Thursday, 7 September 2017

August Lookover Part Two

23rd - We are off on a tiny adventure, we are going to stay at my sister's house in Braintree for two nights. I am looking after my two nephews, well my sister has work very early in the morning. I'm looking forward to spending some time with them, but one thing about my nephews is they wake up very early. And I am not an early bird person.
On a different note my eBay sales have been great recently. I like the way it's going, that's with me and for once one thing is going nicely. I like to try and do something different, but still do all the other things too. So I just need to work out what it's going to be.

26th -  I feel absolutely knackered, I have just spent the past two days looking after my two very energetic nephews, that like waking up at 6 o'clock in the morning. I love them both to bits but they really need to learn to lay in a bit. They were very good for me even though the little one likes to moan a lot and he always asks for food. I am just glad I'm back in my own house and mainly my own bed, there's nothing like your own bed. Everything is packed away from a few days there and I've had a nice relaxing bath, while Mr P cooks ravioli from scratch with Little Miss P. I'm really looking forward to it as I am really hungry.
  It's the last week of Little Miss P being off school before she goes back for the new term. She is now to be year five. My plan for the next week is to make it as fun as possible

29th - Today was an on unexpected day, I didn't realise my mum was off work for a week and she wanted to see Little Miss P and I so we went into Romford for some shopping.  I got Little Miss P some new school shoes that are size 3 in the adult range in Sainsbury's, which I find a little crazy. They are very cute though. I also picked up two set of PJs, they are the same as each other one for me and one set for Little Miss P and they are for our Disney trip next year, they are cute.

Love
Mrs P

Here is what Little Miss P got got for her birthday hope you enjoy

Monday, 4 September 2017

Family Holiday


So this year our family holiday was to Scotland, I have never been to Scotland before so I was looking forward to the adventure. The thing I wasn't looking forward towards to was the car ride. Seven hours in the car isn't what I call fun so we decided to break up the journey.

On day one we drove to the Lake District and stayed in a Premier Inn. We actually drove to Lake Windermere and jumped on a boat for a ride on the lake and went to the aquarium. And had a nice pub dinner.

Day two was the rest of the drive, to Forest holidays Scotland, never actually had a Forest holidays before so we weren't too sure what to expect. When we turned up the place was beautiful, and the lodge that we stayed in was beautiful as well. We had a hot tub, log burning fire, a very spacious front room and kitchen, perfect for a few days there. As soon as we got all our bags in we went straight in the hot tub. The rest of out time in the Lodge we stayed onsite or just went outside it. As we were staying in one of Scotland's national parks we went off on a venture up, well in the mountains. We didn't go all the way up but I'm pretty sure we got halfway up. We also went out with Ranger Jack who showed us how to make a fire, what types of leaves we could eat, and what healing powers some other plants have. We even made a tent by the loch, roasted marshmallows and had pine tea. It was a great two hours. We even went to the quiz night, didn't do too great but the whole fun of it is actually just having a laugh.

For one night we stayed at a Hilton hotel in the Cairngorms, it was a lovely drive to get there as we went past Ben Nevis and Lock Ness but we didn't see the Loch Ness monster sadly. The hotel that we stayed in was fantastic the kids. It had a play group that the kids can go to for free for two hours between a certain time. Also there was a disco for the kids and a decent size swimming pool, plus a really good park and other little things. Food was good as well, one night we had Italion style buffet and breakfast was a buffet style too. Nice and easy when you have kids in tow.

I would definitely like to go to Scotland again and maybe stay in the Cairngorms a bit more.

Here is a little video of our Holiday

Thursday, 31 August 2017

August Lookover Part One

1st - It's our Birthday week, Little Miss P's is on Thursday and mine is on Saturday, so the first week in August is pretty exciting. Mr P always has it off work for our birthdays and we normally do some fun things, and we are also going on a little holiday to Scotland.

4th - It was Little Miss P's birthday yesterday and we bought her tickets to see Wind and the Willows the Musical at the west end. It was absolutely fantastic (more detail in a blog post to come) and would 100% recommend it. We also went to Frankie & Benny's afterwards for dinner, when Little Miss P ordered her dessert she got a massive sparkler in it and the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to her. I think she loved it and loved the attention being on her for a couple of minutes.

14th - We have just got back from our holiday to Scotland, it was a very relaxing holiday. And even though it was in Scotland we did get some sunshine, even though it was raining back home. There will be a more detailed post about the holiday. We stayed in fourr different places and we drove up to Scotland which is about seven hours drive, so we split it into two days.  But now we are home it's the fun of doing loads of washing, going to the shops just to buy milk and bread to get us through that few days until our next shop.

17th - It's been a few days now that we have been back from our holiday and we seem to be working well as a family and things are in a bit of a better routine. All the little jobs that need doing go on a chalkboard. Mr P seems a lot more chilled out and not working as late at the moment, I think he's still in a bit of holiday mood.

We have also been meeting up with one of Little Miss P's friends from school which I think they are both enjoying.

Love
Mrs P

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Loving at the moment

I used to love doing this sort of blog post, and I'm not entirely sure why I stopped doing them. I'm going to bring these back, where I just put five things that I am loving at the moment. I mainly enjoy doing his blog post so I can look back on them in the future and see what I was into.

1) First up is my Canon EOS 600D I have found love again for taking photos and using it to film and make memories. It's a great camera and takes great photos. I will be using it for our Holiday.

2) My Disney Experience. This is an app you get when you book a Disney holiday. I can't use the app properly because you book fast passes with it and they're not available yet. I am using it at the moment to keep an eye on how big the queues are for when I book the rides.

3) Beauty and the Beast Big sleeve. When you get a big sleeve DVD it kind of reminds me of how a vinyl disc would come. You get a Blu Ray DVD, a DVD bonus disc and exclusive art cards. I haven't even opened this yet as I got it for my birthday, but I am absolutely in love with it, it's just so beautiful.

4) Hot Tubs. Yes I know I'm saying hot tubs but when we were on holiday and had a hot tub it was absolutely luxurious. We were in it as much as we could on holiday, it is just so relaxing. Would love to have fun in one in the garden.

5) My laptop. It is not the most up-to-date laptop but it's my little laptop and I love it. It lets me write my blog, put my photos on it and it is pretty fast when it wants to be. I use it every day so I think it deserves and mention.

Love
Mrs P

Here is a little Video of our time at Ashlynsfarms. Hope you like it.


Monday, 21 August 2017

We Booked Disney

Yes, I'm super excited we have booked Disney, not just any Disney trip we have booked Disney World in Florida. Yep next year will be jumping on a plane for an 8 hour trip across the ocean to the sunny world of Orlando. We have booked our Disney hotel and our tickets but we still need to book the flights. 

   We will be staying at Port Orleans Riverside, in a royal guest room where it is all done very princesses style. I thought Little Miss P would love this room and it's a special treat. She has done so well this year at school and even handling breaking her wrist really well. Didn't really moan at all other when it got itchy.   
 I have never stayed in that hotel before so I'm pretty excited about it, trying new experiences.
We have finally logged on to our Disney Experience online, it did take ages and I did have to ring them up twice to actually get it working but it is now finally working although I can't book anything yet. But it's nice having it on there ready.

I can't wait for the countdown to begin, and as I write this we have 252 days to go.

Love
Mrs P

Fun Little Video about our time in Southend

Thursday, 3 August 2017

July - Part Two


9th July - I have finally been told who it is that Little Miss P has for a Teacher next year and I am pretty surprised with who she's got, there were two teachers that I wanted her to get and that's Mr C or Mrs B because they both seemed like they would make a good teacher, and every time I walk past their class the class always seems happy and relaxed, but she has got her teacher from last year, Mrs F. I am really happy with that but I am a little surprised they've done that as they don't normally. At least the kids know her. And they know the way that works better for her, she knows the way they work.

20th July - It was Little Miss P's last day at school today, well last day in Year Four and I think she was pretty excited about it with 6 1/2 weeks off school now. That evening I went to a little work thing for a few hours. It wasn't much but I enjoyed it and I don't normally go to those sort of things. I just hope I didn't make a pratt of myself, and if I did I am not that worried as I don't hang out with them outside of work.

22nd July - I went for my first run, well half jog half run, and I actually really enjoyed it. Little Miss P came with me as she had to as I will not leave her on her own yet (she's too young for that) and I think Little Miss P really enjoyed it too. I will continue to do it over the summer holidays with her then when she's back to school I will do it on my own.

27th July - Well the weather has been pants for the first week of the school holiday so it has been about doing things with Little Miss P in the house. She wants to starts a YouTube channel all about Disney so I have helped her do that, she has done about four videos and it's not starting until September. We have been doing other little bits too, but it's been a nice chilled out week ready for a fun August.

Love
Mrs P

Monday, 24 July 2017

End of School Report

I have finally got her end of year reports, and I have to say I'm a pretty happy mummy right now. And it is exactly what I expected. Well most of it was, I was little surprised with one of them, but I will get more into that as I go down the list. 

First up is about what she is generally like as a child in school. And as they say every year she is a pleasure to teach, and that she has a very good attitude towards her learning and her confidence in her ability is growing steadily. In particular in maths. But in her enthusiasm to do well she can sometimes rush things, so just needs to slow down and take a more careful approach to her work to make sure it's really is her best. She is mature with the ability to emphasise and has a sensible attitude, which makes her an excellent role model. She has some solid friendships but it would be good for her to expand her circle of friends.

It was lovely reading that but one bit I don't really like is the whole mature thing, she's only 8 and I think she shouldn't take things so seriously. And when I was reading this out her she said she has to sit with all the boys because that makes her the sensible one at the table.

Her attendance is absolutely brilliant and all her absences are due to her breaking her wrist or having a music exam, so can't complain about that one either. 

She pretty much got expected level in everything and A for effort in everything, except reading. I know my little lady doesn't really enjoy reading she finds it pretty boring, and her mind gets sidetracked in how she thinks the story should go, not what the author wrote. So in Reading she got emerging and effort B, I find it a little funny really.

Now onto maths and this is the one I was a little bit surprised about, to me Little Miss P is brilliant at maths, she is fantastic and fast at adding and taking away, knows all her times tables up to 12,  her maths target is "I can multiply a two digit or three digit number by a one digit number using written methods". I think I know what that means but to tell you the truth I'm not 100% sure. Is that going to be something along the lines of 33×4, well that's what I'm guessing anyway.

All the other subjects are expected and A for effort. One bit in the PE section did make me laugh though, a bit about putting what she's learnt in PE into good practice during sports day. The thing you have to remember is that she broke her wrist on sports day so if she learns how to balance a bit better we would have been alright, lol.

During the summer I would like to work with her on some school stuff so she doesn't go back to school and start from scratch, and I normally use the report to help me work out what I need to work with her on. I'll work on her reading and maths and her English and spelling more than anything else, but that wasn't mentioned at all in the report.

As I have said before I am happy with her report and a proud mummy.

Love 
Mrs P