Saturday, 30 April 2016

It's A Girl!!

Hello!!

As many of you might know I am pregnant. I haven't really done any sort of updates on this as, this will be my last pregnancy and I wanted to enjoy it and kind of keep it to myself. 

But I am now 21 weeks gone. Over half way!! And man has it flew in. I remember at 9 weeks, waiting on my 12 week scan thinking OMG!! This is taking forever and since it's just gone by sooooo fast!!

I am due the 5th of September 2016 and this will be my second child. As Holly was a section, I have an appointment with the surgeon in May to decided if this one will be a section as well. An to be honest I will be pushing for one as much as possible. I know it's save and over 80% of people can have a normal birth after their first section. But for us there's just to many risks. 

Any way. Here is the exciting part.
9 weeks - Still just a kidney bean

14 weeks - Giving a little wave!

21 weeks - Looks like a proper baby now!!

At our last check up, they done a lot of measurements and everything has turned out fine. We also found out the gender and by the tile you will have guessed. Holly will have a sister. So we think. Someone had their legs crossed and knees up so we couldn't get a proper look. So it will still kind of be a surprise. 

Thanks for reading. 
Speak soon 
Lx 
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Friday, 29 April 2016

Copper DIY - Tea Light Holders

Hello lovelies,

Here is another copper DIY 

This one is super easy. I got cheap clear glass tea light holders from asda ages ago. All I have done is spray them and they make a lovely accent piece in the living room. 
I'm not sure if the paint will hold up on these with the heat. I may need to get some glass paint from hobby craft. 

Update!!
The paint held up. They still look just as good :)

Let me know if you have some DIY tips I can try. 
L x

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Review - Game Of Thrones Season 6 Ep1




Hello!!







Where do I even start with this!! 

It was definitely a bit slow to start out with. But I suppose it is only episode 1 and its setting the story for the rest of the season. 

I was that excited at it finally starting I actually had palpitations!! An then I was kind of disappointed at the end of the episode. 

Let's start with the most important part, Jon Snow is still quite dead. But he is still all in one piece and would be in perfect condition to be brought back to life in the next episode....please!

Davos sending for ghost and the wildlings was interesting. Then suggesting they get hold of Melisandre. 

Then right at the end when you see her turn into that wizened old woman!! I knew she was a lot older than we thought but I didn't think she was that old! An really what was the point in showing us this? This is the bit that really confused me. I have no idea where that story line will go. 

Cerci and Jamie had a bit of a rubbish start as well. So did the poor queen Margery! 

The sand snakes killing Tristan and Doran Martell was a bit of a shocker. Looks like Dorn will be ruled by woman from now on! Not sure where this will go either. Will they go up against Cerci and Jamie?

Now Daenerys will be taken back to Vase Dothrak to stay with the widows of all the Khals? The exact thing she escaped from in season 2. She just doesn't seem to have any luck. No fear though, her faithful are tracking her and I'm sure they will get to her soon! 

An lastly we have Sansa and Theon. I really thought they were caught there for a moment. But our Brienne and Pod came to the rescue. I really like Podrick for some reason! He's going to survive right to the end I bet!! What if Pod is actually telling the story to his grandkids?? From Sansa!! Now that would be a twist!

Over all a pretty slow episode. But as its only no1, I will let them away with it. 

Till next week. 
Speak soon 
L x
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Monday, 25 April 2016

Liebster Award Nominations

Hello!!



I was recently nominated for the Leibster Award by the lovely blog of Little Miss Out And About.

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers to help them to build their blog communities by giving each other some questions for the nominated bloggers to answer. Then they can make up their own questions and nominate others :) After answering these questions, I am meant to nominate 5 blogs / bloggers with under 1000 subs. (But we all know I'm a rebel or so i like to think :) ) that's just so hard. So instead I am going to nominate 5 of my fav blogs of this week!!

So here goes!

1. Champagne or Prosecco?
Hmmmm I don't drink alcohol but I would say prosecco as it sounds fancier.

2. Park or Playcentre?
Defiantly the park! I love being outside

3. Film or tv boxset?
Film, I rarely fins the time to watch a boxset anymore

4. Cbeebies or NickJr?
NickJr!! Puffing Rock and Driftwood Bay are my favs

5. Victoria Sponge or chocolate cake?
Victoria sponge. I could eat a full cake on my own

6. City break or hit the beach?
Beach! Nothing better than sitting in the sun with a mocktail and book!

7. Android or iOS?
IOS. Ive just always had one lol

8. Full English or American-style pancakes?
American pancakes! with buttermilk and whipped butter please.

9. Holiday or staycation?
Holiday! Scotland / Britain hardly ever gets nice weather.

10. Chocolate or sweets?
Chocolate!! I LOVE IT!!

Ok so now I nominate
The Mummy Diaries
Joanna Victoria
The Claire Diary
Life As Mum
Kayla Loves

Here are my questions!!

Favourite Blog?
Pepsi or Cola?
First pet?
Books or Films
Kids?
Favourite Youtube?
Game Of Thrones?
Favourite TV program?
Night out or night in?
Apple or PC?

Have Fun!!

Lx

Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Butterfly Farm Video

Hello!!!

We recently took a visit to The Butterfly farm near us and I decided to vlog!!

Check it out here<-----!!Don't forget to leave me a comment!!

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Hope you have a great Sunday!

Speak soon
Lx



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A Day At The Butterfly Farm

Well hello lovelies,

Today we took Holly to The Butterfly Farm in Edinburgh. 

It basically a big green house with lots of plants,caterpillars, terrapins, butterflies, moths, reptiles, honey bees and small ground birds. 

You walk through a sort of rain forest part with small birds running about your feet, moths and butterflies flying about you. There's a little waterfall and pond/river where the terrapins live. 

Then when you get to the back there is a reptile house where at certain times you can handle a snake, centipede and a spider. 

Then you can walk outside and see the honey bees and their bee gardens. Don't worry though, you are enclosed so they can't get to you. 

Then at the end on the way back out  there is a gift shop to which Holly got spoilt! 

I think it's definitely a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5. It's only £7.50 each for an adult and under 3s go free. You can also buy a butterfly guide for £1 or £2 for a laminated one. 

The reason I loved it so much I think is because I used to go there when I was Holly's age!! And I am 26!! 

There is also a Dobbies garden centre right next door. So you can also go for lunch if you wanted to. 

Let me know in the comments if you have been anywhere like this. 

Speak soon 
L x

Book Review - The Danish Girl By David Ebershoff

Hello

Where do I even start with The Danish Girl ?! 

This isn't my normal type of book. I normally ready YA books. But for some reason when I seen the trailer for it in the cinemas, it really caught my attention. I don't know why, I don't know if it was the music, the scenes or the history behind it. But I was interested.

I had heard it was a big part of the transgender community and with all of the publicity that Kate Jenner has been getting recently. I thought it would be good to read. Its something i have never been involved in and I don't know anyone who is a transgender. So i thought it would be interesting to read something that was part of that history.

So normally I read the books first, then rent the films on iTunes. So we will see what I think of the film when it comes out on the 2nd of May. 

As this isn't the kind of book I normally read, I was surprised when I actually really liked it. It was refreshing to read something that had a history behind it. It's set just after WW1. This is when the story takes off. However most of the memories are pre WW1. 

It was really well written, and the characters really well developed. I liked how it would jump back and forward, giving you history to the character when something would happen to them in the chapter. Even though it was a bit jumpy when you would plunge into a memory, it was still easy to follow. 

It follows Greta and Einar's love story. Einar's life transition and Gretas support of her husband. If I'm going to be honest. I don't think I could give Mark that kind of support!

The only part of this book I didn't like was the very end. It doesn't end on a cliff hanger and it doesn't close off any of the loose ends which are created during the book. It just ends. I would have liked a few of the loose ends closed off before the story ended. 

It's definitely a book I would recommend to everyone. I would give this 4 out of 5 stars. Simply because of the ending. 

Let me know if you have or will be reading this. 

Speak soon
L x

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