Thursday, 18 December 2014

My girl is growing up....

Becky is 12 and has been at secondary school since September....It's only the last month or so I've noticed a change in her.....She isn't my little girl anymore....She's growing up fast....I may not like it but she does make me proud....

 
Gone are the days of her wanting to watch The Disney Channel so much....She want's to watch Gogglebox, The Simpsons, Friends and she loves YouTubers like Zoella, Miranda Sings and Sprinkle of Glitter....

But it's not all bad....It means we can watch more TV shows together....Every Sunday afternoon we watch Gogglebox and we both find it hilarious! She loves Scarlett and Sandy & Sandra....hehehe

Playing on the the laptop has taken over playing with toys....It's all about Minecraft now! She is apparently too old now to play schools or doctors with her sister but I do catch her playing with Ellie's Lego now and again....hehehe

They eye rolling, glaring at me and tutting is out of control.... Heaven forbid I ask her for help to do something like get her school uniform ready.....If looks could kill! I could understand if I had asked her to clean the whole house but no I am only asking her to do things she can and should be doing for herself....I keep telling myself it's just a phase....

Becky is turning into quite the cook.....Every other week she comes home with something she has made at school and at home she can make basic meals like scrambled egg, beans on toast and most things which need microwaving....

 
There has been talk of boys and Becky has her first boyfriend. He's in the same year as her at school and they've not kissed yet (I should think not)....There will be no hanky panky until she is at least 21....hehehe 

He brought Christmas cards in to school and gave everyone in the class one (Becky included) then the next day brought a special one in that he had made for Becky.....As much as I hate to say it....It is so sweet!! Oh and he is a You Tube vlogger....lol He looks ok....Only worry I have about him is he's obsessed with Minecraft....hehehe

Becky is such a good judge of character.....She knows when someone is a wrong 'un and is starting to be more picky about who she has in her life and is friends with....

On Monday Becky was at her first proper after school disco....

She had a fantastic time....Her boyfriend said to her she looked beautiful in her party clothes, bought her a drink and gave her, her Christmas present.....A One Direction keyring! So cute!! The dirty stop out didn't get home until after 7pm....hehehe

I dread to think of it but it won't be long until she is getting ready for proper nights out and not just school disco....

I'm so proud of my girl and the young lady she is turning into!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

What a face! #wickedwednesdays

Ellie has been full of cold and around her lips were getting sore so I covered the sore bits in cream to stop her licking them....She was less than impressed!


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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I'm dreaming of a Christmas Hamper.....

I love hampers at Christmas....I like to torture my self by browsing websites looking at really fancy, expensive one's which are way out of my price range.....Dreaming one day I would be able to afford one of my own!!

These are on my wishlist! A girl can dream....

The Windsor Hamper
Fortnum & Mason - £1,000

 Lift the lid of this luxurious hamper to find a fabulously extravagant feast which will last the entire festive season. Begin the celebrations with a magnum of vintage Champagne, our traditionally fruity King George Christmas Pudding and an indulgent frosted Christmas cake. Savoury pleasures include a triple-smoked ham and wild salmon, plus jars of Damson & Claret Preserve, Orange & Champagne Marmalade and the all-important Christmas Piccadilly Piccalilli. Add wine, whisky, tea and coffee and the result is a banquet fit for a king.

 The Decadence Hamper
Harrods - £20,000 (WOW)


A hand-picked selection of the highest quality produce from Harrods Food Halls and Wine Rooms, presented in two leather trunks. Some of the finest wines from the world’s top names are accompanied by an unparalleled culinary line-up. Luxury Harrods table decorations and Christmas crackers are included for a festive finish.

 King's Family Hamper
Baskets Galore - £504.99

 
A sumptiously fresh Christmas hamper filled with a fabulous selection of exquisitely fresh, gourmet food fit for Royalty. Incorporating a succulent baked ham, a half side of gold taste winning Irish organic smoked salmon, venison and dry cured lamb, farm made cheeses, champagne, a selection of wines, and a plethora of great taste award winning sweet and savoury seasonal delicacies with highlights including the freshly baked sweet mince pies, rich fruit pudding, and award winning speciality chocolate truffles.

 Ultimate Christmas Hamper
Marks and Spencer - £999.99
 


A truly indulgent gift that will delight any recipient. It contains a specially selected range of fine wines, champagne, spirits, fine chocolates, rich cakes, sweet and savouries delights. A wonderful gift presented in three stylish wicker storage trunks. 

The Ultimate Christmas Hamper
Liz Earle - £199.50

 This unforgettably gorgeous gift is brimming with layer upon layer of lovingly wrapped botanical treats, from sumptuous skincare to radiance-boosting treatments and beautifying hair and bodycare. A wonderful surprise for a truly lucky loved one.

Do you like a good hamper at Christmas?

Monday, 15 December 2014

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


Monday again! These weeks are flying over.....This time next week I'll be writing the Christmas meal plan! Exciting! I already have a turkey crown, joint of pork and 36 pigs in blankets in the freezer....hehehe 

Most of this week it's just the kids and me eating....Stu is working till 9pm most nights....The joys of working in a shop at this time of year and on Monday it will be just Ellie and I as Becky is at a disco after school.....She is popping home for something to eat but it will have to be something quick as she's wanting her hair and make up done....Essh! Where did my little girl go?

This week on the menu we have: 
 
Monday - Whatever Ellie fancies....Probably a toastie, scrambled eggs on toast or a pot noodle....hehehe
Tuesday - Chicken and ham pie with mash & veg....
Wednesday - Soup and crusty bread (again. lol)....
Thursday - 
Burgers in buns....
Friday - Fish & chips....
Saturday - Pizza.... 
Sunday - Sausage, bacon, hash browns, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans, scrambled eggs & toast....
 
 As always I've joined in with the wonderful Mrs M's #mealplanningmonday linky....