Saturday, 18 April 2015

Project 365 - Week 16

We've had a fun filled week and lots of laughs.....The kids went back to school on Tuesday but the week has gone so quickly....I do love a 4 day week!!


101/365. 11th April 2015

On Saturday I posted my 1000th post! Go me...lol Took me just over two and a half years....

102/365. 12th April 2015 

More Monopoly playing and arguments....


103/365. 13th April 2015

I loved the wall in the orthodontics....Becky went to see about getting her braces....She's not getting them just yet....She needs to wait for an adult tooth to come through & work on her brushing....

 
104/365. 14th April 2015

Becky got this Minion balloon on Monday and everywhere I turned it was there....In my face!

105/365. 15th April 2015 

After Becky pushed it in my face even more I cut the string off....I am just awful.....Becky even resorted to trying to climb the step ladder to get it down.....She didn't get past the 2nd step....lol She got it down with a sweeping brush....hahaha

  
106/365. 16th April 2015 

The kids say there is nothing for breakfast....Really! Really!
I count at least 6 different cereals....There is bread in the cupboard as well as cereal bars.....What more do they want?

107/365. 17th April 2015

An average Friday evening....Alcohol and blog reading! My fave night of the week.....

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Lots of LOL's....

This week has been a funny week.....Not in the strange way but in the ha ha ha way.

My Word of the Week this week is...


We have had the type of laughter where your belly aches, you just can't catch your breath and actually cry from laughing so much.....

It started on Sunday while we were reviewing the Microscope Set & Bug Barn Set....The kids took great pleasure in chasing me around the house with a spider and had a lot of laughs with the magnifying glass....


For nearly two hours on Monday my girls and I laughed.....We went to see the CBeebies Live show Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble’s Circus....I have a post next week about it but it was brilliant....

We have all been in a fantastic mood this week....Even with early mornings, going back to school and the weather being a bit gloomy.....Yes while a lot of you have had glorious sunshine we've had grey, damp miserable weather up here in Northumberland.....Yesterday wasn't too bad....The sun was shining and by the school run time it was quite lovely..

We had a bit of a hiccup during the week when the girls were not laughing at all....They both ended up having a ban from their tablets and computers.....Ellie for just being a little madam and not doing as she was asked and Becky for taking her tablet upstairs so she could play with it in bed, which she knows is not allowed....

I was expecting a lot of arguments and stressing during the 24 hour ban but it wasn't actually that bad.....They got on and played with each other.....

The girls were playing with their balloons they had got from CBeebies live....Becky kept coming over to me and waving it in my face...I warned and warned her bad things would happen if she did it again.....She knew I was joking and pushed her luck so I cut the string off the balloon and it went straight up.....heheheh

 
She had fun getting it back down.....She managed eventually with the help of the sweeping brush and kept it out of my way for the rest of the evening....hehehe

On Wednesday the new TV channel Spike TV started....I was mostly excited to watch Breaking Bad from the beginning again but there was also the show Lip Sync Battle....Oh my! I laughed so much.....The WWE wrestler The Rock singing Taylor Swift's Shake it off was the funniest thing I have seen on TV in a long time....The series has been set to record!!


It has been a great week....Lots of laughter is just what we needed.....

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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Why I prefer to shop online....

I hate shopping in real shops....Those in town or on the high street....I always feel a rage when I do....People pushing and rushing me....I do about 90% of my shopping online. Groceries, clothes, presents, electronics....The only thing I won't buy online it shoes....I'm fussy about trying them on because I have funny shaped feet!

You don't have to move....That's good enough for me! There is no walking for miles to find what you are looking for!

There are no queues.....I hate waiting....When you buy online it's like you are the only one in the shop!

Everything is one place.....There is no having to go to different shops for different things and when you find a shop that sells just about everything there is no walking around in circles to find it......No buying kids clothes on one side of the shop, books at the other side and mens clothes on a totally different floor....

It saves time.....No traveling to do!

You can save a lot of money....Find out more about vouchers and promotional codes.....I always have a quick browse to see if I can spot a money-off voucher or a code offering free delivery on the VoucherBin UK Stores website....

In a shop you can’t read other people’s reviews.....Sites like Amazon offer you the chance to read reviews for pretty much everything they sell....

You don’t have to worry about losing receipts ever again.... Everything is done electronically so all the records of what you buy are emailed directly to your inbox...It's good for the environment too by going paperless!

There is no awful changing rooms....I always lose track of what I have tried on and what fitted.....I hate those curtains  too which never close properly....The kids always seem to open when I'm in the middle of getting changed too!....If by chance the kids are not with me I always find something I like but in the wrong size.....I have to take it off, change back into your my own clothes, go out, look for the right size, go back and start the whole process again....Ugh!

No more shop assistants....The one's who won't take no for an answer or those really cheery one's who try to help but really don't.

You can wear anything...or nothing.....Shoes and makeup are totally optional.

You can send gifts directly.....When you order online, you can send gifts delivered directly to their recipient....This means you can avoid the wait at the post office and maybe the cost of postage if it is free delivery....Some store even offer gift wrapping!

You are spoilt for choice.....You can find everything you want online and probably things you didn't even know you wanted....

The Internet never closes....You can shop anytime online 24 hours a day 7 days a week!!

Do you like to shop online?

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Ugly P.E Kits.....

According to research, 46 per cent of girls say they enjoy being active but hate their school PE kit as it makes them feel 'ugly'

In the new survey from Virgin Active girls were asked to create their perfect PE kit. They suggested leggings, dark colours to hide sweat patches and tops with high-necked collars.


Really? Really....In the early 90's I had to wear itchy gym shorts, a blue polo shirt for P.E and black plimsolls.....When we did netball and hockey we were lucky enough to wear a gym skirt and for cross country we had to wear plain white or black trainers which were not allowed to be branded or named.


 The teachers used to say it was a P.E lesson NOT a fashion show....If I tried to get out of P.E by forgetting my kit I had to use one from lost property.

In life sometimes we have to wear the clothes that we don't feel pretty in....That is part of life! Some teenage girls feel uncomfortable in their clothing especially in something they are forced to wear....It is nothing to do with sport!! It's not the PE kit that needs addressing but their lack of self esteem.

Becky is in secondary school and they have to wear a white polo shirt with the school logo and plain black tracksuit bottoms or black shorts. Which is a lot nicer attire than I had to wear....

It has also been suggested that cubicles, showers and hairdryers should be installed in school changing rooms so that girls can “reconstruct themselves” after PE lessons. I agree with the cubicles being installed....I hated getting changed in front of others when I was a teen and showering in front of others too but hairdryers? That's taking it a step too far.....What a waste of money!

What was your own PE kit like when you were at school? 
Did it make you feel ugly or self-conscious?