Tag Archives: Food and drink

Riding on the Watercressline and a visit to the cinema


Last weekend we took a trip to Alresford to ride on the Watercressline in Hampshire, The Santa Special, at 12:15 and back again.

It was a bit of a trip to get to, about hour and half, not the best day weather wise, but still a great trip, and look who popped by Santa Claus himself.

santa claus on the train

It takes you two stops and then back again, but you do get a 15 minute break in between whilst they move the engine to other part of the train, and for guests to look around the different stations, and you can get off the train to watch. You also get a mince pie, wine or orange juice for the adults, and children get a carton of juice and a gingerbread biscuit.


The Dates it is available to do the Santa Special is on the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th 19th to the 24th December. Times are 10:40, 12:15, 1:50 and 3:25.

The prices do vary depending on age of children and if they are child or adult, but I thought it was a great day out. The kids loved their gifts they received from Santa Claus and then we finished off the day with a nice meal in Alreston town centre Pizza Express.

In the evening my husband and I went to see Bohemium Rhapsody. One word brilliant definitley would watch it again. I thought the actor who play Freddie Mercury was amazing, so well performed and real tribute to Freddie himself.

All in all a great weekend.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X



A Meal for a tenner


Thanks to my mum, who is the greatest, we have been introduced to the supermarket meal deals. Now each Saturday we now save a tenner to purchase a meal deal.

The great thing about doing the meal deal is that you get a bottle of wine with it aswell, for you fellow wine drinkers out there.

I think it is totally worth it, so far we have apart from today, done the Tescos meal deal and both times they have been really nice meals.

Today we decided to try the Mark and Spencers one and I will report back on what I thought. We have gone with steak, mash potato and a bottle of wine.

I  am already in the opinion that the Tescos one you get slightly more for your money as it includes one main, one side, dessert and bottle of wine, but with the Marks and Spencers one you get a main, a side or dessert and a bottle of wine.

You can do the meal deal just for one or for two.

So I am gonna enjoy the rest of my Saturday and look forward to another hopefully nice meal.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X