Saturday, 31 October 2020

Week 44 of #Project366 - A photo every day for a year!

We have had a lovely half term. We didn't get up to much but it gave us the time to relax and unwind.

As of today we've gone into tier 2 and to be honest I am quite glad about as cases have been rising dramatically here. Becky is the main one to be bothered by the new restrictions at the moment. She can't see her girlfriend unless they meet outside and it's not the best weather for it and she's been laid off from her part time job as they are trying to cut costs which is understandable. Late last night news started filtering through that there's going to be a National Lockdown starting next week and lasting until December 1st. Why can't they just announce it instead of leaking it to the press. Grr

Now for a photo every day!

24th 25th October
26th 27th October
28th October
29th 30th October

291/366 - 24th October
My bath water after washing my hair. It was clear with bubbles in before I rinsed my hair. lol 

292/366 - 25th October
Ellie found a music quiz online and decided to fill it out in one of her books. She made it look so pretty.

293/366 - 26th October
We visited my dad's friends shop who makes spooky dolls. They are so freaky but some do look a cute kind of scary.

294/366 - 27th October
We watched The Grinch.

295/366 - 28th October
I won some Halloween stencils and snow spray from One Frazzled Mum. I tried them out on the living room door and they are so good. 

296/366 - 29th October
We got the pumpkins delivered with the food shop. They weren't the one I ordered, they're smaller, but they'll do.

297/366 - 30th October
My bargain flowers have lasted well. I got them from Tesco in their reduced section for 88p over a week ago and they still look great.

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Ghostbusters - How we are celebrating Halloween! #Blogtober20

I am taking part in Blogtober20 throughout October and today's prompt is "Ghostbusters". I just want to say thank you to Mandi for hosting all month! It's been fun!

Here we are at the end of October, how did that happen? I'm going to say it again, this year is flying over! The girls had big plans for Halloween this year with it being on a Saturday but Coronavirus has put a stop to that. Hmmf! This year things are different. We're going to make the best of it and hopefully have a fun day!

Girls Halloween costumes.

This time last year the girls had their costumes already organised and were getting ready to go out trick or treating after school and college. There is no trick or treating happening for us this year with the virus still being out there. I was that mean mum said weeks ago that my girls were not going out knocking at doors. There is some kids from Ellie's school still going out but I don't think a handful of sweets is worth the risk!

One thing that hasn't changed this year is carving the pumpkins. For years just before Halloween we have carved pumpkins and every year the same thing happens, the girls have big plans for fancy designs and then they realise it's too much work and just carve a face. hehehe For weeks Ellie has said she wasn't bothered about carving one and I said OK, I wouldn't buy her one and she was fine with it. Of course as soon as the shopping was delivered with the pumpkins she wanted to carve one. It's a good job I know her so well. hehehe and bought her one. We are going to carve our pumpkins today, the one's below are the one's from last year!

Pumpkins

We have decorated the house a little. Everything has came from the pound shops over the years. We have quite a collections now. It looks a cheerful, cute kind of spooky.

We might do some baking too. Ellie wanted to make some of the shortbread witch fingers like we did last year but I have a couple other plans and Ellie has been looking at recipes and things online. Eek!

shortbread witch fingers

Instead of venturing out we will be having a party tea and spending the night in front of the TV like we do most Saturday evenings. Becky wants to watch some horror films but I have already said no. I am not a fan and Ellie is far too young for what she wants to watch, the "It" film, the one with the scary clown. Ellie thinks I am being over protective but I remember the original from years ago and that was bad enough. I think we'll stick with the new version of The Witches or the animated The Addams Family film from last year, I quite fancy watching that.

Are you doing anything for Halloween?


Friday, 30 October 2020

This week my Word of the Week is: Half-Term! #WotW

 This week my Word of the Week is:

Half-Term

The kids have been off school and college for half-term and we have had a lovely week not doing much at all. It was needed, that time to relax and forget about school & college work although Becky does have an extra week off as they are rejiggling the timetables and what will be taught at home via video and what in college.

The clocks changed over the weekend and it has really made a difference, the evenings now seem to be dragging and Stu is now coming home from work in the dark. It is nice to shut the curtains and get cosy though. The heating is going on more and more, it's been so cold this past week and wet!

We made the most of Monday being dry and went out on the bikes. We called in to see my dad at work and one of his friends how makes a living from making scary dolls. They seem very fitting in the run up to Halloween. Some of them did look cute in a scary kind of way but some of them I wouldn't want to be left alone with. Eek!

Spooky dolls

We have spent the rest of the week, mostly inside watching films and we have started watching Stranger Things from the beginning. We have all seen it before but separately. It's funny watching the girls watch it trying to explain things to me forgetting that I've seen it. 

What I have been plagued with this week is scam phone calls. You know the one's where the person says your broadband is acting strange, log into this website and we will then takeover your computer. They used to say they were from BT but now are saying they're from Sky. It did throw me the first time they said it but I have argued with about 15 of them. Sometimes I play along, sometimes I call them liars and sometimes I get the kids to talk to them. lol They think it's hilarious!

Just as I was writing this blog post it was announced that we're moving into tier 2 here in North Lincolnshire. It wasn't a big surprise, the cases have been rising. It won't make much difference to me apart that my dad and his partner won't be able to visit but for Becky it's a big deal. Her girlfriend won't be visiting until things change. She's gutted.

What have you been up to over the past week?

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Thursday, 29 October 2020

(Ad - Gifted) A Black Forest Freakshake - Recipe!

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

My girls love Freakshake's even though I think they are a lot of faff and just create a mess. I was recently sent the recipe for a Black Forest freakshake from Shaken Udder and decided to share it here.

It is the ultimate indulgent treat for winter! Using Shaken Udder’s tasty Chocolush Belgian chocolate milkshake, this out of this world Freakshake is an extra special dessert for all the family to enjoy. 

Credit: Matilda Bourne

To make a Black Forest Freakshake:

Ingredients:

150g milk chocolate.
2 tbsp chocolate ball sprinkles.
4 tbsp cherry compote.
2 x 330ml bottles of Chocolush! Belgian chocolate milkshake.
Whipped cream.
4 mini chocolate doughnuts.
2 fresh cherries.
Assorted chocolate bars.

Method:

1. Place your serving glasses into the freezer to chill while you make the chocolate drips.

2. Bring a couple of inches of water to a boil in a small saucepan, then reduce to a low heat. Place a heat-proof bowl on top of the water, making sure it doesn’t touch the water, and add the chocolate, stirring until it has melted. Take the bowl off the heat and leave to cool slightly for 10 minutes.

3. Take one chilled glass at a time, and pour the melted chocolate down the inside of the glass. If the chocolate starts dripping too fast, then hold the glass horizontally to stop it running. Return the glass to the freezer to set, and repeat the process with the other glass.

4. Once the chocolate has set in the freezer, dip the rim of the glasses in the chocolate and scatter the chocolate ball sprinkles over the top.

5. Add 2 tbsp of cherry compote to each glass, then pour in Shaken Udder’s Chocolush! Belgian chocolate milkshake.

6. Top the freakshakes with whipped cream, then decorate with your favourite chocolate bars. Push a straw through the middle of the mini doughnuts and rest on the edge of the glass. Top with a cherry and chocolate sprinkles!

Shaken Udder 330ml milkshakes are gluten-free, suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and come in a range of yummy flavours including Top Banana, Ooh La Latte, Salted Caramel, Strawberries & Clotted Cream, Vanillalicious and Chocolush, RRP £1.35 for a 330ml bottle. Available from Morrisons, Boots, Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado, Co-ops, Boots, Asda and WH Smith Travel stores. 

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Wednesday, 28 October 2020

(Ad - Gifted) Photo gifts from Asda Photo! - Review!

There is no denying that Christmas is coming and I have already started thinking about presents for everyone. Recently I was contacted by Asda Photo who have launched their Christmas range of gifts for those looking for that personal touch!

I used the Asda photo website to create a personalised tea towel which is going to make a fantastic gift for my great Aunt. The website was simple to use, just upload your photos and position them where you want them and then place your order. It took me longer to decide on the photos than to actually create the tea towel. 



Made from 100% cotton, the photo or photos you choose will be printed edge to edge to create a stunning end product. The top stitch finish and sewn in hook for easy hanging makes this a beautiful little Christmas gift for someone special. Priced at just £13.50 I think it's a fantastic price.

As well as the tea towels there are lots of other ideas from Asda Photo:

Calendars from £8.50
Enjoy your favourite photos every day of the year with a Photo Calendar. Choose from a wide range including wall, kitchen and desktop calendars.

Cushions from £14.00
Have fun gifting this Christmas with the high quality Photo Cushions. Choose from a range of beautiful designs (including the trendy sequin cushions) and customise them with your favourite photo and words onto one side of the cushion to make a unique present.

Slate Photo Panels from £11.00
The chiselled edge of our Slate Photo Panels naturally frames the photo making them ideal to show off wedding memories and family portraits. 



I actually reviewed one of these earlier in the year and they really are something special. It is on my fireplace still and it really is something unique and different.

Photo Books from £6.00
Available in different sizes and styles; including the popular lay flat photo book - perfect for capturing landscape photos.

Jigsaws from £10.00
Add a touch of fun to games night by creating your own Personalised Jigsaw. Great for kids and adults alike, the puzzle comes in a range of sizes and difficulty levels to keep everyone entertained. Whilst the pairs game makes for a great stocking filler.

Mugs from £7.00
"Just their cup of tea" - The Personalised Mugs and travel mugs are a sure fire way to brighten up even the dullest of mornings. Choose from a wide range including ceramic, porcelain, latte, kids and the travel mug, perfect for the early morning commuter.

Canvas Prints from £12.00
Relive the happy moments you’ve shared this year and turn these memories into beautiful Canvas Prints. Available in a range of sizes and designs including collage and retro prints. Create a touching gift that they can proudly display on the walls.


Last year I reviewed a canvas print from Asda photo and it is by far the best canvas print that I have on my walls. The colours are bright and over the last year it hasn't faded at all.

Magnets from £1.00
Make your favourite memories stick... to the fridge this Christmas. The Magnetic Prints are an ideal stocking filler and a great way to brighten up a loved one’s kitchen. Pick the moments that they can enjoy over and over again.

Blankets from £28.00
A Photo Blanket makes for a great keepsake for a loved one, reminding them of their favourite moments in life. With a range of sizes and designs to choose from and with traditional edge stitching, you're sure to find a blanket that they can wrap up in on those cold nights.

Is there anything you fancy?

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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Greatest Day - The best days out we've had! #Blogtober20

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

For a lot of Blogtober I have had a good idea what I'm going to write about but for the prompt Greatest Day I struggled. I have had many great days. The days my girls were born, the day I met Stu, the days they both came through their heart surgeries, the day we moved house, birthdays and anniversaries and days out.

Fairground rides

What we have been missing this year is days out! Thanks Coronavirus! When we moved house to Scunthrope we had some great plans but not have come to fruition. When we first moved, we were skint and it took a couple of months for Stu to get a job and just has we got back on track financially lockdown happened so not many days out have happened. We had one at the start of the year where we visited Hull and had a day out shopping. 

Over the years we have had some fantastic days out as a family and I am going to share a few!

Alnwick Castle! 
We visited Alnwick Castle in 2018 and had such a wonderful day so much so that I had to write it over two blog posts. Part one and part two. Up in Northumberland it one of the largest inhabited castles in England. There is plenty to see, do and there's so much history! 


Alnwick Garden.
Just up the road from Alnwick Castle is Alnwick garden and we visited way back in 2013. The Garden is a space designed to be enjoyed by all your senses, with a collection of over 4,000 plant varieties to discover, thousands of seasonal blooms and countless opportunities to get wet and play in The Garden’s water sculptures. 

Alnwick Garden

The beach!
We loved a day out to the beach and it seems so long since I saw the sea. When we lived in Northumberland we were so luck to have so many beaches just a bus ride away but now the nearest one is a couple of hours away. Our favourite beach to visit up in Northumberland was Amble. It's a little seaside town with a lot of memories for us. Stu, Becky and I had our first day out there and we used to visit at least once a year. Before we moved house it was the one place we had to visit before we left the North East.

Winterton Agricultural Show!
This was the first day out we had when we moved house. My dad got us tickets to Winterton Agricultural Show as he got free one's with displaying his vintage tractor and his vintage car.

Vintage tractor and car

There was so much to see and watch. Every step we took there was something new and different. Horses, sheep, chickens, Alpacas, craft stalls, music, motorbikes, floats, monster trucks, scurry racing, random displays in the main arena, dog shows, fairground rides, lots of different food and so much more!

We were looking forward to going back this year but of course, it was cancelled. Hopefully next year it will be bigger and better than ever!

Simple walks.
As much as my girls will complain and not want to go out for a simple walk when they actually get outside they do have a great time and there seems to be an unwritten law that Ellie has to find a stick and carry it with her. lol

Out for a walk

What have been your best days out as a family?


Monday, 26 October 2020

Our weekly meal plan! 26th Oct - 1st Nov. #MealPlanningMonday

Meal planning header.

Last weeks meal plan went OK. We did swap a couple of days around and had home made fish & chips on Friday instead of the pizza but there was no waste. The pizzas are still in the freezer ready for another day.

It's half term this week and I'm so glad about it. We're ready for a rest. We don't have much planned apart from carving some pumpkins and watching some spooky films on Saturday.

This is what we're eating this week:

Monday - Easy tuna pasta.
Tuesday - Spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread.
Wednesday - Leftover bolognese in the Old El Paso Tortilla Pockets. We usually have bolognese in wraps but these look like they could be less mess.
Friday - Scampi, chips and peas.
Saturday - A party tea for Halloween. Lot's of picky bits like chicken nuggets, onion rings, corndogs, sausage rolls and things like that.
Sunday - Mince and dumplings.

What are you eating this week?

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(Ad - Gifted) A proven remedy against common colds from ColdZyme.

 Since the kids went back to school and college we have of course all had a cold. It always happens at this time of year, they have the summer off and then go back to education and mix with different people, it's inevitable.

At the moment it is a worry that as soon as you feel unwell it could be coronavirus. From what I read a lot of the symptoms of Covid and the Flu are similar but the common cold is different. There is more sneezing and snot. I spent a lot of time Googling it when Becky caught the cold.

We were sent some ColdZyme mouth spray to feature here on my blog and ready to use the next time we get a cold.

ColdZyme Mouth Spray box

With ColdZyme it is possible to help protect against a cold before the virus is able to fully take hold. The over the counter mouth spray works by forming a fast acting protective barrier on the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat (where cold germs first take hold and multiply), making it more difficult for the cold virus to cause illness. 

This is the first cold protective treatment to contain the enzyme Trypsin found in arctic deep-sea cod. Trypsin becomes highly active when it reaches to temperatures above 37 degrees (the temperature on the oral cavity).

 ColdZyme can also help reduce the symptoms of a cold such as the sore throats from developing. It is clinically documented to help shorten the length and severity of a cold, so it can help you recover more quickly. 

ColdZyme bottle

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Of course read the enclosed instruction leaflet.
Open your mouth and aim the nozzle towards your throat.
Press down on the pump and spray 2 puffs (1 dose) every two hours during the time you are exposed to the cold virus.
ColdZyme can be taken up to 6 times a day.

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It's wrong but I am quite looking forward to getting another cold just so I can try this out. 

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Sunday, 25 October 2020

A different hair colour, again! #MySundayPhoto

 Since about this time last year I have had several different hair colours. Reds, pinks and purples but last week I decided to try something new. A blue. I love it and the kids do. It's the first time Ellie has said she loves my hair, she's just liked the other colours I've had.

Blue hair

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Somebody That I Used to Know. #Blogtober20

I am taking part in Blogtober20 throughout October and today's prompt is "Somebody That I Used to Know".

There's somebody that I used to know who used to be afraid to speak on the phone, didn't exercise, had patience, didn't know anything about gardening, spent too much money, hated eating breakfast, drank too much coffee and didn't watch the news .

That person was me but since Coronavirus happened it's not just my hair that has changed, it's me too!


As bad a Coronavirus is I think it has changed me for the better. It has made me do things I wouldn't normally do.

I speak on the phone now without stressing about it. My dad may have pushed me into that when I've been helping him with his admin and bits on his computer. It was easier me speaking to someone helping with things like trying to set up things like contactless card readers and him getting new broadband internet. I won't go out of my way to use the phone but when I have to it doesn't stress me out like it used to.

I am still not big on exercise but I definitely do more than I used to. It all started with daily walks during lockdown and going out on our bikes and now I am happy to go for a walk just for the sake of it.

I used to have a lot of patience with people but a pandemic has shown me that a lot of people are idiots! Those who don't wear masks just because they don't want to be forced to by the government, the people who just don't social distance and those who take their times blocking the aisles in shops because they forget we have to social distance. 

When lockdown started I didn't know a thing about gardening but I think I have done quite well in mine considering I planted everything late and didn't have a clue what I was doing. The wild flowers in the flower bed were amazing and still look pretty good now and I managed to grow peas and tomatoes. The peppers and sunflowers didn't grow at all but there's always next year! 


We seem to be spending less money as a family. At the start of lockdown I struggled to get the online grocery deliveries and had to use what we had in and shop locally. This has carried on to a point. We still use the farm shop and the local butchers now and again but I am trying to use what we have in instead of getting a big food shop every week.

I now eat 3 meals a day. I never used to bother with breakfast but during lockdown I would eat something with the kids and have carried that habit on. I might not eat it until after 9am but it's still an extra meal. I have also stopped drinking coffee, well the caffeinated kind. I do still have a decaf one but not as much as I used to. I feel better for it.

Like most people I have watched so much more of the news since March. It did get to a point where I was watching too much and it was stressing me out but now I watch either the 6pm or 10pm news and that's it unless there's something big happening like a press conference from Boris. I feel like I have to watch the news now because so much seems to be changing every day.

Have you changed because of Coronavirus?


Saturday, 24 October 2020

Week 43 of #Project366 - A photo every day for a year!

 I don't know what I have done with this week. It's been one of those where I've just plodded on with life, housework and not much else. We're still in tier 1 as of writing this which seems like a small miracle as the cases of Coronavirus are increasing here massively.

Next week is half term here and we're looking forward to a week of not having to get up too early for Ellie to be at school. We don't have any plans at all apart from a party tea and watching films on Halloween.

Now for a photo every day!

17th 18th October
19th 20th October
21st 22nd October
23rd October

284/366 - 17th October
It's very rare to get a photo of my girls together now but they were in a good mood on Saturday so thought I'd try my luck.

285/366 - 18th October
There was nothing on TV on Sunday so we watched Harry Potter. Becky's girlfriend has never seen any of the films so it was a treat. I would love to be able to go back and watch them for the first time.

286/366 - 19th October
I was taking some photos for a blog post. The jigsaw will be coming up in a post soon.

287/366 - 20th October
Ellie was ready with time to spare before she went to school so I thought I'd snap a photo. 

288/366 - 21st October
A coffee and the last piece of cake which seemed like a real treat as the kids usually eat it all.

289/366 - 22nd October
Ellie found a flashlight and took great pleasure in shining it in everyone's eyes.

290/366 - 23rd October
Becky was doing a bit of college work before her girlfriend came for a visit. 

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10 Films to watch in honour of Black History month. #Blogtober20

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

There's no better way to absorb information about the world or be exposed to new ideas, culture, and histories than through film. October has seen the UK celebrating Black History Month and the films below each deal with African American characters and encounters with prejudice or racial issues which makes them great conversation starters and a fantastic way to learn a bit of history.


Hidden Figures (2016)
Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn's launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.

A Ballerina's Tale (2015)
A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.

Hairspray (2007)
Set in early 1960s Baltimore, this musical comedy manages to tackle issues of race, weight and sexism. Tracy Turnblad lands a spot as a dancer on “The Corny Collins Show,” setting the wheels in motion for new friendships, interracial love and even a civil rights march.

Pride (2007)
This fact-based drama about an underdog African American swim team in the 1970s deals with racism head on, showing how the swimmers faced and stood up to prejudice in their quest to succeed.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
This story of an African American man overcoming enormous obstacles to make a better life for himself and his son is a serious but heartwarming drama that makes for a great family movie night.

The Princess and The Frog (2019)
Disney gave the world its first black princess in 2009 and it was hard not to fall in love with Tiana.
This animated film tells the story of one hardworking waitress, defying the odds to build her (and her deceased father) a restaurant. When she wishes upon a star one night and reluctantly kisses a frog, she gets more than she bargained for. 

Remember the Titans (2002)
Set in suburban Virginia, this is where high schools were segregated even in the early 1970’s. One high school for black folks, and another one for whites. But the two shared one thing, a love of football. That is, until 1971, when one black high school and one white one were relocated into the same campus. The true story of a newbie African American football coach in a newly integrated high school, this film explores the trials and tribulations of social change in a small community where a love of the game conquers all

 Malcolm X (1992)
Spike Lee’s Malcolm X stars Denzel Washington as one of black history’s most revolutionary leaders. This famous biopic chronicles the activist’s life up until his assassination in 1965.

The Help (2011)
The Help tells the story of crossing social barriers in 1960’s Mississippi. Aspiring author and Southern belle, Skeeter, returns from college touched by the big dreams of the civil rights movement. She looks to document the untold stories of the African Americans in her community by turning to the help.

Selma (2014)
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Have you seen any of these films or are they something you would watch?


Friday, 23 October 2020

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

 This week my Word of the Week is:

Changed

I thought I would be writing today about how we have changed tiers but no, as of writing this yesterday North Lincolnshire is still in tier 1. The other day the case rate had risen to 203 per 100,000 people which was higher than Leicester when it went into lockdown and surrounding areas are going into tier 3 at the weekend. It makes no sense to me. I think the powers that be have just forgotten about us with everything which has been going on with Manchester and the free school meals decision. Grr! 

There has been talk of changing Becky's timetable at college where instead of being in Monday one week for half a day and Tuesday the next. They were getting little done on their half days and it was a faff for people travelling to college when they were only there a few hours. She found out on Tuesday that her days in college have been changed. She is now in every Wednesday. Becky thought that it was brilliant, her girlfriend's day in college was Wednesday but it turns out her day has been changed too, she's now in on a Monday. It would have been the only time they see each other if we change tiers as "A" won't be able to visit here. I guess they'll have to make do with video chats.

I have complained about the new blogger dashboard layout being changed off and on for the last few months but after a couple of weeks of just using the new version I think I have got the hang of it. Everything takes longer to do but there are some features that I like. I'm never going to say it is better than the old one but I'm getting used to it. 

Just when I get used to one thing to do with blogging people go and change other things. Twitter has changed a little when it comes to retweeting and my Facebook blog page has changed too. It's so frustrating, I hate change and too much of it at once stresses me out. Hopefully now that all the big websites have done their updates things will stay the same for a while.

Since Ellie started her new school last year her whole attitude towards doing her homework has changed. Of course she still doesn't want to do it, it takes time away from playing on her computer but there is none of the refusing to do it like there used to be. Most of Ellie's homework is fun to do, I struggle with the Maths but Becky helps with that. I am proud of her but she did tell me yesterday that she had a detention for not doing a piece that she forgot to bring it home. I'm not too worried though, most of the time the effort is there. 

The girls and my fella are happy because Fortnite has changed. It's their favourite game. It has updated for the Halloween season. It now has ghosts, fog and candy to eat. I had to have words with Becky on Wednesday because she was playing it instead of doing college work and Stu didn't want to go to work because he wanted to play too. Kids! Eesh! lol

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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?