Monday, 29 December 2014

Weekend in London Town - Day One

Well on Saturday the 20th we had a lovely weekend in London Town. We only live 40 mins away on the train and we could easily drive there. Mr P was working that day so we met him at our lovely Hotel that he booked for us as a lovely treat. It was the Hilton Canary Wharf. We had one of the posh rooms, it was so big with two big TVs, a really big bed and of course had a little bed for for Little Miss P.

My Mum came with us and stayed with us until Mr P got there. My Mum even got herself some Room Service and when we got there they gave Little Miss P a little art pack thing to do and keep her busy in the room. When Mr P got there we had a little walk around London to take in the sights at night. I have to say you forget how beautiful London is when you live so close to it.

I got so happy when I saw the Coca Cola lorry, I have been wanting to see one for ages now and we as we were walking across Tower Bridge I saw it and had to get my photo taken by it. They were packing up so we didn't get any free Coca Cola but that was OK as I don't really drink it, well I do but with a shot of Malibu in it, hehe.

After that we went back to our hotel room for a bit of food and some sleep before our fun day in Winter Wonderland.

Come back and read what we got up to on day two.

Mrs P

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Working on 2015 blog posts

So I am sitting here watching George Clarke's Amazing Spaces with a pad next to me, laptop on my lap and a hot coco just on the side so I can just about reach it when I fancy a drink.

Left to right, me and my sister

I am wanting to get a little bit ahead of 2015 and start to think about what blog posts I am hoping to write. I'd like to get some ideas written down and maybe start to write a few.

I am planning to do more baking and cooking blogs like my peanut butter cookies that all my family love. A little bit less on Little Miss P as now she has her own one.. I will leave things for her blog, like all her outfit ones will be on there. Here is Little Miss P's link.

I might even get myself to do an OOTD. Just need to be brave and maybe do more home interiors.

One thing I do know is that I will be doing at least one book review every month, maybe more.

That's it for now, my eyes are getting tired and I better spend some time with the hubby.

Well I am going to take my blog to the next level and get it it's own web name, woohoo. And I will get the logo on the top of it. I want to make sure that I post at least once a week, every week and on the same day.

I am thinking about doing it every Monday & Wednesday each week and every so often have one on a Friday. And if I have a lot to say perhaps I will doing more.

Mrs P

Here is Little Miss P's youtube... please go and take look, she would like it if you do.

Monday, 22 December 2014

What 2014 Brought.

Well 2014 has had its ups and downs

I will be looking back over my blog to see what we got up to

We saw Sleeping Beauty at Hawkey Hall in Woodford, made lots of cupcakes, my sister moved into her new house, did a book review, I did a lovely review on my wedding dress. We went to Butlins for Mr P's brass band competition and the the heating stopped again. We had a flood in the hallway and the front room.

I started off doing a little bit of couponing, it was mine and the hubby's 5th wedding anniversary, we had  terrible weather with high winds and we even had one of our BBQs. We relaid the floor in the hallway. Mr P and I went to see The Duck House in the West End of London.

It was my mummy's birthday and my little nephew's birthday. Little Miss P's school said that the winter sick bug is going round and 148 kids were off. Little Miss P only had 14 kids in her class at the start of the day and 4 children went home, oh dear. My sister gave birth to a beautiful boy at about 8.45am.

It was mother's day this month here in the UK. We started doing up the bathroom... my goodness I can't believe it was that long ago. We went for lots of walks in the forest and Mummy took Little Miss P and Master P to Old McDonald's Farm. As it was Easter we went to Peterborough to see Mr P's family.

Not much happened in May really, although I discovered an app called  Shopitize that I use every week now. And that's really it, much of it has been a boring month.

I had a no TV and Internet for a day and got so much done, it was a little crazy with how much I got done really. I did a father's day gift guide (my first gift guide I think). Summer did a little bit of street dancing and we worked out that it's not really her thing. It was also Little Miss Flacky's birthday.

Little Miss P got her first wobbly tooth, we all got a really bad cold with headaches and high temperatures, I did my first beauty review (it was on a Body Butter from the Body Shop), Little Miss P lost her tooth and I did my first review on a child's book.

It was mine and Little Miss P's birthday and we went away for a few days by the beach. We had a party for Summer and had lots of fun over the summer holiday. For my birthday I got to go and see the Lion King with my little family up the West End. I had a great month.

Was all about getting back into a routine with Little Miss P going back to school and going into year two. She's a big girl now and she lost another tooth. It was my sister and Mr P's birthdays and I also had a spa day for my cousin's 21st birthday. Oh and Little Miss P started her horse riding lessons.

It was a little bit of a boring month. We did have Halloween and that was fun. We all went to stay at my nanna's house for the night and I think she enjoyed that, so did we. Little Miss P and her friend made a youtube video called Halloween t-shirts and they had fun making it.

Little Miss P had two school trips, one to London and one to the Cinema to see Moshi Monsters. I didn't get on the London school trip but made it on the cinema trip and all the kids were really well behaved. They had fun I think. It was my stepdad's 60th birthday and we all went to Center Parcs, which was great but I came down with the Center Parcs Lurgy.

Went on a trip with my little lady to London Zoo with her school. We all still had the Center Parcs lurgy at the beginning of December and it's been full of family fun. Also we stayed up London in a lovely hotel and went to Winter Wonderland and went on the London Eye. We still have two weeks left of December and that will contain a lot of eating and drinking wine with friends and family.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all x

Mrs P 

Friday, 19 December 2014

Sainsbury's Ad #2

I really like the Sainsbury's advert. It all starts off on Christmas Eve 1914, in the middle of the war against the Germans. A guy gets a letter from his girlfriend with a photo of her and a chocolate bar, then he hears the Germans singing Silent Night and the Brit's joins in. In the morning the young man comes out of the trench with his hands up and a German does the same and they meet each other. They all start playing football and talking to each other, so for that day the Germans and Brits are friends. Then they hear a bomb in the background and they go their different ways. The Brit gives the German his coat with the chocolate still in the pocket. It's all so happy.

It's great as it is made in partnership with The Royal British Legion, inspired by real events from 100 years ago. I really hope something happened like that 100 years ago as it's just a nice feeling.

It has hit the hearts of everyone in the UK so a big well done Sainsbury's and I will be going to buy my chocolate from them.


Mrs P

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

#212 Christmas

This week's Photo Gallery is all about Christmas. When you think about Christmas we think about food and the Christmas tree, but when I think about it, I think about family spending time with everyone, seeing the kids smiling when they play together and showing each other what they got from Father Christmas.

This year we are all going to mum's house for dinner, so all of my nieces and nephews will be there. It's going to be crazy and I am not sure where everyone will be sitting for their dinner. I think we will be all a little bit squished. Oh well, it's still going to be lots of fun.

Mrs P

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Our Last Day @ Center Parcs

Last Day at Center Parcs 

It's a day of seeing the Elves and Father Christmas. First off we went on an Elf Hunt to find the Elf and give her her candy cane. We had clues on the way to help us find her and at the end the kids got a tube of sweets and a little cup. Even though it was raining, the kids loved it.

Next up was to see the big man himself. There were so many of us going in to see him that we just about fitted into the room. Little Miss P and Master Hill loved it. He asked what they wanted for Christmas and if they have been good. He was a really good Santa.

We went swimming after seeing the big man and went on the water slide again, I loved it so much. We had time to go back and sort ourselves out before going to see the fireworks for the evening. They were great, and afterwards we had to head home as little Miss P had school the next day.

Our overall visit, as is the case every year, was great and the whole family loved it. I loved it as a kid and now my Daughter loves it... we are carrying on the family tradition. And that's what I love most about it.

If you want to see more photos go and check out Instagram @nickigparker

Mrs P

Monday, 8 December 2014

Winter Wonderland @ Center Parcs

First full day we had a few things planned. First up was a game of badminton / short tennis, and straight after badminton we went swimming and couldn't wait as I have been there since the new water slide was put in but hadn't been on it yet. This year I was determined to get on that ride and I did, and I loved it so much. It's so fun and I went on it about three times that day.

Little Miss P was being a bit of a moo while we were swimming as she just didn't want to let go of me. She was just scared that she was going to drown, even though she had a life jacket thingy on. I think I need to take her swimming more.

After swimming we went back to the villa to dry off and wash our hair as we had pottery later on that day. I love the pottery, it's so calming and the kids love it too, even though they don't go out and get the hot drinks any more. They used to go and get your Starbucks for you and that was great, but now they don't and they have taken away the Lego table that the kids go to when the kids get bored. They used to go to it so you still have time to finish your own painting off. So that was a little bit poo and they need to bring both of them back.

That evening we all went for a lovely meal for Grandad's 60th birthday as that's why we are all there to begin with. It was in Hucks and I love that restaurant. I love the kids buffet, it's so easy for them to go up and pick what they want and it's fun for them. Also Summer loves the play bit in the middle of the restaurant.

After the kids had a little dance in the disco. Then they were so tired so we didn't stay late and went back to the villa for a chill out and a sleep.

If you want to see more photos, go and check out Instagram @nickigparker


Mrs P

Wednesday, 3 December 2014


The photo gallery this week is Babies, so I had to find this photo to put up. Mr P's sister took it of us... I just love it as Little Miss P's finger is pointing to her mouth like she's thinking "Mummy, what are you doing, you're meant to be feeding me!". I just find it so cute.

There are so many other cute photos that I love, so I am going to show you more.

This one is of Little Miss P feeling very tired...

 ...And now here she is crying, bless her.

Mrs P

Monday, 1 December 2014

Winter Wonderland @ Center Parcs 2014

Day One 

We just got back from Center Parcs and what can I say about it. Well it was good and full on and very tiring.
And we didn't get much sleep as my two little nephews didn't seem to want to let anyone in the villa have a good night's sleep.

First Little Master Hill just didn't sleep, he was just moaning all night and then Master Hill was up in the front room at like 6am, so we didn't get much sleep at all. The next night was a little bit better but Master Hill was being sick halfway through the night.

But the days were great even with the little sleep we had. We turned up and went straight to the pancake house. I love it! I had a lovely Bacon and Cheese one with lots of Maple Syrup drizzled over it. It was so good.

That evening I went into the spa for a few hours with my sister and my auntie while my mummy was so kind as to look after the kids. They were so tired that night so it was best that they just stayed indoors. The spa was lovely, so chilled out, even though there were two people in the pool having a full on make out. I nearly said something to them, but I didn't. They should at least have waited until they got back to their villa.

After that we went over to the Forest Inn to have a glass of wine. We went back to the villa to find the kids fast asleep. Mum said they were all good for her, so I am pleased Little Miss P was good.

If you want to see more photos, go and check out Instagram @nickigparker

Mrs P