Tag Archives: Tales of my travels

Taking some well earned timeout

Standard
Taking some well earned timeout

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

Image result for Taking some well earned timeout free images and quotes

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.

Check out my Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/cazzasrealworld/?hl=en

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.

Here  is another site I post regular blogs on:

https://theparentingadventuresthebirthofmyson.wordpress.com

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!

Image result for happy days quote

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

P.S: I do have a Pinterest page and other social media pages (see below):

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Carries-Everyday-Living-and-lifestyle-261704010959953/

https://www.facebook.com/czavonuk/

 

Twitter:

 

Celebrating the Easter Holidays

Standard

It was a good two weeks off, I was working through part of it, but still got to enjoy the holiday.

My son got to do lots of adventurous things, like riding on a bus and train which he loves. He was taken on a Thomas The Tank Engine Train, and didn’t want to get off.

We took him to a funfair in Wimbledon Park, which is on a lot during the Easter Holidays, only once a year, but my son and my nieces loved it.

Then my mum put together an Easter Egg hunt, for my son and my nieces and put around the gardens in the school where my mum lives.

Putting together an Easter Egg hunt is fun to do, and you can make your own, check out my blog I wrote on The Parenting Adventures tips and tricks, called

What to do with your kids during the Easter Holidays

All you need is to hide a load of eggs and my mum used Easter Chocolate coins aswell, write some clues or for smaller children, get them to see how many eggs they can find, and a different section, put their names by them so they know which ones to look for.

So what did you do over the Easter holidays I would love to hear from you?

Remember if you liked this blog then to click the button below and remember to follow me on WordPress if you would like to read more of my blogs.

Many thanks for reading,

 

 

Carrie X

 

I love Alfonzo

Standard

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

A trip to Kingston

Standard

Yesterday we (my mum and I) took my son Henry to Kingston Upon Thames, it isn’t that far from where we live and can easily take a overground train there or get there by various buses, check out the TFL website for information.

It was nice weather, not too hot or cold, and we looked around some shops, firstly in John Lewis as we needed to get some more bits of uniform for my cousins, and also to have look around and then had a bit of lunch in Pret a Manger

Then we took a boat ride from Kingston to Hampton court and back. It was only £9 return and was a lovely trip along the River Thames.

Such a lovely day out and you can even get the boat to Richmond to Hampton Court and back.

What lovely days out have you had? I would love to find out.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

Visit up to the Southbank

Standard

It has been a really good bank holiday, so much so we decided to go the Oak Furniture in New Malden today and purchased a new sofa, for our Living Room.

I will post about this and show a photo on my Seasonal Clean up page, on http://www.carriesrealworld.com Once it all arrives.

On Saturday we took a trip to one of our favourite places, the Southbank in London, and they had a food festival going on, as there were a lot of food market stalls, going along the Southbank as you reach the Millennium bridge.

It was good weather too, not too hot or cold, and we walked up to Southwark Bridge then made our way back to Waterloo Station.

We popped in the festival hall on the way there and back aswell, because this is great place if you need the toilet and want to grab a drink or two.

I never get tired of going to the Southbank, but it does get very busy up there now, especially because this is the last bank holiday for the UK, until Christmas.

What did you do this bank holiday?

I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Went to the Cinema

Standard

Whilst it was boiling hot outside, my other half and I decided to take a trip to Wimbledon, have a few drinks whilst watching the football, France Vs Argentina, and then take a trip to the cinema.

Whilst watching the football in the Prince Of Wales Pub, I had a glass of Old Moat Cider, Cherry Berry. Very nice and refreshing drink that I had to take a photo. I would definitely have that again.

We decided to see Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. The tickets were £19.25 each but we managed as it wasn’t busy to upgrade for free and sit in the Premier Seats. We went to the Odeon Cinema in Wimbledon.

The film was good packed with action and surprise, and it wasn’t too unrealistic.

You felt sorry, well I did, for the Dinosaurs, you wanted them to be saved, apart from the big one, which you’ll see if you go to see the film. I liked that there wasn’t too much romance, and it was about saving the Dinosaurs from being killed. I wouldn’t definitely see it again when it comes out on DVD.

So what have you been up to ? What films have you seen ? I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X