Monday, 16 October 2017

Loving at the moment

1) Let's just start off with food. Brie, tomato chutney and crackers, it's a lovely evening treat if you're still a little bit peckish after dinner. Me and the other half usually have some while watching the evening programs. We don't have it every night, because I think if we did it would be really unhealthy. I'm just really enjoying the flavour of it at moment.

2) The song Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked. I don't know why I keep listening to it at the moment, I just do and normally in the morning before I go to work. It's just an overall a great song.
It's on YouTube that I listen to it when I am getting ready for work.

3) Bull, this is a TV show that is based on trial science, it's on Channel 5 and is absolutely fantastic. It's got the same guy in it from NCIS. If I was you I'd go over and check the program out, I've even got the other half into watching it.

4) My Disney app, I actually don't really need to use this app at the moment but I'm still on it every other day to see what time the park is open at and to look at all the restaurants. You see what you need to book when the time comes. Also I'm keeping an eye on the ride times to see what would be best to use my fast passes for.

Mrs P

Monday, 9 October 2017

Back to School

It has been a month since Little Miss P has been back to school and I think I can now finally say that we are back into a proper routine. Maybe not the routine that I plan to have. But it is a routine.
Little Miss P has gone back to school on form, and I mean that in a way that she has gone back to school and kicked it in the bum. She is doing so well with her reading, and brilliantly in her maths. I couldn't ask for any better. She's happy that she's got the same teacher again but instead of being Miss Hobart she is now Mrs Finley and is at least four months' pregnant. I'm guessing that by Christmas she will be going on maternity leave and Little Miss P will probably be getting a supply teacher for the rest of the year. Let's see how that will go as it does take Little Miss P a while to see if she likes the teacher or not. 

Some of Little Miss P's friends aren't always being that nice at the moment, so I've said to her go and find someone else to play with. And when one of them comes running back to you because they are in an argument tell them to go away and that you're not sorting it out. As she seems to be the one that was solving the arguments. I think she's being brave at school and actually standing up for herself now, which is a good thing. I just hate the thought of people walking all over her.

That's all I've got on the school update at the moment, I will do another one after Christmas.

Here is a little video of Little Miss P's top five Disney things, I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

September Lookover

7th - We are well and truly back into routine, Little Miss P is back to school and dancing, I am back to work, Mr P is back into doing all his music things, so yeah we are back to it. I'm not going to lie, it has been a struggle. The fact that I have to actually get up and I can't lie in until 9 o'clock in the morning, I wish I could though. Right now I'm just trying to find a pattern to fit everything in and have a bit of time for me, before I go to sleep. 
 Work is okay, at the moment we have two new people with us now, and they seem to be okay. And settling in okay. And surprisingly all the kids seemed to settle in okay, it was like we haven't even had a six week break.

11th - Well its been 16 years since 9/11, wow time has gone by and I hope that Little Miss P gets to do at least a 1 min silence in school today. I think they still should do due to how many people died.
It's the 2nd week now back to school and work and getting back into a routine. My hours at work have been cut only by 30mins a day but it's being taken over by an apprentice on like £2.90 an hour. Not that happy about it but it does make perfect business sense, and it seems to be the way the school is run now.

18th - It's Monday today and I have come out with a cold, Little Miss P got one over the weekend. I think she's given it to me even though I do work in a school and I have been sneezed at in the face twice by kids. I could've got it from them. At the moment I have got a really sore throat and my ear hurts. Everything else is fine at the moment. What I need is my throat sweets and a hot water bottle and I should be fine.

Mrs P

Take a look at my video of our birthday week, thanks

Monday, 2 October 2017

Disney Planning - 10mth - booking flight

We have 10 months until our Disney holiday and I have finally booked flights, yes I know most people book everything at the same time but I am not like most people. As I do with all our flights I went straight to Kayak,  as we booked flights with them last time and we trusted it. Once we found our flights it takes you to another website to book them (Kayak is like Go Compare's website but for travel). It said the best price was from a website called Budget Airlines but I have never heard of them before so we went to the next best and that was It cost £10 more booking at Expedia but I'm happy as I don't think the company is going to be going under any time soon. 

So our first flight is from Gatwick to Orlando, with British Airways but we actually booked it through Liberia, a Spanish airline. We actually saved about hundred pounds, it's to do with code Sharing. I don't know how it all works but never mind. 

On the way home it got booked through British airways but we are flying with Aer Lingus. On the way home we have booked a flight from Orlando to Dublin, then there is about an hour and a half gap before our next flight Dublin to Heathrow. This is the cheapest way to do it. If we booked these flights for Aer Lingus it would've been more expensive. 

Just shows that it's worth looking around.

This is not a sponsored post or anything but I would hundred percent recommend Kayak.

Mrs P

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.

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.

Mrs P