Thursday, 31 December 2015

Goodbye 2015

Goodbye 2015
 What can I say about you, what did you bring me this past year? For me personally it's kind of just been a bobbing along year where things have kind of just stayed the same and that's not a bad thing I kind of needed this year just to be straightforward. That was until the beginning of November where you gave me a job at my local school as a midday play assistant (well, dinner lady)... it's only a six month contract so in July let's see where your friend 2016 takes that for me.

I have been happily carrying on with my blog, I still really enjoy it even though halfway through the year my mind went a little blank and I couldn't think of anything to write. But I soon found my way again. As I look over my blog for the past year I wrote one about What I would say to my Teenage self. I really like that blog post and had fun reading over it again.

It was my Mum's 50th back in February and we went to the Aqua Shard for breakfast, it was lovely even though we found a hair in my mum's food, but the views were lovely looking down over London. Also Little Miss P had her KS1 test and she did well so the hard work she put in did pay off. Just still need to work on the spellings and reading. In April we took my mum to Disneyland Paris as part of her birthday gift, it was a fun time if not a little stressful at some parts. In April we did a lot of work to our Garden and it looks so much better now and it feels like it has a lot more room to play in.

I started to do Avon back in June just for a little but of extra money and I am doing OK with it. We had our annual Garden BBQ party where we invited family and friends to come over for our joint birthday party. Also around that time we had a little week away in Kessingland and in August Little Miss P said goodbye to being in year Two. In September she said hello to year Three meaning she is now in the Juniors, how time flies. The weekend after being back to school for just for one week we went to Center Parcs for the weekend for my sister's birthday.

Also this year Little Miss P has had two dance competitions and has just been a great girl this year, really trying hard with everything she has done, from dancing to school. I hope that she can continue that in 2016.

I will miss you 2015 but can't wait to see what 2016 will bring.

Mrs P

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

It's Christmas!!

Little one has now broken up from school, later than most do from school on 22nd of December. So our Christmas has now begun. OK that's a little lie, Christmas started the weekend before, but this was the first weekend that Mr P hasn't had a gig so we popped into Romford. So I can go to Primark and change my new coat over because it broke on the first day of wearing it.  Also the Coca Cola truck was going to be there, we knew it would be busy we just wanted to see it. If you made it through the queue you could get a photo taken with it, but we didn't try because the queue was massive.

But the morning was actually a brilliant morning because we went to Thorndon Park in Essex where they had a celebration Santa Trail, more details on that over my daughter's blog. But at the end of the trial you found Father Christmas. And Little Miss P was ecstatic with it as I think this may be the last year that she believes due to all her friends saying that he is not real already.

And yesterday evening 21st December we went off to Lakeside Shopping Centre just to actually have a look round. I did buy a few things, mainly a present for the other half (only a small one as we're  not giving much to each other year due to our holiday coming up). Also got a Starbucks and Krispy Kreme doughnut, naughty of us but it was so worth it. We left there about 10 o'clock at night and the little one was very hot, probably very tired in school the next day as well. But all they're doing is watching teachers got talent, which will actually be very hilarious, then lunch and then they leave early, so I won't be up to much either.

I have had a fun few days around the Christmas break already and can't wait to see what the next few days bring for us. Time to chill out and have lots of family fun.

Mrs P

 A Fun few days videos hope you all enjoy

Friday, 11 December 2015

Hello December

This is where I normally do monthly goals but this time I am not just due to it being Christmas. I don't have many plans in December so it feels like that this Christmas will be very chilled out as on Christmas Day we are just at home.

On the buying presents front I still have a few to do, mainly the kids in our family, just not sure what to get them. Actually I don't have a clue what to get them. This Christmas I really want to do a lot of baking with Little Miss P and watch a few Christmas movies with the family. I would love that. Little Miss P and I have already got the hot chocolate sorted with whipped cream and marshmallows, just need to be careful that we don't have it every night as it is so fattening.

This Christmas Mr P and I are not getting each other anything due to our holiday later on in the new year. I am excited for what may happen this December.

Mrs P

Here is a little video of us putting up our Christmas tree

Monday, 7 December 2015

Main Tree up.

Oh yes, our big Christmas tree is up and is in the front room this year. Actually it's in the front room every year and it has seemed that we have started a new tradition. Little Miss P and I put up the Christmas tree up together as it's a busy time of year for Mr P with work and his music... we don't really see him that much so me and Little Miss P do it. Now we've put up the Christmas tree and decorations for him to see when he gets home.

I loved it this year with Little Miss P helping me as she is that bit bigger now. And she's a lot more independent as well this year, she really wanted to put the Father Christmas on top of the tree and she did. We do still need to buy chocolates for our tree but I'm waiting till December for that because they will be eaten very quickly, not just by Little Miss P but I will also eat them. I just can't say no to chocolate.

We've got a 6 foot slimline tree at the moment and I think we got it last year because our other one just completely fell apart. We did have it for the past 9 years before this tree so it was time it came to its end.

Do you have your tree up or not yet. My mum leaves it till the last minute and puts it down as soon as she can. That might be because she's got all her Grandkids over and a lot of them like to go for the baubles and knock the tree over.

Mrs P

Here is a little video of our time in Devon
Hope you enjoy it