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Taking some well earned timeout

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Taking some well earned timeout

Taking some well earned timeout, is often needed and this weekend we did.

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Last week was good, Henry got to dress in yellow for #helloyellow day at his school to raise money for young people with mental illness. Check out my blog I wrote about How to look after the mind on my website https://everyonecanbuildacastle.com/ for #mentalhealthday2019:

I also did another run last Thursday up at the #southbank in London, check out my sports and fitness passion blog about how I am On the Road to Recovery.

I posted a Homewares blog about Homewares for the Autumn.

On Friday, the one just gone I updated my website https://www.carriesrealworld.com to add the blog posts I had written in the week, to continue to promote and help raise funds see my Facebook page for #mentalhealth.

However come the evening of Friday I was completely and utterly wiped out. I could not do anymore. It was time to rest and recuperate. So got my son into bed, so I could go to bed and did not budge until the next day.

Come Saturday a start of a new day I had slept well and got my son’s breakfast ready, had a cuppa, got him dressed ready for the day, wrote another blog called Effective Communication/Getting kids to Make Decisions, did some homework with Henry, got myself ready for the day and then mum picked up my son, so my hubby and I could have some well earned time together just the two of us, whilst my son when to #bockettsfarm.

We went up to, guest where, twice in one week. The #southbank in London again.

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It was of course raining, and yeah we got wet, but we still had a really good day. As parents you just need that time to yourself and we chatted, laughed, reflected, had a few drinks and then went back home for something to eat and then went to bed.

There is a pub called The Vault under #towerbridge. Very expensive, £9.70 for a half of cider and a pint of Guinness, plus the toilets were out of order. Not impressed, nice pub but too expensive and so will not be going back.

Walking back I did manage to find a toilet, in London Bridge station and I have got to say, I do like the way it has been recreated. So much nicer and you get a good vibe now with these stations. I remember years ago when they looked like they had been down trodden and uncared for. There is a Hamleys in the London Bridge station now, so my hubby and I had a little look. I will be returning, not to that one as it is a bit small but the one in Regent’s Street in London.

They have some brilliant toys for kids of all ages and often have some items, especially this time of the year on sale.

We had a drink in the BFI along the Southbank and the Waterloo Tap, which sells natural beers, stouts and ciders.

The weather didn’t stop us. Come Sunday we went into Epsom, had a coffee and did a bit of shopping. I like the Halloween items in TK Maxx. They have some brilliant items which I will be sharing and some lovely planners for 2020 aswell.

Wilko Halloween Decor, not so great so far. Not sure if there is more to come, but there seemed to be more Christmas and less Halloween in our local one.

Once visited the shops we returned home. I was tired as i hadn’t slept well on Saturday night, so had a little nap. I had really bad indigestion and I put it down to having the left over picky bits we had on Saturday evening after our walk up the Southbank. I will not be eating Doritos again, as they had to be the culprit, due to having such problems before. Sometimes you have to admit defeat.

Nevertheless I still enjoyed Sunday. We had dinner at my mum and stepdad’s. A lovely roast. I would have taken a photo but as always I ate it before I remembered to do so. Not to self will remember next time as my step dad’s roasts are truly special.

I did catch up on Strictly Come Dancing on catch up. So far my favourite is Kelvin Fletcher. Brilliant and outstanding so far. Great replacement. Not seen the results so who knows. Here is his Charleston.

Anyway, I hope you had a good week and weekend. Let me know what you did this weekend and of any places you recommend going to visit, I love such feedback. You can comment below. I love exploring and am so looking forward to visiting a Christmas Market this year. I know, still a few months to go but it isn’t far and so going to enjoy it when it finally comes around.

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So here we are another Tuesday and already its time to put the dinner on. Have a good rest of the week everyone and will post on this site again next week. BYE FOR NOW!

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Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

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What a Dreadful Day

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What a dreadful day it is today, and boy did I get wet this morning, literally soaked through. I couldn’t even drink the Chai Latte I bought from Costa I got so wet.

Anyway dried off now and indoors. Please check out my new fitness blog I wrote called “Completed Another Run” outside, as I have started getting into running again.

Go check out my fitness blog from last week called “Getting Back Into Fitness”. I am disappointed in myself for stopping as I had progressed so much from when I very first started running. Nevertheless it is good to get back out there pacing those pavements, even though it has been tough getting back into it.

I even did a workout indoors on Sunday morning which I hadn’t done for a few weeks. Watch out for my fitness blogs on sportsandfitnesspassion as I will be posting more very soon.

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Last weekend I got into watching a lot of films. On Friday whilst my husband was out with his work colleagues I watched a film called Keeping Up With The Joneses. It is about a new set of neighbours who move into the neighbourhood and pretend to a normal very happy in love couple when it turns out they are secretly spy’s.

Loved this film, and I would definitely watch it again, as it was so funny. Even my son watched it with me and laughed to and his 5 years old.

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On Saturday my husband and I watched Bohemium Rhapsody, which is about Freddy Mercury and Queen, of how they formed and when they became to do Live Aid, which was truly memorable.

I love, love this film and could watch it, again and again. I just love the whole story of how they were all just university students and Freddy was a baggage handler on the side, and became big stars.

I have written a few blogs dedicated to Queen called Queen Mania and Queens Music lives on through film.

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I did watch Strictly Come Dancing, the first show on Monday evening, and did a lot of dancing with my son, who enjoyed the show too. Check out my blog I wrote called Strictly is Back, where I talk about my thoughts of the launch show.

It was definitely full of surprises and I think we were all stunned by Kevin Fletcher, from Emmerdale, Samba. Definitely one to watch

If you didn’t see it, here is a snippet of Kevin Fletcher’s Samba below:

My favourite song this year has been a Genesis song, Follow you, follow me, but I like a new version of this song. I discovered it from seeing a car advert on the TV. The version is sung by a singer called Rina Mushonga by Faultline Beat.

The other songs I have been loving at the moment is Oleta Adams, Get Here. Also I have been listening to a lot of Celion Dion songs, I imagine myself being able to sing those songs like her. Absolute outstanding voice.

The other song have been:

Also last Friday I watched a lot documentaries about another band I love, Fleetwood Mac, and I am lucky that I have seen one of the members perform, Stevie Nicks at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park.

So what films, TV and music have you been loving? I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

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Please check out my last blog called “I love Sunday Afternoons” if you didn’t read it.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Strictly is back

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So I watched the 2019 Strictly come dancing launch show on catch up and yes I am really excited about its return.

There are a few faces this year that I am not so familiar with, I know of the female footballer turned TV pundit Alex Scott, the lady from Eastenders Emma Barton, the rower James Cracknell and Anneka Rice, but the others not so sure of. However this is not a bad thing as unlike this year I have no idea who is going to be good and who will be bad.

I liked that this year the judges got to show off their dancing skills too, and looking forward to getting to know the new judge Motsi Mabuse and what she brings to the table this year.

So who will you be watching this year on Strictly I would love to hear from you.

The other TV series I have been watching is The Affair starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson. It is about a school teacher and novelist Noah Solloway who is married for twenty or so years and ends up having an affair with a young waitress called Alison.

It has been while since I have been able to get my head into a new series, but thoroughly enjoying watching this drama evolve and finding out what happens next.

My husband and I also got into watching and catching up on Killing Eve, which is good in parts but some of it we found to be too unrealistic and my husband was really getting wound up by it. However I would like to continue with the series as it is very exciting in areas and I think Jodie Corner who plays the assassin really well.

So that’s what I have been up to since I wrote on this blog, and I will be adding more very soon.

Remember you can continue reading my blogs by following me on WordPress.com and you can leave a comment below, and I would like to know what you have been watching this year, is there a good series you think I might like to watch?

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Meal for a Tenner Review

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I posted a blog about a Meal for a tenner and so here is my review on it.

We tried the ones at Tesco and was very impressed, but not with Marks and Spencers which we tried last Saturday.

It was lovely meal, but both my husband and I didn’t go much on the Rose wine we had, and I think that you get more for your money with the Tescos meal for a tenner, so prefer the Tescos one compared to the Mark and Spencers meal deal.

I am not sure if we will do the meal for a tenner this Saturday, as we are taking a trip on the Watercress line Train ride as treat for our son, as he loves trains and so I will post about our trip next week.

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I am also going to take a trip to either the Christmas markets along the South Bank or to Winter Wonderland so when I do I will be writing a post.

On Youtube this week I came across this video by Sugarmamma.tv about Quick Cash Saving habits.

I have been watching Strictly still and I got to say I think Kevin and Stacey could possibly win it, I loved their dance last week doing the Paso, and feel they do have a real strong partnership.

So I hope you all have a good weekend and check out the Tescos meal deal, no I am not sponsored I just think it is great.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

I love Alfonzo

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If you don’t know who Alfonzo is, he is the guy who played Carlton on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He did the American version of Strictly Come Dancing, called Dancing with the Stars and won.

Here he is dancing below:

I thought this was brilliant dancing and the fact he was making fun on himself, made it even more brilliant.

On Strictly Come Dancing last week, he bought a certain level of excitement being a guest judge this year.

Don’t get me wrong I do like Bruno, but he just was so brilliant in his comments, that I wish he could be guest judge each year, and I would love for him to be on more UK TV.

Yesterday, I spent some time in Kingston as we have my husbands parents down, and it was a good day out. There are several buses and trains you can get there, and is a nice town. There was a big British Heart Foundation store, which I couldn’t resist, and bought a couple of books.

Then we went into this little pub, which I can not remember the name of, but is opposite the Starbucks on the high street. Then we went and got the bus back before the traffic got any busier.

We then went back to our local town and had a few drinks there, a bite to eat and then home.

I love a good day out, and looking forward to some Christmas Markets already.

Who is your favourite person on TV?

Where do you like to go and visit on regular basis?

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

I have dreams about being on Strictly Come Dancing

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Being a massive fan of Strictly Come Dancing, which is the UK version of Dancing with the stars, I been having dreams that I am on the show. No this isn’t a ploy to actually be on the show, as I have to be real to myself, that it is never going to happen, but I do dream about being on it.

I was lucky enough in 2016 to actually be there to see the show live, for the 2016 Semi Final, as my friend happen to be working on the show. It was a dream come true, I felt like I had jumped into the TV screen, and I got to have a photo with Ore Oduba, who was lovely by the way, true professional.

I used to do Ballroom, Latin and Disco dancing as a child all the way up until I was 16 and then started working and couldn’t fit it in anymore, but I loved it. I even won the cup for having the higher marks in my final exam, and I really miss it.

It was a lovely little dancing school, and I still wonder if it is still going on now.

If you are thinking of taking up Ballroom and Latin dancing then go for it, it is really a great way to keep in shape.

My favourite performance so far is from last Saturday, the Paso Doble, danced by Seann Walsh and Katya Jones.

Plus the Jive by Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley.

So far these have been my favourite, but they all were good I thought on Saturday it still is anyone still one show competition.

Who did you like on Strictly?

Have you done this type of dancing?

I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

End of another week

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It is Friday once again, and I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am.

I started my new job this week, as a Nursery Practitioner and it is good to have a fresh start of something new to get my teeth into, but been tiring at the same time.

I am looking forward to tomorrow evening as I am out having a meal with my family and during the day, my husband and I are off to see a show “Bat out of Hell”, to celebrate my birthday.

I am now officially a 40 year old woman. How does that make me feel?

That I feel I have a lot more to explore.

Also Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow and I will be watching on catch up, on the BBC iPlayer. I’ve been having dreams about being on the show, I truly love it, my favourite on TV.

So far I have been impressed with the performances, and think a lot of them could be possible winners. I think it such a great show especially for Saturday night TV.

It is also a relief not to do the school run for two days, as boy I never realised how stressful it could be, as getting my son dressed isn’t always stress free, so time of the school run I am a anxious wreck.

I have written about in my other blog website, about being continuously anxious:

https://theparentingadventurestipsandtricks.wordpress.com/2018/09/13/continuously-anxious/

Do you get stressed when it comes to school run?

What you up to this weekend?

I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X