Saturday, 31 January 2015

My Sunday photo #8


So once the boys had finished playing in the snow yesterday morning Jon decided to make them a castle!

We all spent the rest of the day playing in this castle having a whale of a time!

When you use your imagination the possibilities are endless! 





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My photos are about to get a 1000x better

So my darling boyfriend has seen I have a passion and has gone out his way to try and further my passion ...... 



I'm so excited I can hardly wait to get snapping!

It feels like Christmas :)

I got a camera and the twins got a new box to play in 


Snow morning

This morning we woke up to a lovely winter wonder land


It snowed a little on Thursday evening and that was the first time the Twins had really seen snow so after dinner I let them  have a run around in it.


This morning though, there was much more and daddy was home to go out and play.
They attempted to make a snow man but Noah decided it would be funny to jump on it!


They all had fun throwing snowballs at each other and at the playroom window which was where I was sat!


Little Ru bear was watching in wonder and im sure wishing he was able to be out there with them 


They lasted about half an hour outside then they all started to moan they were far too cold 


What did you get up to in the snow? Or have you not had any yet? 





Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Wicked Wednesday #7



So Alex is really going with this horrible two stage. Last Friday he pretty much spent it screaming about anything and everything.

Children are such fun :/



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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

What the monsters have been up too

So we still haven't moved into the new house :( 

Living in limbo isn't great but it's bearable.

After our big ikea order we still found ourselves going back on Saturday to get some more bits and bobs to add to our mountain goodies that is taking over ken and Helens dining room!



Noah made a special Burns night Pudding -  cranachan as part of his follow a recipe homework!


He was very pleased with himself. 

He's doing really well with his reading and even earned himself two house points for doing lots of reading during last week.
We have started reading Roald Dahls 'The Twits'


Noah is loving it and wants to finish it so we can move onto George's marvellous medicine!


The twins are missing nursery a lot, so I'm taking them to soft play twice a week to keep them busy and to just get them out of the house. It usually is lovely and we spend about 2 - 3 hours there, I usually treat them to lunch.
Today wasn't so great. The boys got pushed, pinched and kicked whilst the child's mother just looked on. The child wasn't just doing it to my boys, every other child ended up crying at one point because of said child.
We only stayed an hour as the boys got fed up and wanted to go.


Ru is rather snotty and cutting another two teeth, he doesn't know whether he is coming or going!

He turned 9 months on Sunday and he's already out growing out most of his 9-12 month clothing.
We have ordered him the next stage car seat!
He really isn't staying a baby *excuse me whilst I cry*


He can walk along holding on and is now able to balance alone, it really won't be long till he's on the move unaided!


Fingers crossed we hear something about the house this week as I'm dying to set up the boys new rooms 




Woolovers


For those of you who love a wooly jumper  http://www.woolovers.com is the site for you,

They have an extensive range of jumpers from cashmere to British wool, Merino to silk and cotton.

They have over 1.144.035 customers worldwide so they must be doing something right!!!  

At the moment they currently have up to 50% off all your favourite styles.




There is something for everyone, jumpers, cardigans, sleeveless, tops and shirts!!
 

I am a big cardigan fan and have many from long ones to short ones, the one that tend to last our my black cardigans as they always go with anything and always look great.

Over at Woolovers they have an amazing choice of black cardigans

If you end up buying from them, you will get a unique referral link which will give a friend 10% off their first purchase and in return if they use the link you will get 5% of your friends purchase as a cash reward!!

A good sign of a great customer care is a 24/7 care service and yes you guessed it over at woolovers that is what they offer you! 

A little bit about this great company ..... 

"Started in 1989 from small beginnings, Wool Overs is now a world class knitwear retailer, supplying nearly 750,000 customers with men's and ladies classic and contemporary knitwear. We now have websites for the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and two fully-translated versions for France and Russia - all helping to ensure we can spread our love of knitwear the world over!

We developed our business through meeting many of our customers at the various UK Equestrian and Country Shows. Our range of knitwear has now grown since those early days to over 160 styles available in 180 different colours and combinations, and is still very much the creation of our customer feedback. We are of the firm belief that successful ‘niche’ marketers need to develop specialist knowledge to enable them to go that extra mile, and we’ve been completely wrapped up in natural fibre knitwear for over 20 years now.

So, for lovers of Wool, Cotton & Cashmere knitwear, we think we’ve managed to create a rather special range that offers you amazing value, without compromising on quality. More importantly, we hope you feel the same! In association with the British Wool Board and Woolmark, we ensure that our woollen yarns are of the highest quality, and unlike most high street knitwear today, all of our styles are fully machine washable.

Today there is a greater need to use natural, renewable products. Wool fulfils this need, whilst also providing warm, stylish, and durable garments. We sincerely hope you find what you are looking for on this website, and that we provide you with the quality of knitwear product and level of service you expect".


They offer free delivery too, so really what are you waiting for! Go check it out for yourself! 



*this was a sponsored post*

Sunday, 25 January 2015

My Sunday photo #8 alex


On the rare occasion both Oscar and rupert were asleep I had the pleasure of  Alex entertaining me




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Friday, 23 January 2015

Home made sweet and sour pork with jacket potatoes!




Trying to spice up the boys dinners so they have something new every week
 
So this week is sweet and sour pork.

What you need to make the sauce is 

2tbs of oil
2tbs of viniger 
1/4 cup tomato ketchup 
1/4 cup of sugar
1 cup of water 

Bring to the boil and then pour over the browned pork (medallions work best)
Then let it simmer for ten to fifteen minutes and boom there you have it.

Not the healthiest dinner to have but once in a while it won't hurt.

The boys all finished their meals and gave it a thumbs up. 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Wicked Wednesday #6


My wicked Wednesday picture is of my ikea delivery!!
 
It's a good job I'm not too bad when it comes to flat packs!! 



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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Coming out of my depression one step at a time....

Before I had any children I worked up at Canary Wharf as a security assistance in Barclays capital!
I used to dress smart and snazzy and always made sure I looked nice.
I moisturised every day, I used night and day cream on my face, shaved regularly, did all the girlie things girls do! 

Once I became pregnant I just became a bit lost.
After I had Noah I did buy some new things and tried to get back to the old me and I thought I had but when I look back I didn't really. 
I've been wearing the same holey tops, jeans that are meant to be skinny but they have started turn into baggy jeans.
I only got worse with the more children i had, specially since being with Jon I pretty much completely stopped caring. This is when I think all my problems started!
 I've been walking around thinking yes I'm not as polished and lovely as you but I don't care at least my children at smart.

The more I thought about it, the more I realised I wasn't ok with it and I gave up in a way and lost all interest in really looking after me. (I tried to look like I cared but I really didn't) 

With a little bit of help and a few doctor visits I'm starting to feel like me and I'm actually taking the time to look and care after me.

I chopped of my waist length hair, as i had completely destroyed it by bleaching it and dying it and bleaching it and dying it! I returned to back to black hair as that suits me best! 
It was sad to cut it but I was only ever wearing it up in a horrible messy bun that looked far from
cool, it just looked dull and drab.

Since having my hair chopped my hair has got its shine back and I'm making an effort to do it! 

Jon has just allowed me to do a big old shop on http://www.next.co.uk as I was looking shabby shabby not shabby chic!

So out go the old and in come the new!

I got 3 pairs of jeans, two of which are a size 10!!!!
4 tops
A new bra ....... You can never have enough!
And a new pair of pyjamas!

I also went on to http://www.schuh.co.uk. and got myself some new converse! 


Just because the boys are nicely dressed and taking care of really shouldn't mean I should forget about me!

I lost myself for a while but I think I'm starting to find her again and i will try my damnedest to beat this and come out the other side smiling! 

Smarting up my act and taking the time out to look after me is one of my goals to start helping me get better, and I feel I'm in the right place in my head now to get on with it! 

I'm far from fixed but at least I'm on the right path.

I have to praise Jon as he has stuck with me through all this and has been my rock! Even when I have been completely horrible to him. 
I could not ask for a better man!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Jellycat's Ollie the owl is on a secret sleep mission


Rupert has been a little unsettled since moving into the the in laws and finds sleeping/ napping without me hard and it rarely happens. He's also teething so that isn't helping the matter.

I co sleep with him when I'm in bed but it's just in the meantime whilst I relax down stairs I like him to be in the travel cot, as I know he is safe and won't fall out.

I decided to buy a super soft, super cuddly teddy. When it comes to super soft, jellycat teddies always pop out in my head. Noah has bashful beige bunny and loves him dearly still to this day. 

I looked on Amazon but then decided the best place to really look was over on the http://www.jellycat.com website! 

They have a massive range of animals, soft toys and baby toys such as comforters, soothers, rattles, tail books and soft books.

The choice really is endless and you could find yourself browsing the pages for hours, I got lost in all the choice and wanted to buy every thing.

In the end I decided I liked the look of Ollie owl, so into my basket he went. A super quick checkout with the aid of PayPal and he was ours. The delivery took 2 days, so really a great service and I could have not asked for more!



My plan for master Ollie is to sleep with him myself for a few days so my smell transfers on to him, then place him with Ru and hopefully the coziness and my smell should comfort Ru and help him sleep until mummy's bedtime! 

Fingers crossed!!!

How we're getting on



We have been at Jon's parents for two weeks now. 
It hasn't been as awkward as I thought it would be, actually it has been really rather lovely!

The boys are loving being with their nana and gramps, I'm enjoying having yummy meals cooked for me ....... We have had a different meal every night! It's amazing. 
Ken really loves his cooking and gets rather creative in the kitchen.

We have our own lounge, so the boys can't destroy the nice lounge and it keeps us from getting under each other's feet. Once the kids are in bed we then venture into the grown up lounge. 

Today Jon and I will be signing the house contract and hopefully from Monday things will really get moving.

Our house was officially sold last Friday, it was odd as we drove past a few times and saw the new owners in there and it made us feel sad but after a few days we were over it and are looking forward to our new start. 

Noah is feeling a bit on the low side as he is unsure when and whats going on. We keep reassuring him we won't just up and go, he'll have plenty of time to say goodbye to his friends. I'm also trying to sort out a few pen pals for him, so he can keep in touch with his friends and practise his handwriting at the same time!  
The twins aren't too phased by what's going on. I think they just love the extra attention and hugs they get from nana and gramps.
And Ru is just Ru lol.










Sunday, 11 January 2015

My captured moment


Linking up for the first time, thought I would share a few of my favourite moments 

Noah trying on his page boy outfit for my best friends wedding 
Ru the day after he was born
The twins first day at nursery



Spying on daddy






Running in Lavender

My Sunday photo #6 London zoo

Last Sunday we went off to London zoo with my parents, my sister in law and my neices.

It was lovely to all be out as a family and all the kids really enjoyed themselves as did all my the "big kids"





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