Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The Book of Everyone - The Romantic Edition!

Last year in the run up to Christmas I reviewed The Book of Everyone! My dad is so hard to buy for and he thought it was a fantastic gift. Stu my fella, the love of my life obviously saw the book and thought it was so cool. He wanted one of his own and thankfully I was contacted last week about reviewing the Book of Romance!

This is a one-of-a-kind personalised book for the one you love, the book of romance includes exquisitely designed personalised moments and messages of romance to celebrate why they are the one!

It is for that special someone, a heart-thumping, brownie-point scoring book celebrating everything that makes them the one for you. It's a keepsake they’ll treasure for years.

To make the book you go onto The Book of Everyone website and follow the instructions. You do not have to computer savvy to make a book. I think if I asked my 11 year old she would manage it easily!

In the book there are 53 pages and I was given the choice to edit 9 of them. All of the pages were cute and funny. Not overly mushy! Stu is romantic at times but he prefers funny romance instead of the soppy stuff. This was perfect!

When you have finished editing you go to the checkout. The book is available in three covers:

Simple & high-quality, our softback edition is a wonderful way to celebrate that special person in your life.

For a lifetime of re-reading, our hardback edition has a laminated hardcover making it the perfect keepsake.

For those important occasions, our deluxe edition is hand-bound with a padded cover and luxury presentation case.

You can add gift wrap and a card too. There is an option for free delivery but you can pay extra to get your book to you quicker!

After ordering on the Tuesday the book arrived on the Friday which is fab considering it took time to print and I used the free delivery! 

I loved the book when I was making it but when it arrived I loved it even more!

I never noticed the "Ant" page when I was creating the book and it really made me chuckle. I am sure Stu will be checking how his virtual ant is doing.

So far I have kept this book a secret from Stu and I will give it to him on Valentines Day. I know he is going to love it. 

Prices start from From £23.99 and again I am saying these are well worth the price! I have promised my teen when she finishes her GCSE exams I will buy her one.

I was sent this book free of charge in exchange for this blog post.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Our weekly meal plan. 21st - 27th Jan! #MealPlanningMonday

Last weeks meal plan went well. We ate just about everything. Stu and I did get a takeaway on Saturday night and I wished we hadn't bothered. The curry was watery, chips over cooked and the naan bread under cooked. Ugh.

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - A roast dinner. Pork, mash and a ton of veg.
Wednesday - Jacket potatoes with baked beans and cheese.
 Thursday - Minced Beef Hotpot.
Friday - Pizza.
Saturday - A fake KFC. Chicken bits, coleslaw, corn on the cob and fries.
Sunday - A fry up! Sausages, bacon, eggs, black pudding, beans, tomatoes, hash browns and toast..

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Week 3 of #Project365 - A photo every day for a year!

What a long week that was! I didn't feel too great at the start of it but an afternoon tea out on Thursday and busy day yesterday got me back into the swing of things. I even had a walk out to meet the kids from school. I had an ulterior motive. I wanted to have a look at Ellie's boyfriend. They were pretty shocked to see me. Ellie was mortified and he looked terrified. hahaha I was nice though. I didn't embarrass them and he looks OK. Phew! It was nice to put a face to the name. It was a good end to the week!

Here's a photo for every day!

12/365 - 12th January
Tea in front of the TV. Chicken noodle stir fry and prawn crackers.

13/365 - 13th January
 Becky's usual pose for a Sunday. I think the sofa was trying to swallow her. lol

14/365 - 14th January
My daffodils bloomed!

15/365 - 15th January
Lunch! Not the healthiest but the tastiest. Pot noodle and Jaffa cakes. 

16/365 - 16th January
Computer time for Ellie. She's sat right in front of me now so I can see what she's up to.

17/365 - 17th January
Our afternoon tea out. It was good. I have a blog post about it next week. 

18/365 - 18th January
Cheers to the weekend!

Friday, 18 January 2019

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

This week my Word of the Week is:

If you'd asked on Tuesday what my Word of the Week was I would have said tired, ill, grumpy or something along those lines. Thankfully by Wednesday afternoon things were getting better!

The kids have really been struggling to get out of bed this week and they have been tired. Being tired has meant they have been grumpy. One morning Becky went off to school hating me all because I made her eat breakfast before she left. She was never going to be late, she left at 8.06am. Six minutes later than she usually leaves. I have sent them to bed early a couple of times and it has helped. I think the dark and cold mornings are making it hard. I can't wait for the summer.

The first half of the week was not good for me. I did not feel great. Shortly after Ellie was born I got the contraceptive implant put in my arm and it has worked well for me. I've had it changed a few times and I have been one of the lucky one's who's periods just about vanished. Well they did until Monday. I don't want to go into too much detail but all those years of not having periods has caught up with me. I had all they typical aches, annoyances and pains which are associated with a period x10! I am not one for going to the doctors unless I am on deaths door but I said that if my body hadn't sorted it's self out by Thursday I was going to ring up for an appointment. Thankfully I didn't need to. I really hope this is a one off.

It was on Wednesday afternoon that I started to feel better and more like myself. I think it was all down to the fact I knew I had to feel OK because I had booked Stu & I to go for an afternoon tea yesterday.

I did panic a bit when it started snowing! We had no money in the house for a taxi and neither Stu or I wanted to go to the bank but thankfully by the time it was time to leave the blizzard had stopped and the walk wasn't too bad!

I will have a blog post all about it next week. Neither Stu or I have had an afternoon tea before and it's been one of those things which has been on my bucket list forever! It was such a lovely treat and way better than I imagined it to be. I am trying to convince him that we need an afternoon tea at least once a month. hehehe

The kids are hoping for a day off school today as more ice and snow was forecast for last night. Eek! I love them to bits but with not doing much at the start of the week I have a ton of stuff to catch up with. Housework, decluttering and writing blog posts.