Monday, 24 July 2017

End of School Report

I have finally got her end of year reports, and I have to say I'm a pretty happy mummy right now. And it is exactly what I expected. Well most of it was, I was little surprised with one of them, but I will get more into that as I go down the list. 

First up is about what she is generally like as a child in school. And as they say every year she is a pleasure to teach, and that she has a very good attitude towards her learning and her confidence in her ability is growing steadily. In particular in maths. But in her enthusiasm to do well she can sometimes rush things, so just needs to slow down and take a more careful approach to her work to make sure it's really is her best. She is mature with the ability to emphasise and has a sensible attitude, which makes her an excellent role model. She has some solid friendships but it would be good for her to expand her circle of friends.

It was lovely reading that but one bit I don't really like is the whole mature thing, she's only 8 and I think she shouldn't take things so seriously. And when I was reading this out her she said she has to sit with all the boys because that makes her the sensible one at the table.

Her attendance is absolutely brilliant and all her absences are due to her breaking her wrist or having a music exam, so can't complain about that one either. 

She pretty much got expected level in everything and A for effort in everything, except reading. I know my little lady doesn't really enjoy reading she finds it pretty boring, and her mind gets sidetracked in how she thinks the story should go, not what the author wrote. So in Reading she got emerging and effort B, I find it a little funny really.

Now onto maths and this is the one I was a little bit surprised about, to me Little Miss P is brilliant at maths, she is fantastic and fast at adding and taking away, knows all her times tables up to 12,  her maths target is "I can multiply a two digit or three digit number by a one digit number using written methods". I think I know what that means but to tell you the truth I'm not 100% sure. Is that going to be something along the lines of 33×4, well that's what I'm guessing anyway.

All the other subjects are expected and A for effort. One bit in the PE section did make me laugh though, a bit about putting what she's learnt in PE into good practice during sports day. The thing you have to remember is that she broke her wrist on sports day so if she learns how to balance a bit better we would have been alright, lol.

During the summer I would like to work with her on some school stuff so she doesn't go back to school and start from scratch, and I normally use the report to help me work out what I need to work with her on. I'll work on her reading and maths and her English and spelling more than anything else, but that wasn't mentioned at all in the report.

As I have said before I am happy with her report and a proud mummy.

Mrs P 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

July Lookover - Part One

3rd July - We have six months until Christmas, now that is a scary thought. But not so scary is that it is Little Miss P's birthday coming up in one month's time. She is really after a certain spy kit for her birthday but on Amazon they have put up the price and at Toys R Us they have sold out. And she's not after anything else really.
I need to talk to her about what else she might be after.  Her arm is still wrapped up in a nice pink bandage but it gets to come off in about two weeks time which she is excited about. The first thing that she wants to do is have a nice cold bath to dip her arm in. 

14th July -  I'm not sure if I've mentioned this but we have booked next year's holiday, yes we are going back to Disney World in Florida, which I am so excited about, I seriously cannot wait.  We still do need to book the flights and maybe a hotel when we get there because we might go a day or so earlier. Of course there will be blog posts coming out about these as I do them and as the trip gets nearer. 
Little Miss P had a fun day at school the other day. They have lots of bouncy castles and fun things to do like that but as Little Miss P has got a broken wrist she couldn't do any of it. We had already paid the money towards it as well. So I asked if I could join her for the day at school and take her away from the situation that would actually make her really upset and they said yes it was okay, so we spent the day going through the Disney maps and looking at the rides. I think she enjoyed it. 
It's a little bit weird thinking that Little Miss P has got her last four days in year four. And in September she is going to be in year five, that is a scary thought and I do need to start looking into high schools for her. 

16th July - It has been an interesting weekend, I feel like I haven't done much but I feel like I've done a lot. I know that doesn't make sense. But I know what I mean in my own head. On Saturday we had quite a lazy day that was really nice and in the afternoon we went shopping at Bluewater for three hours. I didn't need anything but it's sometimes nice just going to the shops for a browse. And today I tipped Little Mrs P's bedroom upside down. I sorted out her room completely with her. There were two big bags full of rubbish and a big box to go in the loft and a bag for the charity shop. And there is still a big black bag to go through, I just got so fed up with doing it, and everything in this black bag hasn't got place where it belongs. And then Little Miss P had a little party to go to in the afternoon. It's now about 7:30 in the evening, I'm about to do the little one's bath, reading and then bed for her, ready for school tomorrow.

Mrs P

Monday, 17 July 2017

Disney Aladdin - West End

 The first thing I've got to say about this show is that it is amazing, Little Miss P did this show for her school play, she was just a background character, well a little dancer, but her whole year was then invited to go and see the show in the West End. Obviously we had to pay for tickets and also adults were invited too. And of course me and Little Miss P said yes to it and paid for tickets straightaway.

 There were quite a few of us but we all had to sit in separate section, which I found a bit weird. And the section I was sitting in had no teachers which was an odd thing I found going with the school.

Aladdin itself was such a magical show, the props on the stage were what blew me away, it was so vibrant with beautiful colours everywhere. You had so much to look at, from the first scene in the marketplace with all the bright pinks and blues, to inside the cave that was full of gold. 
Also the costumes were amazing. I especially loved Genie's outfit. 

My favourite character out of all the characters was the Genie, he was the main guy of the show he made me want to sing along to the songs, stand up dancing and just want to have a great time. Funny thing is he looks like a Genie. He is the perfect person for his part, his looks and character are spot-on. 
Aladdin was also a brilliant character too and the person playing the part played it perfectly, even if he did get one of his lines wrong. Jasmine I wasn't so sure about, I didn't think she looks like Jasmine and I didn't think that her singing voice was that great, don't get me wrong her voice was good but I don't think it was strong enough compared with Aladdin and the Genie. She just didn't stand out at all.
I would love to go and see this musical again with just my family, I think it would be a different experience and enjoy it more if I wasn't watching a bunch of children.

I still have to say I prefer the Lion King Musical to Aladdin but they are still both very good shows.

Mrs P

Monday, 10 July 2017

June Lookover - Part Two

24th June - Well what can I say, it was a very interesting Friday, and it definitely didn't go to plan. It was Little Miss P's sports day and as I do every year I go and watch it even though I don't actually enjoy it, as it is just a lot of throwing balls around and that's pretty much it. I just go to support her. But this sports day was completely different. One of Little Miss P's good friends fainted and I was there to calm her down and be with her and she ended up going off to hospital. So I pretty much missed the whole of Summer's sports day. But then I asked if I could watch the bit in the afternoon as I missed the first bit and I was told yes. So I thought great I can go and watch it and support her in the afternoon when most parents aren't allowed. But as I work at the school it was okay. And then the more interesting thing happened, in the first race she decided to fall over backwards and really hurt her hand. We ended up going to the emergency room and it turns out Little Miss P has fractured her wrist. She is now lying in bed with her cast on feeling very sorry for herself and is in a bit of pain. 
 Today I've just been making sure that she is comfortable and topping her up with Calpol and Ibuprofen and both of them together make her very sleepy. I'm feeling pretty tired myself as I was
up every few hours last night making sure she was okay. But I'm happy to say she did sleep through the whole night without any complaints.

30th June - Today is the last day of June, yesterday at Little Miss P had den building at school and I think she used her hand more than she should've. She was complaining when she woke up and when she got home yesterday her fractured wrist was really hurting her so I gave her some Calpol and sent her off to school and I'll ask her later if she needs any more. She now has a lovely pink cast as we had to go for her check up on Wednesday, we have to go back for another check up next Wednesday just to make sure it's healing properly and that the bones are strengthening up in the right place. That's what it sounded like when the Doctor was talking to us about it. 
 On a good note we only have three weeks left of school, which I can't wait for as we then have the six weeks holiday. But I'm slightly nervous that I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to be doing with Little Miss P, as she would've just had her cast off and we still need to be careful with her wrist so can't do lots of energised activities.

Mrs P

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Bramham Horse Trials

A few weekends ago, we went on a little adventure that took as all the way to Leeds. The car journey for us took about 3 1/2 hours, which was pretty good really because there was no traffic at all on the way up or on the way home.

  We started our adventure on Friday evening when Mr P got home. We got in the car and set off to our lovely Hilton hotel in Leeds city centre. The room was lovely and spacious and Little Miss P even got a double size bed to herself. We got room service as we like to do now at Hilton Hotels and the next morning we even had time to go out for a small swim (and I got a five minute sauna session).
Then it was back in the car for the Bramham Horse Trials. We have only ever been to one horse trials before and that was Badminton horse trials. But I have to say I really enjoyed this one, I'm not sure if it was due to that I knew what to expect this time or that it was a better course. One thing that worked really well with this one is at each main jump there were toilets, drink stalls and food stalls.

  There was one moment when we were watching one of the jumps when a Horse got stuck on one of the fences, and he started to panic. But the rider was still on his back and managed to get him off safely. They were out of the race after that, there was also another horse that fell over at one of the jumps and the rider also fell off, but they both got up and both of them are fine, and they both got checked out straight after.  Little Miss P loves watching the horses and it is an overall brilliant day out. It's a full day out so you are very tired at the end of it, but for me that is a sign of a brilliant day.

Before we went home we went to the main arena where they basically had a pony sports day is the best way to explain it. There was about six teams with the ponies and riders doing challenges. It was one of the most funny things I've ever seen. Those little ponies can go fast when they want to.

I would like to go back again in maybe two years time, and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys horseriding or anything to do with horses (and even dogs as there were so many dogs there!!).

Mrs P

Monday, 3 July 2017

June Lookover - Part One

5th June - June has started off with it being very rainy, but what else do you expect from the British weather, also had another Terrorist attack this week in London which is very sad. Just proves how stupid some people are.

  On a lighter note Little Miss P is back to school, and this term is a seven-week term. But then she is off for the summer holidays, I think the summer holidays are six week this year, and for the summer I have no plans. I just hope we get nice weather so we can go to the park lots. It was funny trying to wake up Little Miss P today as she really didn't want to. I think she struggled a lot but so did I. Not the fact that we had to wake up early it was the fact that we actually had to get dressed before 10 o'clock.

13th June - At the weekend we had a lovely weekend. It was a very full weekend but a really fun weekend with my little family.  First up we went to Bramham horse trials up near Leeds, we went straight after school on Friday and stayed up at a lovely Hilton (but that will be in a more detailed blog). And on Sunday we went sledging on an indoor Ski slope, we all had a fantastic time. But straight after we were on the road again to make our way home, as we had a wedding reception to get to. We did make it in time and had a lovely time.

17th June - Last week it was so hot as I work outside at lunchtime at the hottest part of the day and I have got myself a little tan. So that's nice but I have burnt myself a little bit on my chest, which keeps coming up in a heat rash, which is really annoying and itchy at the same time.
We have just got back from Little Miss P's school fete and there wasn't much there, which I found a little disappointing. Little Miss P went on the bouncy castle twice and we got hotdogs for a bit of lunch. We played a few of the table games like lucky dip and one where you pick your birthday and see if you win the prize. Not entirely sure what that was all about and also name the dog. We named it Bob just for a laugh. Overall we spent about 45 minutes at her school fete just to support them as they seem to need the money at the moment.
We are off to Romford in a bit because we need to pick up a few little bits then off to do the joy of food shopping. It's one of those things you just have to do as an adult and you really don't want to.

 Mrs P

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Disney co - Chip Earrings

While I wasn't well a few weeks ago so I decided to treat myself and bought this lovely pair of Chip earrings from Beauty and the Beast. And who wouldn't love a pair of Chip earrings.
They are from a company called Disney Couture, obviously by the name of the company they make Disney Jewellery. Never bought a product from them before but I definitely will be buying from them in the future.

The packaging is really cute as well. It just comes in a plain white box but when you open the box it has this cute little purple bag with the Disney Couture button on it and a picture of a small crown below, all in gold. And when you open the bag you get another small box that is a lilac colour with the Jewellery in it (well earrings come like that anyway).
The Chip earrings themselves are just adorable. The detail on it is super, and even has such small details on it like at the bottom of him he has small little triangles, his eyes and smile are just brilliant with the handle being his nose... of course you can't forget the tiny little chip that he has.
When I'm wearing them I don't think you can really tell that they are chip, but you can tell they are a teacup. I think you might be upset with this if you are a mega Disney fun like I am. But I do like putting a little Disney into my day by wearing these.

Mrs P

Monday, 12 June 2017

Getting Fit

So over the last few years, well over the last 8 and a bit I haven't really been looking after myself.  Well I had a little person to look after (Little Miss P) so every bit of spare money and time I had has gone towards her. I love doing that don't get me wrong but doing that has given me a mummy tummy as I like to call it (fat) and I haven't waxed my legs in years (I do shave them, my legs ain't like a monkey's) and I like getting my legs waxed as it saves so much time in the summer... and my legs like it better. 
Most of all I feel unfit and heavy, I hate getting my legs out so wearing dresses is out the question unless they are a maxi dress and for some weird reason I can't waer maxi dresses for work. So I will stick to my jeans for now.

I have come up with a few ideas to slowly get myself back to being fit.

1) Going for a walk every day. Actually started this last week with a mum friend from school, I go for about half an hour to 45 minute walk, and we are getting fast on the walks. I hope to soon start slowly jogging some bits of it too.

2) If you go on YouTube there are plenty of get fit videos, but I found one that is only eight minutes long so I've started to do that this week, even Little Miss P is doing this one with me. And it mainly gives your workout around the tummy area. 

3) Just eat smaller portions, it's that simple. I've started to give myself smaller portions at dinner. And the funny thing is I'm not that hungry afterwards even though I thought I would be. 

I'm going to keep a journal type blog thing but I will put it up once a month to see how I'm going. And then it makes me accountable for what I'm doing. If I'm brave enough I will put down my weight and what size clothes I am.

Mrs P

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Disney Bag

Last year we went to Disney World, and of course we did a bit of shopping. I could have done a lot more than I did but one of my best buys is this gorgeous bag that I use a lot when the weather starts to brighten up. It's full of colour and makes my day a bit brighter.
It is full of pictures of different Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, Bambi & Thumper, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck. It has lots of little writing like Walt Disney World opening Oct 1971, Walt's signature etc. there are some amazing details on the bag (that's why there are lots of pictures). My favourite thing is the size of the bag, it's got enough room to fit all the crap I need in it, like my diary, my purse, things I need for work and parcels to post, it's perfect. 

The two little pockets at the front of the bag are great to put loose change in or maybe a pack of tissues or my hand sanitiser. There's also a zip in the inside of the bag for all your valuable things.

I am a girl that likes bags so when I next get to Disney I hope to be adding to my collection.

Maybe one with just one character on it like Minnie Mouse or Tinkerbell as they are my two favourite characters.

Mrs P

Monday, 5 June 2017

May Lookover - Part Two

28th May - Yes no work for me and no school for Little Miss P for a week. On the day they left they had Shakespeare day as they had been learning about Shakespeare for the last two weeks, So all the kids had a lovely picnic on the field. For me as a midday I was a little worried how it would work (can't say much more about that other then wow). I think Little Miss P had a good time other than being really hot after spending all afternoon in the field out in the very hot sun we had that day. It was nice to see some of the teachers dressed up, with one of the male teachers in a tutu as the hairy fairy (not sure what play he was from), one dressed up as Shakespeare and one as the Queen. Not sure if they do it for the kids or they really like to dress up as they seem to do it a lot in that school. But anyway the kids enjoyed it and that is what counts.  
 The good thing about the weather being so nice is that it means we had lovely weather at the weekend too. So we all got in the garden and did some gardening as it was getting a little wild. Come to think of it I wish I got a before and after photo of it. It may be the only time we get outside as the weather for the next week is meant to be pants and be raining so I need to think of some indoor things to do with Little Miss P.

29th May - Last night we had a massive thunderstorm overnight, but then today we have lovely nice hot weather so I am thinking of spending more time in the garden with Little Miss P, just playing on the trampoline and making potions. As that is what she likes doing. I'm also getting a few blog posts written as I have been really slack on writing them recently. I'm hoping to write about three of them today and get them scheduled to go out through out the month. Already done one and it's only 10:30 (go me). Little Miss P has also asked me to film one of her YouTube videos with her.

Mrs P

Thursday, 1 June 2017

May Lookover - Part One

2nd May - Back to work today but only for four days as it was bank holiday Monday. I am stuck in the dining hall so I am missing the sun, but never mind. On the 30th April Little Miss P went on a little photo shoot with one of her dance teachers taking the photos she is great and the photos have come out beautifully. I love the photo at the side, it shows my princess in all her light with her tiara on.

16th May - Not much has been going on really other than today the weather has been lovely, nice and hot (I know a very British thing to talk about) and yesterday Little Miss P went on a school trip to the Globe in London. It's not far from us just a train ride and she seemed to enjoy it, but didn't hear much from her about it. eBay has been going really well, the fabric is going great.

20th May - Over the last few days I have had a sore throat and today it has seem to come full on with a full on headache. Just glad this weekend is a weekend at home.  Oh I got the rest of the photos from her dancing teacher and they are all lovely but they will get their own post soon, as there are so many nice photos. Oh I have now saved £1,000 for (what I hope to be) next year's Disney trip. The sad thing is I am actually pleased with myself for it.

Come back later to see the rest of May.

Mrs P

Monday, 29 May 2017

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Yes this is another Nicholas Sparks film, I seem to be a little bit obsessed with his films at the moment. I'm not entirely sure why considering they seem to make me cry.  But sometimes we all need a good cry I suppose. 

So The Best of Me is about a pair of former high school sweethearts Amanda and Dawson, that reunite after many years when they return to their home town on the death of a mutual friend, to fulfill his last dying wish. They are both still in love with each other and are trying to figure out what they will become. 

There are so many chances of them getting together but it's up to both of them to work it out. What will happen at the end will give you a big shock. Don't put any spoilers on it. I did really enjoy this film but didn't like any of the ending (so sad, you have to watch it). There are some parts of the film that are far-fetched but that's a part of the drama for me.

I just need to watch the rest of the Nicholas Sparks films now but I might wait until I'm on my period or something to watch them and have a good cry.

Mrs P

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Saving for Disney

I am one of the biggest Disney fans in my family, I love it and all the magic that that goes with it. I would love to go every year but I don't have the money to do that so I am just going to have to save. So here are my top tips, well the things I am using to save for Disney anyway.

1) eBay is a biggie for me, I sell things that I don't need anymore, like old pairs of shoes or some old clothes. It will all soon add up.

2) All of my overtime money from work I put in a separate account, I call it my Disney account, which also gives me an incentive to do more at work.

3) Just don't buy so many things if you see them, like pairs of shoes that you like but you don't actually need, don't buy them. The money that would have gone on them goes into the Disney account.

4) All of the money or Christmas money I get goes straight into that Disney account

5) This doesn't actually get me much money but all the purchases I make online I do through sites like Top Cashback so when I get enough money to check out I will put it straight into the Disney account

Mrs P

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

If you have read any of Nicholas Sparks' books you will know that you'll probably end up crying at the end of them. And it turns out that his films are no different.
Save Haven is about a young woman called Katie who appears in a small town called Southport. Her sudden arrival raises questions about her path and she is very determined to avoid answering them. This is until she starts a relationship with a widowed store owner called Alex who is kindhearted and has two young children. Katie has another close bond with the neighbour called Jo (woman). Katie slowly begins to let her guard down on this close-knit community and becomes very attracted to Alex and his family. But her past catches her up and she has to decide whether to run or stay and fight her past. She chooses to stay. Even if it means putting her own life at risk and the ones that she's fallen in love with.

I absolutely love this film, I've never watched a Nicholas Sparks film before but from now on I am going to watch all of them and yes I did cry towards the end. I don't want to give it away just in case you haven't seen this film but if you need a good cry or are you just need to get your sadness out you need to watch these films. Don't think I've ever read a Nicholas Sparks book but I know most of my family have. I am glad that Katie does get her happy ending but at the end I wasn't expecting that where the storyline actually went but it was a great storyline. I need to actually find out if Stockport is a real place in South Carolina because it looks beautiful there. And one of the main characters Alex is not bad to watch on telly either, he's kind of good looking so that always helps watching a film. Alex's children in this film are an absolutely brilliant actor and actress and I think I will go far. 

Mrs P

Monday, 8 May 2017

Family Holiday Isle of Wight

Over the Easter holiday we went away for a week to the Isle of Wight, to a lovely bit just off East Cowes. It overlooked the sea and had a lovely bit of beach. We stayed in a place called Coastal Retreat, they are Self catering lodges including a washing machine, full kitchen, towels and all the utensils you could need. Some of them even had a Private Hot Tub, which our one did and we made a lot of use out of it. We used it every day, sometimes three times a day.

They also have a lovely restaurant in the sister place Woodside Retreat, just a 2 min walk from the Coastal Retreat through the woods. The restaurant is lovely and the staff are so friendly. I would 100% recommend them.

But we didn't just stay in the Lodge we went to see what the Isle of Wight has to offer. It is a very small island but a very cute one as well. We did a little thing each day and only done a few full day things. One of the full day things was going to see the Needles, it was great and we went on a speed boat!! The beach was lovely and they also have a few rides that you can go on like the tea cups and other small rides. We also went to a place called Blackgang Chine. I have to say it wasn't a great place, so next time we will not be going there... the only thing that was good was that it has a dinosaur park where you walk around and that was good but still not worth the price in my mind. Little Miss P has done a little YouTube video about it so I will leave it below for you.

Mrs P

Thursday, 4 May 2017

April Lookover

9th April - We have just got back from a lovely time away in the Isle of Wight. It was just the three of us and we stayed at a place called Woodside Coastal Retreat, that over looks the sea and the best bit is it has a hot tub that we can use whenever we want. One night we were in it very late and I loved that. Not sure why I just did and I will be doing a blog post about the place where we stayed.
The holiday itself was lovely,we spent lot of time just chilling out in the lodge and a few trips out at the beach and things like that. It was a great holiday.

13th April -  Little Miss P is still off school and Mr P has gone back to work but he is back off on Friday until Tuesday as it's Easter so that means a long weekend. The only plan I think we have is to go and see some family.

18th April - It's now about 9.30pm and I am sitting in bed about to watch Lucifer. I love this show at the moment. Over the weekend we went to see both our families and that means we got lots of Easter Eggs. Also each time we got some lovely weather that meant we could spend a lot time outside in the gardens. But from tonight the weather will be going back to being cold again just in time for Little Miss P to go back to school.

27th April - It's been a while and not much has happened really. But the other day Little Miss P got her dancing exam result and she has passed, but not just passed she got Commended and she was so happy with that. Bless her, that makes me a proud mummy. She's worked very hard over the month with dancing and music.

30th April - Little Miss P spent the night at Nanny's house last night, just her and Nanny I think she likes it like that as it's nice and chilled out. I also went to see Little Rosie who is getting so big now. Little Miss P has a little treat today, she had a little photo shoot in her dancing wear I think she liked it but she hasn't said much about it. I hope everyone had a lovely April and let's see what May will bring.

Mrs P

Thursday, 27 April 2017

TV of the Moment

Line Of Duty
This is a BBC programme that we got into last year, it's about some detectives in unit AC-12 who look into corrupt units or other detectives in the police force and work out if they need to be sacked etc, that's the best way to explain it. But it's that type of programme that keeps you guessing if she really is and who killed that person and how it will all fit together. I am usually very good at this type of show and get the right person but this one I still don't 100% know.

This is a show on Amazon Prime and we have just started watching it. As per what it's called it's about the Devil who has taken a long holiday to LA. The main man is called Lucifer Morningstar (the Devil) who is unhappy in Hell, so he then runs a nightclub in Los Angeles called "Lux", with the assistance of his demonic ally Mazikeen. Lucifer becomes involved with the LAPD when he begins to assist Detective Chloe Decker in crime cases. He becomes fascinated with Decker when she appears to be immune to his powers. This is so funny and the humour is great, really my sort of style. I can't wait to be watching more of this with the hubby.

Monday, 24 April 2017

The Rest of March

24th March - One more week until Little Miss P is off school for two and a half weeks. Yes I can't wait, we are planning to have lots of fun, I don't know what to do with Little Miss P yet but I am planning it to be full of fun and hoping to do lots of things in the garden if the weather is nice. eBay has started going well again as I have the fabric in now, and I'm now hoping that Mr P will be bringing me some more when he gets home (that reminds me, I need to text him).

27th March - Just got in from work and so far it's been a good day, I had an appraisal at work and that went fine, lasted all of 10 mins. On eBay I sold a few things over the weekend and my little family are doing great. Can't wait until Summer's off school for two and half weeks over Easter. I plan to do lots of baking with her and playing in the garden if the weather lets us.

Not too sure where the rest of March went, but I hope you all enjoyed it.

Mrs P

Thursday, 20 April 2017


 1st March - Where has the time gone, I have to say I'm not in entirely sure where February went, it, kind of just flew bye. This month has lots going on, not for me but for Little Miss P and Mr P. Just like every other month really. But this month Mr P has a show that he's MDing for and Little Miss P has two exams, her singing and dancing exams. I am not sure how this month will go but I hope it's fun.

6th March - The weekend went by so quickly. On Saturday morning Little Miss P had a birthday party to go to, it was her best friend's and they went to Kids Space, there were about 8 kids from her school that went and that evening we went to our friend's house for dinner and a few drinks. It was lovely to see them and have a catch up. On Sunday Little Miss P, my Mum and I went to go and see my Nanna and have dinner at her house, it was lovely and I also saw my Cousin and her Boyfriend. Nannna makes a lovely roast Dinner. And now for today, well not much has happened other then the normal.

20th March - Well let's start with eBay, it's going great. I have sold so much over the last few days and I have loved it. I have sold lots of different things but mainly fabric and a few pairs of socks, which I find a little bit weird. Work is OK it's just work and I do get money to put towards our Disney Trip that I hope to book for next year. Little Miss P is doing well and she seems to be doing really well at most things at the moment, which is great. Let's see what the 2nd half of March will bring, with eBay and Little Miss P and her exams.

Mrs P

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Meet Rosie

Meet my new little niece Rosie Maria Flack born 18/02/2017 at 1.40pm, weight 6lb and 14oz. She is a little cutie with a little bit of dark brown hair, and a squishy nose. I love the fact that I can give her back when she starts crying, even though her cries are not much at the moment just a little whimper. Her big sister Isabelle is so proud of her and is always wanting to kiss her. Isabelle is only two years old and at the moment I think she thinks she's a doll and a novelty. I'm sure she will soon grow out of that.

I think she really looks like her Dad as she has all her Dad's features, but I wonder if she will still look like her Dad in a few years' time.  As she was three weeks early she doesn't really fit in any of her clothes at the moment as they all too big for her. But I am guessing it will not take too long before she fits into them.

Not much else to say about her at the moment as she is so small and new.

Mrs P

Monday, 13 March 2017

The Rest of February

 25th February - Happy Birthday Mummy, yep it's my Mum's birthday and we spent the weekend with her. On her birthday we went to my sister's house in Braintree and went to a garden centre near her that has a little play area and we had a cream tea. It was a nice place and Little Miss P and Little Hill had a great time playing together as they don't normally get time on their own together (Master Hill was at football with his Grandad).

26th February - We went to my Mum's house for a bit of lunch for the afternoon. My sister was down and my sister popped in with her brand new baby Rosie. We all had a lovely little hug with her,  and Little Miss P had the best hug with her even having a little sleep with her in the sofa while having a hug. It was so cute and yes I got a photo of it. I hope my Mum had an OK birthday, it wasn't much but next year I hope we do something better for her.

The thing that I didn't mention was that my sister had a little baby girl on the 18/2/2017. There will be more of a blog post coming up on this in the next few days (when I get to writing it that is). She is very cute and I love getting my hugs from her. Overall February has been OK, not much to really say about it.

Mrs P

Monday, 20 February 2017

February Lookover

 3rd of February - Not the best start to the month but I can't really go into it, something annoyed me and it's made me look at some things in a different way to what I used to. As I explained to my daughter I am the zebra and not the lion.
Everything else is going great though, my eBay was good last month where I made £91 profit without doing that much work on it. I would love to make about £300 on it, but that will take a lot more work. I will work on it a bit at time.

9th of February - Well I have to say it has got better. eBay is on a bit of a go slow but I think that's because I don't have much fabric at the moment, Hopefully that will change in March when more comes in. Work is OK, not much to say about that really other than it's really cold out there at the moment. We have even had a bit of snow which is a little nice but it's just falling and not settling although it may do tonight. If it does a lot school might just be cancelled tomorrow. If it does then the holiday can start early hehe. I am a little behind on my blog post and my YouTube, I just hope I will get back to it soon.

13th of February - Today has been the first day of Little Miss P's week off school and we have had a lazy day. We have been doing a few things but only things that needed doing around the house like the washing and cleaning out the bathroom cupboard because that was absolutely disgusting. I've also had to pop to the postbox to post an eBay parcel and Little Miss P went on her skateboard and she loved it. Also I made a chocolate chip and vanilla cake that goes lovely with a cup of tea. Tomorrow we are going to Bounce Extreme or Jump Extreme in Barking and it's the first time I am going and can't wait. I'm not sure who's more excited, me or Little Miss P.

The rest of this month will be in another blog post.

Mrs P

Monday, 13 February 2017

New Shoes

I get through lots of shoes and boots. I think that's because I work on my feet and maybe my feet are just very toxic, which everyone's are, it is just that I go through lots of shoes.

I get all my shoes from Primark so that's probably why I get through them as they are not as well made as some could be.  All three of these shoes are from that place Primark, The first pair are these bad boys they have very thick soles and are really comfortable, keeping my feet very warm standing in the playground all lunch time. I can even wear thick socks with them and for me that's important on these very cold days. They are also very easy to wipe clean when I have been on the mud.

Now onto my Trainers, I really want to go for more walks and maybe for a little jog if I pluck up the courage to go and do that on my own or with other people. The thing about these Trainers is the bottom of them they are a really funny material. I am not sure what it's called but it has Memory Foam in it. I love the grey colour of them with the bright green inside. I just hope they last.

These I had to get as they remind of a set of shoes I have and I love the glitter on them, I will wear these more in the spring as I don't really want to mess them up.  I may have to get myself another pair just I case I do,  These shoes were £10 and they seemed to only have a few more in stock, When we went in Primark it looked like they were getting a lot of new stock out as well,

Mrs P

Thursday, 2 February 2017

January Lookover

It's the start of 2017 and it has got very cold.

 It is only 6th January today and so far so good, I've had two days at work and although I was feeling I didn't really fancy going back it was okay really, other than getting freezing cold feet. Mr P is still off work so it's a bit random him being home and me having to go out to work. We brought in the New Year at home watching a TV programme in bed and Little Miss P fell asleep by 11:00, but we were out the night before in a lovely hotel room. It was very late and so I called it my New Year... I just had it a day early.

9th January - We went to Woodford panto like we have been doing for the past five years and this year was Beauty and the Beast. Little Miss P loved it more this year due to some of the girls in it being from her dance school and she loved watching them. As I do every year I will be doing a review on it (if I haven't done so already). Also I went back to my mum's house and had a lovely roast dinner.

14th January - Not much else has been going on other than going back to work/school, dancing and just back to normal. We have had some snow the other but it was all ice in the morning and couldn't make any snowmen but due to the ice I did get to get Little Miss P from school a tiny bit early. eBay is going well so far and I have sold something every week so far so I really hope that will keep going.

19th - Last night we booked Little Miss P's first music exam, it's her singing prep test. It's not really an exam it is just putting them in an exam situation and see how they cope so that they know what to expect when they do their first Grade One exam. I think she's a little bit nervous but excited at the same time.

It's now the last day of January and it's be fun. Work has been very cold and I have had to wrap up warm, but the last few days wow, I felt like crying because my face was so cold. I can't wait to see what February will bring.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Love my Blog

I love my little blog. I have been doing it for the past seven years and I love it, I do it as a hobby and I will always love doing it as my hobby. I love just being able to sit down and get my thoughts on paper. 

Also there are some very random blog posts that I have done in the past. I love being able to look back on the past seven years and see what I've got up to in a certain month. 

I really want to do some more crafty posts, Disney posts, maybe some posts about what I buy from Etsy and clothing. Can't really do posts about my work as I work in a school and it will be about the kids and I can't do that.

I really enjoy writing film reviews and TV show reviews so I will be doing more of them as well. I would love to be able to make more money from it, so I will slowly be trying to do that throughout the year. And if I get to do that I will be of course doing Blog posts about it to keep everyone up-to-date with how it's working out.

Mrs P

Monday, 23 January 2017

Under the Dome

A few months ago we got Amazon Prime and we wanted to start watching a TV series in the evenings just to chillout to. There are so many to pick from but we chose Under the Dome and I have to say it's a little bit of a mess that TV show. Don't get me wrong I actually really enjoy, it but you have to think about what's going on in it.

So far this is what I have learnt. The town called Chesters Mill has magically got a dome appear around it and they are all stuck inside. Every time they touch it they get a slight electric shock; they have tried punching it, throwing things at it, anything to get out, but nothing is working. It starts to go into each character a bit more throughout the series and of course some of the characters die, most of the time it's kind of a gruesome way. There are a few main characters and I would say Barbie is the main one with Julia, Big Jim, Norrie, Joe and Junior. It's mainly around them. I don't want to say too much as I don't want to give anything away.

So the time has come for aliens, yes aliens. I have to say I didn't think it would be an alien type of program but it is, so if you're into the alien thing it's definitely a watch for you. It is based all on an egg that produces pink falling stars and the world ending so they think that The Dome is there to protect them. But it isn't all it seems.

Not really saying much more as I've given away some of the plots already but I still have a few episodes to watch so I still don't know how it ends. I just hope Norrie, Joe and Julia survive until the end because they are my favourite characters.

Mrs P

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Woodford Pantomime

We go to the Woodford Panto every year (well for the last five years we have anyway). It's not too far away from us and it's run just by a little drama group, but every year it is fantastic. This year they did Beauty and the Beast which is a Disney film that I absolutely love. Because it is a Panto they do change it in places so it's not exactly like the film and obviously don't have the film music in it due to copyright issues. But they did do it justice. I think it helps that this year Little Miss P's friends from her dance school were in it and they were all fantastic. They were mainly the dancers and background singers. I hope they will do it in next year because they did do great in it and it's lovely to see Little Miss P's face watching her friends in excitement.

Of course the rest of the cast were fantastic too, including my sister's friend that she works with, who is also in the play. He has been in the play for the last five years and maybe longer. This year he played one of the main characters called Felix, a pink poodle. I have to say he played the character very well and he was very funny mainly getting all the laughs. Little Miss P got to go up on stage again and she loved it, she got to go up with Master Hill (her cousin). Not to sure about next year, she might be too old to go up.

Of course I will be going again next year with Little Miss P and the rest of my family.

Mrs P

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Film Review - We're the Millers

This film is based on a veteran pot dealer that creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S from Mexico. It starts off with David (played by Jason Sudeikis) asking to get some weed from Mexico, but to do this he has to create a family to get through the border of Mexico and then back into the U.S without being detected. So he gets Rose (Jennifer Aniston) to play the Mum, Casey (Emma Roberts) and Kenny (Will Poulter) to play their children. They are a very mixed bunch.

This film is very funny and has a lots of comical moments. They all seem to work well together and you can see that comes across in the film. You don't have to concentrate on this film that much as you can just go back to it and still know what's going on.

I like the actress Jennifer Aniston so that made me enjoy the film more I think, as she did play Rose very well.

I would I watch this film again and I'm pretty sure I would still enjoy it.

Mrs P

Monday, 9 January 2017

Hilton for the Night

Over the last three years we have been going away for one night over Christmas or New Year, and they are all lovely Hilton hotels, normally in one of the suites and 2016 was no different. We went to stay in the Hilton in Syon Park London as it was the closest one to the show we were seeing, Cinderella at Chiswick House.

But first let me talk about the hotel room. This hotel room was massive, I don't think I've been in a hotel room this big before, you walk in and walk into the front room or as we called it Little Miss P's room as it had her put up bed in there. It had a massive TV, a sofa and a coffee table with plenty of room all around them. Then you go into the other room which was the bedroom, it had a massive bed in it with the TV coming out of a cabinet at the end of it. I have this on my Wish List now. But if I did have that I don't think I'll ever get out of bed. Both of the bedrooms led out to a balcony. Even though it was cold we still went out there and had a hot drink. Now for the bathroom. This was the room at that amazed me. The bath was so big that you could actually lie down in it and you could fill it up lots. Also there was a TV in the bathroom so you could sit on the toilet or sit in the bath and watch telly. That is a little crazy. Don't get me wrong I loved it. Also we had a double shower where it had a waterfall shower. I didn't actually get to use the shower as it was one night and I really wanted to use the bath.

That night we also got room service as we couldn't be asked to go downstairs to the restaurant so we got into our pyjamas and had food delivered to us on the table to our room. And that was heaven. Yes it did cost a small fortune but we only do it once a year, the big room and food delivered to us it's our little treats saying well done for having a good year.

Cinderella in Chiswick House was actually really good, it wasn't a panto it was just a show they put on and it had a magician character in it that did some tricks. It was funny and it was magical in Little Miss P's eyes. I would definitely go again. Little Miss P also got her face painted and a balloon, we got a lovely little lunch as well with a hotdog each and I got a glass of Prosecco to drink while watching it.

Let's see if 2017 is good to us, to enable us to do something like this again. 

Mrs P

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Bye 2016, Hello 2017

2016 was a year full of fun and everything happened that was meant to happen. It was a year of staying the same with a bit of a travelling adventure to it. If you haven't seen my yearly round up go and check it out here, I am sad to see 2016 go but excited to see what 2017 will bring for my family and me.

The only thing we have panned for 2017 is to keep saving money for a raining day just in case anything happens, and to find some ways to invest some money. But other then that, we have nothing planned.

I hope that 2017 brings happiness for my family and we keep learning from life. Also I hope I stick  to my little list that I made for 2017 and that you can see here. The main thing I would really like to do is pay more off the mortgage then we need to just try and get it down and pay it off quicker.

That is it for 2017 for now, I will keep you updated.

Mrs P

Monday, 2 January 2017

2017 Plan

2017 - The Plan
This year I have written down what I need to do to get where we want, so here it is.
Black still need to do, Blue in progress.

  • Other 
  • Carry on doing a blog post every week and also carry on doing YouTube once a week
  • Carry on at my little job as a Midday Play Leader
  • Work on my little online shop that I have wanted to do for ages

Making Money

  • Carry on doing eBay with things I find around the house and at car boot sales 
  • Do some Matched Betting


  • Save for another Disney World trip. My plan is to save £4000 for this.
  • Try and pay off more of our mortgage, as much as we can

The List
Get to 200 on my blog by 2018 (at the moment at 129)
Get 200 on by YouTube (at the moment at 99)

Not much on the list this year but I am going to keep it small and work hard at it.

Mrs P