Word of the Week

REALITY! Last week we were on holiday. It was fantastic at Butlins and we all really enjoyed the break. But now we are back, it’s back to reality.

Back to school

Back to work

Back to housework

Back to routine


But at least we have Halloween today so it breaks up the boring a little bit :)




The Reading Residence
Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Trendy Tot Thursday

We were on holiday last week so the kids looked pretty nice everyday. We struggle with the older two because they dress themselves so have their own styles that are not particularly my style. But Harry we do dress and we choose what he wears, that’s why these posts are usually filled up with him, but this week I am going to give my favourite outfits of the week from all 3 kids :)



Harry wore lots of lovely outfits all week that I loved but he looked the cutest thing in his swimsuit. Its sully from Monsters Inc. I think it was from F&F at Tesco and was around £12




This is the best photo I could find of his outfit that didn’t include strangers. His whole outfit is from F&F at Tesco.

The top was £6

The acid wash skinny jeans (yes they are skinny but trousers have always buried him, I refuse to buy a smaller size) £8

And the shoes were in the sale at £4




This is not really my favourite but I can’t deny, she does look beautiful.

The dress is from New Look that she got in the sale last year so no idea how much it was. It is a tight dress that comes down to her ankles but she chooses to fold it up so it’s short. I don’t like this length of dress but at least she’s making the most out of her clothes :) I’m also not a fan of the red lipstick but if you tell her that she turns into Kevin from The Harry Enfield Show so we just leave her to it.



Trendy Tot Thursday : ClearlyBex
Posted in Trendy Tot Thursday | Tagged | 2 Comments

Wicked Wednesday


Let me take a selfie! The joys of having a teen sister :) 



Posted in Uncategorized | 20 Comments

Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan


I was recently sent Heroes Olympus- The Blood of Olympus to read and review. I was very excited to review this book because I love the Percy Jackson films and everyone knows the books are usually always better than the films.

The blurb:


‘The ruins are up there,’ Piper promised. ‘I saw them in Katoptris’s blade. And you heard what Hazel said. “The biggest_'”

‘”The biggest gathering of evil spirits I’ve ever sensed,'” Jason recalled. ‘Yeah, sounds awesome.’

After battling through the underground temple of Hades, the last thing Jason wanted was to deal with more evil spirits. But the fate of the quest was at stake. The crew of Argo II had a big decision to make.

If they chose wrong, they would fail, and the entire world would be destroyed…..

When it arrived, I was a little overwhelmed by the size because it is massive!


It actually didn’t take me very long to read at all. I really enjoyed the storyline and wanted to keep reading on. But I imagine if fantasy fiction is not your cup of tea, it would probably take you a while to read.

If you, like me, enjoy the films then this is definitely a book to read. And as I predicted, it is better the films.

My tween has not read it yet, but I intend to let him as I do think he will enjoy it. If your child can read Harry Potter then they will be able to read this book.

This book is full of adventure, has a great storyline, has cliffhangers all the way through and it’s a book for a whole range of ages from 12 to 120 :) I definitely recommend and give it an 9/10.

If you would like this book, it’s available to purchase on Amazon for a bargain £7!


I was sent this book for review but all words and opinions are my own. 

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Silent Sunday


Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Gardenia Site

Getting married? Having a prom? Attending a party? If you are I’m sure you are thinking about what dress to wear. If you have you may have come across Gardeniasite.com they are a professional, special occasion dresses, design and manufacturing company that were established in 2002. Gardenia Site is a brand that’s dedicated in providing customers from all over the world with elegant and graceful dresses which are made of high quality materials and various colours but at reasonable prices that suit every budget.

Their products include bridal dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, mother of the bride dresses, special occasion dresses and wedding accessories, just to name a few.

They have a huge range of sizes, colours and designs so you are sure to find something to suit your taste and budget.


GardeniaSite take pride in the fact they have been making dreams come true for every bride that has ordered from them by delivering innovative designs, superior quality and best in class service for over 8 years.

GardeniaSite focus on exclusive designs, hand crafted details and exceptional fit. With varied skirts from tulle to ball gowns to slim a-line. Every piece is made to measure to make your dress that little more magical.

Every dress delivered from Gardenia Site is rigorously inspected before packaged attractively, intended to offer a romantic feel.

As I have said before Gardenia site also offer worldwide delivery and if your order is above $160 shipping is free.

Payment can be made by credit card or debit card or by PayPal which is becoming more and more popular as a safe and secure payment.

If you have any queries Gardenia Site have a dedicated team that are happy to assist and help in any way they can, just submit a contact form on their site.

This is a sponsored post.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Parent Agency by David Baddiel


Acclaimed author David Baddiel delivers an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child…..and for the child in everyone.

Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it’s his number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) ‘being boring’ and 3) ‘always being tired’.

But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don’t have children. No. That’s far too random for something so big and important. In this world, children are allowed to choose their parents.

For Barry bennett, finding himself suddenly inside this world seems like a dream come true. only things turn out to be not quite so simple…


My thoughts…..

I really enjoyed this book. I maybe wouldn’t have chosen it for myself in the shops but I’m glad I got the opportunity to read it, as it is quite funny. It didn’t take me long to read as it is an easy read. It’s a fun book and a great story. It doesn’t have pictures through the book but at the start, there are two pages full of the cast, which I thought was a really nice idea.




Jordan’s Thoughts…..

In the last week I have read half of the book, the start of the book was a bit boring but as I got through 7 pages it got better. There is a kid called Barry Bennett and he hates being called Barry and he loves to blame things on people. But his world is not very simple because of his parents. I would give this book a 8/10 because the first 7 pages. It is very humorous (funny) I would pick this in a shop because it’s got a bright cover and would stand out on the shelf. To finish this I just want to say THANK YOU for giving me a chance to read it.

So there you have it. A good book all around and we would both recommend it.


We were sent this book for the purposes of review but all words and opinions are our own. 

Posted in Reviews | Tagged | 2 Comments