Tag Archives: Lifestyle Living

Strictly Come Dancing Final


I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Strictly Come Dancing final last night, but sad that it had to end. I predicted ages ago in a former blog post that Kevin and Stacey would win. They did have a fantastic partnership and I thought that Craig’s (one of the strictly judges) scores were pretty harsh, I loved their freestyle routine, and their Paso Doble, I thought it deserved a definite ten.

Image result for Strictly come dancing It was great to see Micheal Buble performing, check it out below if you didn’t get to see it.

Least we still have the Christmas special to look forward to. It has been a great series and I thought it was quite open at the beginning, meaning that it was anyone’s competition. There were some real strong contenders.

So what do we have to look forward to on a Saturday night now?

Well you have The Voice on ITV starting again soon and then Dancing on Ice.

Strictly is such a great show that every year I become more of a fan than before.

So what did you think of this series of Strictly? I would love to hear your views.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

Wedding Fever


Since the royal wedding last Saturday I now have wedding fever and won’t stop watching it. It was such a beautiful wedding and day, that now I just want to keep reliving it.

It takes me back to my day. I married in Southampton, in a Tudor Hall, which I found whilst watching a documentary about Southampton, then saw it in a picture in a wedding venue magazine.

Choosing a venue can be hard as you can get married in most places now. I originally wanted to get married at Arundel Castle, but this was way out of our budget, so then looked at getting married at the local Racecourse, Goodwood, but then there was accommodation, because I have a lot of family who would be travelling from London and from north of England.

So as soon as I saw the documentary about the Tudor Hall in Southampton I knew this was the place. It has to feel right and when you look at a venue take a moment to take it all in, can you picture your wedding there?

Can you decorate it as you’d like?

Is there good accommodation nearby?

In our case there was.

The only issue we had was our wedding clashed with the Boat Show in Southampton, so many of the hotels had already been booked up. Keep in contact with the Event Managers of the Venue in case they have a staff change over which they did at the hotel we chose. What had been agreed in their contract, when we payed the deposit hadn’t been carried out, and so we had to make further alterations as the hotel was also holding our wedding reception afterwards.

Then we had to at last minute find a new DJ as the one we booked had cancelled out on the day 4 hours before our wedding reception was about to start.

It didn’t all go to plan but it was a great day and would love to relive it again if I could.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

Some Tunes and organzation videos


It Saturday and not a day I often blog on, but as I was listening to some music and watched some Youtube videos I thought I would share some of the ones I love listening to and watching.

Today I was supposed to be seeing some friends I have known all my life that I don’t get to see that often now, as we all have our own families now, but due to Henry (my son) coming down with some horrid stomach bug, it didn’t happen.

Plus the weather being miserable doesn’t help.

The first thing I wanted to share was some Tunes I love listening to, and the tunes I felt like playing today was from the TSB advert, called Anne Dudley’s Humonics- Henry’s Theme.

Seems weird I know but I just love this tune, it lifts me out of a miserable mood as soon as I  here it on the TV.

The other tune was the instrumental version of the Titanic theme tune.

I just needed to here this today and it takes me to a peaceful place in my mind.

I love a good organisation video to get inspired by too, and I love watching ones from Do It On a Dime Channel. Here is her newest video to help clear up those small untided spaces.

What videos and music to you love to watch on rainy days on at the weekend, I would love to here from you.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

Sunday Funday


Please see my new blog I wrote on my blog website:


I shared a new workout video I used yesterday, and I am going to  have Youtube workout week. I am gonna do another workout today aswell.

Today my mum took us to see my brothers new place, and now I am home, catching up on errands.

My husband and I have been checking out some movies and I watched Skull Island.

Definitely would recommend, an excellent film.

I  am loving the new song by Paloma Faith song called “Guilty”.

It has been a good 2018, and begun filming again for my Youtube channel. A new Day in  life vlog coming again soon.

Sunday’s I use the day to catch up on bits and bobs, and watching some old films and a bit of football in the afternoon.

What do you do on a Sunday? I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie x

What Fridays mean to me


Friday some people will be clock watching for their final day at work to finish so they can get ready for the weekend ahead.

For me I look forward to spending time with my husband and my son. I do like my Wednesdays and Fridays as it is time for myself, and I use it as a way to catch up on my projects like my new book which is soon to be published, I will let you know when and catch up on my blogs.

Fridays was at one time the day I would go out for the evening, when I worked up in London, and would do the same sometimes on a Saturday or Sunday, as I would follow a rugby team.

I like how my life has changed, sometimes it can feel sad that it has, but I like how my life is now and the people who are in it. It is my day to catch up on my “to do’s” and chill as it is the end of the week.

How do you like to spend your Friday I would love to hear.

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Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X



Getting ready for Christmas


It is Friday and I am off, hooray. So nice not to have to rush around getting ready for work, even though this is also kind of my work, but it feels more like a hobby rather than work as I enjoy blogging so much.

I have just done my gift guide for babies and toddlers check out my WordPress site:


All I need is two more people to buy gifts for, for Christmas and then got to get two birthday gifts. It is a busy time of year that today my hubby and I off to Southampton today to visit my husband’s family.

Henry will  be spending some time with my parents my side, whilst we take the long drive to Hampshire.

I am so getting into the spirit of Christmas that today I am playing for the first time this year some Christmas music. I don’t have a specific song that I like my husband loves the song called “I wish I could home for Christmas”.

I have all my decorations up which I will take photos of and put on my seasonal clear up page, soon.

I wish everyone a great week and see you all next week.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X