Thursday, 22 October 2020

Can't Get You Out Of My Head - The Songs! #Blogtober20

I am taking part in Blogtober20 throughout October and today's prompt is "Can't Get You Out Of My Head".

My girls are always introducing me to songs which is a good thing but they always seem to be annoying songs. It's them, the most annoying one's which I find myself singing along to or thinking about. The earworms, one's that I can't get out of my head. I am sure when I was there age my parents felt the same about the music I used to listen to but at least they didn't have the issue of all the music being available and online like I do. If my girls want to find a song they just go on to YouTube of play of through Google off Spotify.

Years ago it used to be the theme songs from Cbeebies which always got stuck in my head. Even now when someone says "this or that" I still think of Carrie and David's Pop Shop and the song This or That. Becky used to be obsessed with that song and it's probably the first song she would sing along to all of the time.

Over the years the kids have loved all the annoying songs. What does the fox say, The gummy bear song, Everything is Awesome from the Lego movie and the Duck song which is in fact very cute but it of course gets stuck in my head!

As the girls got over they got into Minecraft and even though there isn't really any songs on the game there is a ton of parody songs. There are some very clever people out there who take a pop song, change the words and make a fancy video to go with it. 

The song which always got me was the Creeper rap. Boom boom boom! I can't stop singing this bloody tune, tune, tune. lol

Now the girls are into watching TikTok and I must admit. Some of the songs are fantastic and a lot of the songs in the charts now I only know because of TikTok. For months I only knew a few lines of Savage Love by Jason Derulo because of the TikTok dance. There are a lot of songs now that I only know a few lines of because that's all that is played on TikTok but one that sticks in my head is the daft stripper song.

Somebody come get her, she's dancin' like a stripper. lol 

The most recent song to get stuck in my head is the disgusting Cardi B song WAP. If you don't know what WAP stands for Google it (when the kids aren't around). I am not usually shocked by songs. I spent my teenage years listening to Eminem but WAP shocked me.

What song always gets stuck in your head?

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Smile - Gifts to make someone happy! #Blogtober20

I am taking part in Blogtober20 throughout October and today's prompt is "Smile".

It has been a rough 6 months for us all with Coronavirus affecting our day to day lives. Sometimes we need some little reasons to smile and one thing that is sure to put a big smile on my face is receiving surprises in the post.

There are gifts for every occasion and some out there that are just meant to be sent to make someone happy and better about themselves.

Here are some ideas and as a bonus they're all under £10.00.

Send A Little Hug - £6.00 - Coco Chemistry. 
Grow Me Be Happy Sunflower Kit - £5.99 - Bee Cycle
Tea and Biscuits CubHug - £4.99 - Bear Hugs Gifts
Hang In There Notecard set - £7.95 - Bread & Jam
Thinking Of You in a Matchbox - £7.50 - Postboxed.

30 Day Challenge, Girl Power - £8.99 - Prezzybox
Checking in card - £3.00 - Etsy
Personalised Sunshine & Rainbows Chocolate Bar - £6.99 - Getting Personal
Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect - £8.99 - Amazon. 
7th Heaven Face Mask Pamper Hamper - £9.99 - Argos

Do you know anyone who would like to receive any of these gifts?

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Never Ever - Things that I just don't understand! #Blogtober20

 I am taking part in Blogtober20 throughout October and today's prompt is "Never Ever".

There are a lot of things now that I look at or hear about and I just don't understand them and I don't think I ever will. I think it's because as my girls say, I'm getting old. lol Sometimes I think the world is mad.

Woman shrugging her shoulders.
This is a tongue in cheek blog post. I am not going into political and matters that are going on in the world at the moment. These are the silly, things that don't really matter things that I will never ever understand!

They look amazing but once you've taken your Instagram photos it's all going to start collapsing and melting all over the place. How do you go about eating them?

A few weeks ago Ellie brought home Algebra homework and thankfully she understood it perfectly and I didn't have a clue. Becky said it was because it was that long since I did it at school but that wasn't it either. I didn't understand it at school, even the simplest sums. I tried to get Ellie to explain it to me but she might have been speaking in a foreign language.

I understand how to play the game and the point of it but I just don't get the obsession that my girls have with it. They really are obsessed and will play it all the time given the chance. I do hope the novelty wears off soon.

Long nails
Long nails.
When people go for a manicure and get long, false nails put on. How do they function? I am one of those people who have to have short nails because I just can't manage to live with long one's. My biggest wonder is how do you manage to wipe your bums with long nails and also how do you stop dirt from getting under them?

Online hate threads.
We all know about those websites full threads slating bloggers, Instargrammers and YouTubers. I think they're pretty shocking not so much for what people on them say but for so much time they dedicate to tearing others down. If you don't like someone, don't watch them. It is that simple. If there is something on the TV that I don't like I will turn over. I wouldn't sit there an pick every fault with the TV show then go online and moan about it. I really do have better things to do with my time.

Ripped jeans.
When I was a teenager if you ripped your jeans you threw them out or in my case cut them into shorts which my dad disapproved of. hehehe I wouldn't dream of wearing them with rips in. I know they are fashionable now but some of them look ridiculous. The one's with no knees in or the one's with more rips than actual jeans.

Ripped jeans

Expensive baby clothes.
I really don't get people who will go and spend a small fortune on a day to day outfit for a baby that they may wear just a handful of times. Designer clothes for babies is just a waste of money in my opinion. When my girls were babies they could easily get through at least 3 outfits a day and sometimes the stains from food and poo explosions left the clothes good for nothing.

High heel shoes.
Especially those which woman wear when they're going about their day to day life not just for a night out. I'm not on about a couple of inches, I'm on about those where the women look in such pain and struggle to walk. It can't be doing their feet any good!

People on Facebook!
Those who say they're so peed off but won't say why, check into a hospital but then go silent, ask questions like what time does the local shop close, Google it! Eesh!

What normal things don't you understand?

Monday, 19 October 2020

Our weekly meal plan! 19th - 25th October. #MealPlanningMonday

Our Weekly Meal Plan title

Last weeks meal plan went well. We ate just about everything. The new Turkey Twizzlers were good but I'm not sure they were as good as I remember from years ago but the kids enjoyed them and I will get them again. The Richmond Family Sausage Casserole ready meal was so good. It says it serves 4 but it only served 3 of us. Stu, Becky and myself. Ellie didn't fancy it so she just had sausages and mash. I didn't cook the roast dinner yesterday, that has been bumped to today. I do love a roast dinner on a Monday. I get to cook it throughout the day in my own time and on a Monday my family always come in so hungry.

This is what we're eating this week:

Monday - A roast turkey dinner.
Tuesday - Leftovers from the roast dinner. I will either put it them in a pie or make bubble and squeak.
Wednesday - Pizza fries. We usually have it with the lattice fries but it turns out Sainsbury's don't sell them. Eesh!
Friday - Pizza.
Saturday - Burgers in buns with corn on the cob.
Sunday - Some sort of casserole cooked in the slow cooker.

What are you eating this week?

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Don't Look Back in Anger - Why you should forgive them! #Blogtober20

I am taking part in Blogtober20 throughout October and today's prompt is "Don't Look Back in Anger".

People have done things to me and hurt me in the past and I held on to that anger for a long time and it wore me down. It wasn't good for me or those around me. I have learned to forgive but to me forgiving doesn't mean that I will forget. I am still wary of people that have wronged me in the past but I have forgiven them and let it go.

Forgiving someone that has hurt or wronged you is easier said than done but there are many reasons why you should:

Everyone makes mistakes.
It is rubbish when someone has wronged or hurt you but everyone makes mistakes and can get caught up in misunderstandings. Sometimes in the middle of an argument things can seem or sound worse then they are and don't try to tell me that you haven't said something in the heat of the moment that you wished you could take back. I know I certainly have.

Living in the past makes you miserable.
It is much better to live in the now than think about the what if's and what you could have done differently. When my mother up and left my dad I spent years thinking I could have done something to change things. I might have been able to stop her leaving with her and my dad's life savings the day she left but I doubt it would have stopped her leaving altogether.

Forgiving does not mean you forget.
When you forgive someone you are letting go of the negative energy inside of you but you don't have to forget. If someone has for example lied to you or stole from you they could easily do it again. You are well within your rights to be cautious with them.

It doesn’t excuse what they did.
When you forgive someone it doesn’t mean that what they did to you is okay. It doesn’t mean that you deserve to be treated like that and they’re free to do it again. Instead, it means that you’re choosing not to carry that anger around with you anymore which is better for your mental health.

Be the bigger person.
It’s tempting to play the blame game and it's easy to be angry at someone when they've hurt you. I have said in the past that I won't reach out to someone because I was so hurt but now I've realised that I was placing the ability to heal in someone else’s control. By being the bigger person, you hold all power. 

You will be happier.
Letting go of negative emotions will free up space for more positive ones. Instead of being angry, sad and feeling down you will have more energy to feel positive emotions.

Life is too short.
Life is too short to be mad at people. I found this out when my mother passed away a few years ago. We never spoke for years and I ran out of time to forgive her and her me. I'd like to think she'd changed as a person and regretted some of her decisions. Don't go through life holding a grudge, everyone makes mistakes.

Do you hold a grudge or do you forgive?