Monday, 28 November 2016

Things to be grateful for

I used to do a 'dear so & so' but that was talking about the bad things that went on in my life and only small things like the my iPhone charger braking. But I have changed it now to things that I am grateful for.

My Hubby - OK I know that this one is a bit soppy but I am thankful for him. He does so much for us like work all the time for us, working his 9-5 job then going out and doing some music things. Also he does lots of other things for us at home.

My House - Yes I am saying thanks to my house. It's been horrible weather at the moment and I am grateful for my house keeping my family warm and cosy in this weather.

My Laptop - I love my little laptop but he is on his last legs and I am not sure if he will last for too much longer. So I am thankful for all the time I have spent on it. He has been good to me.

Myself - Yes I know this sounds a bit big headed but I am thankful for myself. I have started to do more that I have wanted to do for myself and that feels good. I still put my Daughter and Husband first though. But I am getting there with putting myself first sometimes.

 Mrs P

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Business #3

   1st October - Things have been really slow it seems to be taking a lot longer to get my orders from China over at the moment. So that means I am not getting as much up on eBay at the moment as I would like but I did get one sale and that was for some fabric, it only sold for £1 but that's still OK.

4th October - Late last night a sale of the rest of the Tsum Tsum fabric sold so now I have no fabric for sale, so I am hoping that the orders will be here soon.

6th October - Got my fabric delivery, which I have put on right away, let's see how long this takes to sell

22nd October - It has been so slow this month that it's a little off putting but I am going to sit tight. I have ordered some more fabric so that will come in the next 3 weeks. I hope that will get things moving as I will have more things to sell.

23rd October - I had an order in which was a lovely Disney Castle fabric, which I love myself and have kept some back for me. Might get some more of this fabric on the next order I do.

25th October - Two orders in two hours and it was only an hour between them. It was two different bits of Chip fabric, one of the sizes was bigger than the other but still a great sale and things have slowly started to pick up, which I like.

29th October - The last of the Chip fabric has gone to one of the same people that bought it before, but I don't mind.

4th November- I have sold my first bit of Ribbon, it was the Christmas Disney Ribbon it is lovely ribbon and I wouldn't have minded keeping it so I may have to get some more on my next order for next year.

6th November - I have sold a little wooden sign that I have never used and never will do
so I put it on for £2 plus delivery and to my surprise it sold.

9th November - I put another bit of fabric that I was going to keep myself but I haven't used it yet and should be getting more in the post soon, so I thought I would put it up and it sold within 3 hours.

12th November - I have some fabric in woohoo and have most of it on eBay already.

15th November - I have sold my first bit of Peter Rabbit fabric but I am surprised that the Chip fabric hasn't sold yet as that went really fast last time.

18th November - So sold some more of the lovely Peter Rabbit fabric which is nice and makes me think I have made the right choice. Also I got another lot of fabric, it's a new Beauty and the Beast one and a My Little Pony one. I will be putting them up for sale next week.

That's it for this business round up. Hope you enjoy these little updates.

Mrs P

Monday, 21 November 2016

Christmas Adverts Argos/Harrods

I do this type of blog post every year and I normally just talk about the John Lewis advert, but this year I thought about quite a few of them so this blog post is Argos versus Harrods.

Here is the Argos Advert

Furry big monsters are kind of ugly but kids will love them and they do stand out. My daughter especially likes the orange one. The advert gets the point showing you the products and saying that you can get next day delivery and order and get it in the shop within 60 seconds. And I think that is actually really good especially if you're out and about already. I wouldn't say I really like the advert much but I wouldn't say that I didn't like it, it was just a normal advert for me. Not much stood out.

Here is the Harrods Advert

This is quite nice and I quite like the idea of the oh so courageous teddy bear getting help from Santa and a very cheeky little elf causing lots of mischief. It's an idea that probably a kid with came up with so I'm guessing kids relate to this. It didn't show much of their products in the advert though but as it is Harrods I don't think they need to. You're going to have to spend a lot of money or if you want you can just look around when you go to Harrods. I hope they sell Courageous Teddy Bear this Christmas.

Mrs P

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Sorting the Christmas List

Yep, it's that time of year where we sit down to look through all the catalogues, like Toys R Us, Argos, Boots etc. We have them out all over the front room and we can spend hours going through them all. She can write whatever she likes at this point, she can write things that cost £100ish or things that cost just £1. Then I will go through it with her and we take some things off. Maybe it's too much money or I just don't think she will get her money's worth from it. Or it's just a silly thing that will break, get lost, too young for her or even too old for her. I don't buy anything for her that has a gun or knife in or any DVDs that are not for her age. Some people might think I take it too far but I don't want my daughter watching horror movies at the age of 8.

So she has now got it down to 8 things that she really wants and of course I will add a few little extra things onto it.

I hope to get her most things on list but adding it all up it will cost around £100 and more.
I will give you an update on what I buy her.

Mrs P

Here is a little video about out time way Hope you enjoy x

Monday, 7 November 2016

Telly watching of the moment

I have done a few of these types of blog post before and I enjoy writing them. So I thought I would do another one...

NCIS - Any type of NCIS I love it... The original one where it is just called NCIS, the New Orleans series and LA, the most recent one. I love it because it's got so much action in it as well as the autopsies and working out who murdered who, how the person has been murdered and is it all that it seems. My favourite character out of all of NCIS is Leroy Gibbs.

Humans - This is in its second series on Channel 4, it's about robots that have a conscience. They can think, they can feel, love, feel pain and have all the human emotions. I really enjoy watching this as I find it kind of interesting but it's also the sort of program that you can watch while doing other things in the house. You don't really need to concentrate on it.

Great British Bake Off - This was on the BBC and everyone knows what the Great British Bake Off is. It's about a bunch of people in the competition to win the Great British Bake Off prize. My favourite part of this is watching them make the showstopper cakes at the end, they are fantastic and I don't think I can do anything like that myself. I'm a little bit upset that is going to Channel 4 and Mary Berry won't be in it anymore. I don't think it will be the same.

The Missing - This is also on the BBC and is about a child getting abducted by someone and then coming back a few years later. It's interessting trying to fit all the pieces together to work out where she's been, who has taken her, and trying to find out if the girl that was taken was the right girl. But of course it's not all as it seems, they actually think the girl is not the daughter and it can get very confusing as we try and work it out... who took her in the first place? You really need to concentrate when you watch this program but it's worth the effort.

Mrs P