Monday, 28 November 2016

Panto Time

So its the run to Christmas and so that means its pantomime time (oh no its not!). As usually we decided to take the brownies to the Marlowe theatre in Canterbury to watch Dick Whittington. So on Sunday I bundled 15 brownies into a minibus and set of to the theatre.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Backward Advent Calendar

During my childhood, we struggled financially. I was from a one parent family and my mum did here best to provide for us all. She always had a job and yet occasionally she had to make the difficult decision to either heat the house or put food on the table. Therefore we sometimes had to use food banks.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

vegetarian lasagne

As you may know, I have been attending cooking lessons at the Chequers Cookery school. Last week we made a lasagne but due to me being a vegetarian, I made a vegetarian lasagne. I thought I would share the recipe that I followed as I have found it difficult in the past to find a tasty recipe for vegetarian lasagne.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Happy Birthday Mum

Happy birthday to the best mum anyone could ever ask for. To someone who frequently causes trouble (both at home and abroad!), who frequently embarrasses me, but who gave me the best childhood I could have asked for.

Monday, 21 November 2016

20 Things You Didnt Know About Me

I was recently challenged by my mum at Being Tilly's Mummy to write a list of 20 things that people don't know about me.

I think that I am on the shy and quieter side and so maybe there is a lot of people don't know about me and so I hope these facts will allow you to see more into the life of me.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Kinnerton Advent Calendar

When it comes to Christmas, I'm a big kid at heart. I love the atmosphere, the Christmas music and the Christmas adverts on the TV (my favourite this year is the Marks and Spencer advert). I always buy myself an advent calendar and count down the days until Christmas.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

When is too early for Christmas decorations?

I was recently walking down a road in my home town when I saw that one particular house had already put up their outdoors Christmas decorations. They hadn't gone all out but there were some lights made to look like icicles all around the garden and the outside of the house. When I told one of my friends about this she said she knows someone who has had their Christmas tree up for a week or so already. This made me wonder when is the right time to put up your Christmas decorations.

As a child my mum would always throw a Christmas party for us and our friends. This always happened early to mid December and therefore we would put up the Christmas decorations in the first or second week of December. To this day I believe that this is a reasonable time to put up your decorations but am I wrong?

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Making a Christmas Star Decoration.

Me and Tilly are quite crafty people (I don't mean the cunning and devious type of crafty, although sometimes Tilly can be crafty in both senses of the word!). I try to find crafts that are simple and easy to do so that we are able to do them together. I thought that I would share a very easy and Christmas decoration that me and Tilly enjoyed making.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Remembrance Sunday

Today is remembrance Sunday. A day where we remember the fallen, those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Although I will be at work, I will be wearing my poppy with pride and falling silence for two minutes at 11am.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Shopping with Tilly

With my mums birthday and Christmas coming up, I thought it would be nice to take Tilly into town after school to do a bit of shopping. So I picked her up from school and headed into town while explaining what our plan was discussing what we wanted to buy mum. I had already brought mum some gifts online however I thought it would be nice if Tilly was able to choose something to give to mum.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Win A Matalan Christmas Jumper

There used to be a time where having a Christmas jumper was a cringe worthy thing. They were the home knitted Christmas gift from your granny that you put on a fake smile while thanking her, you wore it on Christmas day and then threw it in the back of the wardrobe never to see the light of day again!

Monday, 7 November 2016

Girlguiding County Day

As you may know I am a Brownie leader at the weekend I was lucky enough to attend a Girlguiding county training day. This is an annual event for the leaders of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and the Senior section. Where we are able to attend sessions on a variety of subjects including working our computer systems, doing the finances for a pack and gaining inspiration to add more variety to your meetings. This was the first year that I attended so I thought I would write about how I got on.

Friday, 4 November 2016

My Favourite Doctor Who Quotes

As a whovian there are many times that I use quotes from Doctor Who in my everyday speech. Sometimes people don't realise I'm quoting Doctor Who and wonder what I'm on about, sometimes people just think I'm being weird! So I thought I would make a list of my favourite quotes and explain why they I like them.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Charity Shops - A Place for a Bargain

In my home town there are many charity shops that I love to have a rummage through. You can find some really good quality things at bargain prices. I know there are people who don't shop at charity shops at all but they don't know what they are missing. Many times I have got things in a charity shop that I needed, wanted or sometimes I have even found things I never knew existed. Here are a few examples from the last week of times I have had success while shopping in charity shops.

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