Meal Review and my day out in LONDON

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Went to Bills restaurant in Epsom for lunch two Sundays ago and I said I would report back.

I had Steak and chips. Was nice, you don’t get much of a portion, for the price you pay, but still nice food. I had a lovely Honeycomb cheesecake, for dessert. Sorry for no picture, I ate it before I remembered to take one, but if I go there again, I will definitely order this again, at which I will take a photo.

See picture of my meal below:

I took photo after eating a bit of my meal, and just remembered to take a photo.

Today I took my son up London to meet my mum for lunch up in London, and spent sometime in St James Park, and found this gorgeous black swan.

I love taking the train to places in the week helps break up the days, and both my son and I get so much out of the places we go to.

St James Park is a gorgeous place to go and have a spot of lunch when the weather is good and the sun is shining.

I watched Strictly last night and wasn’t surprised by the result and loved the ending of Doctor Foster they have to bring back another series, and looking forward to watching more of Liar too, as there has to be another twist coming along.

I will be adding some new posts to my Seasonal Clean ups page, on http://www.carriesrealworld.com

As I go through the weeks aswell, so look out for those to come.

Many thanks for reading,

 

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

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Sunday Girl

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It is Sunday evening and I am now ready to get ready for bed and relax for the evening.

I like to take advantage on Sundays and get bits done I am not able to get done in the week. I had a steaming hot bath, a nice cooked breakfast in my local cafe, spent some time in the park so my son could have a good run around and then did a bit of shopping in Wilkos.

We then popped to Homebase as we are in the process of changing our home around a bit, and looked for some new lights. I managed to find some that caught my eye.

We then returned home and I had a clear out in my Guest Room/Home Office.

Then my mum arrived with my niece at which my son and niece had fun playing, whilst my mum and I sorted out the garden.

All in all a good structured day. Now watching Strictly Come Dancing results, and soon will depart to bed to get ready for tomorrows adventures too.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Good old clear out

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Hi everyone decided to post on a Saturday for a change as I usually have to work on a Saturday so making the most of my day off, to post.

I have written a new post on my blog site:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/returning-to-work/

Talking about returning to work after having a child.

I have also written a new blog on my Tales of my travels page one Carriesrealworld.com sharing some new finds I have discovered in London.

I am in the process of having a clear out of my home as I like to start doing this time of year, and going through my clothes, paperwork, emails, draws and cupboards, to begin a fresh for each season. I am going to have a good clear out this time round as want a real less cluttered home and so going to be super ruthless this time.

Check out my Season Clear ups page.

I just look around and see that there are things that I have bought thinking I will get around in using that but never do.

I really want to give my home a make over, and a good proper one.

I have been catching up on my T.V aswell. I loved Liar this week , unfortunately I didn’t manage to see the second one, but watched the third episode where we find out who is the Liar. It has to continue on as not being a spoiler whom ever is lying has got to be found out.

I also watched Doctor Foster, good turn of events and can’t wait to see what happens next same with Cold Feet, loved the episode last night and didn’t expect it to end as it did, I think Jimmy Nesbitt’s character I think is going to get a shock and a broken heart.

I am so pleased Strictly is back, I think first show was brilliant and Debbie McGee’s Paso was the best I have seen and it only first week, look forward to see what else she does tonight definitely a contender to the final got to be.

I had a good birthday, had a quiet meal indoors, went for a meal today with my husband and son, and tomorrow out for lunch with my husband, son, my mum and step dad, at a restaurant called Bills, which I hear do really nice food. I will report back and tell you what I think.

Until then have a good rest of the weekend people I will blog again next week.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

Disastrous morning

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Yes it was an explosion of pooh, I had to deal with this morning. Sorry if this is TMI, but I had say it, it wasn’t the morning I had planned, especially being nursery day. I feel there will be others who will give me sympathy.

I thought it would be okay to have a little extra 5 minutes in bed would be okay but how wrong was I?

So I had to give son a bath before nursery this morning and then get him dressed, take him to nursery and then clean up the mess, wasn’t even 8 o’clock.

After cleaning up the mess oh and I forgot to mention I had a blocked toilet to sort out too. My fault, putting baby wipes down the toilet is a big NO NO.

Apart from that I managed to catch up on some TV and watched a lovely program about David Jason, his life on TV and how he became a big household name, was great to watch. Only Fools and Horses is my ultimate favourite, and I wish it could come back just one last time.

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Then caught up with TOWIE, I know but I am allowed one guilty pleasure. Last night I watch the Great British Bake Off and Doctor Foster, and I have gotten back into Eastenders after 10 years or so.

I was watching some old ones, and got me wanting to watch the recent episodes. I have no idea really what is going on, but it was good to watch it again.

Please check out my new book review on my main site that I wrote today,

http://www.carriesrealworld.com/book-reviews

I didn’t do much for my wedding anniversary, we had a drink in doors with our dinner, as we had a take away, then watched TV in bed, that was it.

So I would love to know what you’ve been up to, and how your weeks been, please comment below, What is your favourite show David Jason was in, and do you know what has been happening in Eastenders please I would love for someone to fill me in.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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What a week it has been, condolences to those who have been effected by the hurricanes, it’s frightening what nature can do at times, and not much you can do, but to try and give love to those effected.

We are now officially in Autumn in the U.K and weather been a bit hit and miss, one minute it is pouring with rain and the next sunny, the concores are now out so time to collect to stop those creepy crawling spiders entering the home.

I know not everyone believes that myth about spiders and concores, but I do.

I would like to send a special message as we passed the anniversary of 9/11, I remember that day so clearly, I was working for the Hammersmith and Fulham Council and someone got a call from some family who worked in the trade center, and I thought it was being exaggerated until I saw what was happening myself.

I remember the day after feeling so sad and wanted to hide away and grieve. It was just horrific, that I was happy that Eastenders was on, to feel some distraction from it and watched a lot of comedies to take my mind of what had happened. All people had done that day is to go to work, yet there were some cowardly people wanting to take that away. My heart goes out to the victims and families of someone who lost their lives that day, RIP.

On a happier note I did watch the start of the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, of all the celebrities being partnered up, I thought it was a brilliant launch show. I can’t wait until two weeks for the actual new series to begin. I think Bryan Conley and Debbie McGee have natural rhythm and so I will look forward to those two, and the guy from Eastenders. I wonder who will be the dark horse this year, if there is one?

I watched more of the X Factor which wasn’t bad, they have made it more about the singers and cut it with the sob stories, as that was getting on my nerves. Even when The Voice began to do that it got on my nerves and concentrated more on the actual auditions themselves, some were really good, that I will continued to watch it.

I missed Coldfeet so I will have catch up on that, but I loved the new series called Liar, on ITV 1 don’t know what is going to happen there or who is telling the truth. I watched more of Doctor Foster, nearly missed it due to falling a sleep but was good from what I watched and is a good series.

In two days time I celebrate my wedding anniversary my 11th Wedding Anniversary, we haven’t planned anything but I sure we will do something to celebrate.

If you have a wedding coming up then congratulations, and remember it is about the two of you, so if you get those like we did who invite themselves, you can say no, as we invited those who did that, but they never ended up turning up.

The other tip I would give, if you are planning your wedding, tell all those involved ahead of time of what is going to happen so they know what music to play and when they are needed for the day. You don’t want speeches to be done after your bestman has had a skinful of beer, something may come up you don’t what to be mentioned. Not saying that this happened, but we did have a mix up with the music. Our fault as we didn’t send out a criteria of what music was to begin and where.

So if you any tips on weddings or you too have a wedding anniversary coming up, I would love to know.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

I love a Car Boot Sale

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Hello and I hope you all have had a good week, if you hadn’t seen my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/carrie.challoner

I sadly lost my dad at the weekend, so been a sad week, but I still nevertheless can a good weekend. We went to a car boot sale in Hook Arena, bought some bits and pieces, a new bathroom mat, tea towels, a book and a Thomas Tank Engine lunch box.

I watched the new series of Doctor Foster, on BBC 1 just now as I fell a sleep and missed it lastnight, but brilliant first episode and looking forward to next week, as also there is a new series of Cold Feet. Yippee

Check out my new blog on my website https://everyonecanbuildacastle.wordpress.com

I share  a video about young carers who’s parents have mental health issues, and they talk about how it effects their life, I also posted a blog on my blog post,

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com

I share a video about sextuplets who have now turned 30 and how it effected their parents watching their six daughters growing up.

I did start to watch the X Factor but I have to admit sorry for those who love the show, but I found it boring, so didn’t see all of the X Factor first show. However I do like and love it is back on, Dragon’s Den, would never go on the show but do find it addictive.

So what have you watched and been up to this week I would love to know.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Bake Off

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I wrote a new blog on my website:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com

I share a Youtube video I watched last night about Sextuplets who I remember watching as a child, and now they are in their 30’s. I just found it inspiring, and made me realise how lucky I am, as those parents of the Sextuplets must not have slept at all.

I have also been watching the programs about Lady Diana, as it is 20 years since she died, and I remember that week so well, it was pure sadness. Even on the radio they kept playing ballads throughout that week up until the funeral and I remember just crying my heart out.

It to me was so cruel, because she still had so much more to give and her life was changing for the better, but it came to a stop. It made me realise how fragile life can be and could come to an end at any minute, you just never know.

I think she would be so proud of her two boys, because of the men they have become and her legacy will continue on through her two boys.

As well as that I have taken up swimming and went this morning, even went to use the Spa but it was closed, but nice to do a bit of swimming, so refreshing and it is amazing how you can ache so much afterwards.

I watched The Great British Bake Off last night on Channel 4. I am so glad they have kept to the same format, even though they have new presenters and a new judge, I really enjoyed it. A bit off putting with the adverts, but apart from that was good the first one, and what I like is that they hadn’t changed too much about it.

Then there is Strictly Come Dancing. I can not wait for it to begin and already looking forward to seeing Bryan Conley and Debbie McGee, I just wonder who they will be paired up with and how the new judge Shirley Ballas, whom has taken over from Len Goodman, will be like.

So lots more to come. I would love to know what you are looking forward to on TV, and if there is any programs you can recommend to me to watch. Are you too a strictly come dancing fan, I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x