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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Alice In Wonderland Moment : Wednesday Blog Hop..


How cool is this tree!?

Here I am having an Alice in wonderland moment!!


Over to you, link up and share what you have been up to this week...
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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Fun or Not So Fun! : The Wednesday Blog Hop..


We had a lovely time at Sherwood Forest today. When we was waiting for my daughter to finish playing on the park, Mollie decided to try and round me up! 

Being the sheepdog that she is. 

Before I knew it she had wrapped the lead around me, and grabbed the frisbee I was hiding behind my back. The next thing she was pulling me over, lol 

My husband was just watching, taking pictures and laughing away...


The expressions on my face being pulled over : priceless!!

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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Sherwood Pines : The Gruffalo Pose..


My Sunday photo was taken yesterday at Sherwood Pines Parkrun.

My kids were laughing so much with embarrassment at me posing with The Gurffalo..

So I thought I would share!!


A bit of fun before the race started..
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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

The Wednesday Blog Hop ...


Today I am sharing some pictures from our 10 miles walk in and around Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire on Sunday.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Red Telephone Box : Wednesday Blog Hop..


Not often you see a red phone box nowadays.

We saw this one at Wollaton Hall on Saturday. 

It was such a miserable day and pouring it down with rain. I always get a nostalgic feeling when I see one. Temporarily warming me up!! Did you know the minimum you can put in a call box now to make a call is 60p !!! It was 10p when I last used one. Inflation.......



My son was racing here and he came home so muddy!!

Can't wait to go back another day when the sun is shining!

Perhaps make a call???

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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Sherwood Forest : Country Kids ..

We have had a fun packed week as the kids and even hubby were off school and work for half term holidays. Double busy, even when the weather was not great. The best day of the week was Monday, we tried to make the most of it.

On Monday we went to visit Sherwood Forest in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. The weather was amazing for the time of year and the sun was shining brightly. Not like the rest of the week, as mentioned, which was dull and rainy. 
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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Fun In Nottingham...

Last Saturday me, hubby and two youngest children all got to meet up with our eldest Sons/ little 2's Brothers in Nottingham for the day. I think study; Uni sounds like none stop parties for the first few weeks!

Youngest of the 2, sounds like he has freshers flu, or just a little horse from all the late nights out and shouting.

It was great to get to see them, things are so quiet around here since they left. I got to hear all about what they have been up to! Well I'm sure I didn't get to know everything!!


I could not resist a quick shoe picture in the Autumn fallen leaves...
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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Places I Love In Nottinghamshire : Newstead Abby ...


One of my favourite places that I love to visit in Nottinghamshire is Newstead Abbey. Beautiful walks, nature and a perfect photo opportunity.
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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Free Ping Pong : Nottingham..


We spotted some free ping pong at Nottingham station last week. 

The children loved to have a few games...
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Friday, 29 May 2015

The Milk Race : And A Flashback Friday.....



We have been non stop this week with the kids off school and my Husband off work. Lots of fun days out. From Lincoln to London.

On Sunday we went for a day out on the train to Nottingham. This is not too far away from home, always delivering a smashing day. The now annual Milk Race is back in the city. After being bored on the train on the way in, with the hubby telling us all about the original Milk Race. When he was a lad!! We had a good walk round the City, some retail therapy, had our traditional walk up-to the Castle. Then finally went to encourage some cyclists in the Milk Race. If we are not exercising ourselves, cheering others on is always good fun..
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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Most Popular Fragrance In Nottingham..

According to some research undertaken by Fragrance Direct, the most popular fragrance in Nottingham is Daisy By Marc Jacobs...


When it comes to buying perfume I am a little old fashioned. Whenever I have perfume as a gift off my Hubby or family I always say I want the same brand. I have stuck with Cacharel's Lou Lou for over 25 years. I still love it after all this time.


When it comes to picking a different bottle of perfume it is hard to choose. Do you go for a bottle which stands out more than the others? One that has been inspired by someone famous, just because you like them? Or keep smelling the testers until they all blend in to one in the same. As I say I end up with the same one as I cannot decide.


Last week Fragrance Direct emailed me about some research about the top selling perfume in Nottingham. They found that Daisy by Marc Jacobs is the most popular fragrance in the City. I must admit I have had my eye on this perfume for a while now, dropping hints at Christmas that my husband failed to pick up on.

If I could have picked any bottle of perfume to review it would have been Daisy. So I was very excited to get the chance to test it out. Once my perfume arrived, I tried it out straight away. My eldest son said, "what perfume you wearing mum? that smells nice"!! So I replied "I do don't I"!?!

Not only is the design amazing, the daisy on the top is adorable, it smell great too. A sweet and refreshing floral smell pops straight to mind. A lovely fragrance that reminds me of warm summer nights out.


How sweet is this bottle!?! It catches my eye, every time I walk by it. It is now proudly placed on my dressing table in my bedroom, spraying a little every day to smell lovely.


About the Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml:
  • Daisy is the first of Marc Jacobs iconic fragrances for women, a fresh and floral fragrance which is youthful and sweet and perfect for summer. 
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy is light and easy to wear and features a cool combination which includes Strawberry, Violet Leaf and Blood Grapefruit top notes, heart notes of Gardenia, Jasmine and Violet and base notes of Musk, Vanilla and White Woods. 
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette Spray comes in a glass bottle decorated with daisies, a very ornamental perfume which looks and smells fantastic. A must for young women.
  • £43.99 in Fragrance Direct RRP £52.00 SAVE £8.01


About this post:

I was gifted this perfume from Fragrance Direct to review . All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post.

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Shopping In Nottingham...


An inset day today, or as my daughter likes to call it ladybird day. So I have planned a nice girlie day out in Nottingham. Me, my daughter and mum are going shopping :) I can not wait as it has been years since me and my mum went shopping and she has not been to Nottingham since I was little!! Looking forward to a great day, trying clothes on, yummy food and a lot of banta, bring it on ...

{Us 3 when we get together...}

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Is Today Going To Be The Busiest Shopping Day In Nottingham?...

Did you hit the shops yesterday for Black Friday and bagged yourself a bargain? Or did you stay at home like me to leave the falling out and fighting, {I've been reading all about on the news} to someone else?


This morning I'm up early to do some shopping in Nottingham. Forgetting until I read on Twitter yesterday it is suppose to be the busiest Saturday of the year. Eek.... Wish me luck...

Here is what I wore for shopping in Nottingham last week, when it was raining...



What I wore | Coat : c/o Boden | Boots : Barratts | Umbrella : Hotter


Today I'm shopping for Christmas jumpers so me and my youngest 2 children can wear our jumpers on Monday when decorating our Christmas tree...


What is on your shopping list this weekend?

Linking up with ~ Creative Mondays


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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The B&W Photography Project...



How cool is this Lego man !?! 

I wonder how many bricks when into this?

 How many hours it took to build?
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

It Is Never To Windy To Pose!?!...


After seeing my personal video they made everyone to celebrate 10 years on Facebook, I realised all photo are magical. 
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