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.

Love
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

Love
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. 

Love
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.

Love
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.

Love
Mrs P