Saturday, 22 November 2014

Best Birthday Ever!


Yesterday was my Birthday.....I had such a brilliant day!

The last few years have been great birthdays but this one has been the best! The last 3 years I haven't had presents.....Well I have but nothing I could open on the day.....3 years ago and last year it was tickets to see Bon Jovi and last year we were paying off some debts so I got flowers and a bottle of wine....

This year I was spoilt rotten.....The kids were so excited to give my my presents and I had present galore! Lots of cards, bath stuff, sweets, clothes, the warmest pj's, wine, socks, knickers (I needed them...lol) candles and lots more....Oh and the Zoella stuff! My fella did get the hint! Bless him....

I met up with friends for coffee and they bought me a cake...So sweet of them! I had a candle on it and everything! Thank you!


As planned my fella and I went out for lunch! I wanted a Christmas lunch at JD Weatherspoons but they haven't started doing them yet....We had a look at their menu! It's been a while since we went in there and it's changed! They used to do proper pub food....Now it all seems to be burgers (at least 12 of them), ribs, Steak and Curries! Ugh!

We ended up going to a local restaurant called Amaretto's....We've been before and loved it. The didn't fail to impress this time! I had a Prawn cocktail and Hawaiian pizza! Delicious! Stu took advantage of the lunchtime £3.95 special and got potato skins & dips, a chicken pasta dish and a coffee for the great price of £3.95!



When we got home I had the best soak in the bath.....I was in for an hour and a half.....lol Officially the best bath ever! hehehe. I then did what I had been dying to do all day....I put my new pj's on! They are the snuggliest, cutest things! I lasted a couple of hours until I had to take the top off.....I was sweating! lol I can see this set getting a lot of use over the winter months.....

Tonight I will get my Indian takeaway.....Last night after the huge lunch I just didn't fancy it.....Tonight is the night....heheheh

I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who made my birthday so great! I felt so special with all the birthday wishes on Twitter and Facebook! Thank you! xxx

Friday, 21 November 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

I have known for ages what this weeks Word of the Week is going to be.....


The week started on Sunday with my blogs 2nd birthday.... Thank you for all your kind messages....It really doesn't seem like I've been blogging for two years! Time really does fly when you're having fun!

And today it's my birthday!! Hooray!! 

Stu and the girls have spent the week preparing.....There has been sneaky shopping trips and deliveries which I haven't been allowed to open.....There was one from Superdrug so I'm hoping all my hinting has worked and my fella has got me some of the Zoella Range.....Wednesday night I got banned from going upstairs as they were wrapping my presents.....I really am so lucky!! 

I'm writing this Thursday evening so I haven't a clue what they have planned for me....I hate not knowing! lol

It would make more sense for me to write this post today after I've opened my presents but I know I won't have time.....I will be having coffee with friends like I do every Friday morning and then Stu and I are going out for a meal for lunch....Then it will be time to get the girls from school and I am having an Indians for tea....Usually when we get a takeaway we never get Indians because my fella and the kids always prefer Pizza or Chinese....It's my birthday so it's my choice.....hehehe

35 today and I am betting when I go into Asda to get a bottle of something I will still get asked for I.D....hehehe

The Reading Residence

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Tips for Christmas Shopping Online...

Many retailers offer you bigger and better deals when you shop online rather than in their stores.....Including free delivery, exclusive products and money off......You can browse a wider variety of products and search for suggestions instead of pacing the aisles.....


Online Auction Sites

Using an online auction site like eBay is a great way to find that one-of-a-kind gift at a low price....You bid what you are willing to spend and enjoy the excitement of winning an auction and getting the best deal possible....You can find items from all over the world to bid on and purchase items that you wouldn't find locally. Just make sure to order early if the item is coming from abroad....You can also become sellers to earn some extra cash for Christmas....

One-Stop Shop

If you create a shopping list chances are you will find almost everything you need at a one-stop shop site like Amazon....You can browse and purchase a wide variety of items from electronics to books, music, home products, toys, clothing, beauty products all in one place....You can take advantage of the online deals and even free delivery....

Know Your Shipping Deadlines.

There's nothing worse than realizing you've missed the deadline to ship Christmas gifts. Try to get those gifts ordered by December 10th to avoid paying extra charges...

Choose Gifts with No Delivery Charge

A thoughtful and personal gift that you won't need to deliver is a subscription or membership. Some examples are Netflix for the movie lover, newspapers and magazines for the reader and an iTunes account with credit for the music buff. There are even sites like Match.com that offer gift memberships for finding love or cleaning services are great for grandparents....


Sign Up for Newsletters

If you are a loyal customer of certain online retailers be sure to sign up for their newsletters....By adding yourself to the mailing list you will be alerted to take advantage of early deals and online discounts....


Use Discount Codes
 

Christmas can be about saving as well as giving. Discount codes are a great way to save money on your online purchases, get free shipping or free samples....Just enter the appropriate code during the checkout process. You can find a retailer's current codes by searching "voucher/discount codes" plus the name of the retailer. Some online shops may even allow you to enter more than one code for extra savings....

Stay Safe

Online shoppers can be at risk for identity theft, unless they know how to shop online safely. Follow these tips to protect your identity when shopping:

  • Never give out personal information in a pop-up window, which may not be related to the website you are visiting.
  • Don't make online credit card charges unless they are handled through a secure site or in an encrypted mode. You'll know it's secure if the page you are on has a URL beginning with https instead of http.
  • Always read the privacy policy of the website you are purchasing from to make sure your information stays private and won't be sold to third parties.
  • Make sure your computer's security software is up-to-date before shopping online.

Check out the company you are buying from.

Make sure the company has a geographical address, as well as one in cyberspace and a land line telephone number, and keep a record of these details – especially if the firm is based abroad. Do not assume that an internet company is based in Britain just because its web address has "UK" in it....


Keep a Paper Trail

When you purchase products online, be sure to print out records of your transactions....Save information such as the product description, price, online receipt, and copies of email exchanges....Be sure to read and understand the return policies of the retailer too....


Happy Shopping!!

Me add three

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

A floor of clothes..... #wickedwednesdays

This appeared on my Timehop from 3 years ago....I laughed out loud....It was one of those photos I'd forgotten about....

Every night we would put Ellie to bed and she wouldn't sleep....She would play.....Some things never change....She still hates to go to bed to sleep....

This time she was playing farms...
ALL her clothes was the grass...
One of those too funny to shout moments...


http://www.brummymummyof2.co.uk/p/wicked-wednesday.html