Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A messy bath. #wickedwednesdays

A couple of weeks ago when I was running Ellie's bath she tipped a whole bottle of Radox bubble bath into the bath! I banned her from having anymore baths....She was to make do with showers....

After she had been painting on Saturday she obviously covered in paint and needed more than a shower....I forgot about the ban and ran her a bath....

Our bathroom is right next to the kitchen so when Ellie is in the bath I can get on and wash the dishes and potter about....

In the 7 minutes that I was in the kitchen she had emptied two bottles of talc, a bottle of body lotion and two tubs of hair gel into the bath!!


I was beyond livid.

I pulled the plug and showered her.....Then got her to clean the bath out which resulted in a lot of shouting, stamping and huffing....Not just from me, from her too! 

She really is banned from baths now!

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Fathers Day Keyring Kits from Baker Ross.

After being busy all weekend making her Hadrian's Wall model I thought Ellie would have had enough crafting for one week but no, she asked to do some more. We still had a few bits to try out from the latest box of Baker Ross goodies. The sun was shining so we decided to venture outside and do some crafting in the sunshine....

Ellie was keen to get started on the Fathers day Wooden Keyring kit....

A pack of 8 keyrings costs £2.95.


There are eight assorted designs - car, guitar, crown, cup, t-shirt, tie, star & circle. Each wooden shape is supplied with a metal keyring and is made from 3mm plywood...


Ellie had a great time with these and instead of wanting to give them all to her dad she made a few for family we have visiting at the weekend and of course one for herself to hang on her school bag....

They are something I would buy again....The killed some time and they looked fab when they were complete....I think the people who receive these will love them....


We are part of the Baker Ross Blogger Network and we were sent a box of crafts free of charge to try out....All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Best of British: 101 Ideas for having fun with the kids this summer.

The weather is getting warmer and in a couple of months the summer holidays will be here.....I always struggle to fill the six weeks holidays with fun activities so when I was contacted by someone who said they were contacting 101 of the best British bloggers to contribute to an e-book I was interested....

I was asked to provide one of our favourite unique trips, activities or days out that we love to do over the summer....I did and it was included in the Best of British 101 Ideas for Having Fun with the Kids this Summer eBook


There really is 101 ideas to fill the summer holidays in this e-book.....There are days out, crafts, ideas to have fun in the garden and lots more. 

The e-book isn't for profit and is free to download.....

In case you were wondering.....Here is my idea!


Monday, 23 May 2016

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


Last weeks meal plan went pretty well....The kids ate everything it was Stu and I who let the team down. There were a couple of meals we just didn't fancy....

The BBQ yesterday didn't happen. It wasn't the nicest day and looked like it was going to rain all day. It never did. Ugh!...We ended up having Doner kebabs which I haven't had in years....My mouth was burning and I was stinking of garlic but I really enjoyed them.

I managed to empty the freezer a little last week and with the shopping at the weekend filled it up with ice-creams....hehehe

Last week we had sausage mash & Yorkshire puddings on the menu which caused Ellie to have such a strop. She wanted Toad in the hole....In my eyes sausages & Yorkshire puddings are nearly the same as toad in the hole....Grr! Kids. lol

We're at the hospital on Friday for a check up on Ellie's hearing so we will get fish and chips because after sitting on a bus for nearly 4 hours there and back I know I will not feel like cooking....

This week on the menu we have:

Tuesday - Spaghetti bolognese with Garlic bread....
Wednesday - Jacket potatoes with left over bolognese....
Thursday - Baked bean curry....
Friday - Fish and chips....
Saturday - Pork stir fry....
Sunday - Toad in the hole, mash & veg....

The finished craft project....

Ellie had a craft project to do as part of her homework....In all her years at school she's only ever had written homework or to draw a picture.

She had to make part of Hadrian's wall and one of the forts.....She could make it out of anything. Lego was suggested but I didn't want her taking our Lego to school for it to go missing....

I shared the start of the project as My Sunday Photo yesterday and here is the finished piece of work!


Obviously she had a bit of help (mostly from Stu) but she did do most of it herself....

The bricks on the wall were the fiddliest and messiest part. We used cotton wool but I think the wall looks great!

The living room has been filled with crafty things all weekend but it's done now and I am very impressed with it...

The weather was perfect for carrying it to school...I hope her teachers likes it as much as we do....

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