Monday, 25 September 2017

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


Last weeks meal plan went well considering I wasn't feeling too great. As of writing this yesterday we all seem to have shaken off the colds we had and are ready for a new week.

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Chicken casserole mash & veg....
Tuesday - Cottage Pie Bites and baked beans
Wednesday - Pork stir fry....
Thursday - Bacon and tomato sandwiches....
Friday - Pizza....
Saturday - Burgers in buns with fries.
Sunday - Roast chicken dinner....

What are you eating this week?


Saturday, 23 September 2017

A photo everyday for a year - Week 38 #Project365

This hasn't been the best week for taking photos....I've had a lot going on which I mentioned in my Word of the Week blog post. Yesterday was a better day....No more dramas. Hooray!

I have managed a photo every day though...


245/365 - 16th September
She's a unicorn. hehehe

246/365 - 17th September
My teen had a pamper session. She loves a face mask.

247/365 - 18th September
She loves playing the recorder....Loudly!

248/365 - 19th September
Tissues. My teen is full of cold and shared with me.

249/365 - 20th September
I had a lovely delivery of flowers to review.

250/365 - 21st September
Tidying up Ellie's toys. At least one of them has a helmet on. hehehe

251/365 - 22nd September
Off to school. She loves a non-uniform day.


Friday, 22 September 2017

This week has drained me. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


This week has really drained me mentally and physically....I am so ready for it to be the weekend....Sorry for the moan.

Becky came down with a cold. Not a bad one but enough to pass around. I haven't got a full on cold but enough of it to know it's there and to make me feel tired and achy.

On Monday Ellie started at the football after school club....She absolutely loves it! We did have a mix up on Monday though. I didn't know football club was on and she had got a place. There had been no letters about it so I went to pick her up at 3pm only to be told she was playing football. lol There was another school run later on....

The builders have been back working next door.....Drilling, hammering and some more drilling.....I know work has to be done but it has really done my head in. I haven't been able to concentrate on anything and have had a couple of days with a sore head. I am blaming them and not my cold...

On Wednesday we had a visit to the hospital to see whether Ellie has ADHD or not.....It doesn't look like she does but some sort of Autism was mentioned. There was so much to take in but we are being referred to other people and there is someone coming into her school to observe her in the classroom and at playtime....Her teacher has already got some learning support in for her so things are moving forward in a positive way. Her teacher is amazing. She has been such a great support.

Then yesterday was a new day with a new drama which I'm not going to talk about yet. It's no big secret. I spoke about it on a blogging group on Facebook but at the moment it isn't the right time to speak about it on here. Sorry to be all cryptic but when I do tell the story you will understand why....We're all OK so there's nothing to worry about.

So there's my big moan.....This week has been rubbish but it has shown me there is a lot of people there to support me and my family in different ways.....


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Early Christmas treats from Tesco....

I know it is early to be talking about Christmas but I don't care....I love it when the shops get their Christmas things in and a couple of weeks ago I was doing my normal online grocery shop and noticed that Tesco have started offering their Christmas goodies and it made me so happy.....


I always love the Christmas party food....These are a few of the things I haven't seen before. I actually bought some of the Cottage pie bites and they are in my freezer. I can't wait to give them a try....Usually by November they go on to the 3 for £5 offer. 


Black Forest Profiteroles - £2.00
12 Cottage Pie Bites - £2.00
Chicken Christmas Trees With A Bbq Dip - £2.00
10 Mini Chilli Beef Jacket P/Toe - £2.00
Thai Inspired Prawn Lollipops - £2.00
9 Mini Chocolate Melt In Middle Puddings - £2.00

They are already adding gifts to the health and beauty section too....Usually closer to Christmas. November time if I remember rightly everything goes down to half price or better.


Disney Beauty And The Beast Chip Nail Set - £5.25
Trolls Bathtime Buddies Set - £7.00
Star Wars Water Cannon Gift Set - £7.00
Thomas The Tank Timer Trainer Gift Set - £7.50
The Gentlemens Grooming Society Box Of Tricks - £13.50
Baylis And Harding Fig And Pomegranate Tray Set - £25.00
Calcot Manor Luxury Spa Treat - £6.00
Nivea Men Routine Gift Pack - £9.00

I have my eye on some of the alcoholic gifts....The Prosecco And Flute Gift Set seems a bargain at £10.00 and the wine glass is so pretty! 


 Mad About World Lager Gift Set - £7.00
Craft Gin Selection Gift Set - £12.00
Prosecco And Flute Gift Set - £10.00
Malt Whisky Appreciation Gift Set - £12.00
Vino Chic Wine Glass And Semillon Wine Gift Set - £6.00
Ale Trug And Bottle Opener Gift Set - £12.00
Red Wine And Stemless Glasses Gift Set - £12.00

I have already taken advantage of the offer they have on the tubs of chocolate.... 2 tubs for £7. At that price it would have been stupid not to....They have Quality Street, Celebrations as well as the Roses and Heroes which I bought.


Do you start shopping for Christmas early?