Monday, 29 September 2014

Excited Squeals

There are excited squeals coming from my living room and had I not been alone in the room I would have sworn they were coming from someone else.  The reason for this excitement you ask?  Well I will let you out of your misery for you are more than likely sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation, or rather wishing I'd stop rambling and get to the point.  The point is this...

The circus is coming to town and I've been invited to go and watch.  Just shows my positive outlook this morning has paid off.  And ladies and gents this is not just any circus, this is Billy Smart's Circus UK.  That's a couple of hours of humans throwing themselves in the air, swinging on trapeze and foot juggling on the back of motorbikes, a live band and much more purely for my entertainment.  The last time I went to a circus was in Spain and that was fabulous so I have high expectations for this one.

The 3 London locations are:

Addington Park in Addington, Croydon from Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th October.

Danson Park, Bexleyheath from Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th October.

Ealing Common from  Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 2nd November.

For further information or if you'd like to book tickets visit their website or facebook page where they have lots more information on the days times and acts.  You can also get tickets by calling their information line 01132602444 or visiting their on site box office.

And if you still aren't sure here is a little preview...

See You there!

4 Positives

I did intend to write a post about my lack of Christmas cheer and how the approach of Christmas for me this year just means disappointed children, an empty house and a longing to be anywhere else but here.  Instead I've decided to try and focus my energy on the positives.

Positive number 1, I'm alive.  I have a real issue with the thought of death which a lot of the time causes me sleepless nights (I know I'm weird) I don't know if it has anything to do with losing a daughter but it's just something that bothers me, so the fact that I'm alive makes me extremely happy because it means I can enjoy positive number 2, my children. 

I love everything about having my two babies, from watching them learn, grow and play to watching them sulk at bedtime or moan at having to do housework, ok the last point I don't love so much but you get the drift.  I often think about what my life would look like without them and have to admit that it would look pretty awesome but for some strange reason, perhaps insanity, if I were to rewind time I would still choose to have them exactly when I did.

Positive 3, I am able to work.  I am lucky enough to be healthy and have the ability to work,  as much as I sometimes moan or complain about having to go to work, I know some people who are not able to work for various reasons and would never trade places with them.  I love the opportunity I have to teach and to learn and to be a positive influence on the lives of others.

Positive 4, I have no regrets.  I've made lots of weird and random decisions in my lifetime... some may call them mistakes but when I think about each one of them they have lead to a positive consequence, be that immediate or eventual.  It also means that I've taken chances, and without taking chances life would be pretty boring.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Silent Sunday

Everything is Awesome! The Lego Movie

When the opportunity arose for us to review The Lego Movie, how could we say no?  Little man is now at the age where he will sit and watch a movie from beginning until end and comment on everything that's happening.  We were sent the dvd by free in exchange for this review.

Little man is usually indifferent about movies on first sight and takes a little while to warm up to the idea of watching them but his first words on seeing the movie cover were, "Wow, Lego Movie!"  I didn't even know he'd heard of it.

The film begins with an ordinary Lego man, Emmet (Chris Pratt), in an ordinary Lego town following a manual on living a happy life.  Emmet is soon mistaken as the Master Builder who will save the world form the evil President Business (Will Ferrell) who is set on destroying the world with 'Kragle.'  With the help of the Lego heroine Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), and Batman (Will Arnet), Emmet sets about his task to freeing the world from their terrible fate.

I have to admit that I fell asleep on my first two attempts to watch the movie, and should probably have forwarded the adverts at the beginning.  I hate being sold to and more importantly, I hate my kids being sold to so that they can pester me with excited cries of, "Take me to Lego Land mummy!"  I do however have to admit that the free child ticket inside the case was a good incentive to put a date in my diary.

On my third attempt however I was thoroughly engrossed as were little man and the teen princess, showing that for us, it's a truly good film that captures the imagination of the whole family.  There is action, adventure and a lot of moments that had me giggling.  The characters are a good mix of 'real life' people such as Good cop/bad cop (Liam Neeson) who added humour and intensity there were also fantasy characters such as the adorable Unikitty (Alison Brie).

This is certainly one I would recommend adding to your Christmas list for it's catchy theme tune alone, (I know how dare I talk about Christmas in September when there are still 87 days to go,) and is definitely one that I will be watching again.  If you want to find some of the best prices for this and other products head over to

Monday, 22 September 2014

Mumma Grab the Bucket: 6 Tips for travelling in Marrakech

Mumma Grab the Bucket: 6 Tips for travelling in Marrakech: This year I decide to take a short trip without the children.  It's the first holiday I spent away from little man and the longest holid...