Friday, 12 February 2016

{A very late} January Faves

Pixi Glow Tonic - I've been using this daily since the end of November and I feel like it really prepares the skin for any moisturiser I put on after.  I'm sure it makes the moisturiser sink into the skin better.  It has 5% Glycolic acid in it which removes dead skin cells.  Its also great for hyper-pigmentation such as sun spots and also is great on acne prone skin.  I love it.

Monday, 8 February 2016

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

My little man turned 4 on Wednesday 3rd February.  I took the week off work as it was also Dylan's first week back at Brize Norton so he wouldn't be there for his actual birthday.  I spent the whole day on Tuesday baking 24 cupcakes for him to take into Pre School and a 3 tier chocolate birthday cake (it's what he wanted).  I'm not complaining though, it was nice to dust off the Kitchenaid as I hadn't used it in a while and I do love baking.  Both recipes were from my trusty Hummingbird Bakery book.  I used the vanilla cupcake recipe for the cupcakes and the chocolate cupcake recipe for the cake and it all turned out great. Fletcher wanted Go Jetters on the top of his cake so I spent the evening searching for pictures on the internet and cutting out the characters and sticking them to cocktail sticks. I was really rather pleased with the end result.

He was so excited on the morning of his birthday.  We facetimed daddy in the morning so we both got to watch him open his present from us, a red ukulele which he was thrilled about. He was even more excited to take his cupcakes into Pre School for his class mates. That afternoon we played in the garden with his new bubble machine and then at about 4pm the doorbell rang and who should be stood on the other side of the door........DADDY!!  Best birthday present ever, he came home early!!  We had a lovely little tea party in the evening with all our family and Fletch finished the day off with a lush bathbomb - he loves them as much as his mama.

On Saturday we took him to Country Skittles for a party with all his friends and he had the time of his life bowling, playing air hockey, Mario Kart and hanging out and laughing with his best mates.  It was just perfect!

Keep Smiling
xxx


Thursday, 4 February 2016

GEMPORIA | VALENTINES GIFTS

January is over and all thoughts have now turned to Valentines Day. I personally am a massive fan of Valentine's Day. I know it's not for everybody and that you should show your significant other love and affection throughout the year rather than just on one day (which I do) but I have to admit I am a sucker for all that commercial stuff. Sorry!

Monday, 1 February 2016

SCALLOP

Finally....It isn't January anymore, that went on for ages didn't it? So here we are 1st February, its still raining, its cold, wet and miserable so what does one do to cheer themselves up.  Well you buy a new bikini of course.  Nevermind the fact that I don't have a summer holiday booked or that the UK summer is nearly always non existent but HELLO SCALLOP!  I think that's enough reason.
I'm not even sure what even lead me to search for a scallop bikini but I knew it was the one thing I was lacking in my life and the fact that it was a whopping £10 from Boohoo meant that I had no option but to buy it.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

THE NEXT CHAPTER

Photo from our holiday in Greece last year

Sorry there was no blogpost yesterday but sometimes life just gets in the way (or you can't think of anything to write).  The truth is I am trying to suck up every last minute of my husband living with me, don't worry we're not getting divorced......as of tomorrow he is being posted back to Brize Norton.  

Dylan and I have been together for 14 years next month. The first 10 years he was based away, a lot of the time only coming home at weekends, everyone said it wouldn't work, but somehow we made it work! Finally in November 2012 he was posted to Cornwall, you know, the place where we both actually own a home and he got to live in it 7 days a week for just over 3 years and it was all kinds of wonderful.

So it's onto the next chapter now.  It does mean I need to get my shit together and get my life organised as I can't rely on Dylan to take my chicken out of the freezer or pick up some milk on the way home or check Fletcher's blood sugars whilst i'm getting dinner ready, I need to do all of these things myself.  So from now on it's early nights and early mornings, meal planning, diary keeping and routines. Wish me luck!!!

Keep Smiling
xxx

Friday, 29 January 2016

QUICK ONE


Just a quick one today as I'm about to stick a movie on and crack open the Popcorn.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

B IS FOR BAKER TOMS


I'm currently typing this from my living room floor as we currently have no sofa's until tomorrow morning. Husband has gone to Newquay for his works leaving do so I am making the most of my "me time" with a facial (currently sat with my favourite Avene face mask) my skin reacted pretty badly to the wax last week, I had the worst breakout known to man.  I looked like I had severe acne on my lip and chin and literally didn't want to leave the house for about 4 days.  I managed to sort it out with a lot of witchazel and teatree but man that stuff dries your face out so its all about the moisture for me right now.

Moving onto the title of this blogpost (sorry for the ramble).  This morning after we dropped Fletcher to Pre-School we continued with our Alphabet dating journey. The letter B was pretty easy.  We had Breakfast at Baker Tom's which is a little cafe that we have been to a few times before so it was nothing new but we know its great there so thought we would stick with what we know.  It is National Breakfast Week this week and they were giving away free tea and coffee with every breakfast bought, which I thought was a nice little gesture.  We sat right by the fire and it was toasty.  I love the interior of Baker Tom's.  It kind of has an industrial/factory feel to is, which i'm really into and the chairs remind me of old school chairs.  Basically I just love it there and they have the tastiest sausages EVER.

Keep Smiling
xxx

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

PAUSE

As of 4pm this afternoon I started my annual leave!!! Ahhhh and breathe.

Lots of things are happening over the next week. After being based in Cornwall for the last 3 years Dylan is moving back up to Brize Norton on Monday. I'm ok with this as Dylan has been in the RAF throughout our entire 14 year relationship so I'm used to being away from him. Fletcher however has only ever known Daddy to be home at all times so I do worry a little how he is going to cope with such a big change but I'm confident that we will make it work. 

Fletcher turns 4 next Wednesday which he is so excited about. I'm still trying to decide what kind of cake to make but no doubt I will be busy baking and blowing up balloons next week (the kid is still obsessed with balloons). 

Other plans for my week off include:


  • Alphabet dating - letter B
  • Back and shoulder massage (need this so bad)
  • Meeting friends
  • Birthday celebrations for my best chum
  • Decluttering 
  • Enjoying my new sofas (so excited for this) 
  • Movie night (with popcorn)
  • Birthday bowling for Fletcher
  • Bubble bath
  • Roast dinner 
I'm so excited to have some much needed time off work. 
Keep Smiling
xxx
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