Saturday, 22 October 2016

My greatest accomplishment. #Blogtober16

I am taking part in Blogtober16 and will be writing posts with various themes/prompts throughout October....

When I was in hospital waiting to go for my c-section with Becky I can remember crying on the shoulder of a midwife saying what if I am a rubbish mother, what if my baby doesn't like me, I don't know how to be a mother.....I really needn't have worried....It turns out I am quite good at this mothering lark...

Without a doubt being a good mother is my greatest accomplishment....I know it's so cliche but it's true.

I am far from a perfect mother....I shout when I know I shouldn't....I am sometimes short tempered, I feed my girls junk food, I let them play on the computer for too long and I over spoil them....

I think I am doing a good job though....My girls are kind, thoughtful, pretty sensible, happy, polite and do well at school....They make me so proud every day....

I have taught both my girls to cook....Just simple meals. Beans on toast, scrambled eggs, toasties and things so I know they have the basics to keep them selves alive....

The both like a variety of music. 70's, 80's, 90's 00's. Rock, pop, classical, musicals and country.....I have taught them well....hehehe I love it when they sing a long to a random old song....

My girls know they can come to me and talk to me about anything....Some of the discussions we have are deep and also things I would never dare talk to my mother about....I am so glad they feel confident enough to talk to me!

I haven't accomplished much in life but I am a good mother to my girls....

Friday, 21 October 2016

We saw Disney On Ice! #WotW

A lot of words could describe this week....Special, overwhelmed, excited, Disney, Frozen, VIP, happy and wow but this week my Word of the Week is:

I won an amazing competition a few weeks ago from North East Family Fun to win VIP tickets to see Disney on Ice....We went on Tuesday and had such an amazing time!

There is going to be a lot of photos! lol

We were picked up and taken to the Metro Radio Arena in a pink limousine....The driver was such a nice fella and the girls thought it was amazing....We had music playing the whole way there and they danced and smiled throughout the whole journey!

We were taken to the back entrance of the Arena and met by a lovely lady who showed us to the VIP room....As we had got stuck in traffic we were a little late but the meet and greet with Anna and Elsa had just started.....Becky and Ellie were amazed! They got to meet the stars of the show! 

There was free drinks, food and face painting....Goody bags were handed out and before we knew it the show was about to start! We took our seats....We were on the 2nd row which was amazing! We could see everything so clearly!

The show started and it was amazing! I nearly cried....It was so overwhelming seeing the excitement on my girls faces, so many of the Disney characters and just to be there!! We were so lucky!

I won't ruin the show for anyone who has tickets but it follows the story of the film.....It is beautiful, funny, a little scary for little one's and there's snow!!! 

We sung, smiled and danced all the way through....My throat was actually hurting from all the Before we knew it the first half was over and we went back up to the VIP room for ice cream....

It was so, so fantastic not having to queue for the toilet for the whole of the interval....I even had chance to have a sneaky glass of wine....hehehe 

We made our way back to our seats for the second half and timed it just right....

It was AMAZING! I don't have words to express how amazing the show was, how grateful I am to have the chance to take my family and how happy the girls were....

It was the best evening of our lives....The girls said way better than any birthdays or Christmas's they've had. I must try

What I am afraid of. #Blogtober16

I am taking part in Blogtober16 and will be writing posts with various themes/prompts throughout October....Today's prompt is What am I afraid of?

I am scared of a lot of things. Writing this post I have decided I am an absolute wimp! lol I think they are all pretty normal things to be frightened of in my defence....

Clowns - I know where this fear comes from. Stephen King's IT! They are creepy! The stupid creepy clown craze is not helping either.

Thunder and Lightning - I am that person who won't go out when there is a storm....My girls love it though. They will happily go outside when it's thundering. They have me a nervous wreck! 

Flying - I have never been on a plane and don't want to either....If we were meant to fly we would have been born with

Wasps - They are just evil. What is the point of them? They are vicious! 


Roller Coasters - I never used to be scared of them it's just something which has came with age....

Doctors - When I was having Ellie they messed the spinal up and I felt so much pain, they missed both of my girls heart problems when they were born, then my doctor still said there was nothing wrong with Becky's heart when we knew there was.

Hospitals - After spending a week in one with my girls when they had heart surgery I never want to stay in one again!

Speaking on the phone - When I make a phone call I have to write down what I am going to say....I have to build myself up to it for at least 10 minutes and if I can I will get out of it....

Being the center of attention - I am so shy, I hate attention on me and even thinking about it makes me feel ill.

Teeth - Not my own. Other peoples....I hate loose teeth and Ellie takes great pleasure in showing me hers when they are wobbly.

Horror films - I am such a scaredy cat when it comes to scary films....Even The Walking Dead freaks me out

My strangest fear is Washing glasses - When I was about 13 I was washing the dishes and washed a glass....I put my hand in and it smashed and cut my hand. I have quite a big scar from it now, about an inch long, just on my knuckle. Since then I have never been able to wash glasses in the sink. I leave them for someone else to do.

What are you afraid of?

Thursday, 20 October 2016

My Dancing Girls. #FrubesMoves

Frubes is the largest portable yogurt brand and we love them here....They are something we always have in our fridge.....Available in Strawberry, Red Berry, Peach, and Banana flavours, they contain vitamin D and calcium for strong bones which is fantastic because my youngest is not that keen on drinking milk.....

Did you know that Frubes has partnered with The Angry Birds Movie?....It's all about the dancing! The Birds and Pigs are ready to get down and find out who is the ultimate dancer!

My girls love dancing....They have had no lessons. They just like to put music on and go a little crazy! They have some great moves. They love to watch Strictly come dancing on a Saturday evening and love to copy the dances and Judge Rinders face....hehehe

My eldest Becky thinks she is so cool and she likes to Dab which my youngest Ellie has copied. If you don't know what the Dab is, it's ridiculous! The dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm and the elbow in a gesture that has been noted to resemble sneezing! My girls do it because they think it's cool....I like to randomly do a dab just to freak them out a little. Ellie says that "old people should not dab". There was me thinking I was still young.....hehehe

Over the last couple of days I videoed some of their funky moves....What do you think?

Frubes are running an egg-citing on-pack promotion until 31 October offering families the chance to flock to the Bahamas for a fun-filled island holiday to spot exotic birds and swim with pigs? The competition includes a weekly draw to win a whole host of Angry Birds Movie merchandise, with a grand prize of a family holiday for four to spend six nights in the Bahamas!

This post is an entry for BritMums’ #FrubesMoves Linky Challenge, sponsored by Frubes. We were sent some vouchers so we could buy a selection of Frubes.

5 Cool things about Ashington. #Blogtober16

I am taking part in Blogtober16 and will be writing posts with various themes/prompts throughout October....Today's prompt is 5 Super cool things about the place where you live.

I live in Ashington which is a small town in Northumberland in the north east of England. I really struggled to find 5 super cool things about where I live....I love living here but to be honest it is just a small town and we just live here. If we want to do anything we visit Newcastle or other towns nearby like Cramlington or Blyth.

It's near everything.
Ashington is about 18 miles from Newcastle, about 3 from the coast and to get out into the countryside it's about 20 minute walk to be surrounded by nature and fields.....

The mining history.
Ashington was once known as the largest mining village in the world and is proud of that fact. It is remembered at the Woodhorn Museum

There is also the The Pitmen Painters who were a group of Ashington miners who enrolled in painting classes in 1934 as an alternative pastime....They began to produce paintings to sell at local markets to supplement their poor wages and achieved unexpected success.

Ashington is getting a face lift.
It started with a fancy new leisure centre which took forever to build but it's here now and has swimming pools, a gym, spa, a soft play area, the library and a cafe. 
A few months ago they started work on the high street....Reopening it to cars and replacing all the paving. It looks very fancy so far and it's not even finished yet. There is also talk of Northumberland County Council’s headquarters being moved here by 2018! 

Ashington made famous footballers.
The legendary 1966 England World Cup winning brothers Jack & Bobby Charlton are from here and grew up playing football in the same park that we visit! Ashington was also home to Jackie Milburn of FA Cup fame with Newcastle United....

The famous All in One Company is based here.
You know, them who make the onesies. They were the official suppliers of onesies to Celebrity Big Brother 2010 and 2012....TOWIE’s Bobby Norris, Holly Willoughby, Olympians, Peter Andre and his family all wear them and the YouTuber Zoella wears them too!