Thursday, 10 July 2014

Word of the week - Exciting!

Well, what a difference a week makes! This week has been a very exciting week for us all.

First we had Lauren's prom which was lovely and so exciting for Lauren as it was something that she had been looking forward to for such a long time. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Lauren's prom

On Friday 4th July it was Lauren's high school prom. 

This is all very new to me as they didn't have school proms when Darren or I were at school and with Lauren being our eldest we were not really sure of what to expect. 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Meal planning Monday - July 7th 2014

 Monday 7th July.

Chicken pie, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.
A store brought pie makes this a nice and easy dinner to kick start the week!

Tuesday 8th July.

Turkey dinosaurs, cauliflower and broccoli cheese and chips or roast potatoes.

Wednesday 9th July.

Spaghetti bolognese.
I use a Dolmio sauce in a jar for this as I prefer the taste to my own and it only takes 25 minutes from start to finish for this dinner.

Thursday 10th July.

Iceland Chicken hotpot, extra potatoes and vegetables.

Friday 11th July.

Pizza for the kids.
Darren and I are going out to a country pub for a drink and something to eat.

Saturday 12th July.

BBQ chicken breasts, boiled rice and garlic bread.

Sunday 13th July.

Rustic chicken with extra potatoes and vegetables.
One of those packets which you add fresh ingredients to the bag which has some herbs or spices in and oven cook the meal in the bag.

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Friday, 4 July 2014

The prompt - life without TV?

mumturnedmomThe Prompt for this week from the lovely Sara over at Mumturnedmom is a topic and it is:
TV: could you live without it?

Yes I could! I must admit that I would rather not live without TV as sometimes it is just nice to chill out and indulge in some me time watching some of my favourite TV shows but if I had to live without it, I could. 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Word of the week - frustrating!

This week has been a frustrating week which has been well, frustrating! I have been having problems with my uni application which I did mention on a previous post and I am currently waiting for responses from various people and until I get those responses there is literally nothing that I can do, which I find extremely frustrating as I am a very proactive type of person and I am also very impatient and knowing there are deadlines looming for applications and financing decisions etc it has been one of those weeks that I really do not like.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

June 2014

Lauren has now officially left high school and we have been busy getting things ready for her prom which will be this Friday. I think that she is OK, but she has found it difficult to cope with the fact that she is growing up and leaving her high school days behind her, as she really loved her school and she was very involved in all aspects of school life.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Normal services will soon be resumed!

I am so sorry that I have been so quiet this last week. I have been so busy this last week sorting out Lauren for her prom this Friday and also sorting out my uni application, I have not had time to think and I just had to step away from the blog as something had to give. 

Friday, 27 June 2014

The prompt - Do you take risks?

mumturnedmomThe Prompt from the lovely Sara from Mumturnedmom for this week is a quote and it is:
Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is. 
Mark Twain

This is a quote that I can really relate to as to me this quote is about the benefit of taking risks. Now I'm not going to pretend that I am a massive risk taker, taking risks on a daily basis, as I am a parent and with that comes the responsibility to make sure that I take care of myself and my family. 

Monday, 23 June 2014

Meal planning Monday - June 23rd 2014

With a hectic week ahead I have gone for some very easy dinners as my week will be busy organising things for Lauren's prom which is fast approaching. 

Monday 23rd June.

Turkey burgers, chips and baked beans.

Themed family fun - week 15

The idea is simple - each week I will tell you a theme. It could be a colour, a shape, an animal, a holiday or anything. You then use the theme to have some family fun and write a blog post telling us all what you did. You might cook something or craft something or visit somewhere. Whatever you like as long as you are having fun.

The rules.

1) Visit my blog every Monday to see what the weeks theme will be.

2) Have fun using the theme and write up your post.

3) Make sure you include the badge or a text link to my blog so people can join in.

4) Come back on the following Saturday to see what we have done and link up your post.

5) Look at other peoples posts and comment on at least three so everyone gets some love :-)

You do not have to join in every week and if you are worried that you may forget then just follow me on twitter and I'll be tweeting reminders each week.

Each linky will be open for five days giving people plenty of time to link up their posts.

This weeks theme is

I hope that you have lot's of fun with this weeks theme and that you remember to come back on Saturday to link up your posts.