I love Sunday afternoons

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I love Sunday afternoons. My last Sunday afternoon was a good, we were going to go concore picking along the common but, not saying I am complaining, but it was a bit too hot to do that.

Instead we chilled indoors and played a little in our back garden. There was a time when I used to find Sunday’s boring, except when we would go to the pub, where there were other kids, and the pub had a pool table downstairs and a dart board. Or we would go over to the park over the road, and then once the pub closed, which back then and I am talking early 80’s, pubs used to close at 3pm, so we would often go to someones house, go for a meal or go home for dinner.

There was a time when most places were closed, apart from the Newsagents, so you could get your morning papers, buses still ran and trains and as said the pubs would be open, but most shops would be shut on a Sunday.

Now Sunday is treated like a normal day, but I like the fact I can chill out on a Sunday, so your batteries are recharged for Monday. I like watching repeats of Only Fools and Horses on UK Gold or watch a film.

I even read a little in the garden during Sunday afternoon, or if there is any on, watching the football. However since Sky and BT Sport took over much of the football and like many can’t afford Sky Sports, don’t have that luxury anymore, unless there is a FA Cup game on BBC or ITV.

So do you like Sunday afternoons? How do you like to spend your Sunday’s? I would love to hear. Please remember you can keep up to date with my blogs by following me on WordPress.com and if you would like to leave a comment regarding this blog then please do so below.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Strictly is back

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So I watched the 2019 Strictly come dancing launch show on catch up and yes I am really excited about its return.

There are a few faces this year that I am not so familiar with, I know of the female footballer turned TV pundit Alex Scott, the lady from Eastenders Emma Barton, the rower James Cracknell and Anneka Rice, but the others not so sure of. However this is not a bad thing as unlike this year I have no idea who is going to be good and who will be bad.

I liked that this year the judges got to show off their dancing skills too, and looking forward to getting to know the new judge Motsi Mabuse and what she brings to the table this year.

So who will you be watching this year on Strictly I would love to hear from you.

The other TV series I have been watching is The Affair starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson. It is about a school teacher and novelist Noah Solloway who is married for twenty or so years and ends up having an affair with a young waitress called Alison.

It has been while since I have been able to get my head into a new series, but thoroughly enjoying watching this drama evolve and finding out what happens next.

My husband and I also got into watching and catching up on Killing Eve, which is good in parts but some of it we found to be too unrealistic and my husband was really getting wound up by it. However I would like to continue with the series as it is very exciting in areas and I think Jodie Corner who plays the assassin really well.

So that’s what I have been up to since I wrote on this blog, and I will be adding more very soon.

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Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Why I meal plan and how?

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Planning meals is very important to me, I don’t bother with breakfast or lunch, but focus on dinner time, as that what works for me.

Meal planning for me is essential, as we do end up splurging on food that didn’t get used, and that ends up in the bin. So meal planning to me is very important.

I go by first of all what we already have, so that food gets used up and then go on what else we need for the week ahead. I will do a grocery haul soon.

I have created a meal planning printables so go and check them out below.

Meal planner design Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meal Planner Dinners for the week in blue

I always meal plan from Saturday onwards, as that’s when we do our shopping, but you can create a meal planner of your own and arrange the days that work for you, these are just some ideas and tools if you too wish to meal plan.

I hope you find this useful and helps you with saving money on food.

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Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Celebrating the Easter Holidays

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It was a good two weeks off, I was working through part of it, but still got to enjoy the holiday.

My son got to do lots of adventurous things, like riding on a bus and train which he loves. He was taken on a Thomas The Tank Engine Train, and didn’t want to get off.

We took him to a funfair in Wimbledon Park, which is on a lot during the Easter Holidays, only once a year, but my son and my nieces loved it.

Then my mum put together an Easter Egg hunt, for my son and my nieces and put around the gardens in the school where my mum lives.

Putting together an Easter Egg hunt is fun to do, and you can make your own, check out my blog I wrote on The Parenting Adventures tips and tricks, called

What to do with your kids during the Easter Holidays

All you need is to hide a load of eggs and my mum used Easter Chocolate coins aswell, write some clues or for smaller children, get them to see how many eggs they can find, and a different section, put their names by them so they know which ones to look for.

So what did you do over the Easter holidays I would love to hear from you?

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Many thanks for reading,

 

 

Carrie X

 

A Great Weekend

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Last weekend was brilliant celebrating my friends 40th birthday last Saturday.

We had a little hiccup, where by our hotel accommodation was moved, and we ended up staying instead of So Arch Hotel, stayed at the So Kings Cross hotel.

Would not recommend the room was very basic, at a cost of £107.40 and the breakfast the next morning was great either.

We decided to have a bite to eat and found a Italian Restaurant, which I could imagine being in Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares. There appeared to be a lot of arguing among the staff, and not a lot of serving going on.

Then we went for a coffee in Costa near the train station, which was a much better atmosphere, and good service.

We then sat outside of a bit as it was a nice afternoon, and sat and watched these people doing the Salsa in the middle of the square there.

We went onto the N19 in Archway, to celebrate my friends birthday, and got there for 6pm and watched the rest of the football. Then they had a band on, which were good and very entertaining.

The next day I was feeling a bit rough, but was well worth it as it was a great weekend.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

Super Sunday

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What a glorious Sunday it has been, my mum looked after my son for the morning and afternoon, whilst my husband and I ran some errands and had a coffee, in our local Nero. I love their Chai Latte.

Plus I have a new book out and published called The Peabody years.

Available in Kindle edition and Paperback on Amazon.com. It is book sharing my story of growing up in Peabody Estate in Hammersmith and the many sad and happy memories I have had living in Peabody Estate.

It has been a good weekend, yesterday was spent writing my next book, which is going to follow up of The Parenting Adventures, Nursery to School years.

Writing is my passion and I love it, and also love books at the moment I am listening to Mel Robbins The 5 Second Rule and reading a book called Two steps Forward, and I will write a review on both once I have completed those.

I also watched my favourite film called You’ve Got Mail, with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

So what have you been up to this weekend I would love to hear.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X