Tuesday 30 June 2020

How I had a stress free house move!

It is crazy to think we have lived in our house for just over a year! It was The best thing we ever did moving away from Northumberland to Scunthorpe! Northumberland is wonderful but the area we lived wasn't!

This blog post was supposed to go live a few months after we have moved house, once we had got settled in but it got lost in my draft blog posts and forgotten about until now. I thought now would be a good time to post it, now we've been here a year.

We moved over 150 miles and I expected way more stress than we actually had! I stress about everything. My fella calls me a stress head so when it came to moving house he expected me to lose my mind but I didn't, mostly. It was all straight forward and went so well. I do feel that we were very lucky.

I think it was easier moving a long distance than just somewhere in the same town. We missed out on the stress of having two houses to deal with, decorating before we moved and moving things slowly into the new house rather than all at one go.

We knew for quite a while that we were going to be moving, almost a year. It made it easier to plan but to be honest we didn't really start dealing with moving until a few months before we did.

We applied to our now local college for Becky just before Christmas 2018. I said we weren't moving until the summer of 2019 and they were absolutely fine with that. They took her application and said get in touch when we were settled and we did. She had an interview and a look around the college and then she started and has settled in so well. She has just finished her first year and is starting a new course in September!

We scheduled the mail to being redirected about six weeks before we moved and gave them a date to start redirecting our mail. I thought we had told everyone who needed to be told we were moving but I wanted to be sure. It cost just over £40 and I think it was worth every penny. We did have a couple of letters from people I forgot to tell. Oops.

With Ellie we told the SENDCO woman in her school and she informed everyone else at the school who needed to know. A few days before Ellie left school we handed a letter into Ellie's head of year officially saying she was leaving and that was it. We applied through the council for a place at a new school for Ellie near where we live. We probably could have had her starting for the last couple of weeks before the end of the school year last July but we thought it was best to give her a long summer to settle into the new house and area. After the stress she had at her old school with bullying I think she deserved a break. In hindsight she made friends so quickly so if I could go back and do it all again I would have started her at her new school as soon as we moved and then she would have had all the summer to hang out with her new friends.

Luckily for us Stu worked in a high street shop and there was plenty of cardboard boxes going spare and we bought the bubble wrap from the pound shop. We didn't really start the packing until about a month before we moved and then continued packing until the day we left. The packing did drag on but it was a fantastic way to declutter! I felt like I was organised with the packing. All the clothes went in black bags so we knew they had to go upstairs and the boxes had written on them where they needed to go.

Stu was supposed to be transferred to our new local store of the high street shop he worked for but that didn't work out. It was actually probably for the best with coronavirus happening. He would have been classed as a key worker. He spent a couple of months being unemployed when we moved house but soon found a job 15 minutes away from where we live. It's totally different from the shop work he used to do, working outside 90% of the time but he loves it.

What surprised me was getting the internet set up in our new house. We rang Sky a couple of weeks before we moved and they were fantastic. We were disconnected in the early hours of the day we moved and reconnected the day after. We didn't have chance to miss the internet as we were so busy unpacking! We did upgrade to super fast, fibre broadband and had had a few teething problems but it was soon sorted out. I am now getting 45mbs via wireless which is expected and Stu gets much more through a wire!

My dad hired a big van for us to move and he drove up from Scunthorpe to pick us and all of our belongings up. I would have loved to have hired a proper removal company but we just couldn't afford it. It worked, we didn't have the stress of dealing with people we didn't know. I did have a moment where I cried and screamed everything is not going to fit in the van. My dad was calm as usual and everything did go in apart from a big bookcase which we weren't too bothered about anyway. Our old next door neighbours claimed that!

We had takeaway the first night in here. Fish and chips which saved us having to cook. I couldn't have if I wanted too as we had emptied the freezer and most things out of the cupboards before we moved.That takeaway shop has turned into our favourite. I must find out the recipe for their coleslaw, it's the best I've ever tasted. I got the shopping delivered from Tesco the day after we had moved and yes it cost a small fortune filling the cupboards, fridge and freezer but it was worth it not to have boxes and bags of food to deal with in the move. The money I had saved in previous weeks paid for the big shop.

We took one room at a time. I took over unpacking the kitchen while Stu wired up the electronics, did all the building of things and carrying things upstairs. The next day we did the living room and then worked our way through the other rooms. We got all of downstairs done and tried to just ignore upstairs, living out of black bags until one day when I couldn't find something to wear and I lost my mind! There was shouting and swearing from me. I got on with unpacking everything upstairs. It took a day but it was worth it!

We got rid of all of our large furniture before we moved house but thankfully there is a fab auction nearby which runs every Saturday which sells furniture at fantastic prices. We arrived with no sofa, armchairs, dining room chair and tables and within a month we had everything we needed and it didn't cost us much at all. My dad was buying things before we moved here and then we bought things like a big chest of drawers for £5 and a computer table for Ellie for £3 

We moved on the Thursday and were 90% unpacked by the following Monday. We informed most of the people we needed to before we moved house and only had a few people to deal with when we moved. The doctors was a complete nightmare, nothing to do with them but all the forms we had to fill in. There was not enough space on one form for all Ellie's medical issues. lol It took about 40 minutes for each set of forms and I had 4 lots to do. Since then the girls have both had a heart check at our local hospital but we're still waiting for a hearing check for Ellie. When she was due to have one we were in the middle of lockdown.

All in all it really was stress free and we actually had fun moving house. I don't want to rush to do it again though! 

Over the last year the kids have settled into school and college, we've all made new friends and seen so much more of my family. The house is being decorated slowly. The kids bedrooms are done, the hall, living room and bathroom all that's really left to do is the dining room. I have made a little video (below) about the progress we've made. I do think if it wasn't for Stu being home because of Coronavirus we wouldn't have got as much done.

Have you got any tips on how to have a stress free house move?

Monday 29 June 2020

Our weekly meal plan! 29th June - 5th July. #MealPlanningMonday

Last weeks meal plan was a bit it and miss and I am blaming it all on the weather. Cottage pie on one of the hottest days of the year so far was not for us so we had pasta, tuna, sweetcorn and mayonnaise.

I got my first ever shop from Morrisons on Friday and it went really well. There were a few subs but the majority were OK. I ordered big ice cubes because they didn't have any of the normal one's available when I ordered and they replaced the big one's with the one's I couldn't get. That'll do me. The delivery driver was fab too. He recognised that our accent wasn't from around here and thought he sounded familiar too. It turns out up until about 5 years ago he lived in the next town over from us when we lived in Northumberland! We had a good chat with him. He was here for about 20 minutes talking about up north. lol If I could guarantee he would deliver every time I would become a regular of Morrisons. He was such a nice guy.

I've bought a ton of salad this week and quick to make food so what's the betting the temperature drops. lol

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Vegetable fajitas.
Tuesday - Ham salad with new potatoes. 
Wednesday - A picky tea. Sausage rolls, mini pizzas, pork pies, cocktail sausages, cheese, crisps & cakes.
Thursday - Chicken salad wraps.
Friday - Quiche with spaghetti hoops.
Saturday - Pizza. It might be home made if I can be bothered.
Sunday - Roast chicken and chips.

What are you eating this week?

Sunday 28 June 2020

A garden full of wild flowers.

Over Easter we dug the flowerbed up in our garden and planted some wild flower seeds. I didn't know what to expect of them but I've watered them every day and now they're grow and are still growing.

I am so happy with them especially at the moment when each day we walk into the garden and see that another flower has appeared. The bee's are especially loving all the flowers. These are a few of my favourites.

Saturday 27 June 2020

Week 26 of #Project366 - A photo every day for a year!

In the words of Bon Jovi: Woah, we're half way there! Week 26, halfway through the year. It really has flown over and to think this time last year we were moving house. Where has the time gone!

We've had a good week. I have tried not to complain too much about the heat but it's far too hot for me. The kids are glad they're not at school and college though. I told my girls form tutor this week she hasn't done as much work because the heat seems to have taken away all her motivation and instead she's been doing other things and she was fine with that. Life skills are important too! Phew!

Now for a photo every day!

My teen out hanging the washing out and my fellas father's day cards
A new door handle on the living room door and the start of the paintwork in the kitchen
My pea plants with pea pods on and a bag of cherries
Halfway through making a cherry crumble.

172/366 - 20th June
Becky was supposed to be putting the washing on the line but spent 10 minutes faffing on her phone then came in and said putting the washing on the line was such a big job, that's why she took so long. Eesh!

173/366 - 21st June
Father's day! We had a lovely day and it was so nice to actually see my dad to give him his cards and present.

174/366 - 22nd June
My dad gave us some door handles and Stu got on with putting them on the doors upstairs and one downstairs which needed changing. They look so much better now.

175/366 - 23rd June
I got on with painting the kitchen. Duck egg blue on the top and we've painted the tiles too, just white but it looks so much fresher and brighter. Next on our to do list is sand the kitchen units down and paint them a light grey.

176/366 - 24th June
I have pea pods on my pea plants. I am so chuffed with myself. I've actually grown something! 

177/366 - 25th June
The kids went cherry picking with my dad yesterday and got a massive box full. There's still more to get and we're going back next week to pick more when more are ripened.

178/366 - 26th June
Halfway through making the cherry crumble. What a faff getting the pips/stones or whatever they're called out. I was using a straw but because they're now paper straws they were getting soggy. It was delicious when it was done though.

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Friday 26 June 2020

This week my Word of the Week is: Decorating! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:

Time flies when you're having fun and this week has again flown over. I seem to have been so busy doing bits and bobs around the house, getting Ellie to do her school work and trying to keep cool. Hasn't it been a scorcher of a week. I sat outside for a little while yesterday and had to come in and get changed because I was so sweaty. 

After we had decorated the living room we had planned on having a break from the DIY and painting but that hasn't happened. My dad found some door handles in one of his sheds to replace the old one's on the bedroom doors and living room door and that has got Stu and I back into doing things around the house.

Stu ran out of wood filler for the doors but after a quick look on Google it turns out you can use sawdust and PVA glue to make your own filler and we had plenty of both. After he sanded it all down and painted it you'd never have guessed we'd not used proper wood filler.

I started on painting the kitchen which has been more work than I initially thought. The blue went on so easily and only needed one coat but painting the tiles has been very time consuming and a faff especially in this heat. The white paint seemed to be melting. lol It has also made us realise that the kitchen units don't match the rest of the kitchen now which isn't a massive problem as they are wood and we can sand them down and paint them. We're thinking a light grey.

Before Christmas I saw some purple paint with glitter in, in my dad's paint shed and claimed it but left it there. He had a sort out and moved it and lost it but my dad's partner found it so next week I am planning on decorating our bedroom. Purple on the bottom of the dado rail and light grey on the top using the leftover paint we have from when we did the hallway. After our bedroom all that's left to do is the dining room and that just needs a lick of paint to freshen it up. It's a year tomorrow since we moved house from Northumberland to Scunthorpe. It might have taken us a year to get the house to how we want it but the end of the decorating is in sight.

In other news I have pea pods!! Hooray! The pea plants that I grew from seeds have finally started to grow their pods. The seemed to appear over night. We're going to wait a little until they are a bit bigger and hopefully get to them before the birds and bugs do but the birds are being well fed in my garden at the moment after I was send a bird feeder to review. They are greedy so and so's though. They can easily eat the full feeders worth in half a day. 

I think we're going to have the weekend off doing any jobs around the house. I have a pie and crumble to make with the cherries the kids picked while we were visiting my dad yesterday. Technically it's not my dad's tree but it does reach over into his field and the farmer said take what you want or the birds will just eat them so we did. We'll be back next week for more because kids have decided they love cherries. 

Thursday 25 June 2020

The 40 hardest things to teach kids!

From when children are born we are always teaching them how to do different things. It doesn't stop as they get older I am constantly teach my girls how to do things and my dad still teaches me how to do various things. It is a never ending job.

Faced with tantrums and short attention spans a study of 2,000 mums and dads has revealed the skills they’ve found, or are finding the trickiest to pass on.

Black and white trainers on the floor

Tying shoelaces, whistling and using cutlery are the hardest things to teach young children according to a poll of parents. My two were pretty good at tying their shoelaces and learned it early on but Becky only learned to whistle a couple of years ago. She blamed it on the fact she had wonky teeth and then braces on. lol and I am still teaching Ellie to use cutlery. She holds her knife and fork in such a strange way. I am thinking at the time she was learning to use cutlery properly when she was little she broke one of her left fingers and at the time was left handed so had to adapt and change her dominant hand.

Learning to ride a bike is the fourth most challenging activity to teach. My girls only learned to ride their bikes last year. They had been up and down the back alley at our old house but hadn't got the hang of turning corners. When we moved here the first time they went on their bikes, they were off. There was no stopping them literally as stopping seemed to be the last thing they learned.

Telling the time came in at the 5th hardest thing to teach children. My two obviously can tell the time but Ellie does struggle with the 24 hour clock. She has no patience to learn it either. Eesh! 

Sometimes helping children with all these important skills is not easy for parents. I sometimes find it frustrating especially with Ellie who tends to learn things in her own time. She wears her hair down now, all of the time because she won't let me teach her put it into a pony tail. (13th in the list). She is a stubborn so and so sometimes.

What my girls have struggled to learn is how to help around the house. Putting toys away, putting dirty clothes in a laundry basket and how to wash dishes. It is just laziness on their part. They know how to do everything they just have to learn how to do it properly every time. 

There is always so much pressure on us as parents especially if little Susan is learning something quicker than our child. It is hard not to compare. We have to remember that every child is unique and will develop skills at different times.

The 40 Hardest things to teach kids!

1. Tying shoelaces.
2. Whistling.
3. Eating with cutlery.
4. Riding a bike.
5. How to tell the time.
6. Buttoning a button.
7. How to swim.
8. Brushing their teeth.
9. Trying different foods.
10. Writing their name.
11. Putting toys away.
12. How to blow your nose.
13. Tying up hair.
14. Getting dressed.
15. Washing hair.
16. Making a bed.
17. Putting dirty clothes in a laundry basket.
18. Learning parents'/home phone number.
19. Colouring inside the lines.
20. Learning to tell your left from right.
21. Sharing things with other children.
22. How to count money.
23. Zipping a zip.
24. Using a potty / toilet.
25. How to cross the road safely.
26. Learning their home address.
27. Adding numbers.
28. Doing a forward roll.
29. Counting to 20.
30. Swinging on a park swing.
31. Helping with cooking.
32. How to wash dishes.
33. How to load / unload dishwasher.
34. Counting to 10.
35. Hopping.
36. Knowing the alphabet.
37. Washing face.
38. How to set the table.
39. Washing hands.
40. Riding a scooter

What did you think was the hardest thing to teach your child?

Wednesday 24 June 2020

(Ad - Gifted) Looking after the birds with pre-filled bird feeders! - Review!

Over the past few months we have been doing up our garden. We have done a lot of digging, planting, painting and moving things around. The flowers have grown in the flowerbed and the bees are loving it but what we hadn't thought about was the birds. I hadn't even thought about feeding them until I was asked if we would like to try out a bird feeder.

I was sent a pre filled bird feeder from Henry Bell which is a fantastic way to get started on feeding the birds in your garden and a bag of Superior Seed Mix.

Bird seed and a bird feeder

The Henry Bell Pre-Filled Feeders which cost around £4.99 can simply be unwrapped and hung in the garden. There is no messing around as they're already filled. Sleek and contemporary, the Henry Bell’s Pre-Filled Feeders come in grey with bird friendly perches, an easy opening lid and an angled base to support the flow of seeds to the ports.

Our new bird feeder ready to be hung up.

It took longer to decide where to hang the bird feeder than actually get it hung up. lol There is nothing complicated about the feeder, take it out of the packaging, pull the perches down and hang it up.

We found the perfect spot on the side of the garage, far away enough from the house so we don't disturb the birds but close enough to still see them. Within half an hour of it being hung up birds were already feeding from it. There was at least 10 of them flapping around it at one point. Ellie was especially fascinated by them. She has already been on the internet trying to find out what birds we have visiting. I think bird spotting might be her new hobby.

The bird feeder hung up ready for the birds to eat from it.

I think the pre filled bird feeders are a fantastic way to get started on encouraging birds into your garden and with the bag of Superior Seed Mix we will be feeding the birds for a long while yet. I feel like we're doing our bit for nature now. Food sources for wild birds are decreasing and it is becoming more and more essential that we feed the birds in our garden's all year round. I hadn't though of this. I had thought it was just a winter thing to feed the birds. I feel quite sorry for them now. I think now we're going to have to give them something to drink from too and the kids are already suggesting a bird bath for them. I think feeding the birds is something we're really going to get into.

Henry Bell is a leading quality animal feed producer. The Henry Bell Wild Bird Care range includes over 100 products catering for every type of garden bird. Products are available nationwide in 150+ garden centres and online (such as Dobbies), pet shops and mainstream retailers.

Do you feed the birds in your garden?

We were send the pre filled bird feeder and the bag of Superior Seed Mix free of charge in exchange for this blog post.

Tuesday 23 June 2020

Fruity Treats from Fruit Bowl for National Picnic Week!

My family and I do love a picnic and the fruit snack brand Fruit Bowl have a tasty recipe to inject some fruity fun into National Picnic Week.

Ideal for enjoying outdoors with the children, these recipes are the perfect sweet addition to your picnic basket and are both made with products that count towards your child’s five a day!

Try Fruit Bowl’s Puff Pastry Peeler Twists, simple and quick to make with just puff pastry and Fruit Bowl’s Fruit Peelers, or have a go at Fruit Bowl’s Fruit Flake Jellies for a refreshing twist on classic jelly with the addition of delicious, chewy fruit pieces.

Puff Pastry Peeler Twists Recipe:
Makes 35


1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry.
One box of Fruit Bowl Fruit Peelers.


Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan) and line a large baking tray with parchment.
Roll out the sheet of puff pastry so that it is landscape and cut into 1cm strips.
Take your Fruit Peelers and separate them.
Roll each piece of Fruit Peeler up in a strip of puff pastry and place on the lined baking tray.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden.
Allow to cool before serving.

Fruit Flake Jellies

3 x 65g sachets of vege-gel
200ml sugar free blackcurrant cordial
200ml sugar free raspberry cordial
200ml sugar free strawberry cordial
1050ml cold water
1 Multipack Fruit Bowl Unicorn Fruit Flakes


Pour 200ml cold water into a jug and sprinkle one sachet of vege-gel on top. 
Whisk until fully dissolved. 
Microwave for 2 minutes to bring it up to a boil, or do this in a pan on the stove. 
Add in 200ml of blackcurrant cordial followed by 150ml of cold water. 
Give the mixture a good stir. 
Pour into containers, filling a third of the way up, then place into the fridge for at least 30 mins to set. 
Once this layer has set, sprinkle the Fruit Bowl Unicorn Fruit Flakes on top and set to one side. 
Repeat steps 1-7 for the raspberry jelly and then again, once set for the strawberry jelly.

Fruit Bowl produce yummy fruit snacks and treats, making it easier for parents to give their children nibbles that they enjoy! Ideal for keeping children going between lunch and dinner or to bake with as an added fruity ingredient.

Fruit Bowl's products are available to buy from Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Coop, Asda, Waitrose, on Ocado and from Fruit Bowl's online shop. 

Have you got any picnic's planned for National Picnic Week?

Monday 22 June 2020

Our weekly meal plan! 22nd - 28th June. #MealPlanningMonday

Writing the title of this blog post made me realise how quickly this year is going. We're nearly into July! How, when all we've done for the last 3 months or so is stay home! Staying home usually makes the days go slowly. 

Last weeks meal plan went well. We had the BBQ. I think the best thing about the food we ate last week was the bread rolls my fella and the girls made. It was a ready made mix where we just needed to add the wet ingredients. They turned out so well and didn't last long so it's got me wanting to make more of our own bread.

We emptied the freezer a little last week but there's still more to go until we can defrost it. I was due to be having a food shop from Tesco delivered yesterday but it turns out we don't actually need that much and what we do need I can get from our little Tesco up the road so I decided to cancel the delivery. 

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Leftover BBQ food. I think I might just do a fry up with the burgers and sausages and add some eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans.
Tuesday - Iceland Salmon, Broccoli & Pea Risotto meal in a bag for me and Ellie and Stu and Becky will have the Chicken and bacon pasta meal in a bag. They don't like salmon but to be honest I'm not a fan of broccoli but will eat it in this one meal. 
WednesdayPork & apple sausages with potato wedges.
Thursday - Cottage pie. I have a mix of mince, onions, and veg in the freezer from the last time I made cottage pie so this will get rid of that.
Friday - Fish fingers, chips and baked beans.
Saturday - What we call a picky tea. I will cook random things from the freezer. Onion rings, mini sausage rolls, chicken dippers, garlic bread and anything else that will go. It will probably be very beige.
Sunday - A casserole of some sort to use up the veg I have in the freezer.

What are you eating this week?

Sunday 21 June 2020

A rare photo of my dad. Happy Father's Day!

If my dad see's me taking photos he runs. Getting a photo of my dad is a rare thing but I got one a couple of weeks ago. 

He needed a photo of himself for something and couldn't figure out how to take one himself with his phone and get it onto his computer so I took it and emailed it to him and sneakily kept the photo. hehehe

It's crazy to think this time last year I was only seeing my dad a couple of times a year then we moved house and I could see him every day until Coronavirus put a stop to that. Hmmf. I'm back to seeing him a few times a week now and I feel so lucky. He's 70 odd years old now and I feel like this time is precious.

Happy Father's Day to all you dad's out there!

Saturday 20 June 2020

Week 25 of #Project366 - A photo every day for a year!

We have had a good week. A visit from Becky's girlfriend, more work done around the house and garden and Stu returned to work. There was a big update on Fortnite which cause great excitement and Ellie hasn't been too bad with getting on with her school work. The weather has been a bit hit and miss. It way grey but really warm at the start of the week then on Thursday the rain came. Ugh!

Now for a photo every day.

My youngest sat on our new bean bag playing on her phone and my new pink hair.
18th birthday banners up at the window
My new picture frames with family photos waiting to go up on the wall.
My plants repotted into bigger pots
Home made bread rolls and my back garden in the rain

165/366 - 13th June
We got a new bean bag that I won from Rasie Bay's blog. We love it and the kids have claimed it as theirs. The arguments they've had over who gets to sit in it have been unreal.

166/366 - 14th June
I went back to the pink hair. I've not seen my dad this week, he's going to tell me off again for messing with my hair. lol

167/366 - 15th June
Becky's girlfriend came to spend the afternoon here. It was "A's" 18th birthday so we had to celebrate a little. Banners, pizza and of course cake!

168/366 - 16th June
The photo prints I ordered from Snapfish arrived and I put them in the frames I bought a few weeks ago. They're up on the wall now and they look fab.

169/366 - 17th June
I moved the plants from their little pots into larger one's. They are tomatoes and strawberries.

170/366 - 18th June
We made bread rolls with the Father's day baking kit that I blogged about earlier in the week.

171/366 - 19th June
Another wet day. It's one of those annoying wet days where it rains for 20 minutes then is dry for half an hour then chucks it down again.

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Friday 19 June 2020

This week my Word of the Week is: Deliveries! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:

I wouldn't say the past few weeks were bad or boring but it seems to have been a bit like groundhog day, everyday. This past week we've had a bit of excitement with some exciting deliveries.

On Saturday we had letter delivered from HMRC saying Stu had paid too much tax and was due a refund. For a good few minutes Stu wound me up not telling me how much. Eesh! I did get excited then he said it was just £11 odd but I suppose it's better in our bank than not at all. We also had delivery which I wasn't actually expecting until Monday. It was a bean bag I won from Raisie Bay's blog way back when the lockdown first started. Delivery has taken a while because of the company closing down for a little during lockdown but it was well worth the wait! It is the best bean bag I've ever owned and I'd say it's more like a small armchair. The kids love it and have been arguing over who gets to sit in it. 

On Monday it was Becky's girlfriends 18th birthday and all she wanted to do on her special day was spend time with Becky which we were fine with. Thankfully I had the food shop set to come on the Sunday before so could order some birthday banners, a cake and pizza for lunch. The delivery did make me chuckle. I ordered blue balloons and they weren't available so sent 5th birthday balloons. Why? They had the 18th banners on the list and picked and packed those so why the 5th birthday balloons. Sometimes they do baffle me, it gave us a good giggle with the delivery driver.

My photo prints finally arrived from Snapfish. I ordered them for the new picture frames I bought a few weeks ago and a few extra to send my great aunt. It's her birthday next week and she said all she wants is some new photos of us all.

 The frames are up on the wall now and they look fab! All that's left to get now is to get some cushion covers and a throw to match the rest of the room. I did spot a throw while I was doing the online Tesco food shop. I ordered a red one but they sent a baby pink in it's place so I sent it back. I think I'm just going to wait until I go shopping which won't be for a while yet. We're in no rush to get the bus and go to town.

I am writing this yesterday and it's chucking it down out so we're having a cosy day, in our pjs and I think we're going to do some baking. We were sent a Father's day baking kit in exchange for a blog post so we're going to give that a try and make some bread!