Word of the Week

This week my word is IMPROVEMENT’S because we have been getting ready for summer and have been getting the garden ready :)

Earlier in the year we made the lawn bigger. We did have a border all the way around but we chose to get rid of that to give us more space (plus it wasn’t a great relationship with the football) so we had 2 patio areas and grassed lawn.

This week we have taken a part of one of the patio areas up and turfed it and put a tyre feature around it


We intend to put stones next to the tyres, put flowers in the tyres, paint the tyres and then we have to clean up around the back where the wheelbarrow is and lay some patio down for a swing chair and the BBQ area.

We cleaned up our pond and put some flowers on both sides


And I made our patio area look all pretty :)



I can’t wait until it’s finished :)




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Trendy Tot Thursday! 

This week is a new outfit I bought from Vertbaudet. I love their clothes! Their prices are a little high so I can’t get too much and their sizing is mad but when you work it out, they’re pretty good. 


Jeans £9.60   Top £9.00

I love the colours, especially the jeans. They are really bright and they feel so nice. 

Harry loved wearing them and I think they suit him really well. The legs are a little long so we had to roll them up but that means they will last along time because they have adjustable waist too :) 

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Wicked Wednesday 

He’s been at it again, but this time I feature and he has filthy chops! 


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ShoutyKid 2 Book Review and Giveaway! 


Tween reviewed Shouty Kid a few months ago and loved it! So when he heard Shouty Kid 2 was out he was really excited and couldn’t wait to get reading when we were lucky enough to get sent it.

The Blurb..

The funniest kid in fiction is back!

Hi there,

My name is Harry Riddles, and I live with my mum, my dad and my EVIL sister Charlotte. But now my mum is having TWINS so either me or Charlotte are gonna lose our bedroom. ALSO, Dad’s moaning that I should do more sport and not be just a gamer (which shows what he knows cos I’m actually the BEST gamer World of Zombies has ever seen). But I’ve joined the school football team to keep him happy although if we win anything it will be a miracle cos we suck. I’ve written to some stars of the football world to see if they wanna help out, and also a bunch of people who might take Charlotte off our hands – oh and Brad Pitt’s wife to see if she wants to adopt a couple more kids, but who knows if they will write back. We’ll see.

Good luck and have fun.

Harry Riddles

Follow Harry’s hilarious ups and downs told through laugh-out-loud letters, emails, texts and more!


Tweens review!

I think this is a really good book to read for my age I loved reading the first one and now the second one, my best part of the book was when it said Suarez should be a zombie because he bites people that was a big highlight. I would definitely tell my friends. I give it 9/10. Mum says book 3 is coming out in August, I can’t wait!




Shoutykid 2 is out now and available on Amazon

Or you could have a try at winning one in my latest giveaway :) Just enter the rafflecopter below…

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

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Silent Sunday


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Saturday is caption day!


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Word of the Week


Sadly this week has to be SICK :( We managed a lovely day out to the zoo on Wednesday but before that and after that, we have all been poorly :(

I heard there was a sickness bug around but was hoping we had all escaped it because Harry was sick over a week ago and we had nothing else.

But tween was sick, then it was my turn, then OH’s turn. So far teen seems to have evaded it, but only time will tell!

It’s never nice when you get ill but this has really come at the worst time because we have been moving my Dad and Step Mum to their new home, it’s been such hard work.

Thankfully they’re all moved now and we all are feeling a bit better so hopefully next week will be a more positive week :)



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Trendy Tot Thursday

Hasn’t the weather been great this week? We have been loving it, especially as we’ve been able to break out the spring/summer clothing :) Yesterday we went to the zoo and it was a beautiful day so I got the shorts and t-shirts out.


Harry is wearing last years shorts from Tesco and a pink t-shirt with the words ‘cheeky little man’ on from Asda which was only £2! They have some great cheap tops in at the moment. I got 5 tops for £10 the other day. I’ve spent that on 1 before now.
I think he looks so cute in pink.

He’s just going into age 3-4 years clothes so I have been buying a few new items lately so I am sure It will be all new stuff in the next couple of posts.



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Wicked Wednesday!

When your daughter is at the age where they think a fake nose ring and a face like she’s got shit under her nose is a good look lol

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Silent Sunday



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