Friday, 29 May 2015

Birthday Love

I celebrated my birthday on the weekend it was fantastic, one of my better birthdays. The day started slow, I did not get woken-up covered in kisses (as usual), which to be honest I love.
I took Tyson for a run, which was fab considering I have not been running for 2 weeks because I was not well.

The plan for the day, my mum and one of younger sisters would be coming over and we would be having a barbeque.  I did not want a big deal made for my birthday.  I usually get swept up in running around, cleaning, cooking, trying to ensure everyone is having fun.  I forget its my day.  Then spend ages washing up.  Once everyone has left, I am ready for bed.

Well, I must of been heard moaning.  As my sister said, just her and my mum would come and bring some food.  I still did my usual, cleaned my house like a nutter, got food, baked a cake the day before.  I phoned my mum at 11 to find out what time they were arriving... I am stickler for time keeping, I hate lateness.

My family all live in West London, it take usually just over an hour to get from door to door.  For some strange reason, everyone arrives late, its drives me bonkers.  Due to this I do not get to spend the quality time I want with them.  (Another thing that totally stresses me out)

My mum says they are leaving at between 1-2.  I calculated I can squeeze in a house hoovering session and mop the floor, have a bath. BAM!!! 3:30pm strikes... It was like tumble weed, no-one has arrived.  I asked my boyfriend to get the BBQ out, on doing so, it starts raining, the sky has gone from grey to very grey.  He puts the BBQ away.

I go in the kitchen and have a private cry.  This happens every year, the cry not the raining.  I get upset, mostly because my boyfriend has not got me card, but usually because I am stressing about the day.  This year is slightly different, I have not cooked. I am thinking, by the time they have eaten they will leave soon afterwards.  This is not what I had planned in my mind.  I want to spend some much need quality time with my mum and sister.

Oh well, its time to start drinking, I need some limes.  On the way back from the shops I spy my older sister with a car load of missing family guests all turning up.  To say I am happy is lie, I am super ecstatic.

They all pile out, big smiles, open arms.  I AM HAPPY!  The car trunk gets opened, its like bloody Christmas, bag, after bag comes through my front door, so much food.  My dog is going loopy with the smell of food.  Pork chops, chicken wings (Darren and James faves) polish sausages (my fave), homemade burgers.  Salads, dips, crisps.  Drinks even big bottles of beer for Darren.  I had tears in eyes, just having them with me, my heart felt so full of happiness.  I felt so special.

I have some thank you cards to send in the next couple of days.  We had a lovely day, lots of laughing, hugs.  I wish I had a bigger house and everyone could stay.  I really appreciate my family, we are all lucky to have each other.  

I have a great unexpected day, full of my favourite people I love and who love me.  I hope not to sound boastful, I just wanted to share my day.  It was not full of lavish gifts, expensive meals out but, the party turned-up full of love.  Yeah Barbeques are the best.

Bless them they all stayed until the early hours, we watched films, laughter some more. 
If anyone is feeling hungry. I have so much food left its ridiculous. I have potato salad, rice, boil potatoes, pork chops and chicken wings.  Enough food for a couple of days - No cooking for me!
I even popped over to my neighbours and gave them birthday cake.  My fridge is still bursting.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

It's my Birthday

I hope everyone is having a great Bank Holiday weekend.  I had been ill
last week so I haven't had much planned (life has been at a stand still) however I had a lovely message from Louis Walsh!!!

#BigMeUpLouisWalsh <<< Famous for 5 minutes (Thats me)

I've spend the last couple of days catching up on all the chores at home.  Cleaning, the laundry, shopping.  Emails - Paper work, bills, I have even had my boyfriend digging holes in our garden to fit an ego dog loo.

On the plus side its my birthday tomorrow.  I can not say I am super excited about getting older, the thought of getting older is scary.  Turning 30 I was excited, this was an age before having kids, I was still with my boyfriend but we hadn't been with each for that long.

I will 39 tomorrow, I have no idea whats happened to time, its passing me by.  I look in the mirror, I see the same face, it's definitely getting older.  But I must be doing something right, I'm keeping the wrinkles at bay and the grey hair hair hasn't started sprouting out of my head yet.

My son requested a chocolate cake. So to please him (of course not me) I had baked a chocolate fudge cake.  It does look good, its currently waiting on the fridge to be eaten.

So whatever you're doing this bank holiday weekend, I hope you're having a fun time.  Think of me, I am officially on the count down too turning 40.  I plan to up date my blog plenty.  For all my of regular readers, you would of noticed I have changed the design, I hope its looks more modern.


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - 'London's Biggest Family Event'

Hello everyone, I hope you are all looking forward to Summer as much as me.  Its time to kick back and embrace some much needed hot weather and chillax with friends and FAMILY!

I am super pleased as I have some exciting news for you and a great competition too.

Firstly, I am pleased to announce Barclaycard is again, presenting this years British Summer Time Hyde Park.  Hyde Park will be the place to be from 18th June until the 28th June.  It is going to be 10 days of Music Magic and Comical Genius in the Heart of Greater London Baby!

British Summer Time has a huge line-up The Strokes, Blur, Kylie, The Who and Taylor Swift, not to mention a Comedy Bonanza with side splitting comedians lined-up, throughout the 10 days too!

 “Britain’s Biggest Family Event”
Sunday 28th June

To end the celebrations, they are saving the best until last,
 the last day of the event is going to be the best day of all.

Pop Stars and the Biggest Names in Children’s Entertainment United

Union J
Justin Fletcher - CBeebies Superstar
Dick & Dom 
Sam & Mark 

Also featuring:

 SpongeBob SquarePants, Bart & Homer Simpson, Horrible Histories, Brainiac Live!, Chickenshed Theatre, Cook & Line - CBeebies Swashbuckling Pirates, The Cuban Brothers, Shaun The Sheep and much more

The Teen Zone - Meet your favourite YouTuber! 
Urban Arena – BMX, Mountain biking & Parkour

This year Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be ending it's fortnight of music, comedy and entertainment with a huge family event, 'London's Biggest Family Event'. There will be a fantastic line up full of entertainment for all ages. 

Justin Fletcher, Dick and Dom, Sam & Mark, Cook & Line Swashbuckling Pirates entertaining the younger ones. 

Peppa Pig, Baby Bookworms, Spot the Dog entertaining all the Toddlers with reading sessions. 

Teen Area - With YouTube stars such as Bethan Leadley, Becca Lammin, Hazel Hayes and more will be there talking about beauty, performing and also there for photographs.

Urban Area - Active members of the family with Parkour, BMX riders and mountain biking displays as well as your chance to find out how its all done, the tricks, the discipline and more, all available to find out in workshops held on the day. 

Music will be provided by Union J and Collabro and if that wasn't enough there will be award winning food stands, favourite characters such as Spongebob Squarepants and Bart Simpson, Titan The Robot and Shaun The Sheep will also be available to say hello and have pictures with on the day.

So much to see and do; This is the normal Music and  Dance event, there is Theatre, Arts & Crafts, Sports & Fitness, Comedy, Fashions, a Funfair.  Something for everyone, of all ages.  This is the place to let the kids have a whale of a time.

Do I get a High-Five Kids?

So what are you waiting, do you want to go to the BIGGEST Family event in London... BRITAIN EVEN, this year!!!

I Can't Hear YOU!!!  Well, do you?

I recommend buying tickets early:
Buy your Tickets here: BOX OFFICE

Tickets �19.50 each, Family of Four �50.00*

I am super happy to be able to offer one of my readers a family ticket for this event, the ticket is for up to 4 guests. Only valid on the 28th June, it is non-exchangeable or transferable or a cash alternative can be given.

You can buy your tickets now, however if you are feeling lucky, you have until the 12th June to enter my giveaway. Good Luck! 

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I have one family pass to giveaway. This pass admits 4 people, one person in the group must be aged over 18.  The winner has a pass for "Britain’s Biggest Family Event” -  on Sunday 28th June. This date/ticket is non-exchangeable or transferable or a cash alternative can be given.       Travel and accommodation are not included ·
The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered 
The prize includes all events and activities at BST Hyde Park (on this day, 28th June.) but not food and drink from any stalls or bars is included
Open to UK residence only
Winner announced on Friday, 12th June 2015

Don't be shy, come and say hi! I may even see you there!
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