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Living with music


Music has always been a massive part of my life. I have never known it not to be. I am not a musician or a singer, even though I have had lessons, but I wouldn’t give Adele a run for her money, in fact I don’t think my voice could ever be any where close to hers, but I do love my music.

As a child I would spend hours listening to my records, which was the way in the early 80’s to listen to music. Then came cassette tapes and CD’s. I especially loved Christmas I was always guaranteed a new cassette or record.

I didn’t buy my first CD until later on as I reached adult age.

I still listened to my walkman, which was a portable device that worked on AA batteries and it would play cassette tapes. I loved my walkman and continued to use it all the way up until I left school, until I received a CD and got a portable CD player for Christmas.

I then started to fade away from listening to my tapes to the point that I no longer at the age of 38 owned a cassette tape anymore, I haven’t even bought a CD in the last 10 or so years. If I want to listen to music I play it via YouTube, or Google music app.

However I still keep my CD’s and will sometimes play one using my laptop whilst working in my home office/guest bedroom.

To me music is more than a tune it is what is represents in your life. As soon as I hear for example A-HA Take On Me, it instantly takes me back to my childhood when I used to live in Hammersmith, or when I listen to Alexander O’Neal Fake it makes me remember those great holidays my mum and dad used to take me and my brother on, to Menorca with some of my mum and dads friends from Chelsea, in London.


Quote above from: Quotesgram.com

There is something about music that brings me peace and harmony and will forever be my favourite thing.

Many thanks for reading,




Is Football Coming Home?


Tonight’s the night, Semi Final time. Check out my blog post on wrote on my blog site https://sportsandfitnesspassion.wordpress.com 

I feel I need to be careful about what I say as I in no way want to jinx tonight’s result, I just believe it will be a good game and we just have to play our hearts out, until we win it.

My favourite World Cup song for me, because it has such significance, it was when I first began to love football, was World in Motion. England’s World Cup song from Italia 90.

I still get goose bumps when I here Football’s Coming home.

I can’t end this blog without mentioning Nessun Dorma, my dad could not stop playing this song and always one of his favourites songs and mine too. It brings so many good memories.

What is your favourite World Cup song?

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

Places to go and people to see


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


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

Embrace your children


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




Hello! Feels like ages since I wrote on this page. I have just written a new blog on my website The Parenting Adventures Tips and Tricks site.


Talking about, learning the transitions and adjusting to them, as your child grows. Such as Potty Training which we are beginning to do, and then it will be nursery to may be a Pre-school to going to actual school.

Time travels fast, so I have been trying more to focus on today instead of looking to far ahead. The things I do write down is any appointments for Henry and myself, in terms of health and wellbeing.

I can’t believe we are in March already in 2017 but we are.

My favourites things this year so far has  been, using my Balis and Harding gift set, I bought at Christmas and my Botanics from Wilkinsons. (See below)


I would definitley recommend. At the moment I am using my tinted the Avon Skin So Soft tinted body lotion, thats what I used today after my shower, along with The Original Champneys Health Spa Citrus Blush Enlivening Body Butter.


Would recommend and would buy this again, it is now about £8.00 for the body butter, but I don’t mind paying for that product, if it lasts for a long time and feel good quality. It is very smooth to put on and great if you just want to moisterise and then get dressed and go.

My favourite song has been the song, Human by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. Brilliant song, my favourite this part of the year.

A song played by radio Jackie yesterday whilst travelling back from dropping of something for my mum and to pick up my laptop and it is a song called, I won’t let you down again, by Ph. D; takes me back as a young child, and must have been when I first heard it play. It came out in 1982, and as a child we often would play around in Chelsea in London, because that was where my nan lived, and my parents friends were.

It was in a Public House (Pub) called The Riley. No we didn’t drink but back then it wasn’t so frowned upon for kids to be in a pub. There is an estate at the back of this pub, aswell as some shops along side it, where many of my mum and family lived, and we would play in the play ground there a lot.

I remember, because we would travel from Hammersmith,  having to wait ages for the number 11 bus to take us there. You think the transport and traffic is bad now, we would wait a good hour some days for a bus to turn up. However there were no Oyster cards bac k then and it wasn’t that expensive to travel by bus then or train.

Chelsea the place itself, has always been famous since I remember, especially the Kings Road for being the trendy place to be, and still is. It has built up since the days I used to spend my childhood there, that slowly but surely some of the old Chelsea has slowly disappeared. Nevertheless I have some great memories of the passed, and it is still a place I like to go back to even if it is travelling by bus or walking along the embankment.

What music brings back your memories would alive that make you smile. Also what skin care products have you used that you would recommend. I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X