Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter bucket list - Farm trip

 WARNING -  picture heavy post

Today we had our trip to the hop farm.
On arrival,the website and their Facebook website it was listed FREE entry but I had read on facebook on a friends status that the farm is now 1O tokens to get in a token being £1 per token
which even at that price I didn't think was to bad, As we got their we were greeted with the £1 parking fee again not to bad but what about this FREE entry?
the FREE entry allows you to walk into the hop farm, play area and crazy golf 
but everything else costs from 1 token right up to 5 tokens per person
I knew some rides you had to pay for but not all
so much for the FREE entry huh?
Don't get me wrong I didn't expect it all for free but it would have been nice for the FREE entry to have been a bit more clear stating that the farm wasn't free 
Luckily because I read previously that you had to pay for entry to the farm animals and the rides being from £1-£3 I had some cash on me but only ended up purchasing 1O tokens
when we got closer to the farm section there was a maximum of 1O animals which I wasn't willing to pay £1O to spend 2 minutes in there. 
It was a little bit chilly so that put a downer on that part of the day if it was warmer and I had some more money on me I'd have been more than happy to stay longer and let the girls have a few go's on the rides and go into the farm but with me taking up a token to it just wasn't worth doing or going on half the things as I would have no money left after going on 2-3 things the £5O I took with me really wasn't enough to cover the day like I had thought :(
So after a go on a few rides we decided we'd head to broaditch farm for the Easter bunny hunt and the Easter wonderland the entry for these were £8 each for the combo for children and £1 for adults 
Although broaditch farm isn't the kind with animals 
I really cannot recommend broaditch farm enough I can't wait to get involved in the other activities through out the year, their Halloween event is high up on my list I chickened out last year!
The easter wonderland was a alice in wonderland theme Alice leads you through wonderland to the white rabbit who reads you a story then you head off to get a gift (totally unexpected)
The gift was such good quality too, they got to choose from an chocolate egg and egg cup or a mug.
Then we headed off to the bunny hunt soooo much fun
you walk through the woods looking for clues each bunny you came across had a name and a number which with those names and numbers you had to work out what it was it said on your worksheet 
we also had to look out for some other woodland creatures, carrots and radish
Once we were done we had to head back to the farm to collect our prizes again AMAZING quality there's 4 baskets of toys to choose from or a big chocolate bunny.
There was also the awesome barrel buggies at £1.5O a go I was just gutted I couldn't have a go :( 

Have you visited a farm this easter?

Friday, 18 April 2014

Don't compare your behind the scenes life....

With other peoples highlight reel!

I'm really guilty of doing this I'm forever looking through instagram and blogs, getting sad at how everyone's kids room seem to be so perfect, how they are able to have little things on display in their living rooms and kids room without them being destroyed, how perfect and immaculate their houses are. I read this quote out to Andy 'Don't compare your behind the scenes life with other peoples show reel' and he had the great idea of making a blog post out of it and our behind the scenes.
It's a quote I really must remember when I'm getting down about how perfect everyone else's houses seem compared to mine
 Of course I and many others only upload the best bits and the tidy bits of the house, manage to get a photo without getting the stain on the carpet/rug in.
 I'm sure I'm not the only one that's guilty of having that ridiculously cluttered corner?
pen marks up my walls all around the house?
little mucky hand prints all down my back door windows?
the understair cupboard piled high with all sorts because out of sight out of mind?
a pen/paint stain on the sofa?
Kids bedrooms that are a wreck until you finally muster up the courage to go and tackle it?
A washing pile that's bigger than it should be? 
A tv cabinet that has pen marks and drink stains all over the top?

One thing we are guilty of here is if there's space on it we will fill it, I want a dining table but I know it will just become another place to throw crap onto! we have a fold away one but it's barely used because it always has some kind of crap on it, The dogs cage forever has something thrown on top of it. 

 one thing that is a regular in my house is that every wall but the girls bedroom that is wallpapered has that one little thin strip missing, My bedroom still has this strip missing ^ Because I refused to buy a whole roll at £1O or so for that one tiny strip? Luckily my wardrobe is HUGE and hides it perfectly, My living room has a strip missing again I'm not buying a whole roll for the tiniest strip but my door hides it, My landing has a strip missing but I have the wallpaper for it but also have a hubby that isn't in a rush to finish that little strip and a stairway with the tops unpainted because I can't reach it.

 Daisie felt her room needed these lovely black crayon marks all over the wallpapered wall.
These won't be covered/redecorated until we know for sure she's out of her Picasso stage.

On instagram I do tend to share the new art all over the walls, the state of the girls bedroom but I do get pictures of the girls in the tidiest bit of the house without the clutter.

 Looks pretty homely and near enough perfect right? ^^ 
It stayed that way for the night, the corner with the hoover is now cluttered with all of Andys bike stuff and notice the reflection in the tv of my old wallpaper still standing on the other wall? That's now gone but when my living room was at its most perfect to me it was still unfinished. 
One thing your guaranteed to find in my house is some kind of bike part 

So remember
'Don't compare your behind the scenes life with other peoples show reel'

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter bucket list - Bulb potting

Today we got to do some bulb potting with my mum in the pots we had decorated earlier on in the week :)
I'd have loved to have got pictures with my mum in them but she would have gone nutts at me.
I'm so excited to see and photograph the progress with the girls 
and hopefully keep them alive (I'm the worse gardener ever) 


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My tattoos and their meanings

To be honest not many of my tattoos have much of a meaning so I will list the ones with meaning , I'm one of those people that likes a design so will have it done and deal with it later, I don't regret any of my tattoos I regret placements but not tattoos! I'm not keen on the size I had my leopard print down my arm but never mind there's not a lot I can do about it now
I wanted it back when I had it, I see it as I won't ever be on my death bed wishing I had something done while I had the chance why worry about later? live for what you want to do now, How will I look when I'm older? Pretty damn awesome ;) 
and I'm going to be more worried about getting to bingo on time rather than how pretty my legs look in my knee length pleated skirt.

Chest - My chest is a piece that's dedicated to my girls, The devil and angel swallow represent that children can be little angels but such little devils too! Not that Daisie is the naughty one and Issy's the good one like everyone seems to think.

Back - My back hasn't been done yet but the design is ready and waiting to go! It's a dream catcher that to look at would be a standard dream catcher but to me it has 5 different meaningful features in it. even down to the beads and feathers

Roman numerals on my hands - The roman numerals I have on each hand are the girls date of births

Fingers - Not all of them have a meaning but two have a meaning I have an A on my ring finger for Andy and I have a fishing hook on my little finger (Andy loves fishing and we used to go for the weekend every now and then) We plan to make it a family thing as soon as I can drive.

Candy cane heart on my hip - I have a candy cane heart on my hip that's black and white tho (being a Tim Burton fan and all that) It has the date of mine and Andys first Christmas together, Andy also has matching on his leg.

I have many other tattoos if you wish to see those please don't hesitate to ask :)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Scuffity scuff

Today I went and grabbed the girls some new shoes before we headed to the park for the day,  because Issy's new sandals I bought from eBay her toes are hanging right off the ends and both girls are in serious need of some summer shoes.
Issy chose hers and was really chuffed with them
so when we got to subway she got changed into them, then we headed to Wilkinsons (a few feet away)
while I nipped in to get us some more plant pots to decorate 
she stayed outside and played a small bit of football with Andy. I wasn't even gone for 5 minutes 
and I came out to a tiny scuff and the front of her shoe gaping away at me!!
Playing football in them really wasn't daddy's wisest choice but I'd have hoped that 
they could handle a small bit of football considering they are being worn by a child?
Issy is a super scuffer but never have they scuffed so quickly they literally had just over 5 minutes of wear :(
I still have the receipt and will be taking them back tomorrow to swap for another pair that hopefully can manage more than 5 minutes of wear.
Andy has said he will glue them but £7 and 5 minutes of wear at the most
really isn't that impressive at all.

We never did make it to the park as Daisie really isn't well at the moment.

The furry friend tag

I was tagged by the lovely Heather over at prettylittleteacupp

What is your pets name?

What kind of pet are they and what breed?
Dog & she's a chiuhauha

How long have you had your pet?
Just under a year as she's only 1 herself

How did you get your pet?
I went to go and have a peek at my auntys new pups her one had, I fell in love and just had to have her (If I could have afforded them all I would have had them all)

How old are they?
She turned 1 in February

What are some quirky things about your pets personality?
The way she will hide her treats but never eat them, I'm forever finding stashes of everything she's collected! She's a serial humper the minute I straighten my legs out she thinks it's an invite to come and ride my leg/feet :/ Oh and if she comes across a screw she will bark at it and run around it for ages

What does your relationship with your pet mean to you?
 :| she's my very own little teddy that holds all of my secrets :)
 What are some of your favourtie past times with your pet?
Cuddles and watching her go crazy over a tiny bit of metal 

What are nicknames that you call your pet?

Favourtie toy?
Bear tends to claim anything fluffy if the dogs leave a teddy anywhere she will run away with it, I'm forever having to chase my knickers off her too -__-

I tag Sarah over at curvestheword
and anyone who would like to take part :)