Places to go and people to see

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I thoroughly enjoyed the Athletic World Championships this year that ended last Sunday, and so happy that Great Britain and Northern Ireland did well in the relays. The Gold medal our boys won in the 4×100 relay was so unexpected that it made the championships even more amazing, as unfortunately Moy Farah didn’t get another gold in the 10,000 metres.

My son now keeps mimicking the runners, and runs across our living room floor, so you never know I could end up having a 100 metres sprinter in our home, who knows!

Now we have the football season again, but not as excited this year, as it is so much about the money that it has lost its spark in my opinion, I know there will be people reading this shouting NO, but sorry it has.

It has been a good week took my son Swimming for the first time and he was so confident that he was like a little WATER BABY, and didn’t freak out once, as I had originally suspected. We took him to Richmond Pools, which had a childrens heated pool. Thank you mum, as now I want to go swimming again, it is such good exercise and fun, that you can do it as a whole family activity.

Here’s a picture of my niece, Gracie and Henry eating some lunch together, which I took yesterday in Wimbledon Park, which has a little water fountain which children can play in, but Henry and Gracie were not interested in that so they played on the swings.

Wimbledon Park is a lovely park and not far away from the Wimbledon Tennis. It has about 3 playgrounds with different climbing frames and swings, and a cafe where you can have something to eat, and a lake where you can feed the ducks and the swans.

If you are near the Wimbledon area, do check out Wimbledon Park, great location for kids and there are gates to each playground so kids can’t easily get out. They even had some bouncy castles there yesterday too, and Henry and Gracie enjoyed it so much they both fell asleep in the car on the way back home.

Great place to go for a picnic this time of year. This weekend coming my hubby and I are going to have some time out just the two of us, and going to Southampton for the weekend to celebrate his brother’s, who passed away last year life, and spend sometime with his family.

So I will report back next week, until then many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

The Rock

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Since last week I have been enjoying the Athletic World Championships, being hosted in Londons Olympic stadium. Mo Farah is running again tonight, which I will try my hardest to stay awake for.

Its been really good to watch, seeing all the events like the Javolin, hurdles and long jump. We brits have been unlucky, Laura Muir just missed out on a medal, and I know our girl Hitchon who took part in the hammer, just missed out too, she threw brilliantly but couldn’t quite make it to a winning throw though.

I do love my evenings in bed, watching the TV, my favourite thing at the moment. I saw this brilliant video earlier today of The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) singing tune to a new disney film Moana, here is a clip below:

 

I really want to see this film now, The Rock does the main charactors voice.

My husband and I had a last minute weekend away in Southampton, to celebrate his brother’s birthday, who sadly no longer with us, with his mum and dad.

We are going back to Southampton just my husband and I in a few weeks time, this time for another weekend away as it will be Marks Anniversary of when he sadly lost his life, and see my husband’s family again.

Anyway that is it for this week, I hope to those on holiday now have a great one and I will post another blog as of next week.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

Rainy Summertime

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Hey everyone! I didn’t blog yesterday because I wanted to use the time to work on my next book, plus do a bit more walking which hasn’t been going too well but I try to do a bit each day.

I have been loving my evenings watching TV, and watched what I consider a classic, Police Academy 3, I love that film and watching Jamie Olivier at home, where he shows how you can make delicious food buy using and growing your own produce.

I watched the lovely document of where William and Harry speak about their mother Princess Diana, and how much of a great mother and people’s person she was.

image from the Daily Mail 

I think we can all say how proud Diana would be of her two boys. I took my friend up London, enjoying the sites by going on the London Eye Riverboat cruise. I never grow bored of doing that so peaceful and nice and then went to the London Aquarium to see some sharks and penguins.

Then I send good bye to my mum and step dad whom are on holiday now, I so wanted to jump in their suitcase but I am sure they are relieved I didn’t. I was watching some YouTube videos today of planes, because I so want to go on a plane again, but sadly I will have to wait. It is UK for the time being.

I am away this weekend to see family and enjoying the rest of the so called Summer.

That’s all for this week, many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

Enjoying TV in bed

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First of all I have to share this song (see below) which I am obssessed with. I have been playing it every single day since I first heard it, it is Calvin Harris “Catch fish” featuring Katie Perry, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean.

This is my song for this Summer, of this year. I have been enjoying my evenings of TV in bed, yes and been catching up on films, comedy and reality TV, “Keeping up with the Kardasians”, watching the comedy “Not Going Out” starring and written by Lee Mac, Mrs Browns boys and films, Legally Blonde 1 and 2.

I have yet to catch up on Doctor Who, but I will. I am so looking forward to seeing him regenerate into the new doctor, but there is two at the moment, the original doctor who and the doctor, and is facing the cybermen.

Today I walked around one of my favourite parks Battersea, and took a bus up to Oxford Street, looked into the Primark and came straight back out. I think I was just overwhelmed of how much was in there and so checked a few pieces out but didn’t buy. VERY RARE FOR ME!

I am liking the bags and little pieces they have like the make up, and am definitley gonna go back there and by some new goodies.

One of my favourite stores is TK Maxx so decided to save my money and may have splurge in there today. I do like my local store, it is good size they have different bits like stationary, skincare, mensware, kids stuff and clothes.

If I do splurge I will take a photo and post on my instagram page, see how the day takes me.

Anyway have a good week people and many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

 

 

 

Thunderstorms

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What a thunderstorm we had lastnight?

And yes it did wake me up. However lucky my son didn’t wake up.

I ended putting the TV on at about 3am, as I struggled to get back to sleep.

It is thunderstorms that clears the air, and I know some people love to watch. I myself I am not afraid to admit are still scared of thunderstorms, so I am not the type of person who will watch it all from my window. I prefer that all the curtains to be closed and to have one window open.

I used as a kid hide underneath the school table if we had a thunderstorm whilst in class, and would dread having a thunderstorm in the middle of night as I know I would be awake the entire night.

Thunder, Thunderstorm, Violet, Purple, Storm, Weather

One thing it has done is made today cooler, and I woke up after the thunderstorm had finished with putting the radio on listening to some tunes on magic FM.

The radio station I mainly listen to when in my husbands has his car is, Radio Jackie whom play some brilliant music.

I did watch the The Voice Kids UK and I predicted the winner, as I knew that final performance by the girl Jess, that she seemed to take a step up above the rest.

I thought it was in all a brilliant show, and thought the The Voice UK kids shows that they don’t necessarily have a record deal, but opens up doors for them to become a singer and pop star in the future.

I haven’t caught up with Doctor Who as of yet, to see him regenerate into a woman.

I will be interested in how the new doctor will be like now that he is now a she.

I did watch an old film lastnight called The First Knight starring Richard Gere and Sean Connery. That film seems quite tame after watching The Game Of Thrones, as that has people getting their heads ripped off.

Of course it is all film made, but boy is Game Of Thrones gory or what?

 

I did enjoy the Wimbledon Tennis this year, my predictions were wrong as I did think that Andy Murray would made it to the the final, but it was still a good tournament. My son is obsessed with playing tennis now, which he calls “Test”.

It is good to make the most of what they enjoy, and encourage their enjoyment. Of course it does take its toil when your child expects to play it all day long.

Anyway that it what I have been up to, and there will be more to come soon.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Embrace your children

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I have just update a new blog, which I thought I had posted, but must not have done as it was in my draft’s list. I have written about my holiday in Bournemouth. You can find it on this page, below this blog.

The hot weather always gets me thinking about holidays, and today was no exception. Today I took a walk up London as part of my training, and boy it was scorching.

If you didn’t know I am doing the London Marathon walk in September, raising money for Anxiety UK, I am actually walking it on the 23rd September of this year.

I hope when the new South West trains are put into place that they add air conditioning, as going up to London was a bit hot.

I have been watching game of thrones, and found some videos of Games of Throne bloopers check out example below:

I got to say (not being a spoiler) but it gets gorier and there is more blood to come and my hubby and I are on series 5, so catching up fast.

 

I have bought some new mother and baby items in the passed week so I will share these on my Parenting Adventures blog site soon, as the items I purchased, are great if you are potty training and if your child too has grown from sitting in a high chair, to sitting in normal seats at the dinner table.

It is amazing how our children independence grows and so my focus has been my son the last couple weeks, so not been up to much else but that is parenthood it will take over at times, and you just have to embrace it.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

 

 

You can’t beat a bit of music

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Since my last blog (last week) my world has been focused on Potty training. Check out my blogs on these two sites https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com and https://theparentingadventures.wordpress.com)

What I can is, it is challenging, but come the evening when all is peaceful in my world, my husband and I have been catching up on the Games of thrones we are still on series 4, get ready for the new series 7 starts.

I do love a box set.

I have also discovered a singer called Harriet, who is a beautiful singer. Sounds so much like Karen Carpenter, with that deep angel like empathy to her voice (easy listening), I would recommend to check her music out, as it like healing music.

Here is her version of the song, Broken For You,

I did watch a bit of Glastonbury, but missed the Top Of The Bill bands and singers as that is a bit late in the evening for me by then, but did enjoy watching parts of the festival on BBC.

I got to say if you never been to a music festival they are worth it, definitely on my list to do’s for next year. Not been to one since I was pregnant, and so in need of one.

Anyway that is it for this week, many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X