Thursday, 27 December 2018

My Christmas

So Christmas has come and gone for another year. This Christmas was spent just me, my mum and my sister. It was a nice quiet day.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The Snowman Commemorative Coin from the Royal Mint

Growing up one of our family Christmas traditions was watching The Snowman and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the first publication of the book.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Star Wars TIE Fighter Lamp review.

I am a geek and as a result I can be difficult to buy for. Although I say I will like anything related to Doctor Who, Super Heroes or Star Wars, that is still a very open idea. I have been asked to review a Star Wars TIE Fighter poseable lamp to show an example of what sort of thing you should buy a geek.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Home Bar Drinks Dispenser.



Christmas is literally just around the corner and as usual I am running around like a headless chicken making sure have everything that I need for the big day. There are so many little extras that I have found to make the day a little easier and more fun.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Beauty and the Beast Lamp

It’s almost Christmas. Only 2 weeks until the big day and I don’t know about you, but I can’t say I’m fully prepared! Although I have got most gifts, I am a few gift short as I’m not really sure what to buy for them. 

Monday, 3 December 2018

Joining the PTA

I have recently join the PTA at Tilly’s school. Tilly’s school have a good PTA who do a lot of events throughout the school year to raise money.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Ignite 2019: Empower~ Inspire ~ Motivate

Sometimes in life, it is hard to stay motivated. I know I sometimes struggle with having enough motivation and confidence to get up and really reach my full potential. Luckily my mum really gets me motivated to do things that need doing. She is an inspirational woman and she has been using this mindset for a few years now, this rubs off on my little sister and me.

Monday, 19 November 2018

My Plans for our Christmas Tree

My mum is normally very particular about our Christmas tree There always has to be a theme. Normally the theme is just a colour or colour combination. 

Monday, 12 November 2018

What To Buy My Mum For Chrstmas

So as we reach the middle of November, Halloween is fully behind us and we are quickly hurling towards Christmas. In the blink of an eye the shops have put up Christmas stock, Christmas adverts are on TV and shops are playing Christmas music. Its got me in the festive spirit.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Tilly's first group sleepover

This week I mum planned on taking Tilly and a few of her friends to London for an exciting day out. We realised that they would have to get a train quite early in the morning and as many of Tilly's friends have younger siblings it was easier for all the girls to sleep over the night before. It was then when mum conveniently remembered that she had been invited for a night out to celebrate her friends birthday. So I was left alone as the responsible adult for Tilly's first group sleepover.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Our New Brownie Programme

A few weeks ago me and my friend, with whom I run my local Brownies with, went to our local GirlGuiding county day. This is a day where all the leaders from the county meet up and share ideas as well as attend a range of seminars which offer many opportunities including refresher training, networking and offering inspiration and new ideas.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Me and Tilly Visited the London Dungeons

Last weekend me and Tilly set off for London for a girly day out. As mum is on her annual trip to Turkey with her friends I decided Tilly needed something to look forward too to prevent her from getting upset about mum.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Doctor Who is back.

So last weekend saw a new Doctor crash onto our screen and for the first time the doctor has regenerated into a women. This post will contain spoilers so please stop reading if you haven’t yet watched last weeks episode.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

How to get ahead in social media

My name is Vicky and I blog at Miss Tilly And Me and Tillys Travelling Telegram, I have been a blogger for over 5 years and it almost becomes part of my life, sometimes if I don't blog, I get palpitations. My blog is my outlet for my rants and my happy times. Please pop over and take a look. Today though I am privileged to write a blog post about how to get ahead in social media.

Social media is a huge part of the internet now and we are all involved in some way. Whether you have Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Maybe you're a blogger like me and you use social media for work. But it's here and is here to stay! There is some form of etiquette to follow though when you use social media, after all, it would be so easy to annoy people with the things that you post. Hopefully, these tips will help you get ahead in social media.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Why im excited about the new Doctor Who Companions

As you may have guessed, I am a massive fan of Doctor Who. As a child I used to watch random episodes of Classic Who at my grandparents house and was overly excited by the news of its return in 2005.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Does Tilly believe in Father Christmas

Tilly is growing up fast. Its seems only yesterday she was a baby but now she has started year 4 at school and turning into a proper young lady.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Start of a New Year at Brownies

This week we have started back at Brownies. We thought we would have a fun and gentle evening this week to ease ourselves into the new year.

Monday, 10 September 2018

The Shell Grotto in Margate

I live in Kent and although I think I know my local area, sometimes it still surprises me. One such incident happened a couple of weeks ago when we took the Brownies to the Shell Grotto in Margate. Before another leader suggested it, I had never heard of the Shell Grotto before and even after having it explained, I still didn't really know what to expect. 

Monday, 3 September 2018

Taking the Brownies for Dinner

Last week I was away at Brownie Camp, we all loved it although there was a lot of work before. I don't envy our camp chef who had a lot to do not only before we went but while we were there. She made sure that we were all well feed so half way through the week we decided to give her a evening off and to take the girls out to dinner.

Monday, 27 August 2018

I’m Back from Brownie Camp

So I am back. I spent last week Brownies camp and after a few days of catching up on the lost sleep, I think I have fully recovered (or I quite possibly need another holiday!). 

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Im off to Brownie camp

So today is the day. The day I set off on my annual holiday with the Brownies. My suitcase is packed, the crafts have been organised and beds have been blown up.


Sunday, 12 August 2018

when sharing isnt caring!

Growing up I was always told, sharing is caring. It is a motto I always try to live by as no matter how little I have, there is always someone with less. However recently I have had to re-evaluate my views after my caring mother decided to share her infection with the whole household!

Sunday, 29 July 2018

The fair comes to town.

This week the fair came to town as it was carnival week. I love when the fair comes to town, it is only small with about a dozen rides but it gives us an afternoon of fun. The fair comes every year and is usually here for about a week and a half and most people love it. 

Sunday, 22 July 2018

How has Technology Altered the Way we Gamble?

Gambling has been around for centuries. There is evidence that even as far back as the ancient Egyptians par took in gambling. When I was a child, you were only really able to gamble in a registered betting shop or arcade. However over time technological advancements have made their way into the gambling world and how influenced the way we gamble.


Saturday, 14 July 2018

Summer Reading Challenge

The summer holidays are almost upon us and so its the time when parents are stating to plan activities to keep the little darlings entertained. We all hope that they will pick up a book or two and spend some time reading this summer.


Sunday, 8 July 2018

Can We Dare to Dream?

So, England have made it through to the World Cup semi-final and I must admit I have been sucked into the football fever which has gripped the nation.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Raising Money for Brownies

This week at Brownies we have been looking at raising some money for the pack and for our pack holiday pot.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Camp Bestival Competition

Summer is here and school is almost out, and although we enjoy the time the spend with the children, sometimes they can get bored. what are you doing this summer? have you considered going to Camp Bestival?

Camp Bestival is a weekend of fun with musical from a variety of artists all designed with the family in mind. It is located in Lulworth castle in Dorset and will run from the 26-29th July 2018.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Fathers day

This weekend it is fathers day. This is always a difficult time of year as my father situation is a little complicated.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Taking the Brownies to Soar

Last weekend I took my Brownies to a sleepover at a trampoline park. We attended Soar in Gillingham. Now I know what you are thinking. Why would anyone do something so crazy?! But both me and the girls had an amazing time and we are already planning on making it an annual event.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Tilly's Favourite Doctor Who Episode

Hi it's Tilly here, just like Kimmy I really like Doctor Who. So I thought I would tell you all about my favourite episode however beware this may contain spoilers.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Ways To Save Money Everyday!

My name is Vicky and I blog at www.misstillyandme.co.uk and www.tillystravellingtelegram.co.uk, I write about many things from travel with Tilly to everyday life and mental health. Please pop over and take a read.

Today I am writing about ways to budget, in January this year, I decided that I was wasting too much money and looked for ways to start saving it, the little money saving here and there, soon adds up and here are a few tips to start with.

Always shop around

If you're looking to buy something big, make sure you shop around, you can usually price check on different websites and compare the prices. Also look at other services that are included in the price of the product that you're buying. Is Delivery included or will they take the old appliance away (if that's what you're buying)? Many websites have online exclusives and discounts too. Even with your weekly shop, it might be cheaper to shop around. Most of the supermarkets offer incentives if you shop with them, like loyalty cards or they price check for you.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Joining in the fun of the royal wedding

At the beginning of this term, I asked my brownies what they wanted to do this term. During planning we set aside a couple of weeks to have meetings where the girls have chosen what we do. They had many ideas but ultimately requested an evening where their brought in a bear and had a fashion show.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Another year older

This week I have become another year older (not sure if I can say I am any wiser though!). I decided to have a quiet birthday this year. Previous years I have been to Lego land, A Doctor who experience and afternoon tea at Harrods. However with mum going on holiday this year and and the fact my birthday was on a Monday, nothing was planned.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Planning our Pack Holiday

This week at Brownies we have made a start on planning for our pack holiday. The forms have come back, the hall has been book and I have sorted the time off work.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

My Little Pony Competition

Growing up I loved My Little Pony and so I was so excited when they re-launched the series in 2010 with a new animated TV series called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as it meant that Tilly would be able grow up with the series as well. Just like me, she started watching it and fell in love with it.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Jamie Oliver's Cookery School

I love cooking although I don't get as much time as I would like to spend in the kitchen and some of the time it is easier and quicker to buy preprepared meals. And the idea of letting Tilly help me in the kitchen, well it absolutely terrifies me.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Organic Shop Hair Products

I not really a girly girl. I don't normally worry about what hair products I am using. As long as it says shampoo, I am happy. I am not especially attached to a particular brand and normally I will look at price rather then ingredients.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

The Bank of England Museum

I do love a good museum. When we go to London, we do always consider going to a museum as they are free and really interesting. They are also very close together so you can do them in the same day. They make a fantastic day out and the kids are learning while having fun.

Friday, 6 April 2018

The View From The Shard

We are almost a week into Easter break and this s when we start counting down the days until school starts again! What are you doing with your children? Have you considered a trip up the Shard?

Saturday, 31 March 2018

What Should you Keep in Your Car for Emergencies?

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Circus Has Come To Town

This week the circus came to my hometown. I’ve always loved the circus. I love the atmosphere, the clowns and being able to sit back and spend a few hours laughing.

                         

Thursday, 22 March 2018

How Old Do I Look?

I am lucky. I have never really looked my age. I always say it’s because of my mum, she looks really good for her age and I have clearly inherited some good genes! However last weekend I and my family went to Brighton on the train and I was mistaken for a 15-year-old!



Sunday, 18 March 2018

When Your Child Is A Child Carer.

My name is Vicky and I have been blogging at Being Tillys Mummy for 5 years but have recently set up a new blog at www.misstillyandme.co.uk. You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Our Family Trip to Brighton

Last weekend me and my family went for a day out in Brighton to celebrate Tilly's 8th Birthday. Brighton is quite an awkward place to get to from where I live so it's not a place we visit often so it made a nice change to the normal places we visit.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Being Leader in Charge at Brownies

Every week I help to run my local Brownies group. I am not the Brown Owl of the pack, but I am second in command and known to the girls as Otter. This week our Brown Owl phoned me the day before Brownies to let me know she is unwell and unable to attend this weeks meeting. Meaning I would be leader in charge.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Minion Edition BeanBoozled Jelly Beans

This week, me and Tilly were excited to receive a packet of special minion themed BeanBoozled Jelly Beans. Jelly Beans have always been a favourite in my family and we love Minions so this seemed to be a perfect match.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Are you on the organ donor register?

This week parliament is debating the way our organ donor registry works. Currently anyone who is willing to donate their organs upon death, must opt in by visiting your GP or applying on the organ donor website. Families can also give consent on death.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

I Am Now A Boomerang Child

Hello. I haven’t been blogging for a few weeks, but now I’m back. I have had quite a busy few weeks which includes the fact that, much to my mums despair, I have officially become a boomerang child! 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Not Sure if Pot Making is for me!

This week I was invited into Tilly’s school as they were holding an open day. Each day, a different year group would invite the parents into the class room to spent the morning seeing what the children had been learning about this term.

Friday, 26 January 2018

I Dragged My Bestie To Brownies

As many of you know I volunteer as a Brownie leader. For 2 hours a week (and for a whole week in August!) I play games, do craft activities and teach general life stills to girls between the ages of 7 and 10. 

Friday, 19 January 2018

The downside of my job

 I work as a community care worker. This means I go into the homes of the elderly and those less able and help out with meal preparation and general household chores. 

Friday, 12 January 2018

Back to Brownies

So today we started back at brownies after the Christmas holiday. Tilly was overly excited about going back to brownies as she really enjoys it and couldn’t wait to see the friends she is unable to see at school.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

How was your Christmas Day?

I spent this Christmas Day with my mum and sister. Because we had attended midnight mass, I was hoping for a lay in. However I was promptly woken at 8am. Mum claims it was Tilly that woke everyone up but personally I believe it was her!!