Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Blogging Mojo

Hi everyone, at this moment in time I really don't know what I should be writing about, I've kind of lost my blogging mojo. I think I need to sit down and just read a lot of blogs to get some ideas. Maybe go out for a walk, I don't really know. I can't be the only one that's lost their blogging mojo before, so how do people get back into it?

Okay I'll do a blog post about me losing my blogging mojo and tips on how to get it back, yeah that's what I will do. I better go and do some research on it now and then below this come up with five best ways to get it back.

Tip 1

Go for a nice long walk - there's nothing better than getting some fresh air to get the juices going. I got so many ideas when I went out, just remember to take a little notepad with you.

Tip 2

Sit down in a quiet place, light a candle and read a book, read a few other people's blogs; just read anything really, it will spark a few ideas.

That's all the tips I have really as that is what works for me. Let me know if you have any other tips.

Love
Mrs P

Here is a little video about Little Miss P's year three homework

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Next - Blogger

I am part of the Next blogger network and have never done anything with them before. I thought I would join so I could get some ideas when my mind can't work out what sort of blog post to do.

And today was one of them so I signed in and found this cute outfit. As you may know Little Miss P has her own blog now so I thought this would be perfect for her.

I am gutted that they don't do it in a big size, the top is from 3mths - 6yrs and Little Miss P is 7 yrs. It comes in a lovely Dark grey colour Long Sleeved tee. I still might need to buy this for someone as it's so cute.

The skirt works so well with the outfit and it looks like a great party skirt.

 But Next have come up good and got a bigger girl's blogger Light Grey Top with sequin details. I have just ordered it for her and it will be here by Friday, woohoo. I think this will really suit her with a dark pair of jeans for the Autumn / Winter.

I wonder if they do an adult's one of these or maybe one like it. If so I might need to get one for myself.

Love
Mrs P

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

What I Am Loving



So this is just a little blog post of things that I have been loving, it could be TV shows, books, films, food... whatever really. 


TV Shows

So there have been two shows that I have been loving. The first one is Dragons' Den, I watch it every year, it's just fun watching people mess up their pitch (I don't mean to be mean). Everyone knows when you go into the Den you need to know your numbers. Number two for my TV Shows is Doctor Foster, it's a new show on BBC one about a man cheating behind his wife's back. I have only watched the first one but I am hooked already.

Food 
Pop Tarts. I've always loved Pop Tarts and at the moment they are on offer in Tesco for £1.34 I think. The normal chocolate ones are my favourite ones. They are all so scrumptious though.

                                                       Websites

At the moment I am really liking looking at the John Lewis website. I love going into their stores and having a look around, and I do the same with the website. It helps that they have their Christmas section online now. I have seen a lovely set of Christmas lights that say hohoho on but they are £95.00 so a bit out of my price range, but it doesn't stop me from liking it.

Wish List
I have seen so many things that I like at the moment but I just haven't got the money for them so the main thing on my wish list this month is a new little camera. I've seen one that I love but it's about £300 so I will not be getting it... I know but I can still dream and have a little Wish List can't I? It's the Canon Powershot G7X.

Love
Mrs P

Monday, 14 September 2015

She's Back to School

Little one's been back at school for a few days now and I'm starting to get into the hang of things being back at home on my own. I do miss her but it is good for her to be back with her friends as she was starting to get bored at home.

For me being back home on my own it's been back to washing up, tidying, dusting things and hoovering. And of course working on my little blog that I do and also working a bit more on my YouTube channel. It's only been a few days of her being back at school but I am already a few weeks ahead on this blog. When I write posts I'll then schedule them for a few weeks' time... particularly book reviews or film reviews. I am starting to really like doing reviews.

I do sometimes just sit there and think I  don't want to do anything now. But it doesn't usually last long as I do have things that I need to do, and that I've just been putting them off.

I am trying to do a lot more in my day as over the past year I have started to get lazy and want to kick my butt at that. But it does take motivation.

I hope everyone had a great start to the new school year and that all the kids are settled in nicely.

Love
Mrs P

Here is a video of Little Miss P August Favourites 2015 x

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Center Parcs - September 2015

Yes we have been to Center Parcs again for the weekend but this time it wasn't so busy. We had a lovely time and only a few of us went, my mum, my sister and her two kids, Mr P and Little Miss P and that was it. It was actually very relaxing.


Well it was relaxing in the day anyway, the evenings it was a different matter that was due to being woken up at 6:30 or something like that in the morning. This was caused by Master Hill and Little Miss P waking up very early and deciding to play in front room.

My mum and my sister got there first thing in the morning on Friday but we had to wait for Summer to finish school and Mr P to finish work, so I got there about 8:30 in the evening. I didn't mind though because we just stayed in the villa that night. Mr P and I did go for a drink after we had taken the car back to the car park and it was quite nice.

The next day we didn't have much to do because I didn't plan much as I wanted to do lots of swimming and we did. We went swimming in the morning and Little Miss P loved that. This is the bravest she has been for a while in the swimming pool going underwater and not hanging on to me for dear life. I was so proud of her but I have to say thanks to Master Hill for that because he is like a little fish.


Also that day we had a meal booked at Huck's, an American-style restaurant. I have to say I definitely think the menu has got shorter from last year so there's not as much to pick from but I did have something new on the Menu and that was a hot dog with nachos and cheese sauce. Oh my it was lovely. And probably very fattening. But I was on holiday so hey-ho.


After Huck's we had a game of bowling. Mr P won as he normally does. And we had a little drink at the bar before taking the kids back for a good sleep.


After swimming we went back to the chalet for a bit of a chillout and Little Hill has got a thing for ducks. Oh my he loves them, he just sits at the window saying that duck duck and giggling away. Oh and on that day 5th September it was my sister's birthday, that's why we are there to start with. I think she had a lovely day.

Love
Mrs P

Here is a little video of our center parcs fun

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Where did August go?


Where did August go? We are now at the start of September and it feels like I have blinked and missed the summer... it doesn't help that it has rained most of August.

The summer holidays for us were filled with a little holiday to Kessingland, birthday parties, lots of cooking at home, making cakes, learning our times tables and seeing some of the family as well.

The thing that stands out for me this summer holiday is how much Little Miss P has grown up. Not just because she has grown in height (though her legs have got very long and I will probably have trouble with her when she's older with the boys... But that's not yet luckily).

It's her character that's grown up as well this holiday as she seems to have turned from a very young girl into just a little bit of an older girl and is more independent. She's starting to work out what she wants to do instead of me having to encourage her to do something. She seems to be really focused on her little YouTube channel that she has worked on and has lots of ideas for it. She wanted to work on her maths and her English during the holiday without any help from me which is nice. She evens goes downstairs in the morning and does some work before I have even woken up.

I can't wait to see what this school year brings for her to see if she thrives, I hope she does and I think she is willing to as well, so that always helps.

I'm sure I will keep you updated through out her school year and I'm sure she'll do little snippets over on her blog too.

Love
Mrs P

Here is just me having a little chat

Monday, 7 September 2015

That 1% Extra

Hi guys, so I think in a recent blog I mentioned about that 1% extra so this is a little blog post just to tell you my thinking around it. I am not the most motivated person in the world I am probably one of the least motivated people in the world. Is it called lazy, well it probably is. 

I am the sort of person that starts things and doesn't finish them. Well no more (well I'll try to make it no more anyway).

I overheard someone saying that if you put 50% extra into your day you will be amazed at what you can do. I want to be honest, some people just can't do the extra 50% in one day because that is crazy, but if you do just 1% more than you normally do in a day then it would be a start, wouldn't it. 

Take this blog of mine, I have been doing it for about five years and it's just been bubbling along. I do a blog post each week not really watching how many people are commenting on anything, I just really do it for me and have a  place to write down my thoughts. And writing a lot about family things is for me to look back on in the future.

 I want to take my blog to the next step... I'm not sure what that next step looks like yet and I'm not sure how yet but I have been reading up on some other people's blogs. So today I put 1% more effort in and put up my Tots 100 Badge. I didn't have a clue how to do it so I looked it up on YouTube and found a video to show me. So for me today that is my extra 1%. I know it's not much but it's a start and that's where everything begins... everything begins at the start.

So wish me luck on this new little 1% extra thing and let's see where it can take me.

Love
Mrs P

Here is a little video of Little Miss P making a cake

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Back Into a Routine

It's that time when we start getting back into the routine. Little one has got school in a few days' time and I'm trying to get her back into some form of routine... trying being the operative word!


She's been going to bed late, as late as about 11 o'clock so getting her to sleep by 8 o'clock is proving difficult. She has to be in her room at 7 and I read her bedtime story at 7:30 to try and settle her down for eight. But she's saying she's still quite awake and can't go to sleep.

She's finally been going to sleep at around nine to 9:30. I would still like it to be earlier because otherwise she'll find it hard to wake up in the morning for school and will not feel herself at school. I know I won't be the only mum dealing with this at the moment but it does frustrate me and it is my fault as I should've started it earlier really. Probably a week earlier would've done it. I have one more day before she goes back and I know that tomorrow night it won't be 7:30 now, more like nine, but hopefully after that first day at school she will be knackered and go to bed on time... well that's I'm hoping for anyway!

Love
Mrs P

Here is a little Video of our garden from start to end.  

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

September Goals

September Goals 

So it's been a rainy August, let's hope that September will bring us a bit more sunshine.



August Goals

1) Have a great birthday party for Little Miss P

2) Take Little Miss P swimming 

3) Enjoy the summer holidays and make the most of it 

4) Do lots of cooking with Little Miss P 

September

1) Keep working on doing that 1% extra 

2) Try and get ahead on my filming for YouTube

3) Enjoy reading my book and finish it once and for all

                                                             4)  Lose a bit weight 

                                                                5) Sort out my wardrobe

Love

Mrs P


Head over to www.apeekatkarensworld.com she got a link all about goals and its a great to other.