Monday, 24 June 2019

Our weekly meal plan! 24th - 30th June. #MealPlanningMonday


This is the week we move! Eek! I am excited but nervous at the same time. Everything has gone to plan and seems to be going too well. I'm just waiting for something to go wrong. Eek!

I am going to try and plan the meals this week but it's going to be hard with moving and unpacking. I don't expect it to go to plan at all. lol Last weeks was a disaster. I got to the point where I didn't care anymore. We were eating food out of the cupboards so it didn't really matter. One night Ellie ended up with a pot noodle mixed with tinned meatballs in tomato sauce. On Friday it was payday so we ended up getting a chippy tea from the chip shop and on Saturday we had a party tea with chicken bits, garlic muchrooms, pork kebabs, sausage rolls and nibbly bits.

This week on the menu we have:

MondayEverything that is left out of the freezer. Probably breaded chicken, onion rings, microchips and baked beans.
Tuesday - Hot dogs in buns.
Wednesday - Pizza. One last meal from our favourite takeaway at the end of the street.
 Thursday - Moving day! Fish & chips from the chippy.
Friday - Hopefully the food shopping I ordered is getting delivered. I'm going to buy some ready meals because we will be unpacking still.
Saturday - Fajitas or something like that.
Sunday - A roast dinner which I can't wait to cook. In the new house we will have a gas cooker. For the last 12 years or so I've had electric which I hated.


Sunday, 23 June 2019

One last party tea. #MySundaySnapshot

We decided to have one last party tea in this house before we move. It was a great way to use up all the paper plates and bowls Stu found on top of the kitchen cupboards. I know there's a lot of food but it will be eaten today too. I am not planning on cooking. hehehe



Saturday, 22 June 2019

Week 25 of #Project365 - A photo every day for a year!

What a week. It doesn't feel like I've stopped. I am today though. I am having a day off from the organising, planning and packing to move! I need it. I can feel myself starting to feel run down and I really can't be doing with that. I need to be fit as a fiddle for the upcoming week.

Now for a photo every day!


165/365 - 15th June
I feel like a bit of a rebel. Out twice in two weeks. This time it was Stu's work friends for a leaving do. It was a brilliant night and I laughed so much my ribs still hurt the next day.

166/365 - 16th June
Father's day and Stu was very happy with his cards and presents. 

167/365 - 17th June
She's happiest when she's playing the Sims on her computer.

168/365 - 18th June
Ellie had been having some trouble at school and I was absolutely fuming about it. We had a good chat about what had been going on and what I was going to do to fix it. She seemed happier and the bullying issue was sorted at parents evening on Wednesday. As much as Ellie has thrived at that school I am glad we are moving away from the bullies so she can have a fresh start.

169/365 - 19th June
I'm cheating a bit with this it was a screenshot that I captured on my phone totally by accident. It's the only picture I have for Wednesday. It's my favourite game at the moment.

170/365 - 20th June
Pretty flowers Ellie brought home. I gave her a good lecture about picking flowers from peoples gardens. She said she didn't but they are not the type of one's that are just randomly in the street. 

171/365 - 21st June
I had Becky earning her keep. hehehe I wasn't being a slave driver though. I washed the armchairs down and hoovered them.


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Friday, 21 June 2019

This week my Word of the Week is: Last! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


It seems like so much has happened this last week. We have all been breathing a sigh of relief for different reasons and we've had quite a few lasts. 

Becky finally had her last GCSE exam! Hooray, they are all over. She did so well and hardly stressed at all. I did all the worrying for her. She worked hard and now we just have to wait for the results. The end of August feels ages away but I have a feeling that it will fly over.

This will be my last Word of the Week post for at least a couple of weeks. We move house on Thursday and I'm going to take a bit of a break from blogging. It will also be my last WOTW as Northumberland Mam as I have decided that when we move I will be changing the name of my blog. I have bought the domain and I've read all the guides so I'm halfway there to adding my own URL. Eek! I will be around on social media. I can deal with a blogging break but not being offline completely. hehehe

The main reason I am changing my blog name is because we are moving out of Northumberland. Yep, I've kept it a secret. We did want a bit of privacy while we sorted things out. I of course will be blogging about where we've moved when we are there and settled.

Ellie has her last day at her current school today! We had always planned for her last day to be today with us moving and her school being too far away to travel to each day but after the last week today couldn't come soon enough. If you have read here over the years you know Ellie has been bullied off and on since reception class. We tell the school, they sort it and it dies down but it always starts back up. It started again over the past couple of weeks and it all came to a head this past week. We spoke to the heads of year and they were helpful but Ellie has had enough, I've had enough, we've all had enough. I'm not slating the school, they have been great, it's the bullies who have been relentless! We are hoping the move and her new school will give Ellie the fresh start that she needs. 

While we were at parents evening we did hear how Ellie was getting on. Every year she has been way behind her peers and not meeting her targets but this time she is smashing through them!! They have an end of year target of +1 and there's a few subjects where she's at a 2 and higher. French, music, art and Science. I am so proud of her. She works hard, she doesn't daydream anymore and the only bad thing they could say that she was a little too quiet. We couldn't have been happier.

Over the weekend we're going to do the last of the packing, well as much as we can do and we are going to have one last party tea on Saturday night. Next week we will be giving everywhere a big clean, we have one last run to the tip to do and that's about it. We're as ready as we can be. It's going to be a big change for us all but we're excited.