Showing posts with label Family. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family. Show all posts

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Wicked Wednesday...

And my Wicked Wednesday is my daughter not wanting a photo took with me and her brother.Then photo bombing the picture !!

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Flashback Friday : Putting Up The Christmas Tree 2013...

My youngest two are all excited for the weekend when we can go into the garage to sort out the Christmas decorations. On Monday I have been told by them, we will be putting tree up. 

I was thinking maybe we will wait a while this year, however after a trip to the shops today I had a change of heart., Seeing all the shops decorated, the Christmas music playing and every other shop seemingly selling Christmas jumpers I was finally getting into the Christmas season. I just wish my bank balance was!!

So once school is done Friday we will get the kids a new jumper, set up the advent calenders, then wait until Monday morning to trim up.

A few pictures of last year.






Christmas 2013

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Share-In-Style : Favourite Print....


This weeks theme over on Miss Papelicos Share-In-Style (on Mondays) blog hop is favourite print.  

My favourite has to be...

 Polka Dots...

I love Polka Dots...

 My daughter love polka dots...

Even got my husband a few polka dot shirts and he wears them...


These photos were taken in the ladies powder room at a hotel we stayed in for our holidays..

My daughter loved this room and thought it was a cool place to go...


I use to own lots of polka dot dresses...

 One by one they have wore away, got to big or old and tipped so I sent them to be recycled...


I even washed this one with an orange t-shirt and now has a peachy glow!!

So I'm on the hunt for a nice new red and white polka dot dress...

Any ideas? 


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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Fajita And Film Night From Santa Maria...


Last week we had a Mexican feast and film night. Thanks to Santa Maria (previously Discovery Foods).

They sent us a lovely parcel filled with lots of tasty things for us to try out.  Perfect for our Mexican themed dinner. Best of all we all got to make our own fajitas with the toppings of our choice. We got sent a lovely selection of things including in our parcel~

Wholemeal tortillas,
Nacho rolls,
Fajitas seasoning,
Salsa,
Red jalapeƱos,
Onion and garlic dip,
Guacamole style topping.

We love making fajitas, we serve them with chicken dippers, chilli con carne all kinds of meat and salads. I picked chicken to go with our fajitas, so we could really tasty the dips and toppings. We all enjoyed the sauces, nacho, tortillas and dips and had a fun meal together. My favourite dip was the onion and garlic, perfect with the nacho rolls. My daughter loved the guacamole topping, not to spicy. Only my 2nd oldest son was brave enough to eat the jalapeƱos though, haha..

We also got to pick a film to make a special night of it. My daughter is a big Frozen fan so we selected that off their list. After we had finished all our delicious food and I had done the washing up, me and my daughter went to watch Frozen for a little mother and daughter girly time..



Me and my daughter watching Frozen with Ana and Elsa...

About this post~

I was gifted this parcel full of yummy food from Santa Maria. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sunday Runday..



This weeks word~

Sorry!!

You are not running London marathon...



Last week my daughter did here first Parkrun 5km run...

And this week she knock well over a minute off her time...



Last Saturday my son got a PB at park run an amazing under 24 minutes for 5km!!

This week he did a schools race...


 Last week I pulled my shorts out of storage and went for it at Parkrun.

 Best time this year and knock nearly 2 minutes off the same course 2 weeks ago.

Yesterday I was a little slower, only 22 seconds slower than last week though. It was raining and I was so hot in a woolly hat I put on to protect my new hairstyle!?!


Nice to get back upto 5 miles...


This weeks exercise~

Monday~

5 miles run
30 minutes Spinning class
45 minutes Body sculpture class

Tuesday~

3 miles run

Wednesday~

3 miles run

Thursday~

1 hour body pump class
3 miles run

Friday~

Day off

Saturday~

5km Parkrun

Sunday~

Day off



Now I know I am not in London, I need to make new goals ...

Plans and stick to them...




Saturday, 4 October 2014

Fantasy Island...

The last few weeks we have been getting out and doing lots of running. The children are loving running at the minute, which is great...A PB at Parkrun for my son last week and nearly 2 minutes quicker for me last week than 2 weeks before. 

This week I though I would share some pictures of a family day out to the seaside {instead of running again!!}. Sharing one of the last visit to the Beach in 2014. No more visits for another year. Aww...

Something special about being at the seaside when the sun is shining. 

How good does it make you feel!?! 

This was a day out a few weeks ago at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells. The sun was out and it felt like we were aboard. We stayed the night in Mablethope and the next day was completely different, cold windy and overcast!! Typical British weather!!


Fantasy Island was buzzing with people..


Great wall, perfect for a photo opp!!


Loving this sunshine..



After a walk around the market and fairground, time to hit the beach...


Having to sit in the shade as it was to hot..



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Monday, 22 September 2014

Parkrun Parkfunday...



I am finally back on the roads and trying to improve my running..

Last week we started back doing Parkrun on a Saturday mornings.

For those who do not know, Parkrun is a free weekly 5km timed run. There is most probably an event going on near you? as there is hundreds going on all around the world.

9 a.m on a Saturday morning.

Why did we stop?

Exercise! 

Family fun! 

Timed run!

Only 5km!

Free!!

I do not know why we stopped!?!


It is a great way to spend quality time with my children, doing something we all love.

 Last week me and my 2nd oldest son took park, this week me, my 2nd oldest son and youngest son took part. 

Next week my husband may join us!?! 

Just got to get my daughter into running now...


For some reason this year I have fallen out of love with running. I am hoping that trying to do most Saturdays ( when husband is not at work in the mornings ) morning runs will help me love running again.


No more excuses, from me !?!..

Got to be in it to win it  improve my running :):)

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

British Athletics With Sainsbury's At Birmingham Grand Prix...


Last Sunday we got the chance to attend British Athletics with Sainsbury's  as part of the Summer Series Diamond League Athletics Event in Birmingham. My Hubby and my Boys love their Athletics and have attended Diamond League events before, for me and my daughter it was our first time.

Outside the stadium we are greeted by lots of Sainsbury's ambassadors giving out flags, wristbands and large sheets which transform when folded over into something that makes lots of noise! There are lots of food outlets and activities taking place. Everyone seems to be having fun. There is a indoor portakabin with athletic memorabilia detailing the history of British Athletics, which is very interesting. My hubby shows me where the stars of the show enter the stadium, with many waiting for autographs of their heroes. My first taste of a major athletic event, thus far very impressed.


Into the main Stadium we go, great seats, overlooking the long/triple jump area on the home straight close to the finish line brilliant. My hubby is already spotting retired elite athletes in the crowd, Lynn Davies 1964 Olympic Long Jump champion one of the names I remember, a living legend according to the other half, my Athletic knowledge is not that advanced!! 


 You are informed what is happening in each event a person with a microphone introduces the athletes, tells you what event is going on and where to move your eyes. At times you would look one way for the high jump, a split second later someone doing the triple jump, a few seconds after that a throw in the shot putt! It was certainly non stop action. Katherine Merry (again according to hubby,did all the in track intros, who is yet another Olympian.) 

One event right in front of us that I did know an athlete was the Long Jump with Greg Rutherford, Mr Gravity. Olympic European and Commonwealth Champion. The focus the athletes show was really impressive, doing their warm up jumps, just to check if they were taking off on the right foot etc. They would go through the full mental approach as if they were doing an actual jump. Live you really do get an insight in how meticulous they are. The mental concentration they must all have is off the charts, if only I can apply some of that to my own jogging, I may well improve!!




The other thing you really notice when seeing the athletes in the flesh, is how lean and fit they truly are. Obviously we know they must be fit etc, but seeing with your own eyes close up how fit, is hard to express in words. Some athletes look larger on the TV than others, yet in the flesh everyone of them is a sight to behold. In ancient Greece these athletes would have been the Hercules of the day. They do not carry an ounce of excess fat, they are sculpted to be the exact build for their particular event. Breathtaking.


The TV presenters Gabby Denise and Colin.

We got a special treat with a greet and meet session.

                     Christine Ohuruogu                                                                             Kim Collins


                Anyika Onuora                                                                                   Harry Aikines-Aryeetey


                                                                              Mo Farah on start line.

The final event of the main meeting, was the loudest and had the crowd on their feet, just when the athletes walked onto the track. It was of all because of one man the legendary Mo Farah current World Olympic and European champion. The Mo-Bot man, a perfect example of sporting perfection. Built to be the absolute best, built to win. A fine treat to finish the main program. Everyone was buzzing during his whole race,  it certainly sold watching athletics live in a big way. I'll be back...


                     Even watching the athletics is tiring!! all the children fell asleep on the way home...

Overall then a great family fun day out. Highly Recommended. It has given me a greater understanding of these elite athletes and the sacrifices they must make. It has also given me a boost in getting out running and trying my best. My little girl who normally doesn't do as much running as her elder brothers, has also been inspired. Popping on her trainers and asking to go jumping and sprinting up to our local track a few days after the event. Which is brilliant, these are the role models we should be following. People who work to the limit and deserve all their success. Without things like the National Lottery and sponsors like Sainsbury's these athletes would not be-able to perform at the level they do. It is nice for companies to sponsor sports where grass-roots get help and a future generation can be inspired, instead of just watching TV and playing games indoors.

Thanks again Sainsbury's.
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We got sent a family pass to go to this great event and all thoughts are our own honest opinion.

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