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


Friday, 17 November 2017

... Miss to Mrs ...


So last weekend I went from a Miss to a Mrs!

After I had dropped Jon and the 3 big boys off at the cottages we were renting I came back to find the house had been decorated for a mini hen do by Jenni (Jon's sister)


All the ladies that were attending the wedding came over minus a few who weren't travelling until the Saturday, so we had 9 ladies in total.
Jenni did a lovely spread of nibbles and drinks and we all played Prosecco Pong.
It took us a fair few goes until we were actually able to get the ball into the glass.
FYI put the glasses all together rather than with space in between!

The evening ended with everyone sharing some pearls of wisdom about married life to me and then people then headed home. I think Jenny (my bff)  and I got into bed about 1ish.



Wedding gel nails by Bella's Beauty & Skincare




Saturday morning I had plans of me and Jenny having a trip to costa and having a coffee but the morning pretty much slipped away before I knew it. 
We didn't get out of bed until 9 ish and I still had to print out the Order of Services and get Ru ready to go off with Uncle Ben (Jenni's husband) at 10.

So once Ru was gone I jumped in the bath and washed my hair and before I knew it, it was 12 and my flowers arrived and Caroline from Salon 63 had come to do my hair.

I was over the moon with my hair, the extra pack of extensions Caroline suggested really did make all the difference!
I would loooooove my hair to look like it did every day.


My flowers and crowns were all done by Swaffham Florist and they were just spot on. 
They smelt amazing!
My crown was perfect as were my little flower girls crowns.


I think one of the biggest highlights of the day was the cake!
It truly was stunning and tasted as good as it looked!
The very talented Emma from Buns of Fun who is based over in Sheringham Norfolk made it for us.

I was really worried about it but I really had no need to be, everyone said how lovely it tasted and luckily I had some left over that kept me topped up with cake for the following two days.

I highly recommend Emma and I'm sure ill be using her the next chance I get!


My guest book...
For my guest book rather than have a book where people could write in, my mum bought an Instax Mini 9 and all the accessories so I could make a display once the wedding was over.
I took the camera around and got snaps of everyone, I've wanted one of these cameras for a long time so was over the moon when I heard mum had gone along with my idea!

The photos came out fantastic and I can't wait to get creative and make up a little gallery wall with them.


To keep some of my beautiful flowers I was bought a flower press, so as soon as it arrived I got busy picking out the best blooms to preserve, I made a design for myself and another for my mum.
Fingers crossed they turn out well.


The day was amazing and it couldn't have gone any better.
Once I have the professional photo's back I will write about the day in more detail.
This was just a quick post with a few snaps that I had taken before, on and after the big day!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Pumpkins, Tarantulas and Wedding Rehearsal..

So over the half term we took the boys over to the local animal park farm at Norfolk Lavender and there they carved some pumpkins and meet some creepy crawlies.


Unfortunately for me they really wanted to hold the tarantula Rosy but they were all far to scared and I was a little worried they'd drop her, sooooo to keep them happy I said I would!
For someone who hoovers up any spider she finds in the house I think I was pretty brave....


And to be honest she didn't feel too scary, luckily for me she was old and didn't move much!

Their first lot of pumpkins!
 Towards the end of the half term the boys auntie Jennie came over to carve more pumpkins and ended up spraying everyones hair green.

Emo at 3!

Everyone looked like they had spray in but Ru really looked like his way dyed and it really suited him!
He looked like a proper Little Rock and Roller!


There was a bit of a pumpkin carving competition going on, and everyone did well, but Auntie Jennie won with her one eyed monster with detachable ears!

On the Monday that they boys all went back to school Jon and I had our wedding rehearsal, I really wasn't expecting (I wasn't really sure what we'd be doing) to be saying our vows and walking through the whole entrance bit and it was really emotional, a little tear did escape!
We even had a little audience half way through.


On Friday morning I had my hair trail, my hair had been completely stressing me out as I was really worried my hair wouldnt be a match to the extensions and that I would have a big faff on my hands trying to get it to the right colour!
But luckily after dying it on the Thursday just a normal dark brown but with a hint of ash it worked a treat and turned out to be the perfect match.

Caroline worked her magic and got the look I wanted spot on, I have ordered an extra pack a few inches shorter just to bulk it out, as the bottom isn't at thick as I would like it!
The extra hair turned up this morning, so I've handed it over to Caroline for her to curl it when she has a spare moment before she comes over on Saturday.

Now I know my hair is going to look perfect I really can't wait for the big day!


Friday night I took the boys up to the church to watch the bonfire, have a hot chocolate and have a go with a few sparklers.


I knew we weren't going to get out to any fireworks this year due to Jon's back and not being 100% sure how Ru would cope with the nose.
So the bonfire was perfect, as they got to do something fun and they all loved watching the sparklers sparkle!


Noah even helped throw stuff on the fire, and lots of the boys friends from school were there, so they had fun playing around with them too.
To end the evening they all enjoyed a hot dog from the bbq before heading home! 


The next update ill do will be as a MRS!!!
xx

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Two Weeks To Go ....

Yesterday we had our wedding rehearsal!!
I really can't believe that in two weeks time I'll no longer be a Miss!


I thought I'd share with you some of the planning and the little things I've been up to in preparation for the big day!

Found these in Next for £6 each... Perfect for putting by the cake!

I've had my make up trail and I've booked in to have a facial this week, then next week ill be having my eyebrows shaped and my nails done.
Hopefully I'll be having my hair trail done next Wednesday, my hair is the one thing that I'm really starting to worry about.

I'm sure once I've seen it done ill be able to relax a little!

I also re-tried my dress on the other day but because I couldn't get out to the bathroom mirror (the boys were all sat outside my room trying to see) I couldn't really see the dress properly and I started to worry it didn't actually look as nice as I thought it did!

So im popping out to B&Ms today to see if I can buy a full length mirror for the bedroom, I've been after a new one since our last one smashed so this is the perfect excuse to buy one.

My wedding ear tunnels.
I've been looking at a lot of Instagram weddings and Pinterest and starting to worry my wedding won't be as fancy or as amazing as the ones I'm seeing, but after reading an article on the Rock and Roll Bride Facebook group page I've given myself a slap and told myself my day will be fine as it will be what Jon and I want and not something I saw online that has been polished to perfection.

Me and Jon are far from perfect, and our wedding will be a reflection on us not someone else.

I've been spending a LOT of time browsing Not on the High Street website at all the wedding decor and getting rather carried away and then sending links to my mum and she's getting as carried away as I am, and ordering all sorts of things.

Things I'm not allowed to see, but things that are turning up on my door to tease me!


Noah tried on his wedding outfit and I nearly cried he looked so handsome and grown up in it!
It also made me think about dressing up the other 3 but then I quickly decided against as I know they would moan and whine about having to dress up in lovely things.

So they are sticking with Super Hero costumes!


Jon and I also got our wedding bands sorted .... Mine is a pretty little thing from Ernest Jones and he had his tattooed on, along with a nice surprise of my nickname!



I saw this on Facebook a little while ago and thought it would be fun for my Friday night girlie evening and whilst out in Next looking at waistcoats with Jon I saw it, so I had to grab it!!


Last but not least the only parcel that I have been allowed to open is my cake stand, and its very pretty and I can't wait to see my cake on it!


That's it really, I've probably missed out a load of stuff, but I'm sure ill write another post about the wedding before next week!