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Christmas is upon us

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It is the 21st of December and not being smug, and not trying to cause alarm to others, but I am all set for the festive cheer.

Christmas prezzies all bought and taken over to nannies and all there is left is to drive over on Christmas Day, to stay at my mums for Christmas.

I have been enjoying watching a film of an evening whilst snuggled up in bed.

Watched an old classic yesterday “Romance In The Stone” Starring Micheal Douglas.

Not sure what is on tonight but I hope there is a classic film on.

I enjoyed the strictly come dancing final, and was surprised by the winner, but definitely deserved.

I was a bit miffed with the final of the apprentice. It should have been one winner not both and was a cop out in my book.

I am loving the new song by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds- Holy Mountain.

Great song, my song for this part of the year and one I have not stopped playing.

What is your song for this part of the year that you have heard? I would love to hear from you.

Looking forward to when the new series of The Voice, Ollie Muirs will be joining the coaching panel this year. Will be interesting.

Then we will be heading into a new year, so I will post again during the week to summon up 2017 before reflecting on the new year ahead.

So until then have a good Christmas and I will post as we head into the new year.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Birthdays and Christmas

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It has been a busy month with it being my son’s birthday last weekend, aswell as my brothers and my mums.

Halloween has been and gone, along with fireworks night. I didn’t do any trickle treating, but a few little ones near where I live, did and didn’t go to any fireworks displays. I prefer to  be cozy at home and indoors.

For my son’s birthday we took him with some friends to Flipout in Wandsworth, which I would recommend as it is great way for all the children to have fun, for a couple of hours.

I have been loving a new song called Whisky Tango, by Jack Savoretti. Check out video below:

And have been listening to some great classics too, beginning with George Michael’s song, such as the song A Different Corner.

And Wham song called Everything she wants. Just a few of George Michael’s classics.

In Strictly Come Dancing I got to say I do miss Bryan Conley as he had the fun factor and now the competition is hotting up I think the rest of the celebs are taking it quite seriously. I nevertheless am still loving the show.

I have no interest in the X Factor whatsoever. I have been watching repeats of Only Fools And Horses and Friends on my Now TV box.

I have now posted some  pictures of my Halloween decoration on my Seasonal Clear up page on Carriesrealworld.com

I will post more of my home makeover as we now have new curtains and lights. We have started to decorate for Christmas too.

I am going to  post a few gift guides coming soon, to help with ideas of what to do for Christmas this year.

So have a good rest of the weekend everyone and please let me know what you have been up to too.

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

 

 

A True Entertainer

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It was on Friday evening when I met up with my husband’s family and we were having a few drinks in the pub called Oasis, in Southampton, when I heard the news about Bruce Forsyth.

I went to see him some years ago Live when I went to see the Sunday Night at the London Palladium, he was truly amazing. He didn’t have a warm up man or anything, he took charge of the audience throughout the show, and was in my eyes truly brilliant.

I always say that you can tell when someone is truly good when they are brilliant live, and he truly was, and I am gutted that I never got my dream which was to tap dance in Sir Bruce, but I will always still dream of this in my heart.

He was a truly a wonderful entertainer, see video below of his interviews.

His legacy will continue, but you will not see another real entertainer like Sir Bruce again. He was one of a kind, and a national treasure, and he will be truly missed on our TV Screens.

Truly talented, could play the piano, tap dance and be funny, and win the audience over all the time.

God bless you Sir Bruce you were a True Entertainer.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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

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