Wednesday, 26 November 2014

I blame Gogglebox......

I'm pretty set in my ways when it comes to what I watch on TV....The soaps, XFactor, The Apprentice, Geordie Shore and documentaries which include medical shows like 24 hours in A&E and Miracle babies.....

I watch Gogglebox every Friday on CH4.....
Every week they seem to be showing clips of TV shows I wouldn't normally watch....Crime drama's and shows about animals....I seem to be seeing clips of these shows and getting hooked on them....

My girls and I have been watching David Attenborough's Life Story....It all started with the clip on Gogglebox of the baby Barnacle gosling making a giant leap from it's clifftop nest falling over 400ft in order to reach the ground below.... Amazing! I was cheering them on....


I also saw a clip of the BBC drama The Missing....I don't usually like crime drama's.....It took me a couple of weeks to get around to watching it and I watched 4 episodes in one afternoon.....

I watched it for the first time last night in real time along with everyone else! It was nice to know what people were talking about on Twitter and Facebook.....


 The Missing" follows Tony played by James Nesbitt as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son Oliver during a family holiday in France.....He becomes obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him......Tony's exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily, played by Frances O' Connor and threatens to destroy his life......Tcheky Karyo plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive....It is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London....

I'm hooked.....I have my suspects but I am probably completely wrong.....

I was talking to someone about The Missing and they said I should watch Broadchurch which is similar.....I keep seeing adverts on TV for the new series of it so thought why not....I remember when it was on TV that people were talking about it so much on Twitter....



 Aided by local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller, the newly arrived, out-of-town Detective Inspector Alec Hardy investigates the mysterious death of an 11-year-old boy on a beach at the foot of a cliff at the seaside community of Broadchurch. The investigation takes in the boy's parents and the residents of the town who come under the media spotlight - threatening to reveal secrets and betrayals. The seaside town of Broadchurch becomes the centre of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy.

As I'm typing this I've just started watching the 3rd episode.....Surely the father cannot be the killer? The shopkeeper, her off birds of a feather....I don't know....lol No I don't want to know! Nobody tell me..... I know nothing about it only what I've seen so far....I understand now why people raved about it.....I remember people being shocked when the killer was revealed but don't remember who it was....

*Please don't spoil it for me!!*

I did think it was all on catch up on Sky but no......There was only 2 episodes.....It's been shown on ITV Encore and I have to wait to watch it every week....Grr!

So I'm blaming/thanking Gogglebox for getting me interested in TV shows I wouldn't normally watch.....lol It has kept me busy and makes a change from watching Jeremy Kyle and This Morning....hehehe

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Jumpers - Review!!

I love Christmas and the last couple of weeks I've been busy starting to prepare things.....Buying presents and more decorations....Helping with the school PTA organising when and how Santa is going to visit and most recently looking at kids Christmas jumpers ....My girls have been lucky enough to be sent one each to review...

They were sent the Kids Reindeer Jumper each......


These are such cute jumpers.....Very festive!! They are available in 3 colours Navy, Cream and Red.....They are unisex although to me the cream one does look more for girls but that's just my opinion. 

These jumpers are available in sizes from age 3 to 12 years and the sizing is accurate....I ordered bigger for Ellie as she is between sizes at the moment....It is a little large but it may come in for next year too.

The jumpers are very well made and are a lot thicker then I was expecting....It is ridiculous but they are better quality than Becky's school jumpers! Not only are they cute to look at they will keep my girls warm too....

Prices do depend on the size you are buying but for Becky's the more expensive of the two it was only £12.97 which I think is a great price for something like this.....

Both Becky and Ellie were keen to get them on and show them off......


 We got these at exactly the right time....Not only is Christmas coming up but Christmas Jumper Day is coming too on the 12th of December!!


Save the Childrens Christmas Jumper Day is now in it's third year and so far have raised £1.6 million!! They're asking people to make the world better with a sweater by wearing a Christmas jumper for the day and donating to Save the Children....A suggested donation is £2 for adults and £1 for children....

My girls school is taking part and for £1 they can wear their Christmas jumpers to school.....Ellie is going to have such an exciting day because Santa will be visiting that day too!!

http://myfamilyfever.co.uk/2014/01/tried-and-tested-tuesday-3/http://meaddthree.blogspot.co.uk

 We were sent these jumpers free of charge....This is my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are of course our own...

Monday, 24 November 2014

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday

http://www.athomewithmrsm.com/meal-planning-monday

Last weeks meal plan went OK until the weekend.....On Friday I didn't have my birthday takeaway as planned.....I was too full from having lunch out....So we ended up having the takeaway on Saturday and on Sunday we had the pulled pork sandwiches...The roast chicken dinner has been bumped to this week.....
 
This week on the menu we have:
 
Monday - Pork Stir fry and noodles....
Tuesday -
Roast chicken dinner...
Wednesday - Cheesy chicken and tomato bake
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Thursday - Sausage and bean rolls with chips
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Friday - Pizza....
Saturday - Burgers in buns with corn on the cob.... 
Sunday - Corned beef pie and mash....
 
 As always I've joined in with the wonderful Mrs M's #mealplanningmonday linky....
 

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