Monday, 17 October 2016

Chessington World of Adventures fun

A few weekends ago now we booked a weekend away at Chessington World of Adventures. It was a spur of the moment idea, but I think those ideas work the best. We booked to stay one night in the Safari Hotel over looking at the animals. We have stayed in that hotel before so we know what the rooms are like.

  We didn't tell Little Miss P until the Friday night when we had our bags packed, she was so excited.  So Saturday morning we jumped in the car and off we went, we did stop off to have a Premier Inn breakfast too as for the price of the breakfast you can eat as much as you want. It was a great way to start the day.

We parked up at that hotel and walked straight to the park, no queues to get in so that was fantastic.
And most of the rides only had about 10 to 15 minute waits. The height of Little Miss P means she can go on all the rides now but she didn't want to go on some, I don't blame her especially Rameses Revenge. I don't even like that ride. Her favourite ride was Scorpion Express, it's like a runaway mine train and over the two days I think we must have gone on it about seven times. She did try a few rides that she wasn't keen on and didn't want to go on them again afterwards. But I'm proud of her for giving them a go. We now know that she likes spinning rides and not up and down rides, well big drops anyway.
There was a ride where you go on a little safari, cleverly called Zafari. You get in a truck type thing and it takes you round to see the animals, I absolutely love that ride and it was one of my favourite ones, you could also see our hotel from it. This ride had the biggest queue though.

  After a full day at the park we went back to our hotel. We went into our room and chilled out, watching a bit of telly then looked out the window at all the animals. We got an early night's sleep after popping to the bar for a drink as it was another full day in the park the next day. We got up for breakfast and it was an all you can eat breakfast again. And as we were staying in the hotel we could get into the park half an hour early to go on some of the rides. So we made the most of that.

It was another fun, full day and we also had a voucher for a pizza or pasta self-service restaurant. And I have to say the food was quite nice. We left the park when it shut and got on the road home but absolutely loved our little time away and would definitely go back there and stay in the hotel (and of course enjoy the theme park) all over again.

Mrs P 

Here is Part Two of our Center Parcs trip hope you enjoy 

Monday, 10 October 2016

Business #2

19th August - 19th September

21st August
So I have got some of the Fabric that I have been waiting for for a while. One bit of I got on the 20th August, I always get two lots, one to sell on and one for me to practice my sewing on. I got the Chip and Mrs Pots fabric & Dumbo fabric.
So I put them on eBay then went out for the day and by the time I came back it had already sold, well the Chip and Mrs Pots one has, so I will need to get some more of that Fabric.

24th August

I sold some more Chip and Mrs Pots fabric and a set of Avon Trendy toes that I got for myself but have never used. I over-estimated the postage on some of them so I hope I don't get bad feedback. I have been looking at a few wholesalers that I would like for the website and I have found about five that I really like the look of.

6th September
Got some lovely new fabric in the post that I will be putting on eBay soon. I have also sold some lovely Dumbo Fabric that is very cute.

11th September 
It's been an good weekend for sales, I have sold two lots of Tsum Tsum fabric and I have finally sold the Love Dance Resin. Not sure if I will get any more of the Love Dance Resin. I think I might see what other Resin they have.

16th September
I keep having Shipping Centre try and buy some things off me but I have read so many bad reviews on them so I have to keep emailing them and saying that I will not sell to them,  And it's a certain bit of fabric all the time. I have sold some Nail Gems that I haven't used, only for £1 but it's better than them sitting around the house.

19th September
So it has seemed to slow down as I haven't really had many sales in the last few days and I am still waiting for a few fabric deliveries.


Mrs P

Here is a little Video about about our Center Paces Trip Hope you like it.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Hello Autumn

Autumn is here and I have to say it's one one my best times of year where you can wear your nice cosy PJs, have the candles on and sit under a blanket with the hubby and Little Miss P watching a film together. And I can't forget the hot coco.

It also means that it's nearly Christmas so that I means I can start Christmas shopping. I have already started but it's the time of year where the shops are getting their Christmas decorations and Christmas gifts in. I really love the decorations in the Disney Store but that's because I love everything Disney (I am a big kid at heart). I have seen people do an Autumn bucket list and I love the idea of that. I would like to work on it with Little Miss P and have a joint one with her, or a family one. That would be great.

The only thing I don't like about Autumn is that the nights get dark very quick and soon we will be walking home from dancing in the dark and I am not a great fan of that.

The only few things that I will miss about the summertime is spending so much time with Little Miss P and the ice cream.

Come back soon as I will be doing my Autumn Bucket list.

Mrs P

Thursday, 29 September 2016

That time again, dance competitions

Oh the joy of dance competitions again, where we spend a small fortune on her 20 minute slots to get them down. Not to mention the cost of some of the dance outfits. And when she does the dance practice she does not look happy, she looks like she's having the worst time but I think that's just her concentrating. I am still not sure if she likes it but I know she likes dancing when she's in her class. I think it may be a different matter for the competitions. I have asked her so many times if she wants to do them and she always says yes. 

Next year she has said that she wants to do less, so I think next time she will do just one dance solo, one song and the group dance. From a purely selfish it takes up so much time in October as it's every weekend all the way in Canvey Island, which is not close, it's about 45 mins away. So it is a whole day when she has them on.

As I write this I am sitting in one of her rehearsals and some of the bigger girls (I mean older girlies) are brilliant. I am watching two of the older girls and they are so in time and a little funny to watch really... not in a bad way, in a really good way. The girls are so nice as well so I hope they get in the top 3. I want to say that about Little Miss P but her sections are so big with about 20 different girls in them so I don't think she will get in the top 3. But who knows, she might surprise me. I would love her to as it would build her confidence. We will have to wait and see.

Mrs P

He is one of my little Video If you fancy a watch

Monday, 26 September 2016

Back into a Routine

It's that time where we have to get back into a routine, with Little Miss P going back to school, me going back to work and dancing lessons back on for the little lady. I think I need to get into a better routine though and start to write my day-to-day list.

I really need to start my routine in a different way so I have been looking up what people do and watching people's YouTube videos. I have found a few that have inspired me and a lot of the ones I like are all to do with self help. OK I know what some of you are thinking, and I know what some of my family may be thinking if they read this, she has gone a little mad, but I will explore this and see where it can take me. I'm going to look into this in more detail.

I have set up a little sheet for Little Miss P and what we are planning to do on each day of the week. Little things like reading her school book and when dancing lessons are. I think she is better at visualising things so I hope that this will help her out and it also helps me out and keeps me on track with what's going on.

Let's see how quickly I can back into a routine. This all starts on the 12th September.

Mrs P

Thursday, 22 September 2016

The difference between boys and girls

 At the moment I am staying at my sister's house and she has two boys, one of which is six and one of which is two, and of course my little lady who is now eight. They are very different I think boys and girls... well at this younger age they are.

Little Miss P is calm and is happy on her own, normally doing what I ask of her. She might need to be asked a few times though. But the boys are in a league of their own. Don't get me wrong they are lovely and I can get some great hugs from them, but wow they are hard work. They like to push each other over and you have to tell them about 10 times, but they still don't listen.

Also the boys have no fear of going head first in the pool and just running into things. I asked my sister what she thinks is the main difference and she said that it's that they just don't stop, they go all day whereas Little Miss P will have a little bit of chill out time now and then.

Hope you all had a lovely day. And let me know what you think?

Mrs P

Monday, 19 September 2016

Starting the Fun - Business #1

If you are reading this blog post and haven't read what I've always wanted then go and check that one out first as you might understand more.

So I have been thinking about things to sell on eBay and I have made a bit of money, not much only about £10. I have bought some fabric with that money that I have then sold on and that seems to be working so far, so I have bought some more. At the moment I am -£0.13 but that's due to me waiting for some fabric to come in the post to sell on. I missed the delivery so it's now waiting for me to pick it up at the post office.

I have found a website for creating online shops for free called freewebstore that my sister-in-law uses for her website Little Dolly Clothes Shop. She seems to be doing well with it and she's great at sewing, so that is perfect for her.

I don't want to make loads and loads of money (well it would be nice but not a need), it's just to live a happy and comfortable life where the hubby and I can take the summer holidays off and go travelling as a family... that would be great (even if it's just a dream at the moment).

I will let you know how the next month goes in the next business blog.

Mrs P