Sunday, 26 May 2019

The revision seems to be never ending! #MySundaySnapshot

Becky is about half way through her GCSE's but is still revising lots. On Friday night at about 9pm she said she was bored of being on her laptop and was going to do a maths practice paper. I was left to mark it which I think was probably harder than the exam. I was tough on her and she got 43 out of 80 which means with last years grade boundaries she'd have got a 4 which is an old school C! 

Yesterday was Geography revision and doing practice papers for Creative iMedia. (her least favourite subject). I looked through the paper and I think most bloggers could do well in it. hehehe It's all about pre-production skills, digital graphics, creating websites and all things online.



Saturday, 25 May 2019

Week 21 of #Project365 - A photo every day for a year!

This seems to have been a long week but we have made it to the weekend and now the kids have just over a week off school. Hooray for half term. It's been an ordinary week here. Quiet with not much going on. My photos show that. When I have nothing going on it's always food photos that I turn to. lol

Now for a photo every day!


137/365 - 18th May
Big burgers! Stu made his own tea and went big! He ate two of these. I don't know where he puts it all. 

138/365 - 19th May
We have a massive tub full of peanut M&M's at the moment which we are all dipping into. I don't usually like them but they're there and they are so tempting!

139/365 - 20th May
We were sent the DC Jelly Belly collection to have a look at. They're very tasty.

140/365 - 21st May
Just Becky on her tablet in her laze about the house clothes.

141/365 - 22nd May
I started watching The Handmaid's Tale on Monday and started the 2nd series on Wednesday! It is so dark and horrific to watch but it's so addictive!

142/365 - 23rd May
Lunch! 

143/365 - 24th May
I spent all afternoon tidying and cleaning only for the kids to come in and ruin all my hard work in about 10 minutes! Clothes on the floor, things moved around, bags left, curtains half shut because it was too sunny and bits of paper on the floor. Why do I bother. lol


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The Jelly Belly DC Comics Superhero Collection! - Review!

My fella is a big superhero fan and he is also a big fan of sweets and candy. We have tried different varieties of the Jelly Belly jelly beans over the years but there's a new collection featuring three of DC's most iconic characters: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.


The new Jelly Belly DC Super Hero Collection features the DC Super Hero Mix of Jelly Belly jelly beans including shimmering versions of popular flavours Berry Blue, Blueberry, Cream Soda, Sour Lemon, Very Cherry and Wild Blackberry.

The collection comes in two different bag sizes: 28g and 60g!


These would make a fantastic gift for superhero dads this Father’s Day. We have hidden away a packet for my fella and I think he will love them.

These are something a little different and they are ever so pretty to look at. My girls and I tried these out and we all though they were delicious! The flavours came across really well and we could tell instantly what they were. My favourite was the Cream Soda.

You can find your nearest stockist on the Jelly Belly website and they are also available from Tesco, Harrods, Selfridges, John Lewis, WHSmith and all the best department stores and independent confectioners. 

We also had the Sparkling Wine 'Bubbly Bottle to have a look at. The kids have no interest in these so they are all for me!


Toast any occasion with Sparkling Wine (Bubbly) flavour jelly beans. They have all the flavour of a glass of bubbly in a mini-sized bottle with none of the alcohol. Their iridescent finish will help to bring that extra sparkle to any special occasion or event.

I love this. It would make a fab gift for anyone for any occasion and only costs £3.00.

We were sent the Jelly Belly products free of charge in exchange for this blog post.

Friday, 24 May 2019

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

This week my Word of the Week is:


This past week has been one of those weeks where there hasn't been much to write about. It's been a pretty average and ordinary week. 

Becky has been getting on with her GCSE's. She has had a couple of exams that she was worried about this week. Maths and physics but after doing them she said they weren't as bad as she was expecting. We got a letter from the school yesterday that she is expected at school on Thursday for Geography revision. It's optional but she will be going. 

I think Ellie is playing detention bingo. Trying to get one for every possible reason. This past week she had a break time detention for "Inadequate Work". She said it was because she never read enough and on Wednesday and she also got in trouble for "Immature behaviour" in PE. She's served bans from the computer and we've had words. I think sometimes she gets a bit too confident at school and pushes her luck.

All the bullying issues that I mentioned last week have been sorted. The two older girls have left Ellie alone and one even went to Becky and told her to say sorry to Ellie for her. Becky told her to do it herself. hehehe From what I can gather they thought it was "just a bit of fun". It might have been for them but it wasn't for Ellie. 

Stu woke on Sunday morning with a sore shoulder. He said it feels like a trapped nerve. I love him to bits but he has moaned a lot instead of actually doing something to fix it. He was taking ibuprofen and that's it. I've made him soak in the bath, change his pillow in bed and sprayed deep heat spray on him. Nothing was helping. He went to the doctors yesterday and was given tablets which should help. I hope they do. 

My week seems to have revolved around the TV. I couldn't sleep properly on Sunday night because I was thinking too much about the finale of Game of Thrones! I watched it as soon as the kids went to school and I actually liked the ending! Then I started watching The Handmaid's Tale. Wow! It's shocking but so addictive to watch. I am well and truly hooked and I can't wait until the new series.

The kids break up for half term today and we are so looking forward to relaxing. We have one day out planned for next week, just to our favourite beach. We are trying to save the pennies as it's just over a month until we move house. All we'll have to buy is the bus ticket and of course fish & chips.