Monday, 19 March 2018

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday

Last weeks meal plan went well....We ate everything! Hooray!

On Tuesday when we went to see Ellie in the school production of Beauty & the Beast the kids are before we left as I knew we wouldn't be getting back until about 9pm. Stu & I didn't eat...We should have! We ended up ordering a takeaway and eating it at about 10pm. The burgers were delicious but eating late at night does not agree with me. I spent all of Wednesday feeling sick. 

On Wednesday I made Creamy chicken pasta. The kids have eaten it before and loved it but on this particular evening they were being difficult. Becky said she didn't like it because it had cream in. She doesn't like cream but there was none in it, it was mushroom soup and Ellie wasn't impressed with the pasta I chose. She wanted the twists not the tubes. Give me strength!

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Sausage casserole, mash & veg....
Tuesday - Some sort of chicken and rice.....
Wednesday - Spaghetti Bolognese and garlic bread....
Thursday - Left over bolognese in wraps....
Friday - Pizza....
Saturday - A Chinese fakeaway. Iceland's Chinese ready meals.... 
Sunday - A roast dinner of some sort....

What will you be eating this week?

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Monkey is now a princess. #MySundayPhoto

 Monkey is Ellie's favourite stuffed toy. She said I needed to take a photo of him in his dress.....Isn't he a pretty princess. hehehe

Yes, I know Monkey isn't a monkey.....He's a lion. When we were looking around the charity shops last year Ellie spotted a monkey she wanted. As it was the first of the many charity shops on our high street we said wait and see if there's anything else you want. She didn't see anything else and when we went back to buy the monkey he had gone and there was a lion in his place.....She bought that and named him Monkey.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Week 11 - A photo everyday for a year. #Project365

I am sick of this rain....We had it all last weekend and since Wednesday evening it hasn't stopped raining here and we're forecast snow over the weekend. lol

We have had a lovely week but I'm glad it's the weekend. 

Now for a photo every day....

69/365 - 10th March
Walking home from the school play rehearsals....She still loves to jump in puddles.

70/365 - 11th March
I was very spoilt on Mother's day....A card each off the girls, an extra one that Ellie made at school and one of Ellie's favourite soft toy Monkey too.

71/365 - 12th March
I bought a jar from Poundland which is perfect for keeping sweets and chocolate in. It's perfect because Ellie can't open it. hehehe

72/365 - 13th March
Ellie in her costume for the school play. She was a villager in the school production of Beauty & the Beast.

73/365 - 14th March
Ellie brought home all the spellings she needs to learn for her SATs in May....Oh my goodness! There is some words there which I can never spell first try. She is doing well at learning them though.

74/365 - 15th March
I was sent a bottle of Mozart White chocolate liqueur to review....It has such fantastic packaging. I do get excited when I get something in a solid box which can be used for something else.

75/365 - 16th March
We had a breakthrough...Ellie has finally got the hang of long division and it made completing her homework so much easier and a lot less stressful.

Friday, 16 March 2018

It has all been lovely. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:

Lovely seems such a boring word to describe our week but it has been a lovely week.

On Saturday it was lovely spending time with Becky, just the two of us....Ellie was at rehearsals for the school play....We didn't do much apart from watch YouTube videos but she is good company....Well she was when she eventually got out of bed. hehehe

I had the best Mother's Day and was spoilt rotten....The gifts and cards were lovely but what was even better was that the kids were on their best behaviour and helped my fella do all the housework....I didn't have to lift a finger all day.

On Monday I had a chat with Ellie's head teacher. She is so supportive. More things are being put in place to help Ellie and the head teacher is adamant that someone needs to observe Ellie in school before they make a final decision about whether she has autism or not....

Tuesday was show day! About 5 primary schools in the area and the secondary school put on a show each year and Ellie is in the choir....This year it was Beauty & the Beast. She has been practising the songs and I imagined the choir would just be sat at the side of the stage like last time....I was so wrong.

They were walking around the stage as villagers, stood with glasses of beer in the Gaston song and coming on and off the stage in other songs....It was brilliant. All the primary kids played more of a part in the show compared to last year and they sang their little hearts out.....The secondary school pupils were brilliant as the main characters especially the girl who played Belle and the boy who played the beast...I cried at the end. lol It was so lovely!

The rest of the week has been lovely too....Stu worked a double shift so he earned himself an extra day off work. He had Wednesday and Thursday off this week. We didn't do much but it was lovely having him home just for the company.

This weekend I am hoping for a nice, quiet one. There is no excitement of Mother's day and play rehearsals but I do have a couple of blog reviews to write...I am hoping for some sunshine so I can take some photos. It's so dark in here at the moment, even with all the lights on.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

A unicorn homeware wish list.

You might have seem my Unicorn dinner set and tablecloth....I love them. I had no intention of buying the dinner set but did need a tablecloth and there were plenty of boring one's and I wanted something fun for the dining room. 

Now I want more Unicorn things and Asda has a great range with some very cute things which are not over priced..

Unicorn-shaped Mug - £4.50
Unicorn-shaped Cookie Jar - £12.00
Unicorn-shaped Egg Cups - £4.00
Unicorn-shaped Teapot - £9.00
Unicorn Pasta Bowl - Set of 4 - £8.00
Unicorn Mug Set - Set of 4 - £8.00
Unicorn Print Hiball Glasses - Set of 2 - £4.00
16 Piece Iridescent Cutlery Set - £20.00
Iridescent Wine Glasses 2-pack - £6.00

The unicorns are not just limited to the kitchen and dining room though....There is items for the bathroom too. I think it is taking the unicorn theme a bit too far. I do fancy the shower curtain though....

Unicorn Glitter Toilet Brush - £8.00
Unicorn Glitter Dispenser - £5.00
Unicorn Soap Dish - £3.00
Unicorn Glitter Tumbler - £3.00
Unicorn Shower Curtain - £6.00
Unicorn Towel - £5.00

Is there anything you fancy?