Monday, 30 September 2013

RDs Joke Corner


RD: Why did the chicken?
Me: Why did the chicken...?
RD: *starting to get frustrated* Mummy why did the chicken?!
Me: Why did the chicken do what? RD you haven't finished the joke
RD: Because he didn't get run over by a car, ha ha ha mummy that was my silly joke, you can open your mouth and laugh now


Thursday, 26 September 2013

New trainers.. once again

So once again it's that kinda time where I have to buy new trainers for the kids as both of their last pairs have literally been worn to death.
Now anyone who knows me knows I don't dress my kids in labels (mostly because they're expensive and I'm not minted and also because I would give myself a headache running round after them making sure they don't ruin them expensive things) I brought Cali a pair of Minnie Mouse Hi Tops from Next for the summer they were £21 and that was expensive to me, I don't even like the wind to blow on them. They're canvas and and have glitter on them so would also be a nightmare to clean, now I'm wondering why I even brought them.. Oh yeah they were pretty and comfy... yeah never doing that again. She's probably worn them once,luckily there's room so they will probably fit her next summer.

Anyway I believe you can make kids look just as cute in 'no name' trainers from George or Primark, so

Heatherisms

So my mum is one of them people who is just funny without actually knowing. It’s like she doesn't intentionally try to be funny but a lot of the stuff she comes out with is hilarious. I call these moments Heatherisms, So I thought I’d post her most random comments every so often because I can’t be the only person who finds this woman funny.

[After having the BBM v Whatsapp debate]
“What make phone is Blackberry?”

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Have you packed yet?

So if you're lucky enough to be going on some fab exotic holiday in the next few months, now is the best time to get your summer clothes as October/November time will be near impossible to find any cute cheap stuff (trust me I've made that mistake before). There's still a lot of bargains floating around as shops scramble to get rid of their summer stock and make way for the winter. I've seen so much cute summer stuff for myself and the kiddies.
I went in H&M the other day and found

Don't kids say the loveliest things...

Has anyone else noticed a big increase in the use of the word pooh with their 3/4 year old. Cali seems to be totally obcessed with the word right now which has now rubbed off on RD so now he often uses that word too. She uses pooh to describe literally everything, I've actually never heard that word used so much or so randomly before;

Me: Who did you play with at school today?
Cali: The same people as yesterday, pooh pooh and pooh pooh

Me: Oh look *pointing to her coat peg at school* what name does that say?
Cali: Pooh Pooh

Cali: I put my hat in my bag cuz it's made of pooh pooh
Me: *horrified* What?! (now thinking she somehow managed to get some kinda pooh all over her good
hat)
Cali: *pointing to a perfectly clean hat* Look mummy it's a pooh pooh hat

Me: Aww that's a lovely drawing, is that mummy?
Cali: No it's pooh pooh

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Time to chill out

The kids are in bed (well they've been in bed for ages now) so I thought I would post some chilled out music to help you relax. This is definately a song most women can probably relate to on some kinda level. I've just had this song on repeat the lyrics are sooo deep. It's kinda sad but very soothing at the same time.
Comfort Inn by Jhene Aiko


Friday, 20 September 2013

Those dreaded words.. that they find highly amusing..

Why is it that when you pick your kids up from nursery they will be adamant they don't need to wee or have just been to the toilet, then you set off home and they wait until you have past restaurants, bars and shops and you're literally near nothing to declare 'Mummy I need to Pooh!' it's almost like they do it purposely so they can watch you freak out and find some ingenious way of carrying them and the shopping home in 2 mins flat when it would normally take you half an hour. Then you get home all sweaty and out of breath and they just happily skip off to their room and play with their toys. It's like ummm I thought you needed to pooh and they're like no I don't anymore I just needed to fart.

Go Go Go Go shorty it's ya Birthday!

If its your birthday make sure you let your hotel know, don't just assume they will know just from looking at your details (I've done this before and was like oh no one cares that it's my birthday..) Some hotels take guests birthdays very seriously so this could result in anything from a free room upgrade to a bottle of wine or a fruit basket. Or even something simple like a personalized desert or special cocktail.
When I stayed at Rostrevor in Barbados for my 30th I got a

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Nottinghill Carnival

So I know it's a bit late, but yes I jumped with a band for Nottinghill Carnival this year and it was soooo much fun. I jumped with Chocolate Nation on the Sunday and Dynasty on the Monday. I was really looking forward to carnival this year as I didn't get to experience Foreday Morning or Grand Kadooment (the big carnival) in Barbados as I was just too ill. I also look forward to carnival as it's the only time for the whole year I get a full weekend to myself.

Lucky for me being ill worked in my favour as I managed to loose enough weight (purely through being forced to live on a diet of dry foods) to look good and feel comfortable enough to dance down the street in a leotard. If this was last year

Friday, 6 September 2013

Word Tins, Spanish and Cocktails

So I made the kids a word tin today, well more like a word box as I had no tins... I used to love my word tin at Primary school and got through the words very quickly. Do they even still do wordtins at school? Probably not, I guess it's probably all computerised now (wow I sound like an oldie) anyway Cali really impressed me, she could spell everything I gave her. I even tried to catch her out and she still knew how to spell the words. I think I may actually have to do some longer/harder words for her. RDs not quite ready yet though...

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Bagging a cheap holiday

So in an earlier post I was saying how if you changed your Tesco Clubcard points into Virgin Atlantic airmiles you could end up saving on your holiday. Well at the moment if you exchange your Clubcard vouchers for Virgin miles you will get 30% bonus miles plus you could also get an additional 1000 miles

Sunday, 1 September 2013

No Kids Club, No problem

If you're in Barbados and really can’t stretch to All Inclusive  and you’re staying B&B or Self Catering with no Kids Club don’t worry there's still plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained (and wear them out) during the day. One of my favourite (and strangely not that obvious) places is Chefette, now this is a great place to take the kids because not only can you get something to eat and the kids won’t complain as it’s all fast food that they would probably love but there some selected Chefettes that actually have an outdoor play park which is great to let the kids loose in. It’s full of lots of fun things to keep the kids entertained like slides and climbing frames etc and the floor is that spongy tarmac so no nasty falls or accidents. You can literally leave them in there for an hour or so and they will run around until they're completely knackered. One word of advice though if you plan on going, let the kids wear leggings or long shorts as Cali had on normal shorts and couldn’t slide down the slide she just got stuck to it so ended up scooting down poor thing.