#Blogtober17 – Day 11 – Kitchen

Picture the scene, for whatever morbid reason, you’re about to die. But…before you do, you get one last meal. It can be as simple or as extravagant as you like. What would it be?

I love playing this game so decided to ask lots of lovely bloggers what they would choose…hope this doesn’t make you too hungry!

Jemma said “Pate for Starter, the best steak money could buy for main (medium), sweet potato fries and mushrooms for Main and for Pudding…Profiteroles!”

Lianne chose Salt and Chilli Squid to start, Seafood Risotto for main and New York Cheesecake for pudding – YUM!

Pete decided he’d have a Prawn Cocktail to start, Roast Beef for main and warm Chocolate Fudge Cake with cream for pudding. A very British meal!

Becky from Mommy and Rory, Nicole from The Littlest Darlings, Jade from Mummies Waiting

Katy from Katy Kicker, Ally from SMLDiet Blog

and many more chose a Roast Dinner for their main meal!

Luis from Single Daddy Daycare would go all out he says…

“Dominos Meteor Pizza to start, Fillet Steak, Fries and Coleslaw for main and a big slice of Chocolate Fudge Cake for dessert with Cream…although I realise now why it would be my last meal as I’d probably die of a heart attack if I ate all that!”


I’m personally obsessed with Mexican food so would choose:

Loaded Nachos to start followed by Spicy Beef and Beans Fajitas with all the mix ins and then…

a mixing bowl full of Raspberry Eton Mess for dessert!

What would you choose? Let me know in the comments below!

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I love a good joke, the sillier the better!

Today’s prompt for #Blogtober17 is Joke, so I asked a mixture bloggers and friends alike to tell me their funniest joke, here I’ve listed my faves!

How do you make a sausage roll? …. Push it down a hill!

What kind of bee’s make milk? ….. BOOBIES! 

One snowman turns to another…”Do you smell carrots?” 

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Lettuce. Lettuce who? Lettuce in, it’s cold out here!

What do you call a dinosaur with no eyes? …. “Doyouthinkhesaurus?!” 

I went to the zoo once. It only had one dog. It was a ‘shih-tzu’!

What goes 99 bonk, 99 bonk? …. A centipede with a wooden leg!

What do you call a deer with no eyes? …. No idea. What do you call a deer with no eyes and no legs? …. Still no idea!

Why can’t a car play football? … Because it only has one boot!

What do you call a sheep on a trampoline? …. A woolly jumper! 

What’s the fastest cake in the world? … Scone!

What do you call a three legged donkey? A wonkey!

How do you find Will Smith in the snow? … Just look for his Fresh Prints!

Do you want to hear the joke about the pizza? …. I wouldn’t! It’s too cheesy!

Why did the bald man stick his head out the window? …. To get some fresh ‘hair’!

If you think an onion is the only vegetable to make you cry…then you’ve never been hit in the head by a turnip!

Why don’t you ever see elephants hiding in trees? … Because they’re really good at it!

What do you do if a bird poo’s on your head? …. Finish with her!

And to finish…it’s long but worth it!

Jesus, Moses and an old man are playing golf.

Jesus tees off first and his ball goes in the water; he walks across the top of the pond, dips his club in, chips the ball out and it goes in the hole.

Moses steps up next and his ball also goes in the water; he dips his club in the pond, the pond separates and he chips his ball off the pond bed and into the hole.

The old man then tees off and his ball is about to go in the water when a fish leaps out of the pond and catches the ball in its mouth. A bird then flies by and grabs the fish. As the bird flies over the green a bolt of lightening hits the bird, the bird drops the fish, the fish hits the green and the ball rolls out of its mouth into the hole.

Hole in one.

Jesus then looks at the old man and says, “Dad, if you’re going to piss around we won’t bother!”

Hope you got in a few giggles!

Let me know your funniest joke in the comments below!


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#Blogtober17 Catchup! Days 6,7,8&9

Well, I got a bit forgetful, or busy, or whatever other excuse I came up with at the time and missed a few days off this challenge! Determined not to give up, I’m doing a mass catch up…

Day 6 – Flowers

I don’t really buy flowers that often, and I’m not often bought flowers! However I’m a bit obsessed at the moment as my lovely Mom has recently become engaged! I have been asked to be ‘Maid of Honour’, with Issy being Flowergirl and Alfie being Ring Barer. We’re all super excited, the kids are obsessed with her partner and his three girls, already calling him Grandad and having fun calling the girls ‘Aunty’. The Pinterest board has begun and we are looking at Wildflower bunches and matching headdresses! For my wedding, we had dried wheat mixed with fake flowers in a burgundy. I still have my bouquet now and will keep it forever 🙂

Let me know in the comments what your flowers were like, or what you’d like them to be like!

Day 7 – Goals

I’ve done many posts about my goals and dreams in life so I’m going to dedicate this one to my lovely husband, who is currently top goal scorer for his local football team! Okay, so it’s the start of the season and it’s only three goals, but we are all super proud of him, especially as he normally plays in defence!

Go Daddy!

Day 8 – Holidays

This year we went camping with two other families, we enjoyed it so much the first time, we went again! For our first trip we went to a commercialised holiday park, however the second time we went to a more low key campsite which was pretty much just a field! We much preferred the field, it was great to just BBQ, listen to music and play lots of funny board games. I also had a lot of fun with my face paints!

I’d love to go abroad soon, but with so many weddings happening next Summer, it looks like we’ll stick to camping until the year after.

Day 9 – Ice Cream!

Well, as you might have noticed from my logo…I’m a bit obsessed with ice cream! There’s nothing better than a big tub of Strawberry Cheesecake Haagan Dasz after a crappy day. Or after a good day!

Today I had my first post baby job interview, which was pretty nerve-wracking. I haven’t had an interview since I was around 18 so I was pretty clueless. I decided a few months back that it is finally time to return to the work life, it’s been over three years since I have had a ‘proper’ job and I’ve finally had enough of staying at home and just being ‘mum’. I want to do something for me, I want to be Jess, not “Issy/Alfie’s Mum”. So I started applying and got my first interview!

I Googled like mad and prepped myself on the ‘typical interview questions’ and it ended up being the complete opposite to what I expected! It was so casual, the interviewer and I had a great rapport and really clicked. So much so that I have a trial shift tomorrow evening!

Here I am treating myself to a celebratory ice cream after my interview.

Wish me luck for tomorrow when I’ll hopefully be eating another celebratory treat, or drowning my sorrows in a whole tub…either way, at least I get ice cream! 😉

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#Blogtober17 – Day 4 – Date


Date night’s for everyone!

We all know that once we become parents, dating can sometimes be the last things on our minds. Once we do think about it, there’s always something that gets in the way; either money, babysitters or just plain exhaustion!

I’ll be honest, whenever I try Googling “Date Night Ideas”, I vomit a bit in my mouth. We’re not really the types to ‘make a time capsule’ or ‘lay under the stars and just talk’.

So here are my tips to get in some ‘couple time’ for the less soppy among us.

Make dinner together.

You may do this already, but it’s a great way to spend some time together. Some nights we wait until after the kids are in bed, then turn on the radio and have a little dance whilst cooking. Well, I tend to dance and he cooks!

Shop at Tesco? Quadruple your Clubcard points and get a ‘free’ dinner!*

We are new to this, but are so far obsessed! Go online and for every £2.50 in Clubcard points, you get £10 to spend in some fantastic restaurants. It feels like a free meal! We save all of our points for this reason and have eaten out at some lovely places!

Get into a box set.

We settled on Game of Thrones, then watched all six seasons in the space of two months before the Season 7 premiere! It became our ‘thing’ we would eagerly wait for the kids to go to bed before dashing to put an episode on. Some nights we’d watch two or three at a time. It was then a talking point. From what we thought would happen next, to finding out about the actors ‘real lives’ and of course tagging each other in funny GOT memes! It was nice to have something to talk about that engaged us both, that didn’t involve the kids or work!

Board games and puzzles.

We love board games! We host a regular family games night with friends, however sometimes we get them out on our own. Make alcoholic forfeits and you’re sorted for a hilarious night in!

Alcohol forfeits!

If board games aren’t your cup of tea, you can really make anything into a game of chance. From watching GBBO and shotting every time someone is given a ‘special handshake’ to X Factor and guessing from the intro as to whether the act will be good or bad (loser has to drink). Anything can be made fun with alcohol!

Netflix and Chill.

Yeeeeaaaah…we all know what that means nowadays 😉 But hey, needs must! Don’t have any money this month? Get the Grandparents to have the kids for the night and then go straight back home! Buy some snacks, spend an hour choosing a film that you’re not really going to watch, snuggle and get to it!

Babysitter swap.

If you aren’t lucky enough to have any willing Grandparents around, why not do a babysitter swap? Make a deal with some friends, you have their kids one weekend, and they’ll have your kids the next! It’s a win – win, and the kids will love it! And no money needed – see above 😉

Have any more tips? Let me know in the comments below!


*This is not an ad. I genuinely shop at Tesco and use Clubcard points for date nights!

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#Blogtober17 – Car

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Today’s prompt is ‘Car’.

Well, I don’t drive, and I don’t particularly like cars…however, Alfie does!

I guess it’s one of those nature V nurture questions…how is my little boy obsessed with vehicles when he spends most of his time with his Mama and Big Sister who literally pretend the things don’t exist?

We will be walking down the high street and he will literally shout “Car!” or “Brrrrooommm!” at every passing car, “Bike, Brrooommm!” at every passing motorcycle, and don’t even get me started on buses! He becomes beyond excited “Mama! Bus! Mamaaa! Buuusss!” having to stop and watch it pass by.

It can be a bit annoying at times, although it does make using public transport quite fun. Both kids now love getting the bus into Exeter, especially when we get to sit on the top at the front of a double decker! It certainly has turned what was once a chore into a fun experience.

Do you have any vehicle obsessed little ones?


Why not checkout the hashtag #Blogtober17 to see what other bloggers have been writing about today?

See you tomorrow! 🙂


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#Blogtober17 – All about me

#blogtober17 - all about me

You may have noticed I’ve lot my blogging mojo a bit recently, so when I learnt about #Blogtober17, a 31 day blogging challenge, to post one blog a day for the whole of October, I just had to get involved!

The lovely Mandi from Hex Mum has created this fantastic blogging challenge, with 31 prompts for each day of October.


I’m so excited to have a bash at each prompt, hopefully I come up with some good stuff!

So here is my first post…

All about me!

For ‘All about Me’ I’ve decided to do a ‘Ten things you didn’t know about me…’

So here we go!

  1. I bite my nails. It’s an awful, gross habit but I can’t stop myself. And I’m not one of those little nibblers, they are properly gnawed to the quick. I do it when I’m anxious, bored, excited…pretty much whenever. I might stop one day…but I doubt it!
  2. I was originally born in Canada. My parents moved us over here when I was around 3/4 so don’t have many memories of living there, but we did return every other year for most of my childhood to visit family. My most treasured memories are those made during those family holidays, visiting the grandparents and my many, many, Aunts, Uncles and cousins!
  3. I hate feet. I just think they are really weird. I have an awful bunion on my right foot so can never fit shoes properly and avoid sandals at all costs!
  4. My Mom wanted to call me Isabel, but my Dad said no due to the joke ‘Is a Bell on a Bicycle’. As soon as she told me, I was distraught, I hated the name Jessica and Isabel sounded so pretty! From that point on, I named all of my dolls Isabel and would pretend to be Isabel during role play. It somehow grew to Isabella and as I got older, I told everyone that it would be the name of my first daughter, including my now husband. Luckily he liked the name too, I don’t know what we would have done if he hadn’t!
  5. I love watching reality telly. Pretty much anything made by MTV so Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach and my new favourite Just Tattoo of Us. I’m obsessed. I don’t know why, but I find it so relaxing to watch all these ‘celebrities’ to get drunk and silly.
  6. I have a birth mark. It’s a strawberry mark on my right arm. When I was younger, it was huge, bright red and bulged out of my arm. I was often teased for it, so would always wear jumpers or cardigans in school, even during the hot summers. As I’ve got older, it has stretched with my skin and is now barely visible. I’m so glad my Mom decided against laser surgery, as all it would have done would be change the red to grey, which would make it a lot more visible now!
  7. I have grey hair. I got my first grey hair when I was around 13/14 and have been dying my hair ever since. My Great Grandma went grey (well white, Betty Crocker Style!) at 16 and my Grandma started going grey (a beautiful silver) at 18. I have decided on my 50th Birthday I am going to dye my whole hair white and just embrace it!
  8. My music taste is still stuck in my childhood. My kitchen radio is constantly blaring out either The Corrs, Dido or Nelly Furtado and I sing the kids to sleep with classics such as McFly’s “It’s all about you” and S Club 7’s “Two in a Million” (sometimes adapted to ‘Three in a Million’).
  9. I am OBSESSED with Halloween! I was so gutted when I realised we would not be able to have Trick or Treaters come to our house due to it’s back alley location. We have started a new tradition of going to my Moms as she lives in a little village and going mad with the decorations! I’m so excited to take the kids out this year!
  10. I am having a massive birthday celebration for my 25th this year. Due to endometriosis, pregnancy or breastfeeding I haven’t properly had a birthday celebration since my 18th! All of my friends are getting dressed up as OAPs and doing a ‘Train Crawl’ (like a pub crawl, but on a train, stopping at a pub at each stop!) I am childishly excited, I can’t wait!

So there you have it…now you know a bit more about me!

If you liked this, why not search the hashtag #Blogtober17 to find some other fantastic bloggers joining in with this fab challenge.

See you tomorrow! 🙂

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