Friday, 14 May 2021

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

This week my Word of the Week is:

Normal

I really don't know where this past week has gone. It doesn't seem that long since I wrote last weeks Word of the Week blog post. This week seems less muddled, I have got a grip on what day it is and the weather has been better. It's been one of those weeks where I haven't stopped but at the same time I don't feel that I have done much.

I've chosen the word normal to describe the past week. It has been a quiet week with not much happening. I have just been pottering about the house and garden getting little jobs done. It has felt very normal. 

Stu and I went to town on Monday to get a few things and apart from the wearing of masks and social distancing it felt normal. Everyone seems to have finally got the hang of social distancing, I didn't have to get angry once. hehehe We went into Subway after complaining about their customer service to claim the free meals we were given as an apology and the woman who served us had a little notebook with a list of codes. It seems there was a lot of complaints about the man we complained about. Eek.

Wednesday seems to have become cake day here. hehehe It is getting quite normal for me to do some baking every week and this week I made a chocolate cake with fudge icing and Rainbow Drops on top. Next week I am making scones and have ordered cream and strawberry jam to go with them. Yum, yum.

Chocolate cake

Becky has been making plans for when the next lot of restrictions are lifted next week. Her girlfriend will be allowed to spend time inside our house for the first time since October and they have already asked if she can sleep over. I've said we will give it a few weeks to see what happens. I know she takes lateral flow test before she visits but I don't want to rush things. 

It seems to be getting back to normal at school for Ellie. As of Monday face masks are optional. She is all for keeping her mask on for the time being. They are also going back to the kids moving classrooms each lesson instead of the teachers moving classrooms. Ellie is not looking forward to that as it means she has to carry her books and bag around again. hehehe

All this getting back to normal is worrying me but I suppose it has to happen sooner or later. I just hope there isn't a repeat of last summer when the restrictions were eased then the cases of Covid went up.

What have you been up to this week?

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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Hearty Vegetable Crumble - Recipe! #NationalVegetarianWeek

Did you know that it is National Vegetarian Week? It is running from the 10th to the 16th of May. 

We try to fit in at least one veggie meal to our meal plan most weeks. Sometimes the meals go down really well and my family love them but then other times they say "this isn't right, where's the meat?".

Packed full of your favourite vegetables this Hearty Vegetable Crumble is a versatile meal which can be changed depending on what’s in season.

Hearty Vegetable Crumble

Ingredients.

For the filling:

Approximately 600g of mixed vegetables.
1 Onion (chopped)
200g Chestnut Mushrooms (quartered)
1 Butternut Squash (chopped into small chunks)
100g Kale
 
For the sauce.
50g Butter
1 Garlic Clove (crushed)
50g Plain Flour
400ml Milk
2 tsp Sage
Pinch Salt
 
For the Crumble.
200g Wholemeal or Plain Flour
100g Butter (chopped into pieces)
50g Grated Cheese
30g Porridge Oats
Handful of Sunflower Seeds
 
Method.

1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C (Fan 400˚C, Gas Mark 6).

2. First make the crumble by putting the flour into a large bowl and adding the butter. Using your fingers ‘rub’ together the ingredients until it looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats, cheese and sunflower seeds. Leave to one side.

3. In a large pan fry the onion until soft in a little butter, then add all other vegetables and the sage. Cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.

4. In a small pan, heat the butter until melted and then add the crushed garlic. Add the flour and keep stirring for a minute, making sure it doesn’t burn. Slowly add the milk a little at a time, while constantly stirring. The sauce will thicken.

5. Add the sauce to the vegetables then cook for a further 15mins on a low heat.

6. Place in an oven proof dish and then evenly sprinkle the crumble on top. Cook for 30 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.

7. This recipe is very versatile so you can try different vegetables depending on the season.

This feeds four to five people and takes around 30 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to cook.

Recipes belong to Carr’s Flour and you can find out more information on their website.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

My Top 10 favourite Music Albums.

This blog post has been sat in my drafts half written for a good few years. I thought I might as well finish it off and share it.

Years ago lots of bloggers listed their top 10 music albums and it got me thinking what mine were. It was one of those posts that has taken a while to finish as I couldn't think of 10 off the top of my head. I got there eventually though.

headphones

In no particular order my top 10 favourite music albums are:

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP.
I used to really love Eminem. I still do but his early stuff was the best. My dad would not let me listen to this album anywhere near him which I can understand now. He was offensive and very shocking! This album is dark and vicious but such a guilty pleasure for me. Most definitely not one to listen to when the kids are around.
Favourite song: Stan - Such a great story!


Shania Twain - Come On Over.
I've never been a huge fan of country music but I really do like Shania Twain. I think this is one of the only albums I can listen to all the way through without skipping a song. It's fun to listen to, sing along with and dance to. It makes cleaning the house much more enjoyable. hehehe
Favourite song: Honey, I'm Home.



Whitney Houston - Greatest Hits.
It is such a shame Whitney is no longer with us. Her voice was amazing and this album has all of her greatest hits. These are the songs I sing in the shower badly...hehehe
Favourite song: I Have Nothing.

Dirty Dancing - The Soundtrack.
This was the first film that I remember watching again and again and I made my mam buy the cassette tape with the soundtrack on. I still listen to it now and again, obviously not on the cassette tape though.
Favourite song: (I've Had) The Time Of My Life.

Ed Sheeran - Divide.
It took me ages to get into Ed Sheeran but this was the album to do it. The kids loved him way before I did and as soon as I started to like him they started to dislike him. hehehe They were at the age where liking the same songs as your mam was not cool.
Favourite song: Castle on the Hill.


Limp Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.
I used to listen to this album a lot years ago. I don't listen to it very often now when the kids are around as the language in it is terrible. I got into Limp Bizkit when they sung a couple of songs for the Wrestling back when it used to be the WWF.
Favourite song: My Way.

Bon Jovi - Cross Road.
Over the years I think I have 4 or 5 copies of this album. I'm a huge Bon Jovi fan and this album has all my favourite songs on. It is full of all their hits from the early days. It contains some of the definitive rock songs of the '80s such as 'Livin on a Prayer' and 'You Give Love A Bad Name.
Favourite song: Always.

Glee: The Music, Volume 2.
I was a big fan of the TV show Glee and had most of the albums. Now I have a Spotify playlist with nearly all of the songs on. When I hear one of the songs I can usually picture what was happening when whoever was singing it. I think the Volume 2 was my favourite of the series of albums as I loved the songs anyway and the Glee cast singing them made them even better!
Favourite song: Don't Rain On My Parade.



Queen - Greatest Hits.
You can't beat a bit of Freddie Mercury! Queen songs never get old and now my girls love them too, especially Becky. She is a huge fan and is gutted that Freddie is no longer with us.
Favourite song: Don't Stop Me Now!

The Greatest Showman - Soundtrack.
I actually knew all of the songs and had the soundtrack before I had even saw the film. I love all of the songs and will quite happily sing along to them all much to the disgust of the kids. I think it is my most played album from the last couple of years.
Favourite song: From Now On!

What are your favourite albums?

Monday, 10 May 2021

Our weekly meal plan! 10th - 16th May. #MealPlanningMonday

Our weekly meal plan

Last weeks meal plan went really well. We ate just about everything. We did skip the pizza on Friday night. I am totally blaming Becky and her girlfriend. They got chips from the chip shop at lunchtime and it got me craving them so Stu, Ellie and I had a chip shop tea. It was so good. The Slow cooker vegetarian hotpot went down really well. A lot of the time my family don't rate veggie meals but they didn't even question the lack of meat in this meal. I wasn't going to tell them either. lol

Stu and I are off to town today. We need a few things. We could get things like grass seed, printer paper and paintbrushes offline but we'd rather pay pound shop prices. We also have a Subway code to use for 2 free footlong meal deals after I complained to them about a rude member of staff. I wasn't bothered about free food, all we wanted was an apology but of course we will take the free food that came with the apology. hehehe

This week I am very excited to try the Hula Hoops BBQ beef flavour potato shapes from Iceland. I got some of the pickled onion Space Raider one's to try too which I am really looking forward to as well. Stu thought they were just big bags of crisps to start with. Eesh. lol.

On the menu this week we have:

Monday - Greggs pasties with Hula Hoops BBQ beef flavour potato shapes from Iceland.
Tuesday - Cottage pie.
Thursday - Vegetable Fajitas.
Saturday - Burgers in buns with fries.

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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Rain, rain and more rain. #MySundayPhoto

A couple of weeks ago I was wishing for it to rain. My garden needed it. This week my wishes came true and it's rained every day, some days all day. 

Sometimes the rain annoyed me when I wanted to go out but didn't want to get wet, when Ellie came in soaked from school and when I had washing to do that could have gone on the line. Other times I enjoyed the rain. When I was laid in the bath listening to it, when I got to stay in my pj's all day without feeling guilty and when the kids stayed home all day yesterday. It was nice to spend time with them.

Rain on the window

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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Week 18 of #Project365. 1st - 7th May. A photo every day for a year!

What a week of weather we've had. I am sat here writing this thinking about going and sitting in the garden as it's quite warm out there. Midweek we had hailstones and it felt a lot like winter. It certainly didn't feel like weather for May.

We have had a good week with not much going on. The usual school, college and plodding on with life. 

Now for a photo every day!

En croutes and veg and strawberries and ice cream
Grey clouds
My youngest in from school and a moody looking sky
Soaking in the bath and some freezer food.

121/365 - 1st May
My favourite meal: beef, roasted garlic & mushroom En croutes with roast potatoes and honey roasted carrots.

122/365 - 2nd May
I fancied something sweet and got a little carried away. Strawberries, chocolate brownies and vanilla ice cream topped with cream and grated chocolate

123/365 - 3rd May
A very cloudy Monday. It's been like this most days this past week.

124/365 - 4th May
If it's going to rain you can guarantee it will be when the kids come out of school. It absolutely chucked it down and poor Ellie got soaked. Of course 5 minutes after she got in the sun was shining and it was dry again.

125/365 - 5th May
I got out in the garden and did a bit of gardening while the sun was shining. By the time I was finishing up the grey clouds were coming in.

126/365 - 6th May
Some days a long soak in the bath is needed.

127/365 - 7th May
I got the weekly food shop from Iceland just to try out these 3 things. The Hula Hoops and Space Raiders potato shapes and the Rain-Dough Ben & Jerry's ice cream. My fella thought the potato shapes were just big bags of crisps, they're not, they're one's that go in the oven. I think we'll be having them with something like chicken nuggets.

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Friday, 7 May 2021

This week my Word of the Week is: Muddled. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is: 

Muddled

The bank holiday has really thrown me this week. I have been lost to what day it is. I ended up starting the food shop for the weekend on Tuesday thinking it was Wednesday and on Thursday we had mad dash finding Ellie's PE kit because I had it in my head it was only Wednesday. I spent a good 10 minutes looking for it in her bedroom while she was getting ready for school only for Stu to say he had left it on the dining room table.

On Friday I went to town with Becky and her girlfriend. It was a fun day apart from the argument we had in Subway. The man serving us was very rude about an order he got wrong a couple of weeks ago and then tried to lie saying the girls hadn't rang about it and spoke to him. All they wanted was to let him know the order was wrong. He tried to say they were lying about ringing despite the phone call being logged on Becky's phone. He went as far as to say that the phone didn't work in the store. Technology is a wonderful thing and you should have seen his face when we rang the number and the phone in the store rang. lol He got himself in a bit of a muddle and said he doesn't ever answer the phone which I think is an issue in it's self and said if we didn't know his name we can't complain. He didn't have a name badge on which I am sure they have to wear. I of course complained online, even without his name and received an apology and a code for two free meal deals which Stu & I will be using on Monday. hehehe I really hope he is working and remembers me, he really wasn't a nice man.

After what seems like a month with no rain it has certainly made up for it this week. The weather certainly has been a bit muddled. It's May, it should not be this cold and we certainly should not be getting hailstones. Eesh! There has been a couple of dry spells which has given me change to get out into the garden to do some weeding.

Ellie has been a bit muddled when it comes to her French lessons. She doesn't understand it, never has and I doubt she ever will. I got a message from school saying she had scored too low in a test and she had to do more learning at home. We're not stressing over it. Ellie only has a couple of more months of studying French before it's dropped and she starts doing her GCSE subjects. She hasn't chosen French so we're just going to muddle through until the end of term.

Today should feel like a Friday though. All the Friday things are happening. It's the start of the weekend, the food shop is being delivered, Becky's girlfriend is coming for a visit and there will be wine drunk tonight. hehehe Today should get me back on track to what day it is.

What have you been up to this week?

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Thursday, 6 May 2021

Daddisms! The Top 20 Dad Phrases!

Over the last few weeks I have been spending more time with my dad. In fact I have been visiting him at least twice a week and spending a good few hours with him each visit. It has been lovely but he is such a dad. He has his little sayings which always make me roll my eyes and chuckle to myself.

Dad

I looked up the most common Daddisms and saw a poll of 2,000 adults who shared the most common, sarcastic or funny sayings that their fathers come out with on a daily basis and it turns out more than half reckon their father uses an average eight different 'dad phrases' regularly. I read through them and was nodding along thinking that yes, my dad uses some of them and in the past has said every single one at least once.

The Top 20 Dad Phrases!

1. Do you think I'm made of money.
2. Money doesn't grow on trees.
3. He's thick as two short planks.
4. When I was your age.
5. I'm not sleeping, I'm just resting my eyes.
6. I'm not going to tell you again.
7.  Were you raised in a barn.
8. Don't talk back to your mother.
9. If you were told to jump off a cliff, would you?
10. They don't make them like they used to.
11. Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about.
12. Don't tell your mother.
13. Waste not, want not.
14. You're not going out in that.
15. We were grateful to have an orange for Christmas.
16. Now, don't go spending a lot on me.
17. A little hard work never hurt anybody.
18. You'll understand when you're older.
19. You don't know you're born.
20. Don't let the bedbugs bite.

Over the past few weeks my dad has said:

He's thick as two short planks talking about someone. I would normally say he shouldn't be mean about the person but they're not the sharpest knife in the block. That's another one he uses. lol

When I was your age and A little hard work never hurt anybody was used in just one conversation when I was helping him move some rubbish. He was telling me how much fitter he was when he was my age and as I was huffing and puffing trying to lift some wood he let me know that hard work wouldn't hurt me. It did hurt me actually, I was aching later that night.

They don't make them like they used to in reference to a gardening trowel he was using. It was a new one and it bent after about half an hour. He went on to tell me how he has lost his old one which was his dad's before him. He's right, they don't make things to last like they used to. He's taking his trowel back to the shop to complain. lol 

Waste not, want not came about when his partner was throwing some out of date chocolate flakes and ice cream wafers out. She put them in the bin and he grabbed them straight out. He did make me laugh. Of course it's OK to use things just after the best before date but getting them out of the bin did make me chuckle.

It's not just my dad that says these things though, Stu says a lot of them to the girls too. A couple of nights ago Stu was laid on the sofa falling asleep and one of the girls said something to him and he said I'm not sleeping, I'm just resting my eyes. 

Does your dad or your children's dad say any of these phrases?

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Swizzels products which are not the typical sweets!

 As a child I used to love sweets from Swizzels. Rainbow Drops remind me so much of the tuck shop at school, Drumsticks, Parma Violets, Refreshers and Love Hearts. More recently I have found a love for the Drumstick Squashies. I can easily eat a full sharing packet to myself if I am not careful.

More and more I am seeing Swizzels products which are not the typical sweets and I am loving them all.

Drumstick Squashie tea lights and bubble bath

I was in B&M a few weeks ago and saw a whole host of things. Drumstick Squashie tea lights and shower & bath lotion which I couldn't resist buying. The tea lights were a couple of pounds and smell amazing and I think the bubble bath was a pound I think. There is a whole host of candles and tealights all in different Swizzels flavours.
Swizzels candles
As well as scented candles there is air fresheners and reed diffusers which I didn't know about until last week. I bought the Rainbow Drops reed diffuser and it is such a sweet smell but does smell like Rainbow Drops.

Swizzels air fresheners

In the past we have baked Parma Violet & Drumstick Squashies cupcakes using kits which you can buy from most supermarkets for a couple of pounds each. They are great fun to do on a rainy day.

The kit's contain everything you need to make a handful of cupcakes you just need to add butter and eggs, a couple of mixing bowls, a wooden spoon, scales, tin, an icing bag and a willing helper!

Parma Violet & Drumstick Squashies cupcakes.

Perfect for the summer there are a selection of ice lollies which are available from supermarkets for a couple of pounds per box but I did get some for £1.50 from Iceland. The kids love them all especially the bubblegum flavoured one's. I am not usually a fan of Parma Violets but do like their ice lollies.

Swizzles Ice lollies

From B&M you can also get the ice pops/poles which you put in the freezer and freeze yourself. They come in Fruity Pops, Drumstick, Refresher flavours.

Have you tried any of the Swizzels products which are not the typical sweets?

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

What I loved in April 2021.

It's May already, how did that happen? This year is flying over. I know I say this every month but it really needs to slow down.

April was a good month. There was lots of sunshine, the country was opening back up after all the lockdowns and I got to see people.

A heart card coming out of an envelope

Vaccines.
We have all had our vaccines here. I was the last of my family to get it and didn't feel great for a day or so afterwards, just achy, hot and cold and tired but it was worth it to know I am that little bit safer. I have also seen friends online getting theirs and it has made me so happy. My dad has his 2nd vaccine at the end of April and the side effects hit him hard. He said it felt like having Coronavirus again but without the cough. The side effects only lasted a couple of days and he's fine now.

Lost.
A horrific plane crash leaves 48 passengers alive, and stranded on a remote island in the South Pacific. The survivors include doctor Jack, now freed prisoner Kate, one hit wonder rock star Charlie, Iraqi military vet Sayid, and a mysterious man named Locke. For a while their goal is simple survival, but they soon realize that it was far more than mere chance that brought them together, and each of them has a purpose that will help them unlock the island's secrets.

I rewatched the tv show Lost and I think I finally understood most of it after reading up about it online. I still have questions though. Who was Libby. It was never explained, why was Walt special? What was the point of the numbers? How was a cork holding together an Island? How was a horse on the island? What was the thing about pregnant women dying? 



Being outside.
With the restrictions being relaxed we could meet people outside and have them in our gardens and visit theirs and we have made the most of it. Becky's girlfriend has visited our garden, we've met up with friends at the park and for coffee and I have been to my dad's a lot. The weather has been lovely, mostly so it has made it easier to spend time with people we care about. Even the kids have been out more. Our local park had a makeover and it is pretty amazing and Ellie has been there most days. 

Getting fitter and losing weight.
With being outside more and walking more it got me thinking about losing some weight and getting fitter. Staying home during the lockdowns and not being very active has not been good for me. I have put on a few extra pounds and can already feel the weight dropping off me. I have also had a bit of help with working out at home using the The Leg Master that I was sent to review. My legs are feeling stronger and are aching less when I do a lot of walking.

The Leg Master

GCSE Options.
In March Ellie picked her GCSE options. She chose engineering, geography and business. We kept our fingers crossed and a couple of weeks ago she came in from school not happy at all. She didn't get engineering. Eek. Engineering is something she has wanted to do since she was about 6 years old when she found out what it was.

When she picked her options she did it online from a list but since then the school have worked out the timetable for September and it turns out Geography is at the same time as Engineering so she had to pick from History, Art, Photography, Performing Arts or French. She was not happy.

We had a plan. If she chose History she could then do Engineering without anything clashing we just had to speak to the school about it. We spoke to them and they were fantastic and said that's no problem at all as long as she tries her hardest in History. She will and we will make sure of it.

Having motivation.
I don't know if it's because I am being more active or because the sun has been shining more but I feel more motivated now than I have in months. We are in such a good routine at the moment and I think that is a factor too. I have been getting lots of little jobs done around the house which I have been putting off for months and feel like our life is organised.

Grey's Anatomy.
This just made it into the April. How have I not seen Grey's Anatomy before, it's been on since 2005. Even my dad has seen a couple of episodes in the past. lol If you like shows like Casualty and Holby City you'll like this too.

Surgical interns and their supervisors embark on a medical journey where they become part of heart-wrenching stories and make life-changing decisions in order to become the finest doctors.

I am already 5 series in and I am well and truly hooked. It is strange seeing all the people I know from other TV shows. Negan off The Walking Dead was the biggest surprise. I already have my favourite characters. Cristina, Dr Miranda Bailey and George. I've laughed and cried and I am not even half way through the episodes. The episodes I've seen so far are brilliant! The one's that stick in my mind are two strangers impaled by a pole, the one with the bomb in the man, the boat crash and I don't like Owen Hunt with the pigs!! 

What did you love in April?

Monday, 3 May 2021

Our weekly meal plan! 3rd - 9th May. #MealPlanningMonday

Our weekly meal plan

Last weeks meal plan went well. We ate everything apart from the chicken curry, chips and rice on Saturday. I had a good excuse, I saw that the amazing beef, roasted garlic & mushroom En croutes were back in Asda. Stu and I had them with roast potatoes and carrots. I am starting to think it is my favourite meal. I must not buy them too often and become sick of them.

It's a bank holiday today and we have no plans at all. The weather is supposed to be rubbish so we're having a homey day, probably staying in our pj's all day. Our favourite type of day.

On the menu this week we have:

Monday - Chicken curry, chips and rice.
Tuesday - Cod steaks in butter sauce with new potatoes.
Wednesday - Waffle pizza fries.
Friday - Pizza.
Saturday - Fakeaway Chinese takeaway. Chinese ready meals from Iceland.
Sunday - A roast dinner of some sort.

What are you eating this week?

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Sunday, 2 May 2021

Buzzy bees in the garden. #MySundayPhoto

I have spent hardly any time in the garden over the past week but every time I do go out there I seem to notice more and more dandelions. The bees are loving them.

A bee on a dandelion


Saturday, 1 May 2021

Week 17 of #Project365. 24th - 30th April. A photo every day for a year!

We have had a good week despite the winter like weather. We finally got a decent amount of rain yesterday evening. I am sure my garden appreciated it.

We are hoping for no rain today as Ellie is meeting up with a couple of her friends to go to the park. Our park had a makeover and it is brilliant apart from a few minor teething problems with the zip wire breaking.

Now for a photo every day!

Sausage and egg sandwich
Plants on the kitchen windowsill
My eldest hanging the washing out and a TV show
Chocolate brownies topped with Terry's Chocolate Orange
A packed lunch and a bag of shopping

114/365 - 24th April
Sausage and fried egg sandwiches. A great way to start the weekend.

115/365 - 25th April
My plants are taking over the kitchen windowsill, the tomato one especially. I am very proud of myself for doing so well with them.

116/365 - 26th April
Becky was helping to put the washing out on the line. I tried to get as much done on Monday as the rest of the week was supposed to be wet. It wasn't, just Friday. 

117/365 - 27th April
I am well and truly hooked on Grey's Anatomy. I only started watching it this time last week and I've just started series 4. lol As it has been on for so long it is funny to see all the people as guest characters. Negan off The Walking Dead was my highlight. 

118/365 - 28th April
I made some brownies and decided to add Terry's chocolate orange pieces to the top. We ate it with vanilla ice cream and it was amazing.

119/365 - 29th April
I was supposed to be going to visit my dad and was going to take my usual packed lunch so I could spend the whole day there but it was cold and grey so I had a packed lunch to eat at home.

120/365 - 30th April
Shopping bags. I had a day in town yesterday with Becky and her girlfriend and I finally got some new slippers. Hooray!

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