Preparing To Move House

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As you may know, if you have been reading my blog for a while we have purchased our first home. We purchased it way back in June and are looking to move within the next month. It is all systems go here so this means that we have been doing a lot of decluttering, packing and all sorts. Today I thought I would share with you some of the things which we have been doing in order to be prepared when we do finally move in . If you do not know we are actually purchasing our first home together so this does mean that we are combining two houses at least. So we are not moving as you may traditionally and we are actually moving around 1 hour away from my family home and around 40 mins from York which is home at the moment for us.

Make a list

Making a list of what we needed it something which helped me so much because this meant that I did not purchase things which we did not need. Even though we did by some bits which I am sure we have more than we need of. I know there are only a small few bits which I need to order now.  I also found that making sure that I have the Quidco cashback toolbar on has helped me manage to get a chunk of money back. For example, on our washer and fridge we got £17 back and of course, every little bit helps.

Sell what you don’t need

This for sure is something which we have been doing because of the fact that we had all of Jess’s things from when she was a baby down at the grandparents. This has meant that we do have several things twice so it has allowed us to be able to sell one of the highchairs for example so of course, this does mean that we have been able to get more pennies. We have been able to sell a 3/4 bed which we no longer have a need for because of the fact that it is way to small for to adults to share and it is so low. This does mean that we do not have to move this and end up storing it in the garage someone is actually getting some love out of this. I have also been able to put this money towards something else which we need for the house.

Make sure you’re getting the best deal

This is something which we have been doing before moving into the house. We have made sure that we could get the best deal for the things which we need on sky because what is the point of having things which we do not need. For example, the cinema package is something which we would not get the best used out of so we might as well spend the money on the sports package which is something for sure I know I will be using. We made sure that we go the fastest internet as this is something which we need because Joe is always gaming using the internet. While of course I like to spend a lot of time doing things on my blog.

Pack slowly

This is something which of course we have had had the luxury of doing because it has taken so long for us to be moving into the house. This has meant that instead of having the stress of packing everything in the last few weeks we have been able to spend time slowly making sure that thing is in boxes related to the room which they are going to be going in. For example all of the things which are going to be in Jess’ room are in a box which says Jess on it. This is something which is going to be able to help so much when we move because we are going to be able just to take the boxes straight to that room.

Have an essentials bag

This is more for when you do actually move into the house on the day you get the keys you do not want to have to be opening every box to find a phone charger for example. This is something which I am going to create in the next couple of weeks before we do move. In this bag/ box I am going to make sure that we have our phone chargers because of course, we need them to have power. We will end up making sure that we have our kettle to hand when we move because of course who can live without coffee. This is something which we are going to make not long before moving and making sure that we have them to hand. I think the plan is to actually put them in the car boot because then there is no way where we actually end up losing the box on the day of the move.  I think also in the box we are also going to have some loo roll and some snacks. The fridge we have ordered does not get delivered for a few days after we actually move in so we can only have small shops till it is in.  We have choosen this so that I do not have too many people coming with deliverys when we first move in.

What tips do you have to someone moving house before they actually move?

Charlotte xx

 

 

Preparing for University

Now you have got the grades which has meant that you are able to go to university you think that the works starts. There are so many small jobs which you can do before freshers week which will make your life a lot easier and when you are miles away from home this can be a massive bonus. Today I am going to share with you some tips which I would recommend doing to make you so easy.

Start learning to wash your own clothes

I actually brought 6 weeks of washing home when I was in my first year however, since then I have actually had to do my own. I would recommend learning how to wash your own clothes because then it means that you can wear what you actually want. Instead of wearing what is clean and there is always your parents to help you out if you get stuck before you got to university.

Learn how to save money

Everyone states that as a student you are going to be super poor but if you learn how to save money this is going to help. You will be able to get a NUS card which helps you save money on the high street and at restaurants if you want to be spendy. While at university, there is a lot of apps which you can use which have discounts codes on. I am going to do a post on this very soon.You can even put money on gift cards for supermarkets which means that you do not spend your food money on a crazy night when you do not have the funds at university.

Learn to cook

This is one which is going to help you massively because of course you do not want to have to spend a lot of money on takeaways and ready meals. I think that been able to cook for your family before you go helps massively because it gets you used to cooking and allows you to ask for help before you leave and live on your own. It also may allow you to be able to get recipe’s from your family which will help the more meals you can cook the less likely you are to get bored of eating the same food. It will also let you get used to batch cooking which helps because we all want not to have to cook when you have a late lecture.

Update your CV

Money is going to be something which you need to have, now if you can update your CV to make sure that it has everything that it needs to have on it.  Things such as your new address, those a levels which you have just completed. I got a job at McDonald’s when I was at university and it was so handy having some more money. I would recommend starting to look for part time jobs now because they are advertising soon and most people do not think of looking until fresher’s week.

Join Facebook groups

You can meet people who you might be able to make friends with on Facebook who you can meet up with when you get to university. For example I know there was a page for the halls which I lived in my first year and I met some of the people who I was going to be living with in this group. There is also usually a group for your university course and this is going to be with people you are going to see so much. It does matter if your friends are on your course or not because there is a lot of time to socialise.

Get a railcard

As a student you are more likely to be between the ages of 16-25 which means that you can get a young persons railcard. You never know when you are going to feel homesick and actually want to come home to see people or explore new places. If you get one of the railcards it does mean that you do actually get 1/3 off travel which we all need because train fairs can be so expensive, they actualy only cost you £30 a year. With Santander you can get a 4 year one with a student bank account.

Sort your stuff out

You do not realise till you are about to move out how much stuff you have actually got in. There will be some things which you may not longer want but that someone else will be willing to pay good money for. I recommend actually sorting things out early and trying to sell what you can on eBay or similar ways. This will give you money to buy things which you might actually want in order to move or it gives you more money for when you are at university.

If you have been to university what would you recommend people do before starting their fresher’s year.

 

Charlotte xx


			

Life Update- June 2018

 

It seems like a long time since I did a personal kind of post. I thought today seemed like one of those times I should update you in the things which have been happening in our lives. For sure there had been some big changes.

The first change is that I have actually completed my degree. It is scary because it’s had taken me 5 years and now I don’t have uni work. I currently don’t know my grade it has to be confirmed because it is on the border line of two grade barriers. It has been amazing to finish I can’t wait to actually graduate now so I can have the pictures but this doesn’t happen till November for me.

So since I finished university as some of you know I wanted to do a physio masters. This is something which I have not got on to this year I think I am going to try and get some more experience and then possible apply in a couple more years. When Jess is older and maybe we will do less solo parenting.

Solo parenting is something which I will be doing more very soon. As you may know I get a lot of support of my family when Joe goes away however, WE BOUGHT A HOUSE. Yes this is something which has happened in the past month or so at the moment we are looking to complete mid August and hope to move in at the end. Our house is actually an hour away from my parents. So this is why I am going to be alone more when Joe is away but I am going to throw myself into work and my blog. You can expect more lifestyle and homey posts coming up in the next few months.

In only a couple of weeks I have trailwalker which I did mention way back at the start of the year. I have been walking miles in order to get some fitness and used to actually walking distance. Most week days now I have been hitting between 8-10 miles which soon adds up more so in this heat. I would love it if you had any spare money to donate to me in order to raiser as much as I can for Oxfam and the Gurkhas welfare trust. As I write this I am close to hitting £550 which is amazing. If you would like to donate to me I’m sure it would help the blisters which I know are going to happen you can here

There also has been some personal things going on which I may share in the future but at the moment this does not feel right. And also i am not ready to share yet.

What have you been up to lately?

Charlotte xxx

Top Tips on Making Air Travel Delays Easier with Children

Traveling abroad is something which I want to do in the very near future. However, one thing which does scare me is been delayed with Jess in an airport because it would be the first time she has traveled on a plane.  Knowing my luck we would actually end up having a delay.

Air travel can be complicated at the best of time and if you have children with you it can be even harder. Then if you delayed at the airport, you will not only have to cope with your own annoyance, entertainment, hunger etc, you also have to deal with theirs. There are things that you can do though, to help things to go smoothly.

Have plenty of toys/games


Obviously, you will know that you will need things to entertain the children on the plane but if you do not expect a delay then you may not have enough. It can be easy to forget how quickly children can get bored with playing with one particular item and want to move on to something new. It might be a good plan to buy something completely new for them as that might keep them entertained for longer, although it could be a risk if you are not sure whether they will like it. Thinking of small things can be tricky, but you should be able to find some small books, a pack of cards, small amount of Lego, small games and electronic devices. Make sure that you also have batteries for items that need them or rechargers. However, do not rely on being able to easily recharge things as you never know if there will be a free socket, to ensure there are other options as well. It could be wise to start with the board games, books, and cards and then move onto the mobile devices when they get tired as these are more absorbing and likely to keep them sittings till and settled better at a time when they might be more prone to temper outbursts or upsets.

Make sure they enough food/drink/snacks


If we do not have enough food or drink it can have a direct effect on our mood. We can find that we will be irritable, tired, low in energy and things like this if we do not get enough. This means that you need to be aware of how the children are and whether they have had enough. It is also wise to make sure the adults with them also have enough food and drink so that they have the right mind set to be able to deal with them too. Airport food is expensive and so it is a good idea to have some food with you. However, if you are delayed for a significant period of time, the airline may compensate you with some food and drink vouchers to spend at the airport. It is worth checking with your airline before you go to eat, to see whether this is the case and then you not pay for food unnecessarily when you could have used a voucher. It is good to watch the type of food as well. Lots of sugary foods could give them too much energy and they may feel like they want to run around or make a lot of noise. Foods that give a slower and more constant release of energy could be a much wiser idea, so things like dairy foods, nut and seeds, wholegrain sandwiches and anything with fat or protein in it.

Stay calm and entertained yourself so that you can help them


When you are caring for children, it is much harder to help them when you are not feeling good. If you are annoyed about the delay or bored, then this will reflect in your parenting. Many parents do not look after their own needs and put their children first. However, you need to look after yourself so that you can be a better parent and so do not be worried about doing this. It is easier if there is more than one person to look after the children as one can have a rest, nap, read or whatever while the other takes over parenting duties and then they can swap.

Explore the airport/watch the planes


Children do like watching planes and all of the activity going on at the airport. Therefore standing by a window or sitting near to one can be a good way to pass time. It can be great to see if they can see their luggage being put on the plane or something similar to that, which will keep them watching and enjoying for a long time.

Consider whether you need to nap/sleep and where you might be able to do that


If you have a long delay then you may feel that the children and adults need a nap or a sleep. It can make a big difference if you can get some sleep as being well rested makes a big difference to your feelings and how positive you feel about the situation. If the delay is really long, then the airline may be able to compensate you for the cost of a hotel room. It is good to find out if this is the case as you will be a lot more comfortable than sleeping in the airport.

How have you coped if you have been delayed while travelling with children?

 

Charlotte  xxx

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How to Vacation in London with Small Children

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Travelling to London is something which I want to do with Jess in the next couple of years. As we already know she loves been able to travel on trains and we only live around a couple of hours. I think she would love areas such as Kidzina. Also teamed with the fact that my other half has not been to London and done the sites this is something which I would love to change.
I have been researching the best tips for taking small children and going to London as I still want to go when Jess is young enough.

How to Make Your Family Vacation to London a Raving Success, Even with small children

It’s no secret that family vacations can sometimes cause just as much stress as the day-to-day routine you’re trying to temporarily escape from. The younger kids tire easily, the older kids get moody, and your significant other gets tired and moody from trying to keep the kids happy.If you’re planning a family vacation to London, use these pro travel tips to ensure a memorable getaway that every member of the family will enjoy! Here’s how to make your London vacation a raving success!

Take Advantage of Free Attractions

Don’t you hate it when you spend big bucks on a vacation activity that your kids don’t find half as wonderful as you thought they would? You already purchased the costly non-refundable tickets, but your kids are dying to get back to the hotel pool. Fortunately, you don’t have to face that disappointing problem in London, where there are plenty of attractions that don’t cost a penny! Stroll through one of the many free museums, visit Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station, eat lunch at a park, take a walk across the Millenium Bridge, and more!

Plan a Diverse Itinerary

If the first two days of your London vacation are spent sightseeing, your kids are bound to become irritable and restless. Keep them on their toes by planning a diverse itinerary filled with a fair mix of things to do for everyone in the family. Improve the experience even more by getting your kids involved with the planning. Build pre-vacation hype about the things you’ll do or the sights you’ll see. Let them pick an attraction or two that they want to visit and if you’re feeling extra generous, allow them to choose which day they’ll visit the attraction they picked. You can take advantage of our predetermined list of London Itinerary Tips, or you can craft your own with a little research and thorough planning!

Stay in a Flat

Cramming your family into a tiny hotel room with one bathroom is the best and quickest way to cause friction among siblings, friends, and even soulmates. Instead of reserving a room tucked away in the corridors of a cultureless hotel, opt for a genuine London flat in a premier neighborhood! With a London vacation rental, you can experience London in its truest form and experience comfort that can only be found in a home.

Vacationing in London

Whether your kids are youngsters or teenagers, these three tips will help you plan a family vacation to London that everyone can enjoy. All it takes is a diverse itinerary filled with free entertaining activities and a vacation rental in London. Happy travels!

Have you taken young children to London, If so how did you find it ?

 

Charlotte

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Advice For Millennial Renters

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As some of you may know we are looking at purchasing our first property this summer. However, I have been in the position where I have rented a number of student houses in order to live in different cities to the one I am from to complete my studies. I also have a number of friend who you could class as millennial renters after speaking to a few of them I have complied a list of what you should looks for when renting a house.

Stay at home

This might sound like a strange one when sharing tips for renting a house. However, renting is not cheap in some cases it is more expensive than having your own house. If you have the option to still live with parents or friends take it up I am not saying that it is going to be completely free to do this however you will be paying nowhere the price of rent. I know for one that when looking at 2 bed rent prices in York I couldn’t find much under 1000 a month. Currently we are loving with my parents while we save up enough money to be able to purchase our house. I think now we have enough of a deposit, we just need to find somewhere that we love.

Take Pictures and Read your contract

Take pictures of the property when you move in making note of anything broken or missing. For example when I lived in my third uni house for a few months there was no curtains for a period of about 2 weeks. This was an issue as I lived backed onto a school and anyone could have seen into my room. The landlord was convinced there was some curtains in the room. It was in my contract that there should have been and this meant that he had to to sort the problem out. If I not read my contract I might have actually ended up purchasing some curtains when I wouldn’t have needed to.

Have Contents insurance

You want to make sure that your possessions are safe and this will give you a piece of mind. This is something which I never did when I was at uni because of the fact that I had my laptop and phone on their own kind of insurance. However, speaking to my friends it is important to get some contents insurance this something which we will be doing when we purchase our own house anyway. But if you are renting you may need some more advise on what kind of insurance that you need and what your landlord’s insurance will cover you for. You can find more information about insurance with Homelet.

Make it your own

A tip one of my friends shared with me was that even though you can not paint the walls and make major changes it does not meant that you can not make the place your own. For example they recommend getting things such as cushions and other soft furnishings to make the place like a home. If you want more storage make sure that you have things which you can take to your new place when you move out. This will not end up annoying your landlord which is something which you never want to do.

Deposit Protected

Make sure that your deposit is protected this is something which we had when I was again in my third university house. Your landlord has to put your deposit into a protected scheme this means that you’ll get the full deposit back at the end of the tenancy provided you’ve met the terms of the tenancy agreement .If they do not do this they are actually breaking the law. I remembered that we got an email from the scheme when our landlord put it in the scheme and then 30 days after our tenancy we got the deposit back.

Do you rent if so what advice would you give to those who are looking to rent their first place?

 

Charlotte

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Nutritious Summer Breakfast Ideas

As the summer approaches or we can all hope that it is.I know I find it hard to get some nutritious food within me at breakfast time as I usually do not want something like toast due to the the heat and I always like coffee and toast. I get bored of things such as cereal because this you do not get that much variety and it is something which I have had all winter long. With the summer coming up it seems that fruit does become a lot cheaper and now a days with places like Aldi do fruit so cheap. I am trying to lose weight a little bit and have been speaking to a firend who is having food similar to this however, he has it in juice form rather than a bowl.

Today I am going to share with you 4 recipes which you could have for breakfast in the summer months this would not take you very long to prepare in the morning either. This is great for someone like me due to the fact that I do not have a lot of time in the morning to prepare something which is going to take a lot of time.

Warrior Fuel Protein Bowl
Ingredient

1 Sambazon Original Superfruit Pack

1/8 – ¼ c Non-Dairy Milk of Choice

Handful fresh Spinach or Kale

1 scoop Nut Butter

½ c Frozen Mixed Berries or Frozen Mango

1 Banana

1 tsp Maca Powder

¼ c Shredded Coconut

All you need to do is put all ingredients except for your superfruit packs and toppings. While cutting our açai packs in half and break the pulp into your blender. Start on low, using the plunger attachment to get things going. Add more liquid as needed, but only so it just combines. The less liquid you use, the thicker your blend! Once combined, scoop into a bowl and top with all the goodies. This for sure looks like one which I would love to try even though I may add some fresh fruit as I rarely have room in the freezer. 

 

Purple Immunity Smoothie
Ingredient

1 Sambazon Original Superfruit Packs

1 c Orange Juice

½ Banana, frozen

¼ c Pineapple Chunks, frozen

½ tsp Ginger, ground

Top with Fresh Berries

All you need to do is put everything in the blender (make sure to break up your Superfruit Packs), blend until really thick – adding more liquid if necessary – then pour into a bowl, top with your favorite fresh berries and enjoy! This is for sure one which I could have on the go well without the fresh berries on top.

 

PBJ Protein Bowl 

Ingredient 

2 Sambazon Original Superfruit Packs

1/2 Banana

1/8 c Apple Juice

1 handful of Blackberries

1 spoonful of Nut Butter

I think that this is one of the most simplest one that I am going to share today. All you need to do is blend all ingredients until smooth. Scoop into a bowl and top with granola, more blackberries and a drizzle of honey. I know this is one which I fancy however, I think I would actually end up skipping the honey.

Vitamin Boost

Ingredents

1 Sambazon Original Superfruit Pack

1 c Blueberries

½ Ripe Avocado

1 c Coconut Water or Non-Dairy Milk

½ c Non-Dairy Yogurt

1 tbsp Nut Butter

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

Put it all in a blender and enjoy. If you want to make it a bowl: add another Sambazon Superfruit Pack and a frozen banana. Blend until thick, pour in a bowl and top with your favourite granola and fresh fruits.

I hope i have inspired you to change up your breakfast this summer and have something more nutritious. Will you be trying any of these.

Charlotte xx

Last Minute World Book Day Idea’s

Don’t worry you still have over a week to get the costume World Book Day is Thursday 1st March. If you have a child who is in primary school or even nursery like Jess you might have to hunt a costume out for them. I already have actually purchased Jess’s I got it off eBay this year she is going to be Tinkerbell. As you know we are not huge fans of been falling into the stereotypes so this world book day is not going to feature any princess even though I have chosen just girls outfits.

You might not have time to go online and purchase them outfits without having to worry if the costume is going to arrive on time. I have chosen outfits which are all from Asda because they have some amazing ones this year and for most people, you can access a store easy and you can click and collect. Do not worry this is not a paid ad I have chosen these for myself.

Moana

The first outfit which I have chosen is this amazing Moana outfit I love how she is not a princess. But she is an amazing character who shows that girls can do anything if they put there mind to it and of course she does not need a man to save her like most other princess’s. This looks like an amazing quality item and it for sure does look like Moana however, maybe a little bit warmer than the ones which they sell in the Disney store which have crop tops.  Of course, this is going to require your child something like tights and maybe something else underneath to keep them warm. After all, it is only the start of March. It does come with the necklace and as a hell of a lot of detailing on it what more could you want for £15, you can purchase it here.

Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell is who Jess is going as this book day, however, because I purchased hers off eBay I can not find the exact same one. I found this one from George which actually has nicer wings than the one Jess has but I have ordered her some new ones. I think this could be easily used for a fancy dress party or even if your child likes to dress up at home. This again is going to need something underneath and tights because it is that cold. I think I am going to put a cardigan on Jess until she is in nursery. This looks long enough as well so that they are going to be able to bend down without showing everything off which is always something which you want. This comes in at £13 which is one of the cheaper ones and available from here.

Wonder Women

I choose wonder women outfit is actually exclusive to online but you can do click and collect.  In this house, we are a huge fan of superhero films. Of course, there are not many which are female so when I saw this I knew I had to include it in a post. It does have the cape which I know Jess would love running around with on her back pretending that she can actually fly. Who would not like that at the end of the day, it also comes with the headpiece which makes you look even more like wonder women.  This would be great if you were going to attend events such as ComicCon later in the year as well because for sure you could wear it there.  It comes in at £15 and can be purchased here.

Spidergirl

Girl’s can also be spiderman or spidergirl this year with this offering. Instead of having to wear a full bodysuit or onesie your little one could wear something which is a little bit more girly. This does come with the mask and the arm holders which will make them feel more like Spiderman. For some reason, I can imagine Jess running around trying to climb walls with this one. Again this would be another great one if you have anything to do with superhero’s coming or even comic con it comes in at £14 and can be purchased here. 

Jessie

Last year Jess went as Jessie which was adorable of course, even if I do say so myself. When searching I found this outfit which I think is even better than the one which she had last year, for example, it comes with a cowgirls hat which even had Jessie’s ponytail attached. This could be used for any occasion. It is long sleeved and has trousers as well which means that it will not need tight but it could be thin so you still need to put something under. For sure you could use this for any cowboy even which your child is going to be attending in the near future.  I am sure everyone loves toy story so this is a bargain at £14 and can be purchased here 

Batgirl

Black is a great colour for children because it does not show a lot of the muck so why opt put your child in it. Allowing them to dress up as Batgirl this is still very feminine it has actual sequins on the top half and then a net overlay on the bottom skirt. This does seem to be long enough to wear without tights, however, if it is cold you may want tights.  This does come with a mask which is glitter and there is a cape attached to the back which you can pretend you are flying with. I think this is something which I am going to look at purchasing in the near future and this is only £14 and available here 

Supergirl

I think when I picked these items out I feel like there was as superhero theme going on. Of course I had to include another if I choose this one which was supergirl. Jess for sure would love it because it had the cape which had a glittered design which means that it looks a little bit more girly than a normal super hero. This is one which I think which we would pair with tights even though it is layered it may not be thick enough because we know how cold it gets in the UK at the moment. You can purchase this one here for £15

Captain America

Of course with all my superhero love if you have ready my blog before you might know I have a marvel obsession. I think my favourite actually had to be captain American so when I saw you could get a girls outfit and it does come with the shield I scream. I actually regret already getting Jess’s outfit because I know this would have been perfect even though we all know Jess would have been throwing this at me constantly. This comes with the mask which you can see the girl wearing which if it is anything like the horns Jess had for Halloween she would have on all the time. I think I might have to be on the hunt for this after book day and she can have it for dressing up this again comes in at £15 and is available here.

Thor

The final item which I have chosen is actually from a the boy section because it is Thor. This is my other favourite character this one I would think would be warmer with the fact that it is actually Long Sleeved and has Trousers rather than being a Skirt. This comes with a helmet mask which I can imagine Jess wearing even when she is not wearing the outfit. The cape does come off as well meaning that you should not trip on it. I also think that’s with it being a padded toro it will be warmer. Something’s which we’d are going to need if the weather forecasts are correct. This again is £15 available from here but I know for sure we would get a lot of wear out of it.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I picked from Asda after all they seem to have some amazing costumes and we can all get to them easy.  I have not been paid for this post at all but these are the ones which I have loved this year. I am amazed how many super hero’s their are for girls which is great it shows after all it is not just boys who like super heros.

What your you are children dressing up as for world book day?

Charlotte

100 Questions About Me

Last week I got tagged by the lovely Claire in the 100 questions about me post. I thought that it is something which I would do because I am a nosey person and want to know more about the blogger behind the blog. So I thoguht I would share with my answers to these questions.

1. What is your name?
Charlotte

2. Any nicknames or aliases?

Chaazza, Charlie, Mummy, Mama, Babes, Babycakes, Mummykins

3. Your gender?

Female

4. Your star sign?
Taurus

5. How old are you?
22

6. Your relationship status?
In a relationship & have been for 3 years now

7. Any children?
Our little Girl, Jess

8. Any pets?
Not at the moment, maybe one day I will be allowed a couple of dogs

9. Any tattoo’s or piercings?
Only my ears pierced once, I really want my tragus done but I keep putting it off and I would love some tattoos in the future.

10. What do you like about yourself?

This is a hard one but I guess people would say I am kind and put others first even though sometimes I do it way too much

11. What do you dislike about yourself?
. I’m stubborn & a complete stress head and I always am saying sorry it is a horrible habit Jess has picked up

12. Righty or lefty?
Righty

13. The last thing you drank?
Water boring I know

14. The last thing you ate?
A chocolate brownie

15. Your last phone call?
From a friend called Peter

16. Your last text message?
A text saying what time do you finish?

17. Your last email?

A email from vodaphone telling me to how to save data

18. The last song you listened to?

My Chemical Romance- Teenagers

19. The last book you read?
It would have been some kind of uni textbook

20. The last time you cried?

The other day when someone was rude about my situation

21. The last blog you read?

HeyClairebear

22. The last person you spoke to?

Zoe

23. The last place you visited?

Uni because I have lectures

24. Your last holiday abroad?

7 Years and I can’t remember where

25. Have you ever got back with an ex?

Not that I can remember

26. Have you ever been cheated on?
Definitely

27. Have you ever cheated on someone?
No

28. Have you ever lost someone special to you?
I haven’t

29. Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?
Yes last time in August but I don’t want to speak about it

30. Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?
Yeah

31. Have you ever met someone who changed you?
Definitely

32. Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?
Unfortunately, I have, maybe a couple of times.

33. Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?
I definitely have, oops!

34. Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?

I don’t know if I have actually

35. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

I think so.but I didn’t love him at all in the end

36. Have you ever kissed a stranger?
Yes

37. Have you ever had your own heart broken?
I think I have, yeah

38. Have you ever had sex on the first date?
I am not stating this because I am an angel

39. Have you ever been arrested?
No

40. Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?
Maybe we all have girl crushes

41. Have you ever done something you regret?
Possibly, at the time of doing them.

42. Have you ever had a threesome?
Not telling you

43. Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?
Erm yeah usually daily

44. Have you ever misjudged someone?
Unfortunately, yes and usually thinking they were great when they really were not

45. Do you believe in God?
No

46. Do you believe in yourself?
Sometimes I do but not always

47. Do you believe in Santa Claus?
I did but I don’t know when until

48. Do you believe in ghosts?
I don’t think I do.

49. Do you believe in aliens?
I’m really unsure

50. Do you believe in miracles?
Not really, no

51. Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
I do I blame David for changing my opinion

52. Do you believe in love at first sight?
No, I believe it can happen fast though

53. Can money make you happy?
No, but it does help I think

54. Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
I believe that women should be and feel empowered and should be praised & treated as equals to men.

55. Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
Pro choice for sure I am sure you all know why

56. Do you have strong political beliefs?
I think I do actually

57. Do you have strong religious beliefs?
No

58. What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Courage, strength and love

59. Are you eating anything right now?

No but I am hungry

60. Are you drinking anything right now?

I wish I was I need to drink more

61. What are you listening to right now?

My Lecturer who is boring

62. What are you thinking about right now?

How much I want to go home

63. What are you waiting for right now?

To leave this lecture

64. What are you most excited about right now?

Seeing Jess and getting a huge cuddle off her because she is still in a loving phase

65. What’s your pet hate right now?

People who walk slowly

66. What’s your favourite thing right now?

Jess been in a loving phase

67. If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?

Trying not to fall asleep

68. Your first best friend?

I’m really not sure it is a very long time ago

69. Your first kiss?
Is it bad I don’t think I can remember

70. Your first celebrity crush?

Erm someone from a boy band

71. Your first holiday?

Majorica I think

72. Your first pet?

We had goldfish

73. Your first regret?

Oh gosh not a clue

74. Your first job?

Working in Maccies it is not as glamorous as it looks

75. Your first childhood memory?

Havign my 6th birthday party I think

76. Love or money?
Love always, but money does help a lot

77. Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter

78. Hook up or relationship?
Debates

79. Dogs or cats?
Dogs for sure

80. Coffee or tea?

Coffee

81. Beer or wine?

Beer these days though I barely drink at all

82. Sweet or savoury?
Both

83. Introvert or extrovert?
Introvert definitely

84. Vampires or werewolves?
Neither

85. Seaside or countryside?
Seaside

86. Summer or winter?
Summer (

87. Books or movies?

Movies

88. Horror or comedy?

Comedy,

89. Do you wish you could change your past?
In ways I guess, like I said before though, everything makes you who you are today

90. What’s your dream job?

Physiotherapist

91. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Some cheesy pop music

92. What are you afraid of?
A lot

93. What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?

Physio

94. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

To fly

95. If you could change anything about your life, what would it be?

Honestly, to work less to spend more time with Jess

96. Would you want immortality?
I don’t think so, I’m terrified of dying but I don’t think I’d want to suffer and not be able to die either

97. If you could interview anyone, alive or dead, who would you chose?
Kurt Cobain

98. Would you say you are happy?
Today is an alright day so yeah fairly happy

99. What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at eighteen?
Slow down and stop rushing with things and wishing life away

100. Where would you like to be in five years time?
A house of my own with a garden, a job and possibly a dog and another child

If you have a blog feel free to do this tag because I tag you all

Charlotte xx

Little Dish- Cupboard Essentials Review

As busy parents sometimes we don’t have time to cook nutritionally healthy meals from scratch every single day. We try and make a couple of meals a week this kind however there is times when need to grab something from the cupboard and use that instead. We all know about the sugar and salt levels which are reported in some of these items for adults. I dread to think how bad they would be for a child like Jess. That’s where Little Dish come in they have a range of products which can be put in the cupboard which are suitable for children without half of the nasties in them.

We have seen them in a range of the big supermarkets which is great. As this means that you can just pop them in your trolley in your normal weekly shop which great. I for one like to try and get as many things from the same shop as possible. So these been available like this is a time saver for me.

The three from this range that we have tried are baked beans, korma curry sauce, and a tomato pasta sauce. All very normal and basic food based which you can use for creating a meal quickly.

The first one Jess tried was the curry sauce as family we like our curries however they can be too hot to feed Jess. Or we want to eat later than when she need feeding these little dish curry sauces are amazing because all you need to do is cook the chicken and then stir the sauce in for around 1 minute. I have added rice because this is something which Jess loves to consume even on its own.  The sauce was big enough for a medium/large portion of chicken and it was saucy enough for Jess. I did try a little bit off and found that it was tasty without the spices this is something which I am glad of because I did not want Jess to be eating a bland meal. This in total took us about the 15 minutes including cooking the rice which of course is great because Jess sometimes is not the most patient person.

The beans come in a pouch which is big enough size for Jess without there been any waste as if I put them in the fridge I don’t always know when she would finish them. These are can easy go on toast and she can have a small potion of beans on toast sometimes she does like to copy her mummy. Or they can be added as a veg element of her tea when she has something like fish fingers. They take next to no time at all if I remember correctly around 1-2 mins great when you have a grumpy toddler nagging for food.

The final one which Jess has tried is the tomato pasta sauce this is something which is her favourite food anyway so having a good quality pasta sauce means so much to us.  This again is one which you have to stir in your pasta when it is cooked which means again it takes about 15 minutes and the sauce does get warm. My brother actually tried some of this when Jess had it and said again it was a little bit bland it was more like tomato puree. It does mean that it does have the flavour for your toddler however, it will not have as much sugar and salt as an adult version would do. This is great for if we are not having pasta but Jess wants it she sometimes even adds cheese to the top as a treat.

Conclusion

The sauces are £1 and baked beans are around £1.25 these can be purchased from the major supermarkets as well as  Boots. This is great because you can purchase them easily which is great because you never want to have to think about having to go to additional shops.  You can even click and collect them from boots which I have done because I have not seen them in a lot of the shops. I am going to purchase these again in the future because of the fact that they are super easy and when we move into our own house these will be handy because Daddy will still be working away. I would love to try more of these essentials. Jess already loves the ready meals which are usually on offer in Morrisons so they are a brand that we would recommend for sure.

Have you tried any of these little dish items?

Charlotte x