Thursday, 30 June 2016

Reasons to be Cheerful

With all the talk about the EU and everyone being mean to each other about how they voted I thought I would do a Reasons to be Cheerful post. I don't normally do this type but I enjoy doing them so you may see more of these.

I will tell you five things that make me cheerful...

1)  My little family. We are all healthy and all working hard to make the best of what's going on in our lives. We try and eat together when we can. I get to hear my daughter read to me every night and we get to have family walks around the woods.

2) I am getting good at making bows. It all started off with Little Miss P asking for a bow like one of the girls from dancing. I looked online and how much they were and I got a bit of a shock at the price and thought I could make one myself. So I did and now a few of her friends and have asked me to make them one too.

3) Little Miss P is doing so well with her reading. She finds it a bit hard, but at school she is reading to someone everyday and it has helped her out so much, reading to someone different. I need her to read to more people other than me as it seems to help her. Also she has gone up a reading level.

4) The sun is out (26th June) just in case it's raining when you read this). It has been mean weather with lighting and lots of rain recently, but today it's been lovely with a little bit of a wind. Lovely.

5) I finally have my wedding photos on a disc. It's been a while (8ish years) and we had not got them , but now we have. All I have to do is work out which ones I want for my album.

If you're feeling down why don't you do one of these, it will make you feel better.

Mrs P

Monday, 27 June 2016

England is Divided

I am not going to say much about it really but I am going to say a few things that are controversial, so if you don't want to read it please don't.

Well it looks like that the UK has voted out and everyone seems to have gone a little crazy. So some people are in good mood (if you voted in) and some people have got in a really bad mood (if you voted out).

I think people on Facebook should stop being so rude and digging at each other. If the UK want to survive breaking out from the EU we have to work together to get the best deals.

That's one thing about politics, they just moan at each other and don't get things done, they act like kids wanting to get their own way and not think about anything else other if they are right or not. But I don't think that will change at all.

I think that people forget that we all apart of the same world and that we have to live with each other... moaning all the time will not help and putting it on Facebook it just a little bit pathetic.

I would ask what does everyone else think, but that could just cause an argument.
I have had my little moan now.

Make sure you enjoy your family and make the most of what you have. Just be happy and everything happens for a reason. So no need to stress out.

Mrs P

Here is a little weekend Vlog I did With Little Miss P 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Bows Bows Bows

I have seen all these bows at the moment that the girls are wearing and Little Miss P asked if I can buy her one, so I looked around and there are so many on esty and they looked very cute.

But I thought I should be able to make one of them so I YouTube'd it and it looked like I should be able to with a little bit of practice. So I bought all the things that I needed like fabric and a glue gun, that's all I needed for it. So the initial outlay is quite small.

The joy I got when they came in the post and I saw how pretty the fabric is. I got right to trying to make one, and for my first time making one it was good. I did glue everywhere and cut it a bit wrong but I was proud of it.

But the thing is now that I have made loads and all different sizes they all look really cute. I might try and sell some as I have way too many now already and Little Miss P won't be able to wear the all.

My favourite ones are the big ones that look great on a headband and Little Miss P loves wearing them. The tiny ones are so cute and I think they would work well on paper craft projects like on wrapping paper at Christmas or Birthdays.

I have ordered some more fabric so I can make some more, they look really cute and I enjoy making them but I just have to find a way of selling some now as my house will be full of bows and I don't think the Hubby will be impressed with that.

Mrs P

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A Weekend of Drinking

I don't normally drink but this weekend I got asked if I fancied going down the pub for drink. It was a mum from dancing and her mates so I thought why not. And as I am trying to step out of my comfort zone I said yes. I only went for two drinks as I had a 40th Birthday to go to the next night.

But while I was at the Pub I had two double malibu and cokes, they were very nice and it was great to be around people that I don't normally hang around with.

The next one was the 40th birthday do. I was only planning to stay for a few hours as I had Little Miss P with me but that did not happen. When I got there a few of the other mums from my daughter's class were already there and slightly drunk. I got myself a rose spritzer and Little Miss P got herself a capri sun. I am not sure what the other ladies were drinking. Little Miss P found a friend to play with, a boy from the other class. They seemed to get along and were playing on the bouncy castle together as well as the swing.

It did start to pour down at one point but the kids were happily playing in the rain though. After about 30 mins Little Miss P came running to say can I go home and get her PJs as she was wet through and as I live only 5 mins away I got her PJs for her. I rang Mr P to ask him to get them ready for me so I could just get them and go again and that's what I did. But by the time I got back everyone seemed to be a lot more drunk. It was so funny to see.

At about 10.30 I rang Mr P to come and collect Little Miss P for me as she was getting tired and I didn't really want to walk home with her late at night.

I had a great night there, it was a really nice time and very funny. I got home at just before midnight and didn't end up waking up until 11am. By the time I got home Little Miss P was fast asleep in my bed. I think she had a good time too.

Mrs P

An old Haul that enjoyed filming 

Monday, 13 June 2016

Free things from Disney

So when you go to Disney World you can some free things. It's not really free though, more included in the price.

But I thought I would show some of them to you. When we first checked in we got our magic bands and three cute luggage tags that go with our magic bands. I haven't used the tags and I am pretty sure that I won't use them, but it's a nice touch.

We also got our cups that you can fill up in the hotel for free with coke, water etc, and take them to the parks. But we didn't do that as I would have ended up carrying them around. But we did use them when we were in the hotel pool. I filled mine up with Hot Coco most nights and took it back to our room. I am not sure if I was allowed to but I saw other people doing it.

Now for inside our Hotel room. You get soaps to use, small body wash and shampoo. We didn't ended up using all of them as I brought my own things with me but I did bring them home to look nice in my bathroom and have a little Disney touch.

Now on to the rides. When you go on Belles Enchanted Tales, if you have your photo taken with her you get a bookmarks, so Little One got one for taking part but I also wanted to get my photo taken with her. So I did and got given two more bookmarks and we all ended up with one.

The best freebie of all was our $100 gift card. We spent it on some gifts for us to take home and remember the holiday by.

The last thing is the photo pass, it came with our package for the holiday and this is one that I loved. I loved getting all the photos done by each of the main things in each park. Like outside the castle and outside of the tree of life in Animal Kingdom.
They got some magical shots that I couldn't get like Little Miss P's face when she see's each character.

Mrs P

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Helping with Homework

Summer finds it hard at school, she's OK with Maths but with English she finds it hard, so I am trying to help her out with it at the moment. I have brought a few books to help her out.

So I thought I would buy the Collins books as they seem to have the best reviews on them. The first one I picked up is the Phonics and Spelling Age 7-8 years. This book is great with pages with short E Phoneme and long E Phoneme, Adjectives, Antonyms, Alphabetical Order.

The next one is Basic Skill English Age 7-8 years Book 1. There are at least 5 of them, this is a bit more simple one with First Sounds and Young Animals.

And for her Maths I picked up Mental Maths Age 9-10 to see what she will doing in at least two years' time. This looks hard I have to say and she's not ready for it yet but it's good for me to see what she will learning.

I hope this will start to help and gain her confidence in the long term as that's all I really want for her. She also enjoys doing them so I think that should help too.

Mrs P

Hey everyone It would be great if you could check out my Youtube 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Aliexpress - Phone Case

I have heard a few things about this website before, some good and some not so good. So I thought I would check it out for myself. 

I have been after a new phone case for a while and have been looking at places like Amazon and ebay, I couldn't really find one that I wanted so I thought it would be a great time to check out Aliexpress. It's all things from China so I knew it would take some time to get here.

Sorry not the best Photo.

But I found this really cute case, it's a Think Soft clear slim cartoon cute Mickey Mouse case and at only 76p. So I ordered and though it would be a great thing to try this website out with.

I ordered it on the 19th May and it came through my letterbox on the 4th June so it only took 15 days to come and I think it's great... it said that it could take up to 54 days to come so I am over the moon with it so far. There are a few things that I might buy, I will just have to wait and see.

Mrs P

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Bath & Body Works

While I was in Canada I really wanted to see what Bath & Body Works was all about. So when we went to the Shopping mall I went right to the shop. I love candles and body lotions so I loved the shop as soon as I walked in. 

The smell hits you like a ton of bricks though and when you come to smell the candles in the shop you can't 100% tell what the smell really is. I only picked three very tiny candles as I wasn't sure if a bigger one would fit in the suitcase or just break on the way home.

So the three I picked are...

1) Island Margarita
This lime green Candle has the strongest smell out of the three of them. It smells like a berry cocktail drink (I am so bad at describing smells, sorry) and maybe some sweet apple. I love this one and it's great for summer days.

2) Georgia Peach
 Well there's not much I can say about this one other than it's very Peachy and I love peach. It reminds me of when I was small for some reason.

3) Sugared Peony Petals
I like this one a lot, I think it has a bit of a Vanilla smell to it and it smells fresh but with a hit of a birthday cake smell to it.

My favourite one has to be the Island Margarita. Next time I will have to see if they do the bigger one of this one as I love it. I just need to make sure that I have room in the suitcase.

Mrs P

Woburn Safari Park 2016 vlog