Monday, 20 February 2017

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


It's half term! Hooray! I have been looking forward to this week....I think myself and my girls were ready for a break from school and Stu is off work too so that makes it even better....We have a few plans for this week which I am looking forward to. A trip to the cinema and a shopping trip to Newcastle!

Last weeks meal plan went pretty well until it got to the weekend....I didn't fancy chicken fajitas so we ended up having burgers in buns and fries....On Sunday Stu came down with man flu, didn't feel like eating so I didn't feel like cooking the Sunday roast. That has been bumped to today.


This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Roast chicken dinner....
Tuesday - Sausage, chips and beans....
Wednesday - Out at the cinema so probably just a sandwich when we get home....
Thursday - Hot dog spaghetti...
Friday - Out at Newcastle so we will eat there....
Saturday - Sloppy Joe's....
Sunday - Pie, mash & veg....

What are you eating this week?


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Playing nicely together. #MySundayPhoto

Both my girls were serving bans from their tablets and laptops last night....They decided to play together with Ellie's dolls....They can get along when electronics are not involved!


Don't ask why the dolls have no clothes on....I have no idea!

Saturday, 18 February 2017

A photo everyday for a year - Week 7 #Project365

Thank goodness this week is just about over....It has been a little stressful. The girls are now off school for 9 days! Hooray for half term! 

Now for a photo every day....


 42/365 - 11th February
Just chilling surrounded by teddies and dolls....

43/365 - 12th February
Someone thought it would be fun to fill the toilet roll tube with talc.....Someone was made to clean it up and was in trouble. (My 9 year old. hehehe)

44/365 - 13th February
We had a fab delivery from Character dot com....I got 12 pairs of pj's for the kids, one for me and a t-shirt for my fella for £30.30. Bargain! 

45/365 - 14th February
My 9 year old did a bit of online shopping. £155 worth of stuff from Smiggle. We will not be staying logged into PayPal again! 

46/365 - 15th February
It was sunny and dry so we stopped off at the park on our way home from school.

47/365 - 16th February
I want my teens pj's. So cute.

48/365 - 17th February
On her way to school.


Friday, 17 February 2017

This week I found out.... #WotW

What a week....I don't want to use a negative word like stress, worry or angry because we have had good moments and now we can laugh about what happened this week. 

This week my word of the week is:


This was the week we found out that Ellie my 9 year old did a bit of online shopping....The short story is that she spent £155 on the Smiggle website and paid using Stu's PayPal account which was left logged in.....I of course wrote a blog post about it as a warning to others....


I think we gave the staff at Smiggle quite a giggle....Tthe things she ordered were delivered to our neighbours who brought it to us. Thankfully. We got the paper work out, got a return slip and sealed it all back up....Stu took the box to the post office yesterday to be returned.....We are getting all of our money back but it was a stressful couple of days....To some people £155 might not be a lot of money but to us it is....

I knew Stu had a week of holidays to take soon but for some reason I thought he was taking it at the end of February. It was great to find out that he is taking the holidays next week when my girls are off school for half term which means we can have some family time and some days out....We are so ready for half term.....

Becky has found a new YouTuber to obsess over.....Superwoman Lilly Singh. I have watched quite a few of her videos and she is hilarious....I found myself nodding along to what she has to say and I am now subscribed to her too.....

Sorry if you are a beauty blogger/vlogger but I found myself laughing so much at this....This is why I couldn't be one too. lol I know one make up look, my make up bag is a disgrace and I never wash make up brushes....Oops.



This week 8 years ago was the week where our lives changed forever and we found out for starters Ellie had a problem with her heart....I blogged about Congenital Heart Defects and tried to raise a bit of awareness....Seeing the photos and statuses appear on my Timehop still hit me hard even after all this time.....

The weather has been brilliant this week....After having a bit of snow on Friday and Saturday there has been signs that spring is on the way.....The mornings have been so light and bright and we have had sunshine every day this week! It's still cold but there is signs of spring and I have found myself smiling more and feeling happier. I hate the winter and it really effects my mood. We even had a short visit to the park midweek. I can't wait for some warmer weather....

Last week we were at the hospital with Becky when she fell off her scooter and landed on her face. Thank you for all the kind wishes but amazingly I don't think she actually broke her nose....The swelling has slowly gone down and it looks just about back to normal. Most of the grazes have gone and she's looking fabulous again. Phew!


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Jucee Drinks - Review.

My girls drink a lot of juice...I would rather they drink that than fizzy pop so I am always on the look out for drinks that have no added sugar.....Recently we were sent a selection of Jucee drinks to have a look at and try....My girls have had these in the past when we have been out and about but before now I hadn't thought of buying them regularly....


Jucee drinks are perfect for lunchboxes, days out and family time.....These drinks were shared between my girls and my teen has saved them to take to school....Instead of buying a drink full of sugar she has been enjoying these.....

None of the Jucee products contain any added sugar and are free from artificial colours and flavourings....

200ml serving of Jucee fruit juice counts as one of your recommended daily intake of five portions of fruits and vegetables a day.....

There are three types of product in the Jucee range and we were sent two of these to try.....

The 100% pure juice.


We were sent three of the flavours to try.....Orange, apple and cherries & berries. All contain pure fruit juice and absolutely nothing else. They are available in small cartons with a straw, which are perfect for lunchboxes and picnics.

These come in 200ml Single cartons, 3 Pack & 6 Pack varieties.

Jucee juice drinks.


These come in 3 flavours....Orange, Cherries & berries and Apple and blackcurrent....They come in a 250ml bottle with a re-sealable cap. They are perfect for on the go. 

These are available in individual bottles, 4 packs and 8 packs.

Both of my girls love these drinks....They would be perfect when the weather is warming for days to the park or beach....At the moment they have been drinking them as a treat with their tea each evening....

All Jucee products are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans and are available in a wide variety of outlets including supermarkets and independent retailers....

We were sent these free of charge in exchange for this blog post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.