Thursday, 30 May 2013

Train rides, waves and a tide

Hello I'm back after my very busy weekend and bank holiday. As you may know it was my baby boys first birthday on the Friday just gone. On the Friday we took him to Bridlington (seaside) it took about two hours to get too by public transport from Wakefield and £69.20 on the train. We were lucky it was supposed to rain and be really horrible weather but it was pleasant enough.
 We couldn't go on the beach as not long after this was taken the tide came in, so we hit the arcaes instead. I won Jared-David two teddies in the grabber machines, and on the 2p machines I won several lolly pops a key ring and two decoration teddies. We enjoyed a nice lunch and an ice cream and headed home at five. On  the Saturday I had my sisters staying over but it was time for Jareds birthday picnic which we weren't going to do until last minuet. The sun was shining and we had a great time over the park.
Jared was really lucky and got two birthday cakes one was a raa raa cake which can be seen on my instagram. I had my sisters until the Tuesday and it was Trinity's birthday on the 19th of may so I bought her some shorts and took her to Nandos while she was here was fab. I hope you all enjoyed your bank holiday weekend and had some sun xxx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Honey Boo Boo

For those who don't know what Honey Boo Boo is, it's a TV show of a family in America whose little girl Alana (6) competes in beauty pageants. 

I thought I was going to hate the show but I actually really enjoy watching it. I did what most people do and judged what they as a family might be like. I hold my hands up I was wrong 'Mama' is a very good parent and her morals are spot on. They also have a really awesome pet called 'Glitzy' 

Seriously though if you haven't seen this show or thought you would hate it just give it a try. It's on channel 125 (TLC). It really makes me laugh and I love how Alana does these beauty pageants and isn't classed as the typical slim entrant proves that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I think TLC is quickly becoming my fav channel because I have this on a Tuesday and on Sundays I have the Amish to who have been let loose in New York to watch. xxx

Monday, 20 May 2013

How time flys!!

So as you know I have a little boy and he is 1 this Friday the 24th. I can not believe how fast it has gone this time last year I was telling my midwife his head felt low down and she didn't even check me over just said I will be ok and that she had to rush my appointment because she hadn't finished packing for her holiday. Yeah great midwife,Not!! For his birthday we are taking him to the beach on Friday it will be his first time and instagram twitter and facebook will be full of pictures just to warn you. In other news I got my phone back YAY *does a dance* 

I will be doing another post possibly wednesday as I'm in hospital tomorrow but I need to share my thoughts about Honey boo boo so please have a read on my next post. Please could you also sponsor me for race for life I have a button on my page where it will take you to the website and you can also text in aswell, I'm not asking for your savings just a pound would be great and will really help. Bye for now xxx

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

I feel so lost

This week I feel like I'm losing control. I don't like this at all. I have felt a bit down and cross with myself and today is the worst of it, main reason is my university course. This degree is something I want I mean really really want. Time is never on my side and I fall behind, my current and last essay of this academic year is due in just over a week and I haven't even read the chapters required to answer the question. So yeah I'm kind of winging it, thing is if I have to re do it all I will be so upset and will lose all motivation to carry on. You might be reading this and thinking "well she doesn't have a job how does she not have the time" I shall answer this for you. When Liam is at work I have Jared and I need to keep him occupied, fed, bum changed all those mummy things, I could read and do my computer work whilst in between my mummy actions but I have a house to keep tidy and clothes to get cleaned and dried for my boys. I have tried to do my work during the day while Jared is happily playing but I can't give my work 100% of my attention due to babies wanting to play with everything they shouldn't and banging their heads and falling down while trying to stand. I'm trying so hard to get all this done and make time for Liam and myself, I wish I could get marks towards my essay just for that. It has also came at an awkward time of the year as I have had a lot going on, the anniversary of my grandad passing and Jared's first birthday coming up. Time is never on my side I think the only way I can solve this is not sleeping. Cranky Jade with a baby and a Liam....... hmmm I think that would be a bad idea. 

Sorry for the bummed out post but I needed to get it out there, maybe you can suggest something xxx

Friday, 10 May 2013

How Pinteresting!!

Since I have a phone with no internet or camera I have been on pinterest on my laptop. I thought "hey you should do a pinterest post" if you follow me on there you will see that I often have a good pinning session. I have looked at my four most looked at categories and have selected my top five pins within that category. Enjoy.

Animals
These animals are beautiful and funny.
http://pinterest.com/pin/185562447119097090/ http://pinterest.com/pin/170151692144047486/   http://pinterest.com/pin/90142430014432280/    http://pinterest.com/pin/410672059741280106/    http://pinterest.com/pin/216735800789932642/

Hair & Beauty
Great ways to wear your hair and make-up.
http://pinterest.com/pin/131941464055086250/http://pinterest.com/pin/191051209165079642/http://pinterest.com/pin/132996995217956013/http://pinterest.com/pin/265219865528101112/

Home Decor
I love making my home more homey and if I can add personal touches its a bonus.
http://pinterest.com/pin/411235009694708348/     http://pinterest.com/pin/16958936068468121/    http://pinterest.com/pin/266627240411768990/     http://pinterest.com/pin/9781324163456736/    http://pinterest.com/pin/275352964689796332/

Humor
It was so hard only picking five.

http://pinterest.com/pin/340092209331078880/   http://pinterest.com/pin/399976010626003028/  http://pinterest.com/pin/232639136973925249/      http://pinterest.com/pin/378302437419527159/   http://pinterest.com/pin/88172105177524919/

Hope you liked my pinteresting post today I'm thinking of adding more things like this to my blog but I will set it out better just need to find a way. I'm learning guys xxx

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sun, Essays and Disaster

My first topic is SUN. WOW yesterday was rather warm I got sunburn!! I went over to Rothwell to enjoy May Day with my family and Liam's family. It was good to get out Jared went on a little fun fair ride with his daddy, Jared really wasn't impressed by it but it was only a little train going round and round so I don't blame him.

Essay!! I have done it finally it has taken me a while to do as the question is so confusing and some section I had to look at didn't even relate to the question. So it is over done and dusted. Anyone studying Psychology and criminology? do you find some of the essay questions hard??  

So the disaster I have been having, OMG!!! first my TV broke a year after getting it fixed. I rang Curry's to tell them this and they offer me no help what so ever so I will never be buying anything from them again. I was told that they could fix it but it would cost £95 for them to pick it up anything extra I would have to pay for. I wouldn't of been so angry but I bought the TV from them back in 2011 and in 2012 just before the warranty ran out it broke, they 'fixed' it then another 10 months pass and it does the same again so I thought they might at least offer something being that I was an existing customer but NO!! I then decided to contact the company who made the TV LG who said that they can't do anything either unless I pay up £200 to get it fixed with them. I asked them if there were any known faults with this model and they said no and couldn't answer why there TV of that make kept breaking year after year, they couldn't answer me so there we go another brand I will not be purchasing with such poor customer service. Both company's didn't really care or seem bothered to help all they could do was keep telling I should buy this and that from them. A few days after the TV broke my Samsung galaxy S3 broke :-( it wouldn't turn on at all, nothing!! I took it into the EE shop and it has been sent off to be fixed. After reading online this is kind of a common thing with this phone, first it does little things like my phone would close all open web pages when I was using my internet, other people have reported the phone turning its self off and restarting itself. So if you have that phone and it does any of those things then back it up, thankfully I synced my photo albums with my facebook so I haven't lost any of my pictures. Hope you all are having a bit more luck then me atm xxx

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Another Sunday

Hello all I hope you have all been entering the giveaway in my last post. Well it is Sunday again I'm really getting fed up of watching the days go by and not achieving much, I know I have Jared and we do things and go places I just think I really need a job. We don't struggle on Liams wage, but I would like a job so I could earn so money so we can have luxuries like a car. We do want to buy our own home so if I get a job then that money can go towards a deposit or a holiday. A much needed holiday!! I haven't been on holiday since 2004, so it's about time I got one. I would love to go visit my aunt in Florida next year which is where I'm hoping we will go next October, any readers in Florida?? if you are a reader and live in sunny FL then please let me know and if I get over we could meet up for a chat and a coffee. My was over with my sisters yesterday so we nipped into town and I bought some new clothes as I had some money left on a gift card for new look, my mum got me some shoes which were a late prezzie for my birthday. I also got one of the Odd Thomas books (written by Dean Koontz) I had only read the first 3 I didn't know there was more mum bought Odd Apocalypse and I got Odd Hours just Odd Interlude (which I can not find) and one other to get as far as I know that will be all of them. I love his books there are so many that I need to read, the one I'm currently reading is a bit slow going and I wouldn't say it is the best but I'm going to give it a chance I just feel like it is a bit repetitive atm.

Anyone have any plans for this bank holiday?? I will be in Rothwell (not the alien place but sounds similar) they have some kind of fun day going on. Tombolas tombolas and more tombolas so I will be very skint after as they are my weakness I love them, I'm not sure why?! my Nan always used to give me money for them when I was little and I would always win (no as lucky anymore) maybe that is why I like them so much it is like a connected memory to my Nan. I enjoy these fates or fun days which ever you call them, the community get together and just enjoy themselves, kids can run about with face paint smeared across their faces and alcohol and chocolate is always won. I will take a day like that over a trip to a pub garden any day of the week. Have any of you been following the Berkshire Bloggers May Picture Challenge (#BBMPC on twitter)? there are plenty of us doing it, and it's not to late to join in. Well my lovely readers I'm off for now I have an essay to plan :-( see you all Tuesday xxx

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Looks like summer is on its way!!

WOW we have nice weather, well in the north of England we have nice weather anyway. How is your weather, sunny yet?? I'm just hoping it stays like this for Jared's birthday picnic which is a few weeks away. AHH I can't believe my boy is going to be 1 it has gone way too fast, which is odd because the day I had him and the scary hospital days seem so long ago. Conclusion time is weird. I have finally met some people where I live so I have been socializing, Jared now has some baby friends which is great seeing him getting all excited and playing with them. It is also nice for me to be able to speak to other people and enjoy some nice homemade cakes hehe. Yeah I know what you are thinking "I thought she was on Herbalife?!" well of course I was put it has been making me poorly :( so I decided it would be best to come off it, I'm a bit upset but I guess I will just have to do it the hard way and get my butt up and start being more active. Any tips? or motivation lol. I have the right frame of mind to do this but I just lack motivation. I want to do race for life this year so I really need to get into shape for that. I hope a few of my amazing readers will sponsor me when I post the link up even if it is as little as a pound, you know that can help!!

If you follow me of instagram or twitter you may of seen my picture with the hash tag #BBMPC this is a picture challenge, a bit like the blog challenge I did but with pictures. A few people are doing this so search the hash tag and have a look, there are a few types of pictures to go up of different things so it will get interesting. I promise you that!! The challenge was made by a fellow blogger and my cousin who also is admin on the Berkshire bloggers on facebook. I have been thinking you readers know so much about me and I know nothing about any of you, so in the comments box if you have a blog leave me your link and if your just a reader let me know where you are from. I would really appreciate that I know I have some readers in the US of A you guys have great food so I will just give you my shopping list hehe ;p

Last thing of today I have a giveaway for you all to enter it is a one day family pass to Chessington World Of Adventures courtesy of MuCheese, I love this theme park Mr Burps Bubble works is by far the best ride EVER!! The giveaway goes live on Thursday at 9am UK time and ends on the May 26th at 11:59pm you have nothing to lose and good luck. If you win I would like to invite you to do a guest blog about your day too xxx
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