Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Wow, our Nick Jr pumpkin party was a success!! We had invited J's friends along but due to short notice and a non convenient date it turned out to be just the girls. This would not stop our fun though. We made the cakes the night before, a perfect after school activity.
Sunday, 25 October 2015
This Halloween we were invited back to National Forest Adventure Farm. We went last year for our very first time, and loved it. There is so much to do when you get there it was an obvious yes please. We knew from experience to go dressed up as although it is on the farm there is also lots of themed activities going on too.
J recycled her Zombie bride costume she made last year, whilst S went back as the same witch as last year too! Oh we do like to recycle here! They were then set for the day!
Friday, 23 October 2015
S is dinosaur mad. I mean she loves them. Anything dinosaur related and it is a must have. When we were asked if we wanted to review Aliens Love Dinopants it was an obvious answer. Yes please. S is still going through her phase where she doesn't like pants on. So it has an added bonus that hopefully as the aliens and dinosaurs love pants so much, hopefully she will learn to love hers too and keep them on.
Thursday, 22 October 2015
I got stopped by one of those people you tend to avoid in the high street. You know the ones? The ones that are always trying to get you to sign up to something or sell you something. This guy wasn't trying to get me to sign up to anything though. All he wanted was my signature. Why? Something to do with tax credits. They have started a big petition nationwide to stop it being taken away or reduced. Usually my head is in the sand when it comes to anything benefit wise as we are not entitled to anything. Nada. And yes, I have thrown a little strop when our child benefit was removed too. I gave up my job relying on that child benefit money when J turned one. Daddy M is the one and only breadwinner bringing in a regular and reliable income which has to cover everything the four of us ever needs. However, if his income was split between the two of us then we would be entitled. How is that fair? So yes, I have thrown a strop sometimes over benefits when I couldn't afford to go for a coffee and cake with friends.
We are going to be #NickJrPumpkinParty at home hosts and we can not wait. The party will be on twitter on Monday 26th October between 5-6.30pm with the main host being @UKMUMSTV. So why are we hosting this twitter party? Well its Halloween week which means lots of Halloween premiere episodes of your children's favourite shows as well as half term, so that's an excuse to party, right?
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Last week saw us host our very first twitter party. I was very nervous as I didn't really know what to expect apart from it being very fast moving. Due to this and the time of the twitter party we hosted our party before the event so I could concentrate on tweeting. The kids were full of excitement as they walked home together from school. J was able to show off her new toys from her birthday whilst the adults had a cuppa first. Then it was straight into party time, Doc McStuffins Pet Vet style!
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
J is officially six. Seriously where has the time gone? Last year we celebrated her fifth birthday early in the summer holidays making use of the garden we used to have, and the summer weather. This was great until it was her actual birthday. She wanted another party as all kids do, and wanted another big party. It just wasn't going to happen. This year it meant that she wanted that big party as she had to wait even longer for it. For the past six months she has been talking about her birthday and how amazing she wanted it. I think we did a pretty good job at making it THE BEST SIXTH BIRTHDAY she could wish for.
Monday, 12 October 2015
I am pleased to announce I will be hosting a Doc McStuffins Twitter party. Tune in on twitter on Thursday 15th October between 1pm and 3pm. Its our first twitter party so we are very excited. You can follow along and join in with other hosts too, just follow @UKMumsTV on twitter and make sure you use the #DocMcStuffins hash tag. There will be prizes to win by answering questions or taking part in games and activities online.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Since the start of the school year I have been taking some time just for me. I was planning to keep it a secret and just see where it took me but I am enjoying it so much I just had to share. If you are local to Congleton or Macclesfield it may benefit you too! So, what have I been doing for just one hour a week that is improving my mental well being AND my physical health at the same time?
I am attending a gym like no other, as it is more like a studio. There is no treadmills in rows nor the posers that like to show off in front of the mirror, neither is it so big that you are just a number. When you join you become a member of the family, somebody worthy or their time to train you correctly. Sounds corny doesn't it? But it works. The place is Machin-ES .