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My 41st Birthday

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Last Friday the 27th September 2019, it was my 41st birthday. On the Friday I woke up that morning full of energy, so around 6am I was up out of bed, got in the shower, got dressed, made the bed, opened up my birthday cards I received so far and cleaned the kitchen.

My hubby made me a lovely Bacon Sandwich with a cup of tea. I love that first cup of the morning, it really helps to set up my day.

Even the walk to my son’s school and back was a breeze, I didn’t lose my patience once.

Once I got back indoors, I did some training. I write a blog where I talk about my fitness training on my WordPress site: https://sportsandfitnesspassion.wordpress.com/

I did some strength and toning, with dumbbells and then exercised my obliques and legs. Ending in some stretching, whilst listening to some Chill out music. This really helps me to relax and take my time.

I then did some more cleaning after this, and dusted my home, downstairs and up, and did some of my Autumn clean up. I will be writing some blogs on my website carriesrealworld soon. Check out my Seasonal Clean up page on carriesrealworld, of my previous seasonal clean ups, and of my last blog Preparing for the Autumn

Opening up the post received that day, as it doesn’t always arrive early in the morning these days, I received a cheque from Argos. WAHOO!

I couldn’t believe it, plus a lovely card from my Mum and Tot (my Step-dad).

Later on the Friday gone, of my birthday my husband, son and I had some gorgeous Fish N Chips, from our favourite Chip shop, as we do have three good ones to choose from in Epsom, Kingfish, in Horton Centre. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and then finished the evening off with a glass of Old Mout Cider.

On the Saturday, once again I got up early full of energy so I made, my husband and I breakfast, whilst Henry had his breakfast.

Before that my husband kindly gave our son a bath, instead of me doing it. Sometimes as a mum, you do need to delegate and take time out for yourself.

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We (my husband and I) took our son over to my mum and Tots, who were looking after him for the night and received a lovely card from my Step-sister.

Then returned back to Epsom and found a few things in the charity shops. A new collared beige/brown jumper, a gift set and a set of boys pants aged 5-6 years.

We also visited Poundland, but I am going to share these pieces on other blogs coming soon.

Once dropped these items back home, we then went onto the train to Leatherhead to watch Leatherhead FC vs Bowers and Pitsea FC, and at last, as we have been a bit of jink last two games we went to see Leatherhead FC. Leatherhead won 1-0.

The price of the tickets were £12 each, so total of £24.00. The food is good there too. Not for the healthy gurus, but if you like the occasional burger and chips or Hotdogs, then the quality is pretty good, and doesn’t cost a lot either. We also had a few drinks. The alcoholic kind. Well it was my birthday still, as far as I was concerned.

Travelling back from the football, we went on home and chilled out watching a bit of TV. Only Fools and Horses. Had a cup of tea, a bit more to eat, such as a roll, some crisps and finished with my favourite thing since I was a kid. Good old Cake and Custard.

I also received a lovely surprise. A slip from Royal mail had been put through my letterbox. Both my husband and I were puzzled, as I hadn’t ordered anything and neither did my husband.

It had been delivered next door, and so my husband went to pick it up for me, and saw a big long parcel. It was for me.

I opened it up on Saturday evening, and saw it was a lovely box of fresh flowers from my brother, my sister-in-law and nieces.

So was a lovely surprise.

On the Sunday after I had slept well, as was child free for the night, woke up in the middle of night, really early Sunday morning and had a cup of tea. Eventually I did go back to sleep, I woke up again, still early on Sunday morning and made another cup of tea, did some more of my Autumn Clean up, which I will write a blog about soon, and cleared and cleaned the shelf in our bathroom storage cupboard and cleared the bathroom windowsill.

I did some more training, my Sunday morning training, which I am really enjoying, to some 90’s club hits, then had breakfast made by my husband, went to Colliers Wood.

We stopped in Starbucks whilst we waited for the shop Dunelm to open up.

I had a Classic Hot Chocolate, which is delicious with of course Cream on top and husband had a large Latte.

Then walked to Dunelm, where I could have shopped until I dropped. I am going to share what I bought on my Homewares page (coming soon) on Carriesrealworld.

Then we dropped the car off at my mum and step-dads, home and walked into Wimbledon main shopping area, and checked out some more charity shops where I bought a pair of black tights.

We walked back to my mum and step-dad’s home, where we saw my brother, sister-in-law and nieces and we all had a lovely Sunday dinner together, cooked by my step-dad. I had a glass or two of some red wine and then dessert had crumbled and custard.

All in all it was a bloody good birthday. I have written a blog on my theparentingadventurestipsandtricks site, about Celebrating Birthdays.

Please check out my previous blog on this site, called What a dreadful day if you haven’t already.

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Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

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I love Sunday afternoons

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I love Sunday afternoons. My last Sunday afternoon was a good, we were going to go concore picking along the common but, not saying I am complaining, but it was a bit too hot to do that.

Instead we chilled indoors and played a little in our back garden. There was a time when I used to find Sunday’s boring, except when we would go to the pub, where there were other kids, and the pub had a pool table downstairs and a dart board. Or we would go over to the park over the road, and then once the pub closed, which back then and I am talking early 80’s, pubs used to close at 3pm, so we would often go to someones house, go for a meal or go home for dinner.

There was a time when most places were closed, apart from the Newsagents, so you could get your morning papers, buses still ran and trains and as said the pubs would be open, but most shops would be shut on a Sunday.

Now Sunday is treated like a normal day, but I like the fact I can chill out on a Sunday, so your batteries are recharged for Monday. I like watching repeats of Only Fools and Horses on UK Gold or watch a film.

I even read a little in the garden during Sunday afternoon, or if there is any on, watching the football. However since Sky and BT Sport took over much of the football and like many can’t afford Sky Sports, don’t have that luxury anymore, unless there is a FA Cup game on BBC or ITV.

So do you like Sunday afternoons? How do you like to spend your Sunday’s? I would love to hear. Please remember you can keep up to date with my blogs by following me on WordPress.com and if you would like to leave a comment regarding this blog then please do so below.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Went to see Mama Mia

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It is Sunday early evening and it is still boiling hot, I am melting as I sit in my bedroom to write this post. It is so hot that my son has striped himself naked.

I wish I could get away with that, knowing all our windows are open so my neighbours would get an eye full if I did strip off. I not long have had a cold shower and I am melting again already.

No I am not complaining it is good to have such a good summer but I am typical English gal and not used to this heat.

I have had a good weekend though I went to see Mama Mia 2. I liked it, I thought it was much better than the first one, which now I have to see again, as to be honest I haven’t really sat down to really watch it, but seen snippets, so think I am gonna have a Mama Mia catch up when the second one comes out on DVD, so I can watch both back to back.

He is a snippet from the second film

Earlier today I was playing some of ABBA’s hits whilst my husband was painting our house.

What did you get up to at the weekend? I would love to hear.

Thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Tips for your wedding day.

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It is Sunday, not a day I usually post on, but as I have a free Sunday afternoon to myself for a change I thought I would take advantage. I have already fitted in some exercise, a coffee and some retail therapy, now it is time to write.

I came across this article on 5 Tips to Get Ready Faster In the Morning (see link below):

http://frame.bloglovin.com/?post=6308359871&blog=12361135&frame_type=none

I watched part of the Eurovision song contest lastnight and was I felt already predicted who would win. Let’s face it even if Bucks Fizz returned and took their clothes off we wouldn’t win now, but I still try and be hopeful.

I am looking forward to the Royal Wedding next week and also the FA Cup Final which is my favourite football competition and Chelsea are in the final so fingers cross we win.

I thought I would share some of my top tips for those who maybe also getting married next weekend.

Tip 1# Always give yourself time for perspective, it will help with the stress, and practice breathing.

Tip 2# Remember it is your day so don’t forget to put your foot down, so other people don’t try and dictate what you should do.

Tip 3# Get bits ready the night before, like put your dress hanging up ready with wedding veil, if you are wearing one, with shoes and underwear.

Tip 4# Have time to yourself, kind of related to the first tip, but it is important to have time just you and have that glass of wine the night before, it will help the nerves.

Tip 5# Get others to help you as much as possible, as it can be stressful planning a wedding by yourself, it is good to have people who can make the tea whilst you get your make up on, or does your make up for you, as long as they know what they are doing.

So if you are getting married this week to, then congratulations and enjoy the day as much a possible as trust me before you know it, it will be the honeymoon and you’ll start to forget the big day. So enjoy it as much as possible.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

 

 

 

Sunny days

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It has been a good Friday so far, my husband is off work so we used the time to visit Sutton, a town in London, to do a few errands. We had to get a costume for our son Henry as he needs it for a birthday party he is going to, and to buy some birthday presents and cards.

I did pop in the Primark but I tend to avoid it during the day because how busy it gets, so as soon I popped in I walked out again, but going to pop back another day, as I saw they were doing T-Shirts for £2.50.

I have been watching a lot of hack videos, check out my web page, Seasonal Clean ups where I have posted some cleaning hack videos I found on Youtube, and posted some mum hacks I discovered on Youtube on my website:

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I tend to watch a lot of Youtube now rather than TV, but I am still watching the show called This Time Next Year with Davina McCall, as I do find those kind of programs inspiring.

It supposed to be a nice weather bank holiday this weekend, so I going to make the most of that.

What are you up to this weekend? I love to hear.

Anyway have a good bank holiday and will post again next week.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

This time next year

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Even though it was a rainy Friday today it didn’t stop me from going out; I had a lovely train and bus ride up to London, seeing some of London’s various attractions, whilst on my way to meet my friend for lunch.

I went up to Oxford Circus, it was busy but good to get out, rather than staying in wasting another day.

It is good news to hear that ABBA have got back together, I will be buying my first album in years when it comes out, and can’t wait to hear their new material.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Last Laugh In Las Vegas, I thought it was good to see old Cannon and Ball performing, they are my favourite double act of all time, along with Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello and of course Morecambe and Wise.

I also been watching This Time Next Year, which has inspired me to achieve my goals. It good to set goals I do it all the time and tick them off as I go.

Never allow the negative voice in your head tell you that it can’t happen because if you put your mind to it anything is possible.

So what do you fancy achieving this time next year? I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

Comedy Double Acts

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It is Friday, end of another week. I filmed my Easter weekend for my Youtube Channel but this didn’t go to plan as couldn’t create my footage to make it into a Youtube Video, so posted the videos on my Google plus account.

I was just trying again because I have some videos on my camera to upload, but this wouldn’t work either, so not able to upload any videos as of yet, but I am going to keep on trying.

I had a good Easter, my mum created an Easter Egg hunt which I filmed, and Monday went for a walk in town and a drive.

I have been watching my favourite comedy double act Cannon and Ball, check the one video I watched, which was them at their best.

I love comedy acts, and speaking of double acts I thought Dec did well on his own last week on Ant and Dec’s Saturday night Take Away.

I would like to pay tribute to one of my favourite Dart Players Eric Bristow, who Sadly has passed away, but will never be forgotten.

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What have you been watching and how was your Easter I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X