Saturday, 23 July 2016

A photo everyday for a year! #Project366 - Week 29

I think this has been my favourite week of the year so far....We've had so much going on with the girls finishing school for the summer, the glorious weather and a few exciting deliveries....


198/366 16th July.
My eldest loves playing cards....She is quite an expert at shuffling...

199/366 17th July.
We started painting the walls in the back yard. It's looking better already....

200/366 18th July.
Playing with water....

201/366 19th July.
I spent some time sat in the backyard before the heat got the better of me....

202/366 20th July.
More playing with water....

203/366 21st July.
Becky with a very fancy mask.

204/366 22nd July.
My fella's new graphics card....I loved the box. lol


Friday, 22 July 2016

Summer is here. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


It has to be doesn't it....This week has been a bit of a scorcher.....Even on Wednesday when it thundered and rained most of the day here it was still hot! I had to nip out mid-week and stock up on ice lollies....We have gone through so many....

Last Friday I helped out with the summer fair at school....I sold the hot dogs...hehehe It rained but it didn't ruin anyone's fun....In the hour it ran after school we made well over £600. It was a lovely afternoon.....It is such a shame that people try to ruin things by stealing off the Tombola.....I find it pretty disgusting. Last year I could have sworn this person was the person stealing but I couldn't prove it....This year she was seen again by someone else....The headteacher was informed so it's up to her to deal with it now.....

On Tuesday I had a change of scene....I moved out and sat in the back yard....I lasted a couple of hours before the heat got the better of me....I even caught the sun a little but I think I will be out there more often.

The summer holidays are finally here! The kids finished school on Wednesday and every day since has felt like a Friday....I am glad to see the end of the school year...We are ready for a break.

The girls have played outside so much this week.....The small paddling pool has been out, they've had water fights and Ellie was so pleased on Wednesday evening when I didn't bring her in to go to bed....With no school the next day, I just let her play....She came in at about 9pm.

We are enjoying having no routine....We have been sleeping in, eating at strange times and staying up later than usual....I love it. It seems like we haven't done much since the girls finished school but we have made a start on our summer bucket list. We have watched the first Harry Potter film, I've ordered the Bunch O Balloon water balloons and we've nearly had a day of playing Minecraft all day....hehehe


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Schools out for summer!

Both of my girls finished school yesterday for the summer....Hooray!

This was them on their first day back in September.


I've actually had to look back on blog posts from the past year to see what notable things have happened at school and there is hardly anything....Becky was in year 8 and Ellie was in year 4. I think they are the most boring school years ever....hehehe Nothing much has happened....They have just continued with school life without any drama.

Becky absolutely loves school. She has loved being in year 8. I think it's down to the fact she wasn't the youngest in the school anymore....She has got the hang of being at secondary school and knows what is expected of her, she knows the rules and knows how to bend them....hehehe

Becky still hates PE and gave us a chuckle when she forged a note to get her out of PE. It didn't work. lol She is doing so well with I.T. It is probably her favourite subject and also French. At the moment she is thinking about a career in cookery but time will tell...Next year she chooses her GCSE subjects which will be exciting....

Becky brought home her art book last week and it really surprised me how talented she is....She isn't one for sitting drawing and being creative at home so it was lovely to see....


Ahh! Ellie....She isn't a fan of school but this year she has really surprised us by trying so hard in all her subjects especially writing which she hasn't been too good with in the past. I'm just gutted she never got her pen license this year....Her writing is probably neater than mine when she puts her mind to it....She is at all the levels she should be at and for her maths, reading and science she is above where she should be....We have spent a good part of this school year worrying that she is behind the other kids in her class but it turns out we had nothing at all to worry about....

Ellie prefers learning fun things instead of boring maths and writing...lol. Over the last year her class have done topics about China & The Romans and she has really taken an interest in them.....She had a great time making part of Hadrian's wall and one of the forts....It has been on display in the library since the middle of May and she is so proud of it. Yesterday she got to bring it home and now her dolls are playing at being soldiers....


Both of my girls keep making me proud....In September they go into Year 9 and Year 5.....They both have a change of uniform which they are excited about....Becky loses the school jumper and has to wear a blazer and Ellie has to start wearing a v-neck jumper, shirt and tie....


This was them taken yesterday....It's hard to tell that they have grown but they have....I know they are both going to be taller than me. Becky is nearly already....hehehe

No more talking about school....We have the whole summer ahead of us....


Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation DVD Giveaway

Over the summer holidays I know there is going to be a few rainy days and there is nothing better than snuggling down with some snacks and a film.....I have a copy of Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation on DVD to give away to one of you to help make those rainy days a little bit more bearable!


Kate, Humphrey and their mischievous pups are off on their first family vacation this summer holiday and they want you to join them, in Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation. 

This brand new animated adventure is filled with action, laughs and heart-warming moments as the wolves head off on their travels to Alfred Creek Falls. Their dreams of a relaxing getaway are soon dashed when they discover that trappers are on their trail! Kate, Humphrey and the pups will need all the help they can get from their wild and wonderful group of animal friends in this unforgettable tail of family and friendship.

Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation is the latest film in this fun-filled family franchise and is released on DVD Monday 25th July from Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK.

Use the Rafflecopter thingamabob below to enter..... 
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The Giveaway runs from 12am on the 21st July until 12am on the 4th August 2016..... 
The prize is a one copy of Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation on DVD.... 
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