Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Monthly Bucket List - September 2017

I have decided to start up my monthly bucket lists again so I can keep a note of all the things I want to do each month. I usually start the month with a list of things I need or want to do and by the end I haven't actually achieved anything. It's so frustrating so from now on I'm going to make time to complete my list. 

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Theatre Review - Wicked at The Apollo Victoria, London

A few weeks ago Daddy and I headed to London for the day. We got the 6:45am train and was in London by 9am. I had booked us tickets to see Wicked at the The Apollo Victoria. It’s not a musical I had wanted to see before but Daddy really liked the sound of it so I booked them for Father’s Day.


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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Our Summer Days 6-7

The past few days we haven't really done much. We have just been pottering around the house and making use of the bursts of sunshine we have been getting by heading in to the garden before it starts raining again.

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Our Summer Days 1-4

School is out for Summer which means that I have to now think of ways to keep the boys entertained for 6 weeks . . . eek! I actually love the Summer holidays and being with the boys. Whether it's days out or play days in we always have lots of fun. Here is an update our Our Summer Days 1-4.

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Our Sunday Photo - 08/01/17

A Sunday visit to the Cinema for alphabet dating. 

First date - A for Assassins Creed


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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang At Birmingham Hippodrome

A few weeks ago Daddy and I travelled to Birmingham to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Birmingham Hippodrome. I absolutely loved the film when I was younger, I would watch it everyday after school. I knew all the words and would sing along at the top of my voice. We went to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang years ago and loved it but the actual reason for our visit this time was that I am a huge Carrie Hope Fletcher fan.

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Our Family Fortnight - 17/09/16

This fortnight we have had to snap back in to the school routine quite quickly. It's back to early morning starts, school runs and homework. Before the new school term begun we did have the chance to enjoy one last weekend of the holidays, it was a wet wet one but we made the most of it. You may have already read that we headed to Blackpool for the first ever Slime Fest in the UK.

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Monday, 4 April 2016

New Year Bucket List Update

We have failed to complete all our New Year bucket list which is really disappointing. I have had a look back and all our goals were achievable so there isn't any excuses really. Heres hoping we manage to tick off a few more from our Spring Bucket list.



1. Potty Train Little J - I actually can't believe how easy this was. Little J has done so well and I am so proud of him. He had nappies on one day and the next he didn't. It really was so simple. The thing with little J is he just picks things up very quickly and once we had the potty chat he was good to go. I honestly thought this would take months and thought I would be doing weekly updates on our progress but I just did one post on how the potty training had started and finished. He has had a few accidents but that's it. Next up will be keeping him dry through the night but I am going to wait until he is a little older. I have posted some tips if you are thinking of potty training your little one.



2. Date Night  - Daddy and I have had some lovely 'date days/nights' this month. We have been the theatre twice to see The Rocky Horror Show and Impossible. Both were completely different but equally as good. We have been for a few meals together and the cinema too. Really pleased and hopefully making time for each other will continue throughout the yea

6. Lose The Christmas Weight - I honestly haven't made an effort with this so although I have lost a little weight I really do need to put in the work so this will be on our Spring Bucket list too.



7. Build a Snowman - We didn't get to make a snowman but snow did fall one morning a few weeks ago and it was very exciting. 



11. Celebrate Little J's Birthday - Although we didn't get to do this on his actual birthday as he had chicken pox we did get to spoil him and give his lots of presents when he was feeling better.

12. Think Of Fundraising Ideas - You may have read that Daddy is fundraising by doing a bike ride the distance between London and Paris. You can read about it here.

So out of a possible 12 we only managed half. We will try to do better next time.




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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Not Just A Mummy Or Daddy - My Story

When you become a parent everything changes. You don't seem to get the time to do anything. When I had big J it was the day before my 22nd birthday. I didn't have any hobbies I just enjoyed doing 'couple' things with Daddy. Whether it was going the cinema or for a meal we just enjoyed doing stuff together.


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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Our New Year Bucket List

I hadn't thought about writing a bucket list before as I thought a bucket list was things you wanted to do before you die. However, I have noticed that some people have seasonal bucket lists on their blogs. They write down all of the things they want to do in the following three months. We have had a little think and there are a few things we want to do so I've decided to write them down.


Our New Year Bucket List 2016
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Friday, 26 June 2015

An Evening With Giovanna Fletcher

Last night I attended an evening with Giovanna Fletcher at Waterstones. I have never been to anything like this before because if I am being honest I am not a big reader. I do like reading but I always have something else to do so although I have lots of books, they just sit there gathering dust. So I assume you are wondering why I went to a book event then if I'm not really a book lover. The truth is I do like Giovanna's books and have all four of them but I actually like her as a person too. I know that might sound crazy as I have never met her (until last night) but I follow her on you tube and I really enjoy watching her vlogs.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Date Night With Calamity Jane

My favourite night out is definitely a trip to the theatre. I love watching stage productions and my passion started when my Mum and Dad took me to watch Grease. I was mesmerised from start to finish and I have enjoyed going ever since. Daddy booked me tickets to see Calamity Jane for my birthday. I absolutely love Calamity Jane and I used to watch it all the time when I was younger. When I read Jodie Prenger was Calamity Jane I was so excited. I watched Jodie win the role of Nancy in Oliver on BBC One show I'd Do Anything, I would have loved to see her in that.

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Date Night With Calamity Jane

My favourite night out is definitely a trip to the theatre. I love watching stage productions and my passion started when my Mum and Dad took me to watch Grease. I was mesmerised from start to finish and I have enjoyed going ever since. Daddy booked me tickets to see Calamity Jane for my birthday. I absolutely love Calamity Jane and I used to watch it all the time when I was younger. When I read Jodie Prenger was Calamity Jane I was so excited. I watched Jodie win the role of Nancy in Oliver on BBC One show I'd Do Anything, I would have loved to see her in that.

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Thursday, 2 April 2015

McBusted's Most Excellent Adventure Tour Ever

On a scale from 1-10 for how excited I was when McBusted announced they were touring again, I was an 11. I honestly thought it was a one off tour last year and didn't think for one minute that not only would they tour again but they would make an album together. It made my year when I heard the news and I was even more excited when I received tickets for their Most Excellent Adventure Tour for christmas.
They arrived in Liverpool on 31st March and couldn't wait. I love all their songs and I was ready to sing and dance my socks off. ( I didn't have socks on but you know what I mean!) 
I love it that we have the Echo Arena in Liverpool because it saves the journey into Manchester which we did for many years. Its not as big as the Manchester Arena, definitely not as high but it does attract the big names. 
Our tickets were for the lower tier next to the stage, Row A. We were on Tom's side. If you have been a Mcfly/McBusted concert before you will know Tom, Danny, Dougie have always sang/played on the same side for each tour and its never changed. 
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Saturday, 14 March 2015

What We've Been Watching

Daddy and I have been making the most of our evenings lately as little J has been falling asleep between 6-7pm. 
We have watched a few films, its been nice to sit and chill for a few hours as usually we are busy and don't seem to find the time.
So what have we been watching. Well we are big fans of Liam Neeson and we watched Taken 2 just around christmas time ready for Taken 3 when it came out on the cinema. 
They are such great films and although the storyline is similar in each film I am always blown away with just how good these films are.
So after Taken's we decided to see what else Liam Neeson was in. Love Actually was first. I love that film and have watched it many times, really enjoyed it even though it was after christmas.
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Monday, 9 March 2015

We Found Love

I don't usually listen to the radio because I always have a CD in the car but one day last week I did. I'm not a big fan of the radio mainly because I'm not a fan of current music so I would rather listen to what I want and not what the radio chooses to play. Anyway the two presenters of the morning breakfast show were having a conversation about Love. They said there has been a recent survey which confirmed that the most popular place to find love was at the gym. 
Really? the gym? I couldn't imagine anything less romantic. I don't go the gym now but when I did I used to be red faced and sweaty and couldn't wait to get home to take a shower. Looking for love would have been the last thing on my mind. 
Anyway they asked their listeners to ring up to share where they found love. There were some lovely stories of people finding love in all weird and random places. Out for a stroll with the dog, on an aeroplane, at a concert and even cleaning someones car.
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Friday, 6 March 2015

I Need To M.E.A.T and Greet McBusted

I haven't blogged about my love for Mcbusted for a few weeks so I suppose now is a good time to give them a mention. Last week I was browsing through my emails when I came across one from the McBusted boys, well it was just a mail shot but it was very exciting.
*photo copyrighted to McBusted*
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Monday, 16 February 2015

Project 365 Days 40-46

Absolutely gutted that I didn't post my Project 365 last week. I had all the photos ready but with it being half term all my usual routine just went and my blogging took a back seat. Like I said though I do have the photos so will share them below - a week late but better late than never.

40/365 - More hospital apps this week for little J.

41/365 - An X-Ray and a visit to the plastic surgeon and little J is now on the list for a toe operation. Really hope it works this time.

42/365 - Cookies and Cream - My favourite.

43/365 - We have the wii back Yay. Our old one died a few months ago so we now have a new one.

44/365 - A day early but Daddy and I watched Valentine's Day. Love this movie.

45/365 - Valentines Day. Swell as some other presents Daddy bought me a dozen beautiful Red Roses 

46/365 - This was the last of my valentines day chocolates. Little J bit right through the wrapper and then ate it.



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Monday, 9 February 2015

Project 365 Days 33-39

Hi all. Another week and another seven photographs capturing what we have been up to this week.

The sun has been shining this week but it is very very cold. It was -1 during the week on the way to school.

33/365 - Little J spent the morning in nursery today and was so tired he fell asleep for almost 4 hours. 

34/365 - The Meat and Greet details were available online for the forthcoming McBusted Tour. Too expensive for me. Gutted.

35/365 - It was nice to have some time with Big J tonight and we played some board games. We received Disney Hedbanz for christmas and its so much fun. Its very similar to Guess Who but with disney characters.

36/365 - Daddy had a little go on a tombola in Tesco today for charity and won two little prizes. Well done Daddy.

37/365 - Enjoying a pre valentines meal at Prezzo. Keep an eye out for our review this week.

38/365 - In the early hours of Friday Morning Daddy and I became an aunty and uncle for the first time. Big J has a new cousin, baby A. He is absolutely adorable and we couldn't wait for cuddles.

39/365 - Big J and little J rolling down the hill at Clifford Tower, York. We had a lovely day taking in the sights in York.

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Pre Valentines Meal at Prezzo

Last weekend Daddy and I enjoyed a nice romantic meal at Prezzo. It's not a restaurant we have visited before so I was really looking forward to just taking my time, browsing the menu and enjoying Daddy's company.

There are a few Prezzo restaurants within driving distance from us but we chose Prezzo, New Brighton. We had a Buyagift experience voucher which was really easy to use. I visited the website as instructed on the card, entered my details and was given the contact details for my chosen restaurant. I then called the restaurant, requested a time and date and just mentioned we have a Buyagift voucher, we were booked in no problems.

When we arrived we were given a table in the corner near the window with a nice view of the marina. I noticed quite quickly that it was a little chilly. I hate feeling cold and it certainly had a chill in the air but that didn't spoil it for us.

When the waitress took our drinks order I explained I had a Buyagift voucher, she confirmed that we could chose from the main menu but then went to check with the manager and came back with a set menu. We also didn't want the wine so we swapped it for just two soft drinks. The waitress said she would have to check again as it was at the managers discretion but it does actually say on the voucher it can be swapped.

The set menu had lots of choice and included the meals we would have chose anyway. To start we got garlic bread with mozzarella and mozzarella in carrozza.

While we waited for our meal it was nice to look at the sun setting over the marina as it turned dark quite quickly. The restaurant wasn't busy when we arrived there were only two or three other guests so we didn't wait long at all really for our drinks and starters to arrive. 


The mozzarella in carrozza were four mozzarella bites light fried in breadcrumbs and served with a pomodoro sauce. I really enjoyed them, they were quite filling and would be perfect to share. Daddy enjoyed his garlic bread with mozzarella too. 

Before our mains arrived Daddy got a big bottle of Peroni which went down well. 

My Chicken Caesar salad was really tasty and probably the best I've tasted. The chicken had a light seasoning on too which just added to the flavour.

 Daddy ordered a pizza which was double pepperoni. It does come with red chilli too but Daddy asked for just Pepperoni. It was very spicy but delicious.



Included on the buyagift set menu was a choice of two deserts, we ordered Tiramisu. Daddy's favourite pudding so he was very happy.

We had a really lovely evening and I would definitely eat at Prezzo again. At the moment the Prezzo voucher on Buyagift is just £30 and when I added up how much it would have cost us for our three courses and drinks and having the Buyagift saved us over £15 which was amazing.
You can view the range of Buyagift experiences here
*we were gifted a buyagift Prezzo experience in return for a full honest review. All thoughts, opinions and photographs above are our own*
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