Monday, 20 October 2014

Blogtober a Quick Update

Hello lovely people, I felt I needed to do a quick update as to why I have been unable to stick to my intended Blogtober schedule.

As you may know my husband was made redundant at the end of September and he now has a new job (yay) but he is working part time whilst I have increased my hours. By the time I get home I just want to collapse in a heap so sadly the blog has had to take more of a back seat at the moment!.

I had a rough patch last week with illness which is still lingering and knocking me about and also I had the four year anniversary (not sure that is the best term to use) of my miscarriage which in a strange twist of irony falls on what is known as pregnancy and infant loss day.  Although it was very touching and really quite moving to see all the candles that had been lit in honour of these losses across the world (known as the Wave of Light). Yes it has been four years but I will always carry this with me so forgive me if occasionally it causes me upset.

So that is where I am at the moment I think for the sake of my sanity I may be a bit quieter this month and I apologise to those who have joined in with blogtober that I may not complete all the posts.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far it has been lovely to see how many people have written posts and I have connected with some new bloggers which is always lovely.

I hope to get back on form next month as I have a few bargain bits and pieces to show you including a fab coat from ASDA!

Anyway thanks again!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Silent Sunday

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Blogtober 2014 Day 18

Hello and welcome to day 18 of blogtober where today I am looking at my favourite tv programmes.

1. Parks and Recreation
I am quite late to the party on this one, I had seen people on Twitter talking about it so when I got the chance I started to watch it. Well I am hooked I have watched all 6 seasons and now I am eagerly awaiting the seventh season.  It is part mockumentary style as the characters address the camera as if they are talking to an interviewer (although we never see anyone behind the camera) and the rest comedy. The characters are well thought out and very clever and I'm sure by the time you finish watching it you will utter the immortal phrase "treat yo self"!(My version of treat yo self is a marathon session of Parks and Rec!!).
Actually just watch it for the brilliance that is Chris Pratt!!

2. Doctor Who
I have never made any secret of the fact that I have a great love of Doctor Who which stems back to my childhood. The first Doctor I can vaguely remember is Tom Baker and my mum even knitted me a Doctor Who scarf. My first proper doctor was Peter Davison and I watched it right through to when it was eventually cancelled. You can imagine my delight when it was brought back and I have loved the new series. Now I know that the new Doctor is dividing opinion but I do like him and for me I like the departure away from a younger actor as you need some with gravitas to portray him. I just hope that the new revamped series is here to stay.

3. Real Housewives of New York City
OK so this is my guilty pleasure programme!! I love this as to me its reality TV at it's finest! Set in New York it follows the lives of a group of "housewives" as they go about their daily lives. I think it brings the term bitchy to a whole new level as they fall out make up and then fall out again!!


What do you love to watch?

Friday, 17 October 2014

Blogtober 2014 Day 17

Hello and welcome to day 17 of Blogtober, the theme for today is my favourite films.

I am very much a child of the 80's so I think most of my choices will reflect this!

1. Ghostbusters
This was one of those must see films and even now I am amazed if I meet someone of my age who hasn't seen it! I was about nine when it came out and drove my mum mad constantly watching a version that had been taped off the tv (we had to wait a long time in those days for films to make it to tv). I even had the theme tune on 7" single!You can imagine my excitement when aged 17 at Universal studios in Florida when I saw a mock of the New York Public Library from the film! To me this film is perfect and I still love watching it now and even my seven year old son is quite the fan!


2. Some Kind of Wonderful
I have long been a fan of the John Hughes films (The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller etc) but the one that I truly love is Some Kind of Wonderful which seems to be less well known. I first saw this film when I was about 17 and it captured me, I guess I was just the right age for a bit of teenage angst and romance! The story is about a boy called Keith (played by Eric Stolz) who is in love with a girl called Amanda Jones but she runs around with the popular rich kids despite not being rich herself. Keith has a best friend called Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson) who is a total tomboy but also secretly in love with Keith and he is totally oblivious to this! If you have seen and like Pretty in Pink then this is the film for you as it is almost that film but in reverse! All I can say is go watch it!

3. The Breakfast Club
Again another John Hughes film and one that I saw in my late teenage years that has stayed with me, which I now own on blu-ray! The premise of the film is really quite simple a bunch of kids have been put into Saturday detention at school for various misdemeanours of which we find out as the film progresses. They start out not knowing each other but by the end of the day have forged a bond. This film features the amazing song Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds which for me is such an 80's anthem! If you have never seen this film then go watch and tell me which character is you!

Growing up the only superhero I truly loved was Superman and again this was another film that I would drive my mum mad with watching it all the time! For me the only Superman can be Christopher Reeve he was perfect and although I have watched the modern remakes they just don't compare. He was perfect as the clumsy nerd Clark Kent with some lovely comedic moments, but then he would transform into this powerful superhero and you believed it. This is yet another film that I have introduced my son to and he loves it! (Along of course with Spiderman!).


So there you have it, I could ramble on for days but I will leave it at that!!!

One final thing..............


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Blogtober 2014 Day 14 and 15

I have been a bad blogger this week and not kept up with the Blogtober  schedule, which is mainly due to work and feeling under the weather.

So to make up for this I have decided to pop two of the days into one post.

Day 14

Your Favourite Scent/Perfume

I have one perfume which I love and always go back to- Jean Paul Gaultier. My husband bought it for me some years ago and I have stuck with it ever since.

Day 15 Childhood Memory

I think my favourite memories are of our family holidays to Hopton On Sea in Norfolk. I would be so excited that the night before we were due to go I would barely sleep! I loved and still to this day love the seaside and when I was small it seemed like a magical faraway place which needed me to take travel sickness pills to cope with the journey!
We would stay at a big holiday park which in those days was owned by a company called Holimarine (I believe Haven now own all the sites). We played mini golf, swam in the outdoor pool and would go to the disco at the clubhouse in the evenings.

Now that I am a parent myself I still love caravan holidays and although we I haven't been back to Hopton for many years my son loves Burnham on Sea and I hope when he is older that he looks back and has the same fond memories of this childhood holidays.