Showing posts with label #books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #books. Show all posts

Thursday, 18 January 2018

... Work, Books and Beach Visits ...

I've been pretty quite on the blog front thanks to getting a volunteering placement at the boys school, where I work 3 days a week in the reception class.

I have also signed up to the Open University to do an access course which starts next month and then I will be starting a BA honours degree in Education Studies in October.
The course will take 3 years if I do it full time or 6 years if I do it part time.

So im going to be pretty busy but I'm really looking forward to it.


I was thinking about letting my blog go, but I don't think I can just let it be.
I'm going to knock the reviews on the head for now, as I just don't have the time for them, I may do one or two but for now this blog will just go back to a place for me to write down what we've been up to and how I'm getting on with my new venture.

I'll also be sharing the books that I've been reading.
As my New Years resolution was to read more and I'm already onto my 3rd book of the year.


The first books I've read so far are called;
I See You written by Clare Mackintosh
Before I Let You In written by Jenny Blackhurst.

Both have been pretty intense thrillers and haven't taken me long to get through due to the fact it was near impossible to put the books down.

I've never really been able to flow from one book straight to another but with these two books it was pretty easy, it also helps that the TV is pretty boring at the moment and it's really easy to just loose myself in a book.


The Christmas holidays really messed with Rupert's routine and now it is a nightmare trying to get him back into it.
He'll go down around 7/8ish and then wake an hour later to come through and fall asleep on the sofa until we head up to bed where he'll join us.

Being back at nursery he is sleeping a little longer but still wakes before we head upstairs to sleep.
He also wakes really early and starts kicking me in the head or tummy, whatever he feels appropriate for that mornings wake up call.
I really need to try and be a bit more firmer and start trying to get to stay in his own bed now.

So if anyone has any magical ideas for me please write them on a postcard as the usual tricks and tips don't work with the poo bear.


We have been enjoying time as a family walking around the woods or along the beaches and we make sure we do it every Sunday.
It starts the day off well and everyone feels much better afterwards.


Our recent Lego builds.

On the days the Ru is only in nursery for the morning I always make sure to do something fun with him before the others come home.
Mainly we have been baking things such as gingerbread men and banana cakes.



I've been taking my instax polaroid out with us on our little adventures and we all take it in turn to take a snap shot of something that we want and then once home we put it above the fireplace.
Hopefully in a few months we'll have enough photos to start a family scrap book.
Something to nice to look back on in years to come.



We went to search for some seals last weekend, but didn't find any but we did come home with a bucket full of shells.


My next book is The Night Rainbow written by Claire King and I'm actually going to start it as soon as this blog post is done.
I'll let you know how I get on.
I've started a new # on instagram to share all the books I read over this coming year.
It will be something to look back on in December and see them all in one place.
#hannahsbooks2018 


Some recent bargains from Home Bargains;
A copper framed peg board - £5.99
A yankee syle candle - 99p
A new notebook for uni work - £1.25.

I haven't decided where the peg board will go, but we're about to re jig our bedroom so that I can set up a desk, so I'm thinking ill save it for there.
So I can write some inspirational quotes on to keep me going through my study.


This past week saw the twins come down with tonsillitis, Oscar suffered more than Alex and even came out in a rash that still hasn't gone down, Ru seems to be coming down with something and Noah was sent home today before lunch.
I haven't been able to work this week as I've been feeling like I've had the flu and not been able to do anything apart from read and drink lemsips.


We are heading off to Centre Parc in a few weeks so I needed a new costume and I found this in Next.
I instantly fell in love with it and prayed to god it would fit.
Normally when I buy a costume it's in a size but this was just by bra size, so I wasn't too sure if I would get it over my hips but thankfully it does!

Now I have my costume I can't wait to go.


Thursday, 2 March 2017

World Book Day 2017


Incase you hadn't noticed, today is World Book Day.

For the first time since Noah was in Reception (4 years ago) I've had to dress the boys up as someone from a book.


I reallllly wanted to dress the boys as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the Dr Seuss books but they were having none of it and they told me who they wanted to be.

Oscar was adamant that he was going to be Sam I Am from Green Eggs and Ham and Alex wanted to be Cat In The Hat.
Noah wanted to be a Star Wars character but I told him he had to pick a character from a book that he's actually enjoyed reading and not from a film he's watched.

He eventually settled on Rude Ralph from Horrid Henry.


When it came to getting their costumes sorted we did look for ready made costumes but then decided against it, one it was faaaaaaar too expensive and secondly we thought it might actually be more fun trying to make the costumes from every day items....

Of course I had to buy most of the items, but it didn't come to nearly as much as the costumes would have, and they'll all be able to wear most of their stuff again.

Alex - Cat In The Hat.

We bought him a Cat In The Hat dress up pack which included,
The Hat,
The Gloves,
Braces,
and the bow tie.
The pack cost £6.99
We then bought him a clip on tail for £2.99
He already had black trousers and we got him a cheap black t-shirt for £1.50
For the white tummy I cut up an old white t shirt and sewed it on to make the cat tummy.
Total cost - £11.48

Oscar - Sam I Am

The Yellow t-shirt was actually the hardest item to find, because we pretty much left it to the last minute we had to pay a small fortune for the postage to make sure it was her on time.
The t-shirt cost just over £3 and then the postage was close to £4.
His little gnome hat was £2.
I made his sign and his green eggs and ham were made from some green material we had lying around the house.

Total cost - £5 for the items, £9 when you include the postage.


Noah - Rude Ralph.

Noah's was the easiest to put together, but the most expensive.
Unfortunately for us he didn't own a red hoodie, so we had to buy him one and it cost us £12. 
Though to be fair, he will wear it a lot so its money well spent.
Everything else he had.

Total cost £12.

Over all Total - £32.48
So still pretty silly for just one day, but much better than paying out for 3 ready made costumes!

Did your children dress up for World Book Day?
Why not share a picture in the comments?!

x