going to Disney World this year and I have already started shopping, mainly because every time I go in to Primark there are some lovely new Disney things in there. Some really nice Disney things for me and even some lovely things for Little Miss P.  
It's kind of funny now as Little Miss P has size 3 feet so they obviously do the same shoes for me and her, I think we will be wearing the same shoes when we are away. She is actually really looking forward to wearing the same as me, I think it's going to be really cute. 
I like the clothes I have been buying, and little toiletries as well, most the stuff I buy from Boots, they have a brilliant range of toiletries and I love the little Aussie hair collection they have. It's just so cute in miniature.
Everything I've been buying in Primark even my Disney bags, I have one that's black with Minnie Mouse in kind of a Mardi Gras face. And Little Miss P has a little black bag with just the Mickey is on, this bag is smaller than my bag. I don't think shall be using this most days, normally it's me with all the things in the bag (just call me a donkey). Ee-or. Hehe.

The cutest outfit for Little Miss P that I've got is a white pair of shorts, that will go with a white Mickey Mouse t-shirt that I got her, or a lovely grey kind of sports effect one. I'm just not a hundred percent sure if I like her wearing white shorts in Disney - I can see them getting very dirty very easily. No I'm not saying that kind of outfit for a nice meal one evening.

Mrs P

Also remember I have a YouTube channel... it would be great if you can go and check it out

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Did I do January goals

 Well did I do my January Goals?

I have missed one day on my blog and that was Monday 22nd, it's ok though I don't mind missing it once in a while.

I have sold more than 21 things on eBay, which I am happy about. Might need to set my target higher in February.

With YouTube it's going well, I have missed a week on YouTube but only one so again I don't mind.

I have a box of things ready to take photos of and to put on sale with eBay. It's just finding the time to do it with good light, which is hard at the moment as it's always dark and not nice weather.

With the Etsy shop I have worked out what would likely sell and I have started to make the things for it and I have so many other ideas which I would like to have on it but I am just going to take it easy. I have got the Instagram name for it and some photos are up already (@summerminniegifts). It would be great if you can go and check it out.
I have started reading a book called The Confusion of Karen Carpenter by Jonathan Harvey. I've only done one chapter, but so far so good.

- To have at least two blog posts up a week 
     -Already have five ready and scheduled
- I have missed one day of blog posts
- To have one YouTube video up a week 
- To sell at least 15 things on eBay
- Sort out more things to sell
- To have the first 15 things on my Etsy shop to go live on the 1st February 
    -  Work out what to sell
    -  Get them made ready for photos 
    -  Have all items on Etsy with good descriptions
- Start Instagram account ready for it (have already got name for it)
- To start to read a book

I think for January I did a good job. I could have worked more and I need to learn from that, but other thing I did pretty well.

Mrs P

Thursday, 5 April 2018

January Lookover

So I know I have been a bad blogger, I have just seemed to lose touch with it but I am now back and ready to go and just playing catch up for a bit. So here we go.

9th - We are well and truly into the new year, Mr P is back at work, Little Miss P is back at school and I am now back at work. So far the year is going well, I've set myself up a few challenges and I always do myself a monthly challenge to get to bigger goals. So at the moment that is keeping me motivated, but today is a bit different as I have seem to have woken up with a headache. Planning to do a few other things this morning but I decided with my headache just to start this bit of the post. 
We have decided to buy a smoothie maker and last night we got it and tried it out. And this smoothie actually tasted quite nice, it's just more of a way of trying to get some more fruit inside of us as we are not a very healthy family (we like our chocolate). The first one I made for Little Miss P and it was a mango and strawberry smoothie with a bit of coconut and almond milk in it, it's very nice and I would recommend it.

31st - For some reason I haven't really been up for writing on my blog, I don't know why. So we are still on the smoothies, I have one at least one a week. I  think it's doing some good to me. Well I can definitely say I am having more fruit and so is Little Miss P and Mr P. Not much else has happened in January other than getting back into the routine. Let's bring on February.

Mrs P

Here is Little Lady's 'What's in my Travel Bag' video